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Old     (mbtownend)      Join Date: Jul 2013       05-22-2016, 5:03 PM Reply   
Hey guys, just wondering if anyone has seen or ridden this thing? it's a little intriguing, especially the price.. who else is interested in this thing? if you've ridden it let me know, thanks!


http://heydayinboards.com/
Old     (beg4wake)      Join Date: Aug 2012       05-23-2016, 5:21 AM Reply   
You just opened a can of worms. It tends to get a lot of hate. I personally have nothing against it if it is what you like. My only problem is that for the same price point, you could buy a decent used wake boat and probably have a better wake and more seating room, storage, etc. The center console position is also weird to me. seems it would be harder to slightly turn to see the rider. Plus nowhere to put a rear view mirror. Honestly, to me, the only logical reason to buy this boat, would be if you live on a lake that has any type of restrictions on lengths of boats allowed on the water (specifically "under 20 feet long").
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       05-23-2016, 7:03 AM Reply   
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Honestly, to me, the only logical reason to buy this boat, would be if you live on a lake that has any type of restrictions on lengths of boats allowed on the water (specifically "under 20 feet long").
Agreed. If I'm looking for a cheaper boat I can't see how this is a better option than the Moomba Helix.... unless I need <20'
Old     (boardjnky4)      Join Date: Dec 2011       05-23-2016, 7:51 AM Reply   
I have heard that it performs well in terms of wake, but I just don't think the seating would work well. And the engine box looks awful to work in.

For $40k you can get a NICE used Axis A20 with a couple hundred hours.
Old     (lawmaster891)      Join Date: Oct 2015       06-23-2016, 3:42 PM Reply   
I bought one back at the end of march and love it so far. I ride on the river a lot and it fits 5 comfortably. I love how it has no carpet and minimal interior pieces. It is super easy to clean up at the end of the weekend. A lot of people in our crew all have boats so we typically roll about 3-6 deep in each boat. I like how it still has mechanical switches so you dont rely on a screen for controls. It has under the floor ballast. The front storage is actually very big and I also have the engine tray storage. In the front storage I have a subwoofer box, 200 pounds of led, anchor, life jacket brick, 2 surfboards, 4 bumpers, tie up ropes, and still have some room to spare. In the engine storage tray I keep riding vests, wakeboard and surf ropes, and peoples bags they may bring. I keep a cooler behind the drivers seat. People tell me it feels a lot more roomy than it looks and almost everyone that gets in it is impressed. If there is just 2 of us in the boat I fill the stock ballast and put a 600 sack on each of the driver. When the rider cuts out you feel no pull on the boat. The engine feels real peppy being in a smaller boat with 350hp. In real choppy water it cruises good around 22 mph but anything more and it porpoises. The stock mirror is also cheesy so I took it off. So far I am happy with it
Old     (MattieK27)      Join Date: Mar 2010       06-23-2016, 5:35 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by lawmaster891 View Post
I bought one back at the end of march and love it so far. I ride on the river a lot and it fits 5 comfortably. I love how it has no carpet and minimal interior pieces. It is super easy to clean up at the end of the weekend. A lot of people in our crew all have boats so we typically roll about 3-6 deep in each boat. I like how it still has mechanical switches so you dont rely on a screen for controls. It has under the floor ballast. The front storage is actually very big and I also have the engine tray storage. In the front storage I have a subwoofer box, 200 pounds of led, anchor, life jacket brick, 2 surfboards, 4 bumpers, tie up ropes, and still have some room to spare. In the engine storage tray I keep riding vests, wakeboard and surf ropes, and peoples bags they may bring. I keep a cooler behind the drivers seat. People tell me it feels a lot more roomy than it looks and almost everyone that gets in it is impressed. If there is just 2 of us in the boat I fill the stock ballast and put a 600 sack on each of the driver. When the rider cuts out you feel no pull on the boat. The engine feels real peppy being in a smaller boat with 350hp. In real choppy water it cruises good around 22 mph but anything more and it porpoises. The stock mirror is also cheesy so I took it off. So far I am happy with it
Thanks for the review, I was hoping one would pop up soon. Like the delivery or hate it, more budget oriented wake boats aren't a bad thing.

