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Old    Robert Grigsby (biggris79)      Join Date: Jan 2008       06-26-2009, 5:04 AM Reply   
Im in the market for a new boat and i want the best all around wakeboard boat i have a 08 220 nautique right now i dont like how it washes out the wake so easy im looking at the 230 right now what other boats should i been looking at that the wake dont wash out easy
Old    Rob.B (rbeckei)      Join Date: May 2007       06-26-2009, 6:28 AM Reply   
220 nautique is a great boat. You should find out how people are adding weight to the boat to get a better wake.

There is no such thing as the "best boat around" It comes down to a personal choice. You need to test drive a few and determine which one best suits your needs.

(Message edited by rbeckei on June 26, 2009)
Old    Ian Brown (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       06-26-2009, 6:35 AM Reply   
there is no way to determine the best wake boat... but my Tomcat's wake did not wash easily at all and with full ballast and a boat full of people the wake was legit.

I am pretty sure the consensus though is that the X-Star, 230, VLX, and Epic would be others commonly included in the running for best wake boat. Personally I htink the Widebody has an amazing stock wake but i'm sure there are owners goggles too :-)

(Message edited by wakereviews on June 26, 2009)
Old    Dave Thacker (driverlost)      Join Date: Oct 2008       06-26-2009, 7:15 AM Reply   
the boat that I own.

I like lots of other boats but I don't have boat envy.
Old    Isaac Gredinberg (extremeisaac)      Join Date: Aug 2005       06-26-2009, 7:45 AM Reply   
why not keep your 08 and make it work.. just weight it so that there is no wash..
Old    Clint (ttuclint)      Join Date: Sep 2003       06-26-2009, 7:54 AM Reply   
I believe the consensus before was that a 70's era tri-hull with a wooden tower was the ultimate wake machine.

Either that or that one kid's SeaRay.

(Message edited by ttuclint on June 26, 2009)
Old    pete c (saceone)      Join Date: Jan 2009       06-26-2009, 8:04 AM Reply   
the best boat out there is always your friend's boat
Old    Travis Price (sacwake)      Join Date: Jul 2008       06-26-2009, 8:13 AM Reply   
you mean this one, Clint?
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Old    Clint (ttuclint)      Join Date: Sep 2003       06-26-2009, 8:30 AM Reply   
yeah that is the one, look at the monster wake it throws.

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Old    Jon (jon4pres)      Join Date: May 2004       06-26-2009, 8:34 AM Reply   
The best boat is whatever you can get behind.
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       06-26-2009, 8:58 AM Reply   
230.
Old    Bill Knudson (drknute3)      Join Date: Sep 2008       06-26-2009, 10:49 AM Reply   
Best wake I have ever ridden is behind a Cobalt 226 with about 2200 pounds of ballast.


Of course it is the only boat I have ridden behind so my experience may appear limited.

Boat is paid in full as well, which makes it even better.
Old    Soli (nsolis220)      Join Date: May 2007       06-26-2009, 11:27 AM Reply   
issac thats the thing my buddy has the same boat you literally cant get a rekiable and clean wake out of it. We have tried 20 ways to weight it all no go. Pus unless you like riding at 25-26 mph dont even try to ride behind it. My boys teen kids wont ride nor his girl or mine wake isnt very solid.


For a good size boat with a clean wake get a sanger or Malibu. My vlx is clean at 18 mph on up and isnt weight sensetive at all.
Old    Phil White (philwsailz)      Join Date: Feb 2009       06-26-2009, 11:32 AM Reply   
This maroon and white rig put out a sweet wake! You could only surf it though, Trying to wakeboard behind it was sort of weird...

