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Old    Matt (MattieK27)      Join Date: Mar 2010       11-05-2012, 5:18 PM Reply   
I have been to ramps all over Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. A vehicle that long would be aggravating trying to maneuver around a busy ramp. It's not the width, but the length and lack of visibility.

That is just my opinion though, if you can pull it off you have some skills for sure. When do you get the new boat?
Old    Chris Bucklin (chrisbucklin)      Join Date: Mar 2012       11-06-2012, 2:51 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by MattieK27 View Post
I have been to ramps all over Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. A vehicle that long would be aggravating trying to maneuver around a busy ramp. It's not the width, but the length and lack of visibility.

That is just my opinion though, if you can pull it off you have some skills for sure. When do you get the new boat?
its a lil long but i drive long vehicles at work all day. and its not that bad. but i c ur point. the new boat comes tomorrow! i will have pics up tomorrow! very excited. never got nothin like this new b4!
Old    Chris Bucklin (chrisbucklin)      Join Date: Mar 2012       11-07-2012, 2:54 AM Reply   
Well I'm only hours away from sitting in the new boat..words can't explain...
Old    Chris Bucklin (chrisbucklin)      Join Date: Mar 2012       11-07-2012, 10:22 AM Reply   
Well it looks like all I wanted and more! Will b in water soon. Pics soon too.
Old    Mark V (mark197)      Join Date: Dec 2009       11-07-2012, 10:43 AM Reply   
So Stoked for you man!

Old    Mark V (mark197)      Join Date: Dec 2009       11-07-2012, 10:44 AM Reply   
Old    Mark V (mark197)      Join Date: Dec 2009       11-07-2012, 10:45 AM Reply   
Old     (simplej)      Join Date: Sep 2011       11-07-2012, 10:45 AM Reply   
awesome awesome awesome
Old    Diggs (pdxWAKE) (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       11-07-2012, 10:56 AM Reply   
oh man that is awsome..... Keep em coming!
Old    Mark V (mark197)      Join Date: Dec 2009       11-07-2012, 10:59 AM Reply   
Old    RB (boardman74)      Join Date: Jul 2012       11-07-2012, 11:20 AM Reply   
Awesome!!
Old    Chris Siino (chriscno)      Join Date: Sep 2011       11-07-2012, 11:46 AM Reply   
Nice color scheme on the boat.
Old    Mark (FunkyBunch)      Join Date: Jun 2011       11-07-2012, 11:46 AM Reply   
Congrats looks great.

Question where is the nav light on the bow?
Old    RB (boardman74)      Join Date: Jul 2012       11-07-2012, 11:55 AM Reply   
Probably shark eye's on the side like a Tige.
Old    Scott T (thescott)      Join Date: Nov 2007       11-07-2012, 12:04 PM Reply   
Awesome! Looks great! Now load that thing down and lets see some wake pics!
Old    Chris Bucklin (chrisbucklin)      Join Date: Mar 2012       11-07-2012, 2:58 PM Reply   
it is crazy. and how loud it is! the fishermen r goin to hate me! more pics coming,fri and sat(weather permitting)...got to get a few hours on it b4 we can sack it and board...so maybe waiting till next year..c what the weather brings. crazy boat tho,and its sounds sooooo good
Old    Absolutely (NOBODY)      Join Date: Apr 2011       11-07-2012, 3:48 PM Reply   
More bass boat pictures.
Old    Chris Bucklin (chrisbucklin)      Join Date: Mar 2012       11-07-2012, 5:13 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by NOBODY View Post
More bass boat pictures.
Bass boat ppl r gana hate me!
Old    Mark V (mark197)      Join Date: Dec 2009       11-08-2012, 6:19 AM Reply   
The bus is so pimp. Such a badass setup!
Old    Mark V (mark197)      Join Date: Dec 2009       11-08-2012, 6:20 AM Reply   
Old    Mark V (mark197)      Join Date: Dec 2009       11-08-2012, 6:21 AM Reply   
Old    Mark V (mark197)      Join Date: Dec 2009       11-08-2012, 6:22 AM Reply   
Oh and it was only about 40* yesterday.
Old    Adam R (wakecumberland)      Join Date: Oct 2007       11-08-2012, 6:38 AM Reply   
The boat is sick. Not feeling the bus though...
Old    Diggs (pdxWAKE) (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       11-08-2012, 7:28 AM Reply   
I would rock that boat and the bus for sure!
Old    Miguel (migs)      Join Date: Aug 2006       11-08-2012, 7:38 AM Reply   
man thats a tight squeez launch.
Old    Scott T (thescott)      Join Date: Nov 2007       11-08-2012, 8:15 AM Reply   
Is the Z5 cargo bimini an option with this new tower?
The Z5 is one of my favorite features on my supra.
Old    J D (jeff_mn)      Join Date: Jul 2009       11-08-2012, 9:22 AM Reply   
So is that the OEM wind dam or something you guys just threw in? Hopefully not OEM.. TAN?

