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Re: Catmaran kayak? I have one --- almost

: Let me toss this idea outl: what if you made the bows wavepiercing? The bows
: are very fine with very little reserve buoyancy. In waves the they spear
: through the waves rather than going over them. There would be more wetted
: surface area when in a wave which would slow you down. I know larger
: passenger ferries like the CAT up in Portand, ME have been using piercing
: hulls for the past few decades. It would make an interesting looking kayak
: to say the least!

: The Earthrace boat has a similar hull design. Man, I hope they make it this
: time...

: Dan

Wave piercers (strange looking word) tend to require fairly high boyancy so they don't inadvertantly turn into submarines and keep going down. These extremely skinny hulls have little extra boyancy, not sure I'd want to risk building it with a wave piercing bow.

Bill H.

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