Alright, tested the Nautique and Tige' today.

Alright, tested the Nautique and Tige' today.

Post by Freakalo » Mon, 25 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Took the boats out today for test runs.  I ran the Nautique first ,
then the Tige'.  One note, the Tige' was a 99 model.  Don't ask me
what the salesman was thinking.  Prolly thinks since I'm young I can't
afford the boat.  Guess he's never heard of this thang called the
stock market:)

The Super Air Nautique is amazing.  It's a monster.  It's really fast
out of the hole and handles like a dream(even with the ballast tanks
full).  The boat is just all around solid.  The tower is sturdy and
yet it's collapsible.  I thought I wouldn't like the e-dash but it's
easier to read then analog IMO.  Very easy to maintain speed, but the
PP digital pro was acting flaky on us.  It was prolly just me doing
something wrong and the salesman claimed ignorance about it. There's
much more storage then I was expecting as well.  Alot more then MC,
thats for sure.  The wake was beautiful.  The stock stereo kinda
sucked and the speakers weren't very strategically placed.  The
ballast tank gauges were could have been in a better place(on the side
next to my right leg.  Not really much to complain about...It's the
best boat out there IMO.

We tested the Tige Limited on Lake Austin where Waketoberfest  was(is)
taking place.  There were pros from all over and a shit load of nice
boats.  Most of the boats were guess what?...nautiques and tige's
hehe.  The Tige' is huge, a lot bigger then the nautique.  It doesn't
ride as good as the SA.  The acceleration doesn't really compare, nor
does the handling, it's still adequate and better then anything I am
personally accustom to.  In fact, for the size of the boat it handled
quite well.  Did I mention that the boat is huge :)  The Tower does
rattle.  I couldn't hear it rattling over the motor but if I shook it
when stopped I definitely could.  Another thing that kinda sucked was
the throttle didn't want to stay in place.  It would go all the way
back into neutral if I took my hand off of it.  The salesman mentioned
this problem before we got on the water and said it just needed to be
tightened.  Apparently they have been using this boat for testing
since June(110 hours on it).  Can anyone with a Tige verify this?
Anyways, it was a little hard to maintain speed.  The boat did pull to
the right if I let go of the wheel.  I didn't notice a groaning hull
or any weird vibrations.  It didn't feel as solid as the SA but it was
very nice.  Of course the storage was about as good as it gets.  The
***pit was nice and the swivel drivers seat was better then the SA's.
The wake was  huge..like the boat.  It was bigger then the nautiques
even when the ballast tanks were filled.  The shape of the wake didn't
look quite as good as the SA's but it's was still nice and very
adjustable.  I didn't see much if any foam so I don't know what some
ppl were talking about there.  I can just imagine what it would look
like with some fat sacs and a few more ppl in the boat.

If the price for both boats were the same it would be a very tough
choice but I would prolly go with the Nautique.  It's truely a notch
above the Tige'in many areas.   That said, I think the Tige' is a
better boat for ME, my family and friends.  The size counts for a lot,
and we would get more out of a boat of this nature.  I just don't see
the point of paying 6-8k more for a boat for that extra "notch" that
won't really make that much of a difference to me.  We just wanna go
out to the lake, relaxed and have some fun...and get some air :)

Geoff

 
 
 

Alright, tested the Nautique and Tige' today.

Post by Big Dav1 » Mon, 25 Oct 1999 04:00:00

Quote:
>Another thing that kinda sucked was
>the throttle didn't want to stay in place.  It would go all the way
>back into neutral if I took my hand off of it.

Thanks the lawyers. The spring back throttle is suppose to be a safety feature.
:(
My 1995 boat did not have it but my 1996 boat did. Eventually the spring wore
out

Quote:
>  Apparently they have been using this boat for testing
>since June(110 hours on it)

Man, that boat is more than Demoed, its USED

Quote:
>If the price for both boats were the same

I think you will find the so called list prices very close. Makes you wonder
why the Tige is discounted so much.

 
 
 

Alright, tested the Nautique and Tige' today.

Post by Todd Zaug » Tue, 26 Oct 1999 04:00:00

Did you ride behind both boats???
Quote:

>Took the boats out today for test runs.  I ran the Nautique first ,
>then the Tige'.  One note, the Tige' was a 99 model.  Don't ask me
>what the salesman was thinking.  Prolly thinks since I'm young I can't
>afford the boat.  Guess he's never heard of this thang called the
>stock market:)

>The Super Air Nautique is amazing.  It's a monster.  It's really fast
>out of the hole and handles like a dream(even with the ballast tanks
>full).  The boat is just all around solid.  The tower is sturdy and
>yet it's collapsible.  I thought I wouldn't like the e-dash but it's
>easier to read then analog IMO.  Very easy to maintain speed, but the
>PP digital pro was acting flaky on us.  It was prolly just me doing
>something wrong and the salesman claimed ignorance about it. There's
>much more storage then I was expecting as well.  Alot more then MC,
>thats for sure.  The wake was beautiful.  The stock stereo kinda
>sucked and the speakers weren't very strategically placed.  The
>ballast tank gauges were could have been in a better place(on the side
>next to my right leg.  Not really much to complain about...It's the
>best boat out there IMO.

