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Old    dannyboy04            10-16-2004, 1:13 PM Reply   
Thinking about a V drive verses an inboard and would like to see pics of the wake behind a V Drive Mastercraft or Ski Centurian..okay?
Old     (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       10-16-2004, 1:38 PM Reply   
It doesn't matter v drive or direct drive just weight it differently.As far as what boat,go with the best MASTERCRAFT.
Old     (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       10-16-2004, 1:42 PM Reply   
2 differnt boats w/ 2 different wakes. mastercraft will have a bigger and cleaner wake compared to a centurion.

ed, no riding today? you riding tomorrow?
Old     (wallyworld)      Join Date: Jan 2003       10-16-2004, 2:48 PM Reply   
just like ed said, go with the most overrated... i mean best
Old     (tantrum20)      Join Date: Nov 2001       10-16-2004, 4:41 PM Reply   
interesting fact about the V-drive is that it's not because of the way the motor is mounted at the back of the boat that they are called V-drive... it's because of the small gearbox that is used to take the drive shaft out of the motor(which is pointing in the direction of the nose of the boat) to the opposite direction with an angle right under the motor to the propeller... you probably didn't care but anyway...

I agree with ed also... the only thing is that with the V drives you usually have places to put sacs right next to the motor giving more room to move around in the boat... both can have a nice wake but have to be weightened differently... it depend a lot on the hull shape though... don't know which of mastercraft or ski centurion have the best hull for producing big and clean wakes...
Old    walt            10-16-2004, 5:05 PM Reply   
Here is the wake On my old 1990 D.D. I'm sure there are better D.D. wakes that mine because my boat has a wide beam. But it's a example all the same.
Old    wakeboardn4life            10-16-2004, 6:32 PM Reply   
i ride behind a tige 22v and the wake is really nice no white wash at all we just got some fat buddys too and its awesome
Old    upupnaway            10-17-2004, 8:23 AM Reply   
What do you load that up with Walt?
My buddy has a malibu sportster that looks to be about the size of your boat, but no matter how he has loaded it, the wake is nowhere near that big.
Old    walt            10-17-2004, 8:32 AM Reply   
Mike, Two 600# sacks. One on each side of the engine. My friend has a 93 Malibu Euro and He loads it up the same way and I think his wake is even better than mine. I don't know jack about the sportster though.
Old     (jaegermaster)      Join Date: Sep 2002       10-18-2004, 7:19 AM Reply   
Here is a pic of a sacked out '95 Pro Star 205.

Old     (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       10-18-2004, 9:49 AM Reply   
Danny boy 04 ~ It funny that you are looking at ski cfturions because before I bought my x-2 I was looking at the Enzo and the Avalanche and a season later I can definetly without a doubt say that I chose the right boat.I can say that for any other boat for that matter but let's stick to Ski Centurions.
Old     (raider40)      Join Date: Oct 2001       10-18-2004, 10:53 AM Reply   
Here's my 2002 XStar (X2) with around 2000# in it.

Old    ctpj            10-18-2004, 2:19 PM Reply   
G Master, how do you have your PS 205 sacked out? I have a '94 and am looking for a better wake.

Old     (wakeguru)      Join Date: Feb 2003       10-18-2004, 2:47 PM Reply   
That ain't sacked out. Look at the rooster.
Old     (shutupandboard)      Join Date: Aug 2002       10-18-2004, 6:46 PM Reply   
Here's a 1999 v-drive Xstar. It has a 500# sac on each side of the engine, a 300# sac in the locker in the middle, and 200# of sandbags in the bow. You can barely see the wake but it was the only pic i had of someone standing next to it.
Old     (jaegermaster)      Join Date: Sep 2002       10-19-2004, 7:22 AM Reply   
It's not my 205, but there are 2 fat sacs on either side of the motor, a ski locker sac in the locker and we either run a fat sac in the walk way with a fat buddy in the bow, or a fat sac and about 200lbs. of lead under the bow seats. Add that to 3-4 guys and the wake is pretty nice.
Old     (skibum69)      Join Date: Aug 2004       10-19-2004, 10:20 AM Reply   
Jae, put your 3 sacs in the back, you will be amazed at the vert you will get off the wake
Old     (jaegermaster)      Join Date: Sep 2002       10-19-2004, 5:36 PM Reply   
Jason, we used to do that but it is alot easier to get the boat to plane if we load a bit more evenly. Like I said, it's not my boat, I am just a lowly third.
Old     (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       10-19-2004, 11:10 PM Reply   
Well,my x-2 if I fill up the back lockers next to the engine thats additional 800lbs.I got to put the fat seat and approx.300lbs in the bow otherwise the boat doesn't plane worth a crap,and even then It's marginal.A 205 hull if it's a direct drive you need more weight in the back but if it's a v-drive like the x-2 need to displace weight 50-50 front to back and the wake is fenominal.
Old     (sunsport)      Join Date: Sep 2002       10-20-2004, 11:57 AM Reply   
Jae G,
Is that Lake Cavanaugh in your profile? It sure does look like it. That Lake is awesome. So smooth and warm.


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