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By Timothy huxley (tim20man) on Sunday, March 01, 2009 - 5:29 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I am looking at getting a 2003 direct drive supra lanch ss . What would the wake be like on this boat is it comparable to a v-drive or does the wake suck. let me know if this boat would be ok for wakeboarding or is it more of a ski boat.
 
By Jon Allen (jon_a) on Sunday, March 01, 2009 - 5:31 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
The 22ss is the same hull as
The old 22SSV. The v drive wake was killer so with a little extra
Rear weight the wake should be nice.

 
By chuck j (wiz) (wake_eater) on Sunday, March 01, 2009 - 6:05 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
if u weight it right the wake will be great.
 
By Art (rallyart) on Sunday, March 01, 2009 - 6:27 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I have a friend who has one and it's a great ski wake but he has no problem with adding rear weight for boarding. He also surfs behind it. Nice boat.
 
By bill montanye (bill) on Monday, March 02, 2009 - 6:45 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Im not sure about the ss hull but the ls hull is like my old 2000 supra launch dd and it has a bad ass wake! :-)

so i assume the wake will be nice if you figure out the weighting for it..

 
By Diggs (pdxWAKE.com) (tyler97217) on Monday, March 02, 2009 - 6:49 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
You can definitely weight it right and have a great wake. Like Jon said it is the same wake as the Pre 07 22SSV except just with a direct drive. Throw a couple 450Lb sacks on either side of the engine or even bigger and another one by your back seat. Fill the stock ballast and you will be pretty good...
 
By Peter Chandler (peter_c) on Monday, March 02, 2009 - 8:40 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
That hull produced one of the biggest cleanest wakes I have ever ridden. Plus for me it had a great shape.
 
By Luke the Drifter (tl_hereford) on Monday, March 02, 2009 - 5:52 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I have a 2000 DD Launch I run 1000 in bow and around 700 in stern. Wake is huge and clean, good for surfing and wakeboarding I love it. Gas is not that great though about 4.25 an hour with the 325 assault. I will try to dig up some pics.
 
By chris (rio_sanger) on Monday, March 02, 2009 - 7:16 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
By Luke the Drifter (tl_hereford) on Monday, March 02, 2009 - 5:52 pm:
"Gas is not that great though about 4.25 an hour with the 325 assault."

Actually Luke, that's pretty respectable fuel consumption. I'm right around 4.5 - 5 gph with a 330 Black Scorpion.
I've heard of some wakeboats burning as much as 7 - 8 gph ...ouch!

 
By bill montanye (bill) on Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - 5:15 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Yea i run 1000 in bow and 1300/1400 in back! my gas mileage isn as great but wake is awesome :-)
 
By Chris Walker (redsupralaunch) on Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - 8:19 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Bill I bet that wake rocks. If you did not reprop you need to.
 
By bill montanye (bill) on Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - 4:08 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
chris i cant remember the eact prop repitch but they took my 13x13 OJ and cut it down to a 13x11.5 i think..its a DD so it plains out easier then a Vdrive since the motors not set all the way back,it think :-)
 
By chris morsilli (cwaker4) on Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - 6:14 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
i used to regularly ride behing my folks 2002 launch sl direct drive and i still love that wake. if you have a few people you can get away with stock ballast plus a 450 in the back and a 450 in the walk thru and make a great clean wake. to really get it huge you can add 2 more sacks, one on each side of the engine box. wake has an awesome shape and is adjustable if you have the wake plate.
 
By Luke the Drifter (tl_hereford) on Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - 6:27 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
What is a good four blade prop for these boats?
 
By BennyBoy (kamighazi) on Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 8:44 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Luke, the best 4 blade for this boat is a 3 blade.

http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/3183/675658.html?1236639214

(Message edited by kamighazi on March 12, 2009)

 
By WakeMikey (wakemikey) on Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 10:14 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Ok ok ok ok I have an 87 Supra SunSport DD and it is the same prop stock is a 13x13, I am using a 13x12 now. I called OJ and they said they had a new prop for us that is 13.25 x 10.5. 3-blade only. They want $420 for a new one that is gonna HURT!!!

Bill lets see some more pics!

 
By jason baggett (jasonba1) on Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 10:34 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I have a brand new oj 13 x 11.5 that I would sale for 200 plus shipping if it help anyone.
 
By WakeMikey (wakemikey) on Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 2:40 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Doh that would be awesome but do you think it is enough improvement over a 13x12???????? I was gonna go 13.25x10.5.
 

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