Originally Posted by Dragonhawk ficht
Any thoughts on why the engines failed on that rib in the vid, I thought maybe fuel tank was only quart full, and that wave that nearly backfliped them might have caused fuel air lock maybe?
Some would probably say shit in the carbs, I tried this once and burnt my arse on the flywheel, not recomended!!
Most likely reason why the engines stalled is that full throttle was not applied when the stern submerged itself,
one factor when the Atlantic 75 went up a size in engines making the stern that bit heavier ,
full throttle applied just before landing as well as keeping the engines from exhaust back pressure stalling the propeller thrust also helps stop the stern from going under even more.
On the subject of Drouges & sea anchors ( sea anchor if its streamed from the bow & drouge if its streamed from the stern)
the longer the line the better ideal you want to have it at least 2 or 3 waves out from the boat , one of the reasons in the video that the boat was pushed sideways until the anchor deployed (if your in the same breaking wave as the anchor it wont help much .
Buckets do work but usually the handle will come off ,
its also suprizing how much resistance even the small parachute type exerts when trying to recover it ,a separate trip line to the top of the parachute type helps though from experience usually gets wrapped around the main line making it useless.