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