Porpoise, what is it?

On May 8, 2015, in Designer Articles, by Glen L. Witt

Planing boats can have a condition where the boat “bounces” in the planing attitude and will longitudinally teeter totter back and forth. In severe cases the boat can leap clear of the water. In either case, the ride is rough and uncomfortable. A small amount of porpoise is desirable in faster boats as they shouldn’t […]

Build Your Dream Boat #13

On July 30, 2010, in Build Your Dream Boat Series, News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk

Continuing the boat building dream… Today we offer yet another great article from our founder, Glen L. Witt. This one describes the difference in a planing boat and displacement boat how that affects performance and speed. We get a lot of questions about powering a boat and hopefully this will help… Glen L. Witt, Founder of […]