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Old 08 February 2021, 16:35   #1
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Stuffing

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?

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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?



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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?

JD
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
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Something like this will give you an idea. Of course itís mostly massive boats that cost more than my house.

https://youtu.be/xJfyldaM8Vg
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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
Submarine? Like this:

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I stuffed a Solent 5.4 off Calshot.

I read afterwards it's like going into the green room, that's exactly right.

The water was like an igloo around us for what seemed like ages obviously not but that's what it felt like, then all of a sudden all that water was in the boat.

We were lucky, no one got hurt and the boat was fine. I opened the elephants trunk and put the power on, the boat was swamped with 300mm of water and took some time to clear.

I don't want to do it again.
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Thatís a pretty good description. Itís alway surprising how long it takes between the boat coming to a juddering hair and half the sea landing on your head
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I stuffed a 22' raceboat once. It was a relatively gentle stuff, just took the top off a wave really, but we were going just under 70mph and I remember the water coming up the deck as I thought "oh balls". Had my crash helmet open just a crack to stop the visor misting.

It wasn't a hard stuff, so the boat didn't stop too hard, but the water hitting the visor impacted it on my nose, before the visor disappeared off overboard somewhere. Properly broke my nose though.

I reckon a proper, high speed, hard, stuff, is one of the most dangerous things, both to people and to kit. Spinning out, even barrel rolling, capsizing, all sorts, it's less of a hard impact. So while there other survivability issues with those, a stuff is just nasty.

The thing to be mindful of on ribs is once you're going at a decent lick, the pressure of the water is higher than the pressure in the tubes, so they'll start to offer little in way recovery "during the moment".

As always, drive to the conditions, your kit & your ability. I broke my nose by driving in excess of my ability.
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