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Old 04-05-2002, 06:34 PM
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I have heard of the situation of when a boat hooks, and it does not sound fun. I have an idea of what happens, but can someone explain in some detail what goes on, and how to avoid it!
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Old 04-05-2002, 07:14 PM
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Great Question !

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Its alot like ground looping an airplane if you've ever done that. Im sure there will be some good repleys and stories to this one. Ive only done it once in a hard turn in the chop and the boat forgot that the bow goes in front. Fairly violent.
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I thought only "tail-dragger" pilots did ground loops! Full right rudder!
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when a boat is running through the waves, it typically blows the wave apart and runs slightly through it and over it at the same time. Of course, the boat design and weight affect this greatly. if the boat hooks, it is when the water tells the boat which direction the water wants the boat to go...if the wave is "quartering" and the boat has a "blunt" entry and the speed and timing is right, the boat will hit the wave, but the hull does not go through, instead, it curves with the wave and assumes a new position...depending on speed and attitude.
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Is hooking more or less prevalent with stepped hulls
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Old 04-05-2002, 11:35 PM
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screamindemon is close. what actually happens is usally driver error in wich most cases cannot be corrected. when the boat comes out of the water most people don't have a feel for what direction the drives are going. when the boat lands on an angle the boat will bow steer a continue on in the direction the drives were pointed upon re entry. as long as you and your passengers can hang on then you can steer out of it and continue on. usally gets your blood pumpin real good and gets rid of any hangover you may of had. also leading cause of not getting laid that night if you had your wife in the boat.

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also leading cause of not getting laid that night if you had your wife in the boat.

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also leading cause of not getting laid that night if you had your wife in the boat.

Note to self: Do not hook the boat....
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This should give you a good explanation of what it's like:

http://www.freezeframevideo.net/Video/video3.htm

http://www.freezeframevideo.net/Video/videoClip6.htm

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