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Old 14 December 2013, 16:20   #11
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I'm guessing you'd also have worn a lifejacket which this Muppet didn't appear to be either...
IIRC, his LJ saved his squidgy butt. He's in a sort of recovery position so I guess they were nice enough to remove it before they videoed him and stuck it on the internet.

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Old 14 December 2013, 16:37   #12
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I'm guessing you'd also have worn a lifejacket which this Muppet didn't appear to be either...
Always wear a LJ even on the river !!
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Old 14 December 2013, 16:50   #13
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Why are they so flat bottomed ?
They are specifically designed for flat water fishing and therefore offer
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Old 14 December 2013, 18:41   #15
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They are specifically designed for flat water fishing and therefore offer
Better lateral stability
Less draught
More hydrodynamic lift
Less wetted surface area
Faster hole shot
Better power - speed ratio

Check out this little video

1st sentence says it all, "Flat bottom boats are designed for flat water and slow speed"

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Old 15 December 2013, 00:56   #16
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1st sentence says it all, "Flat bottom boats are designed for flat water and slow speed"

Just don't get it !
I get it! These flat bottom V-drive boats with 600+HP blown BIG blocks go real slow...wanna race one for cash?

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I get it! These flat bottom V-drive boats with 600+HP blown BIG blocks go real slow...wanna race one for cash?

I'm sorry, but they look preposterous.
Who do I see about having a go
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Old 15 December 2013, 05:37   #18
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A friend of mine that I meet up with each year does racing and was once a world power boat champion, the only thing he ever does with his own rib, is go fast !!

Life is already too fast need to slow down smell the coffee/flowers/meadow hay, and relax, enjoy the slow lane.

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Old 15 December 2013, 06:56   #19
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I get it! These flat bottom V-drive boats with 600+HP blown BIG blocks go real slow...wanna race one for cash?
Depends if the course has turns in it....
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Depends if the course has turns in it....
V-drives drive like they are one rails. They turn so fast it is scary. You can also bounce them right out of the water with the cavitation plate. You should really go for a ride in one. They are a blast and scary fast.

My Nautique was a flat bottom boat mostly and turned like it was on rails. 45 mph to a 180 degree turn aka "Bat Turn" in its own length. Even after warning a passenger they didn't hold on tight enough and flew across the boat. I never did one again, unless it was my regular crew.

Even those bass boats as shown above handle incredibly well on FLAT water. They are designed to get to the end of the lake early in the morning and allow the fisherman to get to his "secret" spot before anyone else, then power back for the weigh in at the end of the day.
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