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Old 12-09-2008, 09:11 PM
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So if the boat was equiped with tabs I'm thinking that running the down slightly would have corrected the boats tendencey to fly with the bow to high and would keep the bow from slamming down into the next wave causeing it to bow steer ??? Is this correct??
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That happened to me twice in 2000... on my Single Step top gun....at 50mph in not that bad of conditions. Traded it back into the IL dealer for a 42 Sonic...had enough of steps..at least until 03.. Jeff
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I bet Brad is going to start using this video as how not to trim.
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Watch the few times he gets his drive out of the water, he seems to have that jolt right or left when he re-enters. Makes me wonder if he kept his drive perfectly straight once it was out of the water, or whether he got caught turning it slightly which helps contribute to the hard port turn.
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Old 12-09-2008, 09:52 PM
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WOW that was nasty. That's why I like these forums so we can all learn and hopefully not make the same mistakes.
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:48 PM
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so what would be the verdict in this case? driver error? too much trim? running to hard? or all of the above?
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:57 PM
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I bet Brad is going to start using this video as how not to trim.
Unfortunately I have too many videos of what not to do. Even worse is how hard it is to steer this industry and the participants to accept they must demonstrate true leadership for long term sustainability.

Accidents do not happen and speed is rarely if never the primary causal factor in any incident, it only dictates severity of consequence. This as most are easily recognizable and simple to correct. But if you dont speak latin, " vos cant agnosco latin!"

Further disturbing is how many of these incidents are shrugged off as accidents with the operators chalking it up to part of the experience.

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They need to attend The Tres Martin school.
Hmm, that looked a little familiar. And I think that was the last thing I told Dolla before that guy went over next to us.
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Good video.

What can be done to mitigate this problem? Was it just the angle of attack/waves? Too fast for too small a boat? Too much trim? No tabs?
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Old 12-10-2008, 10:23 AM
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Good video.

What can be done to mitigate this problem? Was it just the angle of attack/waves? Too fast for too small a boat? Too much trim? No tabs?
Tabs would have helped but overtrimming was the culprit. Its a race so they were balls out but you cant win if you dont finish.......
 
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