bateau style calculations

Discussion in 'Stability' started by fishon91, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. fishon91
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    fishon91 Junior Member

    i have no clue how you guys do your calculations to figure out exact stability, and, just to save lots of confusion, please don't teach me over the internet.
    but i would like to know what you guys think about this style of boat:
    http://www.mudmotortalk.com/mmt_v2/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6445&p=66138&hilit=bateau#p66138
    i'm thinking about sellin the hull i've got now to help in paying to build a new hull. this would be the first time i built a hull before. it doesn't plane out good because of the weight of the desk i put in front, and is only 3' wide so not very stable
    i'd like top build this boat for my 11hp mud motor(homebuilt), i like this style becuase i believe i can make it 4' wide at transom, and when its on plane there won;t be much of the boat in the water, so there's less resistance. i also like the pointed hull. i'm just wondering will it be very stable as it is? will putting podshttp://www.explorebeavertail.com/flotationpods.html on it be a bas idea, i don;t see any reason why it would be.

    with the ideas i've got now, this could be a fantastic boat for my small motor, just wanting to know what you all think.

    :p
     
  2. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Carbon Based Life Form

    It looks fine. Stability goes down as center of gravity goes up. Keep weight low and there should be no problem.
     
  3. fishon91
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    fishon91 Junior Member

    what do you mean by go up? higher altitude? or up to bow? sorry that may be dumb question.....
     

  4. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Carbon Based Life Form

    Higher altitude. Like a corvette can swing through a fast turn more stabile than a semi-truck with a full load.
     
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