How deep is a deep vee hull?
I mean, how do you measure it? And at what point does a "shallow vee" become a "deep vee"?
Would you measure the angle at the transom? And is it relative to the LOA, or absolute?
I ask this because I hope to soon be in the market for a (probably 2nd hand) 6-ish metre RIB and would like to understand more about the hull spec. Also, in conversation today, Mr Burns (aka Flanker) suggested sending me a picture of the RIB he has decided to buy for my judgement of whether it's a deep vee. Of course, I wasn't qualified to comment!
Also, I've been in a Valiant DR600, and found it banged more than a Ribtec585 - was this because of the hull shapes, or because I was solo in the Ribtec, but 4-up in the Valiant?
And, I suppose there's a limit to how deep a Vee can be - 'cos otherwise you'd never get on the plane?