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Old 09-24-2007, 11:03 PM
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I actually haven't paid dues this year.

I should, but I just have so many hobbies, and none of my close friends are on the team.

As far as a step up, I mean sort of, the moomba is for sure not a wakeboat, but then again, you don't need to trailer, winterize, store etc.
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Old 09-24-2007, 11:06 PM
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Oh, and I'd be glad to look at the boat you are considering,

Being that i own a boat of the same year with similar equipment I have a decent Idea of what to look at ie. problems that some of the boats have, troubling noises etc.
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Old 09-24-2007, 11:12 PM
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that would be awesome, I don't know when I'm gonna get a chance to go see it. It's right around lake geneva. I might go up there next weekend. But if you go home for thanksgiving or something maybe you could check it out. I'm trying to figure out what kind of boat im gonna purchase. Im between the tristar or a 1982-1989 ski nautique 2001 if i can find one like under 6000 or last would be a 1970-1979 ski nautique. I just don't know what i want to do yet. You know anyone or anywhere around us selling used ski boats? Also do you go out on the res ever?
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Old 09-24-2007, 11:16 PM
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Well, the 2001 hull can make a great wakeboat, it is smaller than the Tristar.

As far as skiing behind them, The 2001 has always felt like it kicked more (knees got sore skiing them)

Check the 2001 hull for soft floor/stringers as that can be quite a bit of work.

It is very hit or miss to find used ski boats, really in the Midwest ski boats are a bit of a rarity, only more recently have I started seeing them around on the lakes/rivers.

I remember maybe 10 years ago I never saw them out and about.

The Tristar has some features I'm not such a fan in, but mainly its the deeper V to the hull.

But you board. So ymmv.
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Old 09-24-2007, 11:20 PM
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yeah thats what i hear. I was thinking about purchasing a 2001 in SC for 3500 but the stringers had to have been rot because the foam was soaked and the floor was pretty soft. do you ever get the chance to get out on the res? and how many years do you have left at iowa? you should consider the team. its a really good time and the people are pretty cool also its mostly made up of skiers to so you would fit in...
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Old 09-24-2007, 11:52 PM
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I've been a member on it 4 years, I am a super senior.

I never had a ton of time to ski with them, but I have been out there with them each of the last four years.
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Old 09-25-2007, 12:49 AM
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I had an 88 Tristar and the boat is meant for skiing behind. It does not have tracking fins. It has a really flat bottom and was designed to be on smooth water with no waves.

Contack Lake Pirate he has a Tristar still and he will give you his insight. I say look for a 94-97 maristar v drive to get a better wake.
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Old 09-25-2007, 01:10 AM
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OH Bryce you got me confused, i thought you hadnt done it at all.
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Old 09-25-2007, 10:26 AM
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I had an 88 Tristar and the boat is meant for skiing behind. It does not have tracking fins. It has a really flat bottom and was designed to be on smooth water with no waves.

Contack Lake Pirate he has a Tristar still and he will give you his insight. I say look for a 94-97 maristar v drive to get a better wake.
This is very true--but the Nautique 2001 hull was originally meant for skiing as well. The TriStar can throw a good wake if weighted properly. And, with the MC you don't have to worry about the rotten floor and stringers which is a big issue with that vintage of 2001.

The TriStar can be a good, budget wake boat. If you want to step up to a 94-97 Maristar you could be looking at anywhere between 18K-25K. You can pick up a used TriStar for anywhere between 6K-12K depending on condition.

The rough water ride is terrible, but you take the good with the bad.

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Old 09-25-2007, 06:32 PM
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So my offer might have fallen through on the tristar in my area. Does anyone no of any prostar or tristar's in the midwest that are up for sale....but need some fixing up and are a little cheaper. I looked on this site and cant really find any. Does anyone know of any sites/marinas or anything?
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