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Old     (brentcochran)      Join Date: Jul 2004       07-23-2004, 1:42 PM Reply   
I'm looking at buying a 94 Ski Nautique and I'm wondering if anyone has ridden behind one of these. I've seen a lot of discussions about the super sport and sport nautiques but this one's potentially going to be a really good deal. I know they were make for slalom skiing but a buddy of mine has a MC Prostar 190 that kicks a pretty good wake when weighted down (of course there's nowhere to move with the sacks all filled up, but whatever).

Any advice would be appreciated.


Brent in SEA
Old     (peter_c)      Join Date: Sep 2001       07-23-2004, 8:31 PM Reply   
They are a three event boat. I had an open bow version of the same boat. The wake was plenty big with alot of weight, and it handled the weight well. I put a Fat Seat in the back with a 3/4 filled sac on top of the seat, then a full sac in the bow. With a few people in the boat and a full tank of gas it was a nice wake. Perfect Pass will be a requirement with a setup like that though.
Old     (thane_dogg)      Join Date: Jun 2002       07-23-2004, 8:40 PM Reply   
definitely need perfect pass. I rode behind a '94 Ski Nautique Open-bow weighted pretty crazy, and the wake was awesome. I don't know what how the weight was set-up but there was a lot of weight, and the wake was awesome.
Old    xxplosive            07-24-2004, 8:32 AM Reply   
Thats the same boat I am used to riding behind almost everyday. My friend has a closed bow and we put a 1600 or so fat seat in the back and a 600-700 in the middle (right in front of the skylon. It throws a decent wake, it's no xstar or a tige wake (the other two boats Im used to riding behind) but it's pretty nice.
Old     (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       07-24-2004, 10:38 AM Reply   
The Natique is cool because it sits pretty high in the water. You can put a lot of weight in the boat. I've ridden behind a couple of them and the wake was cool. Definitely rideable. Only downside is getting the weight stashed so its out of the way. I always thought the shape was good, personally my favorite of the "ski" boats for wakeboarding.
Old     (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       07-24-2004, 5:15 PM Reply   
I have a 92 Ski Nautique Open Bow and it's what I would consider as marginal for wakeboarding. I would go for a MC 205 or Sport Nautique if I was in your position. However if it's a great deal then maybe that's not an option.

Get lots of weight because you will need it.
Old     (brentcochran)      Join Date: Jul 2004       07-24-2004, 5:28 PM Reply   
Thanks for the advice guys. Maybe I'll wait it out a little and see what comes up but there aren't a whole lot of quality, inexpensive (probably a conflict right there) boats in Seatown at the moment.

I'd really like to find a sport/super sport nautique, MC 205, or MB 210 for around 20. Does anybody got a line on one of those? I'd be willing to do some driving to find it. Another sweet boat would be a 92-93 Barefoot or Excel Nautique with the V-drive.

Old     (mattkrull)      Join Date: Apr 2004       07-27-2004, 5:21 PM Reply   
I have a '94 SNOB. I'll try to remember to take pics of the wake and weight setup this weekend.
Old     (mikeski)      Join Date: Aug 2003       07-27-2004, 6:51 PM Reply   
That is the same hull as my 1995 SN. Not a bad crossover boat. I run a 550# sack under the bow, another 550 behind the motorbox and 2-3 100# sandbags on the platform. The capacity plate says 1100#s so I am already over. The bad thing is that it takes water over the front and back very easily. I might not agree with the other posters claiming that it has high sides and handles weight well. Also the 1994 fuel injection motor had lots of troubles, hopefully it has a carb or it was a late model year with the GT-40. You will probably be happier with one of the boats in your second post. I will probably upgrade next year before I sink mine from too much weight/swamping.
Old     (blabel)      Join Date: Jul 2001       07-27-2004, 7:02 PM Reply   
I learned 4 inverts and a handful of spins behind a 96 with a ton of weight. Still ranks up there with the best wakes I've ridden. Great boat for sure.
Old     (thane_dogg)      Join Date: Jun 2002       07-27-2004, 7:48 PM Reply   
blabel knows you SEE!


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