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Old    team909            05-16-2005, 11:43 AM Reply   
mine was a 22 foot pontoon with a 40 horse merc and it pulled us up, wake was about a inch and a half tall big air behind that man!!!
Old     (msasser)      Join Date: Apr 2005       05-16-2005, 12:51 PM Reply   
seadoo utopia 205, 240hp, not big wake
Old     (hyperlitenrd)      Join Date: Jan 2003       05-16-2005, 1:22 PM Reply   
1987 four winns horizon 170, 165hp, but our horses couldnt swim all that well. and a small wake.
Old     (jon4pres)      Join Date: May 2004       05-16-2005, 1:46 PM Reply   
198o something skeeter fish/ski boat. Awesome wake
Old     (pierce_bronkite)      Join Date: Jul 2003       05-16-2005, 1:50 PM Reply   
99 Tige 21V loaded down with about 8 people. Going from a jet ski wake(or lack there of) to that was very intimidating.
Old     (h20jnky)      Join Date: Mar 2003       05-16-2005, 2:00 PM Reply   
16' hamilton aluminum jet boat with v8 chev in 4' of water on the lower wairau river, south island new zealand. took ten or twelve tries for me to get up on a home made balsa wood "skurfer" that we carved, after viewing pictures of the original "skurfer" in an american magazine...

duct tape type straps and 35' of braided climbing rope from my pops land rover, with a custom "puka" tree wood handle. been "hooked" ever since...

the wake wasn't there but the rooster was a nice reminder that it was a jet boat.

(Message edited by h20jnky on May 16, 2005)
Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       05-16-2005, 2:46 PM Reply   
a loaded down nautique. learning to ride up the wake w/o busting it
Old     (thor)      Join Date: Oct 2001       05-16-2005, 3:30 PM Reply   
1996 SeaRay 175 Bowrider, 135 hp. We had a great time with that boat, but I like my new Sanger much better.
Old     (agfan12)      Join Date: Mar 2004       05-16-2005, 3:54 PM Reply   
1976 SeaRay named Rusty...ah the memories...RIP
Old    walt            05-16-2005, 4:47 PM Reply   
a old Ski Brendella.
Old     (milehighrider)      Join Date: Feb 2004       05-16-2005, 5:32 PM Reply   
a nauti 2001 with a pole
Old     (phil06140)      Join Date: Jul 2004       05-16-2005, 8:16 PM Reply   
93 sport
Old     (x_star05)      Join Date: Mar 2005       05-16-2005, 8:35 PM Reply   
2004 nautique 226
Old     (wakescene)      Join Date: Feb 2001       05-16-2005, 8:54 PM Reply   
1982 Starcraft 16ft with a 90hp Evenrude outboard on an original skurfer(yellow) in 1991...was a great summer
Old     (dbjts)      Join Date: Nov 2003       05-16-2005, 11:55 PM Reply   
1972 Broom Gemini with a 40HP Mercury outboard
Old     (skibum69)      Join Date: Aug 2004       05-17-2005, 5:13 AM Reply   
1984 Kayot deck boat with 115HP Yamaha Outboard. We even had an extended pylon and a barefoot boom on it!
Old    josh_tn            05-17-2005, 7:28 AM Reply   
1978 Thundercraft tri-hull boat with a 115HP Johnson outboard.
Old     (whit)      Join Date: Feb 2001       05-17-2005, 9:47 AM Reply   
13' Boston Whaler with a 35hp motor--thought I was in Nirvana at the time. Summer of 78! :-)
Old    leggester            05-17-2005, 10:39 AM Reply   
1963 Evinrude Trihull w/90hp outboard.
Old     (malibususpect)      Join Date: Mar 2003       05-17-2005, 11:04 AM Reply   
1986 dixie super skiier 199, 260hp I/O
Old     (tyboarder03)      Join Date: Nov 2003       05-17-2005, 11:11 AM Reply   
1990 Bayliner Capri 195 HP
Old     (bbeach)      Join Date: Jul 2002       05-17-2005, 2:43 PM Reply   
18ft 1968 Mark Twain!
Old     (easyrider)      Join Date: Oct 2003       05-17-2005, 3:19 PM Reply   
Old     (bazel)      Join Date: Oct 2001       05-17-2005, 3:22 PM Reply   
CC 2001
Old     (jon4pres)      Join Date: May 2004       05-17-2005, 3:52 PM Reply   
suprising how few people took there first ride behind anything that resembles a wake boat
Old     (doug2)      Join Date: Jan 2004       05-17-2005, 5:04 PM Reply   
1954 Chris-Craft utility runabout
Old     (bigshow)      Join Date: Feb 2005       05-17-2005, 6:56 PM Reply   
1966, 16 foot, Starcraft, 55 HP Johnson. That boat was light as a feather and barely made a ripple in the water. It pulled us out of the water on slalom skis without any problem - until we were about 12, then it was all it could do to get us up.
Old     (wake_eater)      Join Date: May 2003       05-17-2005, 6:58 PM Reply   
98? triton bass boat
Old     (ktmwakeboarder)      Join Date: Jun 2004       05-17-2005, 7:06 PM Reply   
1974 Starcraft 15' tri-hull, 85hp Mercury outboard.

