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  2. ahopkinsVTX

    Glassy glass (#2)

    The bar manager at the