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Old 13 January 2011, 06:52   #31
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more worrying that he is on this 'mostly adult' site???
We might well all be grown ups, but that doesn't mean we're adult
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Old 13 January 2011, 07:07   #32
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Not just a proper RIB, the best type of RIB
You've just fallen into the classic RIBnet behaviour of claiming that your own brand of boat is better than all the others! To make any such claim you need to have regularly used all the others in a variety of conditions (and preferably have gone back and forth to them as your skill level improved and their designs get tweaked). That means there are very few people who can honestly claim to be in a position to judge the best type of RIB - and even then the best RIB for fun days in the Solent may not be the best for cross Channel jollies or extended cruises in the NW of Scotland. Without at least having tried the leading brands you are clearly just spouting meaningless brand loyalty...
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Old 13 January 2011, 07:24   #33
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Rule 1 for eliminating chine walking is "check your steering", you'd be amazed how often it's the cause of the problem.
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Old 13 January 2011, 08:52   #34
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Not sure - Cookee will know more ..
Dirk is spot on with checking your steering - my experience with a large range of RIBs is non existent and I can only talk in general terms of what changing certain things on a boat do - such as checking your steering.

I believe the problem with many boats is that they were never designed for the amount of power and therefore speed that they end up with - many were also originally designed as hard boats and turned into RIBs changing the balance totally, maybe this means that you have to make the best of what you have!
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Old 13 January 2011, 12:45   #35
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What on the steering would be causing the chine walking other than there being play in it?
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Old 13 January 2011, 13:01   #36
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Quite often it's the nut behind the wheel.
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Old 13 January 2011, 13:42   #37
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The steering has already been mentioned but also check the engine mounts for wear and play, the racing boys use solid ones i think and depending on what height the engine is raising it may help and experimenting with different props and weight balance.
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Old 13 January 2011, 13:53   #38
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check the engine mounts for wear and play,
That'd be rule #2
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Old 15 January 2011, 05:47   #39
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I've had chine walk on a couple of boats and its always been cured by trimming in a little.
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No no, we've had a Zodiac before. Terrible built quality, console nearly fell off on ripped out when we crossed from Cherbourg to Alderney and the seat also bent (mostly because of GDs weight ). Wouldn't trust a Zodiac again
So what about Avon's then, stupid boy!
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