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  1. #1
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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
    Gravity III Ballast

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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!

    Why Not? Play Hard! Get wet

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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
    2006 Mobius LSV
    Previous ride - 2000 Supra Launch

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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
    2009 Mobius LSV
    Black and Yellow

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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 ....

    2006 Supra 24SSV

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    ^ Awesomeness. Good way to clean the carpet!

    We tend to take rollers more when surfing heavy than any other time.
    Old enough to know better, young enough to do it anyway.

    2001 MobiusV

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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!
    2008 LSV
    2000 Outback LS (sold)
    Exile Tunes
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    Quote Originally Posted by KG's Supra24 View Post
    A pic of Dusty cutting close ....

    I drove Dusty's boat at the TX Jam 2 yrs ago and had to get back to a rider quick and wasn't used to the delay with such a big boat, totally sacked out and I shot a wall of H2O into his ride. I blamed it on the carb vs fuel-injection. Regardless, it allowed me to go back to drinking.
    Drew
    New ride: 2012 Mojo
    Old ride: 2008 OBV

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    From time to time you will take water over the bow. Some boats take more water because of how low in the water the bow is. It is not always driver error. I have a OBV and take a wave over the bow once or twice a year and it happens in March when everyone is trying to stay warm. I have to watch the wave a lot more when we are surfing because of the added weight. The best saying is you are on a boat and you are going to get wet.
    2008 Outback V
    “Do not wait; the time will never be “just right.” Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along." -Napoleon Hill

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