Posted 27 February 2004 - 08:21 PM
Posted 03 March 2004 - 03:29 PM
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Posted 03 March 2004 - 04:18 PM
What do you do, go forward then layoff the throttle so that you can put it into reverse and go against the forward momentum?
I have done them before but as far is saying is it safe for the boat I can't really say. It all depends what you define safe as....
And what I meant about being OK for the boat is that isn't this hard on the jet drive etc..???
Posted 03 March 2004 - 08:08 PM
Posted 04 March 2004 - 11:17 AM
Well if no one has had any problems, then thats a good sign. However, I heard a bad story about someone getting too much water in the engine bay and it ended up causing engine damage (ceased eventually).
I do them on my '96 Speedster, 14 footer. I get going about 30 mph and then slam the throttles to idle, shift it into reverse, and floor the throttles. This causes the back of the boat to lift up and drive the nose down under water. A huge wall of water comes crashing into the boat filling it up. Then I shift it back into forward and get going to get it drained out. As I start to build up speed forward I rock the steering side to side which causes the water in the boat to slosh over the sides. It clears it much quicker than the little scupper whole under the driver's foot can. I don't like to do them very quickly after one another because my ski locker door doesn't seal very well so some water always goes into the engine compartments. I make sure that all gets pumped out before doing another one. I can't see how this is hard on the jet pumps. I think the most strain would be placed on the pivots for the thrust diverters but them seem to be pretty strong. Anybody else think this is a bad thing to do?
As for this not being good on the jet drive etc... In the Manual and I believe the video I received with the boat. It states NEVER to go full throttle in reverse. I would think this could also relate to going against foward momentum???
I would certainly like to know the facts about this.......this is a really good topic for discussion!
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