Any pictures of it in action?
Old     (simplej)      Join Date: Sep 2011       06-24-2016, 3:23 AM Reply   
Nice! Glad to hear people are enjoying them.

I'm all for this boat, I think it's a great idea. It's not exactly how I would have gone about executing it, but the concept is there. I had a long discussion with the rep about why a center console is a bad idea for a wakeboard boat, and he listened, so we will see if they make changes going further

What's the wake like?
Old     (doublemwa)      Join Date: May 2016       06-24-2016, 5:17 AM Reply   
I don't have any hands on experience, but I like the idea of a affordable boat that comes with factory warranties. I can also see the appeal in making new boat to compete with the used market. What I don't like is that it is < 20'. It seems the new market is all bigger so I would think at least a 21' boat would do better.
Old     (lawmaster891)      Join Date: Oct 2015       06-30-2016, 5:39 PM Reply   
For pics in action yall can check out my instagram lawmaster891
The wake is real nice for what it is. The wake is much wider at 70 feet on stock ballast than what I am used to. So with stock ballast I ride at 60-65 ft at 22.5 mph. With the 600 sacks on each side of the driver I can comfortably ride at 70 ft. The wake kind of reminds me of a smaller xstar wake. I will try and start uploading more instagram pictures of me wakeboarding behind it. I wakeboard with a bunch of people on the river but it has been flooded so I have been out with some other friends on the lake that are more surf oriented. I have mainly been wakeboarding in the mornings with one other rider so it has been difficult to get more pics riding lately.
Old     (BrentL)      Join Date: Sep 2018       09-20-2018, 7:29 PM Reply   
I recently purchased a 2017 WT-1 demo without instructions...maybe you can assist.
You mentioned 200 lbs lead up front and a 600 sack on each side of the driver. Exactly what are 600 sacks and why the need. Has it anything to do with minimizing the porpoising. The porpoising is irritating when water skiing....how best to minimize it. I also have an optional rear elevator plate that is controlled by an actuator that has a total travel of maybe 3 inches...I have no idea how best to utilize it...seems worthless to me with the little travel...maybe 10 degrees up & down at best.

It is my impression the only need for taking on ballast is when wake surfing...not wake boarding or straight skiing.

Any assistance will be appreciated...the dealer has been worthless in providing insights on how to use the boat.

Regards,
Brent
Old     (jonblarc7)      Join Date: Jul 2006       09-21-2018, 5:33 AM Reply   
BrentL I've never been on a HeyDay but I'll help with your general questions.

Lead in the nose will help with porpoising but its' probably more for the add weight in the back. By his two 600 sacks. (Sacks are just ballast bags, 600 sacks would be 600 pound ballast sacks) go to wakemakers.com if you want ballast bags.

https://www.leadwake.com/

^I use this guy's lead weight bags, It's free shipping.




The elevator plate put all the way down when you start going. Then raise it up after your on plane. If you start porpoising put it back down some.

You should be running full weight for surfing and wakeboarding not skiing.
Old     (BrentL)      Join Date: Sep 2018       09-23-2018, 7:09 PM Reply   
Thanks for the response jonblarc7.
Lawmaster 891 had the 600# bags to each side of the driver which is about mid-ships...is it best located there or further forward/aft for the best wake during either wake boarding or surfing?
By "full weight:" ...does that mean full ballast tanks & sacks, if available?
I'll have to wait until next year to try the suggested elevator plate operation, but the current up/down length of travel does not give me confidence that there will be a meaningful effect.
Is it just the WT-1 that exhibits porpoising, or is it a factor in all wake boats due to hull shape...it really is a high annoyance during water skiing (no water ballast)...placing additional ballast up front could also help in reducing the bigger wake that some of the water skiers, especially beginners) have difficulty with...am I correct here?
Thanks again.
Brent
Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       09-24-2018, 12:18 PM Reply   
all boats will porpoise if not loaded properly. some will porpoise more than others due to hull shape. dropping your wake plate should help keep the bow down.
full weight: all bags full
adding weight to a boat will generally result in a bigger wake. however, weighting the front will also change it's shape. may or may not be a good idea, haven't skied in 30 years.

