What's a Deep V?

Discussion in 'Boating' started by Katmandeux, Feb 2, 2007.

  1. Katmandeux

    Katmandeux New Member

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    C. Raymond Hunt, a naval architect, is generally credited with inventing the deep v hull over 40 years ago...his hulls had 25-27 degrees of deadrise, measured at the stern (transom). Bertram, Thunderbird, Sea Craft, and others were typical deep vees.

    Lately, I've seen 15 degree hulls described as deep vees...something I've always considered a semi-vee.

    Has the definition broadened over the years, or have manufacturers just taken liberties with the term?
     
  2. FishBrew

    FishBrew New Member

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    The word "deep" is a relative term ... like tall, short, thin, wide, rich, poor, etc. Not a definition of a set degree or range of degrees. Generally speaking, the deepness of the V for Mr. Hunt was relative to speed (racing boats).

    http://www.huntdesigns.com/about_ray_hunt.htm

    Which of course means the manufactures always have been able to call any degree "deep", relatively speaking. :big_smile: