Originally Posted by MaxResolution
Humor is one thing, but I'm out of my league on this one. So tell me, I notice lots of Dutch designs call for that downsloping windscreen at the helm. It's rather romantic in the context of high-speed, but I sure see the logic with the overhanging canopy. In this case, does this protrusion work like an automotive 'spoiler,' actually contributing to a downward force at the bow? What are the spray & wake characteristics of this hull as shown?
This windscreen that we have on all three models we produce at present, has no significant negative effect. A normal slooping windscreen is creating more downforce which gives a larger wetted surface and a slower boat. Our windscreens might have a lifting effect instead, but with increased air resistance. And air is softer than water after all.
With eight lifting strakes on the 26° deep V-hull, this boat is riding high and has very little spray and wake. Here at normal cruising speed just under 40 knots.