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Old    Tom Rogers (trogers)      Join Date: May 2008       05-16-2012, 10:32 AM Reply   
Me and my girlfriend want to get a new boat, I want the inboard which she is fine with, but she want to be able to face forward next to the driver,instead of looking backwards, I cant win,
Old    Shawndoggy (shawndoggy)      Join Date: Nov 2009       05-16-2012, 10:37 AM Reply   
you can get a malibu set up like that. It's hella dumb IMHO because you lose all of the storage in the observer's compartment and shorten up the seats on the starboard side. Probably results in an ass-kicking on resale too. But it can be done.

Why not just let her drive?
Old    Diggs (pdxWAKE) (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       05-16-2012, 10:38 AM Reply   
There are a few boats that do that.... I know off the top of my head the old Malibu 25LSV does that. Maybe it is an option in the 247 or the 23LSV?? If you can track one down, I bet you will get a much better price on it, cause for most people that is a turn off.
Old    Sippi (sippi)      Join Date: Dec 2007       05-16-2012, 10:39 AM Reply   
tell her to sit in the bow. or the back so she can look forward. or get a jump seat and stick it on the floor, i mean that's about your only options
Old    Daniel (cowwboy)      Join Date: Jul 2008       05-16-2012, 10:45 AM Reply   
I remember seeing a tige 23 or 24 having dual captains chairs.
Old    Logan Downer (logan)      Join Date: Dec 2011       05-16-2012, 10:45 AM Reply   
get a new girlfriend?
Old    Michael ImObersteg (Michael)      Join Date: Mar 2010       05-16-2012, 10:51 AM Reply   
hahaha Logan, I was just going to say who is actually buying the boat?

Just put a lawn chair on the floor.
Old    Andy Graham (ottog1979)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-16-2012, 10:52 AM Reply   
Who's payin' for the boat?
Old    Ryan Bush (ryanbush11)      Join Date: May 2003       05-16-2012, 10:59 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by logan View Post
get a new girlfriend?
^^ this
Old    LR3w8kbrdr            05-16-2012, 11:00 AM Reply   
What kind of bs is that?? If she takes friends out...i guarantee she wont want to sit facing forward unless in the bow. How much boating exp does she have? Or is it bc she gets motion sickness?
Old    Ben (kamighazi)      Join Date: Nov 2008       05-16-2012, 11:01 AM Reply   
tell her to come sit in daddy's lap
Old    LR3w8kbrdr            05-16-2012, 11:01 AM Reply   
Oh & I dont see the word "wife" in there??
Old    - (Txjole)      Join Date: Dec 2011       05-16-2012, 11:08 AM Reply   
sell her on its just as easy to sit sideways as it is to face the rear.
Old    Bhyatt (bhyatt_ohp)      Join Date: Oct 2007       05-16-2012, 11:16 AM Reply   
Sport Seating: Dual Captain's Chairs

October 9, 2007
"Sport Seating: Dual Captain's Chairs

Malibu is now offering an optional Sport Seating package that comes with two of the new 2008 swivel driverís seats. So the passenger can enjoy 8-position adjustment, automotive-style lumbar support and a front facing view. The passengerís captain seat can also be accessorized with power adjustment and a seat heater."
Old    Sippi (sippi)      Join Date: Dec 2007       05-16-2012, 11:18 AM Reply   
^^ not to mention all the storage space that takes up!
Old    Preston (okwakebdr)      Join Date: Jul 2005       05-16-2012, 11:27 AM Reply   
Nautique 226
Old    Adam R (wakecumberland)      Join Date: Oct 2007       05-16-2012, 11:31 AM Reply   
Mastercraft X35....then you really will be in a pickle


Last edited by wakecumberland; 05-16-2012 at 11:33 AM.
Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       05-16-2012, 11:34 AM Reply   
Are you looking at new boats or something used? What is your price range? If used Most if not all 2000-2002 Tige 23V's had dual captains chairs.
Old    Sippi (sippi)      Join Date: Dec 2007       05-16-2012, 11:35 AM Reply   
highly suprised no one has mentioned MB just because....

