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Old 07 June 2004, 06:40   #11
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Old 07 June 2004, 06:42   #12
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i was under the impression that in order to turn tight you should always (boat dependant)trim in before you turn to settle the nose back in the green, obviuosly if you did it mid cone then the sudden change in hull ton he water could cause a hook.. but if the nose is already driven back down into the water is it not ok?????
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A bit of nose down trim is fine, and you certainly wouldn't want to have the engine trimmed out.

The potential problem is with trimming the bow hard down as this could result in the boat "hooking" as the bow digs in and the stern lifts.

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Old 07 June 2004, 17:45   #15
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what even goin in a straight line? i didnt really think that was a problem until extreme high speeds!! 60 knots + im gonna have to have words with my rya instructor as he told me different on my 2
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Isn't the point here that it somewhat irresponsible to bung a 8.5m RIB into such a sharp time that it chine hops with a boatload of pax onboard?
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Old 08 June 2004, 01:49   #17
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i suppose it depends on ur driving requirements, if ur cruising with a bota full of ur family yes maybe but if ur racing no its probably essential to a point, however im confused cause some of you guys are telling me different things to what i have been told on my rya courses....
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what even goin in a straight line?
No, "throwing it" into a turn at 50 knots!

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Old 08 June 2004, 16:34   #19
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When doing the turn, use your trim tabs (if you have them, if you don't then fit them) instead of the engines. If you are doing a sharp right hand turn then drop the right trim tab, you will find the boat tilt over to the left, but when you turn to the right the boat will remain level and the props will keep the grip and stop you sliding.

Handy if there are remote trim tab switches on the co pilot side, and a co pilot !!!!
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If it helps, we have also found it behaves differently based on the props!

On our boat with 4 blade props (cleavers or Bravos) trimming right in on a tight turn tends to push the nose down more and cause the boat to bow steer and ultimately hook. Better at level trim or slightly in from level into the turn.

With three blades, you can trim further in, but somewhere between level trim and fully in is better than fully in.
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