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    • jkerr


      I traded in my problem filled 2010 Malibu Wakesetter VLX for a 2013 Wakesetter 23 LSV.  Periodic orange screen service required is happening, but boat operated fine.  Now it won't start?  Inactive fault code SPN:65675 FMI:11.  Any ideas?
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    • Skiline00

      Skiline00  »  Murphy8166

      Hey Murphy, do you still have that Arc Audio 1200.1?
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    • kaadams1124


      I have a 2001 Malibu Sunsetter LXI.  The other day when putting the boat on the trailer, it got turned due to the current and when it was gassed to go up on the trailer, it was turned sideways.  The long and short of it is that this caused my front skeg to break off and bend the second one.  I was extremely fortunate (as I have been researching trying to fix this) that it actually only broke the skeg and not the fiberglass.  The boat hull is in perfect condition.  I have purchased 2 new skews that will get here next week.  I took out the 4 bolts that hold the skeg in place and tried to remove the remaining piece attached to the boat with no success.  I don't want to bang it to hard to screw up the fiberglass and gel coat.  What am I missing as I can't get this off?  Is it held on with a sealant of some kind?   How do you remove the skeg from the bottom of the boat without causing damage? Any help would be greatly appreciated as I am getting ready for a house boat trip in 2 weeks!!!
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    • NCVride


      Just sat down on my deck at the lake house for the weekend after unpacking the truck....🍺  Ahhhhhhhh!
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    • JasonK


      Great morning. 4 mile barefoot run and 4 mile slalom run. And 75 degrees by 7:30 a.m. Love it!
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    • Not starting

      first splash of the summer?

      • did the fuel get stabilizer at lay-up?
      • spark plug wires put in the right place upon new plugs at lay-up?

      or has it run right since pulling out of the barn?

      • looked at the distributor/rotor?
      • all spark plug wires attached and not arcing
      • consider pulling the spark plugs and turning it over to see if it's pumping water out of the cylendars (ie. hydro lock or head gasket).

      no start trouble-shooting doc



    • Surf help...

      Its a practice makes perfect issue. A good surfer should be able to surf ropeless behind a 20 foot DD. 
      On a boat your size Im sure the wake is really good, you can play around with weight but really its just a mater of riding more and figuring out how to surf. If you have never really done it befre it will take some time to figure it out. Get on the water as much as you can and figure out how to use your weight to either speed up or slow down and really use the board and wave to ride rope less for hours on end!

    • NCSurfing


      Surf help...

      Hey guys. I have a '15 23 LSV and today was my first time surfing behind it. I am a total beginner...tried for first time behind a friends Malibu last summer and was immediately hooked however, my Supra wasn't up for the challenge. I'm 6'2 190 and am using a Hyperlite broadcast board (5'4" version). 

      I got up just fine however, I couldn't get to the point where I could let go of the rope. I used the preset 'surf left' setting which was set for 10.6 MPH and factory ballast. That said, I have twin 650 p&p bags in the rear as well however, never filled them as the kids were bugging me for their turn. Was it a speed issue, a 'need more practice finding the sweet spot' issue or a 'I'm too big and factory ballast won't do it, try again with the bags filled' issue?  Only reason I didn't start with the p&p bags filled as well was that I am a beginner and wanted to work my way into it....

      Thanks in advance for some guidance!

    • Not starting

      On the water today I fired up our 2002 Supra Santeria. I instantly knew something wasn't right. It had bad vibration at idle speed. It was knocking like it was low on oil. (That wasn't the case). When I tried to get going, we were cruising at about 20-25 mph. You could feel it like stuttering. We stopped and I checked to see what the problem was. In neutral I reved up the RPMs and the engine sounder really smooth. It definitely didnt have the hole shot either. After sitting for about 5 min. I went to turn it over and it wouldn't fire. Turned over just fine. Just didn't pop. I could understand vapor lock or something but why the knocking at idle speed and the powerless hole shot. Someone PLEASE hell me diagnose.

    • Maisbiensuer


      Beginner Questions - 2010 Wakesetter VLX

      Thank you all for your replies!

      Ok, drain plugs should be clear now, I guess I will find them now :-).



      Did I understood you correct that the water for the shaft cooling / greasing is coming from the sea water pump on the engine block? So, I don't have to do anything on this as also "srab" has mentioned? 

      I'm just asking because the seller told me that this is something I should check before starting excessively using the boat.

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