Originally Posted by Pete7
So you consider a deep V essential, why?Personally I would choose a warped V hull as the best compromise. Amazingly I find myself agreeing with John fuller for once
Most Seaworthy Hull?
i am by no means an expert but in my limited experience i have found that warped hulls are not the best seaboats. i think petes right it is a comprimise. Most warped vs have a flatter planing area than a deep v (for eg 20 degree deadrise at the transom) and the hull jf mentions was primarily designed for efficiency i believe over sea keeping. The fine front end obviously offers a great cutting surface. its also worth remembering that a slower planing speed will help maintain momentum in big seas...
I think imho that warped hulls are better suited to larger or heavier craft that spend more time in the water, here they can excel as the flatter aft section increases efficiency over a constant deep v and the front bit does a great slice job and keeps the nose planted.. however smaller and lighter
boats can with enthusiastic driving leave the water more. A constant deep v has a larger wetted area therefore more cushioning on re entry with a deeper v in the area a boat lands on most..
A ride down the solent for a spot of wave jumping resulted in a rather painfull wedding tackle slap in a warped v i will never forget!!!
p.s. im ready for mr fullers firing squad