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Old 05-14-2015, 09:36 AM
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Anyone Surfing behind a S&S?

Would like to hear if anyone is surfing behind a Stars and Strips. Can it be done and if so how was it accomplished?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-14-2015, 10:06 AM
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I really cant answer that question.. But, if you want to get your surf on come on down to Columbus on August 14-16, with that S&S and hang out with other MC owners. Sixth year and going strong. Check out the thread here:

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...ad.php?t=65213

Also, click on the link in my signature to see all the past event pictures, in the Buckeye Bash Facebook page.

Last year we had Wade Cox give a slalom clinic, and this year we have Cortne Kantowski giving surfing clinics and hanging out with us all weekend.
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Old 05-14-2015, 10:24 AM
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I think your going to want to get a surf gate device on there from what Ive seen; and ballast.

Im sure its doable though, but I wouldnt set your goals too high
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Old 05-14-2015, 10:25 AM
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I've tried. Granted, we didnt have ballast besides human ballast... but it didn't work well. That hull is just so light, skinny, and not designed to displace much water. Getting enough weight to make it possible will likely be unsafe for that boat.

Of course, I was trying to learn to surf with my S&S... so I didn't "get it" yet. A different board, and learning on a better wave, then transitioning to the smaller S&S wave may have yielded better results. Its definitely not the boat to learn on though. If you do... get a big surf board to help offset the tiny wave.
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Old 05-14-2015, 11:35 AM
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Plus these boats were not design for that stress. Would try it with a 81 searay.
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Old 05-14-2015, 11:39 AM
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I've surfed ropeless behind a Nautique similar in size to a S&S.

Just a few people in the boat. We used a 30+ year old long board.
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Old 05-14-2015, 03:06 PM
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Plus these boats were not design for that stress. Would try it with a 81 searay.
+1 for the searay suggestion
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Old 05-14-2015, 11:36 PM
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It can be done, but it's not pretty. The older Nautique would throw a better wakeboard / wakesurf wake. We had 400 in front and 1500 back corner. Stop carefully and fear other boats. Even so it is mediocre at best.
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Old 05-15-2015, 09:24 AM
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dear sweet baby jesus...... How did you not sink it?
How did you come to a stop and not have a roller just swamping your boat, causing it to drop further and just take on water.

Thats risky biscuits right there.
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Old 05-15-2015, 09:37 AM
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dear sweet baby jesus...... How did you not sink it?
How did you come to a stop and not have a roller just swamping your boat, causing it to drop further and just take on water.

Thats risky biscuits right there.
If you know how to drive one of these boats you'll never have to worry about rollers from behind.

If you're a dumby and slam the boat in reverse as soon as someone drops, you might have this issue. For the rest of us, its not a problem.
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