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Old 10-07-2006, 03:03 PM
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I own a 272 baja with big power,the boats general original rigging was very poorly done and I had countless problems with parts literally falling off the boat. I fixed the majority of the flaws though,overall the boat has a pretty solid hull for being a mediocre production boat.After close to 400 hours I have virtually no stress cracks in the boat and I have been out in crap that I shouldn't have been in pounding on the boat.As far as rough water handling,these smaller Bajas suck,I laugh when guys try to tell me they are out going 60 mph in TRUE 3-5 footers. When my boat was brand new and still stock I took it out in the bay in 4-6's that turned into 6-8' that turned into 8-10's. All I could do was run the motor at 2200 rpm's and keep the nose way up and hope the dam thing kept running or I would have been dead. True 2-3's pound the boat like its going to come apart,its obviuos this thing is just a lake boat but I have had it up on top in 4 foot rollers before,that was fun except when you slam the rogue wave and get catapulted into oblivion. Overall I hated this boat the first few years I had it but I have grown to like it and accepted its limitations,Smitty
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Old 10-07-2006, 03:25 PM
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Have you thought about putting k planes on your 272. out here in the ocean I went from bennets tabs I ripped them off 2 times in the first season I owned the boat. Then I went to 280s k planes for 15yrs now have the 380s k planes I wish I had them along time ago. you can run 60 in 3 footers with the right tab. thats 280 or 380.
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Old 10-07-2006, 03:35 PM
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Lucky Devil go with a 25 OL WITH K PLANES THATS THE HOT SET UP The 25ol has a full bulkhead at the dash, where the 24ol don't they have panel's screwed in THATS WHY I am putting in full ones in front of the motor and dash and a ring one in the cabin area to stiffen up the boat the hull is a great ride. and like I said before I have seen stress cracks in alot of boats fountian,cig, formula and others.
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Originally Posted by articfriends
When my boat was brand new and still stock I took it out in the bay in 4-6's that turned into 6-8' that turned into 8-10's. All I could do was run the motor at 2200 rpm's and keep the nose way up and hope the dam thing kept running or I would have been dead. True 2-3's pound the boat like its going to come apart,its obviuos this thing is just a lake boat but I have had it up on top in 4 foot rollers before,that was fun except when you slam the rogue wave and get catapulted into oblivion. Overall I hated this boat the first few years I had it but I have grown to like it and accepted its limitations,Smitty
I want to know how you guys measure waves because true 4'-6' waves are no fun no matter what you have.

And yeah, 2'-3's will pound a 272...been there done that.

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Old 10-07-2006, 06:18 PM
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I want to know how you guys measure waves because true 4'-6' waves are no fun no matter what you have.

And yeah, 2'-3's will pound a 272...been there done that.
Find it to be a complicated formula that varies quite dramatically Some pics of solid 10 footers on Lake Mi. and a pic from few weeks ago of 410 Dancer that bailed out in 7's before the lake laid down.

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Old 10-07-2006, 06:23 PM
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See a lot of Baja's out on lake mi. The old 240 Sports were like tanks.

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Originally Posted by Macklin
I want to know how you guys measure waves because true 4'-6' waves are no fun no matter what you have.

And yeah, 2'-3's will pound a 272...been there done that.
Honestly - waves are measured from a horizontal line that is mid way between the crest and the trough (consider it the natural "level ground"), a 3' wave has a difference of 6' between crest and trough - 3' higher than level, and 3' lower than level. The "wave" is only 3', but the trough is also 3' - meaning, if you launch off a 3' wave, you have 6' of air below you - before you crash into the next one.

You're right, true 4-6's aren't a lot of fun.
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Old 10-07-2006, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Tricky919
Nobody's ? there are 5 to 8's on Lake Erie.
Below is your answer.......
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Honestly - waves are measured from a horizontal line that is mid way between the crest and the trough (consider it the natural "level ground"), a 3' wave has a difference of 6' between crest and trough - 3' higher than level, and 3' lower than level. The "wave" is only 3', but the trough is also 3' - meaning, if you launch off a 3' wave, you have 6' of air below you - before you crash into the next one.""...bouyhunter

See now it's clear, you have to take what they say and divide by two.
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Originally Posted by CasinoRunner
Below is your answer.......
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Honestly - waves are measured from a horizontal line that is mid way between the crest and the trough (consider it the natural "level ground"), a 3' wave has a difference of 6' between crest and trough - 3' higher than level, and 3' lower than level. The "wave" is only 3', but the trough is also 3' - meaning, if you launch off a 3' wave, you have 6' of air below you - before you crash into the next one.""...bouyhunter

See now it's clear, you have to take what they say and divide by two.
Gotcha Casino, Thats what i thought, because i've been out in what i consider 3 to 5's and got my azz beat all over the place. I guess it's kind of like the big fish theory, next year, they will be 10 to 12's and the boat will be a 18 footer with a water skier behind it ............
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Originally Posted by Tricky919
Gotcha Casino, Thats what i thought, because i've been out in what i consider 3 to 5's and got my azz beat all over the place. I guess it's kind of like the big fish theory, next year, they will be 10 to 12's and the boat will be a 18 footer with a water skier behind it ............

So .. based on this post and casinorunners math ... you really were only in 1s to 3s?
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