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Old    Jim Moran (epicx)      Join Date: Jul 2009       11-12-2009, 9:14 AM Reply   
Lets see the best option you have on your boat. Whether it is custom or factory we want pictures.
Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       11-12-2009, 9:17 AM Reply   
It's not on my boat but I think the best custom added option is the keg in the rear vdrive compartment. It is in Robert Mitchell's VLX I think. He has a tap sticking out of the back of his boat. Awesome.
Old    Ian Brown (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       11-12-2009, 9:23 AM Reply   
Speed Control.
Old    Shredtastic (seth)      Join Date: Sep 2002       11-12-2009, 9:30 AM Reply   
3000lbs of ballast at the flip of three switches!!
Old    8tens (Ben Kerran) (rukie)      Join Date: Jan 2006       11-12-2009, 9:30 AM Reply   
The 500+ pounds in my front ballast tanks

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Old    Cal (phenom_1819)      Join Date: Jan 2008       11-12-2009, 9:33 AM Reply   
My wife and her girlies... :-)
Old    Cody (loudontn)      Join Date: Feb 2005       11-12-2009, 9:36 AM Reply   
Aside from the standard stuff (PP, ballast, swim step, etc), I like the riders locker on the back of my sunpad where I store my ropes. I like the storage shelves in the rear facing seat behind the driver too.
Old    Brit Rider (brit_rider)      Join Date: May 2004       11-12-2009, 10:45 AM Reply   
Heater! One came on my boat in 2005, now I'd never have a boat without one :-)
Old    Brad Chesley (bchesley)      Join Date: Apr 2001       11-12-2009, 10:51 AM Reply   
Its a toss up between the 2500lbs of ballast in under 10 minutes or my wetsounds system.
Old    Hate N Pain (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       11-12-2009, 11:58 AM Reply   
The yssup magnet
Old    Psyclone (cyclonecj)      Join Date: Jul 2001       11-12-2009, 12:25 PM Reply   
4.0 litre lexus engine that uses 2-3 GPH at wakeboarding speeds on a 22ft Vdrive with full ballast.
Old    murrayair            11-12-2009, 12:55 PM Reply   
Definitely the shower. There is nothing I would trade for having an onboard shower on a cold day. Makes riding well into the winter months possible.
Old    00wakesetter            11-12-2009, 1:04 PM Reply   
heater
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       11-12-2009, 1:26 PM Reply   
The 4200lb stock ballast system and the heater.
Old    M-Dizzle (liquidmx)      Join Date: Jun 2005       11-12-2009, 2:06 PM Reply   
My good job horn.
Old    Joe Sellhausen (joesell)      Join Date: Apr 2001       11-12-2009, 2:19 PM Reply   
The 8.1 liter engine, and the twin rudders. It makes my boat jump out of the hole with the stock #4000, and still turn on a dime.

Heaters are pretty nice too!

(Message edited by joesell on November 12, 2009)
Old    Matt (pierce_bronkite)      Join Date: Jul 2003       11-12-2009, 2:49 PM Reply   
Probably the WS420. Nothing like getting on the mic and yelling at someone or just having some fun with it.
Old    Michael Hunter (mhunter)      Join Date: Mar 2008       11-12-2009, 2:58 PM Reply   
#1 Zero off speed control #2 heater especially after this summer.
Old    Brian Penosa (bpenosa1)      Join Date: Jul 2008       11-12-2009, 3:58 PM Reply   
The pink slip thats (finally) in my name. No more payments its probably the best option.
Old    "G" (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       11-12-2009, 4:30 PM Reply   
It's hard to say 4 W7 12's seem to always get me in a party mood.
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I do however like lighting up the water
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Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       11-12-2009, 4:34 PM Reply   
That is awesome Grant.
Old    "G" (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       11-12-2009, 4:41 PM Reply   
But then again what good are all these sub's and or lights if you cant power them so Ill say my Balmar 210 amp alternator
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Old    supraguy            11-12-2009, 5:09 PM Reply   
speed control and the 3500 in ballast, and wake plate
Old    Murphy Smith (murphy_smith)      Join Date: Dec 2005       11-12-2009, 6:13 PM Reply   
My wiener is bigger than your wiener

The coolest option about my boat is that it's paid for!!!
Old    "G" (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       11-12-2009, 6:36 PM Reply   
I guess with all that power being made you need to keep track of it so guess I would say my Xantrex Link 10 Battery gauge.
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Old    Ken Land (bulletlines)      Join Date: Apr 2005       11-12-2009, 7:09 PM Reply   
Best option is speed control, and a stereo is close 2nd.
Old    Tom (laptom)      Join Date: Apr 2002       11-13-2009, 3:34 AM Reply   
The best option is that our ZR-6 engine is converted to propane. It's running so smooth, cheap and better for environment on propane (LPG)!
Old    Ted Dreaver (dreevs)      Join Date: Jul 2002       11-13-2009, 5:43 AM Reply   
Hold on - Tom, did you just say your boat runs on propane? Wow - maybe Ive been under a rock, but that sounds pretty cool. In your Nautique? Did you do it yourself?
Old    Brit Rider (brit_rider)      Join Date: May 2004       11-13-2009, 5:59 AM Reply   
Ted - Its been done for years. Probably 30% of the ski/wakeboard boats in the UK run this setup.

