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Stupid Human Boating Tricks | from the iboats.com Forums
As always, Stupid Human Boating Tricks from our very own iboats.com Forums and I Love Boating Facebook page.
- Walking along the Ashley River in Charleston, S.C. I notice a jon boat going around and around. I thought maybe some fool was doing doughnuts in the river, but come to find out, the fool had fell out of his boat crossing an oyster bar. The boat was stuck wide open throttle doing it's own doughnuts! The fool was rescued by the coast guard, but when they tried to approach and stop the crazy boat it was impossible to do with it going in circles. The boat was slowly drifting down the river going around and around! It finally ran out of gas about 2 miles downriver and they retrieved it. It was just something to watch, nobody hurt, boat O.K.! I'll bet he'll use his emergency cut-off lanyard from now on!
- I once saw a guy "skiing" on a sheet of plywood with a lawn chair strapped to it, actually looked kind of fun.
- I bought this mahogany ply boat that needed work. It was a piece of work, 1978 50 HP Merc outboard, 20 feet long with cable steering. The good part is, I only paid 300 for it.
Needless to say I took the engine off and tuned it up, replaced the cracked steering cable with that coated clothes line and put her all back together and ready for our first splash in the pacific together.
A beautiful day, I pushed off the dock and steered away to port as a throttled up. To my surprise the boat immediately turned starboard and headed right back in to the dock. Thankfully i wasn't going very fast and was able to prevent any real damage. After assessing the situation, I learned that it really matters which direction the cable coiled on the back of the steering wheel setup.
Normally, that would stop a guy..but I'm persistent.
I headed out steering opposite and finding it oddly natural. oncoming boats appeared surprised to see me steering towards them only to see the boat turn away from them. I idled out of the harbor to the point of no return where i would see what this baby could do.
I dumped that throttle to see that 50 horse open up. Well the engine sure did thrust as designed. I learned at that point that trim is very important. The bow immediately dove in to the water and the big green ocean was coming over the bow of my submarine. I threw her in neutral and the bow popped back up ..thankfully. Not before eating a lot of sea water and filling my bag of jube jubes with salt water (a new delicacy)/
Turns out the transom really was an odd angle and i didn't have any trim on the outboard, so when i throttled she dove.....really weird.
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