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Old 07 September 2005, 04:25   #1
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Stepped hull!

730 extra for the stepped hull on a Revenger 27 & 29. Why should i pay for it and why should i save my money?

Can you help me with this???
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Old 07 September 2005, 17:35   #2
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730 extra for the stepped hull on a Revenger 27 & 29. Why should i pay for it and why should i save my money?

Can you help me with this???
Seems cheap to me. I think it would cost you twice that on a Scorpion!

I guess one reason might be faster time to planing and the other would be potentially higher top speed.

Is it worth it? Only you can decide.

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Old 08 September 2005, 01:23   #3
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Harder to take sharp turns, you dont get the grip in the water as on a regular V-bottom.
If you can handle the stepped hull its ok but if not its easy to get a throw with the boat in sharp turns, its easier with a stepped hull to get the throw and there is a big risk for throwing the passengers into the water.
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Old 08 September 2005, 04:29   #4
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Harder to take sharp turns, you dont get the grip in the water as on a regular V-bottom.
If you can handle the stepped hull its ok but if not its easy to get a throw with the boat in sharp turns, its easier with a stepped hull to get the throw and there is a big risk for throwing the passengers into the water.
Petrov, I hope you're not saying that all stepped hulls are the same, if you would like to experience a different stepped hull, then come to the Southampton boat show and come for a ride in a BananaShark! They will both be there!
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Old 08 September 2005, 16:10   #5
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We have tried both stepped and non -stepped 29 from Revenger. We also had aother brand last year non stepped hull. Everything with 2x250 ob. Everybody keep saying that if you want a sharp turn, pick non-stepped hull. The non-stepped hull makes a nice turn, but if pressed too hard, it suddenly grips and throw the boat the other way, emptying the entire boat. The stepped hull slides a little bit, but is much easier to handle and can go much faster through the turns.
The next problem then is that the turns get so sharp that the bracket holding the engine brakes.!!!!!!!!!!
Our 2x250 Suzukis are two weeks old, have never been out of water, but have experienced extreemely sharp turns with 14 people on bord all day, and today they broke. There is no bracket in Europe, exept on the new engines.
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Old 08 September 2005, 17:53   #6
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Petrov, I hope you're not saying that all stepped hulls are the same, if you would like to experience a different stepped hull, then come to the Southampton boat show and come for a ride in a BananaShark! They will both be there!
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No not at all, as there is stepped hulls there is regulary hulls that behaves differently.
What i am trying to say is that if you have good control you can press a stepped hull very hard in turns but if you are not, it is easier to get a throw than a regulary V-bottom hull.
Its like golfclubs, there is some clubs that is more forgiving but when you can handle the pro clubs the ball will go 30m extra.

PS: Thanks for invitation, unfortunetly i am sailing in the Med than.
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No not at all, as there is stepped hulls there is regulary hulls that behaves differently.
What i am trying to say is that if you have good control you can press a stepped hull very hard in turns but if you are not, it is easier to get a throw than a regulary V-bottom hull.
Look I'm not going to fall out with you over this, life is too short, but you are STILL implying that ALL stepped hulls behave in exactly the same way - ie
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it is easier to get a throw than a regulary V-bottom hull.
and unless you can prove this as being fact I would ask you to retract that statement.

I hope you have a wonderfull time sailing in the Med - at least yachts don't have stepped hulls so you won't get thrown out!
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What I'm trying to say is that I think you are contradicting yourself but you obviously don't think you are so lets just leave it that shall we?
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Maybe its my way of express the words wrong in english so you dont understand what i mean.
But its cool i can leave it.
I understand what you mean and i agree with you as allready mentioned.
I dont doubt that bananasharck is a great boat but maybe a little extreme for what Joakim is searching for, i talk more of the leisure market ribs.

PS: I hope the invitation still stands
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