Forward Drive positions twin counter-rotating props forward of, rather than behind, the outdrive unit, to keep the propeller tucked well under the hull. This has made runabouts and deck boats surfable. Trim can help build the wake size, but ballast carries much of the load. A trio of water bags add as much as 1,385 pounds to the boat settling it lower into the water. Surf-oriented trim tabs form and shape the wake to the surfer’s desired side. Zero Off speed control, located on the dash, dials in surf speed and proves smoother than a driver’s hand on the throttle. The resulting wave still benefits from additional passenger weight to truly build it to its potential, but dial things in and surf’s up at a very competitive price point.