Articles
   
       
       
Pics/Video
   
       
       
Shop
Search
 
 
 
 
 
Home   Articles   Pics/Video   Gear   Wake 101   Events   Community   Forums   Classifieds   Contests   Shop   Search
WAKE WORLD HOME
Email Password
Go Back   WakeWorld > >> Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles Archive > Archive through August 27, 2006

Share 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old    Allen Sasser (bamacpa)      Join Date: Aug 2006       08-23-2006, 5:03 AM Reply   
I currently have a '04 SunTracker Party Deck 21' (220HP). The boat throws a pretty good wake (deep V hull) with enough weight and a proper trim (5-9 people). I have a regular ski pylon which makes the tow point about 4' above the water. I cannot put a tower on this boat because of the aluminum hull. I'm considering trading this boat for a 1996 MC Maristar 200VRS with the Corvette LT1 engine (319HP) and putting a tower on it.

Tow questions. Does the Maristar have a nice wake (loaded or not)? Will the tow point make much difference (another 3')?

I really like my deck boat and need help determining if this would be a good move. My son is into wakeboarding and is at the intermediate level, so progressing here is the main concern.
Old    www.midwestwakeboarder.com (gmarkham1)      Join Date: Sep 2003       08-23-2006, 8:28 AM Reply   
ummm...
cant really answer your question but I saw a monster tower on an aluminum boat over the weekend... I wish I had taken a pic..

here is couple from monster towers website...

http://www.monstertower.com/images/Lund_Steve_Crangle.jpg

http://www.monstertower.com/images/lund_mike_klarenbeek.jpg
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       08-23-2006, 8:34 AM Reply   
the 20 foot maristar question has been brought up before with no real answer. my local dealer has one and I'm thinking of taking it out just to see. I think the 23 foot maristar puts out a decent wake, but never heard of/seen anything behind the 20 footer... surely someone has sacked out this boat before
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       08-23-2006, 8:57 AM Reply   
found this. its comparing a 06 maristar 200 to an 06 X2. doesn't help a whole lot...
http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/3183/357463.html
This is a little more relavant: compares a 95 maristar 200vrs and 92 Nautique Excel.
http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/277514.html

hope that helps. not much discussion of the wake, but no one raggin on it either
Old    MAC (mac_attack)      Join Date: Oct 2003       08-23-2006, 9:03 AM Reply   
Allen, the only thing I can recommend is to test the boat out. Take your son and see if he like the wake. Another question to ask yourself, could you get a proven wake for similar money? Something like a 1996+ MC 205, Super Sport, Launch?
Old    Allen Sasser (bamacpa)      Join Date: Aug 2006       08-23-2006, 12:31 PM Reply   
Thanks guys.

Try this. Assuming the wake is sufficient, the other three advantages I can see over my deck boat are ability to put on a tower, more horsepower (319 vs. 220), and an inboard engine (compared to an I/O). I have been told by a couple of dealers that the aluminum could fold/buckle under the stress from the tower.

So, given the wake is sufficient, would the tower (3'- 4' higher tow point), additional horsepower, and an inboard engine be any better than what I have for wakeboarding?

There has to be some advantage or why else spend the big bucks on a "wakeboard" boat?

Thanks.
Old     (midwesty)      Join Date: Aug 2003       08-23-2006, 12:33 PM Reply   
we ride behind a 03 maristar...i think 21' or so

it puts out a very nice wake with 1300-1500 lbs

Reply
Share 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 6:26 PM.

Home   Articles   Pics/Video   Gear   Wake 101   Events   Community   Forums   Classifieds   Contests   Shop   Search
Wake World Home

 

© 2012 eWake, Inc.    
Advertise    |    Contact    |    Terms of Use    |    Privacy Policy    |    Report Abuse    |    Conduct    |    About Us