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Old 01-31-2012, 08:47 PM
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ski course etiquette question

Question for the members that use the ski course. We use a public ski course and have always used my parents 88 Centurion. I picked up an 03 X30 this last year and was surprised to find the wake manageable for skiing at 32 to 33 mph. You get a pop but it is skiable.

As you can imagine, my mc is much more reliable and has perfect pass. I wouldn't mind trying it in the course for some casual course skiing. We know how to replace the bouys. Just curious to get some opinions as to whether or not you think it would be rude to use such a large boat through the course?
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:52 PM
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Are there any posted rules? would your boat damage the course? What's the attitude on the body of water purist?

Is there a club that manages the course?
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:09 PM
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No rules that I am aware of. There was a ski club that I joined but do not know if it is still active. Probably best to just try to ask them but sometimes they aren't there when we go. Don't think the X 30 would damage it but have never taken such a large boat thru the course.
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:13 PM
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:18 PM
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Boat guide buoys are only 90.5" on center for a record capable course. With an X-30 I'm pretty sure you would be very close to that for your waterline beam, and once you add the balls you lose another 9" of clearance due to the radius of the balls.
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:28 PM
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Boat guide buoys are only 90.5" on center for a record capable course. With an X-30 I'm pretty sure you would be very close to that for your waterline beam, and once you add the balls you lose another 9" of clearance due to the radius of the balls.
That's exactly what i was thinking. That is pretty wide boat to be running through the course, however if you know those that own the course, then they may not care.
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:40 PM
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If you tear off every boat guide buoy on the way through I think they might...
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Old 01-31-2012, 10:19 PM
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I would idle out to the course one day when they are skiing and ask.
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Old 01-31-2012, 10:33 PM
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FWIW, we wouldn't allow it in our course.
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Old 01-31-2012, 10:34 PM
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Idle over and see how well it goes thru at in gear speed. If that seems ok and you feel that there's enough fudge to allow for the pull of a skier while driving at speed given your driving ability try it out. Be prepared to repair anything you break. This means that you must necessarily know how the course is designed and installed. Had someone wrap a rope around their prop picking up a skier once. He figured if he nailed the throttle he could just cut a rope with the prop and be on his way. He ended up poking a piece of conduit that the boat guides snapped to thru the bottom of his Bay liner. Long story short, be sure you know everything about what you're getting into ahead of time. And don't cut a main line and then leave figuring the owner of the course is probably sitting at home today with a few spare hours to kill. That's when the course will stop being left up for the public to use.
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