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erkoehler
04-14-2006, 01:19 PM
Ok guys, I have to go foot'n....couldn't take it any longer. It is already close to 80 here, and the boat is calling my name.


I'm outta here!

6ballsisall
04-14-2006, 01:20 PM
Don't sink it before you sell it!!! :wavey:

92 190 PS
04-14-2006, 01:24 PM
Would not be good. What better place to find a buyer than the lake..?

rodltg2
04-14-2006, 01:51 PM
did i miss something, i though it was already sold and picked up

Bert
04-14-2006, 03:41 PM
why don't ya add that to the useless information thread :rolleyes:

bcampbe7
04-14-2006, 03:54 PM
why don't ya add that to the useless information thread :rolleyes:

:uglyhamme :uglyhamme
I don't care who you are, that's funny right there!

erkoehler
04-14-2006, 06:19 PM
did i miss something, i though it was already sold and picked up

Boat is sold, but he doesn't want to take delivery till mid-May. SO, I can use it until then.

rodltg2
04-14-2006, 06:23 PM
did you get money in hand, otherwise i wouldnt consider it sold..

erkoehler
04-14-2006, 06:27 PM
did you get money in hand, otherwise i wouldnt consider it sold..


Non-refundable deposit.....If he decides not to buy it, the down payment will cover the payment and insurance for the summer while I am gone, so I'll just keep the boat.

rodltg2
04-14-2006, 06:29 PM
nice.... good plan

erkoehler
04-14-2006, 06:43 PM
That was my thoughts as well....

vegashomeexpert
04-14-2006, 06:49 PM
Did you go footin' today?

erkoehler
04-14-2006, 06:53 PM
Did you go footin' today?


Yes sir :)

Rockman
04-14-2006, 07:01 PM
Yes sir :)

Did you meet up with your buddy Tommy Hartless?

erkoehler
04-14-2006, 07:05 PM
Did you meet up with your buddy Tommy Hartless?


Nah, he wasn't out there today......damn the luck :D

Footin
04-14-2006, 07:06 PM
Long line or boom baby?

6ballsisall
04-14-2006, 07:34 PM
Ttiwwp!!!!

erkoehler
04-14-2006, 07:36 PM
Long line or boom baby?


I took a couple of boom runs, then was trying to teach a newbie driver to drive me on the 5ft. line, but that didn't go well AT ALL! Therefore, I did not venture out to the long line.

How do you tell a driver that they suck, and that you don't want them to drive for you without sending them over the edge? Thats how bad it was!

6ballsisall
04-14-2006, 07:43 PM
What happened?

erkoehler
04-14-2006, 08:11 PM
Let's see....I'll make a list:

-Shortline tumble up, I told him to take it medium out of the hole, then pause between 25-28mph so I could spin around. Once I am facing forward riding on my arse, take it up to 40-42mph at a good pace. What I got was full throttle out of the hole, straight up to 46mph accordding to the spotter. My back was on FIRE :eek:

-So, then I decided to just take a boom run. I told him (while I was sitting on the side of the boat) just take it up to 38 and I'll climb out. He got up to 40, so I climbed out, then he saw some waves, so he slowed down :rant: I wasn't expecting that which resulted in a quite eventful fall.

-Finally, I explained to him how to pull a shortline deep up start. He said, ok I got it, no problem. My directions were that when I said hit it to take it medium out of the hole and up to 40 at a good pace. What I got was a slow pull to 20mph (or what it felt like 20) then he seemed to stay at that speed. I held on for as long as I could, and yelled for faster when I could breathe, but couldn't get any more juice! :mad:

east tx skier
04-14-2006, 08:28 PM
Erk, don't take this the wrong way (the same would apply to me), but my bet is that you'll get to that camp and will learn that you've been doing things way different than what they refer to at that camp in Maine as "the right way." That said, I know it's hard to get used to a driver that knows how you like it and have someone who just doesn't.

6ballsisall
04-14-2006, 08:31 PM
Bummer Erk. Is this the 1st time the guy has driven a boat?

Footin
04-14-2006, 08:36 PM
I guess i'm lucky I learned from terrible drivers, now I just get in the water and tell them to drop the hammer and give me all its got.
It is kinda hard to screw that up.

erkoehler
04-14-2006, 09:01 PM
I guess i'm lucky I learned from terrible drivers, now I just get in the water and tell them to drop the hammer and give me all its got.
It is kinda hard to screw that up.


Trust me, this guy could screw that up!


I don't mind a really hot pull or a pull that is slow by a couple mph, but just make it consistent.

erkoehler
04-14-2006, 09:02 PM
Bummer Erk. Is this the 1st time the guy has driven a boat?

I let him drive for me a few times last year, guess I didn't learn my lesson!

Upper Michigan Prostar190
04-14-2006, 10:39 PM
Erk, were you out beating the he11 out of MY wakeboard?? First you take some poor guys boat out that he thinks is "sold" and sitting waiting for him to pick up and you go footin with it, then to top it off you probably had my wakeboard out with it too :uglyhamme :uglyhamme

erkoehler
04-14-2006, 10:40 PM
Erk, were you out beating the he11 out of MY wakeboard?? First you take some poor guys boat out that he thinks is "sold" and sitting waiting for him to pick up and you go footin with it, then to top it off you probably had my wakeboard out with it too :uglyhamme :uglyhamme


Yeah, about that wakeboard :rolleyes:




Don't worry, its still leaning on the ironing board.

6ballsisall
04-14-2006, 10:43 PM
While we are on the subject. How would you recommend I tell my FIL to pull me off the boom? I typically hang on and do a little superman action until up to speed and then roll over into "the stance"

If all goes well, I might get a tow from him next weekend when the in laws are out here.

Upper Michigan Prostar190
04-14-2006, 10:44 PM
Yeah, about that wakeboard :rolleyes:




Don't worry, its still leaning on the ironing board.
Im sure it is, but its probably in two pieces....... :rolleyes:

erkoehler
04-14-2006, 10:48 PM
While we are on the subject. How would you recommend I tell my FIL to pull me off the boom? I typically hang on and do a little superman action until up to speed and then roll over into "the stance"

If all goes well, I might get a tow from him next weekend when the in laws are out here.


I would say, start with a medium pull out of the hole, and bring it up to 28ish then, once you spin around hit it hard to 38......

Or, if you are steady enough, tell him to take it right up to the high 30's.

Just make it consistent.....maybe even do a test run while your driving and show him how to do it.

Footin
04-14-2006, 10:49 PM
While we are on the subject. How would you recommend I tell my FIL to pull me off the boom? I typically hang on and do a little superman action until up to speed and then roll over into "the stance"

If all goes well, I might get a tow from him next weekend when the in laws are out here.


Tell him to drive fast and take alot of chances.

6ballsisall
04-14-2006, 10:50 PM
Tell him to drive fast and take alot of chances.

lol!! I had forgot your line. I love it!! :D

Footin
04-14-2006, 10:51 PM
Most important thing to tell him: No hard left turns.

6ballsisall
04-14-2006, 10:58 PM
Good point! Don't think I'd like a boom down at my ankles!! :eek:

erkoehler
04-14-2006, 11:02 PM
Good point! Don't think I'd like a boom down at my ankles!! :eek:


Oh, and hard right turns and you'll pretty much be doing a real superman.

6ballsisall
04-14-2006, 11:03 PM
Oh, and hard right turns and you'll pretty much be doing a real superman.


Hmm....... look out UMP!! :D

erkoehler
04-15-2006, 01:14 AM
Hmm....... look out UMP!! :D


Ump? I don't follow........