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BULBOUS BOW

Postby jfcjfc » Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:31 pm

I saw a front bulbous bow (two) on Prout.
Do you know any prout that sails with front bulbous bow ?
How do they perform?

old sailor/owner of a old QUEST 33CS , tomorrow owner of the escale 39 or broadblue 38 ?
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Re: BULBOUS BOW

Postby tailrotor » Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:40 am

I saw an advertisement for an Escale with the bulbous bow. Boat name "WINGS" part of the listing described the bow and stern:
"Designed by Prout, a bulbous system for each hull was installed along with extensions of the stern for balance, creating a longer water line and excellent sailing characteristic and eliminating the slapping prevalent in most solid forward deck catamarans. Another welcome addition was much better performance upwind"

Web site was: http://www.boatersresources.com/boat-fo ... sed-392212

I have no personal experience with them.
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Re: BULBOUS BOW

Postby tailrotor » Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:08 am

Prout 37 with bulb bow for sale
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Re: BULBOUS BOW

Postby skywilliams » Tue May 12, 2020 4:50 pm

I am the current owner of Wings. The original owner had the bulbous bows as well as stern extensions. I have owned the boat 2-3 years and have other responsibilities so not near as much time to complete numerous repairs and upgrades. As a result I have sailed little but that is coming soon. I can tell you the boat with twin 3YM30s will run about 6-7 mph @ 2000 RPM with little opposing current, 4-5 mph @ 2000 RPM with 5-7 knot opposing current, and 8-9 mph @ 2000 RPM with current from behind. In my book that's swift for 2000 RPM and I believe the bulbous bows / stern extensions are responsible.
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