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PostPosted: Jan 11, 2006 7:38 pm    Post subject: 2005 bayliner xt Reply with quote

could anyone tell me how my boat compares to other wakeoarding boats?...thanks
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PostPosted: Jan 12, 2006 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruh roh.. here it comes Laughing Laughing

I, own a 19 ft 99 Bayliner, with Monster Tower, and ballast.
It works for me, but am looking for a larger wake.

Do a search, there are plenty of discussions on I/O (inboard/outboard) boats as wakeboard boats.

I will give you a quick summary.

There are many on here that might bash you..

I/Os like ours, typically have mellow, washy wakes. You have to play with the trim to get a decent wake. Add ballast (such as fat sacs) in the bow of the boat initally, then ski locker, and some in the rear as well.

As you will find out, putting a tower on any boat does not make it a "wakeboard boat" There are boats designed and purpose built for wakeboarding, such as those offered by Mastercraft, Malibu, Moomba, Supra, Epic, Correct Craft, etc.

There are many features that make these purpose built boats "wakeboard boats", such as hull design, larger engines, perfect pass (cruise control), factory ballast systems, Direct or V drives with a fixed prop. Primarliy, I would say it is hull design.

My advice is just enjoy it, and make the best with what you have. Be sure to experiment with adding weight (people or fat sacs), and the trim. Search for posts on I/O wake.

Good luck and just remember to have fun!

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PostPosted: Jan 12, 2006 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vampyre, great post.
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PostPosted: Jan 12, 2006 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I second the great post comment. Far too often do people get flamed because they ask a newbie type question. It's nice to see someone help a brother out with some good advice instead of only telling him to search for it.

Great post Vampyre!

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PostPosted: Jan 12, 2006 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thank you both! I too am sick of people flaming others. Not everybody is born with an X-Star at their lake house! LOL

I just wish everybody could just remember what this is all about: FUN!

34substance, have you wakeboarded behind your boat yet?

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PostPosted: Jan 12, 2006 2:14 pm    Post subject: Re: 2005 bayliner xt Reply with quote

34substance wrote:
could anyone tell me how my boat compares to other wakeoarding boats?...thanks


Sweet boat! Thats what i plan on getting soon. We cant all afford $30000-$50000 boats. Did the boat come with that wake tower? Looking good.
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PostPosted: Jan 12, 2006 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jixxxer, depending on your circumstances.. there are used wakeboard boats out there too. PLENTY of discussion on this already... when it's time to start research, use the search for used boats.

When I bought my boat, I didn't wakeboard, it was for hanging out on the lake.
nonetheless, I got my boat for a very good price, so I am pleased with the purchase. It serves the purpose for now.

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PostPosted: Jan 14, 2006 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes, the boat came with a factory tower, my dad would have it no other way for safety purposes, also thank you very much for the great posts, especially vampyre
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PostPosted: Jan 17, 2006 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

so have you rode behinde it yet ,, We just bought one 2 weeks ago , and i have it tore apart customizing it . So i havnt been able to get it out yet . Hopefully i will get out in a couple weeks and ride it .. Good luck with yours Smile
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PostPosted: Feb 21, 2006 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jrhurst,

We just purchased a used bayliner. What model do you have? Any pics of your customizing?

Thanks
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PostPosted: Mar 09, 2006 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a picture of our 2004 Bayliner 205 BR with the skylon tower we just put on it.
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PostPosted: Mar 09, 2006 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a beauty! About how much does a bayliner run, in comparison to the high-end wakeboard boats?
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PostPosted: Mar 09, 2006 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bayliners in general are probably the best bang for your buck, and it may not be a high-end wake boat, but the thing I like about i/o's is the wake. Non-weighted, they usually have a really nice wake, but when weighted, it's just great. You could find a bayliner for maybe 30 000 CDN while a high end wake boat could be an upwards of maybe 80 000 to 90 000
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PostPosted: Mar 10, 2006 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

glemay wrote:
jrhurst,

We just purchased a used bayliner. What model do you have? Any pics of your customizing?

Thanks


We bought a 175xt ,, so far i have added 6x9" speakers under each console , added speaker cans to the tower , added 2 wakeboard racks , Tinted the windows , added some led lighting for coolness , added a 350lb fat sac . Later i will be adding more amplifier power , and a dual battery setup . For now im ridin . Here is a pic of our boat
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PostPosted: Mar 13, 2006 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How much did that boat and the setup cost you?

I'm seriously considering a Bayliner, considering my budget.

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PostPosted: Mar 15, 2006 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a 2002 Bayliner Capri 195 LX, 18-10" length, 7'-6" beam.
Seats 7-8 people no problem. has a 4.3L Vortec V6 with Alpha one outdrive.
I have no problem pulling 3 tubes, 2 wakeboarders, even fully loaded. It will also do 60 MPH.

