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erkoehler
11-30-2004, 02:06 AM
NOT INCLUDING SKI SHOWS?

How many people behind the boat at once? Barefooters, skiers, wakeboarders???

Just thought it would be interesting to hear some numbers.

Mag_Red
11-30-2004, 05:54 AM
This wasn't with the Mastercraft, but back in 1971 we used to camp along the Ohio River with some family friends that had a 34' Nautiline houseboat with twin 318's. We pulled a total of 14 people up with that boat :eek: and of course I was the first one to fall. :rolleyes: I was on the right side of the wake and you couldn't even see the people on the other side of the wake! :purplaugh

jimmer2880
11-30-2004, 06:03 AM
I don't remember the exact number... but I believe we did 14 doubles behind a 'bu with a 454.

jimmer2880
11-30-2004, 06:04 AM
We also did 8 footers at once. 2 booms, 4 on each boom. Again - it was with the 'bu 454.

Mag_Red
11-30-2004, 06:33 AM
We also did 8 footers at once. 2 booms, 4 on each boom. Again - it was with the 'bu 454.I saw that picture......it was awesome! :worthy:

ski_king
11-30-2004, 08:38 AM
Total of 9 behind a Maristar.

1 on 2 skis
1 on 1 ski
1 wake board
1 knee board
1 air chair
1 trick skis
1 tube with 2 in it and 1 tube with 1 in it.

It was tough as everybody needed a different speed.

We also did 11 behind an 100 hp outboard years ago, but cheated and used a second boat to help get started.

sfitzgerald351
11-30-2004, 09:24 AM
Wow... I've only done 3 people behind my boat. But the 454 made getting everyone pretty easy. I'd imagine that the new boats have enough power to have no problem as well with many people.

Rockman
11-30-2004, 10:00 AM
We did 10 footers, 5 off each boom.

Most footers behind the boat were 6, all steppin off.

Most tubers were 8.

All off our BF200.

tex
11-30-2004, 10:07 AM
We did 10 footers, 5 off each boom.

Most footers behind the boat were 6, all steppin off.

Most tubers were 8.

All off our BF200.
Rockman-Tell me that you did not mention footing and tubing in the same post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I mean tubing is ok, if you are slinging an ex-girlfriend in figure 8's.

VTJC
11-30-2004, 11:40 AM
12 people attempted but only got 10 up behind my old 88 Prostar 190 with Powerslot and 351. Trouble was finding enough good skiers, to hang on for slow pull out. Everybody had two skis to start, some with slalom ski and trick ski that they dropped… We did one lap around lake with ten skiers. Need to try again with new boat. Jamie

AirJunky
11-30-2004, 11:53 AM
We did 9 foils behind a '99 X-Star with the 330 horse. We had some big riders too, over 200 lbs & the boat didn't miss a beat.
http://airjunky.com/videos/9riders.jpg

Then in 2000 we participated in the effort to get 120 skiers up behind a boat.
http://airjunky.com/record/
It wasn't successfull because the boat was a 130' long jet powered ferry. The skiers held it back so not enough water made it into the intake. We easily got 15 foil riders up though & we had a blast riding around on top of the boom catwalks!!

Rockman
11-30-2004, 01:13 PM
Tex,

Sorry to admit but the neighbor's tubes came out one day this summer. A guy across the lake from us has a 25 foot Chapparal Deckboat which we nick-named "The Bus" because it is as big and ugly like a school bus.

Needless to say, our time for footin was over. So the neighbors wanted to know if they could make it around the lake a few times on tubes with the bus being out. They had a fun ride, 4 foot waves and me at the steering wheel doing about 45mph with the tunes cranked.

It was funny though...this information is classified. This message will self-destruct in 10 seconds. :D

tex
11-30-2004, 02:04 PM
Rockman-Where are you at in Illinois? Rockford?

Rockman
11-30-2004, 06:29 PM
We are in Plainfield (SW of Chicago by about 30 miles). My wife and I grew up in the city though.

