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Old 10-17-2008, 01:31 AM   #1
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Default Notch in hard chine on 1800SR

On my 2003 1800 SR there is a fairly complicated notch on the hard chine - where the side of the hull meets the bottom - approximately beneath the helm. I have seen a similar feature on some other hulls, usually on upscale boats. I believe that it is probably to break the suction on the hull and cause some turbulance to reduce friction and increase speed. Then again I am only guessing.

My question is, if this was such a good idea why was this feature dropped when the SR3 was introduced? Cost?

I wonder if the fact that Regal was sued over their FasTrac hull design might have something to do with this and I think Brunswick Marine may also have been involved in that case as well?

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last yr I was at the factory in arlington wa...we got a cool tour..had some time with the engineers ...reviewed a few things and offered them our views on some items...
they had a boat on a dolly where it had the chine cuts...I asked that very this a hydrodynamic device to break the stiction of the water?? the boat has the very same thing...

well..the engineer said...and I quote...nah!!...we just thought it looked doesn't do a thing if it was all the way across the hull like the formula's..then it would have more of a step effect on the boat...".. answer your's for looks only...doesn't do a thing....the boat is so small and powerful comparative that it isn't affected by most hydrodynamic hull devices....the boat has more effect with the chines and stepped hulls than little cutouts....

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