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Old    B. Eriksen (scanboarder)      Join Date: Feb 2005       07-12-2006, 12:06 PM Reply   
Which and why? We're forced to ride across pretty rough seas over here to get to a nice calm stretch so what would be the most "seaworthy" wakeboardboat out there?
Old    Tanner Russell (tanner)      Join Date: Oct 2005       07-12-2006, 12:17 PM Reply   
I don't think you could say any of the "wakeboard boats" on the market were "seaworthy" with as large of swells you could run into, except maybe the X-80. But then the wake on that boat is supposedly not all that great.

One of the best handling boats on the market in terms of rough water is the Tige 24V.

I'd definately stick to a bigger boat. The nautique and MC's would probably do well too, but I don't have much experience with them in rough water, so I couldn't tell you for sure.
Old    Adam Curtis (acurtis_ttu)      Join Date: May 2004       07-12-2006, 12:26 PM Reply   
the bigger, wider wakebaord boats are going ot be your best bet, Tige's handle the chop very well, I think the new x-2 does very good. My supra 22SSV will make your testicles detach from your body is rough seas.
Old    Marshallk (marshk344)      Join Date: Jun 2005       07-12-2006, 12:27 PM Reply   
I dunno what your price range is, cause I certainly couldn't afford it. But MC makes a saltwater series X-Star.
Old    Karl De Looff (boarditup)      Join Date: Jan 2004       07-12-2006, 12:28 PM Reply   
MC X-45 would be my first choice. Centurion makes a large deep V as well, can't remember the model, that has a great rough-water ride. Malibu 247 is fairly good as well.
Old    JimR (jimr)      Join Date: Sep 2001       07-13-2006, 7:11 AM Reply   
ROTFL, that sounds like a eunuch experience!
Old    Paul (psudy)      Join Date: Dec 2003       07-13-2006, 1:39 PM Reply   
X80 STS. I am sure the wake will do fine.
Old     (insuranceman)      Join Date: Jun 2005       07-13-2006, 1:42 PM Reply   
Adam, that was more than we really need or want to know...
Old    Roddyrod (wakeslife)      Join Date: Jul 2005       07-13-2006, 1:45 PM Reply   
I've ridden in and driven an X80 in Lake Michigan mid-day, and it's a beast. That thing can handle alot, and powers through some pretty rough chop. The only downside is the wakeboard wake could use some work, and its helluva expensive. I'd love to surf behind that thing, though!

Look at the MC X45 or the BU 247. Those are both larger boats as well.
Old    Kirk Johnson (akdoc)      Join Date: Feb 2004       07-13-2006, 2:36 PM Reply   
The Tige 24ve, we ride at lake of the ozarks, one of the roughest lakes in the country and it can handle it fine. Also check out the Malibu 25LSV, that thing is a beast. It sits in the water more like a normal runabout.
Old    Matt (pittsy)      Join Date: Apr 2004       07-13-2006, 2:39 PM Reply   
get a X45 it should work perfect!
Old    SaltwaterX15 (bullit4888)      Join Date: Apr 2006       07-13-2006, 5:14 PM Reply   
I just got a MC X-15 salt water series. i love it. the crusader engines are great, in feels very solid and handles rough water pretty well.
Old    Roddyrod (wakeslife)      Join Date: Jul 2005       07-13-2006, 8:21 PM Reply   
Drew, do you have any pics of your new X15? I haven't seen many of that boat, and it looks sweet!
Old    bocephus            07-13-2006, 9:59 PM Reply   
Sanger V230
Old    SaltwaterX15 (bullit4888)      Join Date: Apr 2006       07-13-2006, 10:52 PM Reply   
yeah I'll get some pics up. there are no graphics on it at the moment so you can see what you think.
Old    Dirty D (dkjbama92mariah)      Join Date: Dec 2005       07-14-2006, 12:05 AM Reply   
Old    John (xesstar)      Join Date: Nov 2005       07-14-2006, 2:39 AM Reply   
I ride in the sea in the English Channel and some times have to drive over extremely rough water with huge swells to get to a flat area to ride in.
Having run various other boats in salt and the rough nothing compares to the salt water xstar we have this year.
No corrosion so far and handles the swell and chop no problems.
I have been in conditions so bad that any worse would be completely pointless in going out and the boats been great.
If you want a wake boat for the sea this is it!!
The only downside I can see is it's really expensive.
Old    Jay (jayc)      Join Date: Sep 2002       07-14-2006, 5:36 AM Reply   
No one has mentioned the centurion line of boats. They all have a deep v hull which runs all the way back to the stern meaning they ride really well in choppy water.

Like mentioned before no wakeboard boat is really sea worthy however if you can find one with suuficient freeboard and a v hull they your making the best of a bad situation.

I ride in the sea in the UK and used to have a MC 190 but in anything less than ideal conditions it was not fun. Upgraded to a 22ft maxum and i now have something with good wake and good sea worthyness.
Old    B. Eriksen (scanboarder)      Join Date: Feb 2005       07-14-2006, 10:31 AM Reply   
Hey Jay, what year is that maxum? Is it by any chance the same as Bayliners Wakechallenger?
Old    Mike G (mcmike)      Join Date: Jul 2006       07-14-2006, 11:53 AM Reply   
I bought an x45 and it works very well in rough water. We upgraded with a trim tab as well which really helps in the chop. I would highly recommend it, we have been really satisfied.
Old    Mike G (mcmike)      Join Date: Jul 2006       07-14-2006, 11:55 AM Reply   
UploadPIC of x45
Old    Jay (jayc)      Join Date: Sep 2002       07-14-2006, 2:10 PM Reply   
Hey Bob, the maxum is a 97 and yes exacyly the same as the wake challenger just maxums version. Very rare boat here in the UK but great for my needs.


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