Wet vs dry?? / Pounding vs slicing??

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I watched this video a couple weeks ago, actually called my wife over to see it. A well made video with good sound and camera work. I wonder what the sea conditions were, wave height and wind. Looks like waves were 5 feet? with a stiff breeze from the left front.

I'm also curious as to the hull and boat make and how fast they were going.
 

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I watched this video a couple weeks ago, actually called my wife over to see it. A well made video with good sound and camera work. I wonder what the sea conditions were, wave height and wind. Looks like waves were 5 feet? with a stiff breeze from the left front.

I'm also curious as to the hull and boat make and how fast they were going.


"actually called my wife over to see it."

and what was her response? LOL
 

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If the choice was between a MC32 and a CB34 I'd take the 34 in an instant. Some proper full length rail on that jewel and I wouldn't worry about it being a wet boat unless the conditions were just stupid out there. i.e. 5+ footers in a 25+kt headwind.

It's all about the rails baby
 

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If the choice was between a MC32 and a CB34 I'd take the 34 in an instant. Some proper full length rail on that jewel and I wouldn't worry about it being a wet boat unless the conditions were just stupid out there. i.e. 5+ footers in a 25+kt headwind.

It's all about the rails baby
Hypothetically, let's say 32 ft is the max in the length of boat.
32 MC with spray rails is "dry"?
How about a 32 H&H with rails?

Looking @ the video, which of the 32s would pound more than the other?

Anyone owning a 32 "anything", take a peek @ the video, post your experiences.

Thanks,

Bill D
 

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Bill,
After watching the video and estimating the seas and wind, how dry would your boat be running? Do you think you would be getting more or less wet? I am asking only to get a feel for your perspective.
 

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Bill,
After watching the video and estimating the seas and wind, how dry would your boat be running? Do you think you would be getting more or less wet? I am asking only to get a feel for your perspective.
I was in similar seas last October last day of the boating season up here.

Heading out with a head wind we had to crawl and keep the "roll up" window smiles down. The boat is wet, pounds and you gotta hang on of course.

Doing about 19-20 knots in a following sea with wind to our backs getting SOAKED because of the "roll up" windows smiles over the glass widshield of the BF.

Roll the smiles down, turn on the wipers, hunch down to see out the windshield...can't see over the bow. Frustrating!
 

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John,
I had the Blackfin out in similar seas last October.
I estimated we were in 5-7 foot seas with a pretty strong head wind (NE)going out.
We had to run the boat with "smiles down" and hunch down to look out the low profile suck ass windows on the BF combi with wipers going.
We had to run just a little over "up on plane speed" because of the pounding and head wind.

Visibility sucks on this boat. Your "normal running height" eyesight is split between the top of the windshield and the canvas.

A real PIA!

The boat was wet, water over the hardtop etc.

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I believe that is a 42 Duffy,maybe Richard can verfify.Wind and waves depend on wind direction,25 nw or ne will be way wetter than 25 sw.Big difference in steaming or fishing.Spray rails only work to a certain extent.
 

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Very true, however if positioned properly the outward spray resulting from forces acting upon them (wave height & force vs. hull speed and inertia) can reduce the amount of green water hitting the work area. But wave height is wave height, rails can't do much with 13 footers. I really didn't enjoy those last time I was in them. Maybe it was the wet shoes, either way it wasn't my favorite.
 

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Every Boat Design is a Compromise!

I assume the original question was posed at Maine or Maritime designs. To prevent taking on the kind of water on the boat portrayed in the video you've got a couple of choices:

  • Slow down, or,
  • Install trim tabs so that the forward buttocks are underwater and not alternating between grabbing air and then water (properly designed and installed spray rails are a nice adjunct to proper trim too).
 

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I looked at some of the other vids this guy posted aboard this boat and read some of the comments.
I think this boat is canadian made ! long and thin !
It could just be the camera.......
Mojo,i think this boat is a 36 northern bay........Travis,i like that...i gotta use it ....sdsuhd
 
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