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Old 18 March 2011, 13:41   #1
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Chine walking

I guess this has been asked a tousand times by plonkers like what does it mean?.

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Old 18 March 2011, 14:10   #2
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Originally Posted by ashbypower View Post
Google IS your friend !!!

Failing that check out a picture paints a thousand words and all that.
That looks like some sort of double hull arrangement at the stern, and he still gets it for sure, but in a mono hull its a more violent slap onto the left side of the hull then the right on the angle of the deep V ... not for the faint hearted thats for sure... extreme examples will border on throwing you out of the boat,.. and if no kill cord and manual steering ... the consequences wont be pretty

Caused by too much hull out of the water which 'CAN' be controlled by trim,.. but in reality its too much power pushing too light a hull that causes it because not enough hull is in contact with the water

I can qualify that further .. when in mixed or choppy water at speed the hull performs ok, but you get a bit of a pounding .. your trim is set accordingly ,.. you round the corner into a quiet bay at full speed, and bang! you get chinewalking , and all becuase the water went flat and you dont have the waves anymore to keep the hull balanced .. it happens as easy as that when your pushing the limit .. So you can get it very unexpectedly

Solutions .. keep your trim sorted .. ballast up front .. less Hp .. although personally the last is allways the last option

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