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10-09-2013, 10:57 AM #1
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.2016 Moomba Mojo
2006 Supra 24SSV - Traded
10-09-2013, 11:00 AM #2
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
10-09-2013, 11:11 AM #3
I do. It is a habit I got from skiing most of my life behind outboards.Joe
2010 Outback V - Sold
10-09-2013, 01:55 PM #4
10-09-2013, 02:00 PM #5
2008 Moomba Mobius XLV. Monster Cargo Bimini, WS Rev 410's, Polk Cabins, Infinity Subs, PPI amps, WS420, Exile BT, upgraded ballast pumps, up to 3,500+ pounds of ballast, Blue LED's...
1992 Supra Sunsport. **SOLD** 2k pounds ballast, Surf System, Blue LED's everywhere, decent audio system.
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10-09-2013, 03:55 PM #6
I almost never do if I'm driving (I'm the "1" for almost never). However, if anybody else is in the driver seat (which is only when I ride), I shut the boat off every time for them. So as the question is posed, if I were driving all day then no I never really do unless we're adjusting a significant amount of ballast or ropes or something.Boats previously owned - 2000 Supra Launch, 2003 Outback, 2006 Mobius LSV
10-09-2013, 06:41 PM #7Senior Member
- Join Date
- Jun 2008
- Eugene OR
I Almost always shut mine off. The only time I do not is when I am picking up a rider really quickly because someone is going to hit us or we are going to hit the shore line.
This comes from learning to ski behind an outboard. There is also many things that can go wrong leaving the engine on. Someone could fall, hit this throttle and away you go. This has happened to me. First thought I had was I am glade the boat is off.2008 Outback V - Sold but never forgotten.
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10-11-2013, 01:10 PM #8
10-09-2013, 10:55 PM #9
Yes, always.2007 Outback - SOLD June 2016
2012 RAM Crew Cab
2015 Subaru Forester
10-10-2013, 12:00 AM #10Senior Member
- Join Date
- Feb 2005
- Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Always. Clearly the risks due directly to propeller contact are far lower with an inboard and swim platform than OB and IO boats, but it's just not worth the risk of an unintended action.2005 XLV, upgraded ballast, Comptech swivel wakeboard and hydrofoil racks, Monster cargo bimini