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    Rough Sea Ride Report

    Hi,

    I rode in rough sea yesterday off the south coast of Ireland. There was aprox 3 foot chop along with a 5 foot swell. Waves were white tipping.

    The ski rode very well, very stable and did not unhook near as much as my previous Yamaha 1200GP. I had a few quick WOT runs but couldn't hold it for long as it wouldn't have been long before I was doing Superman impersonations.

    The 250 was frightfully quick in these conditions... amazing torque too... Very happy!


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    Scatman.....I was wondering about ocean rides on the Ultra. For the few hours I've riden my Ultra ( on calm water ), I've noticed that it's hard to get the nose of the ski up. Because of this, I'm thinking that ocean riding is going to be a really WET RIDE ! True or False ?

    Anybody know if ocean riding on the Ultra gets you soaking wet or not ?

    MS

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    I have found that higher numbers come from choppy water.

    Seems as though in smooth water the boat will settle in at a certian depth. With chop it seems to lift more as if the chop is slapping the underside and forcing more lift.

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    How much slamming can you take?

    Cue and I rode around Key Biscayne last month in 2/3 foot sea
    conditions. If you sit down you're gonna get wet! Stand up
    not so bad. I'm just reluctant to run fast in these conditions.
    We were planning, probably holding roughly 25mph.

    I just have an aversion of launching into the air with a 1000+ machine
    and rider and slamming down into the water. I never did it
    in boats of all sizes, and these are small in the big H20!

    Last weekend we were runing is 1/2 foot swells off Key Largo,
    very easy to maintain 45mph without slamming. Now my son in
    the SeaDoo GSX was flying some and our companions in new Yamaha
    FO's were flying a little bit too. The deep V Ultra just eats it up.

    Running out in the Atlantic off Ireland with whitecaps?.......keep drinking
    that Guiness.......I know I'd need it for courage! Plus I'd keep a flask of Irish Coffee for when I hit that 45 degree water.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomgtv View Post
    Running out in the Atlantic off Ireland with whitecaps?.......keep drinking
    that Guiness.......I know I'd need it for courage! Plus I'd keep a flask of Irish Coffee for when I hit that 45 degree water.........
    LOL... Believe me, it puts a thirst on ya! Beers were had last night... Regarding water temp, yeah, it's pretty cold... riding without a wet suit (5ml) never happens here... your arms and legs would fall off!! I rode a Yamaha FX Cruiser high output in rough sea in Thailand, it was very good but not as good as the 250x. I gave the FX a real thrashing, had pains in my legs for 3 days afterwards! Was great to ride in the warm water though...

    Finally, re: the question about getting wet on the 250 in rough sea... hell yeah! Soaked to the skin! Spray, splash, like buckets being emptied on you. Also, I think the theory of the rough water resulting in quicker WOT runs could be true, the ski felt like it was catapulting along the tops of the waves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrSxy4Ever View Post
    Because of this, I'm thinking that ocean riding is going to be a really WET RIDE ! True or False ?

    Anybody know if ocean riding on the Ultra gets you soaking wet or not ?

    MS
    Quote Originally Posted by tomgtv View Post
    I just have an aversion of launching into the air with a 1000+ machine
    and rider and slamming down into the water. I never did it
    in boats of all sizes, and these are small in the big H20!
    Yep it does get you wet. More of a shower with occasional slaps of bucket-loads of water.

    Video i took a few days ago showing 250X and FX HO side by side on offshore conditions. Mid part of the clip features both skis surf jumping:

    http://jetski.blip.tv/file/216825/


    Mitch

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    Nice ride. Jumping part is awesome. What model of camera are you using?

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    In those conditions you have to be alert and on your toes....misjudge a wave and you might do a sub into the next one. Not fun at higher speeds. Would probably result in a head first launch over the bars !


    Richard

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitch ochoa View Post
    Yep it does get you wet. More of a shower with occasional slaps of bucket-loads of water.

    Video i took a few days ago showing 250X and FX HO side by side on offshore conditions. Mid part of the clip features both skis surf jumping:

    http://jetski.blip.tv/file/216825/


    Mitch
    Mitch nice video, make me wanna get back to the Pacific again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaliause View Post
    Nice ride. Jumping part is awesome. What model of camera are you using?
    480 tv line Sony ex-view submersible helmet-cam connected to a mini-dv camcorder(supports LANC). Replaced the lens to a wide-angle 130deg FOV to make footage viewable on rough conditions.

    Mitch

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