How fast can Volgas go?

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henris42
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How fast can Volgas go?

Post by henris42 » Wed Aug 18, 2021 3:05 pm

Hi,

Great forum! I'm a naval architect, and I'm currently designing a new electric pod propulsor specifically meant for high-speed boats like hydrofoils.

I was thinking that a Volga would make a great proto boat, as they are quite plentiful. However, a question is the best design speed! I noticed that Alexeyev Bureau advertises 45kn cruising speed for their Dolphin v1, which looks rather similar to a Volga 70.

I was wondering if anyone here has put bigger engines in their Volgas, and what have been the results?

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Re: How fast can Volgas go?

Post by Mark » Fri Sep 17, 2021 9:59 pm

hello and welcome!

Volga is designed for cruising 55Km/u. with a max of 65/70Km/u.
some go even 100km/U, but is id save?? some say yes.. others crashed with it..

the Dolphin is a completely new design..
I know the power varies from 100HP till 400Hp..


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