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Old 12 July 2016, 14:47   #21
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I've just purchased a 1998 Open Pro 550 with a Yamaha 130, and find that at any speed other than wide open it doesn't chine walk, but wide open it does do a little side to side - not a fast oscillation, so not scary, but not comfortable, either. Of course the boat is rated for a 115, so the motor is a little over the top and I'm doing 49 mph wide open, so my thought is that I just won't run it wide open except to hop onto plane, which she does with alacrity

So far (one week in) the boat has no habits that give me pause, let alone grief, happily.

Cheers,

Chris
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Old 12 July 2016, 17:58   #22
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I've just purchased a 1998 Open Pro 550 with a Yamaha 130, and find that at any speed other than wide open it doesn't chine walk, but wide open it does do a little side to side - not a fast oscillation, so not scary, but not comfortable, either. Of course the boat is rated for a 115, so the motor is a little over the top and I'm doing 49 mph wide open, so my thought is that I just won't run it wide open except to hop onto plane, which she does with alacrity

So far (one week in) the boat has no habits that give me pause, let alone grief, happily.

Cheers,

Chris
Nice!

I love the pro open platform.
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