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post #8 of Old 07-03-2007
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Hull speed is the speed of the WAVES that a boat makes. Hull speed is when the bow wave and the stern wave are UNDER the boat and are equally supporting the boat.
When a boat goes faster than the hull speed (of the waves) the bow wave will move further aft under the bow (lifting it) and the stern wave will move AFT of the stern (no longer supporting the stern).
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