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powderjay

Thinking of dumping the echelon for something newer.

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powderjay

Love the echelon but not crazy about chasing down my vapor lock type issues. What would my the best boat be for pure slalom in the 15-19k range?

how is the sunsetter for skiing? Saw one local for around 17. Or should I just try and get the echelon dialed in. Can't trust the echelon with the kids taking it out and getting stranded.

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ahopkinsVTX

Sunsetter LXi is great for skiing. Decently large inboard though. LX is OK. I would be looking for a response LX or maybe just another Echelon with a better running motor?

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Dare2goBare

Just something to think about, buying a used boat may bring other issues with it to, I'd dig into your problem

for a bit, JB has / had an Echelon, send him a PM. ...or maybe he'll chime in. That's a nice boat a keeper but

at the same time I get your dilemma, reliability is the key!

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msuwaterski

I'm more than a little biased but the Sunsetter LXI models '99 - '04 are a perfect boat. Awesome slalom wake at all speed and line lengths (my experience only takes me to 35' off though). Nice roomy boat for 3-5 adults and a few kids if needed. And, if you ever wanted to wakeboard or surf is has an good wake with the wedge down for beginner to intermediate levels.

Dude, just realized you are in Brighton. What lake? You're welcome to come down and take a set behind my boat if you'r like.

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braindamage

+1 on sunsetter lxi

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powderjay

Can I find an lxi under 18k . I've only seen lx's in my budget. MSU, I keep the boat up on elk at our cottage.

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footndale

Can I find an lxi under 18k . I've only seen lx's in my budget. MSU, I keep the boat up on elk at our cottage.

Yes you can, just be patient.

Friend got an 01 a few years ago for 14K. I barefoot behind it every week.

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Slayer

If you could get an SSLXI for under $18k in good shape, I'd do it in a heartbeat. In the same respect, if you could get the echelon vapor lock issue resolved, it's a sweet boat. Otherwise I'd be looking to a RLX or Sportster LX. The Sportster wake would be more firm than the RLX, but still a great skiing boat.

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zigzag

Let me know if you decide to kick your Echelon loose. I may be interested in purchasing it. I need just one more boat!

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