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Old 05-16-2006, 09:32 AM
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The owner of HTM was killed along with a one or two other passengers in a blow-over.
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Old 05-16-2006, 09:41 AM
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The owner of HTM was killed along with a one or two other passengers in a blow-over.
Not exactly correct. More of a spin out caused by a blown out Bravo style drive/gimble while trying to crack 150 mph (read high horsepower) in a 30'er with twins with no interior in the boat, no safey gear and no rescue crew. Took 3 others with him when he went. Bad deal all the way around, yet totally preventable. I'll just go ahead and stop right there.
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Old 05-16-2006, 11:15 AM
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I thought it was a blow-over. I stand corrected.
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The spin out was caused by a bad steering wheel assembly. Not because of the speed
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Old 05-16-2006, 11:56 AM
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The spin out was caused by a bad steering wheel assembly. Not because of the speed
Blame it on what you want but the whole thing was preventable. The threads can still be found over on Hotboat where they were bragging about the speeds they were going for the day before the wreck (150 mph but ran out of prop) and how they were going back out the next day to try again and a few people even pointed out the potential of a bad ending but ego got in the way apparently. Totally preventable.
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Here are a few threads:

This one has alot of the end posts deleted after the news of the crash was posted. 149.999 mph on a lake with a 35 mph speed limit???

http://www2.hotboat.com/forums/showt...4&page=1&pp=25

http://www2.hotboat.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11231

Normally I wouldn't say anything, but when "speed wasn't a factor" is pointed out, I'd tend to disagree. TOTALLY PREVENTABLE and from everything I've read the drive/gimble was being blamed for the hook and roll, not a bad steering wheel. Something about a Bravo not holding up to 1,000 or so HP comes to mind.

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kchotboat alot of people know me on this board andknow that I do not pull punches. I will state the facts right or wrong. I have been on the phone with Lia every day concerning your complaint. As we all know there are three sides to every story, yours, Lia's and the truth. If you want to make up things of how this was handled that is your right. But let me tell you that after I research this and find out different then, there is a problem. She tells me she has plenty of backup notes and copies of emails between you and her. She has asked you for copies of vin numbers and outdrive numbers yet you never gave them to her. you never gave her a copy of your original dealer agreement to purchase the boat. I am trying to represent HTM in selling their boats across the country for them. If your negative comments hold no merritt then you and me have to fix that. Also it has been one week since I started this post and you still have not called my phone even though I have asked you to repeatedly on this site and speedwake. ???
You should have an email with the totals of the amount I have spent to date to get the boat up to specs. There is no pad in the total amount. I also included the numbers of the shops which are Advance Canvas and Lighting Performance at LOTO and you can check with members on OSO about them. I will wait and see what you can do.
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I have not gotten an email yet
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the driver steve that flipped the boat at loto was a 20 year old kid who had never been in an HTM before or had never run one at speed. The boat was owned by a relative who asked steve to drive the boat for the shootout.
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