Maximum Flare Location

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  1. wollybugger
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    wollybugger Junior Member

    hi all.

    I’m designing a 23’ Crabbing boat for the Chesapeake. Basically old school on the drawing board. It will have a small flare up forward.

    Question:
    Where does the maximum flare occur longitudinally?

    Thanks!
    Robb
     
  2. DCockey
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    DCockey Senior Member

    There is no set rule. It is up to the preference of the designer/builder, and will also depend on the desired overall shape of the bow.
     
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  3. wollybugger
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    wollybugger Junior Member

    Thanks for the reply and sorry for being so vague, but it makes sense
     

  4. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    If you are designing something similar to traditional boats, the maximum flare is pretty far forward. I would say between 10-20% of the length back from the bow.
     
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