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Hydrostream Vector crash
« on: April 22, 2011, 11:04:07 AM »
The steering mechanism broke in front of the motor at about 100 mph, allowing the torque of the engine to turn the motor very quickly to the right!! The driver was not hurt that badly.

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Re: Hydrostream Vector crash
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2011, 01:45:11 PM »
The guy was ok. No Vest. 
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Re: Hydrostream Vector crash
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2011, 03:17:12 PM »
Don't think Glastron's are immune either! It can happen. Hit a wave the wrong way or get nose down to far and your done! Be careful everyone.
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Re: Hydrostream Vector crash
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2011, 04:30:11 PM »
wow i wonder what goes through your head when that whole mess starts
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Re: Hydrostream Vector crash
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2011, 04:46:09 PM »
wow i wonder what goes through your head when that whole mess starts

Likely something like "OH SH@#$! This is REALLY gonna HURT!!"  :o
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Re: Hydrostream Vector crash
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2011, 06:45:34 PM »
wow i wonder what goes through your head when that whole mess starts
It's purty surprising how fast humans can actually think. Hence the need for subliminal advertising. Don't underestimate yourself.

In addition to thinking "this is gonna hurt" during my latest wreck. I remember calculating which bones would be broken & where upon impact ...
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Re: Hydrostream Vector crash
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2011, 07:48:32 PM »
ya for me i am sure 2 drops of pee would come out before my pants fill up lol
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Re: Hydrostream Vector crash
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2011, 09:32:51 PM »
It's purty surprising how fast humans can actually think. Hence the need for subliminal advertising. Don't underestimate yourself.
In addition to thinking "this is gonna hurt" during my latest wreck. I remember calculating which bones would be broken & where upon impact ...

Were you right?
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Re: Hydrostream Vector crash
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2011, 09:44:07 PM »
Marvin Jorgenson, owner of Chopper City Sports in Fridley, raced Allison boats. In a race in Iowa he flipped at over a 100 MPH and was injured. After that he got out of racing and dragging Allisons (had a franchise to sell them) but retained the snowmobile drags and Boss Hoss motorcyles.

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Re: Hydrostream Vector crash
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2011, 10:13:46 PM »
Ouch...   surprised he wasn't killed.  The bare skin showing is good indication he was not wearing a life preserver.  At those speeds, while floating on air you're nutz if you don't wear safety gear.  Looks like he was ejected into the water before the boat started its first full barrel roll.  Probably saved his life to get into that water quickly.

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Re: Hydrostream Vector crash
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2011, 02:38:38 AM »
I remember Marv from Drag Racing back in the 60's. I thought he was nuts then. 
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Re: Hydrostream Vector crash
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2011, 07:49:05 PM »
It's purty surprising how fast humans can actually think. Hence the need for subliminal advertising. Don't underestimate yourself.
In addition to thinking "this is gonna hurt" during my latest wreck. I remember calculating which bones would be broken & where upon impact ...

Were you right?
Well, no not really Jerry. But on the bright side I was conservative in my estimate(s). Thought fer sure I was gonna break a rib or two ...
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Re: Hydrostream Vector crash
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2011, 10:58:37 PM »
I can only speak from experience here in this particular situation, and maybe some of you have experienced this, but a ride in a hydrostream is like nothing else. it makes more power out of any motor out there, and it is ALWAYS a wild ride. it's a pad hull, and while some CVX's had a pad as well, the hydrostream was WAY lighter. they were built for one reason... going fast on glass water. even my 20' Vulture was a handful with the stock '79 200 Merc. I love the style of the hydrostreams, and I honestly thought that going with the Vulture (20') would tame them a bit, and make for a more useable hull. but I ran it one weekend and decided it was not the boat I needed. I can't describe the feeling of a 20' boat at 70mph that feels light as a feather, and yes, it serves it's purpose very well, but it just feels like it is on the edge of what happened in this video. while steering failures could happen to anyone, I'll take the feeling of control any day over waiting for this to happen without a failure! just my thoughts...
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