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Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by BlueBell, Aug 25, 2021.

  1. BlueBell
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  2. Ad Hoc
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    A good example of running in seas/sea state that a vessel is not designed for!
     
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    Not an uncommon occurrence in the history of ocean racing powerboats. A case of where aerodynamic penetration is helpful, but hydrodynamic penetration isn't. How does it happen, well the boat flies through the air, re-enters tail first, on a down slope of a wave, and the boat rotates about that aft pivot point and dives into the back of the wave. It has killed a few people.
     
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    The slightly rockered bottom was alleged to help avoid such catastrophes.

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  6. Ad Hoc
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    Nope.
    Good seamanship and understanding the limits of the design does that.
     
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    Of course racing is an activity that occurs at the margin of sensible and safe seamanship. I can see how the rockered bottom might help reduce the chances of "stuffing", by allowing the bow to rise more easily.
     
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    And the ocean wins again.
     
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    You also have the factor of boats made as light as possible to go faster, being more liable to break. A sort of vicious circle, go lighter to go faster, and the faster and lighter you go, the more likely to break.
     
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    I was going to click - like -... but for some reason this feature has disappeared!?

    Anyway.. well said :D
     
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    The ocean always wins... it is insidious and relentless..
     
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    Maybe it's up on YouTube ?
     
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