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By Jason M (jasrocks) on Tuesday, January 04, 2005 - 12:06 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
What boat with standard ballast has the biggest wake? my friends reckon its the natique super air team edtion. Any feedback at all?
 
By Fruit_Cake (socalwakepunk) on Tuesday, January 04, 2005 - 12:09 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Damien's boat.
 
By Pat Borowski (bambamski) on Tuesday, January 04, 2005 - 12:35 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I was on this cruise ship once. The wake was enormous! I also remember seeing the wake on a tug boat chugging down the columbia river outside of Portland. It had a huge wake as well!!
 
By Toe-Side (rtm) on Tuesday, January 04, 2005 - 12:48 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Hey Pat,

The cruise ship, how was it weighted and what line lenght did you use??

Happy New Year Buddy!!! Am I gonna see you this summer... more importantly, am I gonna get to spend time with your family and your new toy????

 
By Colin Fichman (tidalwake0504) on Tuesday, January 04, 2005 - 1:28 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Actully here in miami u can always find this group of guys that go off of a tug boat. Its pretty crazy.
 
By Scott (KYBOOL) (sperbet) on Tuesday, January 04, 2005 - 3:29 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
here we go again.
 
By Jon Allen (jon_a) on Tuesday, January 04, 2005 - 3:44 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I'd say the Supra Launch 24 SSV. It comes standard with 1800 lbs of ballast. HUGE wake.
 
By Austin Ekaireb (abundiga909) on Tuesday, January 04, 2005 - 4:03 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
1998 Grand Princess.

Just a couple thousand tons. of ballast, 3700 people, 22 knots...

Weight = 109,000 tons.

 
By Brad C (whitewookie) on Tuesday, January 04, 2005 - 4:24 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
The only problem with the Grand Princess is holding the speed. Even with Perfect Pass I have a hard time. The wake on mine always seems to wash over. But mine is a 1997 so that might be the problem.
 
By Austin Ekaireb (abundiga909) on Tuesday, January 04, 2005 - 4:30 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I think the hull was the same actually on the 1997 model, you just might have forgotton to put your hydrogate into "wakeboard" mode from "cruise" mode.
 
By GD (greatdane) on Tuesday, January 04, 2005 - 5:03 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Brad, there is NO WAY a 109,000 ton boat has a problem with holding speed!
 
By Pat Borowski (bambamski) on Tuesday, January 04, 2005 - 7:23 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Hey Toe side! Lets just say the ship was much heavier at the end of the trip then the begining. Oh wait, maybe that was me?

I'm hoping to make it out again this year. I haven't booked anything yet, it's getting to be that time of the year though isn't it. Have you and Kim ever done a houseboat trip? I know it's in your backyard, but I was thinking about putting something together. Are you around all summer?

I'm thinking the surf wake on that thing would be pretty good!

 
By andrew zarlengo (colorider) on Tuesday, January 04, 2005 - 8:07 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Aircraft carrier.
 
By stuey (stuey) on Tuesday, January 04, 2005 - 8:46 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Wakesurfing on a houseboat eh... haha. Maybe I won't bring my boat up when we go this year!
 
By Blair "aka"Twitch (twitch) on Tuesday, January 04, 2005 - 9:08 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Pat = For me it seems like the boat is always lighter at the end of the day

Im just wonder what the rollers are like when you fall and the boat turns around to pick ya up

 
By Gary (sanger215guy) on Wednesday, January 05, 2005 - 12:57 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
MB B52 tripple up- wake is huge and the two speed is sweet for getting it on plain with the 2200 lb. is comes with stock. Handeling on the other hand, lacks in a huge way.
 
By Pierce Bronkite (pierce_bronkite) on Wednesday, January 05, 2005 - 9:17 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
While we're at it, what is the best boat?
 
By Austin Ekaireb (abundiga909) on Wednesday, January 05, 2005 - 9:28 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Your friends...
 
By Jason M (jasrocks) on Wednesday, January 05, 2005 - 2:04 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
interesting feedback guys, how much you reckon i could pick up that cruise liner for?????
 
By I hate winter (ccraftskierfan) on Wednesday, January 05, 2005 - 4:36 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Might be a nice wake but getting off the swim platform is a bitch.
 
By Ryan Rantz (airrantz) on Wednesday, January 05, 2005 - 4:37 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Cruise liner will run yah just less than what an X-80 will cost. Remember it's not about the biggest wake, a 28 foot Rinker would throw a huge wake, it's about shape, density, and cleanest wake. That's why "most" would say the SAN has the best wake.
 
By Mike (mikeski) on Thursday, January 06, 2005 - 5:46 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
In 1985 I skied behind one of the Blue & Gold catamarans in San Francisco Bay between the Bay and Golden Gate Bridge. All of the local ski clubs got together and tried to break the Australian record for number of skiers behind one boat. We had 120 on the dock, about 50 of us made the start after being dragged for about a five minutes. It seemed the boat only had enough power to pull up 50 skiers. It twin turbocharged 2000hp diesels, unfortunately it was overpropped and couldn't turn enough RPMs for the turbos to kick in. The wake was about 3' high and about 100' wide with at least three sets of wakes on each side. We were on 200' ropes using jump skis. The whole mess was sponsored by Budweiser.

Here is a pix of one but I think this is one of the mono hull boats.
B&G

 
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