How did it drive? Did you get an hour on it? Bus is hilarious.

Nice rig dude.
Old    sperbet            11-08-2012, 9:31 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by jeff_mn View Post
So is that the OEM wind dam or something you guys just threw in? Hopefully not OEM.. TAN?
I'd guess it's plexi and that's the protective paper. Not sure though
Old    Diggs (pdxWAKE) (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       11-08-2012, 9:44 AM Reply   
There is supposed to be a Z5 option from what I have heard for this tower. I have not seen it yet.
The wind screen I am sure is just the protective coating that keeps the plexi from getting scratched up for shipping and delivery.
Old    RB (boardman74)      Join Date: Jul 2012       11-08-2012, 10:41 AM Reply   
Looks great!!
Old    Chris Bucklin (chrisbucklin)      Join Date: Mar 2012       11-08-2012, 4:39 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by tyler97217 View Post
There is supposed to be a Z5 option from what I have heard for this tower. I have not seen it yet.
The wind screen I am sure is just the protective coating that keeps the plexi from getting scratched up for shipping and delivery.
There is a z5 option,but they were still making it when I ordered the boat. Will get it when it's ready,that's gir sure. Ya its a protective cover. They will b useing this in the boat show so didn't touch much yet. Drive killer! Puts u right back in ur seat! Hits and takes waves great. Turns sharp too. Will more more time on it tomorrow and will try and get a video for how great it sounds! I had a 04 210,so this is crazy nice to me. ..the bus...I want to travel and its perfect for this!
Old    Mark V (mark197)      Join Date: Dec 2009       11-10-2012, 9:48 AM Reply   
Man this boat sounds NASTY!


I can't get the video to embed
http://s368.photobucket.com/albums/o...-06-02_869.mp4

and for those who asked about the nav lights you can see them in this picture.


Last edited by mark197; 11-10-2012 at 9:53 AM.
Old     (simplej)      Join Date: Sep 2011       11-10-2012, 1:28 PM Reply   
SOUNDS AWESOME!!!! makes my ex 343 sounds like a dinky whistling little motor
just out of curiosity how does this compare to the pcm xs 550 noise?
Old    Chris Bucklin (chrisbucklin)      Join Date: Mar 2012       11-10-2012, 2:21 PM Reply   
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SOUNDS AWESOME!!!! makes my ex 343 sounds like a dinky whistling little motor
just out of curiosity how does this compare to the pcm xs 550 noise?
I'm not sure. Never heard the pcm. But this thing sounds crazy and when u punch it hold on!!
Old    Chris Bucklin (chrisbucklin)      Join Date: Mar 2012       11-10-2012, 2:26 PM Reply   
Question to others who got the sa. Does it come with the full 2200lb ballast? Or just the hard tanks (900)?? Then u have to buy the rest of bags to get 2200??
Old     (koolwhip)      Join Date: Dec 2011       11-10-2012, 2:49 PM Reply   
The SA comes standard with 900 lb hard tanks, but plug n' play is an extra option.
Old    Ron (Nordicron)      Join Date: Aug 2011       11-11-2012, 6:53 AM Reply   
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I'm not sure. Never heard the pcm. But this thing sounds crazy and when u punch it hold on!!
A fresh air exhaust will take care of most of that crazy sound problem you have.
Old    Chris Bucklin (chrisbucklin)      Join Date: Mar 2012       11-11-2012, 7:04 AM Reply   
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The SA comes standard with 900 lb hard tanks, but plug n' play is an extra option.
wish i would have knowin that...900 is not enough! whats the biggest i can get that will work with the system?
Old    L W (501s)      Join Date: Feb 2010       11-11-2012, 9:13 AM Reply   
Kinda crazy to spend $100k on a boat and not know the ballast setup..... One of the first things I would want/need to know.