I paid $10,500 for it with 30 hours on it.
Monster Tower was $1000.
I am always modifying my vehicles so this sucker is going to get a heater, ballasts, and a bunch of other junk this summer. But I plan to keep this boat for another 5 seasons at least....

the wake actually has a great shape to it though it is a bit small when the boat is unloaded.
With ballast or a full load of people the wake is actually quite nice.



I wanted a true inboard, but could not pass up the deal on this boat (3 seasons later its still worth more then I paid, lots more). It suits my needs just fine, lakes, ocean, rivers. Its great for fishing, boating, floating, cruising, etc....
Nothing wrong with a GOOD Bayliner. I say that because through the 80's and early 90's they didnt make a very good boat IMO.
Not everyone needs to spend $30K+ on a boat, nor can afford to. Want to? yes. Will someday? most likely. my bayliner will do fine until then Smile
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PostPosted: Mar 15, 2006 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BigMace255,
I have a 2000 bayliner capri for sal all set up for wakeboarding... monster tower, perfect pass, 3 bag autoballast, 4.3l merc, $12500... fyi...

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PostPosted: Mar 20, 2006 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BigMace255 wrote:
How much did that boat and the setup cost you?

I'm seriously considering a Bayliner, considering my budget.



We got out the door for $13,500 ,, I have spent about another $500 on accessories ( tower spreakers , board racks , fat sac, ect )
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PostPosted: Mar 29, 2006 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

410fortune-

That looks like Carter lake! That's my stomping grounds.

I have a 2003 175XT, with 4 adults in the boat it puts out a pretty nice wake!
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PostPosted: Apr 11, 2006 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thats Carter for sure, shhhhhh my favorite lake, its about an hour from my house, when it gets a bit warmer you will see me up there about every other weekend or more Smile
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PostPosted: Apr 11, 2006 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny thing about a bayliner. About a year ago we were in a collison wtih another boat(long story, it was a bayliner). The guy acted like he was going to shore so my dad started to pull me up. THe next thing that happens is the guy is right infront of our boat as soon as we are on plane. Our boat totally tboned him right at the windshield. His boat was left with about a 2 foot indentation, we almost directly impacted the driver as well. Our boat had no structural damage at all. The guy was a total jerk about it as well. He tried to say it was our falt and all that bs. He didn't even stop to make sure we were all right he just headed straight for the shore. I thought my dad was going to kill this guy at first, but I got him to calm down. Oh yeah the way he was heading to shore looked like he was heading to the boat ramp. It was a mess his boat was trashed and ours still runs like a champ. Sorry for the long post/hijack.
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PostPosted: Apr 11, 2006 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow you tboned him and it was his fault that is a funny thing about bayliners!
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PostPosted: Apr 11, 2006 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, the guy cut us off. My dad was clearly getting ready to pull me up out of the water. Hell the dude came within like 50 feet of me.
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PostPosted: Apr 11, 2006 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess you are as oblivious to the point of my post as I(and I am sure most others) are trying to figure out the point of your post???

so the tip(one of the strongest parts of your boat structurally) of your boat punctured into the side(probally about the weakest point of any boat)....whoopty dooo... and this adds quality to this post how???

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PostPosted: Apr 11, 2006 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Giving input on what I thought about bayliners. What crawled up your ass, sorry I didn't notice the sarcasm icon on your post. Wait a minute there is no icon for that, well dam sorry for not noticing it then. What have your last two posts contributed as well? Nice run on sentence as well, I could make three whole sentences out of that, but you did a great job of running it all together.
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PostPosted: Apr 11, 2006 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nothing crawled up my ass dude.. this guy asked about what everyone thought about his new boat...

soo you come on here and say his boat is crap because this one time, at no fault of yours, this guy in a bayliner gets t-boned by your boat so it is obviously a piece of crap...

hope that is enough of a run on sentence to form a 100 sentences...

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PostPosted: Apr 11, 2006 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Giving my opinion on what I thought of bayliners isn't right then?
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PostPosted: Apr 11, 2006 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

some day, when you buy your own boat, with your own hard earned money, you will realize that there is something called constructive criticism, and you will be able to give/receive it in a way that will not make someone feel that they are not as good as you are because they didnt buy what you did/would've.

And if the bayliner had t-boned you instead, the damage would have been the same, just on opposite boats.

Good Day!

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PostPosted: Apr 11, 2006 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Super Bayliner Defender ... TO THE RESCUE !!!
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PostPosted: Apr 12, 2006 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW ,, this post went bad in a hurry !!!
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Here's mine, works fine... on my budget. Since crazy boarders are doing flips in the flats, you don't need a huge wake to do stuff. A bayliner can throw a respectable wake. Enjoy your affordable rides brothers.

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PostPosted: Apr 23, 2006 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice boats
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PostPosted: Apr 24, 2006 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DARIN; what size is your boat? Very nice by the way.
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