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 Post subject: Hull Flying 101
PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2004 5:01 am 
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Hello all.
I purchased a 2004 Getaway in Aug. and absolutely love it! I have been sailing it on a lake here in Nova Scotia, Canada, near Halifax and am starting to feel pretty proficient. I'm at the point now where I can get the hull flying with me out on the trap and hiked out on the wing. What A Rush!. My problem is that if I keep it up for too long, the boat decelerates to a crawl and nearly stops! Is this normal? If not, What am I doing wrong?
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Rik


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2004 8:37 am 
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If you keep the hull 1'-2' off the water you should be able to keep your speed up but when you start flying a hull really high is when you start losing speed. The higher it gets the slower you end up going, but that's the fun of it when you get to that balance point and the boat is in a complete stall. How high can you go...

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 3:29 pm 
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your rudders quit working because they are now parallel to the surface of the water and the hull is bogged down on it's side. Wee Haa :D

See how long and far you can go like this- it's a riot! Or you can go like this:
Check the link for GONZO BLAST video on this page :lol:

http://www.thebeachcats.com/modules.php ... load&cid=2

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