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    effect of 'hook' on speed?

    Hi all,
    Have just been trying to diagnose my boats difficulty in revving, a page i read on here suggested that hook might slow a vessel down, so i got a straightedge and have just realised i can easily fit a coin between straightedge and hull on both sides, is this normal for such a small (14ft) vessel and would it possibly rob me of upper rpm partly due to a 14 1/2 inch diameter prop?

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    Some boats develop a hook from improper trailering and some have hook built in. A built in hook will possibly slow you a bit but it's most likely there to help keep the nose down. A perfectly straight bottom is usually fastest.

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    Sounds like a soggy boat with a weak bottom.

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    Sometimes they will add hook to the outside of the hull to help plane and low speed performance. Is the hook also present in the pad?

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    capt insane, lol, boat has had new floor fitted and foam filled, is dry as a bone, thanks for your creative insight and possible cause though...
    Last edited by thunder77; 03-16-2019 at 03:00 AM.

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    its just a v all the way, there isnt a pad, well yet anyhow, hahaa, never know as it seems like a never ending project...

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