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Old     (wakeboy01)      Join Date: Apr 2009       05-11-2009, 5:00 PM Reply   
What do people think about this boat for riding behind? What about maintanance and upkeep? Is it a reliable boat for that aspect? Who makes this boat also I tried finding it on NADA to see what the value was but had no luck. Thanks in advance!

(Message edited by wakeboy01 on May 11, 2009)
Old     (k_b_stephens)      Join Date: Jun 2008       05-11-2009, 7:30 PM Reply   
Had a '99 Kanga, closed bow version of the outback....good boat, never had any problems with it. I would think an Outback, depending on options and condition, should be in the mid to high teens.
Old     (burke)      Join Date: Jun 2007       05-11-2009, 7:46 PM Reply   
I have a 97 outback. It's my first boat, and it's been great so far. No problems or issues.

The wake gets decent if you throw a lot of weight in it. Not the best for wake surfing though - even with a lot of weight you don't get a very good pocket to ride in.

The only other thing to think about is that the boat (especially when weighted) sits fairly low in the water. If you are going to be on a choppy lake, you will have some fun with bouncing around and taking water over the bow. Nothing to serious though, it just takes some practice learning to avoid the big chop.

Let me know if you have any other questions.
Old     (wakeboy01)      Join Date: Apr 2009       05-12-2009, 8:22 AM Reply   
Thanks for the info guys. Yea I do have another question... where do I look up on NADA to see how much it's worth? I couldn't find the maker of the boat on NADA.

It's solid for wakeboarding though? I'm not pro but I am a bigger guy (6'4" 250 lbs) so I need a solid wake =]
Old     (jmanolinsky)      Join Date: Dec 2005       05-12-2009, 8:58 AM Reply   
Click on the link below to choose the model and options: ml=M
Old     (wakeboy01)      Join Date: Apr 2009       05-12-2009, 9:22 AM Reply   
haha I must have been too tired to remember my abc's I swear I tried finding moomba last night and it wasn't there... thanks~
Old     (bmartin)      Join Date: Jan 2007       05-12-2009, 11:25 AM Reply   
I like Moomba boats, but this vintage Outback will not kick up a big wake. Just didn't respond that well to weight and it is a low riser on the water so there are real limits what you can pack in. I mean the wake is clean and ridable, just not the best.
Old     (ian_ashton)      Join Date: Jul 2008       05-12-2009, 11:27 AM Reply   
I have an '08 Outback and I love it. The wake isn't huge, but I also slalom, and its a nice mix of both. Mechanically it has been pretty much flawless for the 115 hours I've put on it in the last year.
Old     (wakeboy01)      Join Date: Apr 2009       05-12-2009, 12:26 PM Reply   
Thanks for the input guys...

What about 99 2000 Mobius? Does that throw up a respectable wake?
Old     (burke)      Join Date: Jun 2007       05-12-2009, 3:25 PM Reply   
I haven't ridden behind many other boats, but mine seems to be large enough to try what ever I want. I've had other riders behind the boat that really know what they are doing, and they can throw inverts and spins without any issues.

Last summer, I was putting around 1500 lbs in it and it was throwing out a clean wake. Nice smooth ramp, large enough for me. The sweet spot seems to be around the 70' mark, depending on how fast you ride. So if you are used to riding behind a bigger, newer boat at say, 80', you will have to get used to the shorter line length.
Old     (illini88)      Join Date: Oct 2007       05-12-2009, 3:31 PM Reply   
The 2000 mobius throws a nice wake and handles weight well.
Old     (illini88)      Join Date: Oct 2007       05-12-2009, 3:31 PM Reply   
The 2000 mobius throws a nice wake and handles weight well. Lots of space to hide ballast with the playpen.
Old     (redsupralaunch)      Join Date: Aug 2002       05-12-2009, 4:32 PM Reply   
I owned a 98 Outback for 3 years. It was a GREAT boat and really sold me on the brand. I have been running Supras ever since cause I like the upgrades. Its got a decent wake for ski boat. 2 fat sacs on each side of the engine cover and your good to go.

We got a 98 green/white, very clean with 420 hours for 13.5K basic equipment 8JPMQ2925R0&veh=1198713

(Message edited by redsupralaunch on May 12, 2009)
Old     (illini88)      Join Date: Oct 2007       05-12-2009, 4:56 PM Reply   
The one I used to ride behind was bought from Chris' dealership. They have nice boats.
Old     (greenpinky)      Join Date: Apr 2004       05-13-2009, 5:54 AM Reply   
I had a '99 Outback for many years, and it was a great boat to me. It was reliable and fun, never had any issues with it. I recommend Moomba's to anyone.

As far as the wake goes though, it was pretty much brutal. We used to joke around that the '99 Outback must have been the best ski boat ever because it seriously had no wake. Still though, I was able to learn my first few inverts off it. Spinning was hard though - I just couldn't get enough airtime to really do anything past a 3.

Good luck.

This was mine.


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