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MARiley

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MARiley

wakeworld has had a couple threads going on loaded boats and the latest one shows mike schwenne's vlx, it's got a few extra lbs in it....................

mikeschwennesslammedvlx.jpg

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Malibudoc

That is about the most unsafe boat I have ever seen. Any wave will come over the bow and that boat will be sunk!! What a dork, this is someone who obviously never had to pay for his boat.

Edited by Malibudoc

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obski

Is there more to the story or is it just really loaded down?

I agree, it does not appear to be safe and I would assume the law would see it that way as well.

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MARiley
That is about the most unsafe boat I have ever seen.  Any wave will come over the bow and that boat will be sunk!!  What a dork, this is someone who obviously never had to pay for his boat.

yeah, it's pretty ridiculous. i'm sure it has happened already. i think it's possible he's on a deserted area or some closed course.

i'd like to ride behind it though! damn, talk about getting booted!

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ricnvic
That is about the most unsafe boat I have ever seen.  Any wave will come over the bow and that boat will be sunk!!  What a dork, this is someone who obviously never had to pay for his boat.

yeah, it's pretty ridiculous. i'm sure it has happened already. i think it's possible he's on a deserted area or some closed course.

i'd like to ride behind it though! damn, talk about getting booted!

Just one I/O pulling a tube by him and he would be sunk.

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jayjoans

Just seeing the pic makes me pucker up and get the heebie-jeebies.

GET THOSE PEOPLE IN BACK!

My goodness...

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jetskipro550

He must have been slowing down in that picture, look at how much lower the front is then the back. That or he has his weight very unevenly distributed.

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Boomer

That's what I was going to say, the back isn't near as deep down. I think they snapped a photo right when he let off the gas.

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Broke Amigo

Add another 1000lbs, there is no such thing as too much weight for a wakeboarder! Crazy.gif

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eubanks
That's what I was going to say, the back isn't near as deep down. I think they snapped a photo right when he let off the gas.

I agree. We rode yesterday with the front and middle tanks full, two people in the bow, and another 400 lb sac in the walkway. When you let off the gas you had to be very careful because the boat would nose dive even if there weren't any rollers. You just had to pay close attention. I took a small wave over once but the rest of the time it was fine. Sometimes I'll empty the front tank if people decide to sit up there which helps.

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jetskipro550

Where is the guy on the drivers side sitting? Is he holding on to the tower and kicking his feet into the water?

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Chauncemaster

I agree with everyone who says the nose is dipping extra low because the boat is currently stopping. It definitely looks like he is about to sink his boat but Iwould sure like to try out a pull before it sinks. Probably a 90 foot rope at 24-25 mph and the wake would be SWEET!!!!!

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Boomer
Where is the guy on the drivers side sitting? Is he holding on to the tower and kicking his feet into the water?

Hah, that's a good question. Didn't really notice till you pointed it out. Looks like he's sitting on the dash, very wierd.

Likewise, why in the world is the girl in front up on her knees on the gel-coat? I've never seen anyone do that.

Edited by Boomer

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jetskipro550

She was probably trying not to get soaked but the guy....???

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LS-One

I don't see Mike in the boat so I must think he is at the end of the rope. It looks like Lake Mc Clure, which is where he operates his wakeboard school from his house boat. The curly haired kid is one of the instructers at his school. Mike has an excellent realationship with Mariposa county SO and the folks that run the lake, otherwise he wouldn't have his school there. Frankly I'm kinda shocked, all the time I have seen him at the lake he always adheres to very strict code of safety.

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vette-ski
Where is the guy on the drivers side sitting? Is he holding on to the tower and kicking his feet into the water?

To me he looks to be standing in the bow walk-thru aisle.

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jetskipro550

Your right! with the window flipped back it made sort of an optical illusion. Really in my Crazy.gif mind I just didn't pay enough attention. Nice Eye!

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Guest J-Ro

I know a guy who was there at the time. He said they were soo many people in the boat at the time that they couldn't get the boat to plane well. So they emptied the rear tanks and this picture was taken right before the driver turned around to pick Schwenne back up. The people are moving because the weight in the front was too much at the moment when the deceleration occured.

Can you guys ever throw in your 2¢ after you know the story? Dontknow.gif

Edited by J-Ro

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Boomer

If everyone waited till they knew the full story on every subject, nothing would get posted.

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jetskipro550

I only count 5 people how is that to many that they need to empty the rear tanks? In an 01 VLX we have had 2000lbs+ and 14 people and it didn't have any problem planing...okay it had trouble :) ....but it still planned only took about a lot longer then usual.

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itch

First off Mike runs a fair and safe camp!!!!!!!!!

The boat is slowing down look at the rope.

itch

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blake0401

slowing down or not, the boat is way too low and it seems unsafe when one of your friends comes by in his boat and sinks you. I am sure with the math skills that if you look at the coast guard plate, there is more wegiht with the people, ballast etc than is legal. His personal info says he has a response lx, nice try when he is driving a wakesetter.

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Brad B

We've been known to load our LSV creatively.

I know that unless we have sufficient VAB astern, if we come to an abrubt stop we can take on a little extra "Canadian ballast".

gallery_153_3_74777.jpg

Edited by Brad B

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Rson

Hell yeah.....we have the BGB system in the boat. Along with about 2500 pounds of water weight....we have 300 of fat friend weight we can shift around.

I never felt unsafe in the Bu.

here is the most weighted down bu i have seen......Most of you have seen it somewhere......It is a 23 LSV, all 4 tanks full, sac on nose, sac in walkway, sac on floor in back, cooler 8.1 litre engine, and 10 people. The prop was changed to a 14x16.

wynn.jpg

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LS-One
We've been known to load our LSV creatively.

I know that unless we have sufficient VAB astern, if we come to an abrubt stop we can take on a little extra "Canadian ballast".

gallery_153_3_74777.jpg

ROFL.gif you're killing me dude ROFL.gif

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