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  1. #1
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    Default Next Level Surf boat



    In case in anyone has 600K to burn.
    Karl

    2014 Outback V

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    Karl

    2014 Outback V

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    Lots of promises. Apparently the boat is self driving also!. No one at the helm. Hmmm.
    2020 Supra SL 400
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    2018 Yamaha Waverunner(Just to fool around)
    2018 F150 Lariat
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    So your surfer drops, you or Alexa cuts the throttle, the "head-height" wave washes over, takes out the electrical and then you....
    You wanna live your life on the couch, or out there...

    2001 MobiusV - Ballast, Exile, Blood, Sweat & Beers

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    I don't surf, but just want to crunch the numbers. 4-5 hour run time, 28 people capacity. Let's say max runtime 5 hours 5x60=300 minutes, 300/28 = 10.7 minutes/person.

    That is without downtime between riders and if you don't have far to go to surf spot. Let's say 28 people on board, 15 riders and 13 observers. But, 10 minutes so surf spot and 10 minutes back. 300-10-10=280/15=18 minutes/person.

    Is that even worth it? How long is normal surf set? The numbers just don't seem very practical to me.

    But if they can deliver that wave it would be a cool product. I hope they would only go on the largest of lakes and open water/ocean. Otherwise, they might detroy some other boats/docks/shoreline.

    A lot of negatives, but if they work out some of the kinks it could be a neat product for a charter or surf school.

  6. #6
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    on the issue of crazy boat concepts....
    https://www.mby.com/gear/solo-sf150-...machine-104515

    interesting that:
    -the first half of the vid is all wakeboarding. with no ballast the "wake" is only suited for pros that can invert off anything. 99% of the general public that needs a ramp to do anything will find this lame.
    -since it'll likely have to be registered to operate on most lakes, how does one get around the local leo's in relation to drivers/spotters.
    '06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgswake View Post
    But if they can deliver that wave it would be a cool product.
    not a physics major by any stretch but that wave coming off that boat rendered in cgi seems awfully massive for what I envision the laws of water flow would actually produce.
    '06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandm View Post
    not a physics major by any stretch but that wave coming off that boat rendered in cgi seems awfully massive for what I envision the laws of water flow would actually produce.
    Yeah no need to demo, just show the customer the computer graphic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgswake View Post
    Yeah no need to demo, just show the customer the computer graphic.

    That's more than all the 21' Mojo orders got!

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