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Old 04-29-2013, 03:40 PM   #31 (permalink)
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The boat I ride behind makes about 150 if I had to guess. Tops out at 35 if it's planed for pulling, if it's glassy and trimmed down maybe 45 or so. Super deep V lets the driver turn on a dime. It will pull out 2 skiers pretty easily.
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:43 PM   #32 (permalink)
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winch boarding....about a mile from my house...crazy shit
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:19 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Here's shot behind the Malibu, not a huge wake but smooth and super fun.

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Here's shot behind the Malibu, not a huge wake but smooth and super fun.
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That looks like an awesome wake! Nice jump!
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:28 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Yeah I CAN blame the boat in my case. Our main boat is a 90 HP Yamaha on a 15'6" cadorette (FG v-hull)... It'll do about 43 MPH flat out with one person in it. When my brother is slalom skiing he pulls so hard my dad is usually running the boat with the throttle pinned. It works hard to pull somebody out of the water!

That said, I took a lesson behind a proper inboard (not I/O) wakeboarding boat once. What a difference! I just popped out of the water!
A lot of that has to do more with the tower, having a higher tow point makes a huge difference. I put a tower on my boat after my second season, helps to have the rope pull up. I rode behind my brothers bass boat couple years ago, it's a 190hp outboard with a 24p prop (thing does like 70 lol). With that big of a prop his boat has no holeshot, combined with the lower tow point, it was rough getting up. I've got a 185hp v-6 (i/o) with a 17p prop(does about 30 wide open) it pops ya right up.

I skied from age 12 to my mid 20's, parents boat, then bought my own boat when I was 32. I found out that I didn't have the hand strength to get up on a slalom any more, minor carpel tunnel, so I spent that summer 2 planking it. About mid way through the next summer I found an old wakeboard at a garage sale for $50. That thing was a fucking tank, Connely blade runner from about 96'ish, shaped like a surfboard(directional) with sandel bindings It was horrible to get out of the water, I like to call that summer "the season of 10 rides out of 1000 tries"
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A lot of that has to do more with the tower, having a higher tow point makes a huge difference. I put a tower on my boat after my second season, helps to have the rope pull up. I rode behind my brothers bass boat couple years ago, it's a 190hp outboard with a 24p prop (thing does like 70 lol). With that big of a prop his boat has no holeshot, combined with the lower tow point, it was rough getting up. I've got a 185hp v-6 (i/o) with a 17p prop(does about 30 wide open) it pops ya right up.
I guess that might have been one of the key things about that lesson I took. The boat had a proper tow tower what had the rope about 10+' in the air. Everything about that lesson was a blast! I just wish I did it more than once.

I'd love to get a bass boat though. I don't fish much but I love to haul ass, and our river/lake is good for them, lots of routes to take, generally flat water except in the biggest part which is 4 km x 8 km or so.
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