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Hull Shapes Hull Type Advantages Disadvantages
Flat-Bottomed Hull Planing Has a shallow draft, which is good for fishing in small lakes and rivers. Rides roughly in choppy waters.
Deep Vee-Bottomed Hull Planing Gives a smoother ride than a flat-bottomed hull in rough water. Takes more power to move at the same speed as flat-bottomed hulls. May roll or bank in sharp turns.
Round-Bottomed Hull Displacement Moves easily through the water, even at slow speeds. Has a tendency to roll unless it has a deep keel or stabilizers.
Multi-Hull Displacement Has greater stability because of its wide beam. Needs a large area when turning.
Flat-Bottomed Hull
Flat-bottomed hull
Deep-Vee Hull
Deep-vee hull
Round-Bottomed Hull
Round-bottomed hull
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