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Jim_B
06-10-2007, 08:03 PM
Today was my first trip out on my new 1998 pre 2200 I wt and I was shocked how low the bow rides. What does everyone do to minimize water over the bow from wakes and when slowing down. The first wake over the bow was an eye opener for my kids.

Wake Bandits
06-10-2007, 09:38 PM
As the rollers approach, ya barely tickle the gas and the roller will dispurse below the gunnel.

I like the style of the low front, and Tige's are one of the very few, (if any) other boats where ya have outstanding view over the bow of oncoming boat traffic.
That's a bfd to this family.
Some Mastecraps are ridiculous. The driver has to sit on 3 phone books to see over the dash when towing, and they look silly towing with the nose in the air.

zad0030
06-10-2007, 09:52 PM
Give the boat a little gas just to get the nose up.

Jim_B
06-10-2007, 11:42 PM
I don't know how it posted twice but it did.

laserfish
06-11-2007, 01:14 AM
I think I read this on a post here, but it really works for me. When your boarder falls, as you cut power, turn hard left. After the boat settles in the water, go back and retrieve your boarder to the right as you normally would. There will be no rollers to go through. I started doing this this season, and it works great. I just had to get used to a new way of going back for my riders.

da.bell
06-11-2007, 12:57 PM
I think I read this on a post here, but it really works for me. When your boarder falls, as you cut power, turn hard left. After the boat settles in the water, go back and retrieve your boarder to the right as you normally would. There will be no rollers to go through. I started doing this this season, and it works great. I just had to get used to a new way of going back for my riders.

110% agree.... I usually just slowed down and basically stopped about a month ago. I started to take the slight left and it is amazing how much of a difference it made with the wake. Try it and tell us how it worked out for you. :)

CP3
06-11-2007, 02:26 PM
When a boarder falls. I just pull back on the gas to idle and turn right, wait a second for the wakes to pass (wakes are usually gone by the time I get turned around) and head back to the rider

wadope
06-16-2007, 03:08 PM
Soaked my wife, who sleeping in the bow, the same way....accidently of course

dogbert
06-16-2007, 09:59 PM
When a boarder falls. I just pull back on the gas to idle and turn right, wait a second for the wakes to pass (wakes are usually gone by the time I get turned around) and head back to the rider

This is your best advice because it solves your problem and keeps the water fairly smooth for the rest of us :D

Jim_B
06-16-2007, 10:58 PM
First day out I gave my kids a total wash out. Thanks for the advice guys it's working.

abosworth
06-25-2007, 06:04 PM
After your rider falls or drops just pull off the throttle utill the boat almost stops. Then slowly turn around to pick them up. If you turn the boat hard left or right while it is still moving you our going to throw a nice roller down the lake. We dont need more rollers! Plus you look like a big Wally making those power turns.

cjromero77
07-01-2007, 01:36 AM
I second third the advice

skyski_tige
07-13-2007, 05:00 PM
one thing you can do if you see you are about to nose it in... bump reverse (making sure rope is safe) and you can "back through" the wake. I use this if I get in trouble.

CP3
07-13-2007, 10:50 PM
I can no longer complain about a low bow because I went on my friends mastercraft. In his boat you can come off plain in pure glass and if you have two ppl in the front you will dip the bow. very scarey. :(

wakeboarder247
07-13-2007, 10:55 PM
What kind of mastercraft is it?

CP3
07-13-2007, 11:10 PM
X 9

dogbert
07-14-2007, 04:56 AM
Every tournament boat, with the exception of the Tige RZ series will have this problem.

Razzman
07-15-2007, 06:33 PM
Now THIS is a low bow! I took this pic when my brother-in-law took my boat out and never really realized how low it REALLY is! Given that i've never taken one over the bow except once when a freakin' yacht passed by while at rest. :cool: