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  bow volume vs overhang
  Posted by: nickjc on Apr-03-13 3:49 PM (EST)
 

The overhanging bow when submerged in following seas, surfing or playing in standing waves seems to allow the boat to come up and get back under control quicker. However the bow on my Sterling reflection is fairly high volume compared to a Nordkapp or anas acuta.
In my plumb bow surfski, the bow and entire front half will submerge when surfing steep wind waves. It is pretty much locked on course until you lean way back and get he nose up and the rudder engaged.
There's also some aesthetics there. Cut 6-8" off a Nordkapp and you will have a less pretty boat (and one very upset boat owner. )

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