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Old    Brett Treiber (pc_sledge)      Join Date: Jan 2006       06-29-2009, 12:00 PM Reply   
I rode in a 220 just once but the boat had the most touchy wake I've ever experienced. Literally, if you moved your arm the wake would wash out on one side. This was a pro's boat. I'm sure he has a 230 now. But, for sure, I could only imagine how frustrating it would be to own a boat that was so sensitive to lateral distribution of weight.
Old    TigeMike (chpthril)      Join Date: Oct 2007       06-29-2009, 1:10 PM Reply   
Ok, everyone whip them out, it's another "Who's got the bigger #*!^" thread!
Old    Luker (xbones)      Join Date: Mar 2007       06-29-2009, 1:40 PM Reply   
The 230 is the best boat on the market right now. If you have the cash and want an insane wake that is pretty easy to get right, you can't go wrong.
Old    Luker (xbones)      Join Date: Mar 2007       06-29-2009, 1:41 PM Reply   
Also, if your engineering firm needs and accountant I'm in... if you can afford a CC 230 at the age of 29 I want in on that action ;)
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       06-29-2009, 1:42 PM Reply   
CC 230
Xstar (lots of weight needed)
VLX (people love them, I don't so much)
Epic (wake machine, its sole purpose)
Old    Robert Grigsby (biggris79)      Join Date: Jan 2008       06-30-2009, 5:33 AM Reply   
Im about 98% sure im going to do the 230 i looked at alot of videos i like the seating arrangement and it just looked like the nauiques was just better maded and i hear of problems with the xstar so the problems i heard i bet u have the same with any of there boats
Old    Jack Feasel (saltare_inverts)      Join Date: Mar 2009       06-30-2009, 6:18 AM Reply   
Stay away from Epic. NEw company let them prove themselves. They steer like as tank because they are a tank. I would go with a Ranger. Sweet wake with all fish tanks full.
Old    Ian Brown (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       06-30-2009, 6:28 AM Reply   
didn't you pimp out your 220 with Wetsounds and a huge system? Are you going to pull all that off or sell it with it?
Old    Blair J (rhawn)      Join Date: Dec 2006       06-30-2009, 7:15 AM Reply   
+1 to what Feasel said. Ranger gets you to the spot the fastest, fill up the live well and BAM, Skittles.
Old    Gene Williams (gene3x)      Join Date: Apr 2005       06-30-2009, 8:23 AM Reply   
Jack, what the hell are you talking about? Epic's have a sweet wake. Yes they have (like nautiques) have a sensitive side to side roll but the wake is out of control.

Malibu XLX, LSV = most stable, especially with power wedge & shapeable

Supra 24 = great mix of steepness and stable when weighted right, very shapeable on the fly with the plate.

Xstar = great wake with tons of ballast, not a great stock wake

230 = ??
Old    muffintop (muffintop)      Join Date: Dec 2005       06-30-2009, 9:17 AM Reply   
CSX rocks. If you haven't been in one and/or behind one, it will blow your mind!
Old    Robert Grigsby (biggris79)      Join Date: Jan 2008       06-30-2009, 11:40 AM Reply   
i might sell it with the system if someone wants to pay a little more with it if not i might leave a pair of 485s and the 6 6 1/2 xs 650 minus the light rings and ill put a jl 10w3 sub in it with a amps it will have a little bit of a system in it and it will have some of the blue lights in it and the swimdeck and underwater lights heres a link to http://earmarkcaraudio.com/install_superAirNautique.asp
Old    ICE-a (usostyle)      Join Date: Apr 2006       06-30-2009, 11:12 PM Reply   
Jack- Epic steering like A TANK? I admit it is a TANK in the water, but the Epic's handling and steering KILLS our '05 Supra 21v and ALOT of other boats I have driven. NO not as smooth as the VLX or a 230 steering and smoothness wise, but pretty damn precise, especially when loaded with ballast and peeps. Also, hands down easiest boat I've driven to load onto a trailer and back up.

Have you actually driven an Epic?

Barking up the WRONG tree if you are going to diss an Epic's steering and handling. Epic might have some short-comings in people's opinion (including me) but steering is NOT one of them, at least to go as far as it handles like a tank in the water???...If an Epic handles like a tank in your opinion, I'd hate to see what you think about a lot of other v-drives out there.

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