When LesG mentioned about the upswept bow design slicing through the waves versus the more vertical in the Brit boat thread, it reminded me that I've long wondered about the virtues of the straighter design. Is upswept better, or non-upswept, depends on conditions, or just a design philosophy?
My Night Hawk is designed non-upswept, and it definitely likes to climb the waves and then slaps down afterwards. I thought I had heard that it's less likely that your bow will take a dive on you.
If this is another rudder/skeg question, then I apologize in advance.