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Old 21 March 2006, 12:53   #21
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When at sea in any kind of chop or swell - I will always have my trunks down
Ah, I'd always wondered why Falmouth Bay had so many Eclipse's!!
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Old 21 March 2006, 15:12   #22
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Greetings all and many thanks for the suggestions and the questions.

Given the bad sea state I had asked Tim to open the trunks on the way out. I think i said something like " if we really need trunks it is no time to be lookng for them" Sounds prophetic now!!! I am flexible on trunk positioning and respond to the weather conditions. My open trunks do allow water in when the boat is at rest. I also have a Sahara 1100 with a float switch.

I have a water seperator which helps keep the fuel clean. The air vents for the Redbay are in a good position on the console and are of a type that has the breather covered and filtered. I don't think they will let water in but I will check.

Trim: Boat was trimmed very high. We had just completed run approx 8 miles with following sea and no problems. Problem was as we got closer to land the water depth got shallower, waves got steeper, holes got bigger and we did not decrease our speed despite the obvious change in conditions, At times when surfing down the bigger waver we were doing 35 knots +.
Big concern was engine emersion. As ever Yamaha did the business and never faltered despite going under a few times..amazing.
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Old 22 March 2006, 08:47   #23
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Trim: Boat was trimmed very high. We had just completed run approx 8 miles with following sea and no problems. Problem was as we got closer to land the water depth got shallower, waves got steeper, holes got bigger and we did not decrease our speed despite the obvious change in conditions, At times when surfing down the bigger waver we were doing 35 knots +.
Big concern was engine emersion. As ever Yamaha did the business and never faltered despite going under a few times..amazing.
That sounds like the entrance to Barmouth (or any harbour with a bar) - and the waves can pick up alarmingly quickly. As the ride becomes less comfortable, I reduce speed until I'm happy that I've got the timing right and I don't take-off or stuff it. If the waves are really big - I just pick one and try to surf it in to the harbour.

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Old 22 March 2006, 09:30   #24
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Sit on the back of the wave with the break just infront of you. You may need to apply quite a lot of power to stay there. After the wave breaks it will begin to subside or reform at a smaller size then you can drive over it. Don't fall back too far or the one behind might getcha.
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Old 22 March 2006, 10:26   #25
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"At times when surfing down the bigger waver we were doing 35 knots +. "


Go for it fella !!
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Old 22 March 2006, 10:29   #26
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Dry your socks and look for your sunglasses, hey Olly .

On a more serious note though...Just get rid of the deck water ASAP and check your bilge just in case some's gone down there.
thats right andy......
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just a question, has anyone ever rolled or know of a rib flipping in such conditions when tackled incorrectly? - being a small 4m owner
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Old 22 March 2006, 16:45   #28
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Ski mirror

Many thanks guys...keep the advice and suggestions coming.

On reflection it seems it might be a good idea to fit a ski mirror to the top of the windscreen to make it easier to keep an aye on what is going on behind me,

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