Originally Posted by mike
I don't think you are a coward but do think if you drive a speed which suits you and gives you more time to see ahead then it's plain old good sea man ship.
Thanks,Mike, for your affirmation of my rib driving style. I do like to see what lays ahead.
What prompted me to start this thread was reporting on this forum of rather speedy voyages on lumpy seas. For example, referring to a cross channel spin:-
''Had 4-5 plus waves with speeds of 22-48 knots across the top the whole way back.''
Assuming waves of 1m+, I would have felt uneasy, even on a large rib, at those speeds in those conditions. The bottom line being that I would not be able to see sufficiently far ahead at those speeds to avoid some semi-submerged lump.