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Old 01-11-2013, 08:35 AM   #1
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Dear Checkmate Members First I want to Thank all of you Kind Members that took the time to Reply and Clicked Like on my two Action Marine Checkmate Stories that I did for all of You Checkmate Members here. It Shows Me that the Time and effort that I put into these Action Marine-Checkmate Adventures is Appreciated by Some of You Checkmate Members and I Thank You.

JW Your reply on My Second Checkmate Story about you being Scared for 3 years trying to Learn how to Drive Your Checkmate is the Sad Part of this Hi-Performance Industry. So many Dealers pick up on a Hi-Performance boat line to fill a Gap that they thing they might be Losing in the Marine Business. This has been going on for ever in the Hi-Performance boat Industry and it will never Change. Most of These Kind of Marine Dealers have No Idea what they are doing in the Hi-Performance Boating World or they don't Care because it is such a Small % of there over all Sales. I am Surprised You Stuck it out for 3 years Trying to Learn how to Drive Your Checkmate. My Hat goes off to You JW and the other Checkmate Members here that have Learned how to Drive there Checkmates fast by themselfs. There have been so many Hi-Performance Boating Customers that Gave up on there Hi-Performance Boating Dreams Either because they Scared Themselves or there Wives and Families. I am sure that there are some of you here that have Wife's or Girlfriends that Don't Like to go Fast in Your boats. Well Don't Feel Bad because that too has been going on for ever. There were times even in our Action Marine Boating Club where I had to Help my Guys with there Wife's and Girlfriends with this same Problem. For me it was Easier to Help My Action Marine Club Members Wife's and Girlfriends with them being Scared Because they Trusted Me and My Driving and also because I was Thought of as the Leader of the Action Marine Boat Club and that Seamed to mean a lot to all of them. Many Times I would Take these Women out in the Husbands or boyfriends boat and Teach them how to Drive the Hi-Performance Boat that they were so Scared of. You would be Surprised how many after me Taking these Women out for a Fast Ride and then Putting them behind the Wheel and Teaching them the Same way I did there Husbands or boyfriends Ended up Loving there Husbands or boyfriends Hi-Performance Boats. Oh there was a few that had been so Scared by Someone else before ever Belonging to our Action Marine Boat Club that even if I Could walk on Water it Would Not have made a Difference. But for the Most Part I had Helped most of My Customers Both Men and Women Really Enjoy there Hi-Performance Boating . Even My Wife Pam before we knew each other had a Husband that Scare her in his boat to the point where She didn't Really want to go out with me Because of My Love for Hi-Performance Boats lol. But after Putting Pam behind the Wheel and Teaching her the way I did the Other Women in our Action Marine Boat Club She now Loves Going fast and the Thing She Loves the Most is when I come up behind a Big Cruiser's Wake at 60 mph and Jump the Highest part of the Wake Flying through the air 15 or 20 ft High then Applying the Power just as the Skeg starts to enter the water leaving a for Soft Landing. I Started doing that for her on our Second Date and She Loved it. So Maybe Some of You Checkmate Members that are having this kind Problem Might just try what I have Done so Many Times before with Great Success. Have a Great Weekend and Best Wishes Always Sammie Action Marine.

PS for those that might try teaching someone

First find a Calm part of a lake were there is little boat traffic, this way the person you are trying to Teach has a Fair Chance of getting use to the Boat and how it Handles.

Second Let them drive at there own Pace and get Comfortable with this New Adventure.

Third No Matter what Speed that they start out at the Most Important thing You can Do for them is to Tell them how Good they and Doing and that You are so Proud of them. Everyone Loves to be Complimented and Praised that they are doing Good. This Helps Build up there Confidence and that is the Most Important Part of Teaching anybody anything. This may take some of you a week, month, or longer but as Long as You Don't Get upset and start Hollering at them Most of you will find this Can work for both you and the Person you are Trying to Teach. I Hope this Helps Always Sammie Action Marine
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:06 AM   #2
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Great advice Sammy. I'll have to try that when boating season returns. My wife does not like going much over 40 or so and in a Liner that doesn't feel fast at all.
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My wife can handle the boat pretty well, she prefers it when I'm not in the boat though

