Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Jackson, Missouri
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Theoretical hull speed = (Sqrt of LWL)*1.34. You can reach that speed with a reasonable amount of energy (sail or mechanical) but to exceed that you have to have a lot more power. The exception is a planing boat or when you get lucky and can use following seas and surf down the faces (thats fun). Again that is theorectical hull speed and can be affected by any of the variables mentioned above, but every non planing boat has a definate point that it reaches this transition.
Jboat J/37c (new to me Jan 2011); J/22 #1003
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