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    Default Dinking around in the Wooldridge SJ

    nothing special...just first little vid dinking around....


    http://www.youtube.com/toshiroak#p/u/0/O_2xspLUZ3o
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    The Boat looks awesome. Great vid thanks for sharing.

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    That's a sweet ride you got yourself
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    Man, that thing sticks the corners! The old XS just sliiiiiiiides around, but the XL just rails 'em.
    Sometimes, it is nice to be able to slip it around quick. Any thoughts on that?
    And your boat was anything but a "Free Ride" eh?
    No Donny, these men are nihilists, there's nothing to be afraid of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukoner View Post
    Sometimes, it is nice to be able to slip it around quick. Any thoughts on that?
    roger that...you can get the stern to whip around by letting the boat settle down a touch in the water and then gas it...

    if you turn first and then gas it, the boat turns hard enough to toss you out of your seat......

    so I guess it is all how you drive it....I'm still learning to drive the boat harder...just working up the trust in the boat to make a turn at a speed that I'm not used to going...lol
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    Nice vid!

    I want to take mine out for some fun running as well. Let me know when you are headed out again...I want to follow. It hasn't seen an AK river yet, just lakes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by c-bolt View Post
    It hasn't seen an AK river yet, just lakes!
    lakes?....what's a lake?....I think I've heard of them from some old timers once.....


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    Let me know when you are headed out again...I want to follow.
    I'll keep you posted.....
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    I think i need new boat. Very nice. That thing rides nice in the water and looks like it runs on rails.... Love you running after your new boat that priceless...

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    easy, easy...

    Ill be waiting...

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    Nice boat, looks like it handles really nice in the shallow stuff.

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    Nice job T! Good lookin rig, rides real nice on step. Congrat's bro!
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    Looks like you are having fun with your new boat, and are not scared to scratch the bottom a bit. (Thats the way it should be!) Do you get impeller damage when you ground it out, or is it not a problem if you cut it soon enough? How much water do you need for it when you are up on step?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrogers View Post
    Looks like you are not scared to scratch the bottom a bit. (Thats the way it should be!)
    Im not scared to scratch my bottom while sitting on the couch....why should being in a boat be any different?....

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    Do you get impeller damage when you ground it out, or is it not a problem if you cut it soon enough?
    I'm sure it does damage it a little bit each time....the performance loss isn't noticeable right away but if a guy sucks up stuff too many times he'll notice the difference...I usually don't hit bottom too much but I can't seem to make an impeller last through a whole summer so I'm sure it's doing something ugly in there....

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    How much water do you need for it when you are up on step?
    not exactly sure yet.....not much....we'll head out next week after work with a ruler and I'll find out for you....

    I was able to get on step in less than 2' of water pretty easily without sucking up anything noticeable......
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    TJM awesome boat, I was a total outboard jet guy, but that boat handles on rails, kinda like my wooly sport, yours handles much better!! Man, glen picked the right guy to build a boat for from a marketing stand point!!! I love it!!! You got me thinking I need a new boat!!

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    You don't like how your Sport handles?
    After going from the Alaskan to the Sport, I was much happier with the Sports characteristics, but thats just me.
    What don't you like about it out of curiosity?
    No Donny, these men are nihilists, there's nothing to be afraid of.

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