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Fred Sowerwine, Montana's Max dealer

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Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 10:51 pm:   

Ken, You need to go back and read what you wrote about what you didn't like about your Trackster. What has changed?

Now about your max in the water: You are a big fellow and your caution is a good idea, but the Max will float with you in it just fine (make sure you are alone and balanced with the engine in the machine so you will float level). Start slow in calm water and stay close to shore until you are comfortable. Your turning the machine problem is just a few hours practice unless maybe your tranny has Ford fluid instead of Dextron II( Ford fluid grabs tighter and is for much heavier machines than the max is). Hold your right stick (one with the throttle lever) like an ice cream cone - with your thumb and forefinger; leaving your other three fingers to wrap around the speed control. Give it some gas when you go to turn (your weight requires being in motion more than a lighter person would require). Work at moving the sticks smoothly and slowly - smooth hands and good throttle control make for smooth turns and smooth stops. Can't help you with the size of the passenger area part. Use that Max II and you will soon agree on its abilities.