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baedriver
01-05-2006, 04:50 PM
Open my mailbox and got the boat buyers guide and also didn't want to see this but my gas bill $320 that stinks. Plenty of new material to read.

rodltg2
01-05-2006, 04:59 PM
sweet , tired of thumbin through the old one on the throne.

ttu
01-05-2006, 05:04 PM
Yeah, I got mine yesterday. This year is much better than last years.

AirJunky
01-05-2006, 06:06 PM
Much better how? Because they actually did an honest review as opposed to displaying boats by their favorite advertisers?

baedriver
01-05-2006, 06:18 PM
Their is a misprint on one of the mc it says mcx 310hp who does the proof reading. i am sure there is more but overall good buyers guide

jkski
01-05-2006, 06:47 PM
Do you really think it was that good........... I think you need someone like a "Consumer Reports" or the like to do an honest review. Don't get me wrong, I am sure that MC would come out on top, but if you read through the various reviews, you'll see that they repeat the same words about different boats. An example: in the "Handling section of the MC PS197 review, they state that it "tracks like it's on a rail", which it does, but take a look at the Gekko GTR22 handling review...yep, it says the same thing. My point, who out there thinks for a second that a Gekko tracks as well as an MC PS197.
If you are going to review the boats, at least be honest and tell us which one is better in various categories as compared to their direct competitor... now that is a review.

Laurel_Lake_Skier
01-05-2006, 07:03 PM
Rats! I had my hopes up.....but when I opened the mailbox I only found bills, tax forms and junk mail.

rodltg2
01-05-2006, 07:05 PM
i dont expect mine either since i didnt renew yet.

Ric
01-05-2006, 10:52 PM
I just like all the pretty pretty pictures :D

if for no other reason, go get the buyer's guide because there is a pic of the new RED TT boat for 05!!!!!!! :banana:

east tx skier
01-05-2006, 11:01 PM
Well, mine hasn't arrived yet. And my subscription this year was my stocking stuffer.

prostar205
01-06-2006, 01:58 AM
I got mine the other day as well.

As I was thumbing thru it, I noticed that Rob Shirley (X-MC and Infinity guy) has joined the Svfara team. More interesting is the top deck design of the Svfara SVONE. To me, it is a cross between the 2000 PS190 and the Infinity X1.

Also, I was not all cracked up about the pictures. I want to see boats in the water or on the trailer. Not cut aways and pasted on a white background. It just looks cheap and thrown together.

AirJunky
01-06-2006, 03:45 AM
Man, those Svfara interiors are unreal. I thought cowprint went out with Gateway years ago!

BriEOD
01-06-2006, 08:41 AM
Yep, mine showed up yesterday as well.

ski_king
01-06-2006, 08:53 AM
Yep, mine showed up yesterday as well.
Mine too, helps the long winter evenings pass a little easier.

SteveO
01-06-2006, 09:46 AM
Boat shows and the buyers guide are the first sign of spring. Come on spring and late winter rain for TX, we need it BAD.

jraben8
01-06-2006, 11:06 AM
If we don't start getting rain soon there may not be much skiing around here this year... Where was Magfest last year?

rodltg2
01-07-2006, 12:31 AM
tried to buy the issue tonight, went to walgreens, a grocery store, borders books, target and another grocery store and last a sporting goods. no luck. and these are all stores on the main road to a lake.

H20skeefreek
01-07-2006, 08:14 AM
do you have a local west marine?

MarkP
01-07-2006, 11:55 AM
I got my copy yesterday. I’m fixin to sit down and read it now…

Footin
01-07-2006, 11:58 AM
Got mine yesterday, I am impress they listed the msrp for most of the boats, it usually says "contact your local dealer"

MarkP
01-07-2006, 12:03 PM
I thought that was cool too. But that/those MSRPs didn’t seem too realistic. I realize it is the “Base Boat” MSRP..

ski_king
01-07-2006, 01:09 PM
Got the Star yesterday as well, I have a well stocked reading romm now.

JohnnyB
01-07-2006, 04:09 PM
Got mine in the mail today. This buyers guide is much improved over last year but still has a way to go. Listing MSRP is nice....I wish they would also list price as tested.

Also, like the plots and pictures of wakes but would agree that trailer and in water pictures would help as well.

Biggest dislike is there is no evaluation of barefoot capability and wakes.

Footin
01-07-2006, 04:11 PM
Biggest dislike is there is no evaluation of barefoot capability and wakes.

I agree, looks like us footers are a dying bread.

6ballsisall
01-09-2006, 12:39 AM
I want to know how the He## a Moomba made the front cover!!! :eek: :eek: Who slept with who for that spot?? Moomba isn't even one of their big advertisers!!

ttu
01-09-2006, 10:17 AM
They state they used many different covers for the mag. Mine has a MB Sports on the cover.

jkski
01-09-2006, 10:21 AM
I've actually got 2 copies (couldn't wait for the one to arrive in the mail) and I have 2 different cover boats. Everythng else is the same, they must just be trying to keep all advertisers happy.

JohnnyB
01-09-2006, 02:09 PM
There were six covers in total.....I think they show all of them in the index or preceeding pages.

rodltg2
01-09-2006, 10:27 PM
do you have a local west marine?


last time i tried it was after 8 pm so limited .tried west marine today and no luck. found it at the mc dealer. they gave it to free too, nice guys over there.

André
01-09-2006, 11:10 PM
I want to know how the He## a Moomba made the front cover!!! :eek: :eek: Who slept with who for that spot?? Moomba isn't even one of their big advertisers!!
Lucky!
I picked up the one with the Malibu.... :(

rodltg2
01-09-2006, 11:30 PM
me too, but you know.......