Originally Posted by Mark Halliday
Come on guys. You are not going to need that much pressure to actuate the blade. It is going up and down across the flow. The major resistive force is going to be the one trying to jam the blade in its guides and drag the whole shooting match off the transom.
Quite right - very little force needed to actuate the thing!!!
You can fit 2 each side - they have the cabling to do it - no doubt you could fit more.
Amazes me the people who get so annoyed at splashing hulls don't seem to mind splashing other things.....
As I always have said - there is very little truly new out there - INCLUDING hull designs!!!
I also wonder why Volvo only say "up to 50mph" - I can't see that they won't work at 51mph!!! Maybe they lose effectiveness at higher speeds - or possibly even they become TOO effective!!!