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Old 07-25-2005, 01:21 PM
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Panther... that's f'd up.
Its an interesting ride down the river.
It can be flat as can be... then pick right up.
I try to make up time when no one is around, and I can pass the cars on the FDR!!!
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I did a mini stuff a couple of years ago at loto. I was pulling off plane next to a massive cruiser that was also pulling off plane. As he settled into the water he created a massive roller. As we went up the face of the roller I saw the bow pierce the wave and the water ran about half way up the deck. We crested the wave and I thought "Oh, chit!". We went down into the valley and immediatly the bow pierced the wave face. This big slug of water came over the dash and caught Waterfoul and me right in the face. Scared my wife who was in the back seat because she had no idea it was coming. Flooded the engine out and instantly put 8" of water in the bilge. It was so rough out and the boat wakes were such that I was thinking instant swamp. Luckly the engine refired and was able to get moving again. That was only one of three times that I was afraid of sinking at loto.
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Is it just me, or does anybody else wanna hear about the other two times?
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Panther... that's f'd up.
Its an interesting ride down the river.
It can be flat as can be... then pick right up.
I try to make up time when no one is around, and I can pass the cars on the FDR!!!
Believe me you don't want to end up in Elmhurst Hospital.

The accident had less to do with speed and much more to do with trimming to the moon.

This pic is just after the accident
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Best way against snuffing is tabs up, trim out!
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Old 07-25-2005, 03:33 PM
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The accident had less to do with speed and much more to do with trimming to the moon.
Trim to the moon, speed, and booze don't mix....

Mr. V., I think we were all humbled that day. I know I'll never forget it.
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Best way against snuffing is tabs up, trim out!
Correct, that's the correct recipe for a "trip and stuff"...
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Hey, Panther and Mr V. (and all others).
It seems most of the "stuffing" occurs on crossing boat wakes.
Is running the ocean between NJ and NY any different.
Could the odds of stuffing be less in a consistant frequency of waves?
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Hey, Panther and Mr V. (and all others).
It seems most of the "stuffing" occurs on crossing boat wakes.
Is running the ocean between NJ and NY any different.
Could the odds of stuffing be less in a consistant frequency of waves?
I've stuffed in 10's at the tip of the hook, Jones inlet one day when it was huge and also under the VZ when it was big. It can get big under the VZ at times if the wind and tide are just right. If it us you can just run around SI to get home. Tug wakes are probably the worst though cause they tend to be steep.
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Hey, Panther and Mr V. (and all others).
It seems most of the "stuffing" occurs on crossing boat wakes.
Is running the ocean between NJ and NY any different.
Could the odds of stuffing be less in a consistent frequency of waves?
Storm,
I don't have the experience Mr V and Panther have but you said all others so I'll just add my 2 cents.

Even in the Ocean you can experience cruiser wake.
We were in the Ocean coming up on a 50ft Searay. This guy must have been running full throttle. The seas were not flat but not to high, this cruiser caused a huge wake----it was almost impossible to pass him safely. (Well maybe we could have if we had a few Martinis and the family wasn't with us ) I was in a 41ft boat with plenty of power. I never imagined a boat like that in the Ocean could cause such a wake considering the distance we were from him. Usually the ocean waves act as a breaker and kill the wake.
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