Thanks for the good info Talbot. "Squat" is a good way to describe what happens. As I power up, the wake I see comes primarily from the "planing wedges" as they drop into the water
. He is right that under sail she does much better. And, I have noticed that motor
sailing really helps the speed, probably due to the moment from the sail lifting the stern. Your friend's comments help explain that.
That being said, I am probably being conservative with my speed numbers. Until two weeks ago I did have not have a working knot
log. When I bought the boat I found it not working after I put her in the water. I installed all new instruments over a year ago, but only did a haul out
to change the through hulls two weeks ago. Since then I have only made minor attemps to calibrate the knot
Up to this point I have been relying on the GPS
. The currents around here are strong and almost always present, making an accurate "through the water" reading difficult.