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#1365007 - 06/12/09 01:18 PM Middle tn boating help.
Zeek
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I just bought my first what I will call fast boat. I am wondering if someone in middle tn could help me figure out how to correct for chine walking. I have read tons on the subject but i need some hands on.
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#1365019 - 06/12/09 01:28 PM Re: Middle tn boating help. [Re: Zeek]
Baxter83
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\:D Just hammer down, trim up, steer through it, and hold on tight!! J/K

What size boat/motor??

There are a ton of reasons why it could be walking on you. Weight distribution is a pretty common one. I'd shift some things around a little first off. Batteries, gear, etc.
If you have a jack plate you may need to adjust the depth a little. I've seen a lot of folks running them too deep or too shallow resulting in funny riding behavior. Depending on the size boat/motor you have all you usually need is for the center line of the prop to be 6 or so inches below the drain plug level.
A whale tail wouldn't hurt either.


Edited by Baxter83 (06/12/09 01:28 PM)

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#1365023 - 06/12/09 01:34 PM Re: Middle tn boating help. [Re: Baxter83]
Zeek
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19ft blazer 150 merc 25p prop lowwater pickup lower unit put on a whale tail while it helped getting out of the hole and moved the chine to a bit higher speed it will still do it..lol I know i need some more seat time but dang talk about a pucker when that starts happening and you cant seem to figure out how to stop it
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#1365031 - 06/12/09 01:40 PM Re: Middle tn boating help. [Re: Zeek]
Baxter83
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 Originally Posted By: skee-bob-em
19ft blazer 150 merc 25p prop lowwater pickup lower unit put on a whale tail while it helped getting out of the hole and moved the chine to a bit higher speed it will still do it..lol I know i need some more seat time but dang talk about a pucker when that starts happening and you cant seem to figure out how to stop it


\:D

I hear ya! You may want to try some of these things. I'm no profesional by any means, but I've been around some guys that know the ins and outs. Maybe someone on here can help pin point it for you.

BTW. I've got an 18' sprint with a Merc 175. That was/is my first "fast" boat......Needless to say I know all about that "pucker factor". I'd been in 70 mph+ boats with someone who knew how to drive one. My first time to hit speeds close to that being behind the wheel was a whole different ball game. Not to mention the trial and error process that you're going through with getting the chine walk and all that worked out.


Edited by Baxter83 (06/12/09 01:41 PM)

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#1365037 - 06/12/09 01:43 PM Re: Middle tn boating help. [Re: Baxter83]
Zeek
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I know what you mean I never realized I could hold on to a seat without my hands until I was driving my boat for the first time I just dont seem to "feel" it yet everyone says the feeling will just come well by golly it better be a strong feeling because the feeling in my stomach caused by "the walk" is an awful strong one
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#1365252 - 06/12/09 04:56 PM Re: Middle tn boating help. [Re: Zeek]
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Hey Skee-bob-em, go to "Bass Boat Central" great website, membership is free. Check out Novice Boater's board. Great chine-walk video, plus good article on how-to- correct. Just a great website for boat owners.

And I know how you feel, my first 201 Stratos w/ 225 wasn't to bad, but my 400 Javelin w/225 took several trips and many adjustments to finally get top performance out of her.

Something that helps is to make sure you dont over trim. You should never throw a rooster-tail higher than the height of your outboard, about same height is perfect, this means you still are getting enough prop bite. Also never try to drive out of walk with acceleration, just make choping left turns with left hand from 10 oclock to about 9 oclock. you have to counter the prop rotation and this is how it can be done. This will keep boat running on pad.

PS always wear ur life-jacket and ur kill-switch.

Check out the website it is a great resource and their are some very knowledgeable guys that can help with any bass boat topic.

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#1365292 - 06/12/09 05:33 PM Re: Middle tn boating help. [Re: ]
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work with the trim
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#1365336 - 06/12/09 06:10 PM Re: Middle tn boating help. [Re: Football Hunter]
turkeyhunter64
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I think the blazer is made out of the old style bullet molds. They had terrible issues. Good luck. You have to drive those boat. Fishing out of a bullet tonight and yes it walks bad at 70.
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#1365488 - 06/12/09 08:47 PM Re: Middle tn boating help. [Re: turkeyhunter64]
ShaneHallum
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Talk about makin' ur butt pucker! That's a bad feeling when it starts to dance.
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#1365510 - 06/12/09 09:02 PM Re: Middle tn boating help. [Re: ShaneHallum]
mike243
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glad i dont have that problem out of the pontoon \:\) ,i hate going fast on the water,my unckle in smithville use to scare the crap out of me ,id just close my eye's & think about catching a big bass \:\) ,mike243
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