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Author Jim Russell explains
"Why do tunnel boats blow over?"

PB&RIB - Dec 2014
Speedboat magazine

"Bottom Line - Pad Vee hull design"
Author Jim Russell outlines how a pad makes a vee hull fast

S&Fly - Nov 2013
on-line magazine

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Performance Analysis Report
for Charger DL16 vee-pad hull. 

Charger DL16 Performance Report
Get the full Report here...

** FEATURE: Exclusive Interview with Shaun Torrente - F1 Star

Now Available! Performance Apparel

See author Jim Russell interviewed on...
Powerboat Television Show
- 'Tunnel Hulls'
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"Tunnel Boat Design Program®",
Version 8 (software)

Design and analyze the performance of your tunnel boat or modified tunnel hull.  "The best powerboat design and optimization software available to builders, designers, owners, drivers."
Ver 8 release; now includes VBDP©]
  "Vee Boat Design Program®",
Version 8 (software)

Design and analyze the performance of your Vee hull or Vee-pad hull; with ALL the features of TBDP.  Optimize your vee hull and Vee-pad performance the easy way!
[also VBDP© included with TBDP© Ver 8]
  "PropWorks2© Prop Selection & Speed Prediction" (software)
including Motor database of over  OEM engine specifications

[Ver 2.4 released]
"Secrets of Tunnel Boat Design©" 13th edition (book)
"Everything you need to know about tunnel hull design & performance, includes modified vee hulls, History of tunnel boats, performance prediction and optimization, including detailed 'How-To' calculations."
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  "History of Tunnel Boat Design©" (book)
History of tunnel boat design, evolution of design and performance of tunnel hulls.
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  "Secrets of Propeller Design©" (book)
fundamentals of propeller design, Pitch, Rake, Skew, Venting, Cupping, Propeller Types, Cavitation, Ventilation, Blowout, Slip, Nosecones, Labbing, Gearcase design, Surface Drives, and Speed Calculation formulae; also propeller design history
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TBDP©/VBDP© Performance Tests
[Cougar 21MTR, American Offshore A3100, STV Euro 19, Renaissance Prowler246, Charger16 VeePad]
Speed & Design Articles & Reports
Free powerboat design articles for Vee hulls, Vee-Pad hulls and Tunnel boats
  Tunnel Hull Articles 
Free articles about design, setup and performance of tunnel hulls, power cats and modified-vee hulls.
  Vee Hull Articles 
Free articles about design, setup and performance of vee hulls and vee-pad hulls.
  How to Go Faster - improve your race hull, get expert information to optimize your performance boat. Consulting & Performance Reports available
by email request:  
  Frequently Asked Boat Questions and Answers
tunnel boat design, vee boat design, vee pad design

TBDP V8, "Auto 123 Performance Analysis video

TBDP V8, "Quick Design Wizard video

VBDP V8, "Vee Pad modification Analysis video


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TBNews #189 is out!

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"This is the BEST TBDP/VBDP release ever!"
[1 Jan 2018]

Scream and Fly magazine Review of TBDP/VBDP Version 8
"...the very best and most comprehensive performance evaluation tool available."

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[15Dec2016] Prop selection and speed prediction software - Features include: complete OEM database of + major outboard & inboard spec's.

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PBR - JanFeb 2018
"Ten Great Powerboating Innovations

REPORT: Leading research, advanced hydrodynamics presents how "Whisker-spray" drag analysis brings highly accurate drag, hull performance and dynamic stability results to powerboat performance.

new.gif (29x14 -- 9694 bytes) REPORT - Porpoising Analysis
XPorpoise" is an engineering tool developed by AR that helps predict your hull's inherent instabilities leading to porpoising.

: Advanced aerodynamics and cavity drag analysis gives highly accurate cockpit/cowling drag contributions to powerboat performance.

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about Jim Russell

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"Secrets of Tunnel Boat Design" book!
history_sm.gif (53x73 -- 6480 bytes)"History of Tunnel Boat Design" book! "Secrets of Propeller Design" book!

"TBDP Version 8" Software                     "VBDP Version 8" Software                      "PropWorks2" software

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Chrome Propeller Hitch
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