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Yacht-surfing

Discussion in 'Boating & Fishing' started by tcBob, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. tcBob

    tcBob [OP] Gringo Bandito Staff Member

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    bad ass...that's a 60 ft yacht they're behind w/o tow lines

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIIYLy3VZQs

     
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    That was sick...I was just on a smaller boat this weekend in the SD Bay...but didn't see that.
     
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    Nice.....loved the beer hand-off.
     
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  5. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    I have seen that out here. In fact, my buddies and I have been experimenting with my boat to see if it could make a large enough wake to do this. With 4 people in the rear, and trimmed up, I think it can. I think my buddy uses a wakeboard though. I dont know.
     
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    That is badass. looks fun as hell!
     
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    Packman73 ^^^^ 3%er ^^^^

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    Cool vid. :thumbsup:
     
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    Chris, I think I saw that you have a Bayliner with an I/O. It is highly dangerous to surf behind a boat with an I/O due to the possibility of the rider hitting the prop if they fall. Most people you see doing it are doing it behind wakeboats which have inboards (where the prop is about 2' in front of the transom).
     
  9. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Yeah. I actually have an outboard. Lst time we went out, I can make the wake a good size, but it forms too close to the boat. We havent tried it because of this. :)
     
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    I would definitely advise against it then!

    I have a few friends with wakeboats and it normally takes full ballast (on the appropriate side according to which way the surfer stands) and people on that side as well.
     
  11. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    4.10 gears, sliders, lots of buttons, and yellow flashing lights on the dash.
    No worries Pete. I dont let anyone within 50' of the boat when running. Thanks for watching out. :)
     
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    Good deal, sounds like you're as careful on the water as with your truck. Need more people like you on the lakes around here, I've seen some crazy stuff going on. A relative saw a guy falling into the water then not resurfacing at Bartlett a few yrs ago. He had been surfing without a life vest, had a few drinks and breathed in a lot of fumes.
     
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    We used to run a 25' Hydrasport center console. We'd load some water bags for ballast in the rear, trim the outboards up and lay down a wake that my lids surfed all around Sarasota Bay. We got lots of looks trolling down the Federal channel with two surfers behind.

    Had to watch the speed. If I went too fast the wake would start to flatten out. If I went to slow it didn't have enough force. Aobout 15 mph worked really well.

    As for outboards and inboard outboards there really is no problem so long as the surfer is farther back than he can fall forward. 20 feet is completely adequate because if they fall they can't hit the boat or prop and the boat is moving away from them.
     
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    Skurfing is alot easier if you turn the boat in a large circle and put all the weight on the inside. The inside wake is much more rideable.
     
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    done it
    55 foot sport fishing boat did it when we would go fill up with fuel it was a blast and wore me out fast but it was like a 4 foot never ending wave
     
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    You need to weigh the boat down so it'll make a bigger wake farther back from the boat.
     
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    RCBS Mr Thundermaker is about to start barking fire!

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    "100% pure adrenaline." lol pretty cool. had no idea this was possible.
     
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    Gr8WhiteTaco bishes love my haircut

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    that looks fun as heck. I'd like to try it in my kayak.
     
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    That's why I used the water bags for ballast in the rear.
     
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