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Suck My Wake
« on: September 25, 2009, 08:00:25 am »
Was watching The Great Outdoors last night with John Candy and Dan Akyroyd.  I love the part when they rent the boat "Suck My Wake".  Fricking Blown V-Drive.  Sweet ass boat.  But seriously, could you really rent a boat like that?  I guess back in the 80's perhaps.  So could you back then or even now?  That would be fun.  My buddies think no and I tend to agree with them.
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Re: Suck My Wake
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2009, 08:05:39 am »
ever notice when its 'running' it actually isnt....the blower pully isnt even moving.
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Re: Suck My Wake
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2009, 08:34:44 am »
Doubtful that a boat like that could ever be rented particularly in todays "litigeous" climate , We actually own a "sister boat" to that  one of very few ever produced I've long thought of trying to Clone that boat as a project but the movie people probably wouldn't appreciate it , Great movie though lots of laughs .. Tom
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Re: Suck My Wake
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2009, 08:55:55 am »
ever notice when its 'running' it actually isnt....the blower pully isnt even moving.

brad, i wonder how many people noticed that. in previous post i mentioned how i love bass lake(the movie was filmed there and i have the movie). i've watched that clip many times and when dan aykroyd turns the key you can see the RPM's go up then they show the blower and the pulley is'nt turning. funny!!
 
also water starts puking out the headers before the smoke comes out at the start-up - does that happen with flat bottoms?

great topic ford lover!!

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Re: Suck My Wake
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2009, 08:58:31 am »
« Last Edit: September 25, 2009, 09:02:10 am by 75 fantasy »
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Re: Suck My Wake
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2009, 09:09:33 am »
Ha Ha Ha!!! I was JUST watching that youtube clip and was going to post it.  Yeah, the blower isnt moving.  Not sure why they would fake it especially when it shows the RPM's rising when he turns the key.
Also, the shifter that he uses to put it into "drive" that was where my cav plate shifter was at.  Not sure about that.
Either way though, love the movie and especially love the part of the movie.  "You Bastard, you bastard"...................."Go faster"?



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Re: Suck My Wake
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2009, 09:56:21 pm »
there was a discussion on the ''other site'' a while back about suck my wake and someone said the blower it self was fake but the engine was running . i don't know if that's true or not... i am trying to find it
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Re: Suck My Wake
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2009, 10:28:09 pm »
ever notice when its 'running' it actually isnt....the blower pully isnt even moving.









I think the belt was on the wrong end. The whole blower looked like a plastic cover.
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Re: Suck My Wake
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2009, 11:09:25 am »
Looks like when the boat went up the ramp they had moved the rudder so it would not damage it!
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Re: Suck My Wake
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2015, 07:16:03 pm »
I read the blower was hollow out sitting on a tunnel ram. Plane 454 engine. They had two for the movie. One is in St Louis MO now.

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Re: Suck My Wake
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2015, 07:53:52 pm »
But, it was floating and you can't be mad at that
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Re: Suck My Wake
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2015, 07:58:01 pm »
A floating boat is a good boat
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Re: Suck My Wake
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2015, 08:41:00 pm »
It always bugged me that Roman suggests that they rent a jet boat but then its a v-drive. Sweet boat though.
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Re: Suck My Wake
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2015, 08:47:32 pm »
From what I have read that boat was for sale a couple of years ago. Not sure if that was true. And some where I have a pic of it sitting next to another black boat . In a garage.


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Re: Suck My Wake
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2015, 10:07:04 pm »
No no no. You guys got it all wrong

That boat had the Original "Go Baby Go" switch

He has the blower on a switch just like Mad Max Road Warrior.

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Re: Suck My Wake
« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2015, 11:43:40 pm »
My favorite movie of all time!!! The whole part with suck my wake was my favorite part of the movie when I was a kid. My wife hates watching that movie with me because I know the whole movie by heart. Lol


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Re: Suck My Wake
« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2015, 06:27:46 am »

 ;D

« Last Edit: June 23, 2015, 06:29:56 am by FordLover »
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Re: Suck My Wake
« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2015, 06:55:12 am »
Great  movie!
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Re: Suck My Wake
« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2015, 11:16:21 pm »
Did any of u see the deleted sceen when candy drives the flatty up on the boat ramp he autly grabs the in n out grinds the vdrive n goes up the ramp all in acindent
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Re: Suck My Wake
« Reply #19 on: July 04, 2015, 11:52:58 pm »
If you watch the scene slowly where John Candy goes up the boat ramp you can see a cable under the boat trailer pulling it through the water and up the ramp. Great movie I love when his skis make smoking marks on the doc when he starts skiing
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Re: Suck My Wake
« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2015, 07:47:23 am »
He said go Faster!!!
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Re: Suck My Wake
« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2015, 01:12:21 pm »
brad, i wonder how many people noticed that. in previous post i mentioned how i love bass lake(the movie was filmed there and i have the movie). i've watched that clip many times and when dan aykroyd turns the key you can see the RPM's go up then they show the blower and the pulley is'nt turning. funny!!
 
also water starts puking out the headers before the smoke comes out at the start-up - does that happen with flat bottoms?

great topic ford lover!!

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i wacthed it last night n u look twords the altinater its moving pretty good but the blower pully not
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Re: Suck My Wake
« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2015, 02:57:26 pm »
The boats may still be around, built by a guy who goes by roman1 on the boards.  Apparently two '72 Millers were built.

I seem to recall that the engine firing sequence, just before John Candy drives it up the launch ramp by shifting the cav plates, was an effect created with fire extinguishers.  I want to say that info might be from the DVD commentary or special features.

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Re: Suck My Wake
« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2015, 04:28:22 pm »
I seem to recall that the engine firing sequence, just before John Candy drives it up the launch ramp by shifting the cav plates, was an effect created with fire extinguishers.  I want to say that info might be from the DVD commentary or special features.

Had to throw the DVD in.  In the water ski scene, Dan Aykroyd shifts the cav plates into gear
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Re: Suck My Wake
« Reply #24 on: February 06, 2016, 10:22:34 am »
I'm just sitting around the house waiting for the tide to go out to go surfing,
Looking up my friend John Miller (Miller boats)saw all these replys to the "suck my wake boat". filming was done at bass lake ca. The director knew nothing about boats, we went through several boats , spending $100k on boats,
When Dan akroid saw this flat bottom ripping up the lake, Dan said "that's the boat" , the prob was it had one seat ,
I said if that's the boat you want , it's sitting in my garage, my brother in law as the same boat , ( mine was a wood deck , his was fiberglass, both were "millers" both had bench seats , 1/3, 2/3 , (bucket/bench combo) the production bought both $$$$$ . We didn't want to deal wth the blower, so we put a hollowed out blower over the existing tunnel ram . One of the famous lapoint brothers did the skiing,
John candy set on the back of a ski boat
Special skis for the streak, and smoke on the dock ( no CGI back than)
The ramp scene was scripted
2 things I wish I still had ;
(1) suck my wake
(2) Ferrari I built for "ferris Buellers day off"

Ps no one builds a wood deck like the millers , I never knew you could bend wood like that
Pss Miller boats were the first all open boat,
Dave Miller was the first to inset the cavitation plate into the hull, before that the boat builders just bolted A piece of stainless steel angle to the transom



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