conehead39 wrote:If you are happy with your present maneuvarability then don't buy it.(Beast)
Quit stirring the shit pot, Ken! That is not what I said!
This is the last reply I have to this. I said that I didn't understand all the fascination with it. In simple laymans terms... I think it is impractical for someone who primarily runs offshore, which is what I believe the majority of the owners do. I could care less who or how many people purchase one. Hey get one for your neighbor if you like! If you have some money laying around gathering dust these days and you want a nifty little gadget, well there ya go!
As far as the 320 coming with it as standard equipment... I'm not so sure about that either, Ken. I don't think the new one sitting in Ft. lauderdale for delivery had one on it.
As far as that little trick that Scott did. He had shown me that maneuver on a 270TE way back when it was the Top Dawg WC. Since then I have refined the technique to fit my boat and driving technique. On the 330 I can be cruising at 30 mph, bang the wheel hard over full, peg both throttles and do a bat turn with only a boat length of green water inside the circle. The boat banks hard to the inside with no special trim needed other than lowering the trim as you go around the turn,to power out of the manuever. Many people who test rode with me at the 05 Miami boat show got to experience it.
C'mon man... tirades? In the last couple years the majority of my posts have been fishing reports and a few upbeat replies and helpful posts here and there.
You are absoultely correct! This forum originated as an owners forum where owners and suspected buyers can come to find helpful information about their boats. This further enhances the enjoyment that they have by owning a World Cat. If you have a question all you have to do is ask.
Now, let's all get realistic. Do I need this forum? Not really. I know my boat inside and out. I have donated my time, posting on this forum, answering PM's or emails, and gladly fielding phone calls, with absolutely no gratuity or agenda. Why do I bother? I used to get enjoyment out of helping others enjoy their boats. I'm not too sure of that anymore! Voicing an honest opinion surely doesn't warrant the BS conflict and character assassination I got in return. Do I need this? Absolutely not. Especially not from someone that is using this forum as a form of infomercial, soley with an agenda to market a product. There is no gray area between the members discussing or recommending a product and someone posting about his product solely to generate sales. It is clearly against forum policy and conehead called him on it from his very first post back in 2008.
It's YOUR forum. If you guys willingly entertain and condone that sort of product pimping on your forum... Enjoy!