OLM stands for “Office de la Mer et des Littoraux,” which is a French organization that provides training for boaters who want to improve their skills and knowledge in navigating through rough waters, particularly in waves and choppy conditions.
In this way the trainee learns how to pass big waves. I’ve posted more videos for you to enjoy like here, here and here.
This training is designed for experienced boaters who already have a basic understanding of boating techniques and safety practices while minimising the risks of accidents and injuries.
It makes it relevant for those who navigate in coastal or offshore waters, where the sea conditions can be unpredictable and challenging.
If you listen carefully you can grab some tips and advice. It is in French though and the author did not active subtitles.
But often it comes down to the same thing: comfort on board with the necessary “facilities” is the only thing that seems to count.
Too often that is the main selling point from the dealer especially for potential customers new to the boating world. Stating that the customer is not interested in more technical stuff is underestimating him.
I cannot stress enough that the hull is the most important part of any RIB, any boat and has to meet your expectations as good as possible. See here how the Gemini WR880 hull is being build.
In the responses of my anonymous survey on how long a RIB lasts (take it as well if you want),
I’ve sadly had to read disappointments about the RIB bought like “It was not what I expected it to be” and “I wouldn’t recommend it” and “No, I will not buy it again”
The reasons for this expensive bummer can be many things of course. But somewhere on the line information was not clearly specified enough by the customer or the dealer.
Every naval architect will tell you that every hull has its own purpose. Therefore in advance define your purpose very clear.
Many of us have probably been in a situation where the wind picked up and the sea was agitated; after all, you had checked the weather and sea conditions beforehand. There are a lot of good apps for that, by the way.