Well, I live in Austin, TX so lake Tahoe is a stretch.
Last weekend I was on lake Travis however (pretty big lake), and it was damn rough out in the middle with all the big boats. It handled it MUCH better than my old Prostar, but it's never going to take waves like a big, deep-V stern drive. Wakeboard boats are just not designed to.
However, the wakeplate makes a HUGE difference. Put the plate all the way down, bury the nose into the waves, and it does pretty damn good. I can do 30 across chop that would have me going 15 in the Mastercraft.
I wasn't even sure about the wakeplate when I got the boat, but it's awesome. I can't imagine not having it now.
I still back off when I see huge rollers though. Although it could probably take the pounding, I just don't like abusing my boats like that.
We love our SSV, I think you will too if you get it.
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(Message edited by ZBoomer on June 22, 2004)