Hi everyone, first post here. I’ve been on the site for the past couple weeks reading about boat recommendations but I couldn’t seam to find all my answers.
Finally getting back into slalom after a long five years of being away. Need to get myself a new boat. I’ve had a 2005 MC PS209 and 1992 PS190, those are my reference points. My thoughts were to just buy another PS190 or that era because of the amazing wake but I figured I would ask around to see if there were any other recommendations.
We will be using the boat for 75% slalom, 20% pulling the kids on tubes and trainer skis and 5% wake boarding. Obviously I would love to have 24’ vdrive room with no wake but that doesn’t exists.
What would you guys say is the closest wake to the PS190 or better. An open bow would be great and a boat with more storage would be even better. I don’t want to sacrifice too much wake quality for an open bow or storage. Fuel injection would also be nice.
From what I’ve been seeing it looks like 1997-200? SN or 2003-200? response LXi? How do those boats stack up to the PS205?
My wife skis 15 off at 32 and I ski 15-22 off at 34-36. I would like to get to 28 or 32 off but honestly I don’t really see myself getting past 28. So super short line spray and wake really isn’t an issue. My budget is 20-25k but I have no problem spending 10k on an older boat with more hours that fits our needs better.
Thanks for anyone input. I’m really glad I found this forum!