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Old    Samuel Sosa (unclesam)      Join Date: Nov 2005       05-05-2006, 11:58 PM Reply   
Pictures are taken behind a Moomba XLV(entrust clothing's boat)

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Is it bad when you have too much weight on one side that the prop comes out of the water every now and then?
Old    Anodyne (anodyne)      Join Date: Feb 2006       05-06-2006, 3:36 AM Reply   
As long as your intake is not consistently riding out of the water!

...I must say, if you're so heavily weighted that the props popping out, WHY ISN'T THAT WAVE BIGGER?!
Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       05-06-2006, 6:53 AM Reply   
Are you referring to cavitation or slippage, possibly? I can't imagine the prop was actually out of the water. I hear experts indicating that excessive cavitation can cause problems to the prop:

http://www.rcprops.com/cavitation.htm
Old    Samuel Sosa (unclesam)      Join Date: Nov 2005       05-06-2006, 10:10 AM Reply   
It would basically sound as if the prop was skipping every now and then. And I dunno about the wave size, I dont think we could have any more weight on the one side of the boat because the water was coming over the rub rail.
Old    entrust clothing (entrustclothing)      Join Date: Jul 2005       05-06-2006, 10:17 AM Reply   
anyone that thinks the wake needs to be bigger, here is another pic :-)
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Old    Curtis Haynie (dentard)      Join Date: Apr 2006       05-06-2006, 1:43 PM Reply   
Well, it's not that big. If you get off of that Light beer it may help. Are you in Portland? It looks like a spot down town. I loved that Willamette, nice and clean.
Old    newwakesurfer            05-06-2006, 4:27 PM Reply   
Great looking wake!! That does look like Portland - I just started wake surfing last summer and spend quite a bit of time down on the Mult. channel surfing - would like to find a few folks to surf with and kick a few pointers around. Just picked up a new (2001) Super Air and have added a 520# to the auto ballast system. Hoping the weather changes one of these weekends.
Old    Lionel (lionel)      Join Date: Nov 2005       05-06-2006, 4:39 PM Reply   
Curtis-when are you going to bring down that 38' X-Navy and teach us chumps how to surf?

Don-it is the Willamette. Come to Ross Island and kick it with us. Diggs is great at the pointers. Make sure you check with someone about the underwater obsticles first....
Old    lpcrew            05-06-2006, 4:50 PM Reply   
GLAD TO C UR KEEPIN IT REAL......
Old    Mavy (jovedawake)      Join Date: Mar 2006       05-06-2006, 8:09 PM Reply   
how are those LF wakesurf boards??? you guys like them?
Old    entrust clothing (entrustclothing)      Join Date: Jul 2005       05-07-2006, 12:49 AM Reply   
i like the LF surfboard a lot. i ride the 4'6" and it's pretty good, i could probably even go down the a 4' one. it;s a good all around board, it carves good and spins good too
Old    Curtis Haynie (dentard)      Join Date: Apr 2006       05-07-2006, 9:47 AM Reply   
Bryan, I'm a bit teary eyed as the boat is STILL under construction. I'll keep you posted on the maiden voyage from her re-birth. Hood River isn't far from P-town, and her wake is worth the drive.
Old    Lionel (lionel)      Join Date: Nov 2005       05-07-2006, 10:02 AM Reply   
If you're offering, I'm sure a few of us would love to check it out. Yeah keep me posted. What's wrong with it?
Old    Curtis Haynie (dentard)      Join Date: Apr 2006       05-08-2006, 9:02 PM Reply   
Bryan, It's getting revamped: new electrical, hot tub, internal ballast system (hoping ~600gal)and so on. I'll let you know.

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