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Old    SJ (jixxxer)      Join Date: Apr 2006       02-28-2008, 7:45 AM Reply   
I know not everyone here has inboards(wakeboats), (I wish I did, but I don't) so lets show some pride for the inboard/outboards!
Old    Lou Ferraro (ferral)      Join Date: Sep 2007       02-28-2008, 8:14 AM Reply   
Before and after my new tower:

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Old    SJ (jixxxer)      Join Date: Apr 2006       02-28-2008, 8:15 AM Reply   
Sweet boat!
Old    Jesse Scheel (j_money)      Join Date: May 2006       02-28-2008, 8:19 AM Reply   
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Old    MM (wakechica)      Join Date: Jul 2007       02-28-2008, 8:22 AM Reply   
I have a 1988 Wellcraft 18' with a V-8 that was given to me but I am having to re-do the interior including puting a new floor in it. I will post some pics as soon as i get them re-sized.
Old    matt rawl (chriscraftwake)      Join Date: Mar 2007       02-28-2008, 8:30 AM Reply   
Here is my old 1995 Chris Craft !
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Old    MM (wakechica)      Join Date: Jul 2007       02-28-2008, 8:36 AM Reply   
Here are my pics,This is before I even washed it. It had been sitting up for a year outside. since these pics have been taken I have done some serious waxing and the boat is back to a shiny dark blue, and the floor is currently torn out of it.Upload
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Old    Jesse Johnston (watersnake)      Join Date: Jul 2006       02-28-2008, 8:47 AM Reply   
WakeChica, you have some work to do, but you mention someone gave the boat to you? That's pretty cool. No doubt you will be proud of it once you get done, and its on the water.

Have fun with it!
Old    Ben Wilshusen (hyperboarder05)      Join Date: Jan 2008       02-28-2008, 9:00 AM Reply   
i've got an 85' Welcraft that i've kept up really well. and i'm building a pylon for it over my spring break so i have it ready to go for the summer. i will post up some pics when i get back home from classes and resize them.
Old    MM (wakechica)      Join Date: Jul 2007       02-28-2008, 9:03 AM Reply   
Yea my boyfriend called one of his dad's friend and asked him if he wanted to sell the boat b/c he knew the guy hadn't used it in over a year so we were hoping he wanted to sell it. So when he called him the guy told us to just go get the boat, and he asked him well how much do you want for the boat, and the guy said I don't want anything for it just go get it and use it. so thats what we did. We figured since it was given to us we could afford to put some money into it.
Old     (fatsac)      Join Date: Jun 2004       02-28-2008, 9:11 AM Reply   
On a galvanized trailer too! Looks like a great deal for you guys.
Old    MM (wakechica)      Join Date: Jul 2007       02-28-2008, 9:31 AM Reply   
Yea we were pretty excited about it. It was even better when we hooked everything up and it cranked up on the third try! Especially since it hadn't ran in about a year. I know someone who does a lot of welding and builds fishing towers for offshore boats so He's going to build me a tower for cheap.
Old    Dave (bcrider)      Join Date: Apr 2006       02-28-2008, 10:36 AM Reply   
There is nothing wrong with In/Out boards. Before my family upgraded to a Tourny boat we had a 19' Calais. It had such a deep haul and would throw monster ass wakes that could easily rival a wake boat. The only problem was it was way to hard on the motor to have the boat loaded and only going 24MPH.

Make the most of what ya got.
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       02-28-2008, 1:50 PM Reply   
wakechica,

nice find! Hope everythings is mechanically sound, you guys should have a fun summer!

