Join Date: Jun 2010
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Family diversity. Some of my family has not yet learned the patience required for sailing. Basically, you have all that money tied up in a boat, but the thing just sits there unless there is wind. So when there is no wind, throw the kids on a tube and they are happy. If you are going to have a motor, then the motor should do something. You need that to keep skiers happy. I think the official speed for competition is 26 mph. While you can ski at much slower speeds, its really not that good until you get up to a faster speed. You also need a lot of power to get them out of the water. No one likes to be drug through the water while the boat gets up to speed.
RL 24 NEW to me April 25th 2014
AFC 17' 2+2 (sold in 2012)
Sunfish project boat
Sailing a large boat on a small lake is very tacky.
Last edited by Daveinet; 02-27-2011 at 09:50 PM.