Looking for a used boat to replace my 77 Correct Craft. Current options I am considering based on price are 80s Correct Craft 2001 Nautiques, an early 80s Supra Rider, and a mid 80s Barefoot Nautique.
Here is what I consider the advantages and disadvantages of each:
Advantages: decent slalom wake when un-weighted at slalom speeds, decent board wake with fat sacs at slower board speeds. Correct Craft quality.
Disadvantages: no open bow, flatter bottom at rear means rougher ride, single axle trailer with no brakes.
83 Supra Rider
Advantages: open bow, 454 big block power, good boarding wake, not sure about slalom wake, better rough water ride, tandem trailer with brakes
Disadvantages: not a Nautique, 454 big block fuel consumption
85 Barefoot Nautique
Advantages: good boarding wake at lower speeds with weight, decent ski wake at higher speeds, 454 big block power, v hull through transom for better ride in choppy water.
Disadvantages: no open bow, 454 big block fuel consumption, single axle trailer with no brakes.
The wake information noted above is largely on what Ive read and not actual experience. Any input based on actual experience would be great. Any other criteria I should consider? Any other boats I should consider?