We ski mainly in Wisconsin but manage to get some sets in on the Fox River at various locations.

whitedog
11-30-2004, 07:54 PM
9 footers long line all start on two skis and step off. Behind a 2004 prostar 197 with L18 power. 7 is a common on a week night. Often they they bomb outs, that tends to drop the speed about 6 mph.

erkoehler
11-30-2004, 07:58 PM
9 footers long line all start on two skis and step off. Behind a 2004 prostar 197 with L18 power. 7 is a common on a week night. Often they they bomb outs, that tends to drop the speed about 6 mph.

could you please clarify what a bomb out is? Sorry!

Laurel_Lake_Skier
11-30-2004, 08:06 PM
The bomb out is also known as a two ski jump out. The skier starts on two skis, boat cranks up to speed and the skier jumps off the skis to barefoot away. Fun to do and is an attention getter for anyone watching.

erkoehler
11-30-2004, 08:11 PM
I have never heard of it called a bomb out.

Learn something new everyday!

jimmer2880
12-01-2004, 05:49 AM
I have never heard of it called a bomb out.

Learn something new everyday!
I hear you... around here, it's called a graveyard.

tex
12-01-2004, 09:03 AM
We are in Plainfield (SW of Chicago by about 30 miles). My wife and I grew up in the city though.

We ski mainly in Wisconsin but manage to get some sets in on the Fox River at various locations.
i got old ski show friends in the city, Rockford, and spread all over cowland!

MarkP
12-01-2004, 09:32 AM
I had 2, yep (two). Wild man huh:o

atlfootr
12-09-2004, 03:20 PM
3 man 1 woman DeepStart Longline

lsupcar
12-09-2004, 03:48 PM
Do you attach all the ropes to one pylon, or do you spread it out to the tow hook and lifting eyes too? Bill Z

atlfootr
12-10-2004, 08:14 AM
Do you attach all the ropes to one pylon, or do you spread it out to the tow hook and lifting eyes too? Bill Z

It was behind my Barefoot 200, so I used the main plyon in that shot. Since then I bought an Extended Skylon, so next time there probably won't be as much drag if we were to try it again. :rolleyes:

dmac
12-10-2004, 08:38 AM
Was that up at Lanier?

atlfootr
12-10-2004, 08:43 AM
Yea, you must be a local if you recognized the marina ~ :dance:

dmac
12-10-2004, 08:49 AM
Live in Loganville, boat is up at Lake Burton.

atlfootr
12-10-2004, 09:05 AM
Live in Loganville, boat is up at Lake Burton.

Where's Loganville? :huh: Never been to Burton, foot'd Blue Ridge and Carter before, but not Burton ... :toast:

dmac
12-10-2004, 09:29 AM
Loganville is east of Stone Mountain @ 20 miles, on Highway 78. I am going to try to make some day trips to other lakes up there from our Burton Base Camp in '05.

tex
12-10-2004, 10:18 AM
It was behind my Barefoot 200, so I used the main plyon in that shot. Since then I bought an Extended Skylon, so next time there probably won't be as much drag if we were to try it again. :rolleyes:
We have found that the extended pylon/tower creates more drag when doing multiple footers. the higher pulling point pulls the back of the boat down and drags more. we have had more luck putting the twink on the center pylon.

lsupcar
12-10-2004, 11:06 AM
All on one pylon huh. I thought that might be too much weight and drag for one point. Bill Z

Rockman
12-10-2004, 01:08 PM
Tex,

I highly agree (no oun intended) that the center pylon keeps the boat more on plane at the start. But it is noce to have the extended pylon to reduce fatigue (sp?).

tex
12-10-2004, 01:18 PM
Tex,

I highly agree (no oun intended) that the center pylon keeps the boat more on plane at the start. But it is noce to have the extended pylon to reduce fatigue (sp?).
I love to foot with the tower/extended pylon! once you are up, it rocks! i have the preditor w/tower on my 197. it drags when we do multiple footers at the start. that is my only disappointment with the boat!

Rockman
12-10-2004, 06:26 PM
Tex,

Might not just be the boat. If you are pulling triples and they do not really throw themselves back far and wait to plain, that causes alot of pull on the boat. We called these guys "cheaters." :cool:

You can totally tell when someone is getting up too quickly. When you ski with us you learn not to do that or the driver will either slow down or cut the engine. Usually only happens once and then they get the picture...but it sure is funny. :D

I'm sure your boat has plenty of power...