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Old 08-17-2005, 08:33 PM
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Default Twins trouble

My other boats were all singles and I never had much problem with them but my inward rotating twins on the new sled are kicking my azz, granted there was alot of wind blowing me around around but still I shouldn't have had the bear of a time I was. docking was a biyotch

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Old 08-17-2005, 09:08 PM
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My twin came inward. Switched it after a few hours running. Not sure how much top end I might have lost...if any, but it handles much better spinning out.
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Old 08-17-2005, 09:58 PM
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Yup, most twin set ups that spin in suck around the dock. Especially if they are staggered. Talk with the boat manufacturer and see if they tested the boat spinning out and what you will loose. 2-4 mph isn't bad if you have control.

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Let them rotate in and buy a long dock line...can't beat top end...just my .02
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Originally Posted by Pwrbt33
Yup, most twin set ups that spin in suck around the dock.
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Old 08-17-2005, 10:54 PM
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You finally got that thing on the water??!!
You hittin the water this weekend, maybe I bump into ya.....
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Old 08-18-2005, 12:11 AM
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Well half the problem I know is not knowing where the hell the outdrives are because the Imco steering doesnt re center or at least stay in the same poss so you can at least orient yourself. I know it just takes a little time but this stuff is totally making me feel like a rookie.
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Originally Posted by METAL BROS RACING
Well half the problem I know is not knowing where the hell the outdrives are because the Imco steering doesnt re center or at least stay in the same poss so you can at least orient yourself. I know it just takes a little time but this stuff is totally making me feel like a rookie.

I know this goes against what you think is correct but I have run alot of staggered boats with props spinning in......when you get close to the dock the props actually throw the boat the opposite way that you would think they would so when you get close try using the other engine that to twist it around with. It takes getting used to but if you practice around some rubber bumpers that you can hit with out damaging your boat or anything you CAN AND WILL get the hang of it. Good luck
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Old 08-18-2005, 07:17 AM
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dont feel bad last week was my first time out with twins spinning out and i had the same problem not knowing where the drives were. i gonna practice low speed handling next time i go out. practice bro
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If your used to a single just shut one egine down
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