— By Capt. Bill Pike
— August 2003
|Blount’s Rule for High-Speed Planing Boats|
There is a significant relationship between a boat’s longitudinal center of gravity (LCG) and where her center of lift is located. LCG, Don Blount discovered, should be pinpointed aft of the lift point by at least two percent of the projected chine length. Exceptional directional stability control results, he believes. —B.P.
This article originally appeared in the July 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.