I wanted to point something out on your trailer: it has rollers instead of carpet covered wood bunks. Be careful launching it, as it may roll off the trailer on a steep ramp! no bueno for your fist launch.

anyway, you'll have something to be proud of when you're done! have fun
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       02-28-2008, 1:50 PM Reply   
your FIRST launch, that is.
Old    Is it summer yet? (trentj6930)      Join Date: Oct 2007       02-28-2008, 2:22 PM Reply   
Here is our Mariah that is being replace by the VTX.UploadUpload
Old    SJ (jixxxer)      Join Date: Apr 2006       02-28-2008, 2:31 PM Reply   
^^^^^^^^^^ You lucky sob!
Old    Craig Cox (wakedoctor)      Join Date: Dec 2004       02-28-2008, 2:40 PM Reply   
I actually spent a lot of time in an old wellcraft like MM (wakechica)'s
Old    Jay (jay_g)      Join Date: Apr 2006       02-28-2008, 2:45 PM Reply   
I sold my IO last week---It was a great first boat. 12 gallons of gas would get you through the entire weekend

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Old    Is it summer yet? (trentj6930)      Join Date: Oct 2007       02-28-2008, 2:47 PM Reply   
Shannon are you talking to me!

Old    Timmy! (timmyb)      Join Date: Apr 2007       02-28-2008, 2:55 PM Reply   
My '04 Rinker 192 Captiva - it was a great 1st boat!!!
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Old    SJ (jixxxer)      Join Date: Apr 2006       02-28-2008, 3:00 PM Reply   
Were alot of u guys like me and bought an i/o just for family fun and something to do; and then got bit by the wakeboard bug??
Old    Jay (jay_g)      Join Date: Apr 2006       02-28-2008, 3:02 PM Reply   
You hit the nail on the head Shannon
Old    Is it summer yet? (trentj6930)      Join Date: Oct 2007       02-28-2008, 3:10 PM Reply   
That and the fact that we have had 2 summers of engine issues. We would have been farther ahead to bite the bullet a couple of years ago and buy the Malibu. Instead I went the "cheap" route and tried getting more power out of the 4.3l Mercruiser.
Old    Aaron (alindquist)      Join Date: Mar 2004       02-28-2008, 3:32 PM Reply   
I love my IO and don't have any plans on switching to a v-drive... Unless I can find a smoken deal on an X-80 with twins...
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Old    michael z (absoluteboarder)      Join Date: Aug 2002       02-28-2008, 3:57 PM Reply   
before midnight........................


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I am keeping the pumpkin though....its been good to us and makes a great second.....originally it was bought for fishing and family....now wakeboarding has taken over!!
Old    Lou Ferraro (ferral)      Join Date: Sep 2007       02-28-2008, 4:24 PM Reply   
Shannon, for me, that's exactly it. I had never even thought of wakeboarding when I first started shopping for my boat a year ago. Boating was something I had wanted to do for years, it just wasn't feasible.

About halfway through the season, a friend introduced me to wakeboarding, and I've been hooked ever since. If I were starting over now, I'd probably look harder at finding a way to pay for a tourney boat. On the other hand, I love my IO and it will probably be plenty for my riding skills for a few years.
Old    Chasin7 T (chaser)      Join Date: Sep 2006       02-28-2008, 6:08 PM Reply   
aaron, nice clean looking boat. Like the red board racks.
Old    Brandon Key (souperfly)      Join Date: Apr 2006       02-29-2008, 7:33 AM Reply   
The Old 91 Chaparral 2001 (350 mag w/5blade SS prop:


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And the new... Buying a VTX this year though!

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Old    steven strayhorn (sks625)      Join Date: Sep 2007       02-29-2008, 8:07 AM Reply   
Jay (Jay_g)

Is that a monster tower on that 18 ft Bayliner. If so, did you install? How Hard was it? or What did it cost for dealer install? Is it sturdy and worth it. I am looking to sell my Chaparral and get an Outback like you just did. Should I install a tower and try to get a couple more seasons out of mine. I'm not quite ready to drop 38g's right now and a higher payment but I really want a wake board boat. Any suggestions?
Old    Jay (jay_g)      Join Date: Apr 2006       02-29-2008, 3:29 PM Reply   
Steve

Yes its a Monster Tower---I intstalled it in about 4 hours by myself. If you have two people you could do it in 2 hours. Its real sturdy and looks great. Honestly in my boat the tower didnt make that much more of a difference except for keeping the boards out of the boat. A good rope makes more difference than a tower
Old    Brett Hileman (bhileman)      Join Date: Apr 2005       02-29-2008, 4:54 PM Reply   
I like how this topic turned into : Post the pictures on the I/O you used to have and the inboard you now have.
Old    hugo javier salcedo gomez (hugo_salcedo)      Join Date: Mar 2007       02-29-2008, 5:07 PM Reply   
my old chapala 77 with 175hp mercury

