View Full Version : I wouldnt think MC would advise this kind of Driving
02-12-2009, 11:34 PM
I ran across this video on youtube, couldnt believe my eyes that I was seeing someone drive/treat their MC like this. I couldnt imagine the damage that would be taking place in the transmission, the boat, the prop, and the electronics. Just wanted to post it up here for a good cringe for all of us!
02-13-2009, 08:14 AM
Look at the xstar power turn on that page.
02-13-2009, 10:22 AM
***!!! *** would someone do that? Appalling.:(
02-13-2009, 10:23 AM
Apparently one can not post W T F on here... my bad.
02-13-2009, 10:24 AM
as pram would say "that guy should be hung by his eye lids and beat until he blinks"
02-13-2009, 10:58 AM
Unfortunately I had to do something like that years ago. We were towing my dad & some clowns on jet skis decided it would be healthy for them to cut us off during the turn, so we threw it in reverse, nose went under & brought a wall of water over the bow, broke the windshield & bent the mirror bracket on his 80 S & S. What we didn't know was that the drive shaft was about 90% cracked, we found out the hard way about 5 or 6 years later when he put it in gear. Amazingly that was the extent of the damage, & on the bright side the mirror is at an angle so that the view is directly behind the boat. And we didn't kill anyone.
02-13-2009, 11:40 AM
Guys check out the throttle/shifter postion. I would suggest some camera work is at play here. The thottle is positioned in forward direction how then is the boat going backward?
02-13-2009, 12:34 PM
No trickery of the camera, that inceident happend, the motor was hydrolocked at that point and the force of the water pushed the boat backwards. We worked on the boat that same day, it is now running great.
The boat was supposed to do a powerturn at that point however what you don't see is that just off camera their second boat took off creating a hole which this boat dove into.
02-13-2009, 12:56 PM
Wow! Seems like a lot of work to break a good boat! Someone has too much money! How about just running a nice 35'off pass instead!
02-14-2009, 09:31 PM
LOL........this one seems to pop up about every 6 months like clockwork.