Hydrodyne in rough water

Discussion in 'Hydrodyne® Boats' started by mr.norm, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. mr.norm

    mr.norm Hydrodyner

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2008
    Messages:
    38
    Location:
    Sandusky
    Boat Model and Year:
    Hydrodyne-1600 1960
    How well do you think a 16' hydrodyne will handle rough water. I live on lake Erie. I usually stay in the bay were it is calm, But am curious if it will take 2 to 4 foot waves well.
     
  2. dynebob1

    dynebob1 Boat of the Month

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2006
    Messages:
    557
    Location:
    Glen Ellyn, Illinois
    Boat Model and Year:
    1998 18 OB RUA- 250XS.and 1997 Twin Rig /225 optis
    I'd invest in a "good" bilge pump if you're going to take on 4 foot waves in a 16 foot boat.

    Bob
     
  3. jim

    jim Hydrodyne 18 Specialist

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2006
    Messages:
    2,310
    Location:
    FL
    Boat Model and Year:
    77 Dyne 18 I/O converted to Outboard
    My 18 rides really rough in choppy water.

    jim
     
  4. mr.norm

    mr.norm Hydrodyner

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2008
    Messages:
    38
    Location:
    Sandusky
    Boat Model and Year:
    Hydrodyne-1600 1960
    Thank you! I love the style of the 1960s hydrodynes and that is why i have chosen to restore this one. I was hoping it would perform better than my 14.5 sea raider tri hull, I like to go island hopping and would like to show of the dyne at Kellys on a saterday night next summer, I just dont know if it will make it there.
     
  5. Dyna-Kid

    Dyna-Kid Boat of the Month

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2007
    Messages:
    198
    Location:
    Lake Metigoshe, ND
    Boat Model and Year:
    74 18 Hydrodyne 150 / 06 17.6 Dyna-Ski 150 Merc FS
    Ski Team:
    Club de Skinautique
    The Crosby / Hydrodyne hull design is not for big water. The "flat bottom" design will keep the boat riding on top of the waves as opposing to cutting through them as a deep V hull would.

    Some say that the Crosby / Hydrodyne hull rides OK in rough water. My own experiences in 2-4 foot waves were rough. You could go 30+ mph and ride on top of the waves,, but one bad bounce and hold on!!

    Theses are 16' -18' boats and they have limitations. It takes a little common sense to know when not to take these boats onto rough open water and as Bob said, "I'd invest in a good bilge pump" if you do.

    Regardless of the water conditions,, you have a very cool boat!

    Cheers,

    Kevin
     
  6. mr.norm

    mr.norm Hydrodyner

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2008
    Messages:
    38
    Location:
    Sandusky
    Boat Model and Year:
    Hydrodyne-1600 1960
    I have the common sence factor, I grew up here on lake Erie with a charter boat captain as a father and i have experienced many trips in rough waters so i know what can happen. I was just curious of the dyne's capabilities. I love being on the lake and my 14' does a wonderfull job in rough water but it was built here in Sandusky Ohio on Lake Erie. Just hope I will enjoy my dyne as much or more than my Sea Raider center console.
     

Share This Page