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View Poll Results: Which do you prefer, Direct Drive or V Drive?
Direct Drive 68 57.63%
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:00 PM
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That wouldn't be fair...
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:05 PM
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There's already one too many potentates in this country... but that would be a thread jack.
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:54 PM
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I've had everything but an outboard and have driven plenty of those owned by the family. Depending on where you are in your life, how you boat and where you live any of the above can be argued to make sense. That's why they make them.

I loved my DD when I was single and skied all the time for it's handling, slalom wakes and ease of maintenance. Most of the girls I dated and later my wife.... not so much. My wife put up with it until kids came then safety, comfort and space became the drivers for either changing boats or getting out. We bought our first v-drive (200 MariStar) and all was right with the world once again. Wakeboarding had taken off and the MariStar seemed to offer the best all around package for what was going on at the time. The boat pulled Slalom skiers better than any I/O I'd seen and had a great wake for boarding. The wife had tons of space to put all the kids gear and was much deeper and thus dryer and safer with little kids on board.

These days I have a 07 X2 and still wakeboard and now surf quite a bit. We go out in Lake Erie so the larger boat is always a plus. We recently started getting back into slalom and thankfully my brother in law has a Malibu Response for those duties.

In the end I would love to own two boats. A DD for skiing and a v-Drive for everything else. If I had to pick one I'd have to say the v-Drive because it just does so much more of the things I need it to do very well.

I have been tempted by the 214 but have seen three up for sale where owners are selling them to move to v-drives for all the reasons I had for buying one. Wish I could have one for a month this summer to see if a 214 would work out for us.

OH and as to having an I/O over a v-Drive...... Really, please. If you want to go really fast buy an outboard on a tunnel hull.
A comprehensive summary of why people choose (and passionately love) the boats they do. Nicely summarized.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:56 PM
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I would prefer a DD but my V Drive just happened along and I couldn't pass it up. Turns out is a better boat for our lake anyway. Most DD's are a bit on the small side for the rough water that may arise. There are not any courses around here anyway. So I just pretend.
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:23 PM
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:39 PM
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I would have no problem having my 95 205 and a brand spankin' new x-star - heck even an x-15.. .. dang then I would need a new truck...game on.
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Old 03-22-2013, 03:44 PM
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Old 03-22-2013, 03:47 PM
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I'm in Chicago... I will vote 2x...
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:21 PM
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OK while we're at it let's do Corvette or Cobalt?

Then after that tell us which one you would actually buy?

It's one thing to say you would prefer a DD but when it came time to actually buy most ended up buying the v-drive. In my book that means you prefer the v-drive. Time to walk the walk boys....
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:47 PM
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Bumpity Bump...

Really, we only have 115 TT users WW, I know there is more than that.

The value of any "Poll" pretty much is the amount of data in the sample, pretty much only sums up that there are more DD posters on this site than VD??? Ha, I said VD,
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