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#12773943 - 05/30/18 09:16 AM Chine walk
RedSkeeter Offline

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Anyone ever chine walk in a Skeeter 1999 or newer... I've been in boats the would walk all over the place at 70mph.. What cause's it, and how do you drive through it, or do you ? Is it wise for some of these younger guys to drive through it with lesser experience ?
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#12773946 - 05/30/18 09:19 AM Re: Chine walk [Re: RedSkeeter]
Sinkey Offline
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Registered: 08/04/06
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Loc: Frisco, TX. and Lake Fork
Nope! FX 21 is prolly the smoothest boat Ive driven over 70 mph.

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#12773958 - 05/30/18 09:25 AM Re: Chine walk [Re: RedSkeeter]
Mark Perry Offline


Registered: 01/09/04
Posts: 53120
Loc: Highway 1
You do not drive through chine walk. Its just something you learn to control and adjust to as needed. Its easier to show how to handle it then to type it all out. When I had my bullet for instance I felt like when I had it opened up I was always making small corrections to the left with my steering wheel to keep it up and balanced. It really becomes second nature with seat time.

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#12773960 - 05/30/18 09:25 AM Re: Chine walk [Re: RedSkeeter]
shotgunwilly Offline
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Registered: 06/22/08
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If you're chine walking in a skeeter, then your plate is probably too low and you're getting a ton of bow lift.

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#12773967 - 05/30/18 09:32 AM Re: Chine walk [Re: Mark Perry]
adam_p Offline
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Registered: 06/11/05
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Loc: Ray Roberts
Originally Posted By: Mark Perry
You do not drive through chine walk. Its just something you learn to control and adjust to as needed. Its easier to show how to handle it then to type it all out. When I had my bullet for instance I felt like when I had it opened up I was always making small corrections to the left with my steering wheel to keep it up and balanced. It really becomes second nature with seat time.


That is exactly what I do. As the boat tries to fall off to the right I make small corrections to the left. It is completely instinctual now, I don't even think about it.

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#12773973 - 05/30/18 09:35 AM Re: Chine walk [Re: RedSkeeter]
Chris G Offline
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Registered: 11/16/08
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Loc: Frisco, TX
Only boat I've ever driven that wanted to chine walk was my tourney partner's old Triton. Billy - call Gary Dobyns and ask him about chine walking. He says if you aren't chine walking then you aren't driving the boat hard enough.
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#12773974 - 05/30/18 09:35 AM Re: Chine walk [Re: shotgunwilly]
RedSkeeter Offline

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Originally Posted By: shotgunwilly
If you're chine walking in a skeeter, then your plate is probably too low and you're getting a ton of bow lift.

I'm not Chine walking my Skeeter, just wondering if you can get it fast enough !!!!!!!!! to happen.. I know a few people that have flashed or chipped there motors to boost hp..
On the subject of driving through it, I've read where people claim to do it, I'm clueless on that, just thought I'd bring the subject up to help understand the situation as it can happen at high speeds. And, can be very dangerous...
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#12773979 - 05/30/18 09:42 AM Re: Chine walk [Re: RedSkeeter]
Bass Buster1 Offline
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Registered: 08/26/04
Posts: 1738
Loc: Denton
My little Javelin will walk at WOT and trimmed up. I just bump the trim down a hair and it stops. I lose about 3 MPH is all and it feels much safer to drive.
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#12773980 - 05/30/18 09:43 AM Re: Chine walk [Re: Chris G]
Sinkey Offline
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Registered: 08/04/06
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Loc: Frisco, TX. and Lake Fork
Originally Posted By: Chris G
Only boat I've ever driven that wanted to chine walk was my tourney partner's old Triton. Billy - call Gary Dobyns and ask him about chine walking. He says if you aren't chine walking then you aren't driving the boat hard enough.


I think Billy is making a comparison of boats from factory with no tweeks to them. Say, like my Phoenix compared to a Skeeter. The FX at 72 I can drive with one finger drinking coffee. The Phoenix at 72 is like riding Foo Man Chu! You have to drive it to keep her steady.

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#12773986 - 05/30/18 09:47 AM Re: Chine walk [Re: Sinkey]
Chris G Offline
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Registered: 11/16/08
Posts: 2214
Loc: Frisco, TX
Originally Posted By: Sinkey
Originally Posted By: Chris G
Only boat I've ever driven that wanted to chine walk was my tourney partner's old Triton. Billy - call Gary Dobyns and ask him about chine walking. He says if you aren't chine walking then you aren't driving the boat hard enough.


I think Billy is making a comparison of boats from factory with no tweeks to them. Say, like my Phoenix compared to a Skeeter. The FX at 72 I can drive with one finger drinking coffee. The Phoenix at 72 is like riding Foo Man Chu! You have to drive it to keep her steady.


Gotcha. My V-20 is so smooth at top speed it has a cruise control button............too bad they aren't gonna make any more of them.
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#12773992 - 05/30/18 09:52 AM Re: Chine walk [Re: RedSkeeter]
Huckleberry Offline
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Registered: 10/10/07
Posts: 18044
Loc: Lake Gaston, VA
All V-hull bass boats chine, some start at around 63 / 65 mph (Triton) and some start around 70 MPH. Most people know nothing about controlling the chine because they don't have a boat capable of reaching a speed for it to start in the first place. Many of the people who do have a boat capable of reaching these speeds choose to back off as soon as it begins to chine instead of learning how to control it and get the most speed and performance out of their boat.

If you want to learn how to control it, have someone who knows how ride with you and teach you. Once you learn, it's like second nature and you don't even think about it anymore. Just like riding a bike for the first time, trying to get your balance, once you learn .... well it's like riding a bike!

You control chine, you do not drive through it, there's no such thing. I would not suggest anyone try to "drive through" the chine because if you can't control it, it only gets worse the faster you try to go.

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#12773993 - 05/30/18 09:52 AM Re: Chine walk [Re: RedSkeeter]
David Gillham Offline
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Registered: 10/07/07
Posts: 552
I had a triton about 15 years ago that had the worse chine walk once you hit roughly 50 mph. You had to drive through it or drive with it.
The trick was once it started to walk (port side) you had immediately snap the steering wheel slightly towards to the left or side it started.
You basically got into a rhythm of continously snapping the wheel about a inch to the left as you ran down the lake. Once you get the feel for it you never really think about it. I got rid of that boat and never have had one chine walk again.

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#12773995 - 05/30/18 09:53 AM Re: Chine walk [Re: shotgunwilly]
furim2 Offline
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Registered: 04/16/08
Posts: 478
Loc: Pilot Point, TX
Originally Posted By: shotgunwilly
If you're chine walking in a skeeter, then your plate is probably too low and you're getting a ton of bow lift.

So true, raise the motor. Driving thru chine walk just means you've learned how to drive a boat. I learned driving Skeeters and Stratos. I've since had over a half dozen Tritons, and have never once had trouble driving one. My current one is an HP21 with a 250. This boat will fly, but you have to drive it.

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#12774000 - 05/30/18 10:02 AM Re: Chine walk [Re: RedSkeeter]
Chris B Offline
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Registered: 05/02/03
Posts: 8294
Loc: Prosper, TX
Yeah, I like to drink my coffee while driving down the lake at 72. Y'all can have those "drive it" boats.
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#12774003 - 05/30/18 10:04 AM Re: Chine walk [Re: Chris B]
Huckleberry Offline
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Registered: 10/10/07
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Loc: Lake Gaston, VA
Originally Posted By: Chris B
Yeah, I like to drink my coffee while driving down the lake at 72. Y'all can have those "drive it" boats.


What boat are you running and what size motor is it?

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