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OutrageMan posted 05-08-2001 12:15 PM ET (US)   Profile for OutrageMan   Send Email to OutrageMan  
First off, I want to say without consfusion that I am not trying to start anything here. I just need to know.

Based on the thread about "Maxed Out Whalers" and others posting here about how they have over-powered their boats, I am currious about a few things.

1) How do you get insurance for the boat? And if you have insurance, doesn't it deny you coverage if you have over-powered?

2) How are these engines getting installed? It would seem to me that a boat yard/dealership or mechanic would be forbidden by the mfg., and their insurance carrier from doing it.

3) What about the inherant dangers of running a hull at speeds beyond what it is designed for? We all love a screaming Whaler ride, but doesn't chine walk and squirrly tracking become dangerous?

Again, it is not my intent to offend or start an argument. I am just at a loss as to why someone would make the choice to do this.


dreid posted 05-08-2001 12:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for dreid  Send Email to dreid     
Being land-bound for the weekend, we attended a grass-strip fly-in last Saturday with a friend. One of the stick there jockeys "flew" in at 145 mph on an incredible looking Kawasaki motorcycle! The thing was said to top out at 195 mph. That's on asphalt, not in the air. Somehow, I don't think the legalities or insurance issues enter that biker's brain when he straps on his helmit. Same kind of thinking goes on in some boaters' heads as well, it seems.
OutrageMan posted 05-09-2001 01:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for OutrageMan  Send Email to OutrageMan     
I can understand your point dreid, but I still have yet to hear from those that own overpowered boats. I am really interested in hearing from them.

Considering how many posts have come from people with this situation, I am surprized that this thread hasn't gotten many replies.


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