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Thread: Mariah advice

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    Default Mariah advice

    OK...... if you have been following any other threads of mine, you know that I am in the market for a early 90's Sunsport or Saltare. However, I have found a nice Mariah that needs nothing, but I want to know if you can surf behind a Mariah. I much prefer to surf over wakeboarding but also am interested to know if it puts out a decent wake. Any information is appreciated!!
    -Sam
    Last edited by swey; 04-30-2013 at 11:43 PM.

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    Yes, but I would continue my search for the perfect boat. The right one wil come along and when it does ponce on it. The ones which are priced to sell last a few hours...

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    Can you surf? Yes.

    Is it really a wave that you want to surf behind? No.

    As a former Mariah owner, there is no way I'd consider that a surf boat. Wakeboarding sure, but not really a good wake for surfing. Even with 800lbs and 3 fat guys in the back. The boat nearly sank.

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    Ha. Thanks haugy. I just laughed out loud at your post and I greatly appreciate your bluntness. Does the Saltare put out a good surf wake?

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    Default Saltare surf wake..

    Quote Originally Posted by swey View Post
    Ha. Thanks haugy. I just laughed out loud at your post and I greatly appreciate your bluntness. Does the Saltare put out a good surf wake?
    The Saltare definitely puts out a great surf wake, provided you get it weighted right. Unlike a boat like a Sunsport, it takes a bit of weight to "sink" the rear end to displace enough water to make a good wake. It took me a little bit of working last summer, but finally got it dialed in. I think I had 2200 lbs total and 2 other buddies and I were surfing a nice Starboard side wake, which is good for me being goofy footed. Also things like a good new prop helps clean up the wake, but have not sprung for on yet. Where your wake-plate is set.
    So, yes, the Saltare can make a great wake for surfing, and its a good time getting it figured out!

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    Can't speak for the Mariah...

    See here for Sunsport and Saltare wake pics: https://forum.supraboats.com/showthr...1320-Surf-Pics
    Kevin



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