planing cat foil design

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by northerncat, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. northerncat
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    northerncat Senior Member

    is there any advantage to having a v shaped foil over a straight one underneath a planing assymetrical powercat?
    is there any set place for placing rear foils on a such cat and is there a ideal length for rear foils?
    sean
     
  2. northerncat
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    northerncat Senior Member

    is this one of those deep dark and mysterious questions that are copyrighted?
    sean
     
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  4. northerncat
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    northerncat Senior Member

    sorry but i have another question, i can understand how a foil is great in calm weather and small chop getting you up on the plane easier and therefore making a boat more fuel efficient but how do they handle the rough stuff doesnt having a big board stetched across the middle of the hulls become a bit of a negative in terms of bouncing off waves at speed?
    sean
     
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