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Old 03 June 2013, 18:09   #1
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Is this just where the boat rocks from side to side at high speeds? If not what is it and why is it bad?
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Old 03 June 2013, 18:22   #2
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Is this just where the boat rocks from side to side at high speeds?
Yes.

It's bad because it can end up in a full on 'tankslapper' and spit you out.

For 'tankslapper' see here:-

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Chine walking can be very bad!

It happens when the boat lifts so far out of the water it will start to fall to on side or the other, when it touches the water it kicks back the other way and when it touches the other side it does the same, it will get worse until you slow down so the boat lowers in the water giving you more stability.

Chine walking can throw you out within a second so it's best to know the signs and back off early
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I wouldn't recommend backing off the throttle too quick either as it can cause the bow to dig in and spin the RIB like a handbrake turn. Much better to trim the engine down or in so that you wet the hull more.
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I wouldn't recommend backing off the throttle too quick either as it can cause the bow to dig in and spin the RIB like a handbrake turn. Much better to trim the engine down or in so that you wet the hull more.
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Old 03 June 2013, 19:10   #6
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Are you referring to a specific boat as your Honwave doesn't really have chines?

Chine walking is dependent on a few things sea conditions, wind conditions, boat setup and design

To be honest I always found that most of the time you can get through chine walking but you need gentle hands on the steering wheel and trim button as Andy says and this lets you keep most of your pace as well
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Are you referring to a specific boat as your Honwave doesn't really have chines?

Chine walking is dependent on a few things sea conditions, wind conditions, boat setup and design

To be honest I always found that most of the time you can get through chine walking but you need gentle hands on the steering wheel and trim button as Andy says and this lets you keep most of your pace as well
I am talking about a searider 4m, I here a lot about them chine walking above 35 knots!
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I am talking about a searider 4m, I here a lot about them chine walking above 35 knots!
which is well above the speed they were designed to go!
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1 wanted to say that!

it's going well what engine is on it?
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Is this just where the boat rocks from side to side at high speeds? If not what is it and why is it bad?
this is a wee description I wrote a while ago. Post 8 if it doesn't automatically take you there.

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