hmmm... i agree that narrow is more easy to sink. i disagree that narrow is more steep. for example, a 205v has a 90 inch beam, a SAN has a 91 inch beam. why then is the the SAN considered to have a steeper wake? it has to do with the wetted surface of the boat. my parents 92" i/o barely throws a wake no matter how much weight you have in it.
additionally, if you weight more fore than aft, your wake gets rampier, and visa versa, regardless of width.
if you look at a SAN from above, its widest point is at the stearn (not sure how it looks from below). it has a shape that is completely unique in the WB world (again from above). you might assume that the boat, being wedged-shaped, forces water wider at and past the stearn and then lets it come back together more forcefully, creating a steeper wake (this is beer math hydrodynamics at best).
actually, i think i may have figured it out. every SAN i see running down the lake seems like it runs bow high... 1.5 out of 3 of the tracking fins is out of the water at least... more weight in the rear equals steeper wake, right? add that to the sun deck being the boats widest point and you have a steep wake.
so it seems that the sanger, 205v i presume, and the x1 are steep as well?
dizzy, get off the comp and go ride something.