Originally Posted by Jack Dalmatian
I hear the term "Stuffing"
I always thought it had to do with Sage and Onion and Turkeys, BUT what does it mean with ribs and sports boats?
Rather than climbing a wave out of a trough you go into the wave face and get VERY wet - running the risk of damaging the bow / tubes, RIB tubes have been known to peel off from the bow of the craft from 'stuffing'.
If you stuff with a following sea you can then get overtaken by the wave behind you and put into a 'broach' with is basically the craft getting pushed from the water mass behind you so the boat is then beam onto the sea, then you again can get very wet or worse, upside down
Recon numerous vid's on youtube