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Old 18 September 2008, 23:37   #11
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Old 19 September 2008, 02:16   #12
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That is the impression i leave, the dig comment was aimed at Chris he has had a bad encounter as his replys to me always highlight my trade. The only rib i have had is my BWM so i have no experiance with other ribs and at 19 stone what more ballast could i need.
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Old 19 September 2008, 08:36   #13
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at 19 stone what more ballast could i need.
Some one heavier than me then , I'm getting to like you
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Old 19 September 2008, 17:42   #14
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I don,t know why people call the BWM mine is great fun when the waves get really big and she feels so safe, Maybe Hightower you and i should meet in the bow of my boat and put BassBoy,s theory to the test.
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Old 19 September 2008, 19:42   #15
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I don,t know why people call the BWM mine is great fun when the waves get really big and she feels so safe, Maybe Hightower you and i should meet in the bow of my boat and put BassBoy,s theory to the test.
Yeh, go for it Don't forget mine was much smaller than yours at just 17', I have been in a 6m Porter RIB which I believe is a BWM hull, but didn't really put it though it's paces.
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Old 20 September 2008, 15:43   #16
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I've got a Porters 6.5 and it fantastic in the rough! I prefer it to my Solent 7m
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Old 21 September 2008, 14:21   #17
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Tim M do you find your Porters 6.5 has this problem with the steering at slow speed, i am still not sure what is different about this hull to cause the problem.
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It is twitchy at slow speed, but then I find most RIBs and small boats are. Its certainly no worse than anything else I have driven.
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In addition to it being something you learn to do, certain gearbox x-sections are better than others at guiding the boat.
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Old 21 September 2008, 17:14   #20
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It is good to know i do not have a faulty boat just a small boat anomally, I must say i have learn to stear the boat by not turning as hard as the boat suggests and waiting for the reaction this seems to stop alot of the zig zagging.
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