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19 foot Offshore Power Dory Build #15: Perfomance Update.

09-18-2015 09:33 PM by English | 7 comments »

I wanted to update my blog to let folks know that I had performance issues with my flat bottom designed boat. I believe I caused the issue by adding so much weight forward in the cabin and pilot house. The boat had a real control issue. It would not steer well at low speeds. The boat would just seem to slide sideways instead of turning. In reverse there was no control at all. The front of the boat would fish tail back and forth banging the dock on the way out of the ramp. I contacted the hull designer, Jeff Spira of Spira International Inc., and discussed the issue with him. He recommended that I add a strake down the center on the hull bottom. He suggested a 1×4 – 6 fee...

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