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Old     (epicx)      Join Date: Jul 2009       11-12-2009, 9:14 AM Reply   
Lets see the best option you have on your boat. Whether it is custom or factory we want pictures.
Old     (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       11-12-2009, 9:17 AM Reply   
It's not on my boat but I think the best custom added option is the keg in the rear vdrive compartment. It is in Robert Mitchell's VLX I think. He has a tap sticking out of the back of his boat. Awesome.
Old     (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       11-12-2009, 9:23 AM Reply   
Speed Control.
Old     (seth)      Join Date: Sep 2002       11-12-2009, 9:30 AM Reply   
3000lbs of ballast at the flip of three switches!!
Old     (rukie)      Join Date: Jan 2006       11-12-2009, 9:30 AM Reply   
The 500+ pounds in my front ballast tanks

Old     (phenom_1819)      Join Date: Jan 2008       11-12-2009, 9:33 AM Reply   
My wife and her girlies... :-)
Old     (loudontn)      Join Date: Feb 2005       11-12-2009, 9:36 AM Reply   
Aside from the standard stuff (PP, ballast, swim step, etc), I like the riders locker on the back of my sunpad where I store my ropes. I like the storage shelves in the rear facing seat behind the driver too.
Old     (brit_rider)      Join Date: May 2004       11-12-2009, 10:45 AM Reply   
Heater! One came on my boat in 2005, now I'd never have a boat without one :-)
Old     (bchesley)      Join Date: Apr 2001       11-12-2009, 10:51 AM Reply   
Its a toss up between the 2500lbs of ballast in under 10 minutes or my wetsounds system.
Old     (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       11-12-2009, 11:58 AM Reply   
The yssup magnet
Old     (cyclonecj)      Join Date: Jul 2001       11-12-2009, 12:25 PM Reply   
4.0 litre lexus engine that uses 2-3 GPH at wakeboarding speeds on a 22ft Vdrive with full ballast.
Old    murrayair            11-12-2009, 12:55 PM Reply   
Definitely the shower. There is nothing I would trade for having an onboard shower on a cold day. Makes riding well into the winter months possible.
Old    00wakesetter            11-12-2009, 1:04 PM Reply   
Old     (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       11-12-2009, 1:26 PM Reply   
The 4200lb stock ballast system and the heater.
Old     (liquidmx)      Join Date: Jun 2005       11-12-2009, 2:06 PM Reply   
My good job horn.
Old     (joesell)      Join Date: Apr 2001       11-12-2009, 2:19 PM Reply   
The 8.1 liter engine, and the twin rudders. It makes my boat jump out of the hole with the stock #4000, and still turn on a dime.

Heaters are pretty nice too!

(Message edited by joesell on November 12, 2009)
Old     (pierce_bronkite)      Join Date: Jul 2003       11-12-2009, 2:49 PM Reply   
Probably the WS420. Nothing like getting on the mic and yelling at someone or just having some fun with it.
Old     (mhunter)      Join Date: Mar 2008       11-12-2009, 2:58 PM Reply   
#1 Zero off speed control #2 heater especially after this summer.
Old     (bpenosa1)      Join Date: Jul 2008       11-12-2009, 3:58 PM Reply   
The pink slip thats (finally) in my name. No more payments its probably the best option.
Old     (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       11-12-2009, 4:30 PM Reply   
It's hard to say 4 W7 12's seem to always get me in a party mood.
I do however like lighting up the water
Old     (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       11-12-2009, 4:34 PM Reply   
That is awesome Grant.
Old     (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       11-12-2009, 4:41 PM Reply   
But then again what good are all these sub's and or lights if you cant power them so Ill say my Balmar 210 amp alternator
Old    supraguy            11-12-2009, 5:09 PM Reply   
speed control and the 3500 in ballast, and wake plate
Old     (murphy_smith)      Join Date: Dec 2005       11-12-2009, 6:13 PM Reply   
My wiener is bigger than your wiener

The coolest option about my boat is that it's paid for!!!
Old     (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       11-12-2009, 6:36 PM Reply   
I guess with all that power being made you need to keep track of it so guess I would say my Xantrex Link 10 Battery gauge.
Old     (bulletlines)      Join Date: Apr 2005       11-12-2009, 7:09 PM Reply   
Best option is speed control, and a stereo is close 2nd.
Old     (laptom)      Join Date: Apr 2002       11-13-2009, 3:34 AM Reply   
The best option is that our ZR-6 engine is converted to propane. It's running so smooth, cheap and better for environment on propane (LPG)!
Old     (dreevs)      Join Date: Jul 2002       11-13-2009, 5:43 AM Reply   
Hold on - Tom, did you just say your boat runs on propane? Wow - maybe Ive been under a rock, but that sounds pretty cool. In your Nautique? Did you do it yourself?
Old     (brit_rider)      Join Date: May 2004       11-13-2009, 5:59 AM Reply   
Ted - Its been done for years. Probably 30% of the ski/wakeboard boats in the UK run this setup.

