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    • Eagleboy99

      Posted

      3 hours ago, granddaddy55 said:

      AND lifetime hull warranty is first owner only! not transferrable

      Depends on the year of the boat.

    • Eagleboy99

      Posted

      16 minutes ago, gary_tenison said:

      Don't know if you ever fixed this...but if you didn't, the answer is to resolder the pins in the medallion computer.

      Sometimes.  If the stepper motor in the gauge, or the MDC itself has lost its mind, not amount of soldering will fix it.

    • Hambrick11

      Posted

      12 hours ago, Five Cent Worth said:

      We lived in ATL as well.  Our boat back then was a 25' Baja (pre kids :)) and we were putting it in at Vanns Tavern Boat Storage.  One of the best set ups to date for us.  Miss those guys...  That Fish Tails place for Sunday afternoon lunch :thumbup:.  Man, we don't miss that drive from Lanier back down 400 to the city....

      My vote would be the heavier boat.  Simply because I know how heavy an X22 is and the M220 is right there.  My dealer said all but the same when we were getting our '21 in that the M220 would do better in the chop.  For us the M220 and X22 weren't even close to budget.

      Lanier is ROUGH from my boating experience.  Where I have spent considerable amount of time boating, I would rank it the second roughest only behind Lake Erie (not apples to apples - but it is still boating).  Lake Norman would be third and then all the smaller inland lakes and Ohio River that I grew up on.  Rough on the roughest day on an inland lake in Ohio has no +33' cruisers, lots of surf boat and a plethora of +23' bow riders.

      100%.  The bottom part of the lake can get as rough as I have experienced.  I have been able to boat all over the world in some aspects.  I truly believe Lake Norman offers the best of all.  One of the reason we chose to live in CLT!

       We have spent vacation time on Norman the last two summers.  The weekdays are great, the weekends take some driving skill and lots of attention with all the clueless boaters and waves from every direction.  The only thing we see on our stretch of the Ohio River is barges and bass boats, great boating most of the time.

      Anyways back to the original post  we do ok crossing choppy lakes using the throttle and natural bow rise but think weight is just as important as length.  I had a wider and heavier I/O that handled better than similar size boats, it just didn’t get tossed around as much.  

    • gary_tenison

      Posted

      Don't know if you ever fixed this...but if you didn't, the answer is to resolder the pins in the medallion computer.

    • I have the M5 with the 1.76: 1 trans and the 15” prop so I can’t offer any advice. What I would suggest is that the most telling test you could probably perform with the M5 would be to get a boat with the same power plant/trans/prop. Fill the MLS and pnp and max wedge it to see if the M5 will work for you. For me, my M5 works great for surfing albeit a little high on the rpm. For wake boarding, it was struggling with the pnp full and 2 people.

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