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Ed Stone posted 06-15-2001 10:20 PM ET (US)   Profile for Ed Stone   Send Email to Ed Stone  
The reverse chine on the 13 sports are
serious.How do they effect the ride on them?

With all the money people spend on puddle
jumpers they could own a 13 sport.
Ed Stone

Mako posted 06-17-2001 11:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for Mako  Send Email to Mako     
The new sport has a pretty good ride in low-frequency swells, when the forward vee is doing all the work. When the water is glassy, the boat rides beautifully at top speed (~33mph), with a pad of air under the hull to keep it from dragging.

It's when the chop gets short and steep that the boat suffers. On plane, the hull kind of rattles around like when you ride a bike over cobblestones. I noticed it helps to increase speed and get some air under the sponsons, but the lightweight reverse-chine design of the hull just doesn't lend itself to a smooth ride in those conditions.

On the other hand, it's really stable at rest and I can climb onto the boat from any point, even with a wetsuit and weight belt. This is probably attributable to the sharp twin sponsons as well.

Hope that answers your question...

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