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#3339616 - 08/28/13 04:18 PM Re: what is too fast [Re: Urban_Hunter]
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Would much rather have a boat come by on step. Hate those big cruisers. While boats do not have brakes, some can stop very fast. My boat can stop fast enough to throw you to the front deck.
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#3339842 - 08/28/13 07:47 PM Re: what is too fast [Re: AllOutdoors]
David
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I have a 175 on my 19 ft. Now usually I don't get over 55-60, but have had it wide open... Once. Too much for me on anything that doesn't look like glass.

I'd agree with others I'd rather have a bass boat trimmed up making 80 come by me rather than a mastercraft slow down as they come past me acting like they are doing me a favor. I think they just don't realize that throws more wake than running it full out. Have to admit before I started fishing I never realized how bad some of those wakes can be

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#3340028 - 08/28/13 10:00 PM Re: what is too fast [Re: David]
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I have a 17.5' Sprint with a 200 merc.88mph wide open.Learned my lesson early on when I hit a ski boat wake doing 80mph.The boat jumped the wake and landed sideways.I was very lucky not to get thrown out and it cracked the transom.What ticks me off is when idiots come idling by with their motor trimmed all the way up.
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#3340096 - 08/29/13 04:21 AM Re: what is too fast [Re: barkscaler]
stik
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once upon a time I had one of those fast boats. I had the lake to myself one weekday morning and decided to see what it had. it pegged the 75 mph speedometer at 3/4 throttle and i'm guessing it was pushing 90 when I backed off. I sold it 2 weeks later. now, my little 25hp Yamaha pushes my 16 ft. alum polarkraft at 28 mph according to gps with 2 fishermen and gear. that's plenty fast enough for me.
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#3340328 - 08/29/13 08:47 AM Re: what is too fast [Re: stik]
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28mph its pretty dang quick for a 25hp motor.
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#3340378 - 08/29/13 09:38 AM Re: what is too fast [Re: DogGoneCoon]
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ok , I can see a division in opinions. Some think it is better to go 200 mph and make little or no wake and some think it is better to go 1 mile per month. I have a 14 ft tri hull with a 40 hp motor.I don`t know how fast it will go because I don`t have gps or speedometer.I do know I can get out of the way quicker in it than I could in my old 12 ft v hull with a 6. I was more concerned about safety issues than anything else when I asked the question.Oh by the way I use to fish torneys with a guy that had a 19 ft bullet with a 150. His hot foot pedal stuck when he was going into a cove. He tried in vain to turn the boat but it ran aground and threw him from the boat. He landed in the water. I witnessed this from shore. He drowned before we could get to him.Yes he had on a full face helmet and lifejacket.
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#3340399 - 08/29/13 09:58 AM Re: what is too fast [Re: caretaker]
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I would much much rather deal with a boat going fast VS the huge cruisers that send 4-6 ft waves all the way across the River/Lake in both directions! If a speed limit is needed, so is a size restriction for TN lakes/rivers.
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#3340471 - 08/29/13 10:58 AM Re: what is too fast [Re: Winchester]
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[quote=Winchester]I would much much rather deal with a boat going fast VS the huge cruisers that send 4-6 ft waves all the way across the River/Lake in both directions! If a speed limit is needed, so is a size restriction for TN lakes/rivers.

I agree with both speed and size restrictions. As the lakes and rivers become more and more crowded it is apparent that restriction and regulations will be needed.
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#3340696 - 08/29/13 02:19 PM Re: what is too fast [Re: caretaker]
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I just despise wakeboarding boats. I had one put a wake over the front of my NC last summer as I was fishing. I don't mind bass boats zipping around.

As for fast... I've ridden in a Bullet at 92mph. Fastest I've driven is a hair over 64 in my Norris Craft.
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#3340755 - 08/29/13 03:13 PM Re: what is too fast [Re: caretaker]
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 Originally Posted By: caretaker
Oh by the way I use to fish torneys with a guy that had a 19 ft bullet with a 150. His hot foot pedal stuck when he was going into a cove. He tried in vain to turn the boat but it ran aground and threw him from the boat. He landed in the water. I witnessed this from shore. He drowned before we could get to him.Yes he had on a full face helmet and lifejacket.


When/where did this occur? Seems I remember hearing about that. I had a cable that came loose in my control, luckily I had plenty of time to react. I pulled the kill switch and knew I was in trouble as she came off pad... tail wake came right on over and swamped me and my gear.
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