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Old 07-08-2003, 02:16 PM
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Just once...
It can happen. not quite as easy as a cat. but it can happen
Very High Speed.. trimmed to the sky. Launch off a wave.
Especially with a empty hull (no cabin)
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Old 07-08-2003, 02:17 PM
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Originally posted by BigJake
ON THE Velocity WEBSITE IT IS SAID THAT WOULD NEVER HAPPEN IN ONE OF THERE BOATS.. LOL
This isn't a velocity smarty pants. The reason Velocity says that is because THEY DON'T STEP THEIR HULLS, NOTICE THE STEPS IN THE HULL OF THE FOUNTAIN!

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Old 07-08-2003, 02:20 PM
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Originally posted by Mad Hatter
This isn't a velocity smarty pants. The reason Velocity says that is because THEY DON'T STEP THEIR HULLS, NOTICE THE STEPS IN THE HULL OF THE FOUNTAIN!

How cocky and brilliant do you feel now?
Good point
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Old 07-08-2003, 02:22 PM
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Originally posted by BRUCE SEROFF
I think dealers should be very specific when they sell these boat to people. Stepped hulls are much faster than Conventional Vs but they can also be more dangerous if not operated with care and knowledge.

That is extremely well said. Dealers need to step in and TELL, not ask, their new owners to sit and watch while they show the proper way to drive the new stepped technology.
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Old 07-08-2003, 02:27 PM
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Well according to the Winni site it was a "Cigarette" not a Fountain.
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Old 07-08-2003, 02:28 PM
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Those guys are clueless
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Old 07-08-2003, 02:30 PM
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Originally posted by Cord
Well according to the Winni site it was a "Cigarette" not a Fountain.

You would have to be blind to not see that it's a Fountain. The people on that site are clueless.
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Old 07-08-2003, 02:41 PM
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If that can be proved, sounds like wreckless endangerment and a major lawsuit.
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Old 07-08-2003, 02:56 PM
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Here is a scary quote from one of the posters...

"With a boat with stepped hull like that in turns you can easily flip it if the drives arent trimmed correctly. Drives must go in on a turn and out on a straightaway. Otherwise over she goes. So were gonna call this one off to operator error, I highly doubt this fountain could have been fatigued and made it through their testing at the factory. "
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Note the part about how to trim a stepped boat in turns...
this guy is a real expert!! I sure hope he doesn't have a stepped hull!!
 
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What a dumbass!
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