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Old 07-30-2004, 12:13 PM
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stopping your boat

When you stop your boat do you put the throttle in neutral or leave it in gear?

To better explain;
skier falls and driver throttles back to stop, turns and idles back to the skier. Do you throttle back to neutral or do you keep it in gear slightly. If you put it in neutral, the prop free spins and you coast to a stop. If you throttle back to idle but still in gear, the prop acts like a water brake and slows you down faster. My first thought was this puts more strain on the tranny but on the other hand I don't think it is any more strain than a deep water start.

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Old 07-30-2004, 12:28 PM
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Old 07-30-2004, 03:48 PM
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I put the boat to nuetral and turn to the right. After the rollers go by I drive very slow back to the skier. Once I get to the skier I swear at the for falling and tell them to hold on at all cost. It will only hurts until it feels better.
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Old 07-30-2004, 04:03 PM
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Mastercraft1995,

Thatís just wrong!!

Just stop (no turning the wheel). Just tie on a new skier

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Old 07-30-2004, 04:58 PM
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I normally do a hard P turn and come back to see if the rider wants another ride...if too hot I employ a little reverse. Never had any problems. My skiers normally like the fact that when they go down I am right back there to pick them up or block them from other boats/pwc.
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Old 07-30-2004, 06:01 PM
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Hard turns are a good way to slow down quickly in open water, but on the course they cause un-wanted rollers down course. Best technique in the course is to just throttle back and coast to a stop. This usually gives the skier enough time to swim back to the center of the course as well.

That is unless the skier might be hurt, then rollers schmollers, get back as quick as possible.
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Old 07-30-2004, 06:15 PM
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I had hoped that this would not turn into a turn method thread. There have been a gazillion threads on boards about that. I don't want to step on any toes but it is pretty well accepted that if you don't do an idle turn, everyone around you will be cursing you for sending out rollers (as well as your own skier)

I was interested what people thought about coming to a stop in neutral, out of gear (prop free spinning) versus idle, in gear and using the prop as a brake. For you airplane types it would be like the difference between feathering your prop and not.

Or just it just not matter?
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Old 07-30-2004, 06:58 PM
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Dan I really never gave it a lot of thought. I think for the most part I do not pull the N button out when coming to a stop (for no particular reason). I donít know how much of a difference it would make but what you said in your first post, technically, sounds correct

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Old 07-30-2004, 09:40 PM
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I pull back to neutral, wait for the boat to come off plane and slow down to idle speed, begin turn and put back into gear.
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Old 07-30-2004, 10:53 PM
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I had hoped that this would not turn into a turn method thread. There have been a gazillion threads on boards about that. I don't want to step on any toes but it is pretty well accepted that if you don't do an idle turn, everyone around you will be cursing you for sending out rollers (as well as your own skier)

I was interested what people thought about coming to a stop in neutral, out of gear (prop free spinning) versus idle, in gear and using the prop as a brake. For you airplane types it would be like the difference between feathering your prop and not.

Or just it just not matter?
Dan, while I understand what you are saying, I don't think that most people get what you are asking.
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