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Old    Dave (daveronix199)      Join Date: Feb 2009       03-30-2009, 6:30 AM Reply   
My Parents and i are looking to upgrade we have driven and i have tested all of the wakes they all have pros and cons i would just like to know what everyone thinks thanks

Dave
Old    Clint (ttuclint)      Join Date: Sep 2003       03-30-2009, 6:33 AM Reply   
Aloha TwinX 32 pontoon boat.

http://www.iboats.com/sites/alohapontoons/site_page_7447/images/l_Aloha_Pontoon_Boats_-_PS_Twin_X-32_2007_AI-253151_II-11523464.jpg

(Message edited by ttuclint on March 30, 2009)
Old    Michael Hunter (mhunter)      Join Date: Mar 2008       03-30-2009, 6:40 AM Reply   
Nautique!
Old    Jim Baker (jim33)      Join Date: Feb 2008       03-30-2009, 7:26 AM Reply   
230 for sure
Old    Aaron (aarond0083)      Join Date: Apr 2007       03-30-2009, 7:33 AM Reply   
230
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       03-30-2009, 7:40 AM Reply   
Watch the video in the main board of Rusty hitting X-Star double ups. Need I say more?

If wake quality is first, it's an easy decision.
Old    Sinko (sinkoumn)      Join Date: Jan 2007       03-30-2009, 7:47 AM Reply   
230 or X-Star
Old    tommy robertson (tomcat22)      Join Date: Jun 2007       03-30-2009, 7:51 AM Reply   
supra or 230
Old    Erik (kinger)      Join Date: Jun 2007       03-30-2009, 7:58 AM Reply   
230
Old    Brad Chesley (bchesley)      Join Date: Apr 2001       03-30-2009, 8:09 AM Reply   
230
Old    BMG (wackbag)      Join Date: Feb 2009       03-30-2009, 8:11 AM Reply   
230
Old    Paul Weintz (paulw)      Join Date: Dec 2006       03-30-2009, 8:57 AM Reply   
star
Old    Kevin Hoye (wakebrdr38)      Join Date: Sep 2006       03-30-2009, 9:24 AM Reply   
230 is awesome.
Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       03-30-2009, 9:31 AM Reply   
Dave, you may want to consider a 23LSV if you are looking at the 230 SAN. It would be more comparable and is a great boat with a great wake.

That being said every boat you listed is awesome. Buy the one you/your parents like the best. Which way are you guys leaning right now?
Old    WakeMikey (wakemikey)      Join Date: Mar 2008       03-30-2009, 9:39 AM Reply   
Thanks for the boat dad
Old    Paul (psudy)      Join Date: Dec 2003       03-30-2009, 10:07 AM Reply   
So the kids supposed to feel bad because his dad is buying a boat? Most people get their start growing up with parents that like boating. Don't flame him for it.

(Message edited by psudy on March 30, 2009)
Old    Jeremy (wake77)      Join Date: Jan 2009       03-30-2009, 10:15 AM Reply   
Wakecraft, fo sho.
Old    Nick Yochman (lakemiltonwake08)      Join Date: Oct 2008       03-30-2009, 10:23 AM Reply   
Well after testing all of them you should have a clear decision on which one you like best. But my vote goes to the 230.
Old    WakeMikey (wakemikey)      Join Date: Mar 2008       03-30-2009, 10:24 AM Reply   
Not a $70,000 boat.
Old    Dave (daveronix199)      Join Date: Feb 2009       03-30-2009, 10:26 AM Reply   
we are leaning towards the X star or the 230 because of location of dealers being 20 minutes in either direction.. We are family friends with the mastercraft dealer but we didnt like how the x-star drives like a tank... that being said the 230's wake was alot different from a mastercarft... thanks for your all of your help it seems to me that alot of people are a real big fan of both so whatever our family decides it cant be a bad choice! Thanks alot
Old    CMC X Stars (02wakesettervlx)      Join Date: Jun 2001       03-30-2009, 10:26 AM Reply   
X Star
Old    Nu Bu (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       03-30-2009, 10:26 AM Reply   
You could easily narrow down your choices if you decided you didn't want above the floor ballast, whether it be bags or hard tanks. I would never have above the floor stock ballast again I hate it.
Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       03-30-2009, 10:28 AM Reply   
I have never thought the Xstar handled bad. I have been up to Radar Lake and had the xstar loaded down and it handles fine around the islands.
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-30-2009, 10:29 AM Reply   
230
Old    Aaron (aarond0083)      Join Date: Apr 2007       03-30-2009, 11:02 AM Reply   
WakeMikey seems to have a vendetta against anyone looking at new boats. Seen it in a few threads now.

