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Old 16 August 2005, 03:54   #21
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That depends what RIB you are in!

Chris.
Not really, the biggest problem/reason is that the only topsides, and subsequent protection from the direct elements, is a small round toob.

Obviously a cabin rib, or enclosed wheelhouse rib is different, but i'm talking about 'generic' open ribs of the type 'you lot' like.

Also, in most cases, ribbers go for the 'bustin through it' approach, as apposed to the 'get on top' (if you can) approach used by the performance boating type.
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Old 16 August 2005, 03:56   #22
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I thought a 'Broach' was a tech term for a Hook!

C'mon Pete you oul sea dog, get ya terms right
Err, you have lost me, what I was thinking of was the wave picks the back of the boat up and turns it side ways because the bow digs in. Choppywaters said when the wave takes control of the boat, well as I am sure you have experienced the next thing that will happen if not corrected is the boat could easily hook and broach.

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fuller we get it...ur nice and fat and dont like RIBs ok so stop talking
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Throttle with bottle
I bottled out going down the wave and stuffed fairly big style because I throttled off, I remember seeing the creases form in the bow tube with the pressure and then this big green thing hit me - hard

but you can't say I didn't learn from the experience, cause 5 minutes later I did exactly the same again - just to prove that you shouldn't throttle off

Fortunately I had an RYA instructor with me at the time, his comment was
"If this was a hardboat we would now be swimming" (not good in February)
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"If this was a hardboat we would now be swimming" (not good in February)

hahahaha this is true
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what was the wave height?
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Ok so I'm confused now...

In a following sea:
I power up the wave.
Put on enough power to get over the wave.
As you start to fall down the other side, you'll accellerate, as you have the wave pushing you and gravity helping.
So I ease off a shade. Not so much that the wave is faster. You can feel the boat having a tendency to surf then, but still making progress. This stops you belting down the wave into the trough, giving the bow time to rise as it gets to the trough. Then quickly power back on.

I will say that if you power off too much the wave will catch you up and give you grief.

Can someone explain (with reasons) what they feel/know is the right way please... especially if there is a powerboat trainer kicking about?

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Hope this clears it up for you.

1. Power up the wave then gently ease over the top of the crest and as you fall down the other side power on to keep you ahead of the following sea.
2. Keep power on until you arrive on the back of the next wave and apply power to gently puch you up the back of the wave.

If the following wave catches you especially a breaking wave then this will make you lose control and push the back of the boat sideways which in turn could roll you over.

Does that clear it up for you.

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what was the wave height?
Not that big, I was actually on a river with the wind gusting to a force 6 pushing the tide out with it, the waves were steep vicious little critters which the boat was coping very well with and we were having a good exciting ride, suddenly there's a ruddy great trough in front of me and splash, throttle off and in I go! I would guess the wave I hit was about 1.5 metres max, but very steep.
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Not that big, I was actually on a river with the wind gusting to a force 6 pushing the tide out with it, the waves were steep vicious little critters which the boat was coping very well with and we were having a good exciting ride, suddenly there's a ruddy great trough in front of me and splash, throttle off and in I go! I would guess the wave I hit was about 1.5 metres max, but very steep.
Did the same going under tower bridge! The waves there can be horrible, did not do anything more than give the guy sitting up front a wet bum
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