Originally Posted by jwalker
Cumon, tellus the story....
8m Ribtec with a Yam 240 6 cylinder engine in it. Big heavy engine with a big prop mounted a the back of a narrow hull. Result was an interesting drive to say the least. Put the power on from standstill and the bow came up and the boat steered hard over. Reduce speed from 20 knots to walking speed and the hull steered hard over the other way. It was quite possible to drive this boat without even touching the steering wheel, just by playing with the throttle. As a side note altering the trim made little difference so it wasn't that causing the problem.
Just glad it wasn't my £30+k that had been spent on this rib or it would have been straight back to the manufacturers. Boat looked very pretty on the pontoon, but I declined the offer to take it out of the River Itchen into Southampton Water.