Am I crazy?? Thinking of buying a Fountain go fast...

Where I am, they putt in the 6mph zone to the tiki bars. Open the engine hatch so non boaters can walk the piers and drool at all the chrome on the engines. Then putt back to the trailers to get hauled home after 2 hours before the bottom gets furry because god forbid they bottom paint.
Useless. Get the required neck chains. Pet alligator impresses the girls too.
 

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What did he do just hit a bad wake and fall over
 
What did he do just hit a bad wake and fall over
Chine walking. Happens when there are only a few feet of the rear of the hull in the water. Happens on high powered bass boats and go fasts with stepped hulls. Generally from crossing a wake at high speed. I have never experienced it, but I have seen it happen to other boats.
 
Well looks like he just got straight the fuck knocked out, idiot,. Real impressive
 
Chine walking. Happens when there are only a few feet of the rear of the hull in the water. Happens on high powered bass boats and go fasts with stepped hulls. Generally from crossing a wake at high speed. I have never experienced it, but I have seen it happen to other boats.
Chinewalk - Example in my Gambler, it's that fine line between airing out and drag.
 
Ok I get it . He should have backed off real quick,but did not
 
Ok I get it . He should have backed off real quick,but did not
"real quick" will stuff the bow and pitch the boat to the side and over- worse.
Things happen fast; the pilot needs to be ahead of the situation.
 
I'm finding the 27 has a tendency to chine walk in the upper 70s but if you push through it evens out! No thanks!!!
 
No such thing as a "calm lake day" on Lake of the Ozarks. Not from April to October at least.


I've seen that video posted in many places over the years. It is a good reminder to everyone that driving a high-perf boat does require skill.

But I always find myself asking the same question every time I see ..... "Who grabs the throttles that way?" Looks lame.

But seriously, that is all driver error. They were not even running that fast, and it wasn't that rough.
 
I've seen that video posted in many places over the years. It is a good reminder to everyone that driving a high-perf boat does require skill.

But I always find myself asking the same question every time I see ..... "Who grabs the throttles that way?" Looks lame.

But seriously, that is all driver error. They were not even running that fast, and it wasn't that rough.
Actually I just re-watched the video. I agree, driver error. Can't agree it wasn't that rough. If you watch right after they "crash" a huge wake is visible behind the boat. The problem with that lake is that in a lot of areas it is not super wide. Add to that that people on both sides have installed vertical sea walls. Throw in a bunch of 40 - 60+ foot cruisers running around on plane and you get wakes that combine to make giant wakes. Approach one wrong and you are in trouble.
 
All go fast TOYS

Ah yes, some fond mem memories of a heavy metalflake blue Checkmate (not mine) with a merc outboard on a KY lake

Some of us have outgrown THAT !

And all the lower back pain.

I have come to love the ICEMAKER, SHOWER, TOILETS, GENSET and HVAC ! ! !

Sure do hope John finds what he desires !

BEST !

RWS
 

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