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Old 29 October 2009, 07:41   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: wells
Make: Porters / bombard
Length: 3m +
Engine: 60 / 15hp
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 56
A few pics


Thought it was about I contributed to this forum, given the help you very kindly offered when I was looking for a rib. Whilst this rib has been very good to me and has given me so much confidence albeit nearly throwing me out! I do have one question. the prop seems to give up grip very easily especially in tight turns, is this normal?
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Old 29 October 2009, 07:49   #2
Country: UK - Scotland
Boat name: Wildheart
Make: Humber/Delta Seasafe
Length: 5m +
Engine: Merc 60 Clamshell
MMSI: 235068449
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 4,538
Nice boat.

Yeah, if you are trimmed up too far it will "let go". Your pics are actually quite a good help with the explanation - as you turn, the boat heels. Ribs even better at this vgame as you have a sponson to give you a bit more "lift assist" in a tuirn. Net result - the prop is lifted slightly closer to the surface..... Does it let go occasionally in big waves too?

I assume that engine is power trim - just trim in slightly if you are planning on turning a lot. May knock a touch of your top speed, but if you are turning a lot, top speed becomes a bit irrelevant anyway.

if it's a manual tilt, you need to make a decision about whether you prefer turning or straight line efficiency........
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