Look guys, if your boat goes airborne that means you are going way to fast for the sea conditions. Wooden Boat Plans for Amateur Boatbuilders – Excellent Performance, Simple Construction, Step by Step Instructions Australia, USA, UK, Hungary, S. This is how a boat designed for a 34lb thrust electric trolling motor goes with a massive .. But it does show how efficient the hullshape is and why you can get good speeds even with a cheap Minn Kota electric trolling motor. I did my best to show my actual speed while motoring down the river but the flat water and long vistas doesn’t provide much visual reference. Here is a second video where Stephen talks about the modifications including buoyancy tanks and central seating … and the importance of the tiller extension for higher speed shenanigans. If you go faster most boats designed for slower speeds will poke their noses in the air and not go that much faster. Boats designed for higher speeds have straighter lines in the back half of the boat and put the transom well under water as in the third diagram.

That’s why you really have to choose how fast you want to go before you get a boat and why sail and rowing  boats just do not respond well to excessive power.
A secondary problem with adding more power is it pulls the stern of the boat down so the transom drags so outboards for lighter sailing and rowing boats should be lightweight. Welcome to the first ever Forum dedicated to the history and operations of the world's Flying Boats and their crews brought to you by SEAWINGS. Greetings, all, my name is Matthew Long and I am an active member of several aviation history and homebuilt aircraft discussion groups. Whether you're researching a new boat, or are a seasoned Captain, you'll find The Hull Truth Boating & Fishing Message Forum contains a wealth of information from Boaters and Sportfishermen around the world.
You can see the original electric quick canoe with a 28lb thrust Minn Kota on the back here. I occassionally visit the Secret Projects forum, too and there is some real interesting stuff there. The boat is light enough to carry on a car roof (much lighter than many similar size fibreglass canoes – 70lbs) is narrow and light.

He’s steering from the middle of the boat with a tiller extension to keep the fast moving boat in trim.
It is so much easier to handle than a large skiff, drier than a kayak and more stable than an ordinary canoe. I hope you injoy this forum and find any information that you may be looking for.Chris, the Moderator.
I added flotation chambers in the bow and stern and built a removable seat midship for rowing.

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