I had a chance to surf a 2008 Nautique 230 this weekend. The owner of this boat installed extra bags on top of the stock hard tanks. There was very little list to the boat. With no weight up front I was impressed with the size/height of the wave but not the length of it. I had to stay 5 to 7 feet behind the boat or I would lose the push.
The 230 was also pulling me at only 9.4 mph. Which is 3 to 4 mph slower than our 08 RZ2 fully loaded. The owner wished his wave was longer. He grew up in Cali and surfed so he is looking for more of a longer wave to really ride.
I gave him a few pointers on what might help him lengthen the surf wave, he is going to play around with it and let me know what works.
I was impressed with the potential of this boat and would like to try it again once he gets the wave dialed in.
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