Can a DD boats wake be improved substansially?
Can a V drive throw a tournament level wake?
What if you installed 2 (one front, one rear) or 3 (one front, two rear) small, limited lift hydrofoils on a DD or V drive to reduce it's displacement to 2/3 of it's normal weight at slalom speeds. Using a V drive as an example let's say the front foil, maybe attached to the bottom of the front tracking fin, would provide 400 pounds of lift with the transom mounted back foil(s) providing a total of 800 pounds of lift. Maybe the lift would need to be 50/50 (425 lbs front and 425 lbs rear) for a DD or maybe for both. Don't know what the ideal set up would be just figured the V drive is rear heavy and more lift may be needed at the rear than front. That would give approx. 1200 pounds of lift to a 3600 pound 20' V drive and approx. 950 pounds of lift to a 2850 pound DD. I would think that the wake would be much improved in both cases. Could this actually make a V drive a decent slalom boat?