Axopar hull style

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by A B, May 1, 2019.

  1. Mr Efficiency
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    Mr Efficiency Senior Member

    You are right, rwatson muddies the waters with the "new keel technology" video, I am blaming him ! :) However, all I see with the two boats you posted is a stepped vee hull with a "different" look, owed to the plumb bowed, minimal flare topsides forward. Not a new idea, basically, with the bottom.
  2. gtflash
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    gtflash Senior Member

    I am always fascinated how they control bow steer with plumb bowed boats. Fine at slow speeds, I imagine. Axopar may not be racers but they move.

  3. cracked_ribs
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    cracked_ribs Junior Member

    That is something I also wonder about. It may be just a product of my experiences running into and out of big rivers but bow steer is a tendency I would rather avoid.

    I have a hard time imagining how a sharp plumb bow works in big following seas. It seems problematic.

    Other than that I do like the axopars.
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