Can planing hulls exceed hull speed upwind? - Page 2 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  

Quick Menu
Boat Reviews  
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Marine Electronics
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here

Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 

Like Tree2Likes
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-26-2012
SchockT's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2012
Location: North Vancouver, BC
Posts: 1,425
Thanks: 1
Thanked 27 Times in 25 Posts
Rep Power: 3
SchockT is on a distinguished road
Re: Can planing hulls exceed hull speed upwind?

Originally Posted by peterchech View Post
That ultimate 20 looks like a really fun boat! But what kind of speeds are we talking upwind? I mean a multi is doing 10 and up no sweat, what will that ultimate 20 do upwind?
With boats like the Ultimate 20 the real speed is off the wind. While they will certainly exceed their hull speed upwind, they will not get into the double digits. My Hotfoot 20 (the hull the U20 is based on) could hang with some larger displacement boats upwind but it wouldn't break onto a full on plane until it cracked off onto a reach. The main problem is that it is very difficult to keep the boat flat enough upwind for the flat hull form to get fully planing.
1979 Santana 30 Tall Rig

Last edited by SchockT; 08-26-2012 at 04:56 AM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hull Speed? NewportNewbie General Discussion (sailing related) 22 10-17-2011 02:18 PM
C&C 24 hull speed? PaulinVictoria General Discussion (sailing related) 7 06-17-2010 11:41 AM
Hull Speed? PalmettoSailor General Discussion (sailing related) 38 08-10-2007 04:14 AM
Hull Speed timangiel General Discussion (sailing related) 35 07-24-2007 09:08 PM
Hull Speed Sailormon6 General Discussion (sailing related) 11 08-03-2002 08:16 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:18 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) LLC 2000-2012

The store is owned and operated by a company independent of the forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.