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Old 03-24-2006, 09:52 PM
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I went from a 20' jet to a 35' TS cig last year so i was kind of in the same boat as you.
i did take Tres class but also was lucky to run with some people from here and that helped a lot.
First off get good saftey equipment and use it. lifeline vests for everyone on board( a lot of money but worth it)
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Jet Boats You Can Full Throtle From A Dead Stop This Type Of Boat Thats Not Good You Will Blow The Outdrives And It Will Cost A Pretty Penny To Get Fixed .
Get On Plane Slow " Not Over 3000 Rpm" Once On Plane Then You Can Play With The Throtles"full Throtle".just Take It Slow At First And Have Fun
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If you ever come up to Lake Norman pm me.
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Thanks all, for the input. The machine shop should be done with my motors but Im overseas now. Due for my 1 month break so I will have that time to get the motors assembled and dynoed. (Im an accomplished engine builder) That will be for the month of June. My next break will be in oct and I will be ready to sea trial then. Just need to find a lake that will be satisfactory. Again, thanks for the help and would like to meet you all....Casey
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Welcome to the board!!! You've certainly come to the right place.
Is it a stepped hull or straight bottom(It looks straight from the pics, but sometimes that's misleading)? This will make a big difference in handling and particularly how the boat turns.
Its a straight hull, 24 degree deadrise. What are the charactaristics between this and a stepped hull?
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Its a straight hull, 24 degree deadrise. What are the charactaristics between this and a stepped hull?
Thanks for the clarification.

It's been a big debate since the introduction of stepped bottoms, and everyone has an opinion, but generally speaking stepped bottom boats will be faster than their equivalent non-stepped counterparts, however they are inherently less stable - for the same reasons that they are faster, by introducing aeration and turbulance at the running surface, they also provide less lateral stability. The biggest difference is how they handle turns. Driving techniques are a little different, especially with how you trim the drives going into and during turns. Of course, it varies greatly from boat to boat. There are some very good, successful stepped bottom boats out there, there are also some poor ones, which can be downright dangerous.
Which is which?.....I stay out of that debate.

You can rest assured that you're in a pretty stable platform being that it is a traditional straight deep vee.

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