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my new supra 04

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Old    David Hartwig (big_wave)      Join Date: Jul 2007       02-29-2008, 5:34 PM Reply   
UploadThe new
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Now I have two, can" seem to part with the old
Old    jimmy (reachjims)      Join Date: Aug 2007       02-29-2008, 6:47 PM Reply   
aaron (alindquist) you nailed i will get a bigger boat down the road but i will always have an i/o especially ridding in the river here in FL. this is my bayliner 175, joystick tower 600# sac in locker 250# side sac in bow 250# side sac against motor cover, and a 19 pitch hi-five prop. Upload
Old    Ryan O'Grady (rcogrady)      Join Date: Jan 2008       03-13-2008, 9:27 AM Reply   
My old boat was a 18.5 bayliner with an outboard and an amateur made pylon. this is my new boat and I love it. I have two skylon racks going up and am going to get some wet sounds 80's. I am very proud of this boat.Upload
Old    Brad (bstphen24)      Join Date: Apr 2006       03-13-2008, 9:44 AM Reply   
My pride and joy is in my profile. One of the most recognizable boats at the lake.
Old    Ryan O'Grady (rcogrady)      Join Date: Jan 2008       03-13-2008, 9:53 AM Reply   
bstphen, that is awesome, better than my first boat. Love the custom tower. Looks like you're doing pretty good to have that and be in school.
Old    RJ (wakedv)      Join Date: May 2007       03-13-2008, 11:50 AM Reply   
2004 Campion Allante
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Old    Michael Israel (izzy)      Join Date: Apr 2007       03-13-2008, 11:52 AM Reply   
My first/current boat. My 18' Larson has been great, but I will up-grade if I get promoted.

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Old    Brad (bstphen24)      Join Date: Apr 2006       03-13-2008, 2:28 PM Reply   
My dad bought it new in '84, and when I was in high school made a deal with me. If I took care of it (changed the oil, waxed it, ect.) he would give it to me when I turned 18. So I really kind of inherited it. Now that I'm at school he gets to use it more than I do.
Old    Kenneth (longhornfan)      Join Date: Oct 2005       03-13-2008, 3:28 PM Reply   
bstephen. I was a preloader for damn near a year. Good job to have while you're going to school but damn wakin' up at three o'clock gets old doesn't it. Back pain does too.
Old    Brandon H. (slowjet)      Join Date: Aug 2007       03-13-2008, 4:02 PM Reply   
Here's mine, baby on the way so the SeaRay has to last one more summer. First one was when I bought it. Then with the tower. Tower speakers and board racks in the next month. Picture of the wake on my profile. (tube in second picture was for my son, and was later in the day, just wanted to clarify)

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Old    Brett Kroeze (brttkrz)      Join Date: Aug 2005       03-13-2008, 5:03 PM Reply   
88 bayliner with homemade tower, i really want to upgradeUpload
Old    Joseph Puckett (jpuckett)      Join Date: Apr 2005       03-13-2008, 6:41 PM Reply   
When it's all said and done it's about having fun on the water with friends and family! You will make great memories that will be talked about for years to come.
Old    Kirk Johnson (kirkusarilious)      Join Date: May 2006       03-13-2008, 6:52 PM Reply   
RJ

Is your second picture taken on Priest Lake in N. Idaho? It looks like the same bay I ride in when we're up there. I love that lake.
The old boat:
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(yeah, we got out on the glass...)
And the new boat:
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(I wish it would stop snowing....)
Old    Boardingitup.com (wakeboard19)      Join Date: Apr 2005       03-13-2008, 8:20 PM Reply   
love seeing upgrades. I remember when we went from the regal to our first wakesetter. awesome feeling
Old    Greg McNeill (greg2)      Join Date: May 2002       03-13-2008, 8:42 PM Reply   
Kirk, what lakes do you hit in the NW? I think I've seen your old boat around.
Old    RJ (wakedv)      Join Date: May 2007       03-13-2008, 9:40 PM Reply   
Kirk, that picture is taken on Shuswap Lake in British Columbia, summer paradise! Nice Tige
Old    Raymond Foster (burban89)      Join Date: Nov 2006       03-14-2008, 6:08 AM Reply   
Well I may have went a different direction. I started with a newer I/O and went to an older Inboard. No matter what ths summer is going to be sweet with the SN2001. 2002 Bayliner 195 sport, bigair tower Upload
New to me 84 SN2001 almost ready to go. Hopefully first wakeboarding trip with her this weekend. Upload

