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d2jp
07-01-2012, 12:08 AM
or board, or whatever. Just say you want to get out on the water - your buddy has an (fill-in-the-blank) ready to roll. What is it and how would you describe riding behind it?
My friend has a deck boat. A Donzi deck boat. Not sure of the motor, a Merc I/O and about 3 minutes to hit 30mph with a wake 4 feet tall. Handles like a floating bath tub. But..it floats, runs and is 'better than nothing' for a quick set. Just barely:)
Any others not too proud just to get out there on 'whatever' and have some fun when it's quicker/easier than getting your beloved MasterCraft out?

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
07-01-2012, 12:32 AM
or board, or whatever. Just say you want to get out on the water - your buddy has an (fill-in-the-blank) ready to roll. What is it and how would you describe riding behind it?
My friend has a deck boat. A Donzi deck boat. Not sure of the motor, a Merc I/O and about 3 minutes to hit 30mph with a wake 4 feet tall. Handles like a floating bath tub. But..it floats, runs and is 'better than nothing' for a quick set. Just barely:)
Any others not too proud just to get out there on 'whatever' and have some fun when it's quicker/easier than getting your beloved MasterCraft out?

I once wakeboarded behind a 14' flat bottom jon boat in Bahrain at the Marina Club in Al Manama, that body of water was so salty that you didn't need a jacket to stay afloat. I also saw a GT supercar race in Bahrain on this deployment. 2005-2006

93Prostar190
07-01-2012, 12:47 AM
Rope, boat, wAter all fine with me. Always prefer an MC but who cares sometimes, just enjoy the pull.

petermegan
07-01-2012, 01:04 AM
Up till I was 20 we had a small outboard skiboat, 14'9" with an 85hp Johnson two stroke that you had to mix fuel for. It had practically no wake and took a while to get me out of the water but had a blast behind it. It was fine for open water skiing but pulled around waaay to much to ever put through a course and had a turning circle twice that of a Mac truck. It was easy to launch and 10gal of fuel for a full day of enjoyment. Put on a few lbs since then and it probably wouldn't get me out of the hole now but still loved that boat!!

mikeg205
07-01-2012, 07:21 AM
Until 2010 from 1993 got a tow when possible from an alumacraft trophy 170 with a Mariner 90hp. No tow pylon - had to deep water start on 2 and drop 1. Was good enough until was able to get my MC....

psychobilly
07-01-2012, 07:34 AM
Lol I learned to ski behind a 13' whaler with a 40 horse mariner... Lol

JohnnyB
07-01-2012, 08:10 AM
Learned to ski and slalom behind a 15 ft 1970 crestliner with a 60 HP outboard.

Learned to foot long line behind an 18 ft sea ray with a 135 outboard

Never had access to a boat with a boom or had been behind an inboard until my 1992 prostar

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orbeamlb
07-01-2012, 10:07 AM
Used to ski and kneeboard behind a 1968 16' Kingfisher bassboat with a 40hp Erud. You could pull the stern a couple of feet out when you swung outside the wake.

My brother has a 1977 Glastron Carlson CVX-16 with a 115 that pulls pretty well and looks cool too.

Double D
07-01-2012, 10:25 AM
I ski behind a 2004 Ski Nautique 206 SE. Every other outing.

Two-ski'd behind a Wellcraft 200 before I got my MC. I pulled the arse of that thing all over the place.... Not a real pull.


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Jerseydave
07-01-2012, 10:53 AM
I guess I'm spoiled lately. I have access to slalom pulls behind a 2012 CC 200 and a '08 BU Response. For wakeboard a Supra 22V or a Supreme 226 (I actually prefer this boat for surfing, it's dynamite!)

