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V-bottoms?

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Someone school me up again on why V-bottom jonboats are not good with Thai longtails? What about these semi-V boats? I know longtails work best with narrow flat bottom boats, but I forget why the other hulls don't work as well.

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There's nothing wrong with running a longtail on a V-shaped hull. The only drawback is a hull with deadrise cannot run as shallow as a flat bottomed hull of the same displacement.
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Okay, I see. Not sure where I picked that up. I was wondering. I know a lot of v-hulls are much wider that a typical flat bottom, but that's a different issue altogether, but I figure a little vee would cut to chop on the open water pretty well, but I don't quite have the skill design a hull with a V hull.

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Yes, more deadrise provides a smoother ride in deep water.
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I think I'm going to put my motor back on my 1440 semi v and sell my 1644, now that I'm not using the boat nearly as often.

It was wayyyy better in choppier/busy water with the v cutting waves and wakes and handles better.

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Yeah, if I build another boat, I'll have to perfect my craft to incorporate a V, like a Garvey or something.

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