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Old    Darren Yearsley (ralph)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-02-2010, 2:39 AM Reply   
Look what I just saw on Facebook. Notice anything odd?
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Old    Alan Slabaugh (alans)      Join Date: Aug 2005       08-02-2010, 4:08 AM Reply   
21V. Cool. looks good.
Old    Francis Debelo (theanimal)      Join Date: Jun 2010       08-02-2010, 4:24 AM Reply   
That was at the H-Town Showdown this weekend. It was a nice looking boat. I didnt notice anything odd though. It did have 8 JL Audio Tower speakers across the transom that was pretty cool though.
Old    Richard (nauty)      Join Date: Feb 2004       08-02-2010, 5:33 AM Reply   
Why would they beach an inboard? Do Epics not have skegs underneath the boat? I'm sure the motor will enjoy the sediment that will get sucked up through the raw water intake when they start it up.
Old    Nic (_vitty_)      Join Date: Jul 2009       08-02-2010, 5:38 AM Reply   
Yeah that is the new 21v. Pretty much the same as the 23v as far as ballast and everything else goes just a tad shorter for lakes with a 21' restriction. Also runs a PCM EX343 instead of the Merc 8.1.
Old    Jarod Craig (wake26)      Join Date: Mar 2009       08-02-2010, 6:12 AM Reply   
nice boat just can't get over how ugly the front of the boats are.
Old    Francis Debelo (theanimal)      Join Date: Jun 2010       08-02-2010, 6:54 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by nauty View Post
Why would they beach an inboard? Do Epics not have skegs underneath the boat? I'm sure the motor will enjoy the sediment that will get sucked up through the raw water intake when they start it up.
Actually they had a SAN230 beached right on the other side of that little dock and later on in the day they beached a Supra and a Centurion in the same spots.
I kinda wondered the same thing though. I couldnt believe they ran those nice new boats all on the sand.
Old    Greg S (roomservice)      Join Date: Dec 2006       08-02-2010, 7:01 AM Reply   
nah dont worry about the beach part. that shoreline was so steep the water got about waist deep at the rear of the tower and theres no under the boat business until after that.
This was at M2's lake on the east side of Houston, great place to hold a tournament and for training

Last edited by roomservice; 08-02-2010 at 7:07 AM. Reason: add some kudos
Old    Alan Slabaugh (alans)      Join Date: Aug 2005       08-02-2010, 7:15 AM Reply   
Nothing wrong with beaching an inboard, just make sure that you check the water depth before hand and make sure there are no rocks in the sand.
Old    Chris (rio_sanger)      Join Date: Apr 2007       08-02-2010, 7:28 AM Reply   
Very common to see beached boats along the Colorado River. I've done it for dozens of years, with no problems. Just make sure to push off, so the intake is in water, not the sand before starting up...
Old    Fred (olmoomba)      Join Date: Apr 2010       08-02-2010, 7:44 AM Reply   
I beach my 23v every weekend. Just check the water depth. We push off, turn the boat around and walk it out to stomach deep, then start the boat and roll out. Beats 2 pointing any day!

That 21V throws a nice wake, it towed the expert division of HTown Showdown in Houston on M2's lake. Those guys were all happy with the wake and hole shot.
Old    ScottRobinson            08-02-2010, 8:23 AM Reply   
I love my 23V. Can't imagine the 21V any different
Old    sperbet            08-02-2010, 8:38 AM Reply   
how much ballast does the 21 have?
Old    justbecause (justbecause)      Join Date: Feb 2009       08-02-2010, 8:45 AM Reply   
i hear the 21v is going to have 3500lbs when they start sending them out... i heard nothing but great things about the wake from the guys that rode behind it in the comp! (it pulled the expert division)
Old    ICE-a (usostyle)      Join Date: Apr 2006       08-02-2010, 11:05 PM Reply   
Our local Epic dealer got a 21v in about a month ago.

A few differences I noticed right off-The 21v doesn't have the in-floor cooler like the 23v's or the full transom audio system.

It is very roomy inside for a 21' and is rated for 14 people like the 23v. I 'believe' the stock ballast is closer to 2,500lbs total. I have not ridin' behind it but have been told by a couple of buddies that demo'd it that the wakeboarding wake is exactly what you would expect from Epic, peaky, clean and lots of pop. As for the surfwake, those same couple of buddies had a hard time getting a good surf wake with the 'stock' ballast, however, they advised me more to come on that. I think I have some pics on my phone, I will check & post if I do.
Old    ICE-a (usostyle)      Join Date: Apr 2006       08-02-2010, 11:13 PM Reply   
Found some pics from my phone, they aren't the best of pics, but you can get somewhat of an idea
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Old    ScottRobinson            08-03-2010, 9:05 AM Reply   
There are lots of differences just in those pics than from my 2011 Epic 23V.

Gauges are different
engine is different
Transom speakers different
Cover Different
Trailer even looks different
Engine lever is much different
Old    McGavin (Shooter)      Join Date: Apr 2010       08-03-2010, 10:21 AM Reply   
Anyone know what a ballpark price for the 21V is? Sick boat!
Old    Preston Price (Preston)      Join Date: Jul 2010       08-03-2010, 12:05 PM Reply   
There are two 21v's on boattrader.com right now listed at 52K. The Rep that had the 21v at the H-town showdown said he thought they would start around 49K and with go up with options, mainly stereo options. He also said they were going to have 3500 lbs of ballast when they start rolling off the line, but the one they had there only had 1200 lbs. I might be getting a pull from it this weekend.
Old    Preston Price (Preston)      Join Date: Jul 2010       08-03-2010, 12:10 PM Reply   
Here is a link to one of them on boattrader.com

http://www.boattrader.com/listing/20...C-21V-97103646

From one of the pics it looks like they might have the pure vert system for the ballast which would be awesome.
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Old    Tim C (lifetimewarranty)      Join Date: Oct 2008       08-03-2010, 12:10 PM Reply   
I am loving this...I'm so glad they are able to expand their product line.
Old    Francis Debelo (theanimal)      Join Date: Jun 2010       08-03-2010, 7:28 PM Reply   
Here are a couple more pics of the first boat.


Old    Killer52 (killer52)      Join Date: Aug 2009       08-04-2010, 6:46 PM Reply   
boat = awesome
dash = crap
Old    Eric Robinson (Wow)      Join Date: Aug 2010       08-06-2010, 10:50 PM Reply   
Scott,
Can you post some pics of your 2011 Epic 23V? I have a 2007 and love it. I know there were some changes from 2007 to 2008, but haven't seen anything significant since 08/09ish.
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       08-10-2010, 8:06 AM Reply   
Yes epic is working on a new ballast system, from what I have heard, it is going to be very nice!!
Old    ScottRobinson            08-10-2010, 8:31 AM Reply   
I will post some pics tonight...have them at home computer. 2011 models are very similiar to 2009. Minor differences. I LOVE MY 23V !!
Old    Alan Slabaugh (alans)      Join Date: Aug 2005       08-10-2010, 8:42 AM Reply   
In the picture of the dash, you can see the Pure Vert Switches on the right of the steering wheel. Same ones that are in the MB. Light turns on when gates are open.

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