do the ramps provide any lift?
im inclined to say loading with the keel would be optimal and getting rid of the loader altogether would be great.Mike, Do you want to load your pump with shoe and keel or do you want load your pump with the grate and shoe ?
Will this help produce lift?Mike, Back in the old days the general consesus was that a lot of shoe and a low loading grate was a good combinination for a rough water setup. As the drags became popular we found that a higher loading grate with less shoe gave us more nose lift and faster speeds. This was how we approached the setups in the early days of the tunnels as time moved on and the power went up it was discovered that less grate , a better keel entry and a good shoe combination was the hot ticket. As it turns out I;m now finding that this still remains ture but now we have a lot more power and boats that are running speeds a half track that we were running on a full pass. Now we have a whole different set of problems . Speeds that are approaching 135 to 140 mph. With an air entrapment hull this is making the contol of the boat a lot more difficult . This winter Old Skool is doing a lot of talking and discussing on how we are going to approach this new set of challenges. We have put our first boat in the mold and should be out today with some of these changes. The second boat will go in the mold right after that and this boat will have some extensive changes that we will be testing this up coming year.Hope everyone has Merry Xmas and a good New Year.