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Old 05-12-2002, 11:10 PM
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I was in Havasu this weekend. Myself and 1 passenger headed toward the sandbar. Traveling approx 60-65 mph into a 15mph headwind. There were two boats in front of me that were next to each other. As far as I can remember their 2 wakes came together to form a 2+ foot roller, at the same time this roller formed I had decided to pass on the left. The combination of speed+wake+wind launched the boat into the air. It felt like the nose was pointed at 12:00. There was enough hang time to actually think about what was happening. The engine did not rev up like the back was out of the water but it did feel like it was going over and the back hit the water then pushing the nose back down. When the nose came back down it was a rough hit but we seemed to still be going at least 35mph. Needless to say I **** myself and felt like an idiot. Once we got to the sandbar the boat that was next to us stopped and said the nose was indeed at 12:00. This was a definite wake up call. Just thought I would share.
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Yikes.!!!!!! just glad you didn't see 12:30
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There is a member on here that recently flipped his 24 Skater. I'll let him give you the details if he wants.
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Cool 12:00?

Did it look like this?

Go big...or go home...
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A friend of mine had a similar incident with a 21' Eliminator. He had a full boat and hit a wake at to high of speed and it almost went over. They said it started going over backwards but then the motor came back in the water and brought the nose of the boat back around. Thank good they were all okay. just some burses and some very unhappy passengers. Because of this incident my wife band me from buying the boat.
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Did that once with my Glastron at about 75 mph-- very scary. Came down soft though. Other guy told me that the engine was about 4 foot off the water.
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Havasu Hangin great video. who taught that guy how to trim out a boat.

like they say...............loose is fast , noting like being on the edge.
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Cool No kidding...don't want to be swimming in that gene pool...

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...who taught that guy how to trim out a boat...
From the Talon driver's "school of trimming" manual:

1. No safety gear, because a helmet and/or vest may impede your trim finger.
2. Bury the stick(s) at first opportunity.
3. Bring the nose up until you lose sight of the horizon.

and finally...

4. Retract the landing gear.

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What software is needed to play the Talon movie?
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What software is needed to play the Talon movie?
A Quick Time .mov...it's 1.7MB...so be patient while it loads...my DSL took a minute or two...
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