Originally posted by Richard
A few weeks ago I was driving the boat in a force 3 wind with a following sea of around 1 ft with the throttle at half way and the boat just comming onto the plane. In the middle of a shallow turn the boat was caught by a wave and rolled over.
Thats a bit concerning in 1 ft of following sea that a rib can just roll over ?
However if you didnt have a doelfin fitted , what attitude would the boat have just off the plane as you are trying to make a slow passage downwave
Nose high , stern dug in , difficult to steer and the transom now very low ready to be swamped by a following sea
The fact that you could just get onto the plane at a lower speed with the doelfin wouldnt that be an advantage , as the boats attitude would have levelled , making the boat generally more controlled.
Also the fact that you are planning means that you can accelerate from trouble, try doing that when youve got to get planning first