Connecticut Safe Boating Study Guide


HULL TYPES


FLAT BOTTOM

Flat bottom boats are great for fishing. They are generally designed for slow speeds and calm water.


ROUND BOTTOM

Round bottom boats, such as canoesa relatively lightweight, narrow boat propelled by paddle. , move smoothly through the water with little effort. Boaters must be cautious when loading, entering and exiting a round bottom boat. Due to the hull design, these boats roll very easily.


DEEP-V HULL

The Deep-V hull is the most common hull type for powerboats. These boats move through rough water at higher speeds and give a smoother ride than flat bottom or round bottom boats. They also require larger engines than flat bottom or round bottom boats.


MULTI-HULL

Multi-hull boats are the most stable of the hull types. These boats require plenty of room to steer and turn. Catamaranstype of multi-hulled boat or ship consisting of two hulls that are joined by a frame. and pontoon boatstype of motorized multi-hulled boat consisting of two hulls joined by a frame. use the multi-hull design.