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Old    Eder Garavito Garavito (spicychalupa69)      Join Date: May 2005       03-16-2009, 1:01 PM Reply   
What do you guys think uses more gas, wakesurfing or wakeboarding? Lets assume that for both activities the boat is weighted accordingly for a generous wakeboarding wake and a generous wakesurfing wave. Assuming that we would be using a newer inboard 350-375hp. I am just curious what everyone thinks!
Old    Paul (psudy)      Join Date: Dec 2003       03-16-2009, 1:11 PM Reply   
I would think it would be quite a bit more for surfing. There would be a lot more drag.
Old    Tyler McCurdy (tyboarder03)      Join Date: Nov 2003       03-16-2009, 1:21 PM Reply   
I personally believe it uses less wakesurfing. You're cruising much slower similar weight amounts(different locations). Based on what I've seen day to day when riding is the gauge goes down a lot faster in a day of only boarding vs a day of only surfing. Boat is 06 VLX in profile.
Old    WakeMikey (wakemikey)      Join Date: Mar 2008       03-16-2009, 1:33 PM Reply   
Wakeboarding uses more imo. Slower speed = slower rpms.
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-16-2009, 1:39 PM Reply   
I would say Wakeboarding uses more too.

Wakesurfing and Wakeboarding run close to the same RPM for us, within 1,000 (wakeboarding more)... and wakeboarding has that initial blast to get out of the water
Old    WakeMikey (wakemikey)      Join Date: Mar 2008       03-16-2009, 1:48 PM Reply   
Well it you are running 2000 rpms or so for surfing and 3000 for boarding that's a big difference, 30%. Those are just example numbers, I don't know what my boat runs right off the top of my head. Also I will be propping down soon, so that will change it..
Old    salty87 (salty87)      Join Date: Jul 2002       03-16-2009, 2:16 PM Reply   
boarding....takes a bunch of energy to get on plane and stay there

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