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Old 26 July 2004, 09:58   #21
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Squirrel, I think trunks are now standard on Prosport. I'm very glad we have them, as they were very useful it getting rid of a lot of water after my inexperienced driving caused a large stuff!
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Old 26 July 2004, 10:06   #22
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Not sure I'd have room on the transom to fit it. Mines a pretty narrow and I guess it has to be a certain distance from the engine mount?

Dangers, I saw that Green Prosport in the marina on Sunday, they called it "Envy"...ha ha .
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Old 26 July 2004, 10:18   #23
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I would be surprised if you donít have enough room to fit one on you transom, our little 5.5M Humber Assault has enough room for the Heffelump trunk. It is actually below the water line with the boat at rest, so you have to pull it up when we stop or the boat will fill up.
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Old 26 July 2004, 10:19   #24
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On the subject of stuffing, what's the generally best accepted method of driving a RIB in a large following sea? Does the technique vary according to the size of RIB?

I quite often find myself 'surfing' on the wave itself in my Searider which seems to work ok and appears to keep me more in control, although I don't know if that's recommended practice! At other times I end up inadvertently careering down the face of a wave rather more quickly than I intended, which is more disconcerting.
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Old 26 July 2004, 10:25   #25
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Experiance is the only test of time not RYA Exams
The bit of paper isn't important, but the training is.

Whilst there's no substitute for experience there's also no point learning the basic stuff the hard way. A couple of days of training will quickly bring a new boater up to a good basic standard, and I have seen plenty of "experienced" boaters displaying a dismal lack of basic boat handling skills.

Ian Alexander's absolutely right though, it's just a starting point . . .

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Old 26 July 2004, 10:28   #26
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Trim out, pushes the bow up higher rides over the waves or take the waves at angles.
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Old 26 July 2004, 10:37   #27
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articles on how not to stuff

I found some good articles on Paul Latzel's website http://www.powerboat-training.co.uk/
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Old 26 July 2004, 10:39   #28
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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.
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Old 26 July 2004, 10:42   #29
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Do you run trimmed out all the time? so the bow is pulled up when you are riding up the wave and is there an angle at which you shouldnt be crossing the wave on?

(Saves me getting it wrong during experimentation!?)
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Unfortunately when I did my Level 2 and Intermediate (in Pwllheli!) the sea was flat, so rough weather handling has been a sort of 'suck it and see' technique!
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