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Old    randallrat            08-08-2005, 9:40 AM Reply   
What would be a good boat for a guy who has never owned an inboard? Really like Tige's taps system, but would also consider other brands. Wakeboarding skills are intermediate or better, but can't do enough behind an i/o to be happy. Would like to keep the price near $20,000 or less. Any help please.
Old     (atlsackedup)      Join Date: Mar 2005       08-08-2005, 10:19 AM Reply   
MC 205 Direct Drive or an open bow Correct Craft of some kind...maybe a Correct Craft SS if you can go a little higher.
Old    talons            08-17-2005, 5:44 PM Reply   
I'm doing a lot of serious looking at the Toyota Epics...

From everything I have read and seen its a great boat with a phenominal engine...

Deals to be had...Check out epicmarine.com and also the thread on this board http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/3183/248101.html?1124319448

Old     (kybool)      Join Date: Aug 2004       08-17-2005, 5:52 PM Reply   
the SS and MC 205 are your best bets in that price range
Old     (ttuclint)      Join Date: Sep 2003       08-17-2005, 6:44 PM Reply   
late 90's malibu VLX.
Old     (silverlude)      Join Date: Apr 2004       08-17-2005, 8:36 PM Reply   
we bought a 94'MC205 for 13k w 525hrs. and it has been great.tower,sacs,stereo system above avg. condition. It throws a great wake w/ 1000-1200lbs in rear(Launch Pad Sofa)& 3-500lbs.in the front. Upholstery ect.. holds up well ect... Does not have alot of bells and whistles but u don't have to worry about every little scratch and ding ect.. JUST HAVE FUN. JM2cents
Old     (nc05lsv)      Join Date: Mar 2005       08-17-2005, 9:13 PM Reply   
I think that question really depends on your financial situation and what you can afford to spend. As an example if cost is not an option I would go ahead and get the best I could afford. If it is and you are new to the sport a modest used boat may be the way to go. Whatever you decide, you will probably be happier in the long run if you find a new or used V-drive boat of whatever brand......just some thoughts

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