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Good advice Sammie. I'll be teaching my wife to drive the boat this year as well. She has been boating with me for years now, but everytime I asked her if she wanted to drive she politely declined. But she has recently expressed an interest in learning, so here we go!! We will see how long it will taker to get her up to "speed". She really didn't like going fast in the starflite due to the boat walking a little bit. To me that was the best part!!! But she feels a lot more comfortable in the 253, which is understandable cause running mid 60's in that boat is about as uneventful as it gets!!
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My mom crashed in CapeCod the third boat my dad built from scratch {30 ft cruiser}.

My dad was a very talented and gifted boat builder, but apparently not a very good teacher {sorry dad}

We jokingly used to say after the crash that the boat looked just like the boat from the tv show Gilligans Island {with the hole in the hull}

Teaching an operator {male or female} correctly is sooooo important.
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I've taught my wife to drive my old Pulsare 2100, the hydrostream AE-21 and now the Checkmate 2800. She took the AE-21 up to 60mph!!! She has no problem idling along or cruising at moderate speeds. She is afraid to dock the boats and that's something we have to work on. Here she is behind the wheel of the 2800:

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Atc250 and corey 331 Thank You. You guys can do it. Remember The Most Important Part of Teaching Someone is to Compliment and Praised them that they are doing Good. This Helps Build up there Confidence and Gives them a Reason to Try Even Harder to Please You and Themselves.


John Lamon I Like all the Toys You have and that You and Your Family have a Great Time Playing Together. Thank You for all that You Share with us. Sometimes John Women think that these boats are our Toys and that they would Not want to Hurt it Especially if we are there watching them. With My Wife Pam I just let her know that my boat can Handle more than she could ever give it and that I Wanted her to have Fun Driving it any way she wanted.


Kurtster You are so Right and the Teacher Must have a Lot of Patience and Remember all the Above that I had said.


There is One Big Plus in Teaching ones Wife or Girlfriend How to Learn to Drive Your Boats and Have Fun doing it and that is, I Found all of the Action Marine Boat Club Members that I Taught there Wife's and Girlfriends how to Drive and Not be Scared the Guys and there Wife's and Girlfriends had a lot More Fun and when the Guys wanted a Bigger and Faster Boat the Wife's and Girlfriends wanted it too.

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Thanks for some great advise. I am still waiting for my wife to want to drive.I think I already scared her in this boat so it might be a little longer. She just started parking the truck and trailer at the ramps which is a big help. She used to pull us on tubes with my Nitro a few years ago but the tabs and trim is a bit more than she is ready for. I'll work with her this summer and get her in the drivers seat. Thanks Jeff
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Problem Child Thank You. Jeff what I Use to Tell My Action Marine Boat Club Members Wife's and Girlfriends was this, That I Wanted to Teach them how to Drive there Husbands or Boyfriends Boat because if anything Happened to him and there was Nobody around to Help Her that she could get her Husbands or Boyfriend back to the Dock Safe and get Him Help. That Worked every time and Many of these Woman Really got Good at Driving there Husbands or Boyfriends Boat at 60,65 some even at 70 Plus MPH. Always Sammie Action Marine
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Good advice Sammie!! Ya know, most people think that boating, hi-performace or not, is just throw the throttle down and go. Well, you can get away with that in a cookie cutter family bayliner bowrider, but not in a real go-fast boat. I've never driven a really fast boat, my Enchanter only see's a little over 60 mph and is pretty stable at that speed, not very scary, but learning where the sweet spot for trimming is to get to that speed took some time, even just finding a nice cruise trim takes some learning. Now i will say this, i've ridden in a buddies (adambomb's) Predictor with a 135 Merc hanging off a jack plate and even tho Adam and Keith (Kdebolt) are pretty damn good at driving the boat i think i was still screaming "mommy" at 60 MPH in that thing!! Scary ride for sure, but extremely fun!! It's a completely different feeling when you are not behind the wheel, very hard to feel any control, but if you understand what it takes to drive fast and know the guy driving knows what he's doing it makes you feel a little bit better!
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