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tking 10-21-2007 12:29 PM

I currently own a 94 Nautique direct drive and I'm trying to research for a future upgrade. I will be looking at used boats between $25,000 - $35,000. Please post recommendations for the best wake at the best value...interested in detailed descriptions/comparisons of wake size and shape. I will most likely look at Nautique, Mastercraft, and Malibu

shesfearless 10-21-2007 12:34 PM

Hey Tom - I'm in the middle-end of boat shopping myself - my 0.02 is to get some pics as well - descriptions are very helpful, but like they say, a picture is worth.... I'd offer some, but since I don't have a boat (yet), it'll have to wait. ;)

blake_hughes 10-21-2007 12:51 PM

Look at the Mastercraft X-2, or the older X-Star... They're the same boat. You should be able to find one of those within your budget. <BR> <BR>In my opinion... They make great wakes, with a really good transition. <BR> <BR>Good luck... I think any of those 3 will be good choices.

sidekicknicholas 10-21-2007 1:16 PM

CC Nautique 210 (superair/supersport) -- Really steep wake, straight up pop -- def. in range <BR> <BR>MC - old x-stars/x-2's/x-1's..... <BR><a href="http://www.redlinewatersports.com/pre_owned_detail.asp?sid=03596918X10K21K2007J3I14I 58JPMQ2838R0&amp;veh=656254" target="_blank">http://www.redlinewatersports.com/pre_owned_detail.asp?sid=03596918X10K21K2007J3I14I 58JPMQ2838R0&amp;veh=656254</a> <BR> <BR>an 03' X-2, 70 hrs. for 33k, for that price it is hard to beat

sidekicknicholas 10-21-2007 1:18 PM

they also have an 05' Mobius XLV...huge boat, huge wake... for 35k.... might be worth a look

brettw 10-21-2007 2:39 PM

Where are you? Check Boat trader and craigslist. Here's one in San Diego, although I haven't checked nada to see if it's a great deal or not. Great boat, though. I wish I had room in my garage. <BR> <BR><a href="http://sandiego.craigslist.org/boa/452100573.html" target="_blank">http://sandiego.craigslist.org/boa/452100573.html</a>

ronnyboy27 10-21-2007 6:55 PM

I would go witht the current X1 hull. Used to be the X2 and before that the Xstar. I used to have one and think that it has one of the best wakes available. The price will fit your budget nicely.

icedog10 10-21-2007 8:07 PM

That 03 X2 has 765 hours not 70. I looked at that boat in person and it is clean, but 765 hours in 4 years with about 5 months of boating in a season. How much more can that engine have left

deltawake 10-21-2007 8:17 PM

"How much more can that engine have left" You've got to be kidding - Right? If the maintenance has been done and the boat has been well cared for, 765 hours aren't a factor, and the price is right.

tking 10-22-2007 6:18 PM

so far, I have heard mostly MC X1, X2, or older Xstar. I have bummed a ride behind a MC 205 that had a huge wake with ballast. I have also noticed more of a selection of MC in my price range. I'm trying to look in IL or WI. <BR> <BR>Anybody have more opinions for Nautiques or Malibu?

05mobiuslsv 10-22-2007 6:29 PM

You'll be able to find a older SAN or a VLX in that price range, especially in the coming months. Both wakes are solid.

madvlin 10-22-2007 6:49 PM

WATERSKI ONLINE Has an awsome wake review for each boat

sidekicknicholas 10-22-2007 7:03 PM

this wake is from our 95' supersport - 2 people in the boat - 800 in rear lockers - 600 in bow <BR>23 mph <BR>the boat is awesome because it doesn't take a ton of weight to make it huge, we can add another 600 lbs in the ski locker but it isn't really even needed... we paid 18k for the boat w/ only 200 hrs, then after tower, speakers, and ballast we are at around 20k <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/513464.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/513465.jpg" alt="Upload">

johnsvt 10-22-2007 7:39 PM

Picture taken on a rough day 06 Vride/Old VLX <BR>2200 lbs total ballast, 3adults, no wedge <BR>rider is 80' and 23.5 mph <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/513489.jpg" alt="Upload">

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