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    • bamabonners


      8 hours ago, wheelman said:

      Qc is definitely the problem. Wait till you go drop 6 plus figures on a brand new boat and find spare parts and tools lying in your bilge and simple screws in sideways and stripped. Not a single nut tightened in your wake view seats that the seat almost falls out and they are stripped. Screws and bolts missing, stereo not working properly because a simple rca plug was not connected. Gel coat that you can see through. The list could go on and on. Malibu quality has gone down hill it's as simple as that. It's all about the bottom line now since the company went public. My 2010 lsv was built twice as well as my 2015. The dealer should in no way have to be dealing with these problems right off the shelf. Malibu needs to listen up or be prepared to lose more Customers. 




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    • oldjeep


      36 minutes ago, minnmarker said:

      No spotter.

      Bring from MN we naively thought skiing with only one in the boat was OK. He could have come over and told us. Safety first, serving the public and all that...

      I just found out this year that Minnetonka has a special rule requiring a spotter.  Been skiing there with just my wife for almost 20 years, few times in full view of a sheriff boat.

    • option list on the 2017 VLX21 is currently short - no heater, shower, heated driver seat etc... 

      the Supra SR got plenty bells and whistles

    • oldjeep


      14 hours ago, Sixer said:

      You should look up the volume of beer sales in WI vs MN  :Tease3:  Just sayin.......



      Old study.......I know

      could also be that it seems like everyone in mn has some sort of boat and 50% don't get used more than 3 holiday weekends in an average year.

    • Gavin17

      Posted (edited)

      Lots of good info here, most of the ideas I'd considered but several I had not. I'm definitely planning on using a local property maanger since we'd be too far to handle everything. I'd like to do the bookings myself but if someone had experience with that they could be better than me.  

      As far as screening customers all you really have to go on is the note they wrote with the rental request.  Only renting to family's and not hunters may take away any possible winter rentals but I can see how that's probabaly worth it.  


      Braindamage, is your property a rental for tax purposes or personal use?  I've read the personal use laws and I'm fine with meeting the restrictions for a rental. I'd want to be able to expense the costs.  But my question has always been how does the IRS know when the owner is there.  And if I go down on a weekend to make repairs who decides if it's personal time or not?

      This guy has a similar setup to my plan.  https://www.leisurelakehouse.com

      Edited by Gavin17
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