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Old 09-28-2014, 06:30 PM
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SOOO this weekend we had a mancation, at a friends lake house.. And now I am thinking, "i wonder how hard it would be to have a party/ski boat".

SO- since I last ski'd things have changed.. Ballast tanks etc.

Im looking for a cheap outboard bowrider to ski and cruise in a lake in..

Any ideas?
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Old 09-28-2014, 06:44 PM
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Ok...
SOOO this weekend we had a mancation, at a friends lake house.. And now I am thinking, "i wonder how hard it would be to have a party/ski boat".

SO- since I last ski'd things have changed.. Ballast tanks etc.

Im looking for a cheap outboard bowrider to ski and cruise in a lake in..

Any ideas?
Medium sized boat with over sized motor and go down a little in prop pitch !!
top speed is not the issue its pull and getting that fat friend up on top of the water and keeping his or her there !!. wake boarding a whole different scenario ! nose up tail down and a huge wake again speed is not the issue !!,site to look at is Boattest.com and take a look at there videos on wake board boats and skiing ! and how they are set up and what they can do ! these days is a science , not like yesteryear any old boat would do just tie a rope on and get dragged behind pops fishing boat and have a load of fun !!
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Old 09-28-2014, 07:23 PM
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Malibu Flightcraft! Fantastically built California outboard ski boat built for bare footing. Mine had an Evinrude 200 XP Limited Edition which was a hot factory 200. 60 mph on the lake all day. Great stable ski platform with a beautiful wake. Seats 6 comfy 8 if good friends. Just ran into the guy I sold it to at the lake the other day and he is selling his lake house and asked if I want to buy it back. It's at lake Annna in Virginia in an enclosed boat house if you want contact info.
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Old 09-29-2014, 03:10 AM
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Just bought this two months ago, was looking at Jet skis but this showed up on Criagslist and we decided to go for it. Its a 1980, but it has been fun. My three kids have had the best time on it. The sixteen year old has been taking it out to a local sandbar. Soooo glad we passed on the jetski!
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Old 09-29-2014, 06:17 AM
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^ I had a 1999 Moomba Outback. My advice is to ditch an OB powered boat and go with a direct drive like the one pictured above. The difference is huge between the OB and IB in terms of being able to pull a skier/tuber etc.
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Love the classic S&S ^^^
Here is my Nautique:
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Old 09-29-2014, 03:42 PM
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interesting..
I have never worked on an inboard..

I grew up skiing on a mastercraft looks similar to the one above.. was fun times.

I don't need anything crazy, just something fun..
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Here is mine...let me know if you are interested

http://lakeland.craigslist.org/boa/4687585768.html
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Old 10-01-2014, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by bearohs View Post
interesting..
I have never worked on an inboard..

I grew up skiing on a mastercraft looks similar to the one above.. was fun times.

I don't need anything crazy, just something fun..
A true inboard boat (malibu, nautique, mastercraft, etc) is about as much fun as you can get! I could pull 4 adults on seperate tubes when I had my ski boat. That made for some awesome crashes and a couple of trips to the ER!

They sound awesome, get decent mileage even for pulling skiers/tubers and you dont have to worry about your kid getting chewed up by a prop. Plus, they sound freaking awesome when you fire it up...
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