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Old 05-20-2007, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by GARBAGEMAN View Post
Funny you say that rigger ! Curty said you shuddered while you where in my seat for one of his joy rides.

Bye the way whear is the love ?
Thats not what he told me, he said I was the handsomest driver he's ever ran with! And he actually felt so confident he stood up at 100 plus to look at the roostertail, lol. Thanks a lot for stepping up to the plate, are you in for Tuesday @ the Oar? We are set to meet at 6:30. Thanks again.
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Old 05-20-2007, 03:26 PM
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I have done the APBA dunker test. It was in a very tight F1 outboard style dunker. Five point and steering wheel come off, then you slip out upside down in water. As for a cat at 150mph I would much rather be in a canopy boat with belts then an open cockpit at that speed. You will have no chance in an open boat. Same reason race boats switched to full canopy. I will take the slight risk of drowning versus being torn to shreds getting tossed out a boat.
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Old 05-20-2007, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Brad Zastrow View Post
I have done the APBA dunker test. It was in a very tight F1 outboard style dunker. Five point and steering wheel come off, then you slip out upside down in water. As for a cat at 150mph I would much rather be in a canopy boat with belts then an open cockpit at that speed. You will have no chance in an open boat. Same reason race boats switched to full canopy. I will take the slight risk of drowning versus being torn to shreds getting tossed out a boat.
I couldn't have said it better
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Old 05-20-2007, 05:16 PM
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Just don't go over in less than 6' of water. You need to have clearance to open the hatch.
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Old 05-20-2007, 05:33 PM
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Just don't go over in less than 6' of water. You need to have clearance to open the hatch.
Thats for sure!
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Old 05-20-2007, 05:37 PM
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It got up to 120 degrees in the race boat once idling around in the mill. The F-16 canopie also distorts your vision
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Old 05-20-2007, 07:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Brad Zastrow View Post
I have done the APBA dunker test. It was in a very tight F1 outboard style dunker. Five point and steering wheel come off, then you slip out upside down in water. As for a cat at 150mph I would much rather be in a canopy boat with belts then an open cockpit at that speed. You will have no chance in an open boat. Same reason race boats switched to full canopy. I will take the slight risk of drowning versus being torn to shreds getting tossed out a boat.
Sounds like you know your stuff and are educated. Maybe more people will follow.
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Old 05-20-2007, 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by marylandmark View Post
I want a canopy boat...

Stick w/ your canopy on your mobile home , you'll get laid more and save a ton of $$$$$$$!
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Old 05-20-2007, 11:26 PM
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Here are three boats I'm investigating:

the Shogren yellow Fountain. This one seems like it has a higher seating position, so I would guess its got better visibility.

the 38 on fountainpowerboats.com -- last year's Mikosukkee SV.

the two Phantom SVs.

Any opinions on these boats?
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Old 05-21-2007, 07:32 AM
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Hmmmmmm all good boats. If you're about all out speed Fountain. Will at Phantom builds a great boat. I'd go w/ 6's and add big power later. The Phantom w/ 6's is a great boat. You'll be bitten by the bug and wind up racing! Good luck!
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