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Re: Ooohhooookkaaayy, you think you've tried some greasy sailing??
I would need rub rails made of tire tread...
Actually, no.. it's not the rub rails that would hit first but your chines. Very, very few rocks and channel sides are precisely vertical (they all slope outwards at varying degrees) and it's for that reason that this 'rock dodging' is even possible.
As I mentioned and as the video shows, the key is to keep moving. Your bow wave (even a small one) reflects off of the rocks and helps keep you centered in the channel. If you stop (usually because you've misjudged the depth and grounded the centreboard!) you're in big trouble and might even find you're now wedged in and can't get going again: a somewhat embarrassing predicament, to say the least.
..so the last
thing you want is rub rails made of tire tread.
A bad day on a boat beats a good day in the office
Last edited by Classic30; 08-20-2015 at 11:18 PM.