Originally Posted by Milan
Oh I dont know so much codders if it were me and I were out for the day then turned to come home and got caught out in seas like that I think I 'd crap myself
still have nightmares after seeing this
do you have a transom jack fitted to your rib ?
Those conditions are much worse and were close to the shore - deeper water is usually safer. Also it is a smaller boat - more ballast at the bow would have helped - I would have sent the crew forward I think. I have watched that video many times but thanks for the link again.
Yes I do have a transom jack fitted but sadly the person who fitted it didn't have a clue. The engine is in the normal position almost at the top of the travel so I have loads of down but no up!!! When I next pull the boat out I will remedy that. It is handy though to drop the engine down for tight turns to stop the prop venting.
Next time I go out in such conditions you are welcome to tag along - the Lougher Estuary is quite exciting to say the least - coming in can be like that a lot of the time - even in a Force 4!!!