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    The lifelong carpenter in me says my pictures show 20"+/- vs. 30"+/-.
    I'll get a hull # shortly.
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    Mike,

    yes that is a long strake and a production baby 1970 era.

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    Matty, the picture you posted of the airborne yellow R Stone 16 Ski Sporter looks like the inner strakes may have terminated as much as 3 feet or more from the transom. Do you happen to know the exact length on that? Very interesting.

    When The Mule's bottom was redesigned with input from Bob Magoon and Don A, it is interesting that not only did they suggest a pad be added but they also suggested that the inner strakes be brought back to the transom. Clearly, that must have been a follow on to the fact they'd already thought of adding more strake length to the hulls that were in production.
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    i think it is close to 4 feet, the changes to the hull design i mentioned is way after don left they would be early 70's when don was at cigarette racing . that's 2 companies after donzi. the bottom on the hornet is the same inner starkes end 4 feet or so from the end ,so does the strakes on the 1972 19 foot cig another Walters design.
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    here's a pic of the 16 prototype, and a rounded keel 18 this re design was in 1968 over a sharp keel full length inner strakes. the only rounded keel non padded full length inner strake deep vee would be one of the 4 winns u boats I think the 17 which chinewalked like a mutha. I think 4 winns redesigned the bottom and cut the strakes after the first year.
    the Walters designs all seem to have the rounded bottoms and the shorter strakes. probably a better ride but more wetted surface so they were a tad slower than a bootom with more lift.

    the prototype 16 , the 18 sharp keel , the hornet 19 , the 18 round keel
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