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Old 01 September 2006, 12:41   #21
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I am obviously being over-sensitive about hard landings in mine!

Superb photos - I love the "low flying boat buzzes people in the water" one
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Old 01 September 2006, 20:44   #22
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I mean I don't think it's good for your boat. But you can usually give em some hard abuse. Have snapped a transom before but that was more from water ingress than jumping.
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Most people in their boats are out of the water much more than they may realise. When ricky and myself took our pics of a Tornado wave jumping I had no intention of making big air, it felt very normal. However they look extreme.
We gave the pics to Barnet Marine, and they have not posted them on their Web site as they do not want to endorse such behaviour!! Although will use them if customers want a view of the hull!!!

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Old 09 September 2006, 14:27   #24
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A bit too much air.

Head on into a wake.
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Old 09 September 2006, 14:36   #25
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Now thats an awesome pic!!!! Just wish I could see the faces of the people in the background clearly
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WOW, I wonder what the landing was like?
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WOW, I wonder what the landing was like?
Think it was 1994 or 95, so perhaps the memories aren't quite correct, but the landing was relatively smooth. Only the radar reflector came loose. The boat stayed straight during flight and landed square on its keel in the aerated water of the wake. Had it rolled in the air then I guess that the landing wouldn't have been great.

As people have stated, when you're in the air it doesn't feel quite so high. Think the photo provided a few shocks!

Lesson is - 29kts into a 16kt wake can launch you further than you anticipate.
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Old 10 September 2006, 07:24   #28
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Lesson is - 29kts into a 16kt wake can launch you further than you anticipate.
I've gone over the 20kt wake of one of the Halmatic launches belonging to the company I work for - it was a fair old bump but I don't remember a sea/sky/sea visual experience looking forwards - what was creating the wake?

That is a superb photo....
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Amazing picture but why don't they get the balance of boats right? Again too stern heavy - with twins the console would be better off further forward to balance the boat out a bit better.
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I think if you throw any boat into a wake at that speed it will go up bow first regardless of the weight.

If theres two much weight at the front of the boat, the bow will tend to come down faster than you want...

Me and Gray found that on the way up to Littlehampton earlier this year - we had 50 litres of spare fuel in the front which kept making the bow come down into the next wave
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