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#11014699 - 08/02/15 07:40 AM Getting Swamped
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I just bought my boat a while back and noticed that when coming off plane right as the boat stops the back of my boat gets swamped pretty bad and I am taking on a lot of water. My previous boat did not do this so I am wondering if its just the boat or something I'm doing?
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#11014716 - 08/02/15 08:03 AM Re: Getting Swamped [Re: Der Vorsteher™]
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Loc: savannah, texas
Originally Posted By: Der Vorsteher™
I just bought my boat a while back and noticed that when coming off plane right as the boat stops the back of my boat gets swamped pretty bad and I am taking on a lot of water. My previous boat did not do this so I am wondering if its just the boat or something I'm doing?

every boat is different. tap the throttle just before the wake comes over the stern.
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#11014729 - 08/02/15 08:17 AM Re: Getting Swamped [Re: Der Vorsteher™]
papamark Offline
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Quit driving backwards, roflmao

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#11014747 - 08/02/15 08:32 AM Re: Getting Swamped [Re: Der Vorsteher™]
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Basscat dad is right in my opinion, I just look back and just lightly press the throttle about the time the wake is coming. That keeps you right in front of it.

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#11014772 - 08/02/15 08:46 AM Re: Getting Swamped [Re: Der Vorsteher™]
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You'l get to where you don't have to look back anymore. You'll know your boat enough to accelerate through the backwash without even thinking about it.
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#11014786 - 08/02/15 08:57 AM Re: Getting Swamped [Re: Der Vorsteher™]
Der Vorsteher™ Online   shocked
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Thanks gentleman.


Hop, I thought you were supposed to drive them backwards.

grin
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#11014849 - 08/02/15 09:34 AM Re: Getting Swamped [Re: Der Vorsteher™]
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I was with him and by swamped he means it come in a huge wave all the way to the back of the seats and takes a bit to finaly deep down through the floor/door that goes to the gas tank/oil/battery area. I know any boats including mine will come over the transom and maybe up to the carpet on the deck, but 3/4+ of his deck is 1/4" deep till is seeps down.
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#11014994 - 08/02/15 10:55 AM Re: Getting Swamped [Re: Der Vorsteher™]
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Boat/motor/jackplate?

Trimming down before coming off plane can help reduce the wake a good bit.

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#11015003 - 08/02/15 11:01 AM Re: Getting Swamped [Re: Der Vorsteher™]
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Trimming down was my thought. I went from a boat that you did not have to trim down at all to one you had to all the way down.

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#11015007 - 08/02/15 11:03 AM Re: Getting Swamped [Re: Der Vorsteher™]
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Skeeter ?

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#11015035 - 08/02/15 11:17 AM Re: Getting Swamped [Re: DJB]
Chasin Stripes Online   content
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Originally Posted By: DJB
Skeeter ?


Obvious question?

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#11015043 - 08/02/15 11:20 AM Re: Getting Swamped [Re: Der Vorsteher™]
papamark Offline
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Registered: 04/28/05
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Loc: Winnsboro
Originally Posted By: Der Vorsteher™
Thanks gentleman.


Hop, I thought you were supposed to drive them backwards.

grin


you called me Gentleman and Hop all in the same response , that's twice you have cursed at me today, roflmao

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#11015114 - 08/02/15 11:56 AM Re: Getting Swamped [Re: Der Vorsteher™]
mudd Online   content
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Registered: 06/25/09
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Loc: Shreveport, La
Don't have the issue with my Ranger. I usually cut it off and jump up on front deck before comes fully off plane also. That's just me though
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#11015117 - 08/02/15 11:59 AM Re: Getting Swamped [Re: Chasin Stripes]
Der Vorsteher™ Online   shocked
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Originally Posted By: R6crew
Originally Posted By: DJB
Skeeter ?


Obvious question?



Yes, TZX190
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#11015160 - 08/02/15 12:26 PM Re: Getting Swamped [Re: Der Vorsteher™]
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Registered: 05/13/10
Posts: 2020
Loc: Atascocita,Tx
All bassboats from years gone by would do this , lots of the newer ones are much better at preventing backwash.

Like stated above just learn to throttle up a little as the boat sets down. There are a few things you can do that will help lessen this though.

One of which is to install a hydrofoil, and not the cheap cheesy plastic ones. Get a good quality aluminum one. They are much smaller and better looking, and work better too.

This will also help holeshot, slow planning speed and slow speed porpoise.

The second is to get one of those cheap big kids balls at Walmart and stuff it in your jackplate.

This will also help with holeshot and draft shallower a little too.

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