|I'm dealing on a 1990 sport nautique and am wondering what the wake is like weighted and where you would weight the boat. If you have any insights I'd appreciate you're input! Thanks.........|
|That is a sick boat Levi. Is it one of the boats with a teak swim platform or a fiberglass built in? My complaint with the built in platforms is that they take on water over the stern if you chop the throttle. There are multiple ways to weight that boat. Mostly just use alot of weight. |
|It has the built in swim step....I think i'd prefer a removable teak one (especially to fit it in a garage) but hey.....were was I in 1990!? It's great to hear from you also! I hope your new endevors are going well! Talk w/ ya hopefully sooner than later!|
|If I remember correctly the hull bottom is the same until the end of 1997 when they changed it. Maybe it was the way we loaded it, but with the built in platform we had to really watch taking water over the stern. My old boat never took water over the stern when chopping the throttle. In the end I was running a Fat Seat with a Sac on top of the Seat, along with a Sac in the bow. So if it runs out of gas on a super windy day can it still idle home? hehe |
I am sure you are already thinking this but make sure it is the right boat for you. When I originally bought mine for 4K more I could have gotten a Super Sport. Had that been the case I would probably still own it. Oh and poles work just fine. I can not tell enough of a difference between a tower and a pole to make that a deciding factor in which boat to get.
As for my endeavor...well I have been working way too much lately. I have not ridden a wakeboard since March. I just finished putting a presentation together for tomorrow night and Tuesday. Then I have a GM clinic to do on Thursday. In the end this should all work out.
|The wake is bad ass. 600 pounds on each side of the motor box it gets big. It is really steep which in M/O is the best way. The hull for the sport changed in 92 or 93. From then and up the wake is kinda round.|
|Levi, the 1990 Sport is a great boat that can generate a massive wake. Put a fat sack on either side of the engine cover and the wake pumps. You can change how rampy/steep the wake is with more/less weight in the bow. My dad has had one since 1990 and everybody loves it. I was in the market for a boat this year and I narrowed my search down to either a 1990-1992 CC Sport or a 2000-2002 CC SAN. There weren't too many of the old Sport Nautiques out there when I was looking. I eventually ponied up for a 2001 SAN, which I am quite happy with. Also, we've never had an issue with the built in swim step, but you will take on some water if you chop the throttle. That is easy to avoid though. I'll try to attach a picture of the wake. As a frame of reference, I'm about 6' tall. -Matt |
|Thanks for all the advice. It sounds like the wake potential is very good, as I figured it was.... |
You guys mentioned "chopping" the throttle. What exactly is that....is that when you give it the go and then back off the throttle right after you "floored" it?
|Say the rider falls and you "chop" the throttle to stop the boat. That particular model will have a wall of water coming over the stern. The easy thing to do is turn out immediately as you chop the throttle or just give it a little gas, as the boat settles back to an idle, if you stop in a straight line.|
|We just got our 1990 Sport Nautique and we love it. The only weight we've put in it so far is a fat sac in the back and it throws a nice wake with just that. We plan on adding another 1000 lbs or so. Here's a pic of our boat... |
|thats a nice looking ride. Hopefully I'll be posting one that looks similar soon!|
|I told the guy that I'll take the beast today...so thanks all for the advice. |
|Matt - I tried to email you from your profile but your address just came back as bad. Hopefully you'll get this via here..... |
Well, I bought the sport so now i'm getting ready to weight her down.
If I could get the wake just like your pic then I'd be a happy camper.
That looks really nice! Now, when you said a fat sac on each side of
the motor...do you mean a full fat sac on each side or fat buddies? And
did you put them right beside the motor box or back a little? I'm also
going to put a sac in the locker so that will be nice and out of the
way. I know I'll just have to play w/ it a bit...but once I get it
dialed then I'll probably automate the pumps so it'll be easy to fill w/o
all the hassle. Anyway, thanks again for the advice and I hope you have
an awesome summer!