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Old 28 July 2005, 16:23   #1
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V's and wedges

Got under the hull this evening with a combination set and measured an angle of 53 degrees at centre line and bottom of the hull (dead rise). Is this considered to be a Deep or medium V?

And what does a planing wedge do?

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Old 28 July 2005, 16:53   #2
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someone correct me if i am wrong but...

deadrise is measured at the transom and I reckon anything above about 22deg is deep vee, although each manufacture has a different opinion to what a deep vee is.

A planing wedge is like the vee with the bottom cut off so there is a flat pad to create extra lift. Makes ya boat go quicker, but I would imagine it makes it a little less grippy in the turns.

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