What Is Deadrise On A Boat?
Have you ever looked at the hull on a boat and wondered why it is shaped the way it is? Why do some boats have flat bottoms and others have V-shaped undersides of various angles and contours? Let us introduce the concept of deadrise, how it is intrinsic to V-bottom boats, how it affects the performance and ride comfort under various water conditions. Regardless of whether you are purchasing a boat, renting one, taking a ride in one, or simply watching boats from dry land, the mechanics behind deadrise are fascinating.
To adequately explain the concept of deadrise, we need to start talking about the boat bottoms and their shapes. To do so, you also need to remember:
- Not all boats have a deadrise angle. Deadrise applies to specific styles of boats (not including flat-bottomed boats).
- At times you may need to account for the deadrise angle when selecting what type of boat to use.
- That deadrise angle can affect how your boat behaves on the waters.