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Review of Arrowsteak 17 GTS


Basic specs.

sail specifications
The Arrowsteak 17 GTS aka 17 GTS Arrowstreak is a small motorboat.

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Hull

The hull is made of fibreglass. Generally, a hull made of fibreglass requires only a minimum of maintenance during the sailing season. And outside the sailing season, just bottom cleaning and perhaps anti-fouling painting once a year - a few hours of work, that's all.


Sailing characteristics

This section covers widely used rules of thumb to describe the sailing characteristics. Please note that even though the calculations are correct, the interpretation of the results might not be valid for extreme boats.

Immersion rate

The immersion rate is defined as the weight required to sink the boat a certain level. The immersion rate for Arrowsteak 17 GTS is about 71 kg/cm, alternatively 403 lbs/inch.
Meaning: if you load 71 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternatively, if you load 403 lbs cargo on the boat it will sink 1 inch.


Sailing statistics

This section is statistical comparison with similar boats of the same category. The basis of the following statistical computations is our unique database with more than 26,000 different boat types and 350,000 data points.

L/B (Length Beam Ratio)

What is L/B (Length Beam Ratio)?

The l/b ratio for Arrowsteak 17 GTS is 2.46.

Slim Wide 54% 0 50 100
Compared with other similar motor boats it is more spacy than 54% of all other designs. It seems that the designer has chosen a slightly more spacy hull design.


Curiosities

Powerboat?

In Denmark, you are required to have achieved a 'powerboat driving license' in order to sail a powerboat.
In this context a boat is considered a powerboat if:

Equation for Danish definition of a powerboat
Danish definition of a powerboat
According to this definition this boat is not categorized as a Powerboat.
Though, if you install a motor of 29 kW (39 hp), then the boat will become a powerboat, and you will need a Danish 'powerboat driving license'


Maintenance

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Finally

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