> My friend and I have decided to buy a new for wakeboarding. We have
> narrowed it down to the the Tige' and the super air Nautique.
Is there a reputable Malibu dealer around there? If so check out the
Sunsetter/WakeSetter V-drive models.
If not your choices are a start. Really look at them though.
Construction, materials, longevity, resale - not just the bells and
> We will be doing demos of both boats on Saturday.
A side by side comparisions would be good. Just remember that they're
apples and oranges.
> So far by what we have seen and read is the nautique drives better but
> the tige' is much larger,
Watch the width. Depending on your state there are limits on trailer
width and may require a custom trailer. Ask your dealer.
I have heard and experienced the Tige' having trouble holding speeds (it's
a big boat, I know). Lots of throttle adjustment to maintain a constant
speed. My demo had the 350mag MPI.
> passenger friendly boat
L10 reported that the engine noise in the Tige' was quiet and overall user
friendly. They didn't mention the other noises it makes. My test ride in
the Tige' included a rattling tower, groaning hull, vibes in the mirror.
This has been commented on before. IMO these are important things to
notice, but I'm picky.
> and has better wakes
On your demo ride look for turbulence in the wake. I didn't pay attention
to it at first until someone pointed it out. Also you'll notice that the
wake to wake distance is much wider than the CC SA. I checked from 80' to
50', it's wider.
> We not going out to be experts, just to enjoy ourselves.
Go for it, that's what it's all about <g>. Consider yourself lucky to be
able to own a boat like one of these. Have fun.
> So far, it just seems like u get a lot more boat with the tige'. For
> sakes, the beam is a whole 9 inches wider the the nautique, there's
> way more storage, no need to mess with ballast tanks and it seems more
> like an all around kinda boat.
Sounds like you've made your decision already <g>.
All around boat? IMO the Tige' slalom wake doesn't come close to the CC
SA wake above 25mph. I remember it being very wide at 34 and 0 off. At
34 and 15 off, a rooster tail was present.
> Anyone out there have experience with both boats? What do u think?
Tige' has wood in it, it's harder to drive, non static hull, and noisy.
Price wise the CC will be slightly more. I have several friends who have
the SS/Super Air. They swear by it.
> Guess we'll know for sure by saturday, but I'm just so e***d :)
I'm sure. Honestly make yourself calm down. Really look at them both and
if possible demo the Malibu.
These are my comments and others will definitely argue them. I hope this