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View Poll Results: Which do you prefer, Direct Drive or V Drive?
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:15 PM
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My DD TriStar works great for skiing. My I/O SkiPro works better for everything else: smoother, faster, quieter, roomier, better rough water handling. Having said that, I'd like to sell both and get a ProStar 205. DD, of course.
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:17 PM
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Currently have a DD...

The less I board and the more I foot I think I am leaning towards outboard!
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:24 PM
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Hard to beat for the BF crowd, something about a giant 225 hp outboard on the back of a little ski boat... VRROOOMMM
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:30 PM
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I prefer both..........

DD for slalom and barefoot, V-drive for everything else.
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:45 PM
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I'm fairly new to boating, but from my exposure so far, it seems DD vs. VD would largely depend on what you like to do BEHIND your boat. I like wakeboarding, so I prefer VD. Is it safe to say most skiers like DD?

I couldn't care less that my v-drive doesn't handle quite as well as a DD. My boat travels at 23mph in a straight line with the best of them. And it throws a pretty good wake to boot!
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:02 AM
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I'm fairly new to boating, but from my exposure so far, it seems DD vs. VD would largely depend on what you like to do BEHIND your boat. I like wakeboarding, so I prefer VD. Is it safe to say most skiers like DD?

I couldn't care less that my v-drive doesn't handle quite as well as a DD. My boat travels at 23mph in a straight line with the best of them. And it throws a pretty good wake to boot!
Nice line.
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:21 AM
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Yup, skiers prefer the DD.

Small wakes, gets up on plane in short distance, tracking, ease of driving/turning radius, fuel consumption,

They of course have an engine in the middle of the boat, which reduces seating area, pylon right by the seat, and any use of the pylon reduces your seating room further.

But then again, if I'm going skiing I try not to load up the boat!

I like the folks up the lake, they use a 196 for skiing, they load a bunch of people on it with an extended pylon for boarding, and they use a pontoon to airchair.
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:36 AM
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So why aren't MC engineers designing a boat with a sliding engine and telescopic drive-shaft to accommodate all disciplines of watersports?
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:50 AM
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HA!

Plenty of discussion about lower profile engines, boxers, dry sumps, set deeper into the floor, allowing the engine to stay DD.

You can always add weight to the rear for the ballast.

BUT - hull shape will keep the sports separate. And the DD's are getting better for slalom, and the wake boats are surfing bigger and bigger. We're not looking at early V-Drives based on the same hull.
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:03 AM
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Perhaps we need to look to the swept-wing plane concept to add flexible contour hull profiles as well. Simply coordinate hull profile with engine placement.
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