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Old    sydwayz (sydwayz)      Join Date: Mar 2003       10-26-2005, 10:06 AM Reply   
Check out Calabria's new 20' V-Drive.

http://www.fmcwatersports.com/Calabria%20photos.htm
Old    Adam Curtis (acurtis_ttu)      Join Date: May 2004       10-26-2005, 10:25 AM Reply   
I like the trnasom protector built in to the transform. That interior looks like it would be scorching hot during the summer (Texas) with all the dark colors. The interior (vertical bar size stripes)kinda reminds me of the umpa-lumpa's from charlie in the chocolate factory.

(Message edited by acurtis_ttu on October 26, 2005)
Old    Shawn Wilson (wakestar8878)      Join Date: Oct 2003       10-26-2005, 10:29 AM Reply   
The interior looks like SH:T!
Old    Stanfield (stanfield)      Join Date: Mar 2004       10-26-2005, 10:47 AM Reply   
If you made it red and white Mr. Peppermint could drive it.
Old    Adam Curtis (acurtis_ttu)      Join Date: May 2004       10-26-2005, 10:56 AM Reply   
I was trying to be nice about the interior.
A few other small things I noticed was the position of the driver's cup holder is not good, it's too high, for 2 reasons. Everyone can see what kind of beverage your drinking (think about this for a sec) # 2 kinda like a pendulum....the higher away from the center (in this case the boat hull) you are the more movement, which means spilled beverage everytime you hit a decent size roller. I think the little things (wiring, screws used, lights, use of storage, cup holders ect.) can tell you just as much about a boat as the big things. Just an observation
Old    Brent (mcx2ryd)      Join Date: Sep 2005       10-26-2005, 10:59 AM Reply   
The only thing that looks moderately decent is the dash.... Everything else.. meh..
Old    Darren Yearsley (ralph)      Join Date: Apr 2002       10-26-2005, 11:03 AM Reply   
Apart from the stripes on the interior it looks great. Whats the spec's, width, weight, etc etc
Old    Mark Riley (madchild1)      Join Date: Mar 2005       10-26-2005, 11:09 AM Reply   
i'm glad calabria finally made a v-drive that was smaller than their oil tanker. it'll be way easy to sack that thing out now! i like the cal-air-pro-v wake, but it is just too big to easily sack out. the stock 700 is a joke, it needs like 1400 lbs factory.

the interior is interesting.

now they just need to go over to indmar and we'd be in business!

(Message edited by madchild1 on October 26, 2005)
Old    Machew (mbrown)      Join Date: May 2005       10-26-2005, 11:16 AM Reply   
The tower is very nice. I like the sleek look, it's way better than the roll cage on the SAN 220.
Old    Mark Riley (madchild1)      Join Date: Mar 2005       10-26-2005, 11:25 AM Reply   
the roll cage on the SAN 220.




Old    eric fox (fox)      Join Date: Jul 2002       10-26-2005, 11:33 AM Reply   
There is no way that boat is only 20 feet. The interior is way too big. I do like the tower though.

Eric
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       10-26-2005, 11:36 AM Reply   
Interior stripes don't look good.
Old    Bryan Locke (gwnkids)      Join Date: Nov 2003       10-26-2005, 12:32 PM Reply   
Is that a wake plate?
Old    Craig Cox (wakedoctor)      Join Date: Dec 2004       10-26-2005, 12:46 PM Reply   
Looks just as wide as its brother.
Old    byerly137pro            10-26-2005, 1:14 PM Reply   
I dont like that tower, it looks really unstable.
Old    Ryan Rantz (airrantz)      Join Date: Jun 2004       10-26-2005, 1:17 PM Reply   
Is that a 6" x 9" sitting on top of the dash aiming up? I can't imagine that sounding good not to mention exposed to the elements facing up like that even with the windshield on top. Maybe my eyes are playing tricks on me but that's what it looks like. I do like the idea of a smaller Calabria.
Old    Ryan Rantz (airrantz)      Join Date: Jun 2004       10-26-2005, 1:19 PM Reply   
Stripes mean more seams to wear down over time.
Old    sydwayz (sydwayz)      Join Date: Mar 2003       10-26-2005, 1:28 PM Reply   
I have not seen the boat. I am not crazy for the interior. Yes it is adjustable wake plate. Also ballast gauges. And the speakers look to be 6-1/2. Same mounting as everyone else, Malibu, CC, ect. The tower is very sturdy. More ridgid than the Boss. But it is kinda low. Also one piece windsheild. Not sure of the boats length or width. Something around 20' long and 96-98" wide. It looks large inside due to the cab-forward design.
Old    Tdc_worm C (tdc_worm)      Join Date: Sep 2002       10-26-2005, 2:27 PM Reply   
i talked to bob (the owner of calabria) a few weeks back and here is the scoop i got:

new things for the pro v2 include:

dash
one piece windshield
adjustable wake plate
dual gas fills

i was told that the boat is a 20' foot version of the Pro V, and was designed because many lakes have a 20' limit on them. as for the interior, the black/gray looking panels are actually supposed to be carbon fiber in appearance. i havent seen them in person, but bob (calabria's owner) suggests that the pics do not do it justice. for me, the jury is still out. as far as hot, my Pro V interior is medium gray & only gets hot if the boat is sitting still...the trade off is that I never have bust my arse trying to make white upholstery look clean...i only clean it once a year!

