View Poll Results: how fast in a river at night??
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18.31%
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11.27%
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1.41%
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5.63%
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1.41%
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Old 01-01-2003, 02:19 AM
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ok how fast do you run a river you know at night.....??????? I have been know to run balls out, yea I know I am not the brightest crayon in the boax
 
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Old 01-01-2003, 02:34 AM
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i'm ashamed to admit that i'm guilty of doing that,then only to realize after arriving safely back to port, it was pretty f*****g STUPID.
 
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Old 01-01-2003, 02:36 AM
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Never through a river but went BTTW through west harbor channel on Lake Erie in a friends boat and almost went to jail for underage consumption.

The bad part was that my friend was driving and he was stone sober
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At least it was ALMOST went to JAIL...................
We are usually back to the ramp by night fall.
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Right now it looks like we're all scared $#itless Or crazy MOFOs
Hardly anything in between...................
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Old 01-01-2003, 09:18 AM
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If I'm runnin at night in home waters, I'm usually not in the world's biggest hurry cause its already dark...

In the SeaRay (which is not the most maneuverable boat) I have charting GPS and radar. I usually run the same 32mph at night as I do in the day. Only occasionally look out the windshield, as I rely completely on the electronics as my eyes. If I have a problem with the electronics, I run off plane...

In the Formula, I run fast enough to be able to change directoin quickly. Under 30 the hull responds sluggishly. 35 or so is my night speed unless I need to make time. Then I do what all of us do - bury it...
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Niagara River (Buffalo) in a 5 liter hydroplane, and yea, of course we were drunk. Even worse though was the nighttime skiing expeditions. That was really stupid unitl we came up with the railroad flare idea.

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Old 01-01-2003, 10:46 AM
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Depends on how good I can see,,,, there are some night with a clear sky and good moon, we can see about as good as daylight !!!!!!

Other nights I'm afraid to pull it on plane !!!!!!
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Old 01-01-2003, 11:00 AM
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Yeah , what obnoxious said about covers it. Depends on conditions.
I also like to follow another fast boat but back a bit. So if they hit something I can then avoid it

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Old 01-01-2003, 11:01 AM
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I don't run on rivers. But on Lake Michigan, from port to port at night (which I do often) I run fast enough to make some time, but not so fast as to run over the stupid idiot fishing with no lights on. I usually run about 35-40 mph or so...handling is better at that speed than going slower too.
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