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fchidsey0144 05-24-2007 6:10 AM

We are looking for a boat, we wake board, dive and fish. I am looking for some advise. does anybody use a center console fishing boat for wake boarding? if so what modifications have been done to shape the wake (trim tabs fat sacks ect.) <BR> <BR>other side of coin who uses their wake board boat to fish and or dive in salt water, and how does the boat handle the ocean waves say 3'4's <BR> <BR>thanks <BR>fred

srh00z 05-24-2007 6:45 AM

I would like to know this also, living in South Florida, I have seen nothing but center consoles for the last two years. I have always wondered what kind of wake a Shamrock or Fish Nautique throws. I would also like to see what kind of wake an outboard can produce.

dreevs 05-24-2007 6:50 AM

I have had my Malibu 3 miles off shore in the Keys with no problems. I always check the NOAA buoys before taking a boat like mine that far out though. I dive and wakeboard - the carpet would be hard to clean when fishing. <BR>Mastercraft actually has the most innovative boat I have seen for what you are asking about. They have a center counsle boat that you could fish, dive and wakeboard from. No carpet and a saltwater engine - look into it. The tower is the bimini top and it has ballast too. <BR>Probably will be the second boat added to my fleet...

helix_rider 05-24-2007 7:11 AM

Here you go...saw these at the PWT stop in Acworth...it's the Mastercraft CSX <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/452736.jpg" alt="Upload">

photoguy 05-24-2007 9:25 AM

Our Davis Cortez <a href="http://www.davisboats.com" target="_blank">www.davisboats.com</a> throws a great wake. The boat has very large tabs and the Radon style hull is a great wake hull &amp; the boat has enough hole shot to get you up with the duo prop set up. I have not tried it makes me feel wayyyyy to much like a jig behind the boat being eaten is not high on my list of ways I want to go <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0> <BR> <BR>Steve <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/452798.jpg" alt="Upload">

dhcomp 05-24-2007 10:43 AM

that mastercraft CSX is build for the EXACT purpose you are describing. <BR> <BR>go check it out at mastercraft.com

timmy 05-24-2007 10:55 AM

The CSX would NOT do well in 3-4' waves. Good luck just getting out of an inlet with 3-4' waves rolling in. Like Ted does with his wakesetter, you could take it to the reef in the keys, but do your homework on the weather first. <BR> <BR>The CSX is a bay boat, not an ocean boat. It would be a fantastic boat in the intracoastal, or tampa bay, etc, but I know I wouldn't take it out on the open seas, except for a calm day. <BR> <BR>I really am not trying to bag on the CSX, as we have seen it has a phenominal wake, just really don't want people getting into bad situations, thinking this boat would be good in big ocean waves. <BR> <BR>It is definately possible to ride behind a good fishing/dive ocean boat such as a Contender, Pursuit, Jupiter, etc, and reasonable wakes can be had with these boats. Probably not as fun to drive pulling a rider, but definately possible. <BR> <BR>Ted, if you are adding to your fleet keep the wakesetter for wakeboarding and get a 32' Contender for fishing and diving, and make sure to invite me a lot. haha

timmy 05-24-2007 11:55 AM

Also, for perspective, most casual boaters with the large center console boats don't go out in 3-4' waves, pretty much only the srious fishermen/divers

dreevs 05-24-2007 6:00 PM

Its funny you said that cuz I am thinking Contender too. I will always have a Wakesetter, just need something for my other hobbies... heading to the Keys right now for a week of diving and fishing - and other things...

fchidsey0144 05-24-2007 6:49 PM

Thanks for all the replys. <BR> <BR>I looked at the CSX today and the msrp is from 80k to 101k depending on the options of course. This is a little over the price range of our budget right now. <BR> <BR>as far as being in 3-4' I would not go out in that weather I was addressing getting in from a dive that had pick up while i was under. <BR> <BR>i am going to look more in to the x45 and csx.

mrm2083 05-24-2007 9:13 PM

i used to have a 21' regulator. It is one of the best center consoles you can buy and actually through out a really good wake. The only problem was holding speed but if u put perfect pass it would be perfect.

timmy 05-24-2007 11:05 PM

Ted, I fish in a Contender a fair bit in Palm Beach, and it is a fantastic boat. Solid as a rock and very well set up.

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