Took the rib out yesterday for an engine test.
When setting off the bow raises to a silly hight, I'd guess to just over 45 degree's until it slips over the hump and it's off. This is way more of an angle than it should be.
What I know that didn't help is the fuel tank being in between the transom struts due to me having to cut the fuel line short because of a split. It's also got the flooding hull again and I can guess this will make it arse end heavy as it empties?
It could just be because of that but it also feels like the engine needs to be trimmed in more.
I owe thanks to the RNLI as well. I was pulling the boat back onto the trailer when the winch snapped. It recoiled back at me and wound around my finger, cleanly braking the bone. What would the odds on that be?
By the time I'd composed myself again the water had gone and the hull was sat on the concrete slip. Passing RNLI and ferry crew helped me to lift it back onto the trailer. With out them I would have had a long wait till the next tide.