flopping?, no way, does an elephant flop in the wind?
The wing tubes are like elephant hide. Thick.
This guy was out with us 2 weeks ago (trailers that whaler everywhere shooting photos, nice guy), we were both photo and rescue boats for a sailboat race in the gorge. Only 15-20 kts of breeze, some steep chop but not terrible like it gets here.
Was talking to him and he added water ballast tanks to his Whaler to help with the stability and pounding in the chop. He said it was 2000lbs of water in custom tanks. Looks like it still gets air! Not sure how much was in there when this was taken.
Anyway one conversation we had was when it was time to go back upwind into the chop to check on a straggler. He was like, no way going back there into that pounding. Can you go?
Not fair to compare a 24' rib with a 20' whaler but point taken. The Willards are substantial and well grounded with that huge deep v.
But we could just cruise into it at 25kts cruise and it felt like flat water.
Whatever, different horses for different courses.
There is this same thread in the Whaler forum!!! lol
Whaler photo - Paul Todd outsideimages.com
Willard photo - Sean Trew