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Too bad there wasn't a means to deploy some kind of device while underway . . . to minimize rolling whenever one of those close-passing, semi-displacement sportfishers throws a huge wake.

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Ummm.. I don't see a point to them... But I don't tend to rock all that much at anchor... there are advantages to having a really wide beam...

I'd prefer to launch an RPG at the sportfisherman...and clear up the problem for all the other nearby boaters...

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Oh that's right SD, with a tri-hull, you have built-in flopper stoppers. Aside from the speed advantage, that's one of a multi-hull's best attributes.

Did you see the video in the Gunboat site yet? They claim a Gunboat 60 has a top speed of 30 kts, shown passing an 80 ft Pugh, which was "only" doing 18 kts.

Gunboat - click on Video

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TB, I that video is the same one that Safari uses on their website. And it is one I point people to when they ask me why I went multihulll.

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