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Old    Duffy Mahoney (duffymahoney)      Join Date: Sep 2008       01-24-2009, 10:02 AM Reply   
What does it mean if the hull is stepped? I am looking for a bigger boat if possible. Might be a good alternative to the SV230.
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Old    Show (bigshow)      Join Date: Feb 2005       01-24-2009, 10:32 AM Reply   
Same V as the Avy. I think the Avy is 19 degrees and the Enzo is 18.

Some off-shore racing boats have one or more mid-hull features, stepped hulls. These stepped hull features have made there way in to larger I/Is. The typhoon is the only wake boat that I know of with a stepped hull.

The hull is discontinuous and has a groove angling upward and forward. I think the idea is that at higher speeds that hull looks smaller to the water and has less drag and there for is faster. I'm not sure how that translates to wakeboarding or wakesurfing.

I think a picture would tell the story better.
Old    Show (bigshow)      Join Date: Feb 2005       01-24-2009, 10:35 AM Reply   
Had to post this link. The boat in the picture shows two steps. The funny part is that it's a fishing boat and the brand looks to be Typhoon.

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.typhoonmarine.com/images2/running.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.typhoonmarine.com/history.php&usg=__9JJv9e_qCu9bPWm6lhWTfAHXUVM=&h=1 604&w=2864&sz=157&hl=en&start=7&um=1&tbnid=Dvs8E3h FG7JQHM:&tbnh=84&tbnw=150&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dstepped%2Bhull%2Bboat%2Bpicture%26um% 3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN
Old    Travis Q (motogod77)      Join Date: Aug 2008       01-24-2009, 10:39 AM Reply   
A stepped hull started as a performance boat thing (Hallet, Eliminator, Etc)it relieves suction from the water to hull and allows a boat to reach a higher top speed with less effort - see the steps in the side of this photo.

Also here is a your "V" comparison from a Typhoon and the Supreme 226 from another thread-






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Old    Duffy Mahoney (duffymahoney)      Join Date: Sep 2008       01-24-2009, 10:48 AM Reply   
I love how similar the hull of the supreme and the avy are! Here is a picture of the avalanche and enzo hull. Really shows how different they are.
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Old    Travis Q (motogod77)      Join Date: Aug 2008       01-24-2009, 11:07 AM Reply   
That deep "V" that the 226 and Enzo have is what makes them KILLER Surf Boats -

Those guys in the photos lover their Ford's and red Centurions don't they
Old    Duffy Mahoney (duffymahoney)      Join Date: Sep 2008       01-24-2009, 12:10 PM Reply   
The 226 doesn't look anything like the enzo to me. I think it really is similar to the Avalanche though. The enzo has such a unique hull design.
Old    Travis Q (motogod77)      Join Date: Aug 2008       01-24-2009, 12:43 PM Reply   
I agree, the 226 doesn't look like any Centurion I was making reference to the degree and depth of "V" in the back of the boats that helps create the killer wave. And the hull on the Supreme isn't even similar to the Avy - look at the free board difference this guy is 6' tall.

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Old    Not Sure (no_really)      Join Date: Jan 2009       01-24-2009, 2:28 PM Reply   
Any more photos of the V226?
Old    Travis Q (motogod77)      Join Date: Aug 2008       01-24-2009, 2:33 PM Reply   
There is a ton at www.hillsidemotomarine.com
Old    Not Sure (no_really)      Join Date: Jan 2009       01-24-2009, 3:51 PM Reply   
Thank you
Old    rzap (zap)      Join Date: Jan 2009       01-27-2009, 1:07 PM Reply   
Check out James Harolds "big wave" post, the Falcon/Cyclone/enzo 216 style hull can make a wave. Plus in the case of your wife wanting to ski the Cyclone/Falcon is a AWSA certified 3 event boat so when your wife wants to ski she can do it without splitting her lip open with her knee every time she crosses the wake.

The consensus is test drive and go with what YOU want and need out of a boat, everyone is different and thats why these discussions are so good (and bad).
Old    Not Sure (no_really)      Join Date: Jan 2009       01-27-2009, 3:54 PM Reply   
zap,

Yes those "big waves" are very tasty! Thanks for the recommendations as I will look into those as well. This forum has been very helpful-thanks to all.
Old    Travis Q (motogod77)      Join Date: Aug 2008       01-30-2009, 2:20 PM Reply   
Have you gotten a chance to drive or surf any of these boats yet?
Old    Not Sure (no_really)      Join Date: Jan 2009       01-30-2009, 6:24 PM Reply   
Thanks for asking-NO! My week was crushed and had to cancel demo appointments. I want to go off on a rant but will stop now.

I will try for next.
Old    Greg "The Hammer" (leaks)      Join Date: Oct 2005       02-03-2009, 9:46 AM Reply   
Sorry it took so long, but I had to dig for these. This is my wake behind a Tige 24V with only an Enzo Sac.(3 people in boat) Upload
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