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Old 07-15-2015, 12:43 PM
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Best Ski Wake from a V Drive?

Might be considering a V drive in the future for the seating configuration and wondering what model MC V drives have the best ski wake. We are 15-22 off skiers but wake board as well. Let's keep it in the years 1998 - 2006 for cost considerations. I realize the wake will not be as good as a direct drive but can they be acceptable or will they be as bad as an IO ?
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Old 07-15-2015, 12:46 PM
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205v, X1, X2
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Old 07-15-2015, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by ThomasAlive View Post
205v, X1, X2
sounds like what we went thru about 6 years ago ... had a '83 S&S but needed more room, kids were more into wakeboarding but wife still loves to slalom (non-agressive). After searching ended up with an '04 X2 (205V hull). suits us fine, a bit more of a bump at ~28 mph than my wife was used to but still workable for her. Kids (adult now) wake board and surf. Very versatile boat with pretty good room for more people at a time. I do miss my old S&S but this one suits our current needs much better.
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Old 07-15-2015, 01:05 PM
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It'll be better than an I/O for sure. If you can step it up to the X-14V, that will have the best.

In my family's experience, at 15 off, our friend's 2000 Maristar 210 (X-10) had a better ski wake than our 2001 X-Star (205V). If you're willing to look at other brands, there are several that waterski mag rates as better. For example, the older Sunsetter VLX that rides on the Diamond hull is widely regarded as one of the best V-drive ski wakes of that generation.
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Old 07-15-2015, 01:08 PM
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^^^ Agree the Sunsetter with Diamond hull is a damn good v-drive slalom boat.
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