- Dec 9, 2008
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- Ponca City Ok
Exactly. A buddy and I bought a Taylor jet boat with a 455 olds engine in it. Scary fast.The only advice I can give is to make sure that you have at least 1 paddle on board at all times. Especially with a boat that you are new to and are unsure of it being seaworthy. You may think I'm joking, but it may be necessary someday. Also a good tow rope.
Good luck and I hope you enjoy it more than I did.
I was driving in the middle of the lake, and saw some seagulls in the distance. Thinking we could spook them, at 70 or so MPH we discovered they were standing and not swimming just before impact with the "hump".
After some dukes of hazzard "air time" the engine failed. Later finding out that the mud sucked into the jet and locked up the engine, stripping the nylon toothed timing gears.
So, here we are in the middle of the lake without a paddle. Zero wind.
One dip net on board and that's it. We put a tshirt into the dipnet and started paddling. After a few hours, saw a campground coming up, and a vehicle on the beach. We kept waving and paddling and the guy stayed there.
Long story short, he waited and we got a ride back to the ramp for our vehicle. Had to go to town for another boat to tow it in. You gotta love boat adventures.