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  2. Ronnie

    VLX Rear Emblem?

    MalibuMarine.com I've seen odds and ends here in their "Sunken Treasures" section at times. You might call them and check. Or get Domed Numbers to make you something.
  3. Hello all, as it's getting closer and closer to season crunch time has begun. I have 2004 malibu response lxi and noticed last season that one of the interior lights was out so I decided that I was just gonna replace it with leds all the way around the boat. The boat is currently in storage and was unable to find out what kind of bulb it is. I couldn't find anything on the internet about what kind it is but when I searched it this is that came up for amazon and was wondering what size was the correct one or if it is the totally wrong bulb. https://www.amazon.com/Festoon-Bright-Canbus-Interior-Lights/dp/B07L4CXK26/ref=asc_df_B07L4CXK26/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=319981170457&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=18211647848895364800&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9018761&hvtargid=pla-607482622681&psc=1
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  5. TenTwentyOne

    2019 Malibu 25LSV maiden voyage

    Sure, when the boat is new, it needs to be topped off because of filling the hoses and core in the heater system. Once it is properly filled the first time, it should maintain that level (except for the ridiculously tiny amount that can evaporate out of the expansion tank over a significant amount of time.) It doesn’t, however, consume coolant from the system, just because you use the heater (which was the statement I was addressing)
  6. Hey Malibu Crew, just joined and wanted to say hello! I have a 97 Sunsetter LX that hasn't' seen water for about 7 years. But it's getting back into shape and ready for the lake / river this summer!! Needles California Here's a pic from when it was just about new in 1998
  7. The heaters on a closed cooled motor use the same antifreeze/coolant in circulation as the motor. We happens on the motors is that they are shipped with the correct amount of coolant, but when the motors and heaters are put into the boats at the factory, the heater will take about a gallon of coolant away from the total amount as it pulls into the hoses and heating element. When people add straight coolant its thicker and causes flow issues. We always have to top off the coolant/antifreeze in the newer motors, with the correct mixture. As far as the boot failure, if its an Indmar motor, that leak and the way the water flows through those boots, if misaligned, will cause the exhaust manifolds to get hot and possibly cause and overheat shutdown. But the manifolds are not part of the closed cooled system.
  8. hawaiianstyln

    VLX Rear Emblem?

    you might have trouble finding those letters. Maybe just find similar font? https://www.ebay.com/bhp/chrome-car-letters
  9. rsutton1223

    Centurion Convert

    Brought my 7 year old up to see the new boat at the factory!
  10. MakeNWaves

    New Axis owner looking for prop insight A24

    Not much of a change in subject, but on my A24 my speed is 12mph. We are skiing on the river (if you gotta ask, don't), that has about a 3-5 mph current (usually surfing upriver). Do you think because of the current, my speeds (for the whole family) tend to be higher.
  11. OnTheWater

    Insurance

    +1 for SkiSafe. Hadn't heard of it prior to this site, but just insured my 2016 23 LSV through them. I like what I've read from those who have needed to used them and the cost and simplicity of signing up was nice. $488/year, $300k liability, $94k value. I did the layup, but only b/c I spoke with them and it sounded really easy to get it turned on for any days if needed, which I doubt I will. No layup added just under $200, so still a pretty good rate.
  12. Cboom12

    New Axis owner looking for prop insight A24

    I finally got my boat from storage today, I have the 3077, I’ll update the stats when we get back from the lake.
  13. COOP

    New 2019 23 LSV!

    You can touch the small square at the bottom left of the screen and toggle through the different zones for the volume control
  14. Suggy

    New 2019 23 LSV!

    @eubanks I don't believe you can delete the factory presets, but you can change them. So just make wb adv/beg or whatever your surf left/right or whatever you want. Just change the settings and name and you'll be good.
  15. Michigan boarder

    Trick Release

    Interesting note - I am on the show ski team with the KW release inventor. 3 generations of show skiers still going strong, 4th gen is a few years out but I expect that little girl to get into it too. Great and very talented family.
  16. @hethj7 That thing is gorgeous! Interior... Exterior... I love it all! Well done sir!
  17. eubanks

    New 2019 23 LSV!

