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Old 15 June 2007, 15:13   #1
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Sharp Turns

Anyone had bad expereince of high speed turns.

Encouraged by Kev at Solent, I took Farfetched out on a gentle Southampton Water chop down by the mouth of the Hamble, and took her at 30k with trim right in, fully locked over to port and later to starboard. Fun. Then again at 35k. Then at 40k. Then at 44 - WOT in those conditions. Amazing. No sense of tail coming out or skid. about 25 L in the tank, just me on board.
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Old 15 June 2007, 15:50   #2
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I think the probs are more common with stepped or racing hulls.
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Old 15 June 2007, 18:44   #3
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Old 15 June 2007, 18:49   #4
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Trim right in Bruce and Bob's your uncle.

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Mmmm....I'm not sure about that advice as a generalisation. On some boats the bow will dig in so tight you could be ejected.
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Yes and on others the hull breaks away and ejects contence in water
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Seen that happen on lake windermere. A hop skip and a dig in and the guys family we're swimming.

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I think the probs are more common with stepped or racing hulls.
IMHO it is more a problem of over exuberance! All hulls will come unstuck eventually, some will slide out (like our race and 770 hull), some will slide and hook (suddenly grip and turn tighter violently ejecting the occupants), and others will hook and roll (likewise ejecting occupants and ending up upside down).

At Exmouth one year there were 3 or 4 boats towed in upside down - ironically it was a flat race and a result of people thinking they could go round corners faster and faster - I think at least two of those were Revengers and a Batboat.
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