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    • Pnwrider


      On 7/2/2020 at 6:19 PM, ahopkinsVTX said:

      2020 vtx has a drain there now too and in the back right corner of the drivers foot area.

      Couldn’t believe how much water got trapped in front of the drivers seat when I was cleaning my floor over the weekend. Definitely a good spot for a drain! 

    • justgary


      I think the power required is largely a function of how fast you want the lift to raise the boat. 

    • MikeAffleck


      So I had to replace the MTC and the dealer wanted 2300.00 just for the part and couldn't get me in for weeks.  Contacted Malibu.com and bought the part for 1900.00 and installed it myself in about 10 minutes.  It was super easy. Hot tip, screw the plate back together before you connect the wiring as the space is pretty tight up under there.  The really frustrating thing is the warranty is 30 days.  That seems super lame for a part that costs 1900.00.  The boat only had 120 hours on it when it went out so hopefully this isn't a recurring problem as I have seen others have had.

    • justgary


      2 hours ago, jas1068 said:

      ... I can hear the engine rpm fluctuate as the EFI delivers more fuel then more air to get the engine running right...

      You can't really tell anything on an efi engine by listening to it run.  For example, a random spark advance caused by a bad ICM will behave just like a sticky idle air control motor. 

      You could have one or more of a wide variety of problems.  You have to do the tune up before you can diagnose any further. 

    • kylesullens


      20 minutes ago, mofaster said:

      ...So, since we are here, in this crazy place, want to dip my toe in this theme.  Let me ask your opinions on what I might be able to sell my boat for, following TallRedRider theme.  Not for sale, but thinking about it.

      • 2005 23 LSV - Mint condition
      • 218 Hours
      • New ETX manifolds, starter, fresh tune (plugs, cap, rotar, wires)
      • ACME prop (1235)
      • 2 amps (1000w)
      • 4 Tower speakers (with custom speaker covers), 2 lounge speakers
      • 12" sub
      • dual Optima batteries (one dedicated to amps)
      • Perfect Pass
      • Front LED light bar (mounted on tower)
      • Blue LED's mounted under tower
      • G3 Tower Mirror
      • Sirius Satellite 
      • Bluetooth Kenwood head unit and rear mounted remote control
      • ALWAYS GARAGED (temperature controlled)
      • boat cover

      She purrs like a kitten!!




      I paid $38k for a 2006 23LSV 3 years ago.  yours has fewer hours than the one I bought.  yours has more stereo than mine but I dont think the stereo setup moves the needle on resale values (at least it doesnt for me).  if you were to sell today, with most of summer still to come,  I think you could get $42k.  interested to see what others think. 

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