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Old 04-30-2012, 08:09 PM
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205 v 197

I am looking for advice on which boat would be best for Barefooting from the boom and wakeboarding. I am a novice Wakeboarder but my wife is a expert Barefooter.
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:36 PM
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This is just my $.02, but I have had both boats. My thought is that the 205 is far better than a 197 for wake boarding and has more room for additional ballast. As for bare footing, it is pretty close between the two. I would say the 197 is better for the driver (it tracks better), but other than that they are probably about the same for footing.
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:40 PM
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What year is the 205? Can make a bit of a difference. I've been behind a 1998 205, and a 197. Never been behind an older 205, which is supposed to have a better slalom/barefoot wake than the 98. In my experience the 205 would have beefier wakes for boarding, while the 197 would have lower wakes and a flatter table at barefoot speed. Really, either should be a great compromise boat. I would tend toward the 197 as I would favor the event that would be at greater risk of significant injury. Get some fat sacks and fat friends and it'll be more than adequate for recreational boarding.
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:52 PM
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Go for a 205 with an upgraded engine option. Had a 97 lt1 and the power/hole shot versus my 93 with the 351 was significantly better. +45 HP and Efi is a big deal.
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:59 PM
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If it's the second generation 205, that's probably going to be a better wakeboard wake (original xstar hull).
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:00 PM
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Thank's for the input, I am looking at a 98-99 205
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:31 AM
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I've never been on the 197 boom but our 94' 205 does have a little side spray when using the boom. Is there any difference in the 98-99 205 era or the 197??
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:12 PM
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Thank's for the input, I am looking at a 98-99 205
Good Choice! My '99 205 does it all quite well.
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:35 PM
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I've never been on the 197 boom but our 94' 205 does have a little side spray when using the boom. Is there any difference in the 98-99 205 era or the 197??
The spray was greatly reduced on the 96 205 versus the first generation. Not sure how it compares to the 197.
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:40 PM
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The spray was greatly reduced on the 96 205 versus the first generation. Not sure how it compares to the 197.
That's what I thought...thanks eastie.
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