Like Tree0Likes

38 Lightning Flips on Winni

Reply
Old 07-08-2003, 06:20 PM
  #41
sauron
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Riddle me this,,, trimming the drives in during a tight turn and with power on LIFTS the back of the boat resulting in a slide out and then the boat catches and flips. Ask Wyatt Fountain about his drive angle in Marathon last year. After boat was raised the drives were tucked...
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2003, 06:52 PM
  #42
GLH
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
GLH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Burlington, VT
My Boats: Azimut
Posts: 15,267
Default

Glad all are fine.

Freaking idiot doing power slides... and a new boat he obviously was not familiar with, now let's all look at our insurance go up because of this mental midget.

That Lake is Bad news with all the traffic on weekends. You have to be sharper than a fighter pilot to run on that pond and not get close calls.
GLH is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2003, 06:57 PM
  #43
Registered
 
blue thunder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Pennsylvania
My Boats: 330 Carver 30' Scarab Panther 17' ProV Lund
Posts: 3,359
Default

Course< I don't have a stepped hull either. Good points sauron! This is a great thread, particularly because no one got hurt. I think most performance boaters like to do power turns to some degree. Me being one, I would like to know how to do them better and safer at the same time

BT
blue thunder is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2003, 07:16 PM
  #44
TulsaLarry
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Quoted from the crash thread

38'Fountain-$340,000

Damage to 38'Fountain-$200,000+

6 People walk away alive----PRICELESS!!!!!

Quoted from the crash thread
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2003, 07:25 PM
  #45
Registered
 
PhantomChaos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Bell Canyon, CA
My Boats: Formula FASTech 382 Sunseeker Apache 45
Posts: 12,756
Default

Quote:
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?

Does this mean that a non-stepped hull will never flip or barrel roll?
PhantomChaos is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2003, 07:42 PM
  #46
Registered
 
velocitoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: east coast/new england
My Boats: a small fleet
Posts: 215
Default

CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG...BUT...It's OBVIOUS that cash doesn't buy brains OR common sense...The guy is obviously WAY out of his league boat-handling/skill/experience-wise...Shame on the dealer for letting him loose out there as well...(SILVER SANDS MARINA???)...STEVE STEPP probably wouldn't have sold a boat to this moron...Steve's pretty good at sizing-up his customers...Not to FOUNTAIN bash,but... Reggie does seem to need the cash flow right now...Regarding Lake WINNI & how "dangerously busy" it is...If you guys insist on doing the "Paugus Bay-Weirs Channel-Governor's Island -Glendale look at me parade" then YOU are part of the problem!!!...ALL SUMMER long on EVERY "busy" weekend, my son & I have headed out to "The Broads" & have literally had the whole run from Jonathan's Landing to Winter Harbor/Wolfboro all to ourselves...This weekend it was ESPECIALLY good cuz it was actually a little rough...If any of you girlz care to hone YOUR boat-handling skills, look for me out there & I'll teach ya a thing or two...All for FREE...You might spill your drinks tho...lol...
velocitoy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2003, 08:04 PM
  #47
Registered
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: oshawa ontario
My Boats: 31 Scarab Thunder
Posts: 4,699
Default

If Im not mistaken every new Fountain comes with a video which is very specific on how to drive it and trim it, turning included.......wheres Fever Mike?
pullmytrigger is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2003, 08:11 PM
  #48
32' SUNSATION
Platinum Member
 
Kanookstr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: MA
My Boats: 2004 SUNSATION 32'
Posts: 1,143
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by GLH
Glad all are fine.

That Lake is Bad news with all the traffic on weekends. You have to be sharper than a fighter pilot to run on that pond and not get close calls.
Here, Here GLH. I'm with you on that!!! Give me Lake Champlain anyday over that place. Went there twice, never went back..
Kanookstr is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2003, 08:20 PM
  #49
Registered
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Punta Gorda
My Boats: new to me 388 slingshot 2000 velocity 390 sold 2005 390 velocity sold 2001 390 velocity sold 260 velocity sold 320 velocity sold 30ft velocity sold vr1 velocity sold 35 Cigarette sold. 34 phantom cur.
Posts: 1,789
Default

Fever Mike did you buy a concept c.c.
Velocity Tom is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2003, 09:12 PM
  #50
Registered
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: 1000 Islands
Posts: 4,783
Default

I'm a two Velocity owner, and you know what?? It means nothing! I will say though, that no matter what brand your partial to...there's nothing like plenty of seat time to make you a solid high performance operator in any given boat. Boat bashing is innapropriate here...there's a much bigger issue! No doubt this jerk-off was @#*%ing around with next to no seat time and a boatlaod of people...we're all gonna pay! I figured as soon as I started down this thread and saw a stepped bottom and "3 hours" that these two ingredients most likely are major contributors. But as they say...guns don't kill people...azzholes like this do!
Rippem is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Fast Shafts
General Boating Discussion
70
06-22-2008 11:37 PM
Pete B
General Racing Discussion
4
10-16-2005 02:36 PM
CAP071
General Boating Discussion
3
10-04-2004 02:23 PM
blownincome
General Boating Discussion
6
07-07-2004 01:44 PM
cowisl
General Boating Discussion
24
07-05-2004 10:45 PM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:36 PM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.