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Thread: Water over the bow?
01-16-2014, 01:34 AM #1
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.Thanks2004 Mobius LSV 340 HP
Gravity III Ballast
01-16-2014, 09:54 AM #2
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 - going, going, GONE
2015 "NOT A MOOMBA"
Why Not? Play Hard! Get wet
01-16-2014, 10:04 AM #3Senior Member
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- Flowery Branch Georgia
Usually driver error.
01-16-2014, 10:19 AM #4
01-16-2014, 10:26 AM #5
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
01-16-2014, 10:53 AM #6
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 - Traded
01-16-2014, 12:22 PM #7
^ Awesomeness. Good way to clean the carpet!
We tend to take rollers more when surfing heavy than any other time.I do all my own stunts
2001 MobiusV - Slightly Modified...
01-16-2014, 12:54 PM #8
01-16-2014, 02:13 PM #9Drew
2015 Supra SG
01-16-2014, 02:59 PM #10Senior Member
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- Eugene OR
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 - Sold but never forgotten.
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