The deadrise is the angle of the V on a hull, and is measured from one half of the hull's rise from keel to chine against the horizontal. (19 degrees deadrise= 19 degree angle up from horizontal) When someone mentions a boat's deadrise, they're usually talking about the angle at the transom, though deadrise can refer to the angle at any point along the hull. Most folks refer to the deadrise at the bow as the "entry".
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