But either way... dude what's your budget, and how much "say so" does your girlfriend have here. like is she going in on it with you or what.
Old    Sheldon (Fiveflat)      Join Date: Sep 2010       05-16-2012, 11:41 AM Reply   
When I read the title, I just assumed he bought a new pickle fork...
Old    Baitkiller (baitkiller)      Join Date: Jan 2010       05-16-2012, 11:41 AM Reply   
Buy an old classic Nautique or 2001. the seat goes both ways........ does the girlfriend?
Old     (simplej)      Join Date: Sep 2011       05-16-2012, 11:46 AM Reply   
Tellmher that if she doesnt take it in the back, that she can deal with looking back.
Old     (simplej)      Join Date: Sep 2011       05-16-2012, 11:48 AM Reply   
This thread is going to be sheer entertainment.
Old    Joe (ilikebeaverandboats)      Join Date: Jul 2007       05-16-2012, 12:00 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by logan View Post
get a new girlfriend?
+1

What kinda nonsense is that? Tell her it doesn't exist unless she wants a bayliner or something....and if she wants one of those, get a new girlfriend!!
Old    KP (tke104)      Join Date: Jun 2010       05-16-2012, 12:27 PM Reply   
If a new girl is out of the question, the nautique 226 has a reverseable observer seat. Not too sure what kind of boat you're looking for but that's more of a family style cruiser than a true wakeboarding boat. If that's out of the question you could get a jump seat, put it next to the driver, and face it forward. Like this one. It's more comfortable than it looks.

Old    Tim C (lifetimewarranty)      Join Date: Oct 2008       05-16-2012, 1:13 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by simplej View Post
This thread is going to be sheer entertainment.
This thread IS entertainment....
Old    Tom Rogers (trogers)      Join Date: May 2008       05-16-2012, 1:19 PM Reply   
Wow thanks for all the replies, we are looking at around 30 ish price range and yes weare getting the boat together
HEHEHE lol some of you guys are awesome
Old    Tom (boardjnky4)      Join Date: Dec 2011       05-16-2012, 1:23 PM Reply   
Man, I thought this was a really clever title for an "I bought a pickle fork boat" thread. I am disappoint.

Your first problem was asking a woman for her opinion...
Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       05-16-2012, 1:26 PM Reply   
For a wakeboat at 30k or less I think the Tige 23V might be your only option. The good news is you should be able to get one for 18-25k so you will have extra to add ballast, perfect pass, tower, stereo, etc... if it doesn't have that stuff. Here is one in the Seattle area. It is priced a little high. Should be right around 18-20, especially with no tower, pp or ballast. Although it looks ridiculously clean so it may be worth that even without those options.

http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/boa/3006702382.html
Old    DC (durty_curt)      Join Date: Apr 2008       05-16-2012, 1:27 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by baitkiller View Post
Buy an old classic Nautique or 2001. the seat goes both ways........ does the girlfriend?
Best post on this thread thus far!
Old    Dave O (wakedaveup)      Join Date: May 2012       05-16-2012, 1:40 PM Reply   
^^^hahahaha
Old    Hey, You scratched my anchor! (bftskir)      Join Date: Jan 2004       05-16-2012, 2:09 PM Reply   
just teach her to drive
Old    Ktrent (ktrent)      Join Date: Jul 2010       05-16-2012, 2:23 PM Reply   
have her read this thread and look at 99% of the wakeboard boats out there and maybe even talk to some of her friends that may have a boat and maybe she will see the light. i can almost promise that you and eventually her will be sorry if you purchase a boat with seating like that. i showed my wife the seat in a x35 at a boat show once and she was like thats dumb where would we put all our stuff.

after owning a ski boat for the biggest portion of my life girls are going to be in the bow if its hot and your moving, on the sunpad if your stopped or idling of cuddled up in a blanket with the heater hose going if its cold. well unless your super lucky and she is driving like my wife does most of the time.
Old    Sinko (sinkoumn)      Join Date: Jan 2007       05-16-2012, 3:45 PM Reply   
Get a new girlfriend, problem solved.
Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       05-16-2012, 3:56 PM Reply   
Along the both ways comment I would ditch the chick unless she can spin like a swivel seat.
Old    Dave (bcrider)      Join Date: Apr 2006       05-16-2012, 4:19 PM Reply   
If you can't win on which way she faces in a boat you better not marry this woman as you'll lose at everything from here on in.
Old    Ty (wakeandsnow27)      Join Date: Jun 2004       05-16-2012, 6:41 PM Reply   
I didn't know they had this much input when not in the kitchen....strange. Tell her facing backwards will keep her apron from flying up in the wind, Im sure she'll understand and side with you on this.
Old    Bevan (stxr_racer)      Join Date: Jun 2006       05-16-2012, 8:13 PM Reply   
She needs to be facing backwards to check out hot dudes shredding

Last edited by stxr_racer; 05-16-2012 at 8:20 PM.
Old    Tal Cloud (Kingsriver)      Join Date: Aug 2011       05-16-2012, 8:51 PM Reply   
My wife had the same wish. After looking at boats and we relized we could afford the x35 we went with a standard set up. Our new Sanger 237 rocks and she has no complained. Since she is your girl friend and not your wife now is the time to train her right. Get the beat boat you can afford and if she is not happy trade her for a better model.
Old    Jordan Maxymek (Jmaxymek)      Join Date: Feb 2012       05-16-2012, 9:21 PM Reply   
The family just picked up a 91 maristar 210. It's DD (dealbreaker?) but the passenger seat is identical to the drivers, and swivels 270* to face any direction except over the side.

