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Old 11-14-2010
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Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post

Ironic that you've suggested oohs and ahhs from onlookers, when most criticize them as cheating. Your thread has already solicited some of that sentiment.
Just disguised jealousy Minne, I wouldn't pay any attention .

I really can't imagine that there could be a noticeable loss of performance except in an all out racing boat. I know for a fact that I avoid going into some places because of the lack of maneuverability, but boats with bow thrusters are able to whip in and out seemingly without a thought.
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