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Old     (al_d)      Join Date: Aug 2005       08-29-2005, 5:57 AM Reply   
I pretty much narrowed my buying decision to a Sanger. I rode the 215 and it was the best boat I demo'd. I would like to go with the 230 for some extra room, but will I sacrifice much ride?

I really like the turning and nimble ride on the 215 and I won't be running it in rough water.

any comments are appreciated.
Old     (edandgem)      Join Date: Jun 2005       08-29-2005, 7:13 AM Reply   
I have a V210 and I have also been in the 215 and 230 Sanger and all three handle very good. You would not go wrong with any one of the three.
Old    mendo247            08-29-2005, 10:10 AM Reply   
I had this same question posted a month ago you might want to do a search and check the feedback.. i just bought an 06 v215 last week.. after looking at all three and listening to everyones advice i chose the 215.. the 210 throws an awesome wake.. the 215 also throws a great wake takes a little more weight im still playin with that.. imo the 215 offers an amazing amount of interior room and storage over the 210 plus you can get the tripple ballast.. the 230 is even bigger but is going to take way more weight to get a big wake but if you have a large crew you may need the extra room.. they all are great boats.. your gonna be hard pressed to find a better handling v drive.. i just felt the 215 had more than enough room, wasnt gonna take a ton of weight to get a good wake and is a little more nimble than the 230..
Old     (roberto)      Join Date: Aug 2004       08-29-2005, 3:55 PM Reply   
I own a 215 and was going for the 230 but couldn't fit the beast in my garage. Glad I have the 215 and if you're worried about people space, don't. I had 10 on board a few weekends ago and no one felt cramped at all. For me the wake is great with just the bow ballast a four friends in the back (800lb flesh sacks).
Old     (al_d)      Join Date: Aug 2005       08-30-2005, 4:59 PM Reply   
I decided to go with the 215.

The extra room it would have given me wasn't worth the $3K extra in my situation.

I'll pick it up on Friday after all the goodies are installed.

Thanks for the opinions.
Old    mendo247            08-30-2005, 5:13 PM Reply   
Old    stillstandin            08-30-2005, 6:04 PM Reply   
Sweet, you are going to have one sick boat.
Old     (redv215)      Join Date: Mar 2005       08-31-2005, 11:40 AM Reply   
You will be sooooo happy. Congrads!
Old     (al_d)      Join Date: Aug 2005       09-06-2005, 12:39 PM Reply   
Well your not going to believe this. I cancelled the Sanger and bought an 06 VLX.
I liked the look of the Malibu better and a few other things so I spent a few $ extra and went with the Malibu. I still say the Sanger actually handles better (IMO). But I took delivery of the new Malibu last Friday in Sacramento.
Either boat is great in my opinion.
See ya on the lake.
Old     (ralph)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-06-2005, 3:07 PM Reply   
Turncoat! J/K The 06 VLX is sick, no doubt you will love it.
Old     (airrantz)      Join Date: Jun 2004       09-06-2005, 4:06 PM Reply   
Oooh traitor!!! Make sure your engine isn't out of alignment causing the hull to twist and the windshield frame to shift a whole 2 inches. Haha, jk man I'm sure you've seen the bogus thread on that one. I love the looks of the 06 VLX.
Old    mendo247            09-06-2005, 6:18 PM Reply   
BIG MISTAKE!! dude malibus suck compared to sangers!! ahh just kiddin i probablly would have stepped up too if i had the dough...i think malibus are probablly the best boat out there..just my opinion... so if you dont mind me askin how much more was the malibu compared to an equally equipped v 215??
Old     (al_d)      Join Date: Aug 2005       09-09-2005, 3:42 PM Reply   
Not exactly equally equipped..
Sanger 05, VLX 06, + power wedge & a few extra goodies (not much) and about $9k.

I really liked the Sanger dealer in Sacramento. That was the toughest part of the decision.
Old     (fergie23)      Join Date: Sep 2004       10-16-2005, 9:31 PM Reply   
Anyone keep a Sanger 215 in a garage...any idea how tall it is with tower collapsed? Thx
Old     (sanger215guy)      Join Date: Oct 2004       10-17-2005, 7:33 AM Reply   
My 215 is in the garage. I have a standard size garage and I have to take the ball off when my tower is up
Old    stillstandin            10-17-2005, 9:13 AM Reply   
Mine is also in the garage. The entrance to the garage is 7ft. With the tower folded down, it is around 6-10.
Old     (wakehound)      Join Date: Oct 2003       10-18-2005, 9:02 AM Reply   
Tracy, the tower sits at about 6'9" when folded, if I remember correctly. You can pull the back seat, and it'll sit in a little deeper too. I'll try to remember to measure it tonight and post it tomorrow.
Old     (redv215)      Join Date: Mar 2005       10-18-2005, 1:10 PM Reply   
My V215 fits in a standard garage also. I meaured my tower in the down position @ 6'10"
Old     (fergie23)      Join Date: Sep 2004       10-18-2005, 1:37 PM Reply   
Thanks for the info - I think it will fit!!!
Old    stillstandin            10-18-2005, 5:21 PM Reply   
What I do, is take the back seat out, then put the coast guard orange vests, in the plastic package down, so the speaker box is the thing supporting the weight.
Old     (fergie23)      Join Date: Sep 2004       10-30-2005, 9:54 AM Reply   
Thanks for all the garage garage is 82" att he narrowest point of the roll-up door. Do you all have roll-up type doors also...looks like it will just fit!
Old     (ghostrider_2)      Join Date: Aug 2004       10-30-2005, 10:40 AM Reply   
WOW tate is there a difference or can I not measure, I got mine at just over 8ft wioth tower folded!
Old     (fergie23)      Join Date: Sep 2004       10-30-2005, 10:21 PM Reply   
Does anyone know how much weight is in each ballast on V215 if you get triple ballast?
Old     (ghostrider_2)      Join Date: Aug 2004       10-31-2005, 4:13 AM Reply   
I believe the rear is 350 each and the front 450,
yeah its less than 8ft tate forgot not putting the tower all the way down.


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