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drilldaddy78 06-06-2008 11:06 PM

Im making my jump from I/O to inboard monday. Can anyone give me tips on the difference of operating a real boat vs an i.o. Also, whats the opinion of the masses on the v230?

justcoz5 06-07-2008 12:33 PM

You cannot steer in reverse, you naturally pull to one side depending on what way your prop spins. <BR> <BR>The I don't know about the v230 but most wake boats sit lower than i/os so you have to watch about taking rollers over the nose. If you don't power turn to pick up your rider than you should be alright. <BR> <BR>I have a V215 and love it. You are going to find a bunch of supporters of Sangers on here.

jetskiprosx 06-07-2008 3:20 PM

We have about 8 hours on our new v230 and we are loving it! For an inboard it sits pretty high in the water. It's a large boat so it will take a lot to sink it. We pulled out our hard tanks and put Fly High 750's in the rear. It has a very solid feel and smooth ride, handles well for a large v-drive, and a pretty decent hole shot. <BR> <BR>Ours sits pretty high on the trailer and with the tower folded down still won't fit in the garage. Other then that, the only other thing I don't like about it is the lack of elastic netting to hold small things such as sun screen, binding lube, etc...It's not a big deal, but something our old boat had plenty of. I will probably just add some in later this season.

drilldaddy78 06-08-2008 11:10 AM

Thanks for the input guys. Ive read a lot of positive about the sangers. tThats why I chose that brand. <BR>Matinence wise, Is there a lot more with an inboard that I need to check on a regular basis?

h20jnky 06-08-2008 11:20 AM

maintenance schedule should be the same for most boats just different parts: <BR> <BR>-oil/filter every 30-50 hrs after break in <BR>-impellar every 100 hrs <BR>-tranny fluids every 100 hrs <BR>-wash/wax regualar intervals <BR>-grease trailer bearings/hubs at oil change <BR>-keep an eye on tower bolts and other important bolts that may need to be tightened occassionally. <BR>-oil platform (if teak) to keep up with fade and water protection <BR>-winterize accordingly <BR>-keep an eye on belts, hoses and bilge for signs of wear or excessive water/oil buildup <BR> <BR>probably a lot more that i am forgetting but nice that you can save a lot of money and perform all of that maintenance yourself.. <BR> <BR>congrats!

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