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Re: How NOT to drive a power boat
I'm thinking inexperience as well.
It looks to me as if he's pumping the throttles pretty hard, fire-walling them when the prop's in the water and chopping them when the wheel's out of the water.
He's also making a gentle turn to starboard, which is something you don't want to do if the hull's coming out of the water. All the thrust is aft, and if you goose the throttles all that's gonna do is kick the stern around as the boat's getting airborne. So if the boat's already starting to spin in the air, once the keel does hit the water and bites the new direction of movement is not gonna be the same as it was in the air.
Last edited by PorFin; 09-02-2012 at 10:27 AM.