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Old    Corbin J. Ross (corbin)      Join Date: Jul 2009       09-13-2010, 9:20 PM Reply   
http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/boa/1950059282.html

Here is a link to a boat that a friend of mine is thinking of buying. What do you all think? I don't have any experience with Tige but from what I gather, those that have them, love them.

Any idea what this boat might weigh? Most of the time he'll be using his Cummins to tow but I guess he's thinking every once in a while he might tow it with a Dodge Nitro....
Old    Art (rallyart)      Join Date: Nov 2006       09-13-2010, 9:39 PM Reply   
I've always liked the seating in the 22i, and it is wide. The price seems high for a 7 year old Tige at the end of the season but I'm not that up on the pricing so take someone else's info on that.
Maybe a Tige expert would know, but didn't they change the hull design after sometime after 2003?
Old    Corbin J. Ross (corbin)      Join Date: Jul 2009       09-13-2010, 9:40 PM Reply   
http://www.psunlimitednw.com/new_veh...29&pov=1791950

I think this one might be a little better for him... just because it is smaller and probably easier to tow.
Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       09-13-2010, 9:59 PM Reply   
I am sure it is a nice boat but what is he going to use the boat for? If he would rather have a vdrive there are some really good options in the seattle area.

http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/boa/1951201776.html

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/1942874219.html

http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/boa/1947204271.html

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/1945083842.html

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/1946927145.html

http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/boa/1945199123.html

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/1941002798.html
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       09-13-2010, 10:45 PM Reply   
V-drive or nothing.
Old    Joe (ilikebeaverandboats)      Join Date: Jul 2007       09-13-2010, 10:55 PM Reply   
loooks way clean inside. but v drive would be better
Old    Joe (ilikebeaverandboats)      Join Date: Jul 2007       09-13-2010, 11:45 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by corbin View Post
http://www.psunlimitednw.com/new_veh...29&pov=1791950

I think this one might be a little better for him... just because it is smaller and probably easier to tow.
nah, it wont be an issue towing one vs the other. and he will be kicking himself if thats the reason he went with a smaller boat.
Old    Bill K (bill_airjunky)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-14-2010, 12:22 AM Reply   
Towing a 5000 lb boat & trailer with a Nitro is a mistake if your going very far or over any big hills.

Anything over 3500 lbs, your supposed to use an Equalizer, which is a PITA to setup, even for a short trip.
Old    Bruizza (bruizza)      Join Date: May 2009       09-14-2010, 6:43 AM Reply   
He should definitely go with a V drive.
Old    Mattgettel (mattgettel)      Join Date: Jan 2009       09-14-2010, 6:52 AM Reply   
that seating does look pretty damn nice
Old     (saberworks)      Join Date: Sep 2010       09-14-2010, 8:29 AM Reply   
http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/1946927145.html

Careful of this one, found some issues when I looked at it.
Old    Mike (mike3500)      Join Date: Jun 2008       09-14-2010, 8:40 AM Reply   
Unfortunately, I can not see the pics here at work, but $26,250 for a 7 year old direct drive in this economy in September, NO WAY!
Old    Dave (bcrider)      Join Date: Apr 2006       09-14-2010, 8:59 AM Reply   
As an owner of a old DD and a huge fan of wakeboarding and wakesurfing I would HIGHLY recommend getting a V-Drive. 1) wake 2) storage. Then again it all depends on what you are planning on using it for. If you say wakeboarding and surfing 100% of the time......V-Drive. I can't wait to upgrade in to one.
Old    Jeff D (Jeff)      Join Date: May 2010       09-14-2010, 9:04 AM Reply   
Why did they put that big hump in the middle of the passenger compartment
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       09-14-2010, 9:07 AM Reply   
Drive to Wisconsin, I've got a boat for ya.
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ws...953333957.html

but as an old DD owner - current v-drive... i promise that in 2/3 years your friend WILL want a v-drive and be selling that boat to get one
Old    MightySAM (MightySAM)      Join Date: Aug 2010       09-14-2010, 9:35 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by sidekicknicholas View Post
Drive to Wisconsin, I've got a boat for ya.
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ws...953333957.html

but as an old DD owner - current v-drive... i promise that in 2/3 years your friend WILL want a v-drive and be selling that boat to get one


I TOTALLY AGREE!

I have had a D-Drive for the past 6 years, it was my first boat. But, since then I have been on many boats and wish I had a V-Drive. I will definetely purchase a V-Drive next time. If he buys the D-Drive he will be regretting it.
Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       09-14-2010, 10:20 AM Reply   
Of the links I posted I would have your buddy seriously consider that Sanger V215 if he can deal with yellow. That is a great price on a great boat. The boat is loaded as well. I live close to Magnolia so I could go give the boat a quick check and take some pics if you want me to before your friend drives all the way up.

The Moomba Mobius V is a great boat for the price. You won't find a better wake and interior room for the price. I had a 2000 Mob V and other than mine being kind of beat on I loved it.

The Mobius XLV would be a great choice for it's wake making ability, size, storage, etc but the one I posted is kind of beat on probably. My friend use to own that boat and all he did was party in it and it was his first boat.

If the Wakesetter is in good shape that is an a great price for a great boat.

The V210 Is a great wakemaking, well built boat and is small/light so would be easy to tow. Downfalls are that it is low profile and doesn't have as much interior room as some of the others.

The XTi is a good boat but along the lines of that Tige you originally posted. It is capable of throwing a great wake but has the less than desirable direct drive layout.
Old    Art (rallyart)      Join Date: Nov 2006       09-14-2010, 12:36 PM Reply   
As the owner of a newer D-drive I promise you that in 2/3 years I WILL want to keep my D-drive and not be selling it to get a V-drive.

Sorry, I couldn't resist, I like 'em. But I am willing to admit I'm not normal.
Old    Joe Sellhausen (joesell)      Join Date: Apr 2001       09-14-2010, 4:28 PM Reply   
Sweet deal!!! Thanks for the heads up. I just bought it!!!
Old    Jonathan (TheSarge)      Join Date: Apr 2010       09-14-2010, 9:59 PM Reply   
Tige and TAPS are a freaking joke, plain and simple. Carry on.
Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       09-14-2010, 10:03 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheSarge View Post
Tige and TAPS are a freaking joke, plain and simple. Carry on.
I think maybe you are the joke. If you have something constructive say then say it, if you don't kick sand. Congradulations at sucking at life.
Old    Jonathan (TheSarge)      Join Date: Apr 2010       09-15-2010, 8:37 AM Reply   
Blow me bill. Basically dont get caught up in the hype of the TAPS system. Thats all I was saying.
Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       09-15-2010, 10:41 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheSarge View Post
Blow me bill. Basically dont get caught up in the hype of the TAPS system. Thats all I was saying.
Sarge, everybody on this site already knows that the TAPS is not a replacement for ballast. Tige probably even knows they are adding ballast to a lot of their boats now. That doesn't mean the TAPS system is worthless. It makes the wake very adjustable on the fly, it improves time to plane which will improve fuel consumption as well as keep the bow down to ride better in rough water.
Old    Corbin J. Ross (corbin)      Join Date: Jul 2009       09-15-2010, 5:30 PM Reply   
All-
Thank you for all of the research and constructive replys. I have passed all of this information on to my friend and have recommended that he create his own user name and frequent this site often. Choosing a wake boat is very difficult because there are so many variables. So many options. I have only been boarding for two seasons now so I certainly am not the guy to help him out, since I've only riden behind one boat. I have given him as much information as I can so hopfully he will end up with a nice boat at a decent price

Thanks again to all of you who put forth the effort and gave constructive information.

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