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    Thumbs up It's Amazing what Running Into The Wind Can Do!

    ...with a tunnel!

    Very windy today on the Delaware River (my last boating day of 2010)...and it just amazes me how much speed my heavy Daytona picks up just cruising into the wind with a rough chop!
    Running into a good wind with a 12"/18"+ chop that would bust your ass in a v-hull, my 21' Daytona was on-top of the whitecaps and saw a easy 50 mph at 3500 rpm.
    Turn it around and go with the wind, the bow noses down and I'm showing 45 mph > I did this all day and was just amazed at the difference.

    Pump started skipping around 65 mph so, I just cruised all day

    Ps > that 50 mph was heading into the wind and against the incoming current so, I was probably only doing 8-mph lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerDown View Post
    ...with a tunnel!

    Very windy on the Delaware River today (my last boating day of 2010)...and it just amazes me how much speed my heavy Daytona picks up just cruising into the wind with a rough chop!
    Running into a good wind with a 12"/18"+ chop that would bust your ass in a v-hull, my 21' Daytona was on-top of the whitecaps and saw a easy 50 mph at 3500 rpm.
    Turn it around and go with the wind, the bow noses down and I'm showing 45 mph > I did this all day and was just amazed at the difference.

    Pump started skipping around 65 mph so, I just cruised all day

    Ps > that 50 mph was heading into the wind and against the incoming current so, I was probably only doing 8-mph lol
    my underpower banshee was the same way, loved the chop when heading into it, really free,d it up

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    I posted this in the 21' splash thread after running last weekend.


    If you take my calculation of boat speed (80) and a head wind of 25, thats 105mph packing the hull, and strictly an estimate, but had never felt a wind like that, and that's what the weather service was predicting. The boat was really taking a set, getting light, and then lifted the bow like crazy. At first, it seemed a little scary, but the pump cavitated, the bow came down, pump loaded and did it again. After the second time of that, I knew the boat wasn't going to go faster, and I knew it wasn't going to blow over. It never seemed to get near that point.

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    YUP YUP YUP

    When the wind pick up, I take the boat on speed runs.

    LOVE running into the wind. The chop helps too.


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    and a working diverter
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    I'm a little surprised that you were airing out the pump with a setback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wet View Post
    I'm a little surprised that you were airing out the pump with a setback.
    Don't be, in the tight/deep chop yesterday the faster I tried to go the more lift the transom would get = gulping air and skip-skip on the engine RPM's.
    Chances are this might have not been as bad when my loaders stingers were hanging way down.
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    One more reason to go boating in crappy weather....
    100 years from now, none of this will matter.

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    Every packer I ever read the tests on in Hot Boat, ran faster into the wind and in chop than on smooth water(duh) or down wind. No matter the power, or the size of the boat.



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    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    Every packer I ever read the tests on in Hot Boat, ran faster into the wind and in chop than on smooth water(duh) or down wind. No matter the power, or the size of the boat.
    And again > running 'against' the Rivers current
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