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    Default Flat bottom driver training

    With all you guys going to Flatties from jets, you should pool some money, and hire the jetboatguru, to show you hows it's done. Next summer should be fun
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    Quote Originally Posted by sleekcrafter View Post
    With all you guys going to Flatties from jets, you should pool some money, and hire the jetboatguru, to show you hows it's done. Next summer should be fun
    Thats a great idea. I am in. Are you next to get a flat?

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    We actually considered doing a flatbottom driving school. It may still be in the works. We would have boats from ski flat to TAF. We would have a group of top drivers as instructors to tailor to different styles. I just don't know what kind of interest we could get. If you guys have any questions please feel free to PM me or post up in here.

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    Yeah lesson # 1 Dont bring river sodas out to the lake.

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    I would definetly be interested. I could gather up a few peeps who would be interested also.
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    I think Tony teaching people how to drive these things is a great idea. I wish I was closer to cali so I could have him to show me a few things. I read this and it popped into my head, a flatty with two sets of pedals and the yellow triangle on the deck saying drivers ed.
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    # 1 , Always wear shoes. # 2 You really shoulden't run those things over 100 with a passenger and no safety gear. Depending on the boat. In my opinion, most of those old flats and early runner bottoms have a safe hull speed of about 85, while capeable of speeds in the 1 teens. Once you get em' up there, remember you have to slow em' down also, I have let off too fast and had my Sanger 'bow' steer and almost throw me out of the boat going straight in decent water. You can never let your guard down ! I also know guys that have had rudders break off, and another guy had a prop shaft walk out of the coupler and hit the rudder and endo', Safety collars are a must, a lot of those old boats didn't come with them. Another smart thing to do is have your prop magged every year, when those things break or lose a blade at 6500 it's definately an eye opener !!!!!
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    whats the pedal on the left for?

    when do I lift?


    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboatguru View Post
    We actually considered doing a flatbottom driving school. It may still be in the works. We would have boats from ski flat to TAF. We would have a group of top drivers as instructors to tailor to different styles. I just don't know what kind of interest we could get. If you guys have any questions please feel free to PM me or post up in here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KKernen View Post
    whats the pedal on the left for?

    when do I lift?
    Ha HA! Good.... one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KKernen View Post
    whats the pedal on the left for?

    when do I lift?
    When your boat finally stops doinking down the track you can start using the down pedal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Violater View Post
    # 1 , Always wear shoes. # 2 You really shoulden't run those things over 100 with a passenger and no safety gear. Depending on the boat. In my opinion, most of those old flats and early runner bottoms have a safe hull speed of about 85, while capeable of speeds in the 1 teens. Once you get em' up there, remember you have to slow em' down also, I have let off too fast and had my Sanger 'bow' steer and almost throw me out of the boat going straight in decent water. You can never let your guard down ! I also know guys that have had rudders break off, and another guy had a prop shaft walk out of the coupler and hit the rudder and endo', Safety collars are a must, a lot of those old boats didn't come with them. Another smart thing to do is have your prop magged every year, when those things break or lose a blade at 6500 it's definately an eye opener !!!!!
    Great post!
    Quote Originally Posted by hondo jim View Post
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    where do I sign up...???? sounds like a good time,,

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    Thoughts of a drivers training flat come to mind, with a second down pedal on the passengers side for the instructer to overide the pupil if needed. Wouldn't that be sight!!!

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