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Old 04 July 2011, 13:06   #11
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Have plenty of power available - find your pace and rythm depending upon frequency, power up/power down as appropriate
Take it easy and take your time
Practice - try overfalls just off St Albans Head along Jurrasic Coast or for smaller ones try the overaflls off swanage - but don't tackle anything silly.
Go out with a good instructor and get them to show you and practice

There is a book called rough weather handling or rough weather powerboating that may help
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I found with my old RIB that putting a prop that had a pitch 2" less than the normal one helped loads. Gave me plenty of bite and acceleration when i needed it. But you'll only know this if you've been out a few times and not found a good technique.

It's also important when accelerating up the back of the wave in front not to over cook things and throttle off before you're looking at the sky
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It's also important when accelerating up the back of the wave in front not to over cook things and throttle off before you're looking at the sky
Off the back naah..... front maybe ..
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Off the back naah..... front maybe ..
Naa, it's the back!
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IMHO this is some of the best RIB fun you can get, a force 6 on the tail is fantastic if you know how to use it
I agree - I love a good breeze behind (ooer), great fun and much less hard work than plugging into it. You get wet and/or get a fright occasionally if you are having fun. I suppose I'm a closet WAFI, always want the wind behind me
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Naa, it's the back!
backs fine for running up .. thats how you get your rhythm taking a wave head on is when the trouble starts .. you know your stuff Andy are we at cross purposes or something ?
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No sort your trim and your rig man slow down and get with the wind then and your spray doesnt go much faster than you do in a F6 either that or you shouldnt have bought one of those vibromax things
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No sort your trim and your rig man slow down and get with the wind then and your spray doesnt go much faster than you do in a F6 either that or you shouldnt have bought one of those vibromax things
That depends on how much fun you are having, sometimes you do things for the hell of it and pushing your luck till you eventually get a greenie over the bow is one of them

Big breakers chasing me on the other hand, now that scares the excrement out of me.
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That depends on how much fun you are having, sometimes you do things for the hell of it and pushing your luck till you eventually get a greenie over the bow is one of them

Big breakers chasing me on the other hand, now that scares the excrement out of me.

Agreed and .. agreed .... Off the NW of Scotland we quite often get huge Atlantic swells coming in after a prolonged NWesterlie . Due to various tides and winds some of the swell waves (40' not uncommon) dont have regular fronts/backs and driving fast in these is a challenge , Another of my pet scares is coming off one with too much gas .. aint nothin you can do but hold on and wait for the landing
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you know your stuff Andy
Andy, do i remember seeing you some years ago on a ribnet spin with your sister and an inflated auto life jacket after close encounter with a large wave in following sea?
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