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  1. Georgia Girl

    To Forward Face or not, that is the question...

    Thanks Futzin' I'll put that on my list of "to dos". Always good to get input from experienced folks!
  2. Georgia Girl

    To Forward Face or not, that is the question...

    Thanks!
  3. Georgia Girl

    To Forward Face or not, that is the question...

    Thanks. I hear ya about docking at the marina. I'm practicing every weekend and it's not easy. Throw winds and current in there and forget about it!! I'm looking into the Coast guard course for sure. Thanks!
  4. Georgia Girl

    To Forward Face or not, that is the question...

    Thank you! I'm very excited.
  5. Georgia Girl

    To Forward Face or not, that is the question...

    It's the Chap 257 SSX Surf Edition. I wasn't really wanting one quite that big but it had the seating configuration I really liked and it has a bathroom on it... so what's a few extra feet right?
  6. Georgia Girl

    To Forward Face or not, that is the question...

    After all the input on Volvo's forward facing drive (some positive and some negative) I decided it was the boat for me. I've had it now for a couple of weeks and it does handle really well, has a lot of power for pulling wakeboarders and handles the chop on Lake Lanier with no trouble. Wish me luck!
  7. Georgia Girl

    To Forward Face or not, that is the question...

    Thank you Cleaver. That is most helpful. Much appreciated!
  8. Georgia Girl

    To Forward Face or not, that is the question...

    Thanks, I read that. It was informative and helpful.
  9. I will be a first time boat owner, hopefully soon, and cannot decide whether or not to go with a traditional stern drive or the new Volvo Forward Facing drive on the Chaparral Surf gate edition. Love the idea of being able to wake surf but it's not the only thing I'd want to use the boat for. I know the Volvo Penta FFD was announced in 2015 on the Chaparrals and from what I've read it's gotten a lot of good press, but I'm wondering if the risk outweighs the benefits. Does anyone know of scenarios where the prop is damaged getting in out of the water on a boat ramp, or running over something / shallow water, etc. Being a first time boat owner I don't know how likely it is that a FFD would be damaged. I'm sure like anything else, if you're careful you can avoid trouble but being a first time boat owner - you don't know what you don't know. Would love input from anyone who has a FFD or knows much about them. Thanks!
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