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Old 09-12-2004, 12:29 AM
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Wakesurfing behind I/O's and Outboards?

This summer, I must have seen at least eight or ten 'non inboard' boats with people wakesurfing behind them.

Is it just me, or does anyone else think that puts the rider a whole bunch too close to the spinning propeller? A couple of times when I lost my balance, I ended up colliding with the teak platform..But, even the i/o's with platforms - the wakesurfer would go under it. With an outboard, you'd probably collide with it.

Thoughts? am I just getting too paranoid?
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Old 09-12-2004, 01:00 AM
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They are morons for doing that
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Old 09-12-2004, 01:31 AM
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They must not be the brightest people to be doing something like that! Eventually, they will learn, but hopefully nobody get seriously hurt.
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Old 09-12-2004, 01:38 AM
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Neil; It's a form of natural selection! Darwin in action.
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Old 09-12-2004, 11:45 AM
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Thats why wakesurfing is illegal now...go to www.skicenterion.com (i think thats the ski centerion site) to read more.

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Old 09-12-2004, 12:01 PM
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I agree w/ Leroy -- let Darwin take care of those details. I just don't understand wake surfing to begin with.

Sadly, the first person to meet a prop will undoubtedly sue the outboard manufacturers and they will have to add the stupid tax to their prices as well.
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Old 09-12-2004, 01:22 PM
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Actually, wakesurfing is kinda fun for a change of pace. It's big benefit is that it gives you something to do when the water is too choppy for slalom or wakeboarding. That's pretty much every afternoon once all the Wallys pulling tubes get on the water...

Actually, I went to the Centurion website - wakesurfing isn't illegal - it's some states are looking at adopting a 'no tow rope shorter than 20 feet' law, which won't stop wakesurfing anyway (people will use a 20.5 foot rope and just reel it in prior to tossing it in the boat).
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Old 09-12-2004, 01:28 PM
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California did make that law last year.
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Old 09-12-2004, 02:05 PM
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It does look fun, and I would like to try it, but I don't think so behind an I/O.
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Old 09-12-2004, 03:17 PM
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Mabye i miss read something
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