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Old    bocephus            01-16-2006, 1:40 PM Reply   
I just had to post this! I guess you can put a tower on anything...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Skeeter-SL210-2003-200-Yamaha-HPDI-Wakeboard-tower_W0QQitemZ4605619097QQcategoryZ63686QQrdZ1QQc mdZViewItem


Old     (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       01-16-2006, 2:02 PM Reply   
looks like a sanger 210 with a outboard
Old    bocephus            01-16-2006, 2:05 PM Reply   
That's just low, plain dirty rotten and low Grant!
Old     (wakestar8878)      Join Date: Oct 2003       01-16-2006, 2:47 PM Reply   
Grant remind me kick your ass when I see you at WSSR.
Old     (timmy)      Join Date: Jul 2001       01-16-2006, 2:48 PM Reply   
actually i have been in and barefooted behind a moomba boomerang with an outboard. damn fast little boat!
Old     (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       01-16-2006, 2:54 PM Reply   
LOL: Sorry Im not baggin on V-210's I have Sanger love. But Seriously put your thumb over the outboard and cover it up. To me it looks like a V-210. LOL
Old     (macdaddy)      Join Date: May 2004       01-17-2006, 6:34 PM Reply   
not one to clown on others boats but!!! you gota love the trolling motor hanging off the bow
Old     (nyelland)      Join Date: Oct 2005       01-17-2006, 11:24 PM Reply   
What do you expect from a boat mfg. SKEETER from Oklahoma... Its sad that the bid is over 12K
Old     (notsobueno)      Join Date: Dec 2004       01-17-2006, 11:49 PM Reply   
Well, since we're in the mood, how about this one:


seadoo
Old     (redv215)      Join Date: Mar 2005       01-18-2006, 12:02 AM Reply   
Please tell me that is Photoshop?!
Old     (notsobueno)      Join Date: Dec 2004       01-18-2006, 12:06 AM Reply   
sorry, not photoshop.
Make a hard edge cut behind that thing and tell me it won't tip over...only try to make me believe it!!!
Old     (jayc)      Join Date: Sep 2002       01-18-2006, 4:25 AM Reply   
landrover

We even have towers on our cars in the UK!
Old     (notsobueno)      Join Date: Dec 2004       01-18-2006, 10:05 AM Reply   
Oh, I am really liking the 'Rover tower!!
Old     (loudontn)      Join Date: Feb 2005       01-18-2006, 10:12 AM Reply   
I was looking at fishing boats with one of my coworkers who fishes, we went to look at Stratos boats and they have a model with a tower. was like wtf mate.
Old     (rich_g)      Join Date: May 2003       01-18-2006, 10:32 AM Reply   
if you're a sidearm style bass caster, you definitely don't want the optional tower
Old     (noti_dad)      Join Date: Jul 2003       01-18-2006, 11:33 AM Reply   
From the Seattle Boat show



Old     (bstroop)      Join Date: Apr 2005       01-18-2006, 11:36 AM Reply   
We see alot of Jet's with towers on them in Oregon. Never saw anyone riding behind one though.
Old    bocephus            01-18-2006, 1:10 PM Reply   
Outlaw Eagle Manufacturing, Gator Boats and Northwest Jest Boats all build killer jet boats. Aluminium hulls are freakin' great in a stream. There are couple of guys running around my area, Phoenix, AZ and Havasu with Aluminium jet boat hulls that run in upper 90's and low 100's. One of them even has a ballast system and tower.

Also check out Maha's wakeboat! No tower pics yet, but it's pretty crazy looking without the tower. Huge ballast system too.

