1586Re: Rescue Minor "Bingey" launched
- Jul 23, 2007Thanks for the kind words, Wes.
I sealed (95%) the openings, and cut a big (4") scupper in the
transom, and found that the porpoising started at only 9 knots or
so. Now it's loaded with ballast, 9 bundles of shingles (600 lbs
maybe?) and it is doing a lot better. The 25 is definitely WAY too
much power, I am trying to drum up a 15 or so to try.
Thne next (big) step wil be to fair out the distortions in the
bottom. I suspect the hogging is pushing the bow down a lot.
I'll keep you all informed.
> I like your boat, and I think that it will be a success. You aren't
> really carrying the weight of that water in the well in the sense of
> it pushing the hull down, but scooping it up has to be creating alot
> of drag. My father had a theory that all of the pressure trapped in
> that stern shape contributed to the outstanding stability his boat
> has underway. In yours right now, that pressure is wasted pushing
> water up into the well, instead of pushing the stern of the boat
> up. I think that this might be contributing to the porpoising and
> wild steering. If you could seal that lower unit, even temporarily
> with expanding foam or something, I think it might be better
> behaved. Good luck. Your boat's namesake would be tickled. Wes
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