27' H&H Wet Ride. Help

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  1. PatrickPresti

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    Hi Guys,

    Does anyone have any experience with a 27' H&H being a wet ride? It seems like she's especially a wet ride taking the waves off of the boat or broadside. Any suggestions on how to remedy would this be greatly appreciated.

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    52F81CF8-148A-4248-85C6-4E768E1F55AC.jpeg Speed has a lot to do with it. If you run slow like I do 16mph. You tend to run right into your own spray. Speed up and it will get a bit behind you. I just live with it.
     
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    how fast you running ? any video ?
    some of these DE lobster boats are wet.
     
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    Do you have spray rails? Are they set too high? My buddy had a 27H&H and it was a wet boat, sometimes that's just what you get.
     
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    Here are some pictures of the boat. Right now we are cruising at 25 knots.
     

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    boat looks great ! 25 knot cruise out of the 383 Stroker.
    nice job with the boat !
    I like the "all white look" !

    Won't be much you can do with the "spray" on windy days...least you are dry behind the glass :)
     
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    It's another case of trade-offs. Wet boats can be the best sea-boats. They toss part of a wave into the air and away from the hull, as opposed to all of the wave registering on the hull, a consequence of which tends to mean increased jostling and impeded progress in a seaway.

    No boat, however wonderful it is, can escape being a compromise.
     
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    That boat looks great! The spray rails look right as well, and as said, 25kts is an awesome cruise. Don't think youll get away from the spray, small boat with no flair is hard to get around.
     
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    Rain-X!!
     
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    Correction! I'm only cruising at 15kts right now because I still have the prop on from the 350.
     
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    I feel like I have to get the ass up on her. She seems to be squatting a bit...
     
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    that explains things a bit. at 25 the spray would be way behind at 15 mpg it throws it up in front
     
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    Looks nice ... what did you have to do for prop work from the 350 to 383? Thanks
     
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    Working on that right now. Will need to go up 2"-3" in pitch...
     
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    was thinking the same thing
     
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    At 15 MPG it could throw it anywhere it wanted!
     
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    Get the speed up then?
     
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    It wouldn't make a difference if that spray rail was continuous all the way to the stern?
     
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    Not trying to be a wise ass but trimtabs and windsheild wipers might solve your prob ....!
     
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    Trim tabs would drive his bow down and probably make the spray worse. Wipers sure would help though. More speed, getting that bow up and ahead of the spray will help.
     

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