wheelie??
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 14 of 19

Thread:
wheelie??

  1. #1
    Senior Member 1975sleekcraft's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    seattle
    Posts
    374

    Default wheelie??

    i have a few questions about wheelies,

    i take it you trim 20 degrees up, and mash the throttle??
    is this an engine killer??
    12 qts of oil all at the back of your motor dosen't sound too positive??
    it looks really cool and fun!
    any problems with swamping or sinking when coming off a wheelie??

  2. Remove Advertisements
    PerformanceBoats.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    i got skiillllzzzz.... fast76rogers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    clearlake ca
    Posts
    976

    Default wtf

    wheelies are for motorcycles silly!

  4. #3
    New here Beer:30's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Bakersfield, CA
    Posts
    4,219

    Default

    I believe he means bow-rise. Uncertain, though, with the reference to wheels.
    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    EFI is the wave of the future. There can be no denying it. Electronics have been on the leading edge of our entire lives. Not only os the magneto dead, but the standard issue CDI is wavering. Its all about total fuel, air AND spark control. Anybody that thinks its not has their head up their ass.


    2001 SleekCraft 30' Heritage SSB, open-bow mid-cuddy. 496HO / Bravo-I.

  5. #4
    Senior Member old rigger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Long Beach
    Posts
    654

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 1975sleekcraft View Post
    ...it looks really cool...
    You're right, that looks sooo cool.


  6. #5
    New here Beer:30's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Bakersfield, CA
    Posts
    4,219

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 1975sleekcraft View Post
    any problems with swamping or sinking when coming off a wheelie??
    This is the result of chopping the throttle in a low-freeboard boat. From 30 or so mph, he went to idle and didn't mind the backwash coming up from behind. Lake Patrol pulled the boat to the dock, we picked up the floating stuff (seat cushions, hats, etc) and then helped pull it onto the trailer.

    In the second pic, notice the water level inside by the valve cover.



    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    EFI is the wave of the future. There can be no denying it. Electronics have been on the leading edge of our entire lives. Not only os the magneto dead, but the standard issue CDI is wavering. Its all about total fuel, air AND spark control. Anybody that thinks its not has their head up their ass.


    2001 SleekCraft 30' Heritage SSB, open-bow mid-cuddy. 496HO / Bravo-I.

  7. #6
    Laps Timed By Sundial halcyon days's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    NorCal
    Posts
    519

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by old rigger View Post
    You're right, that looks sooo cool.




  8. #7
    Member wsm9808's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    69

    Default

    In past years I cracked(split open) the bottom of one of my gullwings doing wheelie hops, and later cracked a sponson on one of my 19ft pickleforks. I,m done with wheelies.

    I never hurt an engine though, so If thats all your worried about then go for it. I will admit its fun to look over and see the look on a passengers face when you surprise then with their first boat wheelie experiance.

    And oh yes, you might want to install one of my passenger restraint systems in your boat to give them something to hold on to when you scare the crap out of them........."the faster you go, the better it holds!"
    Last edited by wsm9808; 03-21-2009 at 03:47 PM.

  9. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    concord, ca
    Posts
    918

    Default wheelie

    Yes, I run my trim all the way up at idle and hammer it. She does a real good launch. Scares the crap out of a first timer.

    Only thing I worry about is pistons hammering into the oil. Causing some aeration(sp). Not much different than any boat or car launchin off the starting line.

    Jerry

  10. #9
    Punk in Drublic Tiggle - Bitties's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    2,165

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by wsm9808 View Post
    In past years I cracked(split open) the bottom of one of my gullwings doing wheelie hops, and later cracked a sponson on one of my 19ft pickleforks. I,m done with wheelies.

    I never hurt an engine though, so If thats all your worried about then go for it. I will admit its fun to look over and see the look on a passengers face when you surprise then with their first boat wheelie experiance.

    And oh yes, you might want to install one of my passenger restraint systems in your boat to give them something to hold on to when you scare the crap out of them........."the faster you go, the better it holds!"
    HaHaHa...Perfect for my chick
    Originally Posted by bocco
    "One more thing. Boobs are like boat motors. I never heard a woman say she wished she had gone smaller"

  11. #10
    I'm No Expert Shaun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    San Clemente, Ca
    Posts
    3,119

    Default

    I think it's rivertard who does huge wheelies.

    From what i can tell the diverter is straight or slightly up and he gives it alittle gas were the boat wants to plow through the water. This causes the bow to rise way up, then move the diverter all the way up and mash... Again this is my guess, i watched him do it a couple times from shore and it didnt look like he just had it up and mashed because you would have saw a roost right before the boat wheelied.


    Check the tom papp memorial pictures thread from this year, there's pics of him doing it there.

  12. #11
    Senior Member STRETCH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Omaha NE
    Posts
    138

    Default

    If you boat has half length stringers, make sure you check the integrity of the wood/fiberglass. Launching hard nose up can yank on the stringers in a way they where not designed to do...so if your wood is old and soft...don't stand it up! (nice cliche eh?)

  13. #12
    Senior Member 1975sleekcraft's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    seattle
    Posts
    374

    Default

    i am so glad i didn't log in till this morning. some of you guys are a little crushing. i have been on Hotboat since 05, performance boat since 08, and skagen for a few months. i really haven't posted much anywhere, till now(grew some balls). i always felt inferior. my boat is awesome to me! after surfin forums for a while i realized just how lame my boat is. olds 455, jacuzzi YJ, with shorty stringers,and not much bling under the hood! oh yah, HOOD, what the heck is a hood!! i have enjoyed it since day one! i now have over 8 grand in my maybe 4 thousand dollar boat. it has cost me 2500 this winter just to put a place diverter on it( YJ energizer kit inc). i am so glad most ya'll are pretty cool!! thanx for all the good insight!!!!!!!!!

    that clown is the sssshhhhhhhhiiiiiiiiiiizzzzzzzzzllllllllleeeeee!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. #13
    Senior Member old rigger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Long Beach
    Posts
    654

    Default

    Why is your boat lame? You like it, screw what anyone else thinks. Nothing wrong with a short stringer boat, as long as you know the limitations of the hull.

    Boat wheelies, yeah they're kinda lame.

  15. #14
    New here Beer:30's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Bakersfield, CA
    Posts
    4,219

    Default

    Yeah, I don't see anyone particularly bashing your ride.

    You asked opinions and methods for running your boat in a manner it was never designed for - nor was the hardware that propels it. You got opinions on how, how not and why not.

    It's kinda like takin grandma's 6cyl 3spd Falcon to the store. You CAN rev it up and dump the clutch for a cool result. But, the car was not designed for that and it is HARD on parts/equipment. So - can you do it? Yes. SHOULD you? No.

    And, this explanation is not bashing the Falcon. See?
    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    EFI is the wave of the future. There can be no denying it. Electronics have been on the leading edge of our entire lives. Not only os the magneto dead, but the standard issue CDI is wavering. Its all about total fuel, air AND spark control. Anybody that thinks its not has their head up their ass.


    2001 SleekCraft 30' Heritage SSB, open-bow mid-cuddy. 496HO / Bravo-I.

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Tags for this Thread

Digg This Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93