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    Default What is Chine Walking?

    could someone provide explanation of chine walking. I'm unfamiliar.

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    Default Re: What is Chine Walking?

    tee-boy,I found this on one bass fishing website. Hope this helps!RobGWell on outboards, after installing dual steering and properly adjusting out steering cable backlash, the next step is to add rigid motor mounts to reduce the fish tailing that causes dangerous chine walking. Chine walk is the tendency for your boat to oscillate back and forth between its port and starboard chines.

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    Default Re: What is Chine Walking?

    I ran across this article and bookmarked it a while ago:Click here for article.

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    Default Re: What is Chine Walking?

    Great artical Paul.On most boats, it can be overcome by raising the engine on the transom, but when you get into a position of "falling off the pad" as in High performance boats it can become tricky, however, I believe that the installation of a set of smart tabs would eliminate it.

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    Default Re: What is Chine Walking?

    Be real careful when you hear someone make a blanket statement about things. Adding rigid or solid motor mounts can lead to a dangerous situation on some outboard motors. On some its a good idea, some not.

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    Default Re: What is Chine Walking?

    what is chine walk? mostly scary above 70 MPH or so. more so if your the passenger and know what is going on. the chine is the area of the bottom that meets the sides. when its rocking off the pad side to side it hits and rebounds to the other side. can lead to loss of control and the occasional barnacle side up situation.
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    Default Re: What is Chine Walking?

    Try it in 2 1/2 tons of deep Vee hull. It's a blast!!!
    The world takes on a whole new perspective when viewed from 100' below...



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    Default Re: What is Chine Walking?

    no thank you rodbolt dont like wormy riding hulls at speed . my friends husband died playing with one some years back. I like playing with go fast motors but I fix them. I let someone else play with them.
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    Default Re: What is Chine Walking?

    When it chucks you outta the boat, the chinewalking stops, because the weight balance has been altered!That's called a self-correcting situation.

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    Default Re: What is Chine Walking?

    thanks for the info. will try to steer clear of this in future, but probably won't have a problem w/ my 60horser

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    Default Re: What is Chine Walking?

    Nope, unless your planing on mounting that 60 horse to a sheet of plywood, you wont have to worry about chinewalking.Cheers... Canuck 16.

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