"WEll, Howdy there little Pardner!" Yes you are correct about the disconnect. When i used to ride in my Zodiac, I would make the front raise up and a couple of times almost tip her over...lol!
I would hang on to the side tubes, and lay as I would fly at full speed hangning half in and half out of the boat.
Sometimes just cruisin, I would hang my feet into the water as I drove by at idle just lookin at the scenery...
Well, where does a Yank on this side of the pond buy a hypalon boat...lol
I'm going to research, but if you know any yanks let them know John Wayne is in town!