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cut diamond VS. Wake


alinden

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I want to get a V drive that performes like a direct drive.

Is the cut diamond hull that much better in terms of performance VS the wake hulls?

Im talking handling and cruising.

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I couldn't tell the difference at all from the driver's seat. And could barely tell from the end of the rope.

I was testing 21' XTIs at the time. I'd hope it's different in a VLX or VTX.

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I want to get a V drive that performes like a direct drive.

Is the cut diamond hull that much better in terms of performance VS the wake hulls?

Im talking handling and cruising.

You are not going to notice much from the drivers seat in wake vs. diamond for basic handling and cruising. A VTX will probably be the closest V-drive to a direct drive in feel, but it will be more "like" than the "same" unless you move the motor forward 5' or so.

Edit - That other thread on Infiniti is very timely. I was trying to remember an inboard that had the motor in the middle like a direct drive, but had a v-drive that moved the prop farther forward. That boat is now made by SVFARA, so you can now get a V-Drive that handles like a direct-drive (except the motor is still in the middle of the boat) Whistling.gif

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I want to get a V drive that performes like a direct drive.

Is the cut diamond hull that much better in terms of performance VS the wake hulls?

Im talking handling and cruising.

You are not going to notice much from the drivers seat in wake vs. diamond for basic handling and cruising. A VTX will probably be the closest V-drive to a direct drive in feel, but it will be more "like" than the "same" unless you move the motor forward 5' or so.

Edit - That other thread on Infiniti is very timely. I was trying to remember an inboard that had the motor in the middle like a direct drive, but had a v-drive that moved the prop farther forward. That boat is now made by SVFARA, so you can now get a V-Drive that handles like a direct-drive (except the motor is still in the middle of the boat) Whistling.gif

That would be awesome :unsure:

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