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Old 08-28-2012, 10:13 AM   #1
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This Southbay pontoon boat just did 112 MPH at the Lake of The Ozarks shootout!!

Now to keep this lake related, who's the Southbay dealer on the lake?
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:17 AM   #2
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That's sick!! I don't think I could hold my beer steady while going to the weirs....
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:24 AM   #3
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How did they keep it from flipping at that speed? I would think that much horse power would have created an air pocket under the floor and the drag on top would be enough to flip it.....
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:28 AM   #4
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How did they keep it from flipping at that speed? I would think that much horse power would have created an air pocket under the floor and the drag on top would be enough to flip it.....
From what I read, it almost did flip! Here it is on youtube already!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiNJMwH46wg
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:41 AM   #5
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A delicate ballet of horsepower, aero & hydrodynamic forces. Impressive.
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It's all in the motor trim angle. Looks like an almost normal Tunnel Boat. NB
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:25 AM   #7
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on the lake that are capable of breaking the speed limits. Last month just before a thundershower, I was leaving Moultonborough for the Weirs. Between Three Mile island and Bear, a pontoon pass me as if I was standing still. I was going 45! Everyone on that boat was hanging on for dear life. The boat was so close to mine, we felt the spray.

I didn't notice the make and it was an i/o. I bet it had a BIG block!
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Those three Merc 300's are all two-strokers that are promoted to "Set the Water on FIRE" by Mercury Outboards which means they make a great big huge loud buzzing sound at higher speeds, plus put a lot of stinky two-stroke oil, burned smoke into the air for everyone to smell. Aside from the 112-mph speeding boat; big speed makes for big loud sound and big dirty smelly smell ..... as well ...... yuch-O .....the need for speed !!!
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on the lake that are capable of breaking the speed limits. Last month just before a thundershower, I was leaving Moultonborough for the Weirs. Between Three Mile island and Bear, a pontoon pass me as if I was standing still. I was going 45! Everyone on that boat was hanging on for dear life. The boat was so close to mine, we felt the spray.

I didn't notice the make and it was an i/o. I bet it had a BIG block!
There is a 'toon down near Wyandotte, MI on the Detroit river that I sometimes see. It has a big block and an I/O. It sounds like a Baja on steroids and moves like a scalded cat.
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I just got back from the Shoot Out and the highest speed recorded/reported by any boat was 192 MPH! And there were a number of pontoons that exceeded 100 MPH. Quite a wild race. Their Water Police, as they are called, must have had their hands full. THere were hundreds of boats rafted together in an area half as wideas the Broads.

WHen the race was over at about 5 PM, WP seemed to give up as all of the boats took off down the lake. That is when all hell broke loose. The waves created by the boats leaving had no where to go between the high banks on each side, so it boiled up and threw boats all over. It was a wild ride. We pulled the 38 foot boat we were riding on into a bar to give the lake time to settle down.

Interesting day!
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Now to keep this lake related, who's the Southbay dealer on the lake?
Just trying to keep you out of trouble.

From the South Bay website

Company West Shore Marina LLC
Address 315 West Shore Rd
PO Box 475
Bristol, NH 03222
Phone 603-744-2900
Fax 603-744-9065
E-Mail westshoremarine1@hotmail.com
Web Site www.westshoremarine.com


Company Wards Boat Shop
Address PO Box 100
Center Ossipee, NH 03814
Phone 603-539-4563
Fax 603-539-6482
E-Mail barry@wardsboatshop.com
Web Site www.wardsboatshop.com
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With the engines coming in at 61K I wonder what the total cost would be for the whole package.
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I bet that cat was working his trim!
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I looked at Southbay's last Feb. at the Boston Boat Show. I was not impressed. I decided to buy a Harris and I love it!
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