So with all this discussion on bottom strength got me thinking...

If all the material used is the same quality...which one is "stronger?"

1/8" on a 2000 lb boat?

3/16 on a 3000 lb boat?

supposedly 3/16 is 1.5 times stronger than 1/8, right?

Kinetic energy = Mass x Velocity

2000 lb (907 kg) * 30 mph (13.4112 m/s) = 81566 Joules

3000 lb (1361 kg) * 30 mph (13.4112 m/s) = 122394 Joules

122394 / 81566 = 1.5

so, theoretically, the 3000 lb boat has `1.5 times the energy.

Which bottom is stronger?

How bout mine...

1/2" on a 2100 lb boat....Thanks River Wild

Before the stomp grate was installed. You dont want to know how big a rock that mark was from!

thoughts?