Axopar hull style

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

  1. Mr Efficiency
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    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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    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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    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.
     
  4. BlueBell
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    BlueBell "Whatever..."

    CR,
    Have you ever driven one?
    I have and it was a pleasure.
    I can't imagine anyone not liking them.
    Why?
     
  5. cracked_ribs
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    I haven't driven one, which is why I wondered, rather than simply saying "that doesn't work."

    In rough water, though, my experience has been that any bow which really cuts in deeply, doesn't handle big following seas well.

    I'm currently building a boat with a sharp, plumb bow, or nearly plumb...but that's because I've relocated to a place where we don't really get rough water: just south of Nanaimo.

    In other boats with sharp bows I find that unless you keep your speed up, big following waves really want to sling you around.

    That's why I was curious about the claims of the axopars being good rough water boats. To me they look like good boats for chop, like we get around here. But not big seas.

    But the only person I know who's spent any time in one, has never had it off the west coast of the island. Just on inside, so no real rough water opinions from him.
     
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  6. BlueBell
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    BlueBell "Whatever..."

    CR,

    Do you ever come to Victoria?
    I can get you a test drive on an Axopar even if you never plan to buy one.

    BB
     
  7. cracked_ribs
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    cracked_ribs Junior Member

    I do, in fact - next time I am heading down that way I might hit you up for that, thank you!
     
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    PM me in advance as I'll have to arrange it.
     

  9. cracked_ribs
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    If I'm coming down I'll be sure to give you plenty of notice, thanks very much.
     
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