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Old 08-12-2013, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by coz View Post
They're getting bigger and faster on Havasu and down in the Parker area. No one likes wake board boats, they say the wakes are messing up the shoreline and bouncing their boats around while docked Most of the big go fast boaters don't think their wake is bad, go figure

Ya we take our boat up there all the time. Its all about going fast up there. I see maybe 5-10 true wakeboard boats a trip (not including io's with towers added).
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Old 08-12-2013, 03:38 PM
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In Alberta (Wabamum) lots of Sea Rays, Campions, Maxim, bayliners and Four Winns.
Current: 2009 X-Star, Indmar 6L, 400hp, ZFT3 tower. c/w 1/9 scale R/C PWT X-Star

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Old 08-12-2013, 03:39 PM
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Since we have our own site, we have:

18 Mastercrafts

12 Nautiques

6 Malibus

2 Supras

1 Ski Ray

1 Ski Supreme

1 Ski Centurion

1 Sanger
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Old 08-12-2013, 04:14 PM
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that's all pretty much everything that's popular out here. I was just wondering if we were missing out on anything good. Lots of tritoon brands in town but I haven't seen anything with twins or anything super high end here yet.
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by bbymgr View Post
Open bow's or deck boats, I'd say Sea Ray or Chaparral. With pontoon's........Bennington.
Yes I'd say bass boats or pontoons. But plenty of inboards.
This forum is amazing with quality people.: I did not think i'd ever own an Inboard. Now I finally have a gorgeous 94 205 I am glad I have ya'll backing me up.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:05 PM
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There's a new 300 hp pontoon on our lake.

I have yet to see it doing anything but going full bore down the lake.

Dude looks like a total tool. If you wanted to go fast, why the **** would you buy a pontoon?!
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:33 PM
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my local lake, Skiatook, we see w a lot of Tahoe boats due to bass pro shops sells them and after then bottomliners. in the toons I would say benningtons.
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:48 PM
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On our lake it's about 30% inboard, 30% I/O, 30% pontoon, and10% jet ski. One unannounced day a month should be open season on jet skiers. If the are 3 idiots on the water, 2 will be on jet skis.
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:55 PM
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Crownline at local lake around here..........

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Old 08-14-2013, 01:39 PM
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Popular and trending are two different things - Bayliners, old pontoons and Crownlines are the most popular on our regular reservoirs.
Trending new purchases include 24'+ tritoons with larger HP. 150 minimum but most start 225hp.

LOTO has just about everything, depends on the owner's intended usage.
If you want to run in the weekend slop 26' is about the starting point. Large, 26-32' deep dead rise run-a-bouts are trending as are 25'+ tritoons with larger motors and even twin motors favored.
Cobalt, Sea Ray, Crownline and Four Winns are popular fiberglass.
Hampton/South Bay, Bennington, Manitu, Premiere and Playcraft pontoons.
Center Consoles that have been "socailzed" are a growing market.

The times I have been to Havasu - pontoons; single engine, high hp deck boats and single or twin mid cabins are trending.

Comparing the fiberglass hulls at LOTO and West Coast like Havasu is night and day. LOTO has rough slop that requires a hull to take a pounding and handle big waves. Havasu is light, fast and loud river running with lots of bling and minimal wave concern.

Pontoons are about the same because they all need a pretty stout construction to handle the higher hp motors.

For those with an upturned nose attitude to pontoons; these are not grandpa's small twin log with a 40hp Force.
Modern tritoons carry performance that can rival most recreational fiberglass, haul more people, with more room, lower maintenance and longer season use.
Yeah, don't know why anyone would consider a toon?
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