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  1. #11
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    that answers why I don't have a SA, im over 30 and don't want $553 monthly's
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  2. #12
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    As a Canadian living down here in Houston now I was actually disappointed in the show when I compare it to Edmonton or Calgary's boat shows. Don't get me wrong, there are boats there! Lots of em! My guess would be close to $100 million worth of inventory based on the average price there.
    What surprised me the most is all of these dealers and not one shop had any gear set ups for sale???? There was no wet suits, ski's, boards, jackets, etc. There was one dealer in the center of the show and their goods certainly weren't boat show priced! Well unless you consider Buy 1 pair of women's Bobs shoes and get the second for free!" a good deal on water goods?
    At the shows I have seen in both Edmonton and Calgary you get to see boats and every dealer that sells a life jacket, flip flops, tube, ski, or wakeboard is there as well. It's where I have always gotten the best deal on most of the stuff in my boathouse.
    So in saying that I was very disappointed! Also there was ONLY 2 - three event boats at the show. One was the new Mastercraft Prostar and the other was Centurion Carbon Fiber Pro. No Outback at all, no Malibu Response, no Nautique 200.
    As a skier and biased I proudly admit; this disappointed me a lot. All the guys say I can get you one but you have to come to the dealership............NO THANKS it's why I came to the boat show.
    I just told my wife how impressed I was with the new pontoon boats! And when we are done skiing I think I have found our next form of on the water enjoyment! LOL
    If you live in the Houston area go see the boats there are lots of nice boats for all types. Just don't expect to find a good deal on anything other than a new boat!!!!
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  3. #13
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    Just left the boat show, saw some great things and took some pictures that I will be sure to share when I get to my computer.

    Speaking of that MC prostar, I was blown away at an 80k price tag for a DD with only like 5 seats. That's silly expensive but I guess it is only half the price of an xstar...


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  4. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by iwaterskihard View Post
    So in saying that I was very disappointed! Also there was ONLY 2 - three event boats at the show. One was the new Mastercraft Prostar and the other was Centurion Carbon Fiber Pro. No Outback at all, no Malibu Response, no Nautique 200.
    As a skier and biased I proudly admit; this disappointed me a lot.
    think about what are selling nowadays and it's not ski boats. the outback dd is dead.
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  5. #15
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    Not only is the DD dead but accessories can be found on line for much cheaper than a dealer can sell them. I don't see much accessories at boat dealers except the "must have" stuff that people need right away like some life jackets, mooring ropes, bumpers and cleaning supplies.
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  6. #16
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    I loved how deep the Mondo was but the inside wasn't all that. My outback v is nicer on the inside. I really liked this one.


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    I as a skier as well am kinda shocked to hear of so few DD ski boats. Is Texas not one of the few states that seem to really promote Private ski lakes . Housing developments built on or with private ski lakes.
    I realize Most of the top Pro waterskiers are Florida based but i thought there are a few based outta Texas.
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