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bamacpa 08-23-2006 5:03 AM

I currently have a '04 SunTracker Party Deck 21' (220HP). The boat throws a pretty good wake (deep V hull) with enough weight and a proper trim (5-9 people). I have a regular ski pylon which makes the tow point about 4' above the water. I cannot put a tower on this boat because of the aluminum hull. I'm considering trading this boat for a 1996 MC Maristar 200VRS with the Corvette LT1 engine (319HP) and putting a tower on it. <BR> <BR>Tow questions. Does the Maristar have a nice wake (loaded or not)? Will the tow point make much difference (another 3')? <BR> <BR>I really like my deck boat and need help determining if this would be a good move. My son is into wakeboarding and is at the intermediate level, so progressing here is the main concern.

gmarkham1 08-23-2006 8:28 AM

ummm... <BR>cant really answer your question but I saw a monster tower on an aluminum boat over the weekend... I wish I had taken a pic.. <BR> <BR>here is couple from monster towers website... <BR> <BR><a href="http://www.monstertower.com/images/Lund_Steve_Crangle.jpg" target="_blank">http://www.monstertower.com/images/Lund_Steve_Crangle.jpg</a> <BR> <BR><a href="http://www.monstertower.com/images/lund_mike_klarenbeek.jpg" target="_blank">http://www.monstertower.com/images/lund_mike_klarenbeek.jpg</a>

denverd1 08-23-2006 8:34 AM

the 20 foot maristar question has been brought up before with no real answer. my local dealer has one and I'm thinking of taking it out just to see. I think the 23 foot maristar puts out a decent wake, but never heard of/seen anything behind the 20 footer... surely someone has sacked out this boat before

denverd1 08-23-2006 8:57 AM

found this. its comparing a 06 maristar 200 to an 06 X2. doesn't help a whole lot... <BR><a href="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/3183/357463.html" target="_blank">http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/3183/357463.html</a> <BR>This is a little more relavant: compares a 95 maristar 200vrs and 92 Nautique Excel. <BR><a href="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/277514.html" target="_blank">http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/277514.html</a> <BR> <BR>hope that helps. not much discussion of the wake, but no one raggin on it either

mac_attack 08-23-2006 9:03 AM

Allen, the only thing I can recommend is to test the boat out. Take your son and see if he like the wake. Another question to ask yourself, could you get a proven wake for similar money? Something like a 1996+ MC 205, Super Sport, Launch?

bamacpa 08-23-2006 12:31 PM

Thanks guys. <BR> <BR>Try this. Assuming the wake is sufficient, the other three advantages I can see over my deck boat are ability to put on a tower, more horsepower (319 vs. 220), and an inboard engine (compared to an I/O). I have been told by a couple of dealers that the aluminum could fold/buckle under the stress from the tower. <BR> <BR>So, given the wake is sufficient, would the tower (3'- 4' higher tow point), additional horsepower, and an inboard engine be any better than what I have for wakeboarding? <BR> <BR>There has to be some advantage or why else spend the big bucks on a "wakeboard" boat? <BR> <BR>Thanks.

midwesty 08-23-2006 12:33 PM

we ride behind a 03 maristar...i think 21' or so <BR> <BR>it puts out a very nice wake with 1300-1500 lbs

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