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Old 08 February 2014, 09:54   #11
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And keep the jumps low (close to the water). Very serious injuries are a distinct possibility from big airborne jumps (usually passengers not helms). Remember the throttle controls the height of the jump.
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Old 08 February 2014, 10:01   #12
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i suppose he dnt get it right Looey
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Old 08 February 2014, 10:06   #13
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Also take into account the boat/ship that the wake your jumping on because last thing they want if there about to negotiate a tight channel or making a course alteration. Is for some pleb buzzing around them trying to jump the wake.

We had a complete knob who kept going head onto my boat then going down either side (no indication of which one) and then cutting in as close to the stern as possible to try and jump what little wake my landing craft had.

All turned out ok in the end though as we had a MOD police launch about 1/2mile behind us who promptly bollocked the pleb.

There is a time and place for wake jumping and portsmouth main channel is not it.
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Old 08 February 2014, 10:26   #14
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My personal take is that it's a phenomenon generally found in calm waters where there is an audience. When I get calm water, I look at the horizon and nail it in the knowledge that there will be lots of waves I'll HAVE to hop without looking for extras. Is it a problem? Only if you flip the boat or hurt someone. Then you look like a complete nob.

You've got a pal that has a big Redbay who's good at it

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This is my first year with our RIB and dealing with the larger wakes comfortably has been my biggest challenge , I have spoken with many people on the subject, including a few instructors but the advice never seems consistent! :-)

Cross it at right angles, cross at 45 degs, ignore it and just let it pass, keep the speed up, throttle back, throttle off ( that one hurts when you drop in the trough behind! )
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This is my first year with our RIB and dealing with the larger wakes comfortably has been my biggest challenge , I have spoken with many people on the subject, including a few instructors but the advice never seems consistent! :-)

Cross it at right angles, cross at 45 degs, ignore it and just let it pass, keep the speed up, throttle back, throttle off ( that one hurts when you drop in the trough behind! )
My advice would be; do not get too hung up on the rights or wrongs on wave jumping there are way too many different craft, wave height/shape, set-ups, load, weather conditions, etc,etc.

It will come with experience just err on the side of caution whilst you gain that experience, rather like jumping in a new car and going for a drive in an unfamilier area you would take it easy whilst you got to know that car and the road.

It will come, just dont try to run before you can walk

Good luck, and enjoy
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I have spoken with many people on the subject, including a few instructors but the advice never seems consistent! :-)

Cross it at right angles, cross at 45 degs, ignore it and just let it pass, keep the speed up, throttle back, throttle off ( that one hurts when you drop in the trough behind! )
Are you trying to attack it or just get past it safely? (Sometimes the best way to get past is to attack) All that advice is probably right - but its all about timing.
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Mostly pass it safely as I have to start somewhere and being confident in being able to do that will lead to more adventurous helming. :-)
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last thing they want if there about to negotiate a tight channel or making a course alteration. Is for some pleb buzzing around them trying to jump the wake.
Pleb? Since when did plebeians own ribs?
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You want to jump at 90 degrees to the wake if possible, otherwise you'll land on one side.
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