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Old 04-19-2014, 04:49 AM
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Decided to pick up my easy vee again and finish it. Went to glue on the strakes and the left one when on fine, gluing it 2.5 inches out from the keel. The right one I managed to glue 2.1/4 inches out from the keel. I have no plans racing this boat, just running it for fun. Will have experience any major effects when driving the boat?
Old 04-19-2014, 10:31 AM
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Decided to pick up my easy vee again and finish it. Went to glue on the strakes and the left one when on fine, gluing it 2.5 inches out from the keel. The right one I managed to glue 2.1/4 inches out from the keel. I have no plans racing this boat, just running it for fun. Will have experience any major effects when driving the boat?
I see no problem, If you do order another strake from Joe
Old 04-19-2014, 05:39 PM
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So is that a yes?
Old 04-19-2014, 06:21 PM
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Sounds like you glued it on the wrong side of the line. It might not track straight and turning might also be affected. Fix it... Brian
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Faster you go the worse handling will get,might not notice much at 35-40 but over that you will see some handling issues im sure.I agree fix it.
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Old 04-24-2014, 06:11 PM
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I actually recommended that he leave them as is. He already glassed over them and I suggested that he try it and see what happens.
It might work better!

Most racing Vee hulls will list or lean to the right under power, requiring a trim tab adjustment to counter it.
This may help that, or it may make no difference at all. He can always fix it later if it is an issue.

I know the guy that designed this hull... :-)

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Well he never mentioned glassing over anything in his post.If he asked you then i see no reason why he asked here to be honest.Has the designer actually tried one with the strakes like this?,i cant honestly see it helping anything.
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Old 04-25-2014, 05:44 AM
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Have you actually tried this to find that it didn't work? You never know, this may be the new thing!

We tested many strake locations on the EV during development, but they were always symmetrical.

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Old 04-25-2014, 06:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Joe Petro View Post
Have you actually tried this to find that it didn't work? You never know, this may be the new thing!

We tested many strake locations on the EV during development, but they were always symmetrical.

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Short answer is YES i have tried it unbeknown to me at the time,a boat i aquired some time ago for some reason wouldnt handle right and it had me stumped untill one day while i was blueprinting the bottom i noticed one strake was slighlty nearer the keel than the other,i didnt bother trying to fix it.
How does the easy vee run without strakes,i would think is would run better because its allready a hull with lots of lift.So long as it has chine rails it should run fine,thats what i found with the prowler hull which is very similar,the strakes just werent needed.
Old 04-25-2014, 06:40 AM
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It is already done and a sport cruiser so it only makes sense to give it a try first. Not really expecting benefits but how much it really affects it is any bodies guess. If it seems to do fine and works for his purpose it may not be necessary to go through the removal and relocation process. The only way that can be determined is to get her wet.
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I'm a little baffled myself how I could make such an error. It just pains me at the moment to remove the strake when I glassed, and gave 2 additional coats of finishing resin/ microballons to the entire hull. It now resembles one piece of laminate.
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Run it and let us know how it goes.

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Run it and let us know how it goes.

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Will do. Off topic question; I am using your plastic screw down lid type radio box. Should I glue it directly to the bottom of the hull or make a support brace? My theory is 1) If the stuffing tube goes I will need to remove the radio box to replace it. 2) I plan on running your pipe and if the e-box isn't glued directly to the floor will I have enough clearance from the hot exhaust pipe to not melt the box?
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Glue in a rear brace so it can't move back and use rubber bands to hold it in place.
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Use silicone to glue it in,easy to remove when if needed but wont come out on its own easy.

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