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Old 03 October 2013, 17:21   #21
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The "Isle of Man" trip a few years ago saw us in some interesting conditions off Anglesey, stern sliding a big Ribcraft with 250 screaming horsepower doing nothing at all. Poly seemed to take it in his stride, but the rest of my crew have never set foot in a boat again!
the contrast to the next time I went on a trip with you is amazing - you fell asleep!

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I remember that day well, we spent most of the day vertical on the way back to Conway it's a good job we ventured out the next day or I would of sold my rib to the 1st person who wanted it
you should have said in the pub - I'd have made you an offer!
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Old 04 October 2013, 11:23   #22
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Also, water runs downhill — so rather than being exactly like driving uphill, it might be like walking up the wrong side of an escalator. (Third hand wisdom of my brother's old dinghy sailing coaches there — I'd be interested to see any figures on whether it's true and to what extent.)
Good question.

Something floating in the water tends to stay in place though, rather than falling down the backside of the swell; I'd assume at first glance that we're dealing pretty much with just gravity.

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Try a four or five blade prop. In conditions like thise described the extra grip belts you up the hill. Njoy
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Its called a hill
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