BTW, you first 4 gentlemen are on here late on a saturday night when you should be smooshing with your ladies.........:D

tideengineer
07-01-2012, 11:16 AM
I learned at 6 behind a stick steer with 25 horse Johnson....

d2jp
07-01-2012, 11:49 AM
Lol I learned to ski behind a 13' whaler with a 40 horse mariner... Lol

Me: 13' Whaler (still in the family) and a 33HP Johnson:) I'll bet 20 people learned to ski behind that boat!

d2jp
07-01-2012, 11:57 AM
BTW, you first 4 gentlemen are on here late on a saturday night when you should be smooshing with your ladies.........:D

Crap, this is the only thing keeping me sane. 500,000 without power in Central/SW Virginia in into WVA. My neighbor across the street never lost power - me, not so lucky.

However, I have a generator with some fans running, internet access and fridge/freezer. I

It's nuts around here, almost 80% of the greater metropolitan area is without power and won't get it back until mid to end of week!

Folks are waiting in LONG lines for gas. Thankfully I had almost a full tank in my prostar so I'm
siphoning to avoid the fuel lines!

barefoot
07-01-2012, 01:00 PM
When I'm not behind my boat, I ski behind

'87 ProStar
'05 SN 210
'07 SN 206

madcityskier
07-01-2012, 04:30 PM
I'll do what it takes to get on the water. I've skied behind almost anything. Sometimes you need to get creative. In college at 6'3" 265 I skied behind my uncle's 17 ft line with a 40 HP evinrude with three adults in it. I was riding an old Sears and Roebuck ski that had washed up on the beach using an old broom handle tied to a piece of rope that was used primarily to tie up the dog. They had to do a half circle around me to get the boat planed off so it could pull me up.
These days it's mostly my stars and stripes, neighbors SAN 210, or buddies Supra. I guess I've gotten spoiled. When we get back to Michigan both of my brothers run pro stars, so that's always a decent trip.

d2jp
07-01-2012, 06:02 PM
I'll do what it takes to get on the water......

That's what it's all about! Mentally I've drawn the line at dropping a ski behind my in-laws pontoon, but not saying I wouldn't do that in order to get out!

Chrisoswald
07-01-2012, 07:44 PM
Growing up on a lake in Mississippi we would ski behind anything with a motor just to be out on the lake. Eventually we got a nautique and i think we taught or pulled every kid in town behind that boat. It's amazing what the right equipment can do. My 8 and 5 year old both popped up like a cork first time out on the boom. I never would have been able to do that at that age being drug behind our family's 18ft Starcraft.

madcityskier
07-01-2012, 09:05 PM
That's what it's all about! Mentally I've drawn the line at dropping a ski behind my in-laws pontoon, but not saying I wouldn't do that in order to get out!

Have ridden trick skis behind a 24 ft pontoon with a 50 HP Force. Met some guys last week with a pontoon they got free off craigslist. No registration or motor, not even a paddle. They were planning to row out on the lake using snow shovels. Again, whatever it takes to get on the water.

pbgbottle
07-01-2012, 11:43 PM
this is what we learned to ski behind 16 Ft zodiac and a 60 HP. jump start
my two brothers .
they haven't tried behind my tristar yet .i hope they will love it . the old zodiac sure got hanked around . but it had a nice flat wake.


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkQ9tF4xgTE&feature=plcp



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sp00ky
07-02-2012, 09:59 AM
I learned to ski and barefoot behind a 16ft 90 hp outboard. My mom had a copy of waterski magazine and helped me to barefoot dropping a kneeboard. That was in 1985.

swardco
07-02-2012, 12:12 PM
Learned to ski behind a 14 foot runabout with 35 hp Johnson.

Getting ready to spend a week at my folks house in Southern NM where my Dad has a 17 foot with a 140 hp I/O. The hardest part is staying patient on deep water slalom start.

DemolitionMan
07-02-2012, 12:15 PM
I ride behind my friends 2012 moomba lsv.

oxberger
07-02-2012, 12:25 PM
I learned to ski behind a 21' Tri-hull Thunderbird with a 115 Evinrude. Over the years I've skied behind various Whalers, Bayliners, Sea Rays, aluminum boats, bass boats, and pontoon boats. I ride on anything just to get out on the water. Since mine is a work in progress, the wife and I bought a cheap canoe to get out on the lake in.