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Old     (307local)      Join Date: Mar 2018       08-18-2018, 8:35 AM Reply   
I've been reading the forums for a while and greatly appreciate the information you all provide. I have a few questions I hope you don't mind answering. I'm brand spanking new to boating. I've been wakeboarding once, way back in the olden days of college. I've never driven a boat, never spent much time on a boat, am pretty much totally ignorant to the "lake life". That's about to change. My wife has been begging for a boat for years, and with an upcoming relocation to Oklahoma City, and a variety of lakes within easy driving distance, I'm giong to cave and get us a boat. It will be pretty much a surf only boat with the occasional skiing or wakeboarding if guests are into it. The most important factor for me (other than a surfable wake) is ease of use, ie as close to set and forget surf wake forming as I can get until my aptitude and skill match my ambition. Our budget is $80,000. What are your recommendations on what boats I should be looking at, what surf systems, etc? New or used, it doesn't matter to us, as long as I don't need a maritime ballast listing degree to properly set up a wave. For reference, I've been researching newer moomba mojo and max, and the supreme s226 mostly due to user reviews, but am totally open to any and all suggestions.

How much (generally speaking) should I budget for the needed accessories, ie vests, boards, anchor, general boating supplies?

Thanks a ton for your input, and again for your already shared wealth of knowledge--getting into this as a total newbie has felt a little overwhelming and intimidating.
Old     (Padge)      Join Date: Feb 2017       08-19-2018, 6:24 AM Reply   
Iíd buy a new Moomba max at that price. Be an awesome first boat and would have warranty
Old     (BLucas86)      Join Date: Apr 2016       08-21-2018, 7:26 AM Reply   
Find a 2016+ Tige Z3 with Taps 3 and you won't be let down by the wave.

Accessories will depend on what all you need. Can usually easily find beginner surfers online for sub $500 and the rest, likely about another $500. Get some dock lines, fenders, surf rope, etc....
Old     (drnate)      Join Date: Jul 2006       08-21-2018, 1:30 PM Reply   
If your budget is $80K, then the world is your oyster. If it were me I would look real hard at the new Moomba's if you want warranty. Good deals can also be had used for Centurions, Tige's, etc. They almost all throw good waves these days. One very important thing to consider is dealer relationship. Who is closest to you? Because all boats have issues, and your dealer relationship will be key.
Old     (307local)      Join Date: Mar 2018       08-25-2018, 3:56 PM Reply   
Being a first time boat owner, are there any things I should steer clear of? Ie Certain brands that aren’t as user friendly, particular surf systems that are more difficult to set up, is a 23+ ft bit going to be too much boat, a 22’ boat not enough, etc?
Old     (onetogofast)      Join Date: Jun 2012       08-26-2018, 6:20 PM Reply   
A new MB has a quick simple ballast system, a 21í or 22í would be a great boat for room and people and should be right in your budget and the surf system on the MB is just hit surf or right and go!!! And yes, make sure the dealer wants to care about you and the best way to Tell that will be when you tell them you have never driven a boat, they should say, load up and letís go figure it out! If they donít, they donít need your $80k! Texas Mastercraft was on point of every detail when I was buying the boat and the few times I had to take it in after the sale. That alone said a lot!

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