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#10889070 - 06/01/15 10:32 PM Not a rant, but...
bush hog Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/12/13
Posts: 1868
Loc: Beckville, TX
how fast is too fast? I post this in the bass section because I know tourney fishermen love fast boats and I do too up to a point. I'm sitting dead in the water under a RR bridge stowing my gear, getting ready to call it a day when I look up and see a boat coming really fast. He has the whole bridge to fly under but chooses the opening right next to me. He's got to be doing 75 mph or maybe more. I've made my living turning wrenches and I'm a firm believer in Murphy's Law. Shooting a bridge like that would be a bad place to loose steering. I visited with the boat owner a little back at the ramp and he seemed like a really nice guy. His boat is a Bullet with a Merc 300hp and listening to it idle, it's not your run of the mill 300. I know everyone wants to get to their fishing hole first but at what point do you take safety out of the back seat and put it in the drivers seat? Anyway, not looking to start any controversy but rather just something to think about.

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#10889081 - 06/01/15 10:38 PM Re: Not a rant, but... [Re: bush hog]
basslegacy Offline
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Registered: 11/29/10
Posts: 171
Loc: dallas
2 guys in bullets blew past me on fork one day as well. Right outside of little mustang bridge. Idiots had no idea they were running through a mine field. What is it with bullet owners???

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#10889090 - 06/01/15 10:42 PM Re: Not a rant, but... [Re: bush hog]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 5852
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
What if it was a ski boat or just a power boat?

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#10889142 - 06/01/15 11:17 PM Re: Not a rant, but... [Re: bush hog]
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Registered: 02/16/13
Posts: 1969
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
some guys like to go fast and show everyone how fast they can go, just hope they use a little common sense when around others and respect them, their boat and safety.

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#10889210 - 06/02/15 02:00 AM Re: Not a rant, but... [Re: bush hog]
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Registered: 05/13/10
Posts: 2009
Loc: Atascocita,Tx
don't blame all bullet owners, i am always very respectful of others on the water.

But remember, that a fast boat running at high speed throws of alot less wake than at a fast idle.

If you ever see a red/white bullet waving you on to go by on plane that;s me, i know its less wake and disturbs my fishing less than going by at fast idle smile

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#10889275 - 06/02/15 06:38 AM Re: Not a rant, but... [Re: bush hog]
dragonsdaddy Offline
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Registered: 03/08/10
Posts: 443
i thought the laws had changed about going under trestles. maybe i dreamed that.

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#10889312 - 06/02/15 06:58 AM Re: Not a rant, but... [Re: bush hog]
Andrew Taylor Offline
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Registered: 03/01/14
Posts: 747
Loc: Emory, TX
maybe he had to poop really bad

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#10889435 - 06/02/15 08:14 AM Re: Not a rant, but... [Re: dragonsdaddy]
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Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 3052
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Originally Posted By: dragonsdaddy
i thought the laws had changed about going under trestles. maybe i dreamed that.
that question comes up at every BASS tournament meeting. Answer is always the same.... If there is a "no wake" sign then no wake, otherwise on plane at 75mph is fine. You can go as fast as your are stupid.
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#10889457 - 06/02/15 08:20 AM Re: Not a rant, but... [Re: bush hog]
srh0201 Offline
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Registered: 04/08/15
Posts: 42
Loc: Emory
I hopped in a Bullet once. It was a mistake! If I every want to go that fast on the water again Ill buy a Top Alcohol flat bottom! There was a guy in a ZX225 running the boat lane at Fork probably going 60-70 mph and we passed him so fast it scared him. I know he could see the fear in my face too!! My boat runs mid to high 60's so we had to be going in the 90's or more but it felt like about 145-150 easy lol.

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#10889477 - 06/02/15 08:29 AM Re: Not a rant, but... [Re: srh0201]
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Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 3052
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Originally Posted By: srh0201
I hopped in a Bullet once. It was a mistake! If I every want to go that fast on the water again Ill buy a Top Alcohol flat bottom! There was a guy in a ZX225 running the boat lane at Fork probably going 60-70 mph and we passed him so fast it scared him. I know he could see the fear in my face too!! My boat runs mid to high 60's so we had to be going in the 90's or more but it felt like about 145-150 easy lol.
yep. Used to have a Taylor SS, 18ft, with an Olds 455 (a little over 400hp) and Berkley pump. That boat was easily capable of 80mph on the water. As long as it was moderately smooth. Scary fast, BUT, is could also slow down as fast as it could accelerate and turn really well. Far safer at those speeds than a bass boat. Lol. And still insane.
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#10889548 - 06/02/15 09:00 AM Re: Not a rant, but... [Re: SteezMacQueen]
furim2 Offline
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Registered: 04/16/08
Posts: 423
Loc: Pilot Point, TX
Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
yep. Used to have a Taylor SS, 18ft, with an Olds 455 (a little over 400hp) and Berkley pump. That boat was easily capable of 80mph on the water.


Maybe, dropped out of an airplane.

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#10889583 - 06/02/15 09:10 AM Re: Not a rant, but... [Re: bush hog]
Andrew Y'Barbo Offline
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Registered: 06/25/12
Posts: 1111
Loc: Lufkin Texas
Each his own. If you can drive it and want it, go for it.

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#10889695 - 06/02/15 09:54 AM Re: Not a rant, but... [Re: furim2]
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Originally Posted By: furim2
Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
yep. Used to have a Taylor SS, 18ft, with an Olds 455 (a little over 400hp) and Berkley pump. That boat was easily capable of 80mph on the water.


Maybe, dropped out of an airplane.


haha. That's probably what happened. bang squirt boats couldn't possibly be that fast, right?
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#10889705 - 06/02/15 09:57 AM Re: Not a rant, but... [Re: Andrew Taylor]
RO519 Offline
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Registered: 11/15/11
Posts: 4375
Loc: Clutch City
Originally Posted By: EtxBassFisher
maybe he had to poop really bad


Been there before. I don't care what boat you have, it ain't fast enough.
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#10889740 - 06/02/15 10:12 AM Re: Not a rant, but... [Re: bush hog]
Allen Bass Fisher Offline
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Registered: 08/05/04
Posts: 1643
Loc: Allen, TX
Last Saturday I saw a guy on plane run the under the car bridge on Monticello. That bridge has about five no wake buoys marking it on each side. In 25 years fishing Monticello, I've never seen anyone do that.

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