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

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  1. #21
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    Default Do you turn the boat off to switch riders?

    I do everytime. We don't switch out like one after the other so there's usually some lag time and I do t want the rider inhaling exhaust fumes.
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  2. #22
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    Depends who is riding and if they are ready. On a buddies boat we have switched surfers with out stopping the boat.

  3. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wax View Post
    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.
    Out of curioisity, why don't you shut it off?
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  4. #24
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    Default Re: Do you turn the boat off to switch riders?

    Quote Originally Posted by cab13367 View Post
    Out of curioisity, why don't you shut it off?
    No particular reason, as long as I'm in the driver's seat. If I'm in the driver's seat, I'm completely in control and completely responsible for the boat, so I don't see the need to. No incidents ever.

    If for any reason I leave the driver's seat, whether to change a rope or whatever, and there is a rider near the rear of the boat either on the boat or in the water, I shut it down. The only time I don't is when I'm the only one in the boat, and that's often since it's usually just me and my neighbor out. But when my kids are in the boat or anybody else, if I leave that drivers seat and somebody is on the back, it gets shut down and I even sometimes take the key out. My 2 year old son likes to turn the key and play with the throttle lol.

    As the question was posed, I guess I took it as if I'm driving, which therefore my answer is almost never. I guess overall, it's some of both actually.



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  5. #25
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    Always shut it down as soon as the skier is done and near the boat. Not so much for gas but I don't need anyone sucking in CO. We do what we can to minimize the time it takes to switch but still kill it.
    The worst seems to be when you are approaching the swim platform and you suck in a lung full of exhaust.
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  6. #26
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    Default Do you turn the boat off to switch riders?

    My boat with the 325 and no cats must run pretty clean because I am often at the platform while it's running and I don't ever even notice the exhaust. Or maybe I've just inhaled so much my senses are numb haha. In any case exhaust fumes have never influenced my behavior as far as shutting the engine off.


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  7. #27
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    Just remember carbon monoxide is colorless, odorless and tasteless. We all have this notion that we can see and or smell exhaust fumes. But, carbon monoxide may be present even when there are no typical indications of exhaust gases present.
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  8. #28
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    I used to stand behind the busses in elementary school just to smell the diesel exhaust....mmmmmmmmm

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  9. #29
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    I never shut down unless switching drivers. My crew is pretty proficient as far as switching riders so the slight time on the clock doesn't bother me. I find that the wear on the starter, ring gear, ect is not worth shutting it off.

    With that said when we are going out wakeboarding there is somebody at the end of the line 90% of the time. The only time that we float is to fill ballast.
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  10. #30
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    Default Do you turn the boat off to switch riders?

    Quote Originally Posted by kaneboats View Post
    Just remember carbon monoxide is colorless, odorless and tasteless. We all have this notion that we can see and or smell exhaust fumes. But, carbon monoxide may be present even when there are no typical indications of exhaust gases present.
    Yeah but you're putting out minimal exhaust at idle and it's getting very diluted very quickly as it immediately disperses into the atmosphere. It would take a long time for someone sitting in the swim platform to feel adverse affects of carbon monoxide. Now if you were in the water holding the grab rail with your face right at the gap between the platform and boat where the exhaust bubbles up you might get a high amount of CO.


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