Good morning all. We are currently in a 2001 Response LX and love the ski wake for recreational slalom. Now the kids are older and bigger and we need more room but don't want to give up the wake.
What model/year V- drive has the best ski wake???
Thank you for your help
On 8/19/2017 at 6:35 AM, DAI said:
Per the tour guide, in the spotter compartment. But he did not seem too confident in that answer.
7 hours ago, Dunski said:
When I asked the sales person about the wake vrs diamond hull and he advised us to go wake. His response was the diamond hull only slightly increases the ski wake while dramatically reducing the surf wave. Where the wake hull dramatically increase the surf wave while slightly worsening the ski wake. Would you guys concur with his advise?
That is the exact opposite opinion of what I see expressed most. The boats weigh so much that the diamond hull doesn't really make much of a difference, especially at surf speeds. Keep in mind that lift increased squared with velocity. So if you double the speed of the boat, the affect of a lifting mechanism will be quadrupled. So you ski at approximately 3 times the speed as you surf. That means the benefit of the diamond hull for skiing would be about 9 times greater than the detriment to surfing. That said......4300 pounds is a lot to push through water, so the boat isn't going to be very good for skiing.
That said, I love our 22VLX. 3 kids in my family, and we often have some other friends, as well. I would personally rather be skiing than anything else, but the whole family thing wins, so for my family, the VLX is a great boat.
I'm curious to know which Axis you looked at that had your wife veto immediately? The A series boats are not all that graceful looking (I had an A22, I'm not knocking them, just saying II can see diverging opinions on it). If it is the lines in the gelcoat, play around wiht it on the boat builder, maybe even do a solid boat. My A22 was solid dark blue, and it was freakin' sharp.
7 hours ago, Dunski said:
I figured none of these bigger boats were great for slalom, especially on course. Just looking for acceptable considering the added sports.
We also store our boat at home in the garage. I need to get some detailed deminsions to see if the 23lsv is an option. I hate to kick the truck outside. We live in Austin TX. Basically anything left outside turns to sh$t in a couple short years. I am amazed to see the extent of the sun damage to boats in our area. Especially after the money people drop to purchase them. Would make me cringe.
We may have just found your limiting factor. If you're storing this in your existing garage be sure and measure the door opening as well.
We plan to build a detached 23lsv sized garage in the future. My boat is nowhere near fitting in my attached garage. So it's outside during the summer and we pay for indoor winter storage. I don't have texas sun though.
18 hours ago, racer808 said:
Dash lights do not work. Couldn't find any other fuses, thinking falko is on to something. The amps do not have a direct feed from the battery either. Strange crap this beater is.
do your tail lights work? Typically the dash lights run off the tail light circuit so that you know they are out. I'd pull the tail light fuse and inspect the socket , also just replace it since sometimes it is hard to see a bad fuse.
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