Get the biggest bags you can fit, that's what the 550 is for! Sick boat. Going to be a good summer.
Old     (simplej)      Join Date: Sep 2011       11-11-2012, 10:14 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by 501s View Post
Kinda crazy to spend $100k on a boat and not know the ballast setup..... One of the first things I would want/need to know.
Agreed. This and the bus seems more like a baller than a boarder...
Sweet looking rig none the less!
Old     (Ttime41)      Join Date: Nov 2011       11-11-2012, 2:01 PM Reply   
Chris, if you didn't order your boat with the plug n' play you will probably need to have the overflow hoses installed by your dealer if you don't want to deal with pumps and bags all over the floor. There's plenty of room in the rear compartments to fit some larger bags also. I plan on replacing the the stock rear bags with some 750's and possibly throwing a 600 in the walkway when ours comes in
Old    Chris Bucklin (chrisbucklin)      Join Date: Mar 2012       11-11-2012, 2:35 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by simplej View Post
Agreed. This and the bus seems more like a baller than a boarder...
Sweet looking rig none the less!
no baller,just someone who loves the water and boarding. i also run a small party bus business,thats where i got the bus idea from.
Old    Chris Bucklin (chrisbucklin)      Join Date: Mar 2012       11-11-2012, 2:41 PM Reply   
heres the deal. i thought it was comin with the whole 2200lbs..i even went to the worlds in wis and sat in the boat with ricks son for almost hour and half,talking bout how i wanted the boat to sit more than 10ppl,and he went into detain bout the whole reason is cause the 2200lbs ballast...so i accepted the 10 ppl for the 2200lbs...so it was dropped. now i have it and no bags.my deal has to look into this as they thought the same thing. do u think that at first it was "stock" 2200lbs with 10ppl..now they changed the rating to 13 ppl and removed the bags from being "factory"?..so they can say factory is 900 with 13ppl? well when i ordered it it was understood that it had the 2200,i think i should get it? agreeed?
Old    DBC (ixfe)      Join Date: Aug 2008       11-11-2012, 2:48 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by chrisbucklin View Post
...i think i should get it? agreeed?
I think for $100k (probably the most expensive Supra ever built), you should get whatever you want.
Old    Chris Bucklin (chrisbucklin)      Join Date: Mar 2012       11-11-2012, 3:56 PM Reply   
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I think for $100k (probably the most expensive Supra ever built), you should get whatever you want.
hey man i agree...well i atleast want what i have comin to me,or what i had ordered!
Old    RB (boardman74)      Join Date: Jul 2012       11-11-2012, 4:28 PM Reply   
For 100K I would make sure everything was exactly as ordered.
Old    Chris Bucklin (chrisbucklin)      Join Date: Mar 2012       11-11-2012, 4:43 PM Reply   
That's what I'm saying. Will find out what they come up with tomorrow.
Old    Delta Force (wakebordr11)      Join Date: May 2001       11-11-2012, 5:15 PM Reply   
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hey man i agree...well i atleast want what i have comin to me,or what i had ordered!
I think the worlds package should come with bags... Gravity games series come with special additional, right?
Old    RB (boardman74)      Join Date: Jul 2012       11-11-2012, 5:20 PM Reply   
They usually come with more yes. Heck fat sac even sells the bags labeled gg sacs. You would think the worlds would have the same setup. They sure aren't using it with 900 lbs in it!!
Old    L W (501s)      Join Date: Feb 2010       11-11-2012, 7:13 PM Reply   
I would definitely be expecting the full 2200lbs. 900lbs won't begin to do that boat or that motor justice. I'm sure Rick will make it right.
Old    Markj (markj)      Join Date: Apr 2005       11-11-2012, 10:10 PM Reply   
If you look down on the front of that boat, it looks like either the Mach 5 or the Batmobile. More Mach 5 than Batmobile. AWESOME!!!! Nice boat!
Old    Chris Bucklin (chrisbucklin)      Join Date: Mar 2012       11-12-2012, 3:00 AM Reply   
I'm sure rick and the rest of the crew will make this right. They have been more than great this far and I would refer anyone to them. And the boat is all I wanted and probably more with all the power. B great when we get more weight...sucks we have to wait a few months to try it now
Old    Ron (Nordicron)      Join Date: Aug 2011       11-12-2012, 5:17 AM Reply   
I think your on to something with the whole max weight rating an people thing. Thats prob why a lot of these boats only come with around that 1000lb mark for stock do they can keep the people rating up.
Old    Rick Tinker (rickt)      Join Date: May 2002       11-12-2012, 5:45 AM Reply   
Chris,

Have your dealer give me a call. Yes the boat is standard with Hard Tanks at 900. The Flex system is the add on for those who want over 2,200. We will get it worked out.

The capacity change is not related to this. The original 10 was miscalculated and should have been 13. It has since been corrected. That 13 includes the boat being at full 2,200 pounds, as well. !

Again, my apologies for the confusion.

