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Old    scott firman (mucktoerider)      Join Date: Jan 2007       02-09-2008, 12:37 PM Reply   
http://www.arnoldline.com/ .....I am just taking a poll on the thrill level of riding behind this 400 plus passenger vessel...@ 22mph...it is a nice rampy 4 footer at the least. Tie off on a swivel attached to the flagpole....and wahla....please flood this post...I want honest opinions. Plus notice it is a Cat...so not two wakes...but four to play on.
Old    Nick in the TC (nick_in_ssp)      Join Date: Aug 2006       02-09-2008, 12:40 PM Reply   
Might be fun to try once but I think it would get old really quick.
Old    Ewing (johnsvt)      Join Date: Dec 2006       02-09-2008, 12:41 PM Reply   
Does it have perfect pass? I don't like when the driver is constantly changing speed...that ruins my mojo.
Old    scott firman (mucktoerider)      Join Date: Jan 2007       02-09-2008, 3:00 PM Reply   
this would be a one time thing.....and the torque...and speed is really consistent.....no worries..
Old    Loren (helix_rider)      Join Date: Mar 2003       02-09-2008, 3:05 PM Reply   
#1. The water up there is probably usually quite ummm, crappy. Not to mention cold.

#2. When you fall, a jetskier or something would have to pick you up and run you back to the rope.

#3. Would you need a 100+ foot rope?
Old    scott firman (mucktoerider)      Join Date: Jan 2007       02-09-2008, 3:57 PM Reply   
loren...this will be in august....water will be high 70,s or low 80's.....rides will be in the AM...glass...and we have the US coastguard for a chase boat. This is quite planned out. I am just being a little reserved about too many details just yet, two years ago a ski team from a University did ride behind these boats...but no boarders yet. So this kind of event has been done behind these boats before.
Old    Andy S (damned04)      Join Date: May 2005       02-09-2008, 4:06 PM Reply   
Mythbusted. It's been done before
Old    Andrew Brinks (rs1071)      Join Date: Feb 2007       02-09-2008, 5:38 PM Reply   
Sounds like a pretty cool thing to do.

I've always wanted to bring my boat up to the straits; I figure there'd be some sick pictures when riding around the Mackinac bridge.
Old    porter rockwell (rocketdogg)      Join Date: Oct 2006       02-09-2008, 5:41 PM Reply   
I don't think they take those kinda boats into glassy water much. that would also be a small issue.
Old    Josh Busby (joshbuzz)      Join Date: Sep 2007       02-09-2008, 7:03 PM Reply   
how hard would it be to get up to speed?? Never been on one, but I'd imagine it'd be a little slow from the start!!
Old    Clay (tahoeguy7)      Join Date: Sep 2006       02-10-2008, 6:30 AM Reply   
Daniel Watkins and Josh Saunders rode behind a similar boat then Fuel TV was filming Daniel's First Hand. Wakeworld did an article on it as well. Here is the link:
http://www.wakeworld.com/getarticle.asp?articleid=730
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Old    Nickbot (nickbot)      Join Date: Feb 2007       02-10-2008, 7:30 AM Reply   
I would
Old    kyle (lfxstar)      Join Date: Jul 2001       02-10-2008, 7:57 AM Reply   
Does the Twin Hull make a gnarly spine in the middle? I think it looks really fun. If i didn't have school in august i would be there
Old    david rogers (davee22ve)      Join Date: Nov 2007       02-10-2008, 8:05 AM Reply   
Sounds fun even for just one pull. With four wakes you could have a blast.
Old    schooledrider (rmcronin)      Join Date: Aug 2002       02-10-2008, 11:23 AM Reply   
It's snowing here. I'd ride behind anything!
Old    scott firman (mucktoerider)      Join Date: Jan 2007       02-10-2008, 11:35 AM Reply   
josh...getting up to speed is definitely not a problem.......the horsepower is over 2400...plus they have pulled waterskiers before...smaller surface...need more speed to plane out...so definitely not an issue. Morning and late evening hours on the straits can be glassy...we'll check into it. But THIS IS GOING TO HAPPEN...so stay tuned! It is all part of a fund raising campaign for the waugachaunce (spell)lighthouse preservation. So it is a cool effort to take part in. We do have the green light from the US Coast Guard and the Arnold Transit Authority.
Old    Lachie Mew (lachie_mew)      Join Date: Jul 2007       02-10-2008, 8:35 PM Reply   
on watkins firsthand its him and ike. it was a flat wake and wasnt any good for wakeboarding. uike still managed to throw a frontflip
Old    Nicholas Hulett (wakeboardinglife)      Join Date: Feb 2008       02-10-2008, 8:38 PM Reply   
Hey I'm willing to try almost anything once. It's the second time that is questionable
Old    Keith (tversetti)      Join Date: Jan 2008       02-10-2008, 10:39 PM Reply   
THAT would be awesome.

But like its been said before, middle of the day is far too windy and choppy. Gonna have to get this in pretty early. I dont remember the wake, but I always got to mackinac w/ sheplers
Old    scott firman (mucktoerider)      Join Date: Jan 2007       02-11-2008, 5:57 AM Reply   
lachie...i can tell you for sure...this is not a flat wake....it is a nice rampy wake. Should be fun. more details to come. You can personally email me for any questions you might have.

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