http://www.mahaskis.com/custom_boats.html




Old     (srh00z)      Join Date: Jun 2003       01-18-2006, 1:28 PM Reply   
If I understand it correctly, the ballast on the boat above is provided by water in the protrusions on either side of the motor. It doesn't look like they ride in the water when it is empty. The full tanks would make the boat sit down in the water, and the tanks become part of the hull so to speak as the boat sinks down in the water, thus making the wake wider. Seems like a good idea as the boat would be more nimble and efficient and faster when the tanks are empty. There is still the issue of no interior room and the fact that it is an I/O that would have to be dealt with before it gains any wakeboard credibiility.
Old    bocephus            01-18-2006, 1:47 PM Reply   
Stephen,
I have seen the wake that boat makes at Havasu and let me tell you it's freakin' huge! The hull is a really deep V and when the ballast is full the ballast sponsons don't really do that much to the wake, it's the deep V that really slices the water. Maha makes slalom skis and is just fooling around with the above boat. He doesn't give a hoot about space since it's usually just him, the boarder and sometimes an observer, it's for skiing/boarding and nothing else. They have a couple other great big boats to party and store the ice chest on. The boat was made with salvage parts BTW.
Old     (srh00z)      Join Date: Jun 2003       01-18-2006, 3:38 PM Reply   
I am glad that my speculation as to how it functions were on the right track. I think it is really a cool idea, I don't care much for the looks of it, but for the most part when it comes to boats, I am pretty utilitarian as I care more about function than looks (however, this would take a little getting used to). Have you talked to the guy? I wonder how much one of those goes for.
Old     (rich_g)      Join Date: May 2003       01-18-2006, 3:51 PM Reply   
I have seen another article on the Maha boat. I understood that it was designed for pulling a slalom skier in long-distance endurance slalom races. Maha makes the premeir longboard skis for this event - over $1000 for a wood slalom ski.

Seems to be a pretty obscure hardcore sport with speeds up to 100mph.
Old    bocephus            01-18-2006, 4:36 PM Reply   
I have talked to Bob at Maha several times both on the phone and in person. The boat only does about 65-70 on a good day. The boat was not designed for endurance racing since it won't go fast enough. Bob uses a Sanger or a Schiada for racing although I don't think he races anymore. I have two of his longboards. Nothing is better to ride in rough water with. I have ridden a Maha longboard from Keithsburg, IL all the way to Nauvoo,IL on the mighty Mississippi which is over 50 miles. We did stop at all the locks though.
Old     (noti_dad)      Join Date: Jul 2003       01-18-2006, 4:47 PM Reply   
It's actually a pretty big sport. My father-in-law was a national champion back in the day. LK Mead held the World Championships a couple years back. Yep Worlds. Aussies are big into it. And the Catalina Ski Race is HUGE. I tried to ski it a couple times. Trained by skiing @ Havasu from the north to the south twice and to catalina and back. Both times I was ready but the boat broke before the race. I'd love to do it but not living in So Cal anymore makes it difficult. I have an old Maha racer with a graphite bottom. Cost me $800 used 20 years ago. But I've been clocked at 92 and hit 70 on the way to catalina while training. Speed skiing is fun. Used to love racing boats on Mohave. The look you get when you pass them @ 65 is hillarious.

That boat would have a hard time competing in the distance races. Probably more for shorter circle races. All the top long distance boats are over 30ft now and hit 100mph. He says it goes 65 so it'd be tough to compete with those guys.
Old     (rich_g)      Join Date: May 2003       01-18-2006, 5:10 PM Reply   
I should have done my homework - I didn't see the part about this being their "board boat" - just associated Maha w/ endurance racing.

"your telling me we don't get French benefits" (I'm that guy)
Old     (bigshow)      Join Date: Feb 2005       01-18-2006, 5:30 PM Reply   
How about a nice wakeboarding pontoon boat. Gandpa will have the hotest pontoon boat on the lake!

Pontoon

http://pontoon.net/display.cfm?fuse=shootout&testID=165
Old     (siuski)      Join Date: Feb 2003       01-20-2006, 8:19 AM Reply   
I love the trailer hitch balls used for cleats!
Old     (brit_rider)      Join Date: May 2004       01-20-2006, 8:31 AM Reply   
edward.... $66k for that! ouch!

I think for that amount of anyones money it could be better spent on a large runabout or wakeboat
Old     (fox)      Join Date: Jul 2002       01-20-2006, 9:49 AM Reply   
There was a pontoon with a V8 at the Cincy Boat show, that advertised 60+ MPH. It looked pretty bad with the big chrome pipes sticking out of the back and all.
Old    bocephus            01-20-2006, 10:47 AM Reply   
http://www.playcraftboats.com/speedrecord.htm

75 MPH!



We have several megatoons and playcrafts running around Arizona. All I can say is that I can't think of a better way to take 25 friends around the lake at 75 mph.

Check out the video of the Megatoon!http://www.boatinglifemag.com/video.jsp?streamingLink=worldpub_boats2005_playcra ft3200
Old     (psudy)      Join Date: Dec 2003       01-20-2006, 10:56 AM Reply   
I am trading my MC. THat thing is awesome.
Old     (rich_g)      Join Date: May 2003       01-20-2006, 3:20 PM Reply   
I got my pontoon up to 70 one time - it was on I-20 between Dallas and Shreveport.
Old     (brucemac)      Join Date: Dec 2005       01-20-2006, 4:41 PM Reply   
OMG!!! That playcraft pontoon boat is WICKED!!!