Rick
Old    Diggs (pdxWAKE) (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       11-12-2012, 6:47 AM Reply   
Kudos Skiers Choice..... Just another reason they rock! You guys hit the mark on this boat.
Old    Chris Bucklin (chrisbucklin)      Join Date: Mar 2012       11-12-2012, 6:52 AM Reply   
Thank u rick. I new it would b a problem. U guys have been great! This boat is so much more than I expected! I took many ppl on it this weekend and no one can believe this boat! Think I even converted a friend over from master craft! U did hit it on the head!
Old    Chris Bucklin (chrisbucklin)      Join Date: Mar 2012       11-12-2012, 3:24 PM Reply   
well thank u again to skiers choice! and fortfremont marine for goin the extra mile for me and geting everything straighend out,sorry for all the coinfusion in this matter and for clearing it up so quickly! love the boat and the service!
Old    Darren Yearsley (ralph)      Join Date: Apr 2002       11-12-2012, 4:46 PM Reply   
Rick T is the boss. {If I give him enough compliments I'm sure he will give me a free boat. Still waiting....}
Old    Chris Bucklin (chrisbucklin)      Join Date: Mar 2012       11-13-2012, 1:53 AM Reply   
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Rick T is the boss. {If I give him enough compliments I'm sure he will give me a free boat. Still waiting....}
man i wish it was that easy!
Old    Mark V (mark197)      Join Date: Dec 2009       01-14-2013, 6:36 AM Reply   

Stolen from the Moomba Forum


Chris you need to tint the windshield it really brings everything together.
Old    Rance Taylor (DatTexasBoy)      Join Date: Aug 2012       01-14-2013, 6:54 AM Reply   
Very good looking boat. Window tint is a must!!!!
Old    Mark V (mark197)      Join Date: Dec 2009       01-14-2013, 8:11 AM Reply   
A ton of pictures from of Fort Fremont.



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Old    Diggs (pdxWAKE) (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       01-14-2013, 9:01 AM Reply   
Beauty!!! I spent some time digging around a white Worlds SA350 at the boat show this weekend. Really a sweet boat!!!!
Old    Bruizza (bruizza)      Join Date: May 2009       01-14-2013, 12:56 PM Reply   
So the SA450 at the Denver boat show had to be the most ridiculously overpriced boat at the entire show and that is saying something. It wasn't a worlds edition and was only a 450 and had a "boat show special" price of just a hair under $109k. Knowing that Chris on here had gotten his 550 for under 100k made it that much more ridiculous.
Old     (simplej)      Join Date: Sep 2011       01-14-2013, 2:02 PM Reply   
That price is stupid but I'm quite impressed with the photos above, I just wish it was monocoque instead of shoebox and that the interior was a little more interesting but this may be my new favorite boat...
Old    TJ (Houstonshark)      Join Date: Jan 2011       01-14-2013, 6:33 PM Reply   
I absolutely love this boat! The only 2 things I would change (besides the stereo) is the location of the screen and all the toggle switches.

I can't imagine the screen being above the steering wheel is really the best place. Unless it is just a heads up display with the controls for it mounted remotely, it seems like it would be a pain to use or at the very least inconvenient.

As far as the toggle switches, I like having them and I can see how they would be very convenient but they just absolutely clutter up the dash. At the very least they should have been hidden behind a flip up or sliding door in their same locations. I just don't get it.

Those switches to kids are worse than dangling a Twinkie in front of a fat chick and expecting her to not tackle you for it.
Old     (simplej)      Join Date: Sep 2011       01-14-2013, 7:55 PM Reply   
I also very much agree with above. The tige dash and is neat and clean. It's easy to use and quite pleasant, same with the new nautique dash. The new MC dash is good as we'll. the toggles don't bother me as much but they're unneeded with the screen. The BIG on older MCs is a pain in the but, and its in the same location . It's hard to see over even at over 6 feet
Old    David Langston (rdlangston13)      Join Date: Feb 2011       01-15-2013, 7:52 AM Reply   
I disagree with the dash comments. While im not sure whos is more functional I think Supras set up is definitely the best looking while Natiques has to be about the uggliest. I love the toggle switches and the way the supra vision is located directly between the main gauges. looks very very clean. i can't imagine it being that hard to use either since you will do most of you setups while sitting still
Old    Diggs (pdxWAKE) (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       01-15-2013, 8:05 AM Reply   
I agree. I really like the dash and the toggles....
What is the toggle labeled "underwater steady strobe"? Is that and underwater LED on the back that you can turn on or turn to strobe?
Old    NAW (ripr)      Join Date: Mar 2002       01-15-2013, 8:34 AM Reply   
It's more of a fade in and out as opposed to a strobe. I think there was some regulatory issues with emergency vehicles that poo pood the idea on a flashing strobe.
Old    Chris Bucklin (chrisbucklin)      Join Date: Mar 2012       01-17-2013, 2:09 PM Reply   
i like the dash. its nice a time to b able to just flip a switch...but the screen is really easy to use too, so i like it. i only have 7 hours on it but soon it will b warming out and i will b back on the water and then have more opinions for u.
Old    Mark V (mark197)      Join Date: Dec 2009       01-17-2013, 2:12 PM Reply   
Hey Chris is it going to be at the Appleton boat show with FF?

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