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pjnykpjnyk Posts: 50 Baller
So after everything a decision had been made. We’re pivking up an 02’ outback this Friday. 310 assault carbed, 400hr, mint condition and the owner took great care of it. Got a lot of suggestions for sslxi’s but for their listed price and the work needed on them I feel the Moomba was a better deal. This is our first ski boat, maybe an upgrade eventually. I’ve read good things about them and now I’m praying I can find a boom to do some short rope footing.


  • GarnGarn Posts: 479 Crazy Baller
    Congratulations! I love my Moomba.
  • 75Tique75Tique Posts: 59 Baller

    “So, how was your weekend?”
    “Well, let me see…sun burn, stiff neck, screwed up back, assorted aches and pains….yup, my weekend was great, thanks for asking.”
    mmosley899andjulesescmanazeKeith Menard
  • tlarocquetlarocque Posts: 54 Baller
    Congratulations! My first boat was a 2008 Outback and it was a great!
  • andjulesandjules Posts: 809 Crazy Baller
    I was an SSLXI owner and yes, they're great, but if the Moomba was the better deal, you've probably done a wise thing. I didn't ski behind the 98-02 generation (with the rounded tail), but I did a lot of skiing behind an 04 and 07 and they were capable boats.
  • CentCent Posts: 160 Baller
    Nice looking boat. Enjoy.
  • LazLaz Posts: 325 Baller
    Always a fan of the Moomba Outback. It was our first ski boat and worked perfectly for 10 years.
  • usaski1usaski1 Posts: 735 Crazy Baller
    Had a Moomba OB for 10 years... good boats, and put very little into it for parts. Very reliable. Ski wake was good, but obviously not as good as all the newer boats...
    Mark Turner -- Water skiing changed my life forever.
  • motoxrmotoxr Posts: 7 New Baller
    Congrats! The boat looks great!
  • Bill22Bill22 Posts: 1,585 Crazy Baller
    Nice boat. Yellow always has a good pop on the water.
    In gear. Hit It. Thank You!
  • vtmechengvtmecheng Posts: 583 Crazy Baller
    Nice boat, I'm a sucker for yellow boats
  • Calisdad57Calisdad57 Posts: 16 Baller
    I bought a new 02 Outback LS and owned it for 13 trouble free years. Great boat
  • pjnykpjnyk Posts: 50 Baller
    @Calisdad57 did you ever experience stiffness in the slalom wake and the boat constantly being off balance? If so how did you remedy that? Took some big spills cutting across so far
  • Calisdad57Calisdad57 Posts: 16 Baller
    Growing up I skied behind outboards, and stern drives. We would literally catch air on the wakes. At 22 off there is a bump, but nothing compared to what I was used to. To me the boat was a huge improvement and everything about it was so much better. Now I own a pristine 98 196CB...It took me a bit to get used to what I call the dip or trough. A 3 blade prop did produce a softer wake than a 4 blade.
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 5,070 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    28 off 34 mph, use weights to balance the boat. If not skiing the buoys skiing shorter is no big deal. My daughter is a relative beginner and if we free ski together she is at 30 mph and 28 off even behind my Nautique. Nice length for pulling drills beside the boat and minimizes the wake for her.
    You may find yourself narrower as a skier...but big wakes are no fun.
    I've skied an outback at 28 off 34 and shorter from there in the course it was fine, perhaps best at 32 off.
    Bottom line experiment with weighting for balance of the boat, line length and speed even if the line/speed are not your usual.
    Course skiing is a different animal...gotta get wide and slow down so as a beginner would need longer lines, slower speeds, and the wake is gonna be big.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • ScotChipman1ScotChipman1 Posts: 44 Baller
    @pjnyk Learning to ski behind your new boat will make you a better skier. :)
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  • jjackkrashjjackkrash Posts: 562 Crazy Baller
    I bet the ski wake improves if you pull the tower.
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