Reprinted from the May Motor Boating and Sailing. These days, when a designer lays out plans for a fast seagoing power vessel, he often goes to some variation of the deep-V Hull form. When Ray Hunt drew the first Moppie in the earlv sixties, he must have realized he was on to something. As the boat slams into a sea, the wave is deflected upward and outward from the keel or fairbody , and this deflection expends the energy that would otherwise shake your fillings out. The major sacrifice made by the deep-V, however, is the ease with which it will attain planning speed.
Boat Hull Shapes, Designs and Options
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Big Water. Big Time. In the greatest game of fishing, you can count on the super-rugged Lowe Fishing Machine deep-v's to keep you dry while running to your favorite fishing spot. The Fishing Machine is designed for the open-water and is tournament-class fish-ready, not to mention rugged and up to the task. The Fishing Machine series offers more fishable layouts with walk-thru and side console configurations, aerated livewells, a locking rod locker, roomy in-deck storage compartments and pedestal fishing seats -- not to mention the all-new FMWT, one of the best values in entry level aluminum deep-v's. Few boats measure up to this level of construction, performance and fishability for the money. Secure all of your rods with in-deck rod storage tubes.
Stepped Hulls vs. Traditional V Bottom: Everything you Need to Know
Whether your boat has a large engine or a small one, one bunk or a dozen cabins, a gourmet galley or a one-burner stove, there is nothing—absolutely nothing—that will make as much difference to your boating pleasure as the design of your hull. This may come as a surprise to many boat buyers who are used to owning cars of every shape and size, without having the exterior actually affect their driving pleasure. When you think about it for a moment, however, you realize that some cars are better at freeway cruising while others are designed for more rugged conditions. You wouldn't choose a Rolls-Royce to drive on a rugged off-road trail and so, when planning a boat purchase, you should give as much consideration to the shape of the hull as you do to the price and the color. There is one truism here: no boat design does everything well.
Exceptional offshore fishing boats are not a fluke. They are the culmination of exact calculations, computer-assisted design and a well-executed manufacturing process. Each one is conceived to fill a niche in a product line because of size or style. They all share common design elements to ensure rough water performance, predictable handling and proper running attitudes.