Originally Posted by Phil Davies
On the subject of stuffing, what's the generally best accepted method of driving a RIB in a large following sea?
It's rather difficult to run through an emplanation in type (I'm sure someone will attempt it), however, it helps if you have PTT (I appreciate your engine doesn't)which, aids in keeping the nose up as you should trim out (up) slightly with a following sea. Therefore, if you do find yourself surfing down the face of a large crest at least the nose is up or at least being driven up when you come to the bottom.
When you're in Abersoch next I'm sure you'll bring some bad weather so we'll (me and you ) take the opportunity to get some practice in with the added safety of two craft together.
When I did my Level II with Jono and D.M we had 6-12 foot breaking swells which greatly assisted with the tuition and practice in the same. Turning in such conditions is also a well worth while exercise to practice. However, don't whatever you do, ride over the crest at an angle.