Anybody have one? Or ridden in one? What do you think of the power?
We are strongly considering moving up to a larger boat after this season and I really like the bigger challenger. I'd much prefer to stick with the two non sc engines though. I like the idea of no sc to deal with, better gas mileage and cheaper gas. It all adds up.
I'm just a bit concerned if it will be powerful enough. Our challenger 180 carries about 9lbs per hp (dry). The bigger boat would be about 11.6lb/hp. Definitely not going to be the rocket the smaller 180 is. I don't care about top end at all. If it will do 35 loaded up I'm content. I'm more concerned about being able to pull a wake board/ tuber with 8 people/gas/coolers/etc on board. And obviously being able to get up on plane with a full load of people and gear.
We'd probably go with the '09 SP model or and '07/'08 wake. The local dealer has one on the show room floor and I'm afraid its ruined me ;-)
Thoughts? I've got 6+ months to research/pontificate/change my mind and then change it again. So no hurry
robertmMember Since 05 Aug 2008
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