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Old    ccarter            10-19-2006, 10:24 AM Reply   
What are some good direct drives for the big lakes? I have a malibu skier and tired getting beat up in the chop. Thanks
Old     (jon43)      Join Date: Aug 2003       10-19-2006, 10:29 AM Reply   
I have a 95 hydrodyne and it is pretty smooth. look at my profile for a pic
Old    mendo247            10-19-2006, 10:32 AM Reply   
Old     (jon_a)      Join Date: Feb 2003       10-19-2006, 10:33 AM Reply   
If you can find one, a Supra Launch d-drive. Deep sideways and freeboard. Might sacrifice some on the slalom side but the wakeboard wake will be good. You won't find them new though, they quit making the d-drive version for 2007.
Old     (jetskiprosx)      Join Date: Aug 2004       10-19-2006, 10:34 AM Reply   
The new 247RX is a a DD
Old     (curtisco24)      Join Date: Dec 2005       10-19-2006, 12:28 PM Reply   
I ride is smooth in rough water.
Old     (akdoc)      Join Date: Feb 2004       10-19-2006, 12:38 PM Reply   
Tige 22ir, or the Malibu 23 XTI, or the 247RX.
Old    ccarter            10-19-2006, 1:48 PM Reply   
What do you guys think of the Tige 21i?
Old     (jimr)      Join Date: Sep 2001       10-20-2006, 5:21 AM Reply   
I'll vouch for the Supra d-drive. It's no deep-V stern drive but it handles chop as good or better than any other d-drive ski boat I've been in.
Old     (pittsy)      Join Date: Apr 2004       10-20-2006, 5:29 AM Reply   
I think my X-Star handles chop very well.
Old     (woreout)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-20-2006, 7:24 AM Reply   
I would wait for MCs new CSX 220 coming out, direct drive, center console with lots of ballast.
Old    brodster            10-20-2006, 7:54 AM Reply   
Centurion Tornado! This has been a great boat...
Old     (jamie_lamar)      Join Date: Mar 2004       10-20-2006, 8:21 AM Reply   
TEST DRIVE & RIDE!!!! That way you know how each boat will handle & perform. I would suggest the Supra Launch 21, it nice and deep and takes rough water well. Itís also a great cross over boat with the hydraulic wake plate and gravity ballast for ski & wakeboard.
Old     (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       10-20-2006, 9:34 AM Reply   
I think depending on how rough the water is most DD's are gonna ride a tad bit harder than V-drives because of the way they However I have been is some pretty hard riding SAN's. I think its mostley how the SAN's were driven at one constant speed. Bam Bam Bam across the water. I have a DD nautique and if you drive it correctley (vary the speed with the rollers) you can make a pretty smooth ride in rough water. I would bet that most DD's or V drives are all the same. They all have sweet spots in the Hull or V that they ride the smoothest at in rough water. Depending on how the boat is weighted will change the ride at a sertan MPH. You put any boat on the flatest part of the hull and its gonna ride rough. If your asking what boat can you put at 34 mph and leave it and drive across a rough body of water and will have the smmothest ride thats a question that I dont know or can answer.


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