Re: Hawkeye with cabin nextended as on Microtrawler
- I can't guess what is in PCB's mind but I do know he was rather
sympathetic to the manipulation of the Hawkeye design and encouraged
The prototype attained 16 mph with an old 25 hp outboard, no
passengers. With two passengers speed still was 15-16 mph. Ultimately
the estimated speed was up to 18 mph. My variant was several hundred
pounds heavier and never attained more that 15 mph with a Honda 25.
Most of the gofast MTs seem to use up to 40 hp. I believe the weight
mostly effected the effort to get up on a plane.
I suspect that the Hawkeye hull shape can handle the top hamper as
well as a stretched MT and would look better and be easier to build.
In retrospect the motor well could very easily be omitted.
-- In email@example.com, "Bruce Hallman" <bruce@...> wrote:
> If I can guess, or read PCB's mind, I would guess that he is making
> mental calculations of the weight of the new superstructure, versus
> the buoyancy/planing characteristics of the Hawkeye hull shape.
> Another way to see this is that per plans, Hawkeye has very little
> topside weight, and tophamper. Certainly, PCB balanced the below
> water shape to match the topside lightness. If the topside were to
> get heavier, he would need to revise the below waterline shape.