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evanlaczi

Keeping water out of bow

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evanlaczi

I have a 98 response with open bow and it rides really low especially with any weight in front. Any ideas to keep it dry ? I'm thinking some type of cover.

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Stevo

specific to taking on rollers from your wake or others?

i've seen snap on bow covers but its still going to let water in. and snaps don't look that great

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CumminsBu

I have a snap cover and works great. Make sure you power or keep the boat in gear when crossing wakes.

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Andrew63

Closed bow is good for adding ballast.

maybe not this much though

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foiler1

I have seen this picture before. Does anyone know the story behind it?

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braindamage

I think a cover would be a pain. I chili dipped a couple times when I first got my BU but once I became conscious of it I accommodate by adjusting the throttle so the nose is elevated through waves. It's not a deal anymore.

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oldjeep

Maybe someone with some glass skills could make a prostar style hard tonneau. Otherwise, the solution is constant vigilance and the application of throttle at the right time. At anchor, not much you can do, my vtx gets a roller over once in a while when people are plowing too close.

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saidainc

I have seen this picture before. Does anyone know the story behind it?

Its shawndoggy showing off....

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footndale

Putting a cover on just means the driver and passenger will now get wet when the water comes over the windshield. :) Don't bury the nose.

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ac88926

Every time I see that picture I always find myself laughing at the guy in the back corner in what appears to be a tuxedo shirt with the sleeves cut off. I can imagine him thinking to himself with his hands on his head, " who would've thought the tuxedo shirt would be the second worst mistake of the day"

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Sunscape fan

Closed bow is good for adding ballast.

maybe not this much though

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I have never seen that pic before. That's crazy! I wonder if the driver thought that was ok?

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Bill_AirJunky

Like Footndale said, without a bow cover, if you chili dip the bow, it lands in the bow & flows back. If you chili dip with a bow cover installed, it doesn't always prevent the water from coming over the top, it just makes the water come over the windshield & dump in the driver's lap. I can't tell you how many stereo head unit's we went thru in my 205.

Don't back off the throttle so fast that the bow dips. And if your going into a wave, ease into the throttle to make the bow rise.

Or get a bigger boat.

Edited by Bill_AirJunky

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Malibuzer

I have seen this picture before. Does anyone know the story behind it?

I believe that is a member on here named Bretski. There was a thread on here a few years ago that answered that question. I will see if I can find it.

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Woodski

As noted by oldjeep you could make a composite cover that seals or basically converts an OB to a CB configuration. Check out the new Prostar, it has a hard fiberglass cover that seals, pivots at the bow and can be removed to basically convert from a CB to an OB. The downside is the cover is pretty heavy although it is designed to be able to stand on it.

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