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Old 11 May 2005, 16:25   #1
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Up in Mallaig and just completed my Intermediate - excellent and recommended for somewhere different to gain. Ex fishing skipper teaching and lots of 'small points' of info - never minding scenery or sociability. Great weather today but first day cold and going hard in 5-6. His attitude is that you learn nothing in calm weather. Very small college but so well done - an option for a few days away in wonderful scenery.

Anyway, towed my own up to have with me and suffering from see-sawing in some conditions. Mild side to side rock which becomes more violent. Cannot find link on forum but have read about it before. Any suggestions please?
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Old 11 May 2005, 16:32   #2
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Try doing a search on 'chine walking' Soupy. HTH
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Old 12 May 2005, 18:00   #3
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Louise,

Many thanks - knew it was called something different! Cheers!
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Errm Soupy are you talking about a motion of the boat when underway or a motion of the boat whilst being towed on the trailer? I think you are referring to the boat being trailed? If so its not chine walking but something to do with poor weight distribution on the trailer or a problem with the trailer itself.
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Sea-Sawing whilst towing

If it happens again after any adjustments make note of the road surface. Increasingly people are reporting this effect when towing in lane 1 on motorways due to the tracks created by lorries. You notice them most when the sun is low in the sky.

The trailer doesnt like being in them so rides out then back in again. Can be a bit un-nerving.
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Assuming it's towing, maybe a little more weight on the nose, or consider adjusting the tyre pressures.
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Old 16 May 2005, 06:16   #7
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Sorry folks - didn't make it clear. It was at sea in short sharp swell (shallow ground). Starts off slow but quickly becomes violent (chine walking?) until I take power off. Have now learned that deep V in boat may not go back far enough in my model for that kind of weather on NW coast. Just need to experiment a bit more!
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