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Old 12-13-2014, 08:15 PM
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Im reading an article in boating mag about Tres Martin Technique for turning at high speeds. this is what he says

In Martin’s turn, hands on the helm at 3 and 9 o’clock, he executes the turn by rocking the helm 180 degrees then returning to center repeatedly — that rotation changes depending on the steering ratio of the helm. You’d expect the give-and-take turn to be jerky, but in execution, all three students managed smooth, flawless, aggressive turns from 50 to 70 mph.

This is the first I have herd of this and sounds very interesting to me. i looked for videos showing this but couldnt find.

Do you guys use this technique when turning at speed?

http://www.boatingmag.com/boats/safe...peeds?page=0,1
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in the rough yes... u constantly rock back to straight seems to stabilize things. make alot of little turns for one big total. hard to explain but it works. only problem is if you get too liberal and try to take too much at once the prop tries to pass the bow lol...
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On thing I do, (not recommended with staggered set up, Won't make much difference) I goose up the outside drives RPM's a bit higher then the inside. And short turn somewhat quick segmented, with the helm is a must.
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Great article. I also bury the drives a little to hook them up better when turning hard. Not sure if other guys do this too.
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I guess everyone has different techniques.... You won't catch me rocking the wheel....
I made about 20 turns at 60-100 mph today... No wheel rocking...
Perhaps he is trying to keep the boats attention... I tend to just pull the corner in tighter or let it out a bit if I don't think it's listening....
Proper trim is key. Bury the bow if you want to watch the rear end pass the bow.
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Originally Posted by chris21hope View Post
Great article. I also bury the drives a little to hook them up better when turning hard. Not sure if other guys do this too.
Don't do that in a stepped hull. You'll be awfully wet in a hurry.
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Originally Posted by chris21hope View Post
Great article. I also bury the drives a little to hook them up better when turning hard. Not sure if other guys do this too.
Don't do that, sooner or later the bow is going to catch a wave dig in and send you flying.
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not all boats respond to steering the same.you kind of learn what your boat likes and does not like.
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Originally Posted by Tim G. View Post
I guess everyone has different techniques.... You won't catch me rocking the wheel....
I made about 20 turns at 60-100 mph today... No wheel rocking...
Perhaps he is trying to keep the boats attention... I tend to just pull the corner in tighter or let it out a bit if I don't think it's listening....
Proper trim is key. Bury the bow if you want to watch the rear end pass the bow.
you doing this in a vee or cat?
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I've taken the class......worth every penny. Not as cut and dry as rock the wheel and turn....many aspects are covered and most importantly Shown on you vessel.
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