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OK, I bought my first offshore performance boat; now what?

OK, I bought my first offshore performance boat; now what?

Old 02-01-2005, 04:09 PM
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best advise i could give is sell it and run for the hills.... good looking rig, good luck.. what ever you do dont listen to cuda, he knows nothing...... stecz
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Old 02-01-2005, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by TwinStepGun
or just mimic this guy. Wait, it's a Formula, not a Fountain.

i thought that was troutly for a sec....
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Old 02-01-2005, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by CObarry
50+ Sea Rays on LOTO....

Here are some pics....

yep.... and most of them run at like half plane? wtf? why do they do that? i think they like making 4-5' rollers... the lake lice love it though....
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Old 02-01-2005, 04:26 PM
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yep.... and most of them run at like half plane? wtf? why do they do that? i think they like making 4-5' rollers... the lake lice love it though....
For many of them, half plane is WOT....
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Old 02-01-2005, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Sean H
yep.... and most of them run at like half plane? wtf? why do they do that? i think they like making 4-5' rollers... the lake lice love it though....
Yeah, what is it about semi-displacement hulls anyway.

Oh yeah.... they only half plane.
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This is what we do to those who buy Fountains...roast 'em
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Old 02-01-2005, 06:30 PM
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im sure you will catch on fast but it would be a good idea to practice docking on a weekday or early in the morning when there arent 5 other boats trying to do the same.
dont get in a hurry even if theres 5 boats behind you. (i know , easyer said then done)
in and out of gear quickly seams to work the best for manuvering.
the first time i dock at the beginning of the season is the worst for me. i get better as the summer goes by.
 
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Don't drive it like this...........

http://media.ebaumsworld.com/index.p...boatpicnic.wmv
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Old 02-01-2005, 06:53 PM
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CObarry
I'm down at the lake most weekends I'm at the 6 1/2 mm on the HH side, if you need some help are advise when the season comes around i'd be happy to go out with you. there's some good advise in this thread,add water time and you'll be a pro in no time. LOTO water can be a little intimidating at times but the 33 while do fine.

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Old 02-01-2005, 07:34 PM
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When you get ready to rebuild your engines (don't worry, you will) stroke them to 540 CU IN. The stock EFI can support close to 600HP with modifications. It would be a good thing to upgrade the BRAVO'S at this time. Enjoy
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