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Old 02-28-2013, 04:00 PM
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Pickle Fork Bow vs Conventional

I am sure there has been a thread on this already, but here goes anyhow. Just curious how many of you either like, or dislike the picklefork design. MasterCraft has "revolutionized" the ski/wake boat design vs the traditional V shaped bow, that now seems like every other manufacturer has copied. I am shopping for a new boat, and personally like the pickelfork look, kind of cool. My wife, on the other hand, told me last night, "You better not get a stupid picklefork boat!" Also curious if the p.f. design allows for more room, has any distinct advantages over conventional, or is primarily just aesthetic. Probably gonna have to stick with the 205V/X1/early X2...........or go boating by myself
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:22 PM
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Personally I like the "Pickle Fork" bow vs traditional for the looks and additional space afforded to those that like the bow of the boat to ride around and relax in. My wife likes the extra space to stretch out in. It also allows more people to sit up front comfortably. I think your wife would quickly appreciate the benefits to it. However, you have to be careful and learn to drive it properly so you don't take water over the bow accidentally (no I've never done that, yea right!). That's my 2 cents. I'm sure there are proponents both for and against and it all boils down to personal preference.
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:25 PM
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Pickle Fork

I like the Pickle Fork due to the extra size in the front of the boat!
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:29 PM
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pickle-fork all the way for me. lots more room up front and no down-side other than taking rollers over the front which we do regularly if we lose focus. i have seen "v" bows take water over the front too though.
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:48 PM
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Not going to have a choice in the next 10 years - all the manufactures have gone to that design. MC is one of the few that are actually still putting out pointy bowed boats (IMO the x10 needed a pickle... Bow is so small in that boat)

Have a friend take you out on their x2, star or 45 while the bimini is up. Watch her migrate to the bow and enjoy the sun... Problem solved.

Plus you really can't beat the look of an 03-11 star on the water
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:59 PM
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"Revolutionized" is a nice way of putting it...35 years later:
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:11 PM
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Happy wife=Happy life. Just sayin
Honestly, I wanted a X14V and wound up having to settle on a X2 specifically for the pickle fork. My wife loved it as soon as we got in it. I couldn't convince her otherwise!
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:47 AM
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Honestly, I wanted a X14V and wound up having to settle on a X2 specifically for the pickle fork. My wife loved it as soon as we got in it. I couldn't convince her otherwise!
She has good taste!
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:26 PM
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Honestly, I wanted a X14V and wound up having to settle on a X2 specifically for the pickle fork. My wife loved it as soon as we got in it. I couldn't convince her otherwise!
Ditto on the "couldn't convince her otherwise". Once she saw it there was no going back.
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