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    • bamabonners


      My cobalt came from Rambo, which is part of SMG, I've had nothing but great service from them.  This is actually my 3rd boat from them... they carried Mastercraft before malibu.

    • bamabonners


      On 11/25/2019 at 10:50 PM, Eagleboy99 said:

      Really? You ever talk to Mike or visit the factory?  See how much better their materials are than Malibu? MB open bows were every bit as good as what Bill Snook produced. Honestly, enough with the fan-boi stuff.

      Oh see, now you've done it.  get your flame suit on....  LOL

    • dalt1


      Ended up buying from Bakes along with other items.


    • RyanB


      I’m sure I’m in the minority with what I do. I have a heated garage at my house. I stabilize fuel and change oil but leave the water in the engine. 

      I also have a bilge heater and a sensor attached to my home alarm that will alert me if the temp drops below 45*. 

      If my boat was anywhere but home I’d drain the water as well. 

    • Murphy8166


      @Jhunt - Thanks for the PM's.  I wanted to post this on the forum b/c I think it could help folks in the future.

      2019 22 LSV was the first year that Malibu bumped the 22" Wakesetter into the LSV - luxury lineup.  Unfortunately that left the 2018 22VLX out of the luxury lineup.  Might be why there are still some on the market new b/c buyers opted for the LSV over the VLX as well as all the changes that came with it.  Right or wrong people associate L with Luxury and V with value... and it could not be more clear in today's Malibu Lineup.

      There are a lot of changes to the 2019 22LSV that are for the positive.  It's a totally redesigned boat from the 2018.  Here are some of the changes https://binged.it/354SH0x

      At the end of the day, let's say you are 87k into the boat (boat, ship and tax) and the identical same boat with a season of hours is selling for $78,500 based on what I see on OIB.  And Im not even sure the boat's online are equipped like the one you are looking at.  The options you posted above are VERY limited to what I see most dealers bring in stock.  So you are starting 10k in the hole on a 2 year old boat that is the previous generation "VLX" which is not even a option now days and significantly limited in options.  I think that right there is the reason it has not sold!!!  Not to mention that in peak summer time, with an issue, you could be down 2,3,4 weeks depending on dealer service load.  Not saying that is right, but it is pretty common at all dealers for out of market boat.

      Not trying to discourage and hope I don't offend.  I am just trying to throw some critical thinking at it which I am sure you have done already. 




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