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Old 24-07-2009, 12:03 PM   #1
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Why did this happen?



Presumably something on the transom broke?
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Old 24-07-2009, 12:21 PM   #2
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As we stared to get close to the turn,half way down the straight,I decided to enter the turn wider than before and carry more speed. Since we were having such a tough time turning anyway ,I thought a bigger,faster turn would give us more drive out of the corner onto the straight.Boy was I wrong.As we started to turn in I think we hit a cross wake that caused the boat to become very unsettled,then all of a sudden,I no longer could steer as if the boat was plowing and the rear was very high.At that point,it was pucker up time and we got wet.It happened so fast!Ive watched the video over and over to try and figure it out but cant.It seems like it was just one of thoes things.Although we did get some advice before tha race from RIQUE FORD,He said our props might be to big in diameter which will casue the boat to ride high and to be very careful which we werent. NOTHING HAPPENED TO US NOR THE BOAT SO WE ARE VERY LUCKY.I DO HAVE TO BUILD SOME NEW HATCHES ,THATS ABOUT IT
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Old 24-07-2009, 04:09 PM   #3
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how lucky was that! And what a tail to tell, complete barrel roll and no stuntman could do that if he tried. Thank god no one or the boat hurt.
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Old 24-07-2009, 06:26 PM   #4
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lucky they wern't running outboards...cowls ripped off at 6000+rpm under water resulting in a few grands worth of bent rods me thinks
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