3" inches of travel is quite a bit for a plate. will make more difference than you think.
Old     (dougr)      Join Date: Dec 2009       09-24-2018, 7:43 PM Reply   
I saw one in the wide last month, very strange, the owner was really nice, he bought a raffle ticket at a charity event. the dealer was (supposedly) using the ticket purchase to cover the boat cost. Long story short, he tried to sell it but had no luck so we is using it. It was at the gas station, filling up

I would see if the Russians are building boats, if not, then maybe buy a Heyday
Old     (bcrider)      Join Date: Apr 2006       09-25-2018, 8:53 AM Reply   
I have no doubt that the boats can perform well for their size. I just personally believe if you buy one you're going to have a hell of a time trying to sell it in future and would stay away just based on that alone.
Old     (dougr)      Join Date: Dec 2009       09-25-2018, 9:14 AM Reply   
If you can get one for 15k, or something reasonable, maybe 20k and are willing to lose every penny you spend, go for it, if the dealers cant give them away, and are raffling them to recoup cost, you can probably count on one hand how many have been sold in the states.
Old     (onlyinboards)      Join Date: Oct 2014       09-25-2018, 9:36 AM Reply   
there are people buying these boats. You can see what they are selling for here https://www.onlyinboards.com/SoldBoats.aspx

I'm not saying it's the most popular boat on the site, or even close... but the listings for Heyday boats do generate leads.
Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       09-25-2018, 9:43 AM Reply   
cool, prices are holding up pretty well. would be nice to have another player in the market
Old     (sandm01)      Join Date: May 2010       09-26-2018, 6:27 AM Reply   
saw one in the dark the other night coming back from mead.
hoping to run into them one of these days and either get a ride or a tow.
intrigued but I think i'd spend my money on a used known than that new.
kinda surprised bayliner didn't change the brand/name to their own brand for some recognition although I know their attempt at an inboard years ago didn't garner a lot of interest/sales.
Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       09-26-2018, 7:20 AM Reply   
wait, bayliner? is that who's actually making these?
Old     (wombat2wombat)      Join Date: Sep 2018       09-27-2018, 6:39 AM Reply   
Yep it's Bayliner. They're ugly AF, resale is terrible & the wave looks small & weak. I'm pretty sure if a Heyday owner rode a Malibu / Axis, Supra, MB wave they'd sell it as fast as they could to upgrade. The only person I ever hear online talking the boat up is a guy who owns a dealership in the south.
Old     (Squamer)      Join Date: Oct 2015       09-27-2018, 7:35 AM Reply   
Demoed one last week for kicks. Surfed my Centurion all day then went and surfed the Heyday. I would never in my life pay for one of these. The bow was absurdly high out of the water and the wave was trash. Nice concept making a budget boat but wow. Not for me.
Old     (h20king)      Join Date: Dec 2009       10-18-2018, 9:03 AM Reply   
Must have been set up wrong. I surfed one last weekend at the wake 9 polar bear and the wake surprised me. Boat used a suck gate and the wake was amazingly good.
Old     (DatTexasBoy)      Join Date: Aug 2012       10-18-2018, 1:02 PM Reply   
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Must have been set up wrong. I surfed one last weekend at the wake 9 polar bear and the wake surprised me. Boat used a suck gate and the wake was amazingly good.


If that’s the case buy a good used boat and put a suck gate on it.
Old     (h20king)      Join Date: Dec 2009       10-18-2018, 2:08 PM Reply   
I have a fi25 on order and just sold my fi23 so ill pass but believe it or not that Stupid boat out surfed boats twice its price
Old     (h20king)      Join Date: Dec 2009       10-18-2018, 2:10 PM Reply   
Now to get you in a bunch I also surfed the supra sl 550 and did not think the wake was much better than the tractor
Old     (dakota4ce)      Join Date: Oct 2015       10-18-2018, 3:31 PM Reply   
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Now to get you in a bunch I also surfed the supra sl 550 and did not think the wake was much better than the tractor


