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PrimeData

Would you rather drive your boat or watch the action in the back ?

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PrimeData

I insist on driving my Bu when pulling kids or checking out a new lake. But when there is a new "lake sacrifice" learning to ski (or whatever), chicks in bikinis wakeboarding (possible equipment failure) or my buddies trying to kill themselves with new tricks, I'd rather be watching the action than driving.

What about the rest of ya ? Would you rather drive or watch ?

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Nicvtx

I always prefer to drive, I jut love how agile the vtx is and it feels like a race car with roaring v8 pushing you, also enjoy bing in control of the music.

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MalibuNation

I'm the captain ... I like to drive.

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Ndawg12

I love to let other people drive my boat, especially those who don't own their own or never driven an inboard. Seeing other people have fun and doing new things is more fun for me than having my own fun. I just make sure I take them out to deep clean water.

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Soon2BV

I like both.

My wife loves to drive and I enjoy relaxing for the ride.

Both my boys like to drive and are learning to pull skiers and wakeboarders. They are both mid-20's and are getting better and better.

If i never let them drive, how would they ever learn to drive? :)

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FlatH20

shared duty with my crew - we all rotate thru the drivers chair depending upon what we're doing - surfing, my 11 year old drives and the rest of us are stacked on the surf side. when mom's behind the boat boarding the 13 year old drives and we're all moving about cleaning up the wake or operating the camera. it's a mixed bag, getting everyone familiar with the drivers seat is important to us

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Michigan boarder

I'd rather watch the action and the fun. Driving is pretty serious to me.

However, I can't stand being in the boat with someone who doesn't know how to drive, it's like a water torture to me.

So with certain groups I'll just watch/spot and help out in the back of the boat, usually those drivers don't want anyone else driving anyway. But with other groups I just instantly volunteer, and it's kind of a given that I'll be the driver.

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Sixball

I do both but only if I have total trust with the driver.

If I don't I can not be the spotter. You just can't watch the driver and skier and all going on.

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Steve B.

Putting around, I like to let someone else drive. If there's a good slalom skier, I want to watch.

If it's kids or or my sister or her friends skiing, I want to drive. My barefoot buddy, I gotta drive !

Steve B.

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Lance B. Johnson

If I have a good and capable driver I don't mind relaxing one bit! That said I do enjoy driving my boat.

Docking/ anchoring/ trailering are all done by my wife or I.

Kind of funny but I proud of my low speed manuvering skills and like to show off a bit. It generally is wasted effort as a lot of people never understand that it isn't easy, they just assume that these boats drive like cars :lol:

Edited by Ruffdog

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justhrowit

I like both. Some of my family like to go on slow cruises around the lake. We call them wine cruises for the mothers of the group. I prefer to sit in back for those, and just chill out. Honestly, on slow boat rides, I fall asleep because they're the most relaxing things to do!

J

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BlknYlwT22

I typically am the one driving but will let other trusted friends drive the boat but that's typically just so I can board.

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WoodyBC

I drive almost all the time. Except when I'm skiing. Then, I let someone else drive. I miss my old muscle cars, so the bu takes its place. And equipment malfunctions are always fun to watch.

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electricjohn

My wife, 20 something daughters, brothers, and cousins all drive my boat. Quite often, I am on the beach watching the skiing going on. Once I wished I was the spotter, when I pulled a friend thru the course @ 34 off. Couldn't even look in the mirror, trying to stay on line. I could only hear it.

Edited by electricjohn

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CL-Rides

I'm the captain ... I like to drive.

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dalt1

I drive 70% of the time, 18 year old son drives most of the rest and he always loads and unloads from trailer. He has been driving for me while I Skyski since he was 9, mother was always by his side. She just don't care to drive. She used to drive for me till the boy started doing it. He is about to go off to collage next year, wife needs to get comfortable driving again. :whistle:

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Lakenut

John is right...driving the course is work. Even as good as our boats handle you have to be on your toes.

I love drving my boat when pulling boarders or the kids.

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Malibuzer

I prefer to drive. In the past it was probably close to 95% of the time. Although since my neck injury my wife has taken over a lot more of the driving duties

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Roachy

My brother and I share the driving, i like to relax abit after my board and watch the rest of the crew board and have a laugh at the stacks

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Surfer Dude

I drive most of the time.

My 21 year old son is very callable, in fact, my last two boats he has trailered 90% of the time. I owned 1 boat for 3 years before I had to trailer it myself.

My wife would rather not drive so I’ve taught a buddy to drive and he typically pulls me.

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91Sunsetter

I always drive unless I'm boarding then it has to be one of my close friends(I need perfect pass bad for this!!!!). BUT someone else always drives leaving the sandbar, because I shouldn't. :cheers:

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MalibuTime

I love to drive, but I also like to let my friends that know how to drive take the wheel sometimes even if I am not going for a tow, and of course my wife likes to drive also, so we divy it up. I also like to let kids drive (with close supervision and guidance) as it is also a great memory from my youth driving boats and kids have a great time driving, This is always when we are on open water away from other boats, and especially lake lice.

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jetskipro550

Driving is fun, but can get old after a long day. I only like being a passenger only if there is a good driver at the wheel and I don't have to worry.

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signguy

I drive as much as possible. If not me, then my Bro or my nephew. We trade off as needed when riding. I love to drive the boat, it is a pleasure. Plus I can control the music.

My wife has no ambition to drive, and she is good at trailering, but just doesn't like to drive when pulling someone. Thats ok when my family is with, but with friends, I'm the only Captian.

But is nice to watch someone with skills stick some tricks sometimes

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rmarch

Since our normal crew is my son, wife and myself I drive the most. My wife is an outstanding driver so she drives when ever I am on the wakeboard or ski and when it is time to launch or put the boat on the trailer. I have to say one of my most favorite times on the boat is when she picks me up at the dock after we launch. I love to sit in the middle of the back seat while we drive off to where ever we are headed to first. It is great to just relax, feel the boat in water and listen to the motor. Just thinking of that makes me sad summer is over.

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