Originally Posted by brucehawsker
Going out with Proadventure for 6 hours of training (wife and I, and 14 year old as passenger) in 6.5M tomorrow to learn about such magic as "trim controls"! That sort of was missed in Powerboat II!!!
It shouldn't have been!
Is it the case that deep-V is more capable in harsher waters but produces a hard ride in relatively medium seas?
No. A deep V hull will normally give a more comfortable ride in any size waves as it slices into them rather than slamming onto them.
The main compromise is the increased power required to drive a deep V hull as it less efficient.
Deep V = more comfortable, better offshore performance
Medium V = more economical, smaller engine, less fuel
These are broad generalisations but the principles will apply more or less to any planing hull.