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Old 09-24-2013, 03:38 PM
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Cheap Surf Boat Project Help

I currently have a 2009 X45. That I will be selling in the spring or trading on a new Mastercraft, or fishing boat, or cabin cruiser (it depends on the day......) this boat will be kept in Houston were we are relocating to from Canada.

NOW...My riding buddies and I are looking to do a cheap project over the winter. They are bummed as I had the only boat. We came up with the ideal to do a cheap boat project over the winter (mostly excuse to drink beers in the garage and pretend to do something). The ideal is they will have a boat to use and I will be able to use it when I visit on vacation.

We are all pretty handy. Looking to spend less then 15K. We really like to SURF.

We have found a couple in the 10K range. Late 90's centurions, a couple 205s. We want to add some custom stuff like stereo, heater, LED etc. So we want a little cash for mods. I have a lot of fat sacs and pumps already so those can be reused.

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Old 09-24-2013, 03:41 PM
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try finding a Ski Nautique 2001, not the year but the model.
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Old 09-24-2013, 03:45 PM
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Thanks Rod

Can a 2001 be surfed behind? That is the main focus.
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Old 09-24-2013, 03:56 PM
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It can, but to get a good wave you need to sink it to the rub rail (or slightly beyond). Not exactly recommended. I'd get something larger if surfing was your main priority.
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Old 09-24-2013, 04:13 PM
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true, the 2001 CC is a better budget wake boat not surf boat. Try and find a supra sunsport.
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Old 09-24-2013, 04:44 PM
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Playing devil's advocate, but what about a 'regular' boat? I'm not a marine engineer but... If a surf wake is created by sinking the stern to displace water, would a boat with a 'deeper' stern help? I know it's outrageous to say this, but what about an I/O? I've noticed that most of them have a deeper v in the stern, which should displace more water, creating a deeper hole in the water for the wake to form. Not to mention, they're quite a bit cheaper, leaving you more money for stereo, fat sacks and whatever else.
Just a thought...
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Old 09-24-2013, 04:46 PM
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240sc? Anyone ever surfed one?
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Old 09-24-2013, 04:49 PM
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Playing devil's advocate, but what about a 'regular' boat? I'm not a marine engineer but... If a surf wake is created by sinking the stern to displace water, would a boat with a 'deeper' stern help? I know it's outrageous to say this, but what about an I/O? I've noticed that most of them have a deeper v in the stern, which should displace more water, creating a deeper hole in the water for the wake to form. Not to mention, they're quite a bit cheaper, leaving you more money for stereo, fat sacks and whatever else.
Just a thought...
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Surely youre not suggesting that it is safe to wake surf behind a boat with an outdrive?

In my experience, v-hull boats make lousy surf wakes. Best to stick with an inboard ski/wake boat for that reason too.
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Old 09-24-2013, 04:57 PM
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http://www.boattrader.com/listing/20...Warrior-365096

money money money
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Old 09-24-2013, 05:12 PM
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That us a great find. Jump on that.


May I also suggest an older Supra Sunsport. Huge inside , tall gunwales so you can throw tons if weight in it. It's a tank.
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