Boat Ideas

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RoVerto Solo

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I believe the magical length for a boat that is put on Lake Texhoma is at least 24 ft. to properly handle those big waves.

Shorter than that can be kidney killers.
 

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I've been on Texhoma in a tiny seadoo boat. Don't talk to me about brutal! :D

We definitely want something that looks nice and wont have us wanting to upgrade in a year or two. I want a good enough brand, decent enough length, and big enough motor that we can enjoy it for years.
 

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I haven't. I've been to one dealer but of course they are going to sway you to the brands they sell. It's still early in the hunt but I'll check it out.
 
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Like others have said, spend as much as you can afford to. Another thing to think about is storage. Will you be able to keep it in your garage? A boat that is kept indoors keeps a lot better than one that sits under a cover outside in my opinion. If you think that you are going to be going out to the lake and hanging out, drinking beers and looking a pretty ladies, then I would say that a pontoon, or tri toon would be the way to go. You can get those with big enough motors that wakeboarding and tubing behind them is no issue. I have even seen tri toons with two guys barefooting behind it! If you think there is a change that you might get into the whole wakeboading thing, and want to have a tower and a booming stereo, do not get a bow rider. Get an open bow V drive. You can get them anywhere from 20 to 24 feet. You should be able find a good used one with anywhere from 300 to 500 hours in your price range if you look long and hard. With a V drive you can also wake surf, which I think is the most fun thing to do behind a boat. Everyone that I know that has gotten a bow rider has sold it for a V drive.