Originally Posted by codprawn
Was that from personal experience???
I have looked hard on the net but can't find any complaints - maybe the Yanks just don't use them as hard???
Where did it break and which jackplate was it???
It was a CMC, but we've broken a couple of different types of "bolt in a slot" types of lifter - just don't stand up to the punishment racing gives it - they last 1 or 2 races at best - listen to Dirk - he knows what he's talking about and coming from a leisure perspective as well.
As for the pitchpoling - rubbish - that video is of a badly balanced boat running in big swells - for a start trim tabs would help with that, or a bow tank would also make it better balanced.
I'm sure I have mentioned quite a bit about lifters in the past both here and on Boatmad (I see you've joined there as well) - do a search and you'll see my comments.