Re: Minimum Horsepower Boats (Flat Bottom)
The low horsepower planing types that were any size had a step in the hull. Look at the small outboard raceboats of the 30s. World War I Motor Torpedo boats used engines in the 100 hp range which were awesomely heavy and had steps. Carried 4 crew, an automatic weapon, a torpedo across channel and back. Problem with stepped hulls is that they are very sensitive to weight and placement of same.
Ran Tan, Liten Kuhling, Vernon Langille, Josef W., Merry Mouth, Imp, Macavity and a quiver of unamed 'yaks.
"Bound fast is boatless man."