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[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 sport-fishing-boat-flat-boat-20779-3194609upon 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.


This information was provided by BOATING Magazine.


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