Originally Posted by BogMonster
trim out till the prop is just under the water and give it some beans
Just a quick question in relation to this: how far can you trim up whilst maintaining a strong pee stream? Our prop can be a good couple of inches out the water - is this just due to the low intakes on the Lightning gearcase or a normal thing - although our old Suzuki had to have the prop in the water to maintain a stream?
Oh and we also always do MOB drills. Always great fun to lob a fender overboard at high speed
And one thing - lets have a vote on method, what do we all use?
"Drift on" where you position yourself upwind of the strongest element from the MOB and drift onto him
"Drift off" position downwind so that you don't shelter the MOB and allow him to drift onto you. This of course has the advantage that an unconscious MOB cannot (harder) to be swept under.
When we practise the temptation is always to just pick it up like a mooring buoy, and in calm conditions with a strong swimmer this would be fine. However when its rough a proper technique obviously needs to be used.
Two more q's: what sort of ladder to people carry? and has anyone tried the
"climbing up the engine" technique?