I agree with Kent ('cept I haven't had a vapor lock problem...yet!). I'm not sure how the '00 compares with the '02 (which is what I have), but my boat is very versitile. Too much weight, particularly in the back (which is where you think you would want it) does cause the wake to "break". I find that by moving people around and playing with the TAPS, and running at about 21-22 MPH, I can get it fairly clean. It won't be big, but it has been big enough for us to have a great time with. Great storage, can fit 3 skis in the locker, a wakeboard up under each of the side bolsters, out of the way, and a board or 2 skis in the front locker behind the front passenger seat. Bow rider gives lots of seating. Added a tower with board/ski racks for even more storage. Handles like a dream (small size helps here). And it is very sharp looking, I get a ton of compliments.
Question for Kent, how is the 21i for skiing behind? I really loved that boat when I bought mine, but it was out of reach $$ wise (I was stretching as it was to buy the 20i, but the Tige dealer made me a great offer..., not much more than a late model used Ski Nautique I was looking at getting). I didn't get to demo (why torture myself if I couldn't afford it) and was wondering how good of slalolm wake it really put out considering the 102" beam width. As my son and daughter progress with their boarding, we may need to step up as well, and I'm sure the 21i does much better for boarding in the wake department. But I, the guy shelling out the dough, still love to slalolm, so it is important that I can still do that with a decent wake.
(Message edited by kailua_al on August 20, 2003)