Last Sunday I brought Slo-mo-shun IV to the local pond to try out the ride pads and for Jens to make a video. Regarding the ride pads: I find that they improve steering. Steering isn't perfect though. I am not sure if they also increases the tendency for the nose to go up. I am suspecting that more air will go under the boat with the shape they have presently.
I wasn't aware that Carsten would be around and also have his video recorder along but the result is that he also made a video. Furthermore I found a video on youtube, where Slo-mo-sion IV sets a new world record.
The real thing setting the world speed water record:
Thanks for looking