View Poll Results: Do you turn your boat off to switch riders?
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10-09-2013, 02:00 PM #111992 Supra Sunsport. PCM 351 Pro Boss, Tower, Auto Ballast, Heater, Perfect Pass Wakeboard Pro, Bimini, Sunbrella Cover, Low Pitch Prop, Dual Batteries, LED's, MB Quart speakers, Rockford Fosgate Amps, Phoenix Gold Sub, 8" Compression Horn Tubbies, Light bar, a TON of blue LED's, Fly High fat sacks, homemade surf system
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10-09-2013, 03:55 PM #12
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.2006 Mobius LSV
Previous ride - 2000 Supra Launch
10-09-2013, 06:41 PM #13Senior 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
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10-09-2013, 08:18 PM #14
Depends on who just rode and who is riding next and how long we plan to take between riders. I have certain drivers that do not like to set Moomba Cruise so I will pull them first, set the cruise, and then when it is my turn I just leave the boat on so they don't have to worry about the cruise. If we had PP i know for sure we would turn it off more often than we do now but if I drive for 4-5 riders in a row then I usually turn it off, I have setting Moomba Cruise down to a scienceDavid
2008 Mobius LSV, Gravity III , Wake Plate, Z5, Exile SX65c's, Exile XM9s, Exile XI12D, Exile Harpoon, Exile SM600.1 , Exile Xi800.4.
10-09-2013, 09:42 PM #15
Do you turn the boat off to switch riders?
turn it off each time. kids usually jump in for a swim while the riders are switching out. this gives me time to take a dip and catch a kiss from the wifey as I spend most of the day driving
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10-09-2013, 10:27 PM #16
Always on our boat, but when I'm driving for a bunch of beer guzzling old fart surfers on someone else's boat then probably notA Day at the Lake...Priceless
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10-09-2013, 10:47 PM #17Senior Member
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10-09-2013, 10:55 PM #18
Yes, always.2007 Outback
2012 RAM Crew Cab
10-10-2013, 12:00 AM #19Senior Member
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- 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
10-10-2013, 12:50 AM #20
Mine engine always gets shut down, spent the last 6 years with an I/O and it's become habit. I also always have my blower running at the launch and while running... only gets shut down when we're on the hook. Easy things to help keep you and others safe...2013 Moomba Mojo 2.5
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