Ok, I know many of you are curious about this boat. First off, Chuck
(the company owner) was awesome. He was happily asking everyone to
critique the boat and offer any input on how to improve the wave.
The boat looks absolutely awesome - very sleek, great paint job,
super close attention to finish out details, the finish out reminded
me of a Mastercraft.
I am not sure what happened day one of the event with this boat, but I
know Chuck was very frustrated and most of the riders were
underwhelmed with the wave. Then day 2 came and Chuck got the team 3
wave masters on board along with Derek who just happened to bring 3
500 to 750 pound fatsacs! We properly slammed the light aluminum boat
and were able to generate an awesome wave comparable to the best boats
at the event! The only minor problem was the rear seat on the boats
transom was at the waterline and wasn't sealed up so we had some water
ingress... Well we had alot of ingress... As I was surfing the now
awesome wave all the sudden we lost speed realizing the motor had gone
into "limp" safety mode. A bilge inspection found a wet engine so we tossed the tsunami pumps in there and pumped out a few hundred gallons. Chuck was joking around calling it the new dynamic open ballast system. After the sinking was averted the engine revived and we started surfing our asses off with breaks between surfers to tsunami pump the bilge!
When we were done we had proved that like so many boats out there it boils down to proper weighting to get the most out of the boat. Chuck was super pumped and very excited to go back to his shop and seal the rear seat and plumb in even more hard tanks. He said that he had learned more about surf waves and weighting his boat than he ever had!
In a nutshell, the Pavati properly weighted pulled off a great wave. Chuck was awesome and showed a high level of dedication and determination to make his boat a great surfer.