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I'll bet they help with performance and economy by disturbing the water and lessening it's grip on the hull as it moves through the water. Looking at the larger Commander hulls, I can't help but wonder if that wouldn't have been a nice feature for those hulls as well.
Do you think your old 35' Sea Skiff would have been as quick with a slick bottom as it was with the lapstrake hull?
'06 CC Launch 22
'69 31' Commander Express