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Old 21 October 2006, 12:47   #1
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Crashing out of the boat video

This is what happens when you cant make a decision and leave it to late
us getting wet at water gate bay wave was at least 10ft.



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Old 21 October 2006, 12:54   #2
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Great stuff - zapcats are awesome - maybe next time you will take it head on instead of side on!!! Easier said than done though....

Zapcats just prove you need crew up front!!!
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Old 21 October 2006, 15:02   #3
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That's hilarious! Was that you ST? I trust no one was hurt, other than their pride perhaps?
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Did the boat capsize and right again?

That looks like SOOOO much fun!
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Excellent.

The outboards must have mega waterproofing.
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Old 22 October 2006, 07:13   #6
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Doh spings to mind, looked a bit hairy out there!

I think next time you should go for it, or turn round quicker lol

I know when I am out kayaking in the surf, If I dont have enough time to turn around to catch the wave up and over is the only escape been flipped upside down a couple of times but still major fun.

Not had the chance to try my zapcat in the surf, but had her out in a gaile, was off Holborn Head in 6-10 ft waves the boat was handling the waves with no problems. Went further out than I had planned and the big rollers had started to break so thought it might be a good idea to head for home. I had to use the on coming wave to turn the boat around 180o, the turn went well untill the force of the wave which we were now surfing down slammed us into the wave which was directly behind us before the turn. This wave crashed over the bow of the boat and quickly filled the boat up, thankfully the open transom shot the water straight out off the boat and we headed back to the in shore waters, which were a bit calmer.
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I think open transoms are brilliant - unfortunately they don't feel the same if you want to get your RIB coded!!!
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Thanks for the comments

yeah i was driving, the wave was pretty big and i left it to late to turn. Zapcats can't go as fast as wave when the arse is up in the air was much scarier than it looks.

Amazingly the boat didnt flip though when i was under the wave i had a horrible feeling the boat was going to be on top.

As for water proofing once capsized they fill with water but 10mins a lot of pulling on the motor and plenty of wd-40 and they run like new.

Dont even miss a heat.
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Most interesting, how was it all filmed?
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Old 22 October 2006, 12:08   #10
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I still really want to do this, but funds won't allow...unless I sell my rib

Were you guys racing in round 1 at bournemounth? If so, I may well have photos of you...
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