ok... so with four years under my belt with 21' bayliner capri with a 2.3 liter I have now purchased a 1990 24' Vincente with a 5.7 cobra.
Despite only 3' of difference this new boat is a whole new animal. Larger Beam, WAY WAY more solid feel. In the bayliner I always gloated that I planed instantly. However I understand that boat had a "planing" hull. with the little 2.3 out in Lake Ontario I knew i was relegated to 8 mph unplaned in anything over 1' rollers.
The new boat has a more cruiser like "deep V" hull. And WAY more power. I can touch 50 trimmed on calm water (the bayliner's best ever was thirty solo and stripped)
So I always see people asking about chop. To that I answer who cares? when there is windborn chop even the bayliner could skip right over it. I just get confused with the "rollers". Yesterday I was out, and feeling rather confident applied liberal throttle.... BOOM...........BOOOM.... hahaha. you get the idea. second guessed myself and slowed to come off plane and flat just over idle. What should I be doing here?? drop the hammer with the deep V and let the boat plane? or just mosey it along slowly. I have only had the new boat out twice and as such I am still getting used to it. Just want to know what to do in 1-3' rollers (trust that any more and I am moseying back to shore).