Airboat tests in wind and waves


Today I tested a boat on a big wave. I went to another lake closer to home. A strong wind rose and I decided to test the stability of the boat to the wave and wind. Initially, there were problems with the engine, he is already a veteran, so I had to conjure a little and eventually it all worked. I’m a small backwater and it seems that the wave is small because that ripple that seems a little further but when I left closer to the middle of the lake I was met thirty centimeter waves. The boat went against the wind and fought with the wave. Against the wind, I accelerated to 25 and then the wave started to turn around and met me aboard, but the boat was surprisingly well able to hold the blows, it jumped from wave to wave and didn’t even splash too much. In the opposite direction I gave full gas. Forty-one scored instantly, but the shaking was unrealistic. To be honest, on such a rodeo the gas did not turn off too much and shook and shaken. Nevertheless, the boat was controlled and there were no prerequisites for capsizing. This was my second time on this boat, and under such conditions the water surface I felt completely safe, but I worked with gas cautiously and I only had full gas accelerated against the wind and, having gained some speed, I already cleaned the gas. Unfortunately, it was not possible to remove a lot from the cabin because of the shaking. Only my friend Karlis took me off his phone and for about a minute, the video will be from this test. Thank you very much to Karlis for help in these trials. Yes, and more from the shaking or old age exhaust pipe to the muffler broke. He was alert before and could not stand the vibration. In general, it broke down and the tests ended there. Need to order a new part. In general, I am satisfied with the tests. The boat keeps the shock wave well controlled and accelerates the wave. The motor is a bit weak in still weather, still ok against the wind. I think for the following tests to make a small fairing in front and remove the protection of the screw, it brakes the boat a little. You can try to measure the full speed with these changes. In the meantime, I will do something else until the item arrives. below the photo and a short video.

p.s. The most amazing thing is that during the test I forgot to put a small oar in the cockpit of my boat and put it on the deck where it was safely and rolled during all my jumps and shakes, and did not fall. I safely used it after raking up to the shore.

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Oleg Gladchenko