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skiknox
05-31-2013, 05:10 PM
I'm a skier but got a chance to surf on friends boat and was wondering if its safely possible to make a small surfable wake behind a 95 prostar 205 ??

setidball
05-31-2013, 05:39 PM
I'd be surprised if you safely could. I have a 1995 PS190 ... not much wake to speak of. I don't think I'd want to weight it down that much. That usage was not envisioned when designed. S

skiknox
05-31-2013, 07:28 PM
Totally know it wasn't in the design but just curious really enjoyed surfing though.

Traxx822
05-31-2013, 07:39 PM
Why not? It may be small like the 205v's but you should be able to put at least 1500#s on a side and surf it.

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Ski-me
06-01-2013, 03:42 PM
I'd be interested too! I've never tried it but it looks like a fun thing to do when the lake isn't smooth....

I've seen guys wakeboard on a 93' 205 so I would guess its doable somehow.

setidball
06-03-2013, 10:06 AM
Try it! Let us know how it works. Small boat weighted down to near zero freeboard, rough lake, driver inexperienced with the situation ... be careful! I expect it could be done but IMO, sounds like a recipe for a swamped boat. S

Ben
06-03-2013, 11:54 AM
I've wanted to try, haven't had time yet.

One issue is fuel tank vent on left side of boat below rub rail.

skiknox
06-03-2013, 02:33 PM
Saw this on wakeworld.......Yes i agree on the gas vent too, and if we do try i want to be as safe as possible. I dont want to be the guy with 8 dudes and sacs in a ps 190 with a tower trying to wakeboard that sinks his boat. As the father of a 15 year old I know there is a way to afford ballast if you don't buy any more songs on I Tunes and don't get Rock Band. I have a 93 205 that we surf with. Here is the set up. 1200LBS in a couch in back with the seat out, 400 on starboard side and 400 in the front with any other riders on the engine or on the starboard side. Look on e bay and you can get deals. Have the driver go about 10mph and just dial it in from there.

pram
06-05-2013, 02:49 PM
We surf our 95-205 all the time

works well, not great, but well

it isn't a 45

TxsRiverRat
06-05-2013, 02:54 PM
We surf our 95-205 all the time

works well, not great, but well

it isn't a 45

Can you tell me what you have on your 205, and post a pic of the setup? The GF wants to set hers up for surfing too.

Thanks

skiknox
06-06-2013, 07:51 AM
Yeah pram tell us your set up you are using please sir