You lose a little horsepower but gain massive cost savings in running compared to Gasoline/Petrol.
Old    Michael Hunter (mhunter)      Join Date: Mar 2008       11-13-2009, 6:22 AM Reply   
Ted
Where do they put the LP tanks on a boat.Can you give more info and pics of your setup?
Old    Brit Rider (brit_rider)      Join Date: May 2004       11-13-2009, 6:41 AM Reply   
They put them in the V-Drive lockers generally but there's a few options.
Old    D C (dirwoody)      Join Date: Apr 2003       11-13-2009, 7:15 AM Reply   
Def want more info on the LP!
Old    Ted Dreaver (dreevs)      Join Date: Jul 2002       11-13-2009, 8:31 AM Reply   
Why in the VDrive lockers? Seems there would be more space if you dont need the traditional gas tank.
I want this option! I would sacrifice some horsepower for huge cost savings - I say learn to get out of the water properly on your board and you shouldnt require a middle eastern country's worth of gas to get you out of the water... anyway:
Can I see it? Can someone post a pic? Brit - are you saying the manufactureres (bu, MC, Nauti..)offer this option in Europe? Or its an aftermarket add?
Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       11-13-2009, 8:33 AM Reply   
How much is Propane? It isn't cheaper than gas in the US is it? Does LP burn far less fuel than using gas?
Old    Newty (newty)      Join Date: May 2005       11-13-2009, 9:41 AM Reply   
As far as I know Propane is far cheaper in the UK/Europe. Here it is a little cheaper than gas but from what I remember two 25 gallon tanks will only last 3-4 hours. Then you run into trying to find places to fill up all the time. Again I believe propane fill stations are far more common in the UK and Europe.
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       11-13-2009, 9:49 AM Reply   
It's a tough call. Yesterday I installed my new Wet Sounds Syn 2 amp, WS-420 EQ and Pro 60 tower speakers. You should have heard me in the garage barking commands to my imaginary rider through the microphone!! I think that's going to go down as my "sweetest option."

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Of course, the swim deck pad is going to be a close second...

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Old    Paul (psudy)      Join Date: Dec 2003       11-13-2009, 9:51 AM Reply   
^ Do you sell those?
Old    Tom (laptom)      Join Date: Apr 2002       11-13-2009, 10:06 AM Reply   
Nice swimdeck David!

Yes, our Nautique 230 (and our 210 in my profile) is running on propane. It's quite common in the UK, Germany, Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands. You can do it yourself, it's quite easy to do it. You just need to go to a specialist to tune it right and to get it approved for the insurance (we don't want any trouble with a fuel system).
We use plastic light weight tanks (refilleble) for it. Can get 6 gallons in it and run a little bit over an hour with a single tank. We can get 6 of them in our V-drive locker with room to spare. The original Petrol fuel system remains 100% original. We can choose between Petrol or LPG with a flip of a single switch.
LPG is much easier to fill in the Netherlands for boats (when your boat stays in the harbour like ours). Every petrol station for cars you can refuel these tanks, or there are specialists companies where you can exchange your tank for a full one.
I'll make some pictures of the system and the tanks.
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       11-13-2009, 11:36 AM Reply   
No, SeaDek custom made that for us, but you can get one done of your own by going to www.seadek.com.
Old    Paul (psudy)      Join Date: Dec 2003       11-13-2009, 12:43 PM Reply   
Lol, when I fist started reading that, I thought you were calling me a name!
Old    Tim C (lifetimewarranty)      Join Date: Oct 2008       11-13-2009, 2:07 PM Reply   
Thanks for the link...Swimdeck (I mean David!)

I've been wanting a nice big new platform for mine.
Old    Ben Holman (riverside)      Join Date: Mar 2002       11-13-2009, 2:13 PM Reply   
Hey Laptom,..you are 100% right!It is so common that i forgot it,...I couldn,t enjoy boating as much as we do now without the lpg set.

The LPG set on my LY6
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Old    Ben Holman (riverside)      Join Date: Mar 2002       11-13-2009, 2:39 PM Reply   
P.s brit rider.
The new sequential direct injection systems can be fine-tuned with software and there is no powerloss what so ever if done correctly.
Start up on gas and once the engine reaches operating temps the system automaticly changes to lpg.
Here is a pic of the tanks...2 tanks in each v drive locker makes a total of 4 tanks.132 ltr or 35 gallon.Upload
Old    MOX (uofamox)      Join Date: Feb 2007       11-13-2009, 2:45 PM Reply   
PP is must have and so is the ws420 but my friends all the the stripper poleUpload
Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       11-13-2009, 2:50 PM Reply   
We have a winner.

Thread done.
Old    Dave (bcrider)      Join Date: Apr 2006       11-13-2009, 3:21 PM Reply   
mmmmmmmm bun.
Old    Robert Mitchell (2006maliblue)      Join Date: Mar 2009       11-13-2009, 3:30 PM Reply   
Well, best options? hmmm....

Could be the stereo?

speakers

Could be the lights?

lights

Perhaps the beer?

beer

Maybe even the stripper pole?

stripper pole

Nah it'd have to be the girls!

girls

and of course everybody loves looking at girls!

people watching
Old    8tens (Ben Kerran) (rukie)      Join Date: Jan 2006       11-13-2009, 4:57 PM Reply   
Mr. Mitchell hands down. Mox with an honorable mention.
Old    Brit Rider (brit_rider)      Join Date: May 2004       11-14-2009, 4:25 AM Reply   
Riverside - That's awesome, I wasn't aware of the advances.

Same power on LPG makes LPG the clear winner in what fuel to go with....
Old    Tony (supraride)      Join Date: Jun 2007       11-14-2009, 8:26 AM Reply   
Robert wins again. MOX place second.
Old    pete c (saceone)      Join Date: Jan 2009       11-26-2009, 7:37 PM Reply   
+1 for girlies.
Old    John Bauer (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       11-26-2009, 11:17 PM Reply   
Best option: Hershey's Syrup and Peppermint Schnapps!

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