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Old 15 August 2005, 13:54   #1
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Hey quick question...whast so bad about stuffing the bow? lol other than you get a Sh*t load of water in the boat
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It fookin hurts !
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lol hurts the boat or you :P
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Personally it hurt me more than the boat
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Personally it hurt me more than the boat
One guy did it to our 5.85m ribcraft when it was 2years old. Proper job. Ripped the bow tube away from the hull.

So = puts a lot more stress on the bow than you need to, and you get soaked. I go in a boat to stay dry, if I wanted to get wet, I'd swim.
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soooo....how do u prevent it? lol
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soooo....how do u prevent it? lol
In a following sea, don't have shed loads of power on as you go down a wave or wear lots of bubble wrap!
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Hmm, actually I think you should have lots of power on going down a wave. The mistake I made was trying to slow the boat down by throttling off, in she went. Throttle with bottle. The time to take the throttle off is when your going up the back of a wave and reaching the top so you glide over the top with the minimum amount of speed and can then put the power back on. You need big regular waves and you will get it wrong every few. Its hard work and needs 100% concentration, you wont be doing it on a long trip.

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yea What pete said seemed right....plus if you slow down while goin down the wave the wave will most likely take control of the boat (forget the word for it lol) and you will go straight down
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yea What pete said seemed right....plus if you slow down while goin down the wave the wave will most likely take control of the boat (forget the word for it lol) and you will go straight down
Yachties call it a broach, unlikely on a rib, but closing the throttle down a wave lowers the bow and in she goes
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