Increasing sponson height on WildCat/BearCat

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Christer
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Increasing sponson height on WildCat/BearCat

Post by Christer » Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:43 am

Hi,

Is it possible to increase the height of the sponsons on the WildCat or BearCat designs to reduce wave slamming under the bridge deck?

From the pictures of the Andy Smith Boatworks built BearCat, it seems there is next to no clearance between the water and the bridgedeck, which must cause some serious slamming at any speed in any weather.

The question was asked here as well; https://www.glen-l.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11271 but no explanation was given.

Does anyone know why it can't be done?
8' dinghy built in 1992, BBV sufferer ever since.

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