I think it's great that parents buy wake boats. I'm sure his parents enjoy the lake and boating too so what is the big deal? And whether people like it or not, these wake boats weren't made just for core wake boarders. They also make great family boats and the family that can afford and wants a nice boat I say more power to them.
Old    Matt Anderson (xaggie)      Join Date: Nov 2002       03-30-2009, 11:26 AM Reply   
Star...heheh
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       03-30-2009, 11:52 AM Reply   
230
Old    Paul (psudy)      Join Date: Dec 2003       03-30-2009, 11:59 AM Reply   
Jealoucy is a crappy way to go through life, wakemikey. What if his dad posted the question. Would you flame him for buying a nice boat for his family?
Old    Ray Markham (wakeborder5)      Join Date: Jun 2002       03-30-2009, 11:59 AM Reply   
WhineyMike, go somewhere else. There's no reason to flame him, he's not acting spoiled or anything, jusy asking for advice and justification for the purchase his family is soon going to make. Be glad his family is supporting the industry in these tough times
Old    Bill Knudson (drknute3)      Join Date: Sep 2008       03-30-2009, 12:24 PM Reply   
WakeMikey,

Op says parents and I looking to upgrade. How does that equate to dad buying a new boat for son? Could easily be a 50/50 or something. Sheesh!
Old    Chance Alex (calexan)      Join Date: Dec 2008       03-30-2009, 12:49 PM Reply   
230 then VLX then X-star and I own a Bu.

But of course its a 23LSV so id pick that over the 230 :-)
Old    michaelspsp (michaelspsp)      Join Date: Sep 2007       03-30-2009, 1:20 PM Reply   
x-star handles fine at speed. dump the tanks before docking tho...... it does not like to turn weighted at docking speed... i mean my gf who never drove a boat before pulls me no problem and she is 5 foot 3. i wouldnt let her dock it tho....and she wouldnt want to
Old    WakeMikey (wakemikey)      Join Date: Mar 2008       03-30-2009, 2:27 PM Reply   
sorry I will stay out of the thread
Old    Andy (michridr69)      Join Date: Dec 2008       03-30-2009, 2:27 PM Reply   
mikey is mad becasue hes not gettin a new boat
Old    Jon Allen (jon_a)      Join Date: Feb 2003       03-30-2009, 3:50 PM Reply   
All great boats for sure. I personally would pick the Supra.
Old    anndrew smith (smith86)      Join Date: Mar 2009       03-30-2009, 6:24 PM Reply   
hey ive had a supra 24ssv and now a 22.
ive ridden behind a bunch of boats but only owned supra. the 22 is the best of both worlds 15 passenger instead of 16 on the 24. and way better handling, and the wake is awesome. and for the money you cant go wrong with supra. i would suggest make sure you get the big motor and the right prop
Old    Ewing (johnsvt)      Join Date: Dec 2006       03-30-2009, 6:42 PM Reply   
Test drive they are all good and will fit everyone differently...
Old    Dave Broderick (nosebleed)      Join Date: Apr 2004       03-30-2009, 6:57 PM Reply   
none because they don't have a head
Old    Peter Apgar (blind_pete)      Join Date: Nov 2008       03-30-2009, 7:00 PM Reply   
230 then VLx and i own a VLX
Old    wes umland (ryan11)      Join Date: Jan 2008       03-30-2009, 7:23 PM Reply   
x star is the badddddest boat out there. everybody knows it.
Old    John Bauer (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       03-30-2009, 7:39 PM Reply   
Supra shouldn't even be in the same category with those boats. The reason I say that is because the cost of a Supra is a WHOLE lot cheaper..... Nautiques and X-Stars are at least $10K to $20k higher.
Old    Tyler Lindsay (tx03gt)      Join Date: Feb 2008       03-30-2009, 7:52 PM Reply   
X-Star
Old    Nick Yochman (lakemiltonwake08)      Join Date: Oct 2008       03-30-2009, 7:59 PM Reply   
X-Star is hands down one of the greatest wakes out there. But I feel like there is more to a boat than just the wake. Mastercraft is getting passed up in innovation and new features. I feel like the Nautiques have alot more to offer inside of the boat, and it's wakes are still on the same par as Mastercraft.
Old    Johnny (johnny_defacto)      Join Date: Sep 2006       03-30-2009, 11:52 PM Reply   
230.
Old    anndrew smith (smith86)      Join Date: Mar 2009       03-31-2009, 3:10 PM Reply   
yea i agree with john when it comes to the money.
and like someone else said test drive all the different makes you can and decide on the one that fits your likes and needs the best.(i mean this is wake boarding one of the funest sports ever) pic one and enjoy it.
Old     (freshtracks)      Join Date: Feb 2006       03-31-2009, 3:33 PM Reply   
sorry wes but the chaparral is the most EXTREME boat on the water........
Old     (freshtracks)      Join Date: Feb 2006       03-31-2009, 3:34 PM Reply   
btw.... 230.... F-ING sick boat!
Old    Eyekahn (eyekahn)      Join Date: Aug 2007       04-01-2009, 6:13 AM Reply   
A 230 with 4000lbs in ballast does not chine lock, it drives like there is no weight in it. Get it.
Old    Moe (nauti4life)      Join Date: Sep 2008       04-01-2009, 8:56 AM Reply   
Does the engine make a difference? PCM has won JD powers 4 yrs in a row. Indmar is in all the other boats. I think the motor makes a big difference. $.02
Old    Aaron (aarond0083)      Join Date: Apr 2007       04-01-2009, 9:38 AM Reply   
The PCM ZR6 is the best inboard engine by a mile. So powerful, yet efficient at the same time.
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       04-01-2009, 10:17 AM Reply   
IMO..... The current X-star is the best boat every made. They drive awesome, handle a ton of weight, make great wakes and look sick.