believe it or not, the Pro V is only 21'6" long without the platform. at least that is what my title says. calabria achieves the huge interior in two ways: 1) they push the helm (dash) all of the way forward which opens up the interior and shrinks the bow. think of it as a cab forward design. this also helps them to get weight forward, so you never have to use a booster seat to see while getting on plane. 2) they carve out the interior as much as possible. the gunnels are not as wide as those on say a malibu.

location of the cupholder comment is a good observation...out of site out of mind. however, i keep my beverage in a coozie that hangs around my kneck (gotta protect the bev while driving!), well above that location. i have never had a spillage problem...and my Pro V plows through double ups...good sized rollers are not an issue...
Old    Cliff Griffin (seattle)      Join Date: Mar 2002       10-26-2005, 4:51 PM Reply   
The interior looks like the old snow ski Moon Boots material. as seen in Napolian Dynamite.
Old     (attila916)      Join Date: Oct 2005       10-26-2005, 6:58 PM Reply   
I would buy one for 38 but I don't see this being much less $ than the 43K pro v. I love the tower, the interrior... I agree with the vote for pedro comment!
Old    Machew (mbrown)      Join Date: May 2005       10-26-2005, 7:10 PM Reply   
Classic NapD, at least snow won't stick to the seats. Good observation! Pedro for Prez!!.
Old     (attila916)      Join Date: Oct 2005       10-28-2005, 2:19 PM Reply   
What is the price???????
Old    depoint50ae (depoint50ae)      Join Date: Jul 2005       10-28-2005, 2:36 PM Reply   
I like that the stereo is mounted on the driverside. The tower is SICK!!!
Old    Mark Riley (madchild1)      Join Date: Mar 2005       10-29-2005, 11:32 AM Reply   
i wish the mfg's would learn to put the hu where it is easily and comfortably reachable. i hate it how they all put them in weird spots.
Old    Grady (stresn)      Join Date: Oct 2004       11-01-2005, 10:16 PM Reply   
Hey guys, the link is from our store. As for the interior, remember that this boat was the proto-type. The interior can be changed, I have to admit that once I saw the interior it looks 100% different in a 3D look than in a 2D look on this pix. I must say that this boat is fantastic!!!! 20' long 98" wide and you can surf with only 2 occupants in the boat! Trust me, it will truely turn heads this year. One piece windshield, and a wake and performance that will blow you away. And the redesigned Pro V is a huge improvement as well.
Old     (attila916)      Join Date: Oct 2005       11-01-2005, 10:21 PM Reply   
Grady, what is the price on both the new pro v and the pro v 2???
Old    John Schneble (john30)      Join Date: Nov 2003       11-02-2005, 8:14 PM Reply   
Are they putting more factory ballast in them. Does the new pro v (not the pro v 2) have an adjustable wakeplate? Has that taken care of the porpoising?
Old    sydwayz (sydwayz)      Join Date: Mar 2003       11-02-2005, 9:10 PM Reply   
Grady, hope everything is going good. Hope the shoulder is better. I need to come down, boat show is coming soon.

Eric
Old    Baron Phillips (phil06140)      Join Date: Jul 2004       11-03-2005, 7:16 AM Reply   
dont yall thaink that the interior would get hot as hell with those dark blue stripes? imo white on the interior...
Old    Flight007 (poser007)      Join Date: Nov 2004       11-03-2005, 10:44 AM Reply   
As a former Pro V owner I would have to drive the boat. I definetely dont like the circus look with those stripes inside the boat. That would make me dizzy.
Old    Mark Riley (madchild1)      Join Date: Mar 2005       11-03-2005, 12:40 PM Reply   
if the interior was red and white it would look like a freakin candy cane.
Old    Greg McNeill (greg2)      Join Date: May 2002       11-03-2005, 7:07 PM Reply   
Still no word on price??
Old    Grady (stresn)      Join Date: Oct 2004       11-03-2005, 9:32 PM Reply   
I'll try to answer a few questions, as for the interior....remember that this was a proto type, we've ordered all of ours with the standard interior. As for the heat, the interior surprisingly doesn't get that hot...I too thought so, but it truely disapates heat. As for the performance, we surfed with only 2 people in the boat, the wake plate is now adjustable from the drivers seat and took a little getting use to...only because I've been use to driving a Pro V and it's just something new...but cromed tip exhaust and a huge platform that is composite is truely fantastic!!!!!!!! People are asking for price, it'll MSRP in the high 40's and probably go for somewhere in the mid 40's...I can't say exactly only because I haven't seen the final prices....but I have to say that the boat was great!!!!!!! You'll really have to take a look at it this year at the boat show!
Old    Flight007 (poser007)      Join Date: Nov 2004       11-04-2005, 10:42 PM Reply   
Whats up Grady? I met you at FMC water sports about 10 months ago. I was with my son looking at the Pro v's. Anyway just thought I would chime in and say hello.......and if anyone is looking for a great wake boat at a great price check out the Calabrias at FMC in Portland.

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