Originally Posted by Polwart
a contradictory gross generalisation if ever there was one
Exactly! Hence my loaded reply! Codders believes all ribs are light in the nose just cause his is!!!! I suggest he gets himself to ribex or soutamtpon boat show and experiences some different hull designs ribs and not! Any planning hull will have some upward travel when meeting a head sea but the amount and change in angle are very dependant on hull design and c of g to mention jus a few things, (otherwise all hard boats would be great in a head sea surely?) it is not the fact a tube is stuck on the outside!!!