Like Tree0Likes

Another stepped hull goes dancing

Reply
Old 06-01-2004, 05:01 PM
  #41
T2x
Allergic to Nonsense
Platinum Member
 
T2x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Granite Quarry, NC
My Boats: 1966 !8' Switzer Wing "Miss Diablo" 1968 Switzer Wing "Dust'n the Wind 2",, 1960 Powercat 15C , 1977 17' Molinari w/Evinrude CCC
Posts: 5,004
Default Re: Another stepped hull goes dancing

Quote:
Originally Posted by audacity
AND i would love to see that over powered twin outboard in some inexperienced boaters hands!...!

Inexperience this
Attached Thumbnails
Another stepped hull goes dancing-attachment.jpg  
T2x is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2004, 05:03 PM
  #42
Registered
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Michigan
My Boats: It's how well you go fast
Posts: 3,345
Default Re: Another stepped hull goes dancing

my favorite line comes in right about now...."show me,,,,don't tell me!"

how are you going to compare turning a step boat to a conventional...your going to start your turn at 90 plus in a stepped hull...a conventional doesn't even go that fast! EVEN at 3000 less lbs and stand offs. when u figure that one out...let us know!!!!
audacity is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2004, 05:04 PM
  #43
Banned
 
cuda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Deland, Florida
Posts: 25,191
Default Re: Another stepped hull goes dancing

What I don't understand is why people continue to turn them so hard. I can see in a racing situation it being necesarry, but in pleasure boating??? I don't remember any hairpin turns on any poker run I've been on.
cuda is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2004, 05:05 PM
  #44
T2x
Allergic to Nonsense
Platinum Member
 
T2x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Granite Quarry, NC
My Boats: 1966 !8' Switzer Wing "Miss Diablo" 1968 Switzer Wing "Dust'n the Wind 2",, 1960 Powercat 15C , 1977 17' Molinari w/Evinrude CCC
Posts: 5,004
Default Re: Another stepped hull goes dancing

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hydrocruiser
Hey when it comes to steps. Either you have the "cajones" or you don't
I started on this forum when a young lady was put into intensive care after a guy who had invited her and some friends out for a Sunday joy ride......barrel rolled his OL while demonstrating his "cajones". All she was armed with to protect her was some suntan lotion...... and no one ever told him..... be careful...your stepped hull might let you down when SHE needs it most.

T2x........ remembering how hypnotizing Der Fuhrer was to the masses.
T2x is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2004, 05:07 PM
  #45
Registered
 
dockrocker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Deeee-troit!
Posts: 3,356
Default Re: Another stepped hull goes dancing

Now boys, before this gets out of hand, let me see if I can summarize:

T2x et al:
  • stepped hulls are the work of the Devil (or Bill Clinton, whichever is worse). He knows because he designed a pretty successful boat a long time ago and they tried steps on it once with no change. Steps are nothing more than marketing hype - wear a tinfoil hat to block the transmissions from the black helicopters with the "Fountain" labeling on the side.
  • Skaters are the greatest boats in the world and could (presumably, in accordance with point #1) only be improved if they didn't have steps
  • If you own any "performance" boat other than a Skater you really should've bought a Sea Ray as you're obviously just a wanna-be cruiser owner.
  • No boat manufacturer other than Skater actually designs boats (perhaps they cut shapes out of folded paper?)

Numerous others:
  • Stepped hull boats typically reach higher top end speeds than non-stepped hulls, given equivalent power
  • It is possible that driver error (driving beyond the capabilities of the boat and/or operator) could be a contributing factor in any particular accident
  • Conventional V-hulls have been known to crash, too

Now, can someone pass me the popcorn?
dockrocker is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2004, 05:08 PM
  #46
Registered
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Michigan
My Boats: It's how well you go fast
Posts: 3,345
Default Re: Another stepped hull goes dancing

please keep posting NON offshore boats overtrimed going straight and smooth water...is this not OSO???
audacity is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2004, 05:08 PM
  #47
T2x
Allergic to Nonsense
Platinum Member
 
T2x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Granite Quarry, NC
My Boats: 1966 !8' Switzer Wing "Miss Diablo" 1968 Switzer Wing "Dust'n the Wind 2",, 1960 Powercat 15C , 1977 17' Molinari w/Evinrude CCC
Posts: 5,004
Default Re: Another stepped hull goes dancing

Quote:
Originally Posted by audacity
my favorite line comes in right about now...."show me,,,,don't tell me!"

how are you going to compare turning a step boat to a conventional...your going to start your turn at 90 plus in a stepped hull...a conventional doesn't even go that fast! EVEN at 3000 less lbs and stand offs. when u figure that one out...let us know!!!!
Joey: ....

Believe it or not while you're out there racing....real people are getting killed driving the stuff you glibbly endorse....... and barrel roll in races.

It's almost as if you get some form of sponsorship from these builders.


T2x
T2x is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2004, 05:11 PM
  #48
Registered
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Michigan
My Boats: It's how well you go fast
Posts: 3,345
Default Re: Another stepped hull goes dancing

"What I don't understand is why people continue to turn them so hard. I can see in a racing situation it being necesarry, but in pleasure boating??? I don't remember any hairpin turns on any poker run I've been on."....EXACTLY,,,,your a jack ass if your out there pushing that hard with others in the boat!...o wait, you too can be a jack ass if you have a conventional hull...well,,,, a safe jack ass that is!
audacity is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2004, 05:11 PM
  #49
T2x
Allergic to Nonsense
Platinum Member
 
T2x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Granite Quarry, NC
My Boats: 1966 !8' Switzer Wing "Miss Diablo" 1968 Switzer Wing "Dust'n the Wind 2",, 1960 Powercat 15C , 1977 17' Molinari w/Evinrude CCC
Posts: 5,004
Default Re: Another stepped hull goes dancing

Quote:
Originally Posted by dockrocker
Now boys, before this gets out of hand, let me see if I can summarize:

T2x et al:
  • (perhaps they cut shapes out of folded paper?)
No .... actually many of them make molds from other builder's boats..... and call them "originals".

T2x..........
T2x is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2004, 05:12 PM
  #50
Registered
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Michigan
My Boats: It's how well you go fast
Posts: 3,345
Default Re: Another stepped hull goes dancing

i have very little to do with DONZI these days!
audacity is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
PhantomChaos
General Boating Discussion
24
06-01-2011 09:09 PM
sandcraft
General Boating Discussion
53
03-29-2006 09:31 AM
RJ1340
Fountain
14
09-06-2004 01:15 PM
snopro13
Fountain
6
08-26-2003 10:28 AM
snopro13
Powerquest
8
05-16-2002 03:10 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 08:52 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.