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'97 Resonse....what "doesnt it do well"?


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1st post here.

I have a 12 and a 7 year old that I took tubing. Well, they're hooked! I know they would love to ski and knee board. I have had many boats (now 42yo), but never a true ski boat.

I have a new fishing boat, and have just enough room for 1 more boat in the 30x50. ;)

I found a super clean (240 hours), 97 Response (closed bow). I drove the boat.......drove nice (other then not being able to turn in reverse.....LOL.....anyway).

Would I be better off with a Glastron type boat (had one, was ok)? I like the idea of having all that power (320?....efi Monsoon), and have always wanted a ski boat. My fear is the lack of space. The kids are small (there will hardly ever be 4 adults, mostly me, wife and 2 kids), but they're really isnt a lot of room. I dont live on the lake, so I cant leave all my "stuff" on shore.

Just looking for advice on the boat. The price is fair, the boat is clean, I just dont wanna but the worng boat.

So......what wont, or doesnt this boat do well?

PS.......I dont "think" we;re gonna wake board.........just skiing, tubing and knee boarding.

Thanks in advance.

reason #1 is safety, especially with kids. Kids and exposed props, inherent with outboard and I/O's scares me to death. Inboards are substantially safer. The ease of driving skiers, tubes, whatever, with an inboard is not even comparable to an I/O etc. holding speed is easy, power more abundant, and far more comfortable driving position. It's easy to maintain, should be very reliable (it's just a car engine), and the wakes far more fun.

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reason #1 is safety, especially with kids. Kids and exposed props, inherent with outboard and I/O's scares me to death. Inboards are substantially safer. The ease of driving skiers, tubes, whatever, with an inboard is not even comparable to an I/O etc. holding speed is easy, power more abundant, and far more comfortable driving position. It's easy to maintain, should be very reliable (it's just a car engine), and the wakes far more fun.

I didnt even think of that.........good point.

On a side note, I edited my other post asking if I should spend more to get more features and such. I also added a picture to the other thread.

Can a moderator clean up my mistake with the double post and delete this one?

I know, I'm new here and already screwing up........LOL.

Post on other thread please (I know, I'm dumb......LOL).

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