2002 Ski Nautique 196, 482 Hours, Show Winner

One_SkiOne_Ski Posts: 87 Baller
I am a life-long slalom skier, now selling my boat because retirement and our mountain homestead have become full-time commitments. I still love to ski, but just don’t have the time to do it justice.

I am located near Bakersville, North Carolina

For Boat details, go to: https://www.ski-it-again.com/php/skiitagain.php?endless=summer&topic=Search&category=Boat_3Event&postid=63150

Contact me at 803-412-8929 or [email protected] if you are interested in this one-of-a-kind boat.


  • 6balls6balls Posts: 6,200 Mega Baller
    Beautiful boat, got the 343 so can convert to ZO as well if not already done.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • ETskierETskier Posts: 223 Solid Baller
    Ditto. Your price is right considering the market we're in. Hope you get it. $4 grand for a ZO conversion, this boat is the best all time. You just can't buy a better slalom boat for this kind of money right now. Beautiful!
  • tlarocquetlarocque Posts: 96 Baller
    Arg. Why so far?! Beautiful boat.
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 6,200 Mega Baller
    @tlarocque ship it. I haven't shipped a boat, but I've shipped 2 cars. You might as well get a quote and see what it would take. Utah to MN I think was about $1K for me uncovered. Can't remember the cost of covered from Chicago.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • MDB1056MDB1056 Posts: 1,147 Mega Baller
    Just factor cost into the deal. Tow or ship. Done……..
  • tlarocquetlarocque Posts: 96 Baller
    I would consider shipping but sounds like it has already found a new owner. But, yes, beautiful boat.
  • One_SkiOne_Ski Posts: 87 Baller
    Thanks for your comments guys. A potential buyer is driving here Sunday to take a look. If he buys it, I'll update BOS and Ski-it-again. For now, sale Sunday is likely, but not 100% sure.
  • One_SkiOne_Ski Posts: 87 Baller
  • SkiBeKausSkiBeKaus Posts: 14 Baller
    What brand FAE is that? @One_Ski
    Any observations on wake and performance impact? Worth the money? Primary motivation?
    I know there is a thread or two on this already; have the same boat year & model, so I figured worth asking.
  • One_SkiOne_Ski Posts: 87 Baller
    @SkiBeKaus, I got it from FreshAirExaust.com. They were good folks to deal with. For me, effect on the wakes was minimal, but I bought it primarily to cut down the noise when I was moving slowly (5-10 mph, bow up, not on plane due to rough water or other reasons); the exhaust noise, especially in the back seat, was loud. I think in the end I didn't get the noise reduction I'd hoped for at those speeds because my FAE was just a bit too short. I ended up with minimal effect on the slalom wake which was good, but also didn't quite get the low-speed noise reduction I'd hoped for. Overall, it was worth it to me, but sizing the FAE is not exact; you take your measurements and until you install your custom-made product, you don't know how those fraction of an inch differences will affect you.
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 6,200 Mega Baller
    @One_Ski my bubble butt eventually developed quite a drone at those speeds, too. I don't think it was there when I first got it. It was not really loud out the back exhaust, more so loud in the boat particularly back seat. Not sure what to make of that really. Needs mufflers?
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • One_SkiOne_Ski Posts: 87 Baller
    Maybe, but I think that making the FAE the exact right length should solve the problem. The key would be making it just long enough to be at or below the water surface when the boat is not on plane. I know the guys at FAE would have worked with me to add length to mine, but I didn't think it was worth the trouble. Most of my time in the boat is slalom skiing, and for me, wake changes due to my FAE were minimal. It was a reasonable trade off.
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