>>>Somewhere along the line I missed the point of CC having this PCM 502
>>>engine. The Air Nautique is aimed at the boarding market who don't
>>>need to go 50+ mph to do their thing. In fact, when I look at the CC
>>>lineup, I notice that they don't have a hull that has any particular
>>>appeal to barefooters. So why is CC including this engine? I also
>>>understand that CC has an exclusive for it which most likely cost them
>>Jeff, I swear, you're going to have to get a legal name change before you buy
>>your next SN. Will they let you in any CC dealerships anymore? :-)
>>Maybe that big block adds something to wakeboarding, namely more weight for a
>>phatter wake. But what does it do to the slalom wake? If MC or anyone else
>>added a big block, I would wonder about the down side.
>It looks as if I don't have to worry about that since my next boat is
>shaping up to be the Malibu Response LX. This will end my long
>standing string of buying CC (long for me anyhow). Kids and close-bows
>don't mix as well as the open-bows do. Since slalom will always be the
>priority, a full-size open-bow is out and the SNOB's open-bow is abit
>too small and shallow for me to feel comfortable with kids up there. A
>Malibu Response LX with a wedge fits the bill the best.
>As to the 502 added to the wake for boarders, I'd bet that it may be
>cost effective to get the integrated tanks rather than this motor. I
>do agree with what Mark Lenox said about the 502 having a home in the
>Super Sport though.
Ah, another pilgrim has seen the light!
Seriously, is the Response LX bow area really bigger/deeper than the SN? When I
bought my Sunsetter we did not buy an Echelon LX 'cause we felt that the bow
area was small, shallow, and would be worrisome with kids (have gone to closed
bow now, fewer kids!).
The wedge, now that is a different matter altogether. Hard to beat, I think. I
simply have no interest in filling and draining huge tanks, especially those
that take up interior room or overload the boat. Besides, switching back to
"slalom mode" with a tank is too much trouble.