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Are tunnel hull boats good?

Are tunnel hull boats good?

As long as tunnel-hull jon boats have enough horsepower, they perform well. If they are underpowered they are of no benefit. For example, a 20-inch tunnel-hull jon boat powered by a 55 HP motor will run in 6 inches of water without any trouble provided the weight in the boat is evenly distributed.

Are tunnel hulls faster?

Tunnel hulls are distinguishable from other catamarans by the typical close hull spacing and solid deck in between the hulls. Formula 1 powerboats have a tunnel hull catamaran design allowing them to go faster. Tunnel hulls are a common design in offshore powerboat racing.

How fast do pro tunnel boats go?

Capable of speeds over 140mph, the Outboard Performance Craft has come a long way since its beginnings as the “Outboard Pleasure Craft” class.

Do I need a tunnel hull?

The answer to the question is conditional. If you are running an outboard in very shallow water and you want the ability to run in 4” or 5” of water then the answer is yes. The tunnel will actually collect what little water is under the hull and funnel it to the prop.

Are tunnel hull boats slower?

To fill the tunnel, the water must change directions in many ways, some comes into the tunnel from the sides, some from the front, all the while having to move up and sideways to fill that tunnel. ANYTIME you disturb the water in front of that propeller, the boat will slow down.

What is catamaran hull?

A catamaran is a boat that has two hulls instead of a single hull which the traditionally designed one-hulled boats have. Catamarans were designed to be fishing boats though their use has increased and widened manifold in today’s times.

What is a tunnel Jon?

A tunnel hull Jon boat is a type of Jon boat designed for high speed use in shallow water. Unlike traditional Jon boats that rely on manual propulsion in very shallow waters, tunnel hull Jon boats can use a motor in shallow water.

Why is it called a jon boat?

Because the boats were stable and easy to construct, they became favorite transportation for many fishermen. Apparently, one of the fishermen named his flat bottomed boat “john boat” after himself. And the name took off from there especially since “Jon” or “John” is a very common name in Scandinavia.

How fast are grand prix boats?

F1 boats are powered by a Mercury Marine V6 two stroke that burns 100LL Avgas at a rate of 120 liters (32 gallons) per hour, generating over 400 horsepower at 10,500 rpm. This engine can propel the boats to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than two seconds and to a maximum speed of over 250 km/h (155 mph).