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23975Re: Aerated Power Boat Bottoms /Sneakeasy

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  • dbaldnz
    Sep 30, 2002
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      Hi Tom, have you ever heard whether whether there is a speed
      improvement?
      DonB

      > Don,
      >
      > Many powerboat designers and experimenters have tried aeriating
      the
      > hull bottom but usually with step bottoms. Some have used air
      > inlets to augment the air that gets in the normal way through the
      > chine area and a few have closed off the chine at the step and
      > supplied all the air from the deck by power fans. Some have
      routed
      > the engine exhaust through the bottom. I have not heard of it
      being
      > done on a sailboat as you speak of though.
      >
      > Tom
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