Prather 31'' deep vee surface or subsurface set up ?

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  1. Dec 2, 2018 #1

    riggerman

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    Hi all  a friend bought a Prather 31'' deep vee kit im guessing 1985 - 1990 vintaage . The hull has a slot cutout for subsurface drive  my friends intentions are to set up this hull for b/l electric 4s power. Should he set up sub surface or surface drive system for this hull ? Regards Andris Golts.
     
  2. Dec 2, 2018 #2

    Jerry Dunlap

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    My son, Paul and I ran a Prather 31" Deep Vee for years back in the day.   Won a lot of 20 Mono races with that hull.   It was subsurface drive.  If I were setting one up today, I'd make it surface drive.

    JD
     
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    riggerman

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    Thanks for the reply Jerry. Regards Andris.
     
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    David Bryant

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    They run beautiful and super-fast as per the instructions (sub-surface), I love these boats.
     
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    Sub-surface
     
  6. Dec 7, 2018 #6

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    I have several of the Prather Offshore Deep Vees and I had contacted Hyperformance Products about setup a few years ago (they have most all of the old Prather molds and do sell hulls). Long story short I inquired about setting up with surface drives vs. standard sub surface and they recommended to stay sub surface as the hulls handled better.
     
  7. Dec 7, 2018 #7

    David Ashcroft

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    That makes sense ,they were designed to use sub surface.
     
  8. Dec 7, 2018 #8

    David Bryant

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    yeah, the Prather deep vee's feature a more "shallow" (or flatter) angle than most of the newer-generation vee hull's that are incorporating surface drive (more acute vee angle). 
     
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    I ran one for years as a surface drive. Ran great and won quite a bit of hardware with it. 

    Don't think you can go wrong either way.
     

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