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Powerboat Television Show
- 'Tunnel Hulls'
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new.gif (29x14 -- 9694 bytes) - See Jimboat's new articles on 'Vee Pad Design''Chine Walking', Step Design, Propeller Testing, and 'Lower Unit design/setup' & 'BlowOut' in RIB International magazine!

new.gif (29x14 -- 9694 bytes) - Want to analyze your Vee hull performance?  Check out NEW VBDP software!

"Tunnel Boat Design Program®",
Version 8 (software)

Design and analyze the performance of your tunnel boat or modified tunnel hull.  "The best performance powerboat optimization software available to builders, designers, owners, drivers."
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Ver 8 release]
  "Vee Boat Design Program®",
Version 8 (software)

Design and analyze the performance of your Vee hull or Vee-pad hull; with ALL the features of TBDP.  Know how your boat will perform the easy way!  Optimize vee-pad design!
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  "PropWorks2© Prop Selection & Speed Prediction" (software)  -including Motor database of over 1750+ OEM engine specifications tbdpv7_boxGIF_150.gif (64x46 -- 6848 bytes)
"Secrets of Tunnel Boat Design©" 13th edition (book)
"Everything you need to know about tunnel hull design & performance, includes modified vee hulls, History of tunnel boats, performance prediction and optimization, including detailed 'How-To' calculations."
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  "History of Tunnel Boat Design©" (book)
History of tunnel boat design, evolution of design and performance of tunnel hulls.
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  "Secrets of Propeller Design©" (book)
(History & Design of Propellers)

fundamentals of propeller design, Pitch, Rake, Skew, Venting, Cupping, Propeller Types, Cavitation, Ventilation, Blowout, Slip, Nosecones, Labbing, Gearcase design, Surface Drives, and Speed Calculation formulae; also propeller design history
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TBDP Performance Tests 
[Cougar 21MTR, American Offshore A3100, STV Euro 19, Renaissance Prowler246, Charger16 VeePad]
  Speed & Design Articles
Free powerboat design articles for Vee hulls, Vee-Pad hulls and Tunnel boats
  FREE Articles & Reports  
  How to Go Faster in your Tunnel & Vee Hull Boats  
  Frequently Asked Boat Questions and Answers
[tunnel boat design, tunnel boat plans, vee boat plans, vee boat design]
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TBNews #169 is out!

TBDP/VBDP Version 8.5 Released!
"This is the BEST TBDP/VBDP release ever!"

Scream and Fly magazine Review of TBDP/VBDP Version 8
"...the very best and most comprehensive performance evaluation tool available."

PropWorks 2.15 Released!
Version 2.15 released Jan 15, 2015
Features Include: complete OEM database of over 1750 major outboard & inboard specifications, including new Evinrude G2, Ilmore V8's, Mercury racing outboards/sterndrives and MORE

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"Author Jim Russell explains "Is Salt or Fresh Water Faster?"

PB&RIB - Nov/Dec 2015
"Is Salt or Fresh Water Faster?"

PowerBoat&RIB magazine

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: Leading research, advanced hydrodynamics presents how "Whisker-spray" drag analysis brings highly accurate drag, hull performance and dynamic stability results to powerboat performance.

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: Advanced aerodynamics and cavity drag analysis gives highly accurate cockpit/cowling drag contributions to powerboat performance.

Author Jim Russell explains
"Why do tunnel boats blow over?"

PB&RIB - Dec 2014
Speedboat magazine

"Bottom Line - Pad Vee hull design"
Author Jim Russell outlines how a pad makes a vee hull fast

S&Fly - Nov 2013
on-line magazine

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Performance Analysis Report
for Charger DL16 vee-pad hull. 

Charger DL16 Performance Report
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"Secrets of Tunnel Boat Design" book!
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