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Old 05-13-2002, 04:59 AM
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oh my gosh - I just wrote a masterpiece of boat flipping carnage and excitement and Bill Gates' Windows just threw it out the window. I am dumbfounded. It may be months (or the first good bored spot I hit this week) before I can recreate the wonderfulness of my post...

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Old 05-13-2002, 07:10 AM
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I stood my previous boat, a Elim. 24' Daytona tunnel, (2x 2.5 EFIs) on it's tail one time, (approx. 85MPH). Fortunately it came back down, BUT caught intially on the port engine, and SNAPPED the mid tower housing and the CLE gearcase from the twist!! All this happened, in plain view of the EX, who was on the beach, watching me and crazy buddies!! Man, did I get an ear full when we limped back to the beach!! Another reason she's the EX!! HEE HEE!
Be careful, too big of an air pack, combine with a sudden increase in bow attitude, = POOPY PANTS!!
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Old 05-13-2002, 07:46 AM
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I used to have a 19' STV with a warmed over 200 Evenirude that ran low to mid 90's. It never got too scary for me, but I new the potential was there.

Anyway, the guy that bought it from me flipped it over backwards. The hull was so damaged it was never repaired and he borke his pelvis, shoulder, etc. Never heard if he got another fast boat or not.
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Old 05-13-2002, 07:50 AM
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jb,
I had the guy that I sold the Elim. to, sign a release of liability form, just in case he HURT himself in the boat!
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Old 05-13-2002, 09:05 AM
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No and I don't plan on it, I hope!
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Old 05-13-2002, 09:11 AM
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Never flipped, but we did trip and stuff pretty hard in Key West in '96 at the World's.
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Old 05-13-2002, 10:27 AM
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Curious: how many of these were outboards? IE: lots of transom weight.
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Old 05-13-2002, 10:40 AM
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Just quickly and crudely...numbers guesstimates.

32' cat cg (center of moment) 12' from transom.

Twin outboards 475 x 2 x 12' = 11,400 lb.- ft.

Twin efi's 1100 x 2 x 5' = 11,000 lb. - ft.

Effective transom weight the same. In actuality, if you separated the engines and the drives the effective transom weight for the inboards would be greater. When you are flying...this is the force you need to counteract to fly level. Bigger cats, less of a problem as the engines stay relatively in the same place and more boat is forward..

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Old 05-13-2002, 10:58 AM
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I barrel rolled my 24 Skater 2 days before New Years. There were 4 of us in the boat two were relatively uninjured and 2 went to the hospital. I hooked and bow steered at about 90. Threw us all out but landed right side up. I don't want to do it again. I think it would be very tough to blow a boat over backwards at slow speeds like that. Alot of boats do that same thing when going over big wakes. I am more worried about hooking or stuffing on the landing than flipping over backwards. JUST MY 2c
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Old 05-13-2002, 11:08 AM
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Ryan: Is CarbonChris going
to repair your boat???
Im ShrinkWraping HIS boat
this Sat.
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