>We tested the Tige Limited on Lake Austin where Waketoberfest  was(is)
>taking place.  There were pros from all over and a shit load of nice
>boats.  Most of the boats were guess what?...nautiques and tige's
>hehe.  The Tige' is huge, a lot bigger then the nautique.  It doesn't
>ride as good as the SA.  The acceleration doesn't really compare, nor
>does the handling, it's still adequate and better then anything I am
>personally accustom to.  In fact, for the size of the boat it handled
>quite well.  Did I mention that the boat is huge :)  The Tower does
>rattle.  I couldn't hear it rattling over the motor but if I shook it
>when stopped I definitely could.  Another thing that kinda sucked was
>the throttle didn't want to stay in place.  It would go all the way
>back into neutral if I took my hand off of it.  The salesman mentioned
>this problem before we got on the water and said it just needed to be
>tightened.  Apparently they have been using this boat for testing
>since June(110 hours on it).  Can anyone with a Tige verify this?
>Anyways, it was a little hard to maintain speed.  The boat did pull to
>the right if I let go of the wheel.  I didn't notice a groaning hull
>or any weird vibrations.  It didn't feel as solid as the SA but it was
>very nice.  Of course the storage was about as good as it gets.  The
>cockpit was nice and the swivel drivers seat was better then the SA's.
>The wake was  huge..like the boat.  It was bigger then the nautiques
>even when the ballast tanks were filled.  The shape of the wake didn't
>look quite as good as the SA's but it's was still nice and very
>adjustable.  I didn't see much if any foam so I don't know what some
>ppl were talking about there.  I can just imagine what it would look
>like with some fat sacs and a few more ppl in the boat.

>If the price for both boats were the same it would be a very tough
>choice but I would prolly go with the Nautique.  It's truely a notch
>above the Tige'in many areas.   That said, I think the Tige' is a
>better boat for ME, my family and friends.  The size counts for a lot,
>and we would get more out of a boat of this nature.  I just don't see
>the point of paying 6-8k more for a boat for that extra "notch" that
>won't really make that much of a difference to me.  We just wanna go
>out to the lake, relaxed and have some fun...and get some air :)

>Geoff


 
 
 

Alright, tested the Nautique and Tige' today.

Post by Pete Harriso » Tue, 26 Oct 1999 04:00:00

Hi,
I have a 99 2100 V LTD and found the throttle in the 14-15 mph range would
pull back when I let go of it initally. I was told it is a saftey feature.
After about 20 hours or so that stopped and seemed to hold speed,although I
was getting used to holding the throttle. I have no rattles with the tower
and haven't had any. ( and it is also collapsible). Also, I have no problem
with pulling to the left or right. Check with the service people, not the
salesman.
As far as out of the hole, I have yet to have anyone complain, and is 2
seconds difference to 36 mph that big of a deal? If your are boarding do you
really want to be jerked out of the water?
Enjoy


Quote:
> Took the boats out today for test runs.  I ran the Nautique first ,
> then the Tige'.  One note, the Tige' was a 99 model.  Don't ask me
> what the salesman was thinking.  Prolly thinks since I'm young I can't
> afford the boat.  Guess he's never heard of this thang called the
> stock market:)

> The Super Air Nautique is amazing.  It's a monster.  It's really fast
> out of the hole and handles like a dream(even with the ballast tanks
> full).  The boat is just all around solid.  The tower is sturdy and
> yet it's collapsible.  I thought I wouldn't like the e-dash but it's
> easier to read then analog IMO.  Very easy to maintain speed, but the
> PP digital pro was acting flaky on us.  It was prolly just me doing
> something wrong and the salesman claimed ignorance about it. There's
> much more storage then I was expecting as well.  Alot more then MC,
> thats for sure.  The wake was beautiful.  The stock stereo kinda
> sucked and the speakers weren't very strategically placed.  The
> ballast tank gauges were could have been in a better place(on the side
> next to my right leg.  Not really much to complain about...It's the
> best boat out there IMO.

> We tested the Tige Limited on Lake Austin where Waketoberfest  was(is)
> taking place.  There were pros from all over and a shit load of nice
> boats.  Most of the boats were guess what?...nautiques and tige's
> hehe.  The Tige' is huge, a lot bigger then the nautique.  It doesn't
> ride as good as the SA.  The acceleration doesn't really compare, nor
> does the handling, it's still adequate and better then anything I am
> personally accustom to.  In fact, for the size of the boat it handled
> quite well.  Did I mention that the boat is huge :)  The Tower does
> rattle.  I couldn't hear it rattling over the motor but if I shook it
> when stopped I definitely could.  Another thing that kinda sucked was
> the throttle didn't want to stay in place.  It would go all the way
> back into neutral if I took my hand off of it.  The salesman mentioned
> this problem before we got on the water and said it just needed to be
> tightened.  Apparently they have been using this boat for testing
> since June(110 hours on it).  Can anyone with a Tige verify this?
> Anyways, it was a little hard to maintain speed.  The boat did pull to
> the right if I let go of the wheel.  I didn't notice a groaning hull
> or any weird vibrations.  It didn't feel as solid as the SA but it was
> very nice.  Of course the storage was about as good as it gets.  The
>***pit was nice and the swivel drivers seat was better then the SA's.
> The wake was  huge..like the boat.  It was bigger then the nautiques
> even when the ballast tanks were filled.  The shape of the wake didn't
> look quite as good as the SA's but it's was still nice and very
> adjustable.  I didn't see much if any foam so I don't know what some
> ppl were talking about there.  I can just imagine what it would look
> like with some fat sacs and a few more ppl in the boat.

> If the price for both boats were the same it would be a very tough
> choice but I would prolly go with the Nautique.  It's truely a notch
> above the Tige'in many areas.   That said, I think the Tige' is a
> better boat for ME, my family and friends.  The size counts for a lot,
> and we would get more out of a boat of this nature.  I just don't see
> the point of paying 6-8k more for a boat for that extra "notch" that
> won't really make that much of a difference to me.  We just wanna go
> out to the lake, relaxed and have some fun...and get some air :)

> Geoff