Originally Posted by Nos4r2
Maybe thats why the Yanks use those daft bass boats-they haven't figured out tubes yet.
The whole bass boat thing is sort of like NASCAR on steroids:
In tournaments, bass fishing competitors need to beat out their competitors in getting to and from the best fishing spots, hence the overpowered muscle boats. Since bass fishing is all on lakes or slow moving rivers, the boats are a relatively flat vee, with very little wetted area at speed.
Non-competitive bass fishermen, of course, have decided that they need the same equipment as the competitors, hence the popularity of bass boats in the US.
I recall talking with my cousin about his pending acquisition of a bass boat:
Me: Why do you need 200 hp?
Him: I have to be able to get to fishing spots fast.
Him: Well, ... Uh, ... The fish might leave.