Originally Posted by Clamchowder
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.