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Old     (lion90)      Join Date: Jul 2009       07-21-2009, 6:44 AM Reply   
Have had the boat for just over 3 weeks now and just had a chance to snap a bunch of pics... sad, huh?

Just got done plumbing in the integrated bow sac and 750s in the rear. Now that we are through the break in and about to give her the first oil change, we can push her a little harder.


Many more pics (not the best photography though ):
Old     (dave23)      Join Date: Nov 2006       07-21-2009, 6:47 AM Reply   
Great looking boat. That tower looks so much better from farther away.
Old     (lion90)      Join Date: Jul 2009       07-21-2009, 6:52 AM Reply   
Oh, that is true for so many things. A few beers can usually help too. ;)

It has actually grown on me and we really do like it.
Old     (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       07-21-2009, 6:57 AM Reply   
Old     (showmedonttellme)      Join Date: Mar 2008       07-21-2009, 7:22 AM Reply   
Love the rear facing seats!
Old     (rebelman10)      Join Date: Jun 2009       07-21-2009, 7:30 AM Reply   
That's one sweet boat. I love the new tower. I've been trying to sell mine (07'-220) to buy a new one. Congrats!
Old     (slipknot)      Join Date: Aug 2001       07-21-2009, 7:53 AM Reply   
SIC SIC SIC!!!!, post up some wake pics when you get them....where in GA are you, Gainesville?

(Message edited by slipknot on July 21, 2009)
Old     (justsan)      Join Date: May 2009       07-21-2009, 8:24 AM Reply   
Did you run into any issues plumbing in the additional sacs?
Old     (lion90)      Join Date: Jul 2009       07-21-2009, 8:34 AM Reply   
Yeah, Gainesville, GA on Lake Lanier.

No real issues plumbing it in. You have to make sure the hose clamps are very tight around the brass fittings on the hard tank overflows or they will leak. A screw driver doesn't do it, use a hex socket to tighten them. I learned the hard way as they leaked slightly which meant I had to remove the rear hard tanks a second time to get access to the hoses and over flow fitting. Also, the front bag can definitely collapse and prevent the system from venting which could cause damage to the hard tank. I am going to try the PVC trick to help it stay vented so I don't have to watch it. Really haven't used it much other than run a few test fills and emptys as I just exited the break in period.
Old     (saceone)      Join Date: Jan 2009       07-21-2009, 8:42 AM Reply   
naughty nautique!!!

love it
Old     (mrboston187)      Join Date: Jul 2008       07-21-2009, 11:27 AM Reply   
those new nautique towers really grow on ya, when they first started showing sneak peeks of them and stuff i thought they were god awful, but they actually look pretty legit, especially with a bimini and loaded board racks haha
Old     (wakeandmx)      Join Date: Apr 2009       07-21-2009, 8:13 PM Reply   
awesome, congrats
Old     (tommyg)      Join Date: Apr 2002       07-21-2009, 8:50 PM Reply   
I too thought the tower was god-awful the first time I saw i love it. I assume it folds pretty flat?

Boat looks amazing. A new 230 is definitely on the family wish list for the next year, I want something very close to what you have.
Old     (hehateme)      Join Date: Sep 2008       07-21-2009, 10:01 PM Reply   
badass boat man!
Old     (havasu4life)      Join Date: Aug 2008       07-21-2009, 10:26 PM Reply   
Very nice! and very clean!! I bet it looks even more sexy fully weighted down!!!
Old     (sinkoumn)      Join Date: Jan 2007       07-22-2009, 6:09 AM Reply   
Awesome boat, definitely jealous of that setup! Once you get it all setup, make sure to take some wake pics!
Old     (lion90)      Join Date: Jul 2009       07-23-2009, 5:50 AM Reply   
I will definitely take and post some pics when weighted and some of the wake. The 230 wake is definitely interesting/unique as it can look a bit washy from the boat because of the little lip the hull creates but even though it looks like it is on top of the wake, it is actually on the backside and not on the face of the wake that you hit. Took me a bit to clear my head of that mentally.
Old     (tazz3069)      Join Date: Aug 2008       07-23-2009, 6:46 AM Reply   
Simply Beautiful. I can hardly wait to get mine. That is a definite for next year.
Old     (wackbag)      Join Date: Feb 2009       07-23-2009, 8:13 PM Reply   
I love the z5 on the tower. Is the z5 available on all three tower choices? I actually like all three towers but I think the z5 option would push me one way or the other...
Old     (aarond0083)      Join Date: Apr 2007       07-23-2009, 8:29 PM Reply   
z5 is available on FCT1 and FCT3. Doesn't fit the FCT2 (Titan Polished Stainless Tower)
Old     (bullydog)      Join Date: Sep 2008       07-25-2009, 2:45 PM Reply   
Just wondering, Does the 230 not have the bench rear seating like the 210 and 220?

Thats one great looking boat.
Old     (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       07-25-2009, 2:53 PM Reply   
Yes the 230 has a rear facing seat as well, but it can be removed.
Old     (hehateme)      Join Date: Sep 2008       07-25-2009, 6:30 PM Reply   
Whats the price on a boat like that?
Old     (bullydog)      Join Date: Sep 2008       07-25-2009, 7:39 PM Reply   
The seating in the nautique's is the biggest seller to me. I love malibu's but I hate having to turn around to watch the rider. I think the 230 will be my next boat.
Old     (tazz3069)      Join Date: Aug 2008       07-26-2009, 7:06 AM Reply   
Great looking boat. I just got back from San Diego, looking at the 230. Wow what a beautiful boat. After I sell my current boat, I will be going back to order my new boat.
Old     (lion90)      Join Date: Jul 2009       07-27-2009, 5:42 AM Reply   
Prices can vary so much depending on region and how willing you are to work at the deal. I will not post what I paid but I can tell you that I did get an incredible deal. Granted, I worked on the deal for a few months before it got to the price I wanted but I can tell you that there are great deals out there on 2008 and 2009 leftovers (of all manufacturers). I actually got this 2009 for cheaper than some 2008s I called about.

The MSRP is a little over 100K the way mine is configured however no one pays that much (or shouldn't). I brought mine home for a lot less than that.


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