Hey guys, here is the story...
I grew up going to the river with the family, ski/knee/tube/wake behind a jet boat and an I/O.
I am now looking at buying a used boat for myself and would like to stay around or under $10K.
The people that I have talked to so far have tried to steer me towards direct drive boats (MasterCraft, etc..). I am a newbie wakeboarder and don't need a perfect wake or anything like that. I don't know much (other than what I've read) about the different drive types and their specific differences, but I don't remember ever having a problem getting yanked out of the water and holding steady speeds in jet boats, i/o, and outboard boats.
I see pretty nice looking boats ready to go for around 6-7 grand, but I don't know much about the brands, which motors have a good history for running a long time, resale value, maintenance, etc...
So what do you guys think? With the money I've got to spend, what is my best bet?
Thanks in advance!
(Message edited by gvb on May 09, 2003)