View Full Version : How is the wake on an '84 SN

06-21-2010, 05:15 PM
I know this is the MC website, but you guys are the best at giving valuable information on all makes of inboards. I'm looking at an '84 ski nautique. How is the wake for slalom skiing? I ski at 30mph at 15' off, so I'm not looking at going 28' off at 36mph anytime soon.

06-21-2010, 05:48 PM
I own two CCs, including and 82, which is the same hulll as the 84 you are looking at. As much as I enjoy the boats, I would say for pure slalom skiing, you are better off with an 84 MC than an 84 CC. The wake on the 84 CC is very hard by today's standards. The CC also has wooden stringers, and there are very few that don't have rot in the stringers after 26 years. The CC has a bit deeper freeboard, is a bit better in rough water, and is a better wakeboard boat. But, for slalom in a 1984, I'd prefer the MC.


06-22-2010, 09:30 AM
15 off @ 30mph. the nautank is going to suck for slalom. like hitting a curb every time you hit the wake.

06-22-2010, 12:15 PM
I agree. I had a friend with an 86, and it was a really harsh wake, especially at that speed.

06-22-2010, 04:59 PM
What is a good wake for my skill level (15'off at 30mph) for a late 70s/early 80s MC and SN? I'm trying to find one that needs work to get running so I can get it cheaper.

06-22-2010, 05:15 PM
83-89 I feel that MC was a better slalom boat than the CC. The MC also had fiberglass stringers beginning in 83. There are lots of factors that go into choosing a boat (layout, condition, comfort in drivers seat, etc). But, again, in terms of pure slalom, I think the MC was a flatter and more forgiving wake.

90-93, I think both CC and MC were good slalom boats . There are good deals on both. CC did not have fiberglass stringers until 93.


06-22-2010, 08:18 PM
94 MC Prostar cannot be beaten.

06-22-2010, 08:32 PM
94 MC Prostar cannot be beaten.

At least not by a late 70's early 80's SN.;)

06-23-2010, 07:45 PM
Based on cost and performance, agreed.

06-23-2010, 07:49 PM
The wake will be wet

Hoosier Bob
06-23-2010, 08:29 PM
Stay on edge and who cares! It is a great boat but it is much better for trick and wakeboarding. 84 looks great IMO and if you are recreating who cares. It will drag you fine but the wake is big. :D

east tx skier
06-23-2010, 08:30 PM
These answers are on the money. Of course, for wake boarding, those 80s SN's are pretty sought after for the price range.

Hoosier Bob
06-23-2010, 08:33 PM
An even better question would be, "I am skiing X and would like to know how a 1984 SN ski's?" The 1984 SN would outperform just about everything made that year but MC and any IO there is! JUst sayin'!