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Old    DICK H (rhupp)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-23-2007, 10:00 PM Reply   
Why do epic wakeboats have dual rudders? more info on this please.
Old    miles (billyjodonjimbo)      Join Date: Apr 2006       08-23-2007, 11:20 PM Reply   
yes they do. The dual rudders vectorizes the prop thrust. Makes the boat turn a whole lot better when weighted as compared to other boats that are loaded with one rudder.
Old    Rich (rson)      Join Date: Jun 2002       08-24-2007, 8:14 AM Reply   
...cause the have 3000+ pounds of ballast on top of a heavy boat.....if only the titanic had dual rudders.
Old    Jess (txrider)      Join Date: Sep 2006       08-24-2007, 8:44 AM Reply   
It's 4,ooo pounds of ballast and its the lightest boat out there for its size. 22'8" and only 3,200 pounds with a 496 big block. The dull rudders make it drive like a boat without ballast even when loaded down with 4K and 10 people. It's the only boat that handles well with that large of a load and still drives better then single rudder boats when surfing as well.
Old    HeHateMe (hamkj)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-24-2007, 10:05 AM Reply   
COme on Dick... didnt you know... Boats with one rudder only turn one way... the Epic has two rudders so you can turn left and right!
Old    Rich (rson)      Join Date: Jun 2002       08-24-2007, 10:07 AM Reply   
That has to be the best answer yet!!!
Old    Bryan (westsiderippa)      Join Date: Dec 2006       08-24-2007, 10:18 AM Reply   
hu,hu,hu, you said "vector" hu, hu, hu
Old    HeHateMe (hamkj)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-24-2007, 10:19 AM Reply   
Rumor has it.. that Malibu and Mastercraft are going to re-revolutionize the boat world by coming out with a quad rudder system. This will vectorize the vectorized prop thrust. Makes the boat turn even better as compared to boats that are loaded with only two rudders.
Old    Eubanks (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       08-24-2007, 11:14 AM Reply   
Do they call it the Quatro?
Old    Eubanks (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       08-24-2007, 11:16 AM Reply   
If they come out with that, I'll be sure to invent the Fusion...that's right people, 5 RUDDERS!
Old    HeHateMe (hamkj)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-24-2007, 11:44 AM Reply   
Eubanks... I will get someone to come out with Sexy Steer... aka Six Rudders.... with a wedge like shape... will be the equivalent to 6000lbs of down force at the transom... but the "Kool Wedge" is a mid hull wedge which deploys to suck the front down to stop from porpoising...

All integrated with speed control and a computerized systems that analyzes the shape of the wake and auto adjusts everything to maintain the ideal wake shape and size.

It is really something to see.. you should come try it one day!
Old    Ian Brown (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       08-24-2007, 12:34 PM Reply   
No no.. it's 6 minute abs, not 7
Old    HeHateMe (hamkj)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-24-2007, 12:52 PM Reply   
Hahahaha.... yeah the new model will have a guarantee... if you dont like the way it handles and steers with 2 rudders... we will throw the third on in for free!


or... the only option available on future boats... will be...

6 rudder boat... now you pick the length of hull.
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       08-24-2007, 3:53 PM Reply   
It is the only comp boat I know of that will reverse to the left and the right. Pretty cool. It does turn great also.
Old    Brett B. (bbking)      Join Date: Dec 2006       08-24-2007, 5:32 PM Reply   
bahaha, this is gonna turn out like those razor blade commercials... fighting over how many rudders or blades it has
Old    Ryan P (snowfarmer)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-24-2007, 5:43 PM Reply   
Hmmm, dual rudders hey. Who has the Epic line in Canada, specifically Alberta?
Old    Bryan (westsiderippa)      Join Date: Dec 2006       08-24-2007, 9:33 PM Reply   
so if i put twin 15 hp outboards on the zodiac, is that vector steering?
Old    HeHateMe (hamkj)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-24-2007, 10:51 PM Reply   
Hey Ryan... if you are wanting an Epic in Alberta... talk to Wayne at TruNorth... I am trying to get him to pick up Epic for all of his dealerships. I think it would be a great addition to the TruNorth dealerships across BC and Alberta.

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