Originally Posted by travlineasy
(snip) Prior to my purchasing the 33 everyone, including the owner, said on a good day, with 15 knots of steady wind, on a beam or broad reach, you might get 4 or 5 out of the boat. With a clean bottom, 15 knots, beam or better yet, a broad reach, 7.5 to 8.2 is not out of the question.(snip)
The max possible hull speed for the 33 OI is 7.07 knotts, no matter how good the day is.
Might get a bit more from heeling (and therefor less drag), but an additional 17%? Not being a smartass, really want to know if that much over hull speed is possible (other than "surfing" down big swells).