Power and speed of a HUGE pontoon boat

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by 67-LS1, Jul 20, 2018.

  1. Mr Efficiency
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    Mr Efficiency Senior Member

    "only in planing mode" ? Nothing ambiguous about that. He queried whether in needed "planing strakes" or similar, clearly thinking it needs to pop up like a planing hull to reach 15 knots, it does not.
     
  2. BlueBell
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    BlueBell Ahhhhh...

    I guess our realities differ.
    So be it.
     

  3. 67-LS1
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    I know exactly how I will use the boat. Exactly like I use our current boat.
    I think I will talk with some pontoon manufacturers to get a firm handle on a weight and whether two or three pontoons are recommended in the size range I'm interested in.
    My marina can get windy and is pretty tight so I would not be comfortable with a single but I do see bow thrusters specifically for pontoon boats. Maybe that will save weight/money/fuel.
     
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