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Old 09 May 2004, 18:28   #11
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You're obviously feeling a little better now Louise
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Old 09 May 2004, 18:35   #12
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Bow attitude

With the med style bench seat at the rear weight distribution is not ideal , had a 5 Metre Arimar with this style set up which used to point skywards when getting on the plane , makes life very awkward if you have to slow down off the plane either because of wave conditions or speed limits.

This boat also had a lovely stainless steel A frame at the rear but must have weighed a ton making distribution even worse

Found that fitting a set of hydrofoils helped enormously , also instead of having fuel tank under the seat strap it down up front.

The Valiant range of boats are this sort of length are not very deep vees and are quite light , first Rib was a Valiant 520 which really slammed hard in the Solent chop.
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Old 09 May 2004, 18:44   #13
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You're obviously feeling a little better now Louise
Yes, much better now thanks. It's amazing what a day without Richard B can do!!
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Old 09 May 2004, 20:25   #14
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Mine never really flew the bow, but you can see how different the weight distribution was. Console and 62 litre fuel talk right at the front and a light 3cyl engine on the transom.
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Old 10 May 2004, 04:23   #15
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On Saturday i pressume you went out as the tide was comming in ! if you did you would have been going wind against tide and that creates small steep waves at Herne bay !! i know this as its a common thing in the area due to the shallow beds...... Dont worry about the bow riding high its a fact of small boat handling in rough sea's ask Phil you do however need to play around a bit with your trim on a flat day and practice getting it right for the sea state and conditions then you shouldn't have a problem. I had a look out on Saturday too and decided not to go out.
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Old 10 May 2004, 04:45   #16
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thanks all its not the boat just me if i go out when the sea are a bit rough i
will take some 25L jerry can fill with water and put in the front
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Old 10 May 2004, 05:58   #17
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Daniel, I went out three weeks ago at Southwold - same conditions as yours. I too retunred home as I thought the boat might tip over.

How likely is one to tip a small RIB over in the rough?
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Old 11 May 2004, 07:34   #18
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Riding High!

Hello Daniel,
most boats have some difficulty when it comes to rounding a sheltered harbour to meet the waves head on, add to this you trying to get her on the plane and hey presto its a frisbee!!

Don't worry though its quite normal and if you slap a bit of ballast up front etc and play with the trim you will be fine. All the stuff like anchors and fuel tank (spare) can go up there but I promise once out of the harbour things do improve. I can sell you some ballast (only joking) but would be happy to come aboard for a trip and sit mid boat to assist!
Down here in rural/yokal Hernia Bay we have renowned annoying short steppy waves and they are guaranteed to annoy but as you saw a week earlier sometimes brilliant.
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Daniel your going to have trouble putting anything up front because thats where the beer cooler is isn't it
If you want someone to sit on it and take care of the contents give either me or Phil a shout
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that a why i only put lunch in it due to the fact if its full of amber nector i would have lots of ballast up front with a little party going on with you and
phil and his brother and i would be the named driver
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