Wake 101
Home   Articles   Pics/Video   Gear   Wake 101   Events   Community   Forums   Classifieds   Contests   Shop   Search
WakeWorld Home
Email Password
Go Back   WakeWorld > Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old     (robandrus)      Join Date: Feb 2002       01-10-2013, 8:34 AM Reply   
"Any inboard will throw a bigger cleaner wake than an I/O" I've heard people say this so many times on this site and it always bugs me. Its just not true. Where your propulsion comes from has very little to do with the size of your wake. Displacement (weight), the shape of the hull and speed do affect it. So no, your 1985 Centurion Trutrac III does not have a bigger, better wake than a 9500lb Chapparell.

By the way, I've had an I/O and I've had at least 10 inboards. Would I buy another I/O after owning a wake boat? Probably not. In the 5 years I owned my I/O I replaced the outdrive 3 times, the floor, got horrendous gas mileage, horrible handling in chop, tons of bow rise and cheaper construction, but it did have my favorite wake out of all my the boats I've had. (with no ballast needed cause it already weighed the same as a school bus. I then bought a couple mastercrafts that I added 2500-3000#'s of ballast into and still couldn't get as good of wake out of. Over the years I've owned 5 mastercrafts (yes I dug my X-star) a nautique 210, a malibu sunsetter, 3 tige's and my 1987 Aeroglass 210. Inboards have tons of advantages, but some I/O's throw massive wakes, that you can dial in with trim adjustment. If you're gonna hate on them, hate on them for the right reasons.


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 8:03 PM.

Home   Articles   Pics/Video   Gear   Wake 101   Events   Community   Forums   Classifieds   Contests   Shop   Search
Wake World Home


© 2016 eWake, Inc.    
Advertise    |    Contact    |    Terms of Use    |    Privacy Policy    |    Report Abuse    |    Conduct    |    About Us