Fred:Originally Posted by Fast Fred
You're taking on something that is VERY different from what you are used to...or think you are seeing.
For instance...the "rocker" you are referring to is actually the airtrap on the outside of the hull trailing upward from the forward sponson...(This is a 4 point HYDROPLANE...not a cat/tunnel)
The idea of V-8's with all that leverage and weight wouldn't work.....although the boat will float with them I believe....After all they floated with THREE motors back in the day....the problem is..as with most V-8 boats..the c/g would be too far back....and the boat has too much overall lift...a bad combo.
If you want measurements..please get permission from one of the Switzers before you lift their design.