Originally Posted by Jackwabbit
Iím a little surprised to see no one has mentioned trimming the engine out to lift the bow!
exactly, this is probably one of the most important aspects of driving in a big following sea!!
imho i also think everyone is generalising a bit too, maybe im misunderstanding u guys, in long rollers maybe you can throttle down the back of the wave but if you get caught in that snotty short following sea between lepe and lymington gasing down the wave will just propell ur nose downwards in to the dip due to ur potential energy and momentum! its simple physics!!
imho (and im not a big sea driver just learnt from my mistakes) i think you do need to maintain a speed faster than the waves to eliminate broaching but not accelerate anymore until nearing the bottom of the trough so ur nose is lifted and presents its fat buoyancy to lift the boat up...