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Old 03-14-2018, 09:29 AM   #4
NightCrawler
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City: Southport, NC
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Vessel Name: Shangri-La
Vessel Model: Grand Banks 42 Classic
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OC Diver - good point. Getting this gurl up and running at speeds where the tabs may help is outside of our budget. We cruise at 8K and run the engines up now and then to exercise them but really don't plan to run at those speeds. My question is about the extension of the hull bottom with those huge boards and if they would make any difference in our ride/performance once gone. Seems like they add length in some fashion, but I'm not a nautical engineer.
As to the question on following seas, I find there is usually a sweet spot in our speed that will mitigate the pushing and wallowing. We don't have a lot of offshore time, maybe 350 miles but have so far been able to manage quarter and full stern seas without much discomfort. Beam seas - we won't go there.
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