That boat is sick. As for me, since I barely got to know my boat last year, I'm going to go one more summer with it and I'll see how I feel. If I do make a switch, I'll stick with milder power. And while 1000hp sounds cool, but how long would that last? And how much $ to deal with a refresh?
Last edited by masher44; 04-24-2007 at 05:30 PM.
The altitude is pretty wild.
How is that measured?? From GPS location (in the boat) to water surface?
That would certainly explain the feeling when you fall into a "hole" in the water in between waves that you didn't make it to the next crest.
Congrats on a successful loss of virginity in the rough.
It seemed I just grew up with it, and had to learn by fire. Got out somewhere, and it just kicked up before you could get home - or even knew it was coming. You learned real quick.
After awhile it turns into a helluva lot of fun - until you start breaking things.
I have a Garmin 76csx. It has a built in altimeter and it sits on the dash of my boat in a cradle.
Masher, the love for big HP is there but must take a back seat to economics. At least at this stage of my life. I'll just check things out over the next few months and see if I really want to do anything. Does Activator have a website? Wouldn't mind learning more about them.
If I'm coming off like a Dik, I certainly don't mean to, I actually just want to learn what it's reading.
When you see a max hole of 18' that you flew over, that's pretty impresive.
I know running out in 3-5's, 5-7's, the holes could get pretty deep (multiply crest by 2 and add launch air).
And before I open up the whole can of worms about measuring wave height from the horizon, and the wave trough/crest debate, and how the Great Lakes are no comparision to the Ocean debate, I figured I'd ask how that is being measured.
Pretty soon, all of this will calm down and it will be safe............almost boring out there
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