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Old    Chris W (weygone)      Join Date: Jun 2004       06-18-2005, 1:33 PM Reply   
Sorry to keep bugging yall for boat opinions but it seems that as soon as my family gets interested in a boat it sells. Right now there are four boats that have caught our eye.

'96 Malibu Sunsetter LX
Has tower, racks, wedge, 240 hours, and has been well kept.
price= $19000

'95 MC prostar 205
no tower(we would add one), 1100 hours w/ 100 on rebuilt engine, interior is in very good condition
price= $15000

'98 MB sports Boss 210
extended pylon, 375 hours, in good condition inside & out
price= $19800

'95 Sport nautique
extended pylon, not sure of hours, seems overpriced @ $20000

Which will provide the nicest wake assuming only 500-800 lbs are added? Which would it be most feasible to add a mostly hidden auto- ballast system to?
Thanks for all the help.
Old    gruelie            06-18-2005, 1:52 PM Reply   
i would go with the sunsetter. It has low hours and a tower along with racks and most importantly the wedge. the wedge helps shape the wake and throws a good one with no added weight. I ride behind a sunsetter quite frequently and really like it
Old    derrick lenz (derrick_lenz)      Join Date: Feb 2003       06-18-2005, 2:22 PM Reply   
i'd go with the sport but i think it is overpriced. about a month ago i found two sports just like that one on boattrader.com. one had 360 hrs the other like 450 and they were priced at 14-15.5 thousand each (no tower though). they were both in dallas which is pretty close to san antonio.
Old    Jason Callen (westsidarider)      Join Date: Feb 2003       06-18-2005, 3:19 PM Reply   
go with a v drive. they have the most room, easiest places to hide the weight and have the best stock wakes.
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       06-18-2005, 4:51 PM Reply   
The 205 and the Nautique should have the best wake. Which dealer is close to home for when you have to get it serviced?
Old    Chris W (weygone)      Join Date: Jun 2004       06-18-2005, 5:45 PM Reply   
Our lakehouse is on lake granbury (30-45 min from ft worth) where the boat will stay after purchase.
sunsetter is for sale by owner, 205 is for sale about 30 min away, nautique is for sale in san antonio but there is a partner dealership in austin (2-2.5 hrs away)
Old    Chris W (weygone)      Join Date: Jun 2004       06-18-2005, 9:02 PM Reply   
Now I have found another boat to throw into the mix. It's a 00 supra launch. It doesnt have a tower but has a ballast system, an electric wake plate and only 40 hours on rebuilt engine. Price is $17,500.
Old    drewsky24            06-18-2005, 9:14 PM Reply   
You should either pick the Supra or the MC prostar 205 seem.
Old    Brandon (sylv2080)      Join Date: Jun 2004       06-21-2005, 6:13 AM Reply   
That is weird that a Supra Launch (wakeboard boat) doesn't have a tower.......but yet it has a ballast system. hmmmmmmmmm that's strange
Old    Andrew Brown (robie)      Join Date: Mar 2004       06-28-2005, 9:37 PM Reply   
Which did you end up getting?

If you don't mind letting me know where did you find the Sport Nautique?
Old    CAR (super_air)      Join Date: Jun 2005       06-28-2005, 9:58 PM Reply   
Chris- I would stay away from the 2000 with a rebuilt engine on a five year old boat. Have you tried looking at flipsell.com for other boats in your area?
Old    Phil (mmobius2001)      Join Date: Jun 2004       06-28-2005, 10:04 PM Reply   
yeah that is strange a 00 Launch w/ no tower but a ballast and a rebuilt engine, for only 17,5 too, if its too good to be true theres usually a problem
Old    Chris W (weygone)      Join Date: Jun 2004       06-29-2005, 12:13 PM Reply   
Ya the launch had alot of problems. We still haven't gotten one yet. The sport is on boat trader online.
Old    Scott in KC (bigredhusker)      Join Date: Jan 2005       07-03-2005, 10:54 AM Reply   
ok... kinda feeding off this question... Looking for a family boat / people hauler for watersports. Have a 7 year old and 3 year old.. Would like to have something that could have 8 passengers comfortable but up to 10... I'm looking at a 2000 Supra Launch (ballast, plate, tower, etc.), and a wakesetter vlx (tower, but would add wedge & balast). Which of these do you think would fit our situation? I am an entry level wakeboarder (35 year old) and I plan on keeping this boat for a while... everyone we take out to the lake loves watersports.. thanks

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