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Old 01-15-2004, 09:21 AM
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Uhhhh Chuck, maybe you shouldn't be so quick to offload that 28 Bat Boat after all.
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Old 01-15-2004, 09:47 AM
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Chuck,
That sounds like Miklos's creation!

He's been asking me to go for a ride in that thing.....I haven't yet.
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Old 01-15-2004, 10:12 AM
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I thought it might be that boat...... That's the boat that teaches you to drive. Dave
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Old 01-15-2004, 11:58 AM
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Cord, now how do you know about the ride qualities of a 22' Velocity? Frank
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Old 01-15-2004, 12:15 PM
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Hey Frank! Long time no see! I was just thinking about your boat and the one your friend had. As I recall, you had your boat pretty well planted. My comments were not to suggest the Velocity was a chine walker. It was a comment more in general about knowing your boat. My old boat was a chine walker, but I was capable of driving through it. I still owe you two a ride, so let's make of point of doing that this summer! You feel like going for the Thunder run?

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Old 01-15-2004, 12:17 PM
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I have one-- 200 merc--2 of my buddys have one--they all do it--not chine walking-more like squrming around on the pad a bit-makes the boat feel faster--the 26' is a little tricky to drive also
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Old 01-15-2004, 02:42 PM
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C-spray -

You sure your throttleman knew what he was doing? The 22V is does not like to ride on the pad well at that speed if I remember correctly. You need to drive through the chinewalk up on the pad; starts smoothing out in the upper 70's.

I think I know the boat you were in. I agree, a handfull in the low 70's. I do not believe there is a problem in the setup- maybe just the throttleman. Maybe we can find him a good school somewhere

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LOL Kent!
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.....You need to drive through the chinewalk up on the pad; starts smoothing out in the upper 70's...
Fine - YOU go first and show me. I'll be watching from the rescue boat....

I understand what you're saying, though, and it makes complete sense: Once you get going fast enough and get the hull completely out of the water, it's design deficiencies become moot.

I feel better now though. Sounds like it's not all that uncommon.

The throttleman will remain anonymous for now. But you should be aware that he IS reading this thread.
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Old 01-15-2004, 07:56 PM
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C-spray -

"design deficiencies"?? This shoud be good for a couple bags of popcorn.

Yes, I think I know the boat. He put the bigger engine in it because my little 18 Donzi was keeping up with it.

Steve Stepp used to personnally teach people to drive it when they bought a new one.
I remember one guy with a big HP smallblock in one that told be when he got up around 70, he'd close his eyes, nail the throttle and count to three (hopefully getting past the scary part). Not sure I would want to do that myself.

The 22 Velocity is definately NOT the 38 Formula or 28 Bat boat. By the way, I still need a ride in one of them there bat boats!!
 
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