I didnít know Humber made submarines as well as RIBís
Yesterday while out from Bognor Regis with the diving clubs RIB, we had someone at the helm who has many years experience in sailing & training within the RYA, also he has had a RYA powerboat certificate for a number of years.
We were coming back from the dive site with a following wind & tide when he felt the bow was riding too high, he brought the trim all the way in. As we came down the next large swell the boat picked up a lot of speed & punched its way through the next wave, with the result of the boat being full of water to the top of the transom within seconds. Luckily all the electrics are high & the engine kept running, & the water was soon out by dropping the elephant trunk. Unfortunately one of the people in the boat didnít stop as quick as the boat, resulting in a bang on the head & what looks like a dislocated finger.
All this goes to show just because you have years of experience at sea with one type of boat, it doesnít mean you are going to be good at all types of boat.
With this being a club boat anyone who has a RYA powerboat certificate can drive it, but if frightens the life out of me sometimes I only feel safe when Iím driving.