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Old 06-01-2004, 05:29 PM
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hummm...so,,,more people get killed in mustangs than any other car....should we stop making them??? hummm why is that??? because they are cheap...tons of parents buy 'em for their dumb ass kids...is it the car...or is it the DEMOGRAPHIC!!!...insurance says the later and they charge accordingly...last time i checked it was cheaper to insure a new vet than a stang.
Great question....... in reality we should limit the ability of poor or amateurish drivers to get behind the wheel of things they can't handle. We do it with aircraft....but at a great cost in licensing and government control. Certainly the very industry that depends on a free minimally regulated market to exist....should self police...and recognise/admit that it has a problem.... rather than trumpeting ridiculous 170 mph speeds....... to people who can afford to go that fast...... and kill themselves.

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I figure....if you have a "quirk" in your design....you correct it. If you have a legitimate piece of driver error...... (drunk, inexperienced, etc) then the operator should take responsibility. If you compromise even a little bit of safety for alleged "improvements"...... you have a situation that will lead to the by gosh U.S. Guvmint.....taking away all of our rights to enjoy speed on the water safely..... and that ticks me off.

So if putting steps on hulls requires "special" training....for , in most cases, the untrainable...... get rid of the steps. Especially when true speed can be attained in a number of more rational ways.....

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If the US Guvmint does indeed step in and start taking away our rights to enjoy speed...it will have more to do with irresponsible operation and recklessness than the stepped hull design.....Lets face facts....the bottom line is that before the average guy with no prior high performance experience goes out and purchases ANY high performance boat...he should be REQUIRED to get some training......and common sense goes a long way.....I wouldnt take an offroad vehicle to a road race track and expect to hang with the homeys in the hairpins.....but hey...that is just me.....

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the skeg...your so connected...you tell me where those parts are and what took place last year...whatever

please keep posting those nose high i'll rid'n boat pix...

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Which follicle? I have named them..... Horace, Leopold, Ismael....... and of course good ol' Arrogance.

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I think it is...right next to naivete......
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Do not make sharp turns in your new boat!
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If the US Guvmint does indeed step in and start taking away our rights to enjoy speed...it will have more to do with irresponsible operation and recklessness than the stepped hull design.....Lets face facts....the bottom line is that before the average guy goes out and purchases ANY high performance boat...he should be REQUIRED to get some training......and common sense goes a long way.....I wouldnt take an offroad vehicle to a road race track and expect to hang in the hairpins.....but hey...that is just me.....
Yeah...We can all agree on that....but, why increase the degree of difficulty for questionable reasons? A Ferrari would be faster on nitrous oxide and methanol....... but for some obscure reason the factory doesn't provide that as an option.

Silly EYE Talians.

In this case we have a "trend" (everybody's doin' it , doin' it, doin' it)....that costs more to manufacture, compromises turning safety, and MAY yield a few mph .....(It may not also)......

Why bother? Spend the bucks on more durable drives.....


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I think it is...right next to naivete......
You know....I dated Naivete a few times..... she was very gullible.

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http://naca.larc.nasa.gov/reports/19...aca-tn-749.pdf

Incase "anyone" thinks steps are a marketing gimmic. It's actually from the 1940's.
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