Cruisers 5370 Express —
Capt. Bill Pike — May 2001
Crème De La Crème
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There’s also the
propeller pockets, which nozzle thrust, and cant it slightly inward for
improved running efficiency. Yet another factor is the narrow pad (two
foot at its widest point aft) that stretches the full length of the running
surface, which produces stern lift and a reduced running angle out of
the hole. And finally, there are the step-like amidship chevrons that
angle between the chine and outboard strake on each side of the boat.
Since they affect only the edges of the running surface, Cruisers says
they induce friction-fighting, speed-increasing turbulence, without disturbing
the solid water that needs to go to the props.
This article originally appeared in the January 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.