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By How Weird #2 (howie) on Monday, November 01, 2004 - 7:52 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I might have a good deal on a 1984 ski nautique Was wondering if anyone has turned one into a wakeboat? Need some help anyone have one? First boat also.
By 882001 (882001) on Monday, November 01, 2004 - 8:53 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
one of the best. the 1982-1989 is the 2001 series. search button

(Message edited by 882001 on November 01, 2004)

By Greg (cwbrider14) on Monday, November 01, 2004 - 9:49 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post

Here is a snippet from that site...

Don't have the budget or income for a new wakeboard boat?

Who does? But if the sport is important enough to you and you want to invest in your own ride, then you need to shop for a 82-89 Ski Nautique 2001. 2001 refers to the running length of the boat, and not the model year. The hull that correct craft produced from 1982-1989 went on to inspire the Excel, Air, Sport and Supersport hulls which all wakeboarders would love to get a pull behind, let alone own. Not known for its' creature comforts, the 2001's value lies in its deep hull, easy ride and rampy wake. For literally 1/10th (honest!) of the cost of a modern-day wakeboard boat, you can pick up a Nautique with the "2001" hull and benefit from the boat that Scott Byerly landed his first 720's behind.

The Ski Nautique went on to inspire the hulls of the Nautique Excel, Sport Nautique, Super Sport Nautique and finally the Super Air Nautique. It's weight and depth can be felt and is clearly recognizable in these newer and far more expensive boats.

The wake can be described as rampy and sharp without ballast. It, like all wakeboard boats, needs to be weighted properly to produce the best wake. Most people use a standard 550 pound sack in the back, side sacs at 250-350 on either side of the engine, and pool sand, bags of rocks, barbells or whatever else you have handy to weight the bow. This much weight does max out the boat's reccomended capacity and we at do not condone or endorse such behavior. We're just reporting the facts.

Once weighted properly, the wake is excellent, high and clean with a somewhat rampy pitch at 55-60 feet. The wake is world-class as the boat is world-class and even after nearly 20 years the vast majority of these boats are still on the water.

By How Weird #2 (howie) on Monday, November 01, 2004 - 10:04 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
thank for the info guys

By 2 p (yearling) on Tuesday, November 02, 2004 - 9:20 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Yeah they throw a pretty sick wake. Heres a pick of my boat with the wake

By Gordon (rake) on Tuesday, November 02, 2004 - 12:49 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
For the money, you can't beat the ride and wake off the 82 - 89 2001's. Add a tower, Acme 542 prop and three 550 sacks and you'll have a world class wake. The only drawback is that with any older direct drive, space is at a premium.

It's a great choice for a first boat if you are mechanically inclined or know someone who is as with any older boat, things will need some care.

It's a great boat to learn how to drive, dock and launch with as it's relatively small and very responsive and, it won't cost you 40 - 50k.

I've got an '86 Silver 2001 and ride out of the delta by Stockton if you want to check one out.

Silver 2001

And the wake.

Wake from video

By 882001 (882001) on Tuesday, November 02, 2004 - 2:02 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
check out these links

By nacho (denverd1) on Tuesday, November 02, 2004 - 10:11 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
My friend has a mid-80s model 2001 nautique for sale, if anyone is interested...
By nacho (denverd1) on Tuesday, November 02, 2004 - 10:12 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post

By How Weird #2 (howie) on Tuesday, November 02, 2004 - 10:50 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
How much nacho
and thanks to all the info from everone

By nacho (denverd1) on Wednesday, November 03, 2004 - 11:50 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
sent you an email.

By Greg (cwbrider14) on Wednesday, November 03, 2004 - 4:55 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Come on Howard get the damn thing already ;)
By How Weird #2 (howie) on Wednesday, November 03, 2004 - 9:15 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Thank you nacho

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