Long time lurker, finally signed up. Love the Lon and RyansXstar stories! I pray I get to meet them one day...they are LEGENDS!
Anyhoo, I currently have a 2001 Centurion Concourse, 23'. Love the surf wake...with 1500lbs (ish) of ballast on the port side. I do crap bricks since at that point the water is at the rub rail. If I'm driving, I'm not worried. What concerns me is when I'm NOT driving. Now that I'm a family man, it is a major concern.
I've been reading a lot and think I have it narrowed down to:
2005-2007 Enzo 230
2005+ Bu Wakesetter
2005+ Tige 23V or 24V
NO VISIBLE BAGS
Awesome surf wake
MAXIMUM freeboard when loaded with surf setup
$40,000 or less
Surfing 80%, wakeboarding 20% (maybe less). Mainly port side, but there will be some darksiders at some point, I'm sure. I'd like to have something decent on both sides. I don't need the most macked out wake so I don't have to slam the boat if I don't have to. That will obviously help with freeboard. I guess the short way of saying it is the most wake with the least (aftermarket) ballast. Bells and whistles are neat but I think I'm a pretty conservative guy when it comes to that (though I do appreciate it), so I really don't care about the bling.
I love the V226 but it's a bit out of my price range.