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    Default Water over the bow?

    I have a 04 LSV and keep hearing about it and the Outback V taking water over the bow anyone had this problem before? Sounds like someone just not paying attention to the water or wakes of other boats.Thanks
    2004 Mobius LSV 340 HP
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    paying attention or not, eventually a roller or 2 ends up inside
    Mostly happens when I have someone else pulling me. Less likely on models with larger draft but the Outback and Outback V it's easier to have happen for sure.
    2007 Moomba Outback - waiting for summer!

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    Usually driver error.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suprahunter View Post
    Usually driver error.
    Or driver doing it on purpose to get people in the front soaking wet
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wax View Post
    Or driver doing it on purpose to get people in the front soaking wet
    Who would ever do such a thing?!
    I'll never forget the time we had the boat LOADED down with sacs and 8 people. Had people up front and the rider fell. Dropped throttle, made my turn, right into a roller from another boat. I saw it coming, tried throttling up to avoid a submarine but...... TSUNAMI!!!!!!!!! The nose didn't pick up in time and shot straight into the roller like a torpedo. People on the back bench even got soaked on that one! Fun times, fun times!
    Stephen
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    Ha Stephen, reminds me of a time I drenched a guy that fell asleep in the bow. Great time. I've also been known to see how close I can get to it coming over in an effort to fake out the people in the bow.

    It's avoidable but inevitably there will be a time you aren't paying attention, a buddy is driving, a huge roller comes through when you can't position, etc and you take one over the bow.

    A pic of Dusty cutting close ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wax View Post
    Or driver doing it on purpose to get people in the front soaking wet
    I resemble that remark. Heh heh heh.
    My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
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    Default Water over the bow?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hillbilly View Post
    I've buried the nose a few times when its been busy out. And a few friends have buried it not paying attention.

    I DESPISE powerturners......And only do it when needed

    How many of you guys Powerturn? Because that is part of the problem in itself.

    Most of us with heavy boats know how to turn around without sending huge rollers right????

    If I power turned where I ride and who I ride with they would throw me overboard.....lol

    My method for picking up a falenrider is after they fall....
    cut throttle....If your running nose heavy watch the bow
    then just as the boat is almost even in the water the wake causes a "push"
    I turn the wheel to the right and it kicks around( if REAL heavy in the nose start the turn a little earlier)
    then cruise back to the rider
    No wake to plow through or bury your rider.......
    You can also turn to the left if need.

    Is this the same method most of you folks use?
    Sounds about right for me. Key is to let the wake pass you then turn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boonejeepin View Post
    Sounds about right for me. Key is to let the wake pass you then turn.
    Thats how we do it, I have had Russ on my boat enough, and I have driven his enough that we both are very careful not to power turn, and wait for your rollers to pass.
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    It blows my mind how many wakeboats power turn!
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