Post some video of you surfing....
Old     (dougr)      Join Date: Dec 2009       10-18-2018, 6:48 PM Reply   
This boat will help all of us. as people buy it, it will never hold value in the wake boat market, and will drive used boats value up. Now, with that said, boat prices are totally out of control.
Old     (hunter991)      Join Date: Jul 2016       10-19-2018, 5:53 AM Reply   
I like the idea of having a budget boat out there for people to buy if they don't want to spend $70+ on a budget boat like Axis or Moomba. But DAMN, that thing is ugly. You mean to tell me they couldn't make it more attractive and keep the price the same? I would bet i could design that boat to look way better than that dumpster fire.
Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       10-19-2018, 7:37 AM Reply   
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I have a fi25 on order and just sold my fi23 so ill pass but believe it or not that Stupid boat out surfed boats twice its price
your fi did? or the tractor?
Old     (DatTexasBoy)      Join Date: Aug 2012       10-19-2018, 11:04 AM Reply   
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Now to get you in a bunch I also surfed the supra sl 550 and did not think the wake was much better than the tractor

Why would your opinion matter to me? Your entitled to it.


I could say the same thing about your FI but I don't buy boats based on surf waves!!!!

I wakeboard! Good Day.
Old     (Shakarocks)      Join Date: Mar 2013       10-19-2018, 1:08 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by DatTexasBoy View Post
If that’s the case buy a good used boat and put a suck gate on it.
You assume that any boat with a suck gate will outperform the Heyday. That's not true. The Heyday is ugly but they got the hull design right for surfing. Weight it right and it will throw up a surprising wake.
Old     (Shakarocks)      Join Date: Mar 2013       10-19-2018, 1:09 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by DatTexasBoy View Post
Why would your opinion matter to me? Your entitled to it.


I could say the same thing about your FI but I don't buy boats based on surf waves!!!!

I wakeboard! Good Day.
No you couldn't.

The Fi's through a very good wakeboard wake.
Old     (DatTexasBoy)      Join Date: Aug 2012       Yesterday, 5:15 PM Reply   
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No you couldn't.

The Fi's through a very good wakeboard wake.

So they designed the Hey Dey hull to work well with a suck gate? OK

And yes I could say the FI doesn't "throw" not "through" a good wakeboard wake, because I know a few guys who have ridden it.


It's still opinions!! If you like it, by all means go by it. He asked for opinions and that's all they are.
Old     (Shakarocks)      Join Date: Mar 2013       Yesterday, 6:27 PM Reply   
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So they designed the Hey Dey hull to work well with a suck gate? OK

And yes I could say the FI doesn't "throw" not "through" a good wakeboard wake, because I know a few guys who have ridden it.


It's still opinions!! If you like it, by all means go by it. He asked for opinions and that's all they are.
I have an Enzo. Works great listed and works great with a suck gate. It's really personal preference and whether you want to list or weight evenly.

I've wakeboarded behind an Fi. It's comparable to anything out there. Good chance it wasn't weighted right or you're talking out of your butt.
Old     (markj)      Join Date: Apr 2005       Yesterday, 10:36 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by DatTexasBoy View Post
So they designed the Hey Dey hull to work well with a suck gate? OK

And yes I could say the FI doesn't "throw" not "through" a good wakeboard wake, because I know a few guys who have ridden it.


It's still opinions!! If you like it, by all means go by it. He asked for opinions and that's all they are.
“Go by it”? You mean, “buy”? Careful when correcting grammar. Log vs speck.
Old     (h20king)      Join Date: Dec 2009       Today, 5:08 AM Reply   
Ok guys no need to get upset. The boat I rode was the 25' tractor. Yes it is ugly No I would never buy one I was just reporting my experience riding behind the boat. The design is Stupid but the one I rode was 60k out the door. It had the mercruiser 6.2 , digital touch screen dash nice Rockford stereo with sub plus 2500 lbs of ballast. Lots of the design features are quirky and novel at best but I think there is a market for this boat. The boat I rode used a suck gate and the wake surprised me. It was reminiscent of the older listed centurion wakes long, clean,lots of push and a nice defined lip. The dealer said more ballast and a surf system were a option. I'm not telling anyone to run out and buy one I'm just saying this boat works wake wise.

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