I love the water when i wake up and see this
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Old    Ryan O'Grady (rcogrady)      Join Date: Jan 2008       03-14-2008, 7:17 AM Reply   
It's good to see all these posts with people making the best with what they have. Also the sweet upgrades, it gives me something to look forward to. Before this thread I thought everybody on this site had a Mastercraft, Malibu, Tige, or Wakesetter. I'm just happy to have a boat and wakeboard. It looks like I'm not alone.
Old    Adam (bellada1)      Join Date: Jan 2007       03-14-2008, 10:07 AM Reply   
1995 Four Winns Horizon 190, 302 V8, 4 Blade prop. 700lbs. sack and add some friends, throws a decent wake. I certainly have my share fair of fun. Certainly nothing compared to the real wakeboats though.

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Old    Andy Werfeli (kolibri)      Join Date: Sep 2002       03-14-2008, 2:54 PM Reply   
Small can be beautiful?
Great on wakeskating, much bigger wake than any cable, 41 knots fast, 2.5 gallon per hour wakeboarding with 500 pounds of fat sac ballast and 37 miles per gallon towing... isn't that a record?

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Old    Wes Fischer (wesley_is_wake)      Join Date: Jun 2007       03-14-2008, 3:06 PM Reply   
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This was taken with my phone. It's a good boat, But I really wish it had a tower.
Old    Kirk Johnson (kirkusarilious)      Join Date: May 2006       03-15-2008, 8:59 AM Reply   
Greg
We usually stick to Hayden and Coeur d Alene lakes. We also spend a good amount of time on Priest, Twin and Spirit lake.
I had a slip on Hayden last year, but thought the lake was getting a bit too crowded to bother with the slip again. Even getting on the water at 6:00 in the morning, you were waiting in line for calm water.

I really want to get onto some of the other lakes in Washington. - It sounds like they warm up a bit earlier than my local lakes.
Old    Patrick Steed (steedracer)      Join Date: Jul 2007       03-15-2008, 10:32 AM Reply   
The old Maxum that got us into all this...
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The trade-up (Love her!)
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...What will the next one look like??? (probably not this year...but definitely next!!)
Old    Nate (norcalmalibu)      Join Date: Jun 2004       03-15-2008, 12:48 PM Reply   
what model centurion is that? I've noticed that a lot of centurions have wake wash out due to how big the angle of the V is on the boat?
Old    Patrick Steed (steedracer)      Join Date: Jul 2007       03-15-2008, 9:40 PM Reply   
Nate, that is an '04 Enzo SV230 (the first year made). The wake is awesome. I've been on malibu's, Tige's, and Mastercrafts. My wake is right up there with the best of them. For boarding most people compare it to an x-star, meaning meaty and rampy, and wide (not as peaky as the Nautiques, though I understand that the Avalanche/Typhoons are peakier and less rampy than an Enzo. For surfing...well, Enzo's are known to be some of the best (pull the wakesurfing championships every year). I've not ridden on many other models of Centurions, so I can't say for sure. I seem to have read that older, smaller Centurion's may have their limits as to how much wake you can get out of them, but the Avy's and Enzo's...load'em up!!! Go check them out at www.centurionboats.com .
Old    Twitch Hambling (themxercr85)      Join Date: Jul 2007       03-16-2008, 1:14 AM Reply   
Donzi x18 and 07 xstar
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Old    Ken W (kenteck)      Join Date: Jan 2005       03-16-2008, 9:55 AM Reply   
1989 Bayliner:
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Upgraded to 06 outback V:
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