[dropcap]D[/dropcap]eadrise certainly contributes to ride quality, but it’s not all-important. Length-to-beam ratio plays a huge role, since a proportionately wider boat presents more surface to the water upon re-entering a wave and thus causes the boat to fetch-up hard and decelerate with more of a bump. Chine geometry, longitudinal and vertical centers of gravity, bottom loading, and the displacement-to-length ratio are other equally critical factors.
The balance of all make for a good ride.[information]
This information was provided by BOATING Magazine.[/information]