Hi,HoosierVet wrote: ↑Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:23 pmFirst of all I would like to thank everyone for their input. I’m sorry for the delay but we are on vacation with limited cell service.
The boat does have cable steering. It does not seem to be a problem in chop. The boat does not porpoise. And yes I do believe it happened while overtaking a wave on an oblique angle. As far as experience on a boat I have put over 1500 hours on my 3 searay runabouts and my 4 Mastercraft surf boats However I have no experience in a wooden boat especially a flat bottom wood boat.
We are on our third day with it on the water and have not had Any problems this trip but have not gone over 3000 rpm. My hope is to get it out tomorrow morning early when the water is like glass and try 4000 rpm. As stated prior my wife is very concerned about the boat and I try to keep it at 2500-2750 rpm. I also plan on having a friend run next to me and video the boat at different rpms to I can view the bow and how it is riding on the water.
Cable steering is of no consequence if it is correct installed, dont matter if it hydraulic steering, rack/pinion, whatever, steering is irrelevant to this so-called 'hook' scenario.
Wooden boat don't matter either, it is still a boat. Wood, plastic, aluminum, dont matter as far as this 'hook' scenario. it's the bottom shape the difference in the hook thing.
So, you got 1500hrs in 3 searay, and 4 mastercraft?? this your first wood boat?
How big was your Searays? 45'+ Sportfishers??
We getting a bit closer to the answer here. Go back and read my post about the bow frames drafting more than the transom. Here is a difference.
The smaller searays, Mastercrafts are gonna be full deep or (moderate) vee hulls and they will not have that deep bow I mentioned.
The deep bow frames is the key difference
Barrelback has that. My boat has that in a HUGE way.
You not gonna be able to get pictures of that bow forefoot running, because it is in the water, you can't see it running.
that deeper bow,,,,when you overtake a wave,,,,,at a oblique angle,,,,,at high speed,,,,,,wants to steer off that wave.
You have to try this,,,,,at moderate speed,,,,go easy,,,,,and just do it,,,steer out of it and keep going.
overtaking the back side of a wave is ALWAYS the most treacherous, open water, lakes, blue water, wherever.
When in offshore blue water, the following sea is the smoothest, driest ride, but, the following seas sink more boats and hurt more people.