Hydro Steppa boat brand?

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  1. DEboater
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    DEboater Naval Architect

    Been awhile since I posted. So my wife’s little brother, 15 years old wanted a project (haha!) and found this little gem of a hull. I have never seen this before, quick google search didn’t come up with any hits. Found in South Louisiana. Anybody know anything about this brand.
     

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  2. Mr Efficiency
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    Looks like an oldie, possibly 60's, certainly unusual, I wonder at what speed steps start paying their way, I'd chance a guess that it would be a speed beyond that where the ride would be bearable in a chop, in that boat.
     
  3. DEboater
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    Certainly curious for that area (South Louisiana) as the fishing is either shallow bayous or the choppy gulf waters. Perhaps they were trying to get a cross between shallow water bay boat that planes quickly and some sharp entry forward to handle a chop. Probably not very successful.
     

  4. Mr Efficiency
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    The idea of steps is a reduction in wetted area,. with much the same lift, so more speed, but you need to be travelling pretty quickly to get full value, and going quickly in a small boat often entails uncomfortable motions, still, this looks like a very interesting thing to be restoring, if just to see what it is like in practice. Good luck with it.
     
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