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Old 14 July 2010, 02:33   #1
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Heavy Weather Powerboating by HMS

I got my complimentary copy last week and must say this is the best book I have come across about heavy weather powerboating. Probably the only book available. A must to read for anyone into ribbing especially heavy weather stuff.
The contributions are from a long list of well established people from the industry.
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Old 14 July 2010, 02:39   #2
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Old 14 July 2010, 03:52   #3
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You are quite right I forgot about Dag - sorry Dag
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Just ordered it, reduced to 17.50 on amazon. Will post thoughts on it from a leisure users view soon. Sounds good though.
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Absolutely fantastic book. I don't buy many books, only ones that realy take my fancy. The pictures are fantastic, but the sheer variety of short accounts of stories is excellent. Having had a newborn baby girl last week, i treated myself to this to read when holding her to try and get her to sleep. Suffice to say the account of the historic moelfre rescue on Anglesey nearly made me cry and wake her up, but it didn't, honest.

Anyway. If you want a book with hundreds of fantastic pictures and a full collection of stories written by different people in different styles, with synopsis from HMS on what can be drawn from them in relation to boating and handling etc, buy it. Bargain for 17.50 on Amazon.
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So it's not a "how to" manual then, rather a collection of peoples accounts of heavy weather experiences?
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Only read a couple so far, each section is different. There is an an analysis though from hms as to what to draw from the section. There are technical chapters on hulls and designs from those in the know on how they perform, pitfalls etc. Others on advanced handling techniques, different conditions and how to handle them, overfalls, black holes, rogu seas. Stories of racing round Britain to one offs getting caught out. There are critical analysis of each and what could have been done and key safety pointers for different circumstances.

Very interesting and very informative/useful.
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Got my copy at weekend - one chapter in and really good value so far ... only one left on Amazon ...
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The great Amazon delivered my copy today. Quick flick through, it looks like it will price to be a very good read.
I'll up date when I've had the chance to read properly.
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Must buy one, looks interesting...

...I can't quite make out that rib on the cover - anyone know what it is?

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searider?

Go on, just say it, or have the keys worn out on your laptop?
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searider?

Go on, just say it, or have the keys worn out on your laptop?
Now now, my eyesight isn't what it was (worn keyboard and all that) -

I thought it might have been a Kwinkwari...
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He sold over 100,000 copies of HWSailing. Wonder how many of these he'll sell?
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He sold over 100,000 copies of HWSailing. Wonder how many of these he'll sell?
one more now
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He sold over 100,000 copies of HWSailing. Wonder how many of these he'll sell?
I don't think HE did.
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Fair point. Adlard Coles did.

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Just ordered a copy
Get em to chuck it in the RIB and save on postage
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well it is nice to know that so many also have given the thumbs up

As a matter of interest can anyone guess which is the Parker rib
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As a matter of interest can anyone guess which is the Parker rib
I think I've spotted it.

It's very difficult to tell from just an upturned hull though...

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