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Old 09-27-2018, 11:28 AM
Tenderfoot Tenderfoot is offline
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197 nose dive at speed

Did Mastercraft ever put out a warning or hit with legal action on the issue where if you cut the throttle to neutral at speed the nose takes a dive? I am the original owner of a 2005 197 and never received anything. I had an incident were I cut to neutral at 38mph when it appeared a barefooter I was pulling was going to hit a semi submerged log that we did not see until the boat was next to it. My bow went under and threw out a passenger. Water up to the gunnel. Nobody was hurt, but trashed my bimini, amp, camera other misc items. Not to mention quite the scare for all.

After talking about it others have said they have seen videos and heard stories that this happens to others.
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Old 09-27-2018, 11:52 AM
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I've come off plane from 40+ with this never happening. Conversely, I've buried the tip of the boat at very low speeds, usually going through my own wake to pick up a downed skier.

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Old 09-27-2018, 12:14 PM
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I have many hours in a 197, this doesn't happen when you cut the throttle to neutral. If you jam it into reverse it will.
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Old 09-29-2018, 07:39 PM
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duplicate post, should be deleted!

Just read the 1st thread with same title and a lot of theories, guesses and could haves. I'm glad everyone is o.k. Thanks for sharing and warning the rest of us.
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Old 09-29-2018, 11:03 PM
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Groundhog Day?
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Old 09-30-2018, 02:38 AM
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Must not have liked the first set of answers.
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