really makes me appreciate what we have now
Old    leggester            05-18-2005, 6:22 AM Reply   
Jon, there weren't many ski boats around then, and they sucked for open water...
Old     (rich_g)      Join Date: May 2003       05-18-2005, 6:51 AM Reply   
Not my first pull, but when I was in jr. high, my buddy and I would spend all day at the river in a 14' aluminum boat w/ a 1971 Merc 9.8hp. We skied on a pair of Sears skis. After I got up I could drop one and slalom. We had to start by circling the skier keeping the rope tight and increasing the arc, until the boat had enough momentum to pull up the 100 lb skier. I still have that 9.8 and use it all the time. Anyone ever get pulled behind less hp?
Old     (midwesty)      Join Date: Aug 2003       05-18-2005, 7:37 AM Reply   
16' boston whaler...i think it had a 70hp motor
Old     (slipknot)      Join Date: Aug 2001       05-18-2005, 9:00 AM Reply   
2000 Mighty Malibu Wakesetter Escape LSV

courtesy of Dave Williams, which happens to be for sale if you haven't seen it, it is one sweet boat, all white with all the options, Wedge, etc.

I skurfed a few times back in '87. That doesn't count. It was not known as wakeboarding then.
Old     (mnwakerider)      Join Date: Jun 2004       05-18-2005, 9:17 AM Reply   
12' Zodiak Mariage fully inflatable (soft bottom) with a 40 hp merc. The boat was so light that it took me about 2 mins to pull myself out of the water...wake size? did i mention it was inflatable?
got me hooked!
Old     (d_rock)      Join Date: Jun 2003       05-18-2005, 9:28 AM Reply   
Malibu rental boat on shasta. Tried getting up on a 132 wakeboard.....needless to say it was a little tough. took 8 tries and about ripped my arms off.
Old    simplemind            05-18-2005, 7:53 PM Reply   
14' Arkansas Traveler aluminum w/ a whopping 35 hp. Evinrude!
Old     (cdm)      Join Date: Aug 2003       05-18-2005, 8:53 PM Reply   
first time wakeboarding? hmmm.. been a while. My first time, and I think it has A LOT to do with my love for wakeboarding/ boats, besides having grown up on the water, was in....88' or 89' behind a SAN with Brandon Meek and Greg Nelson. Late WakeTec early Double Up. Wow, thanks for asking... it was all over at that point. The family 89' MC ProStar 190 never saw it coming. maybe that was Dad.. lol.. hundreds of lbs sand in the bow and a 1500 lb
waterbed mattress in the back. We called her, Old Master C!!
Old     (tparider)      Join Date: Aug 2003       05-18-2005, 9:24 PM Reply   
The year was 1996, my buddy's parents bought a 1993(?) MC Prostar 190. We used coolers full of lake water for ballast and took out the rear bench seat. It was sick. Not really.
Old     (wcr)      Join Date: Sep 2004       05-18-2005, 10:09 PM Reply   
1993 sea doo gtx
in the Napa river
Old     (wakeguru)      Join Date: Feb 2003       05-19-2005, 6:00 AM Reply   
It was sometime in the mid 1980's behind a 1970 something orange BONITA tri-hull with a 150 Johnson strapped to the back...this was pre-skurfer so we "rode" ski's and kneeboards.
Old     (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       05-19-2005, 6:44 AM Reply   
16' glastron from the 80s with 75hp outboard
Old     (monstertower)      Join Date: Mar 2003       05-20-2005, 7:59 PM Reply   
Rode behind a 11' Malibu john boat with a tiller steer 20 Merc but on a Kneeboard, at 9 or 10 years old. Quite sure it's not the Malibu of today. First time on a wakeboard was behind a Sunesta 232 deck boat. And those sandle strap bindings of the day were dangerous.


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