I WANT ONE!!! How much are those? Probably pretty pricey eh?
Old     (greatdane)      Join Date: Feb 2001       01-20-2006, 4:55 PM Reply   
Are all of these boats PAYING CORRECT CRAFT their tower royalties? :-)
Old    bocephus            01-20-2006, 4:57 PM Reply   
I know a guy here in Tempe who has the Megatoon in the video, he paid $120K new. I have seen them go for $54K two years old though. They suck through the gas like no tomorrow!
Old    low_key_wake            01-21-2006, 1:55 AM Reply   
Ok, so Im confused to our "official stance" here. Are we bashing these guys cause they cant afford a 50k$ wakeboat, or cause they are wakeboarding? guess its over my head.
Old     (rmcronin)      Join Date: Aug 2002       01-21-2006, 6:02 AM Reply   
Check this beauty out at 23'. I've often wondered what those long inboard center console fishing boats would be like for wakeboarding. You could line the perimeter with built in benches and cushions and spray down all the spilled beer when you're done with your session. Could make a great party/wake boat.

And I'm with Loki on the bashing. We have kids on my lake who made a pole for their aluminum boat with a 9.9hp engine and they have a blast. Granted, they all way in the 50-80lb. range, but it gets them out without their parents for wakeboarding and wakeskating. If it gets you on the water and puts a smile on your face you're livin'.
fish nautique
Old     (srh00z)      Join Date: Jun 2003       01-21-2006, 7:44 AM Reply   
The Fish Nautique is cool and I would be willing to bet it would put out quite a nice wake. And you wouldn't have to worry about taking water over the bow when it is sacked out.
Old    bocephus            01-21-2006, 8:36 PM Reply   
I don't think it's bashing just enjoying and discussing diversity.
Old     (srh00z)      Join Date: Jun 2003       01-21-2006, 9:10 PM Reply   
I'm not bashing either, I especially like the Rover pulling the boarder, as I drive around South Florida and see all of the canals along side the road I think what a waste. For what it's worth, I don't have a 50K wakeboat, mine was barely 5K.

(Message edited by srh00z on January 21, 2006)
Old     (monstertower)      Join Date: Mar 2003       01-24-2006, 8:27 AM Reply   






Old    bocephus            01-26-2006, 8:55 AM Reply   
My all time favorite boat!



Old     (bigshow)      Join Date: Feb 2005       01-26-2006, 9:37 AM Reply   
What we need is a hydroplane with a tower.
Old     (rich_g)      Join Date: May 2003       01-26-2006, 9:44 AM Reply   
I want one of those zero-radius mowers; my neighbor has one and it cuts his mowing time in half. I wouldn't need the board racks, but the light bar would let me mow at night - a big plus in Texas.

The ones I've seen for under $3K are Cub Cadet, Troy-Bilt, and Ariens. Anybody got any feedback? I don't need a high-end commercial machine. This is not really that OT, because yard work takes away from time on the lake.
Old     (noti_dad)      Join Date: Jul 2003       01-26-2006, 11:00 AM Reply   
Funniest thing I ever heard......
Woman at this year's Seattle Boat Show asked her husband what the cage on the top of the boat was for.

His response....
It's to keep the rope out of the water when you water ski or ride a skurfer.

I don't think most people know why it's there and only get it cause they thinkk it's the cool thing to have.
Old     (psudy)      Join Date: Dec 2003       01-26-2006, 11:21 AM Reply   
I have heard that its to pull more skiers, and hang more fishing line. People around here think they are dumb. "Whats all that scaffling for?"
Old    the_skeptic            01-26-2006, 3:36 PM Reply   
I had a guy ask me once if "those things on the side are for holding multiple skiers at the same time." He was refering to the board racks.
Old     (dcooper)      Join Date: Mar 2005       01-26-2006, 4:21 PM Reply   
I had someone, seriously, ask if it was a roll cage.
Old     (noti_dad)      Join Date: Jul 2003       01-27-2006, 11:55 AM Reply   
Let's put a tower on this and start a new sport. SPEED WAKEBOARDING The v-bottoms make a really big wake at slower speeds.


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