I've been on them and they turn just fine at any speed that is safe to make a reasonable turn in. They are not jet skis. If you understand how to set up for turning a stepped hull boat properly they turn like any other stepped hull boat. You can roll about any boat if you work at it hard enough.
I don't usually get in on posts about out boats as i am
a factory employee. We build a great boat and when
it is operated properly it is very safe. Like some other
members have said any twin step boat can flip if the driver
does not know what he is doing. Are you looking at a sunsation for purchase. I see that you have just joined OSO
and your first post was about our boat line.
I will say that I always try to trim the stepped hull to expect the unexpected with manuevers. But then again, I am kind of anal about that. I definitely drive the trim differently in the stepped hull than I did in the straight hull.
Just my experience. I have between 500 - 600 hours driving time in their hulls. It has all been positive. My post is not meant to assume or make a comment about anybody elses experience.
Last edited by Mentalpause; 08-14-2007 at 09:54 PM.
I haven't had the chance to get behind the wheel of the SS yet (still on my 2 do list), but having owned both the 288 and the 32 Dominator I haven't had any bad expierences even when pushing the boat into (what I would call) emergency manuvuers at LOTO. The amount of traffic and rough water down there always seem to put one in a sticky situation at least once a year it seems
I think taking the time to get familiar with any boat is the key to having a safe time on the water.
This isn't a Sunsation specific issue. The bottom line is that you have to know what you are doing. This is a twin stepped hull which means you need to understand how trim works. Sunsation has safety precautions built into their boats to help mitigate this however, they can't do much for someone who wants to turn it like a jet ski.
I have been in a few undesirable situations with mine where I have had to react and the boat has performed exactly as I would expect it to.
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