    And if anybody cares, there is soooo much to love about this boat...especially coming from a 2005 23 LSV. Here are my initial thoughts after spending a lot of time in the boat Saturday as compared to my old boat. PROS * Storage, storage, storage! It's everywhere and I love it. Deep connected storage. I love the bins over the motor and v-drive. * Keyless ignition * Accessory button separate from ignition. I hated when the music stopped after we would turn off the engine on the old boat and flip over to accessory mode. * Phone holder! My most excited accessory on the new boat. * Wireless charging. This works really well even through various iPhone cases. * Screens! I love all the information available in one place and how it can be customized. They are easy to see. * Power seat. This is awesome when changing speeds and your viewing angle is constantly changing. I do wish the lowest starting height was lower. * Tinted windshield. Not a Malibu thing but made the screens super easy to see and kept the dash and helm cooler. And it looks great. * Seats hinging outward. Our old boat they flipped inwards forcing you to reach over the seat to get into the storage compartment. * Batteries in bow. Added bow weight and opened up the storage area behind the observer's seat. * Metal flake. We wipe down after every use, but the flake looks good AND hides water spots! * Seadek CONS * The helm seat. It is AWFUL. I've hated it ever since climbing into the first 2019 we ever saw. The bolster doesn't sit flat with the rest of the seat bottom and the triangular piece on the seat back protrudes out and pushes right in the middle of your upper back. After sitting it in for about 7 hours Saturday I would say I hate it even worse now. * Rider presets. Can I remove them (Wakeboard Beg, Wakeboard Adv, etc.) or at least move my custom ones to the top of the list? * EQ / Volume controls. I loved our Wetsounds 420 with the ability to change the sub/tower/interior speakers volume independently without cycling through a screen. * Throttle sensitivity. Perhaps it will "loosen up" but the initial gear jumps quite a bit from neutral especially in reverse. * Tower locking handles. I wish they were integrated into the tower like I believe the G4 had instead of sticking out into the cabin to hit your head on. * Did I say helm seat?
  18. mgb1974

    VLX Rear Emblem?

    Those are close, there is currently two holes in the boat where Im guessing the factory one was bolted in. I cant seem to find the chrome/SS version.....
  19. The wife had a few photos and I had to throw them up.
  20. eubanks

    New 2019 23 LSV!

    So far, so good. Engine seems quiet and no issues to this point. I am trying to make it to that 10 hour mark as quick as possible so we can load it up and start riding. We are up to 8.7 hours now. So no real numbers to share with you yet on RPM's or fuel consumption. We've been just staying between 1500 and 3500.
  21. Keel05

    Damaged Side Panel

    I just changed out my radio and had to take this panel off to get to some wiring. I didn't remove any other panels to take this one off. However, I'd recommend removing the captain's chair, as it gets in the way. The captain's chair can be removed by taking out four bolts that hold the chair to the riser. To remove the throttle panel, take the screws out at the bottom of the panel (my boat had two screws at the bottom). Next, there's one screw under the dash, right around the lower right-hand corner of your dash panel (under the ignition switch). Once you've taken the screws out, there's three bolts holding the panel to the fiberglass. Get the most forward bolt first. 7/16" socket will do it. the nut you're removing has a nylon insert, so all you need is the ratchet... no need to try and hold the other side of the bolt with a wrench or anything. Lying under the steering wheel, I was able to get the most forward and middle nuts off. For the rear one, there's a small gap at the back of the panel. I was able to maneuver enough to take the third nut off. After the nuts are off, the panel will slide away from the fiberglass.
  22. TomH

    Trick Release

    Upside down for the KW release is fine - and fairly common for the pylon on a V-drive.
  23. LateNightSalami

    2019 Malibu 25LSV maiden voyage

    This doesn't sound stupid at all and it is where I was not long ago (though my purchase was older). If you google search using the specifics of your boat there is a ton of information on the web. There are many youtube tutorials and tons of information on the forums like malibucrew. It helps greatly to know the models of the major parts of your boat (engine, vdrive, transmission) so you can narrow the search. Also try to figure out a few mostly trusted website (like malibucrew) that will have communities that can help vet information for you. Try to verify every piece by getting multiple sources. If lots of people are saying the same thing it is more likely to be correct than not. Lastly, don't be afraid to ask specific questions on this forum. There are plenty of people willing help you out if you are willing to put in some time to learn about your own boat (obviously people can't do it for you over a keyboard). I have seen many diagrams exchanged in verifying part installations and how the plumbing works in their particular boats. Hell I had to be told where the close off valve for the fresh water intake was. We are all aware that mechanics know that boats are a luxury item so they can charge more for their services and are happy to help someone save a buck or two so long as it doesn't pose severe risk of damaging their boat (no one likes being land locked). It also has the added benefit of being able to trouble shoot if you get into a sticky situation on the water.
  24. hunter77ah

    VLX Rear Emblem?

    https://www.greatlakesskipper.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=vlx+decal&cat= Close-https://www.greatlakesskipper.com/malibu-boat-raised-decal-5992870-sl24-vlx-chrome-vinyl
  25. According to ShadowCaster that is not the one I can use. You have to use WS-4Z-BB. Just in case anyone else is wondering. https://www.crutchfield.com/S-hZyWM4hbAFJ/p_8674ZRGBBB/Wet-Sounds-WS-4Z-RGB-BB.html?XVINQ=GLX&awkw=432968800309&awat=pla&awnw=g&awcr=262555438931&awdv=c&awug=9012142&gclid=CjwKCAjwmq3kBRB_EiwAJkNDp77RjHj3ZHpdNE77dS59wJQOqgpRnkKwiXphk9jE90Etw7BDtValIRoCpt0QAvD_BwE
  26. mgb1974

    VLX Rear Emblem?

    Just purchased a 2010 VLX, it needs some work so going through everything. Anybody know where I can get this back emblem(Stock photo)? Ive looked at Bakes, Skidim, google...
  27. This may not have everything you are looking for but is a decent list and video instruction.
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