Last edited by Jmaxymek; 05-16-2012 at 9:22 PM. Reason: Spelling
Old    Joe (ilikebeaverandboats)      Join Date: Jul 2007       05-16-2012, 10:16 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by wakeandsnow27 View Post
I didn't know they had this much input when not in the kitchen....strange. Tell her facing backwards will keep her apron from flying up in the wind, Im sure she'll understand and side with you on this.
You are awesome
Old    Logan Downer (logan)      Join Date: Dec 2011       05-16-2012, 11:28 PM Reply   
Just remember if you do get a new chick you need to chick proof the house. Make sure that there aren't any pot handles hanging over the stove so she doesn't knock the dinner she is making you on the ground while she is mopping the floor...
Old    The Truth (boomshot)      Join Date: Jan 2008       05-17-2012, 2:50 AM Reply   
OMG it sounds like the girlfriend authored this thread.
LOL can you imagine?
ROFL her in her boyfriend's WakeWorld account, posting like it is hers.

If it isn't a wife, then get the boat you want. You'd be sacrificing a lot for the 2 of you to sit side by side like it's you and her, picnic party style, "out for a lark" on the English Channel.
Old    Chattwake (chattwake)      Join Date: Jan 2010       05-17-2012, 7:47 AM Reply   
If you buy a new wakeboat boat for you and your girlfriend to enjoy, it shouldn't matter which way the passenger seat is directed, because she should have her face in your lap. Just sayin.
Old    Jay T. (wakebrdjay)      Join Date: Apr 2008       05-17-2012, 8:01 AM Reply   
Don't buy anything like this with a girlfriend,unless you've been living together for some years or it will just end up being a giant headache if you break up.
Old    Jarrod Perkins (jperkinsttu)      Join Date: Mar 2008       05-17-2012, 8:39 AM Reply   
I don't even know how to respond to this one. Grow a pair and educate her on what an inboard is. If she doesn't like say bye bye inboard or bye bye b/&$h. And either way no loans with a gf.
Old    The Truth (boomshot)      Join Date: Jan 2008       05-17-2012, 9:36 AM Reply   
Old    Tom Rogers (trogers)      Join Date: May 2008       05-17-2012, 10:08 AM Reply   
LOL you guys are to much, I guess i should say with out her, i would not even think of getting one, to many bills errrrrrrr
Old    Ty (wakeandsnow27)      Join Date: Jun 2004       05-17-2012, 11:05 AM Reply   
waaaait, you have too many bills to afford a boat on your own, so going halvsies with some gf on a wake boat where she can face forward is the next logical decision? NOW I get it. At first I thought you were making a huge mistake, but now with added debt I completely see the reasoning.

#DaveRamseyiscrying
Old    DC (durty_curt)      Join Date: Apr 2008       05-17-2012, 11:21 AM Reply   
LMFAO at the Dave Ramsey tag!
Old    Shawndoggy (shawndoggy)      Join Date: Nov 2009       05-17-2012, 11:28 AM Reply   
hey now, if sugar momma is footing the bill, she can have a retarded forward facing seat. It's the least the op can do.
Old     (pprior)      Join Date: Jan 2012       05-17-2012, 11:35 AM Reply   
Old    Cory D (cadunkle)      Join Date: Jul 2009       05-17-2012, 2:34 PM Reply   
My Saltare has a sort of loveseat drivers seat, room for two. I would be surprised if some of the larger new boats didn't have something like that? I know I've seen some with a reversible mid bench right behind the drivers seat, but not sure if that's what she's looking for. Anyhow, old style loveseat... Could always build one or buy one and reupholster to match your interior if it'll fit.

Old    TRDon (trdon)      Join Date: Sep 2007       05-17-2012, 6:12 PM Reply   
I will say from experience, I had a 93 sport nautique with dual bucket seats, a pretty rare option. I and the wife both thought it was cool to turn it around. It happened once or twice, because we could, not because we wanted to. Both of us realized it was a waste of space, and lacking because only one person could sit in that seat vs a loves eat that is on most boats now. Just one more opinion on the delema.

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