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Old 07-12-2004, 04:04 PM
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Old 07-12-2004, 04:09 PM
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I'd be curious to know how many have been built total, and of those, how many have been over. Not trying to stir anything up, I think they are awesome boats. I just seem to recall hearing about quite a few of them going over.
I'd be curious to know how many dumb @sses don't know how to drive a step boat without flipping it! As everyone says, this topic has been beaten to death.... Bottom line - know what the heck you're doing, or let someone else drive (or buy one of them ol' resin buckets - just kidding Apache clan)!
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Old 07-12-2004, 04:19 PM
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I'd be curious to know how many dumb @sses don't know how to drive a step boat without flipping it! As everyone says, this topic has been beaten to death.... Bottom line - know what the heck you're doing, or let someone else drive (or buy one of them ol' resin buckets - just kidding Apache clan)!
I'm one of them, since I've never owned a stepped boat. That had nothing to do with my question. I wasn't trying to bring up the stepped hull debate, either. As I said, I wasn't trying to stir up some s%$t, I was just curious.
If what Rick said was true, that only one Gladiator has been over (Aside from race incidents), which I have no reason to doubt, then I was wrong. I already said that.
I was probably thinking of race incidents, which I wouldn't hold against any boat.
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Old 07-12-2004, 04:48 PM
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I'd be curious to know how many dumb @sses don't know how to drive a step boat without flipping it! As everyone says, this topic has been beaten to death.... Bottom line - know what the heck you're doing, or let someone else drive (or buy one of them ol' resin buckets - just kidding Apache clan)!
NO , the bottom line is , they ALL have the potential to get out of shape.
 
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Seems like fewer Cat flips and lots of V-spins. Used to be the other way around.
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Okay, thanks JM94. Oh, and I was told the person driving (not the owner) owns a Skater with 900's. If that is, in fact true, it's not like we're talking about a "novice" driver.
He may not have been a "novice" driver .. but, running a Skater w/900's does not give you the experience to blast around in a T/S boat.

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You cannot count the x-virgin raceboat.Im sure the x-dimension and setup is different than a stock boat and it is always being pushed to the limit.
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Old 07-12-2004, 05:48 PM
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Talked to some guys running a twin step &^%$, they hit 112 MPH, but the rear twitching over the 45 degree angle waves really freaked them out.

I am sure those grapes are sour, I'll stick with my ancient non stepped bottom...solid, no twitching at 30 MPH. <gg>

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Talked to some guys running a twin step &^%$, they hit 112 MPH, but the rear twitching over the 45 degree angle waves really freaked them out.
Maximus ???

I assume the 45 degree waves mean quartering seas ... I wouldn't feel comfortable in ANYTHING at 112 in quartering seas

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32Fever,

If the accident happened in St. Joe, what marina was the boat towed to by Sea Tow---I would imagine it was Pier 33 being that Sea Tow keeps their boat moored there. I didn't know there were any Gladiators in the area (that is if it IS a Gladiator), but things change all the time with new boats poping up here and there.

Where exactly did it happen---north or south of St. Joe?....and how far? Glad to hear no one was killed or seriously injured.

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