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crystal1 03-07-2005 9:03 PM

We are beginners, so excuse the dumb questions: <BR>Anyone ever wakeboarded on a Seadoo X-20 ? Would you buy one ? Why/Why not ! <BR> <BR>Thanks

norcalmalibu 03-07-2005 9:20 PM

Generaly they are not used for great wakes, using a jet drive is not gonna get you great shape along with form to a wake. Like most will say id reccomend a dd or a v drive to start out wakeboarding. <BR>

blue_malibu 03-07-2005 9:30 PM

i own a "jet boat" and all i have is problems!!!

powaman 03-08-2005 5:35 AM

Ya those jet boats have barely any wake at all. When we tried behind my friends boat, it was a small jetboat and didn't even have enough power to pull em outta the water, I could get out because I know how to board and I turned quick and "helped" the boat out. Even after I got up on his it was pointless, not wake what so ever. Almost any I/O will have a way better way then a jet boat and can be had relatively cheap.

schmo 03-08-2005 6:22 AM

You can wakeboard behind any boat with enough power however, since it sounds like you don't already have a jet boat, I would consider the alternatives (V-drive, D-drive or even an I/O). <BR> <BR>Jet Boats: <BR>Don't hold speed well <BR>Don't track a straight line well <BR>Generally aren't very heavy therefore producing a small wake <BR>Don't handle adding weight very well <BR>Create a wash between the wakes <BR> <BR>All the above are undesirable and considering a new jetboat is in the 20K+ range, you can get a great used boat for that or less that will be much better for wakeboarding.

cyclonecj 03-08-2005 7:02 AM

jetboat engines are usually toast after 200-400 hrs, at least the ones that are really 2 big jetski engines

hershell 03-08-2005 10:41 AM

Buy a jetboat but go with the Yamaha. I looked at the Seadoo and the Yamaha. The Yamaha is a much better buy IMO. I have a Yamaha AR 210 and love it. I have never had a problem pulling anyone out of the water. I'm sure the $40k wakeboard boat will make a better wake. But for less than $24k I love it. If all you want is to wakeboard the I would look at something else. For a family boat go with a Jetboat. No prop to worry about and nothing but fun.

norcalmalibu 03-08-2005 4:32 PM

For 24k There is a huge market of used boats that would produce three times the wake a jetboat could. Id take my 10 grand 89 malibu before a jetboat!

linus8103 03-08-2005 5:53 PM

Yeah man, I paid 15K for a Centurion Elite V-drive with a new engine. I would never want a jet boat, but thats just my opinion.

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