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How easily driven is a particular hull?
ewdysar (Eric) posted that his Cheoy Lee Bermuda 30 will go 4.2kts at a 1200 watt load with an electric drive motor.
His Cheoy Lee while a beautiful classy design is probably does not have the ideal hull shape to reduce thrust needed to achieve hull speed.
How you you go about comparing different boats as to how much it would cost in watts, foot/lbs etc to push at hull speed?
What other issues do you think should be considered?
For example would a Catalina 30 push easier or harder than the Cheoy Lee?
What about a Catalina 27?