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Old 04-27-2004, 09:14 PM
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I AGREE BAJABOAT!!!!!!!!! How the hell do you flip these boats in bays and lakes? .....
Start a chine walk at 90-100 mph and things can happen real fast.

You dont worry about chine walk while working the sticks in 3-5 footers.

I need perfect conditions before attempting a speed pass ... like 1'-2' head seas.

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That is correct, 1-2 into the wind, you have the most control then.
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Old 04-27-2004, 09:35 PM
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..it's like Joe said earlier these stepped hulls are not forgiving and will send you out on your a$$...it's not the boaters..the hulls react faster than you can keep up with...I almost bought it once at 60mph...
 
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You guys and your stepped hull BS are killing me.
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Old 04-27-2004, 09:38 PM
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..come on this is reality..a good solution is going to a pad and single step...multiple steps are far more apt to spinout...offer this to the public and then offer multiple steps to those who want more speed and can handle the insurance issues...

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Old 04-27-2004, 09:50 PM
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..it only takes a few boats to end up in trees and insurance becomes unavailable...it's perception...and these boats are perceived by insurance companies as too costly to cover in a lot of cases...cars are insured with different factors in mind...the way it is..
 
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Fred I have read in the past that you are dead set against legislation in the boating industry! We have speed limits seat belt laws etc in cars because people could not control themselves! I do not want to see this in boats.
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LPA2106 - what is your background in performance boats. not boats that you have ridden in but what have you owned. just curious
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