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Old 29 April 2007, 09:43   #1
Country: USA
Town: San Diego.California
Boat name: Bayshots
Make: XS-550
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzuki DF90
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 877

Someone please tell me if this Stingray is a jet drive
Hope it's not a I/O as I suspect..
Even so, the sun comes out and the crazies start to appear
cheers Dal
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Old 29 April 2007, 12:47   #2
Country: UK - Wales
Town: swansea
Boat name: Too Blue
Length: 8m +
Engine: Suzuki DT225
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 12,791
Scary thought!!!

Don't really think much of these typical Yank boats.

Yesterday I assisted a mate in recovering his Maxum 18' bowrider thing. He brought it across the bay in about a 3 or 4' chop. Had to keep the speed down to 15mph because it was getting such a hammering. A RIB wouldn't have even noticed the chop. I was shocked just how bad boats like this are - proof all the cupholders in the world don't make up for such a flat bottom!!!

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Old 29 April 2007, 17:41   #3
Country: Ireland
Town: Galway, West Eire
Make: Cranchi
Length: 5m +
Engine: 2 x Volvo KAD300
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Not a single lifejacket

-Edit- That does look like an I/O. Take a look at the engine cover, it's too far to the stern to be a jet drive. If it was a jet drive the engine would be further forward with a shaft going back to the jet-drive. I guess they don't realise that they need toes to walk!
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Old 30 April 2007, 03:30   #4
Country: UK - England
Town: Farnborough
Boat name: Eleven
Make: Arrow
Length: 8m +
Engine: 557cu, 700hp
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,255
They'd still be stupid in a RIB.
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Old 30 April 2007, 16:02   #5
Country: Other
Town: Stanley, Falkland Is
Boat name: Seawolf
Make: Osprey Vipermax 5.8
Length: 5m +
Engine: Etec 150
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 3,704
Just as well the other lass isn't sitting where those two are or it would be going down by the stern
A Boat is a hole in the water, surrounded by fibreglass, into which you throw money...

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Old 30 April 2007, 19:47   #6
Country: USA
Town: Punta gorda Fl.
Boat name: War Machine
Make: Falcon U.S.A.
Length: 9m +
Engine: twin 250 Yamaha
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 936
Step to the head of the class for your stupid award.

I would guess that boat has to be an i/o.. It may be that they have their feet on a swim platform which cannot be seen in the picture making it somewhat less dangerous, not a smart move in any case. Who breeds these offspring?

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