Originally Posted by FMS
What books do you recommend tunnels?
Trouble is most of These types of things are not in books !! I always carry a camera and take pictures!, i have thousands from over my life time . I worked for a race boat manufacturer and thats a place to learn from people in the know .
I worked for a surf life saving manufatcturer in nz and developed ridged bottomed surf boats using race boat technology , TThese boats could turn in there own length at 35 mph with the crew lashed in so they wouldnt get thrown out with the G force when the motor was locked full round . These boats could also punch out the top of a curling breaking wave which is almost totally unheard of anywhere ,soft bottoms usually bend in Half or flip over on there back upside down .
Why would you want to punch through a wave ? to get to a drowning person as quickly as is possible !!!every second counts !!. also in compatition you can be out to the marker , round it and on your way back before the other boats are even 1/4 the way out!! .
The boat you are designing inboard ? outboards ? jet ? Strakes
are what you need to be getting your head around to get lift and get up and go ! Forget notched transom's If you have outboards with 25 inch shaft a stepped back transom would be heaps better to look at .
Tricks from racing is another thing that really works .
A mono that turns at full speed in its own length !! How was it done ??. LOOK very crefully at Jet sprint
boats how are they are able to turn at such hi speeds?? understand how its done !!ask ! Take pictures and study them . This is not in any manual of written its learned and handed on from one person to the next . Trick stuff !!!
SO CHARGE UP YOUR BATTERIES . FIT A NEW SD CARD IN YOUR CAMERA AND TAKE LOTS A PICTURES .
i USED TO DRAW THINGS FULL SIZED ON A WALL OF MY HOUSE . AND STAND BACK AND LOOK AND SEE ,AND WORK OUT WHY !!