|10-03-2013, 03:58 PM||#91|
Joined: Jul 2005
Yamaha has some great looking jet boats. I thought about them but decided the I/O better suited my purposes mainly because it's hard to get a big, heavy, deep-v jetboat and the water here's way too rough for smaller ones. They are a total blast on calm water though!
FWIW I had a chance to demo the new cobalts. Amazing how smooth, fast, and refined they are. The fiberglass and vinyl bits weren't much different from mine (I actually think mine looks slightly better), but the engine/steering is a very different feel nowdays. All very smooth, light effort controls that just tell the computer what you'd like to do.
I hated the joystick control though b/c the software is just plain wacky. When you transition from forward to reverse it reverses the direction of control inputs. I'm sure a person could get used to it, but I found it extremely unnatural and easier to dock with old fashioned throttles and wheel.
The new 302 with twin HO bigblocks and twin dual prop drives accelerates in an astounding manner. Lots of power (860 total I think) and lots of grip.
'09 Buell XB12XT, TL1000S, H1F, M620, CR250R, KX100, XR650R, Cota 315R
Summer 2009 Ride Report http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...1509c&t=507038
Summer 2008 RR. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=367703
BikePilot screwed with this post 10-03-2013 at 04:08 PM
|10-04-2013, 01:45 PM||#92|
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: Crystal Lake, IL
Always loved those old Turbocrafts!
America's oldest jetboat - and it looks like they're bringing back the brand
F650GS -- sold -- what's next?
If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough., Mario Andretti
Indulge. Repent. Repeat.
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