How hard/easy is it to flip a wakeboard boat?
My husband and I bought a new Malibu VLX wake board boat and lately I have been overly paranoid and anxious about the boat flipping. The boat is ridiculously fast and I feel like the slightest bit of wind or other waves will cause us to flip, especially when turning...
Just how off base am I?
- Havoc SquadLv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
Unless you are planning to attempt driving it on the open ocean (Bad idea) which is not meant to operate and sea states might be extremely bad, you are definitely stressing out too much. Capsizing or flipping over tends to be from mostly reckless operator behavior, not water conditions on a lake.
These boats are specifically built to provide a smooth and stable towing experience for the person being pulled, and that means stable for the riders on the boat as well. There's nothing worse than the towing boat hitting rough wakes and it slowing down hard, then your tow rope bungies on you and throws you around when it picks up speed.
My advice, get informed from experienced boaters who have been boating for many many years. Believe me, most of us experienced boaters definitely won't mind giving you some tips and suggestions if you ask, either here or when you see them at the water.
Also, hands on experience in the various rituals of boating is extremely important. Unless you intend on only watching all the time (very boring), get out there and help in all areas with the boat. Cleaning, towing the boat, boat launching and recovery, and of course operating the boat in all situations. Doing this will help reduce or eliminate fears that come with inexperience on the water.Source(s): 3rd Generation boater 15 years of experience 6 years of PWC experience.
- AnthonyLv 51 decade ago
you're way off base, it's almost impossible to flip it unless you are on another boats 3-7 foot wake... and thats just not smart boatingSource(s): wakeboarding & partying on Texoma for 9 years
- trunorthLv 61 decade ago
Very difficult to flip over.
If you are truly worried about rolling it over please give me an address to pick it up and I will take it off your hands.Source(s): Inland waters guru
- RNutsLv 41 decade ago
I second what Anthony says.
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- 1 decade ago
anthony is guys
- peditoLv 41 decade ago
you should be more worried about being hit by lighting..........