I guess I've always liked to go fast. I currently run rivers with a jet. My boat does about 25 mph max. I have to be running at least 19 to run shallow. It scares me to death to run that fast at night. I have hit twice and now have a little less fear. When you stop and think about it, what is the worst that can happen? If I hit it's because I am too shallow. What are the odds of drowning in 6 inches of water? A little tongue in cheek there. I guess I am getting old cause several of my friends run em with no problem. Sometimes when passing another boat or a bank fisherman, I don't slow down. The way I figure, if I bring her off plane, I'll push a lot more wake than skimming along the top. Also, in my case, if I slow down, I am suddenly deeper and don't want to be stuck. My 2072 isn't exactly light enough to drag to deeper water, just ask those that try to push her off the bank! Anyhow, just a few thoughts the next time you feel like cussin the guy flyin by.