Originally Posted by LydiaS
That's interesting, looks like you have quite a bit more bridgedeck clearance than us...
Probably pretty similar BD clearance overall but relative to 48 vs 42 foot length then yes a bit more.
The real issue on this boat is where
the clearance is though. ie BD that starts too far forward and/or finishes too far back plays an as equally critical role as overall clearance. On that one photo
of the stern of the 482 the BD finishes very aft (and low) relative to the end of the transoms (compare that to my pic - ive got a tender
in there and still a foot or two from there to the end of the transom on a smaller cat)
That means the 482 will slam more than it otherwise would in certain conditions.
It also means it will be more weight sensitive at the stern than a more balanced design hence potentially explaining the tilted waterline so shifting stern weight may help even more than usual as others suggest.