You lose a little horsepower but gain massive cost savings in running compared to Gasoline/Petrol.
Old     (mhunter)      Join Date: Mar 2008       11-13-2009, 6:22 AM Reply   
Where do they put the LP tanks on a boat.Can you give more info and pics of your setup?
Old     (brit_rider)      Join Date: May 2004       11-13-2009, 6:41 AM Reply   
They put them in the V-Drive lockers generally but there's a few options.
Old     (dirwoody)      Join Date: Apr 2003       11-13-2009, 7:15 AM Reply   
Def want more info on the LP!
Old     (dreevs)      Join Date: Jul 2002       11-13-2009, 8:31 AM Reply   
Why in the VDrive lockers? Seems there would be more space if you dont need the traditional gas tank.
I want this option! I would sacrifice some horsepower for huge cost savings - I say learn to get out of the water properly on your board and you shouldnt require a middle eastern country's worth of gas to get you out of the water... anyway:
Can I see it? Can someone post a pic? Brit - are you saying the manufactureres (bu, MC, Nauti..)offer this option in Europe? Or its an aftermarket add?
Old     (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       11-13-2009, 8:33 AM Reply   
How much is Propane? It isn't cheaper than gas in the US is it? Does LP burn far less fuel than using gas?
Old     (newty)      Join Date: May 2005       11-13-2009, 9:41 AM Reply   
As far as I know Propane is far cheaper in the UK/Europe. Here it is a little cheaper than gas but from what I remember two 25 gallon tanks will only last 3-4 hours. Then you run into trying to find places to fill up all the time. Again I believe propane fill stations are far more common in the UK and Europe.
Old     (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       11-13-2009, 9:49 AM Reply   
It's a tough call. Yesterday I installed my new Wet Sounds Syn 2 amp, WS-420 EQ and Pro 60 tower speakers. You should have heard me in the garage barking commands to my imaginary rider through the microphone!! I think that's going to go down as my "sweetest option."


Of course, the swim deck pad is going to be a close second...

Old     (psudy)      Join Date: Dec 2003       11-13-2009, 9:51 AM Reply   
^ Do you sell those?
Old     (laptom)      Join Date: Apr 2002       11-13-2009, 10:06 AM Reply   
Nice swimdeck David!

Yes, our Nautique 230 (and our 210 in my profile) is running on propane. It's quite common in the UK, Germany, Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands. You can do it yourself, it's quite easy to do it. You just need to go to a specialist to tune it right and to get it approved for the insurance (we don't want any trouble with a fuel system).
We use plastic light weight tanks (refilleble) for it. Can get 6 gallons in it and run a little bit over an hour with a single tank. We can get 6 of them in our V-drive locker with room to spare. The original Petrol fuel system remains 100% original. We can choose between Petrol or LPG with a flip of a single switch.
LPG is much easier to fill in the Netherlands for boats (when your boat stays in the harbour like ours). Every petrol station for cars you can refuel these tanks, or there are specialists companies where you can exchange your tank for a full one.
I'll make some pictures of the system and the tanks.
Old     (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       11-13-2009, 11:36 AM Reply   
No, SeaDek custom made that for us, but you can get one done of your own by going to
Old     (psudy)      Join Date: Dec 2003       11-13-2009, 12:43 PM Reply   
Lol, when I fist started reading that, I thought you were calling me a name!
Old     (lifetimewarranty)      Join Date: Oct 2008       11-13-2009, 2:07 PM Reply   
Thanks for the link...Swimdeck (I mean David!)

I've been wanting a nice big new platform for mine.
Old     (riverside)      Join Date: Mar 2002       11-13-2009, 2:13 PM Reply   
Hey Laptom, are 100% right!It is so common that i forgot it,...I couldn,t enjoy boating as much as we do now without the lpg set.

The LPG set on my LY6
Old     (riverside)      Join Date: Mar 2002       11-13-2009, 2:39 PM Reply   
P.s brit rider.
The new sequential direct injection systems can be fine-tuned with software and there is no powerloss what so ever if done correctly.
Start up on gas and once the engine reaches operating temps the system automaticly changes to lpg.
Here is a pic of the tanks...2 tanks in each v drive locker makes a total of 4 tanks.132 ltr or 35 gallon.Upload
Old     (uofamox)      Join Date: Feb 2007       11-13-2009, 2:45 PM Reply   
PP is must have and so is the ws420 but my friends all the the stripper poleUpload
Old     (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       11-13-2009, 2:50 PM Reply   
We have a winner.

Thread done.
Old     (bcrider)      Join Date: Apr 2006       11-13-2009, 3:21 PM Reply   
mmmmmmmm bun.
Old     (2006maliblue)      Join Date: Mar 2009       11-13-2009, 3:30 PM Reply   
Well, best options? hmmm....

Could be the stereo?


Could be the lights?


Perhaps the beer?


Maybe even the stripper pole?

stripper pole

Nah it'd have to be the girls!


and of course everybody loves looking at girls!

people watching
Old     (rukie)      Join Date: Jan 2006       11-13-2009, 4:57 PM Reply   
Mr. Mitchell hands down. Mox with an honorable mention.
Old     (brit_rider)      Join Date: May 2004       11-14-2009, 4:25 AM Reply   
Riverside - That's awesome, I wasn't aware of the advances.

Same power on LPG makes LPG the clear winner in what fuel to go with....
Old     (supraride)      Join Date: Jun 2007       11-14-2009, 8:26 AM Reply   
Robert wins again. MOX place second.
Old     (saceone)      Join Date: Jan 2009       11-26-2009, 7:37 PM Reply   
+1 for girlies.
Old     (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       11-26-2009, 11:17 PM Reply   
Best option: Hershey's Syrup and Peppermint Schnapps!



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