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Old    dbogart            06-20-2004, 11:20 AM Reply   
guys,

with your help i decided to sell the fishing boat. please recommend some manufactures/models
that i could have fun with wakeboarding on for under $5,000. I know its not alot of $ to spend on a boat, but thats about all i have right now. I was considering getting a bayliner (what i learned to wakeboard on) but am hearing some negative stuff about them. What other type of used boats will be satisfactory?

Thanks-you guys are a great help!
Old    Stanfield (stanfield)      Join Date: Mar 2004       06-20-2004, 12:00 PM Reply   
I'd go with an older nautique, mastercraft, supra, etc....add an extended pylon, and weight that bitch down.

SFH
Old    walt            06-20-2004, 12:27 PM Reply   
I'll second the older Natique.
Old    Leo Lasecki (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       06-20-2004, 12:35 PM Reply   
just make sure the transmission is working good if you weight it down. I know a lot of people kill there engines that way.
Old    dbogart            06-20-2004, 4:37 PM Reply   
so you guys think a bayliner isnt worth it?
Old    walt            06-20-2004, 4:56 PM Reply   
Bayliner's are low end boats and it wont have a very big wake. If You want a nice wake try to find a direct drive or V drive inboard.
Old    dbogart            06-20-2004, 8:33 PM Reply   
walt, pardon the newbie....whats a direct drive and whats a v drive inboard?
Old    andy (33drew)      Join Date: Apr 2003       06-20-2004, 11:40 PM Reply   
inboards- direct drives and v-drives both have their props under the boat, good system. D drives (direct drives) have an engine in the middle of the boat and the driveshaft goes straight from the engine to the water. Very efficient. V-drives have their engine towards the stern of the boat but its flipped around backwards so the drive shaft faces forward, towards the bow. Then the drive shaft is relayed backwards to the rear and through the hull of the boat. Both are definately better than a bayliner which is an outboard or an i/o,they are very ineffiecient. Try to find a 80's mastercraft or ski nautique. It will be worth it.

(Message edited by 33drew on June 20, 2004)
Old    Jay (jayc)      Join Date: Sep 2002       06-21-2004, 2:08 AM Reply   
Don't get many V-drives around the 5K mark!

Get an old nautique. Should be able to get an early 80s ski nautique for 5K. Most likely tatty but hey you can always fix her up.
Old    dbogart            06-21-2004, 5:14 AM Reply   
thanks for the education fellas. i'll let you know what happens.

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