View Poll Results: Do you turn your boat off to switch riders?

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  1. #1
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    Default Do you turn the boat off to switch riders?

    The wakeplate thread made me ponder ....

    Do you shut off your boat when switching riders or let it idle? I've been out with guys that do both and was curious what the majority of the Moomba crew does.

    For us, it depends on the occasions.
    2006 Supra 24SSV

  2. #2
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    I always do. Can't tell you why. Just a habit I picked up from riding with other people before I had a boat I guess.
    2008 Mobius XLV - SOLD

  3. #3
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    I do. It is a habit I got from skiing most of my life behind outboards.
    Joe

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  4. #4
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    Default Re: Do you turn the boat off to switch riders?

    I try to switch off to save the hours/gas, but this year we used the heater continuously and whenever I start the boat it kills the radio which disconnects my bluetooth..

    I keep people moving so there's little down time, have the next person get ready while the current person is finishing their set, so they don't waste 5 minutes looking for their lifejacket.. I find we get more sets in with smooth water just need to remind them..

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  5. #5
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    Depends. Who needs a beer?

    Guys who ride a lot get ready quick so switching is fast. Kids and others - always shut it off.

    Surfing is easy to switch while running.
    Old enough to know better, young enough to do it anyway.

    2001 MobiusV

  6. #6
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    we turn it off more than leaving on, unless we are using the heater, then it stays on. as others a have mentioned, depends on the rider and how fast can they get ready.
    08 LSV

  7. #7
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    We turn it off if we are changing wake boarders, or Surfers if they are not going to be ready right away. When we are surfing, if the next rider has their vest on and board out we will leave it running and switch out real fast.

    Other wise we generally turn the engine off. No point in wasting fuel, and having all the exhaust at the rear of the boat.
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  8. #8
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    always switch it off. cousin taught me this when I went out with him on his boat for the first time. said he thought it saved a dozen hours or so a year. over 5 years, it adds up.

    hate that the touchscreen doesn't remember what you were doing last. biggest frustration is having to remember to reset cruise when it's reset.
    '06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten

  9. #9
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    I ALWAYS shut it down when switching riders because I don't see any reason to leave the engine running, and plenty of reasons to shut it off, such as:

    Peace of mind for the rider coming in that the prop is not turning.
    Reduce the CO at the back of the boat. Who wants to breath CO while putting their board on and getting ready to ride?
    Saves gas.
    Saves hours on the boat.

    Even if someone is using the heater, I still shut it off. My Perfect Pass powers back on and remembers the set speed before I key it off so no issues there. Just fire it up and go.

    Al
    Al

    2006 Mobius LSV

  10. #10
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    Jun 2007
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    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jstenger View Post
    I do. It is a habit I got from skiing most of my life behind outboards.
    Same here.
    07 Mobius LS--Razorback Red

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