What else could you want. I'm pretty partial to the picklefork, too. It adds a bunch of extra room in the nose of the boat. Great for chillen.
Old    Jay (ironj32)      Join Date: Jan 2007       04-01-2009, 10:37 AM Reply   
X-Star
Old    Michael ImObersteg (kickflip_mj)      Join Date: Apr 2007       04-01-2009, 11:30 AM Reply   
so i take it my VLX sucks??
Old    Matt (duckguy)      Join Date: Jul 2006       04-01-2009, 11:45 AM Reply   
No the carpet just doesnt come out, thus allowing moisture to sit and rot away the non formed-in cushion bases.
Old    Nu Bu (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-01-2009, 11:48 AM Reply   
^^^^LOL, and that's why you're looking into getting one right...
Old    Michael ImObersteg (kickflip_mj)      Join Date: Apr 2007       04-01-2009, 11:49 AM Reply   
oh i get what you are saying... i like the interior and i do let my carpet dry after every day... i could see though for someone who likes to hose out there boats which is becoming more and more common for some reason
Old    Matt (duckguy)      Join Date: Jul 2006       04-01-2009, 11:55 AM Reply   
Just a joke guys-lighten up!
Old    Nu Bu (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-01-2009, 12:06 PM Reply   
OOOps it is April fools.
Old    Matt (duckguy)      Join Date: Jul 2006       04-01-2009, 12:47 PM Reply   
yupper!
Old    Dizzy Jenkins (dizzyj)      Join Date: Jul 2003       04-01-2009, 12:55 PM Reply   
I was torn between a 230 (236) and an xstar. What decided for me was a)price, b)seating arrangment (I love the rear facing seats) c)narrowish "nautique" wake and d) high freeboard for surfing.

all in all I think its the best overall boat out there. Maybe an xstar has a 1-2% "better" wakeboarding wake but all the other comforts were better with the 236, edging out the xstar.
Old    Michael ImObersteg (kickflip_mj)      Join Date: Apr 2007       04-01-2009, 2:13 PM Reply   
oh crap it is april first..... oops got to pay the rent.lol

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