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cp posted 06-02-2006 12:54 PM ET (US)   Profile for cp   Send Email to cp  
Wondering what the smallest Whaler (Sport 150,130,or Dauntless 13,14)that would work well for pulling a 200lb. waterskier or wakeboarder? Naturally I would choose the max. h.p. configuration, i.e. a 60hp bigfoot for the Sport 150 and so on. What boat/motor configuration would make for quickest acceleration and planing? Fastest top end? Recommended prop?
where2 posted 06-02-2006 01:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for where2  Send Email to where2     
When you get down to the smaller rigs, it is more dependent on the propeller choice than anything else. I can pull a 200lbs slalom skier with my 15_Sport powered by a 70Hp Johnson. The trick is that I have to use a propeller with 2" less pitch than normal to pull up the slalom. (13-1/4"x17").

The Sport pulls up me up on a wake board with no problems at all, but I weigh in at 140lbs. I could wake board behind a 13' if I could find a wake...

jimh posted 06-04-2006 01:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
HEY---STOP. This is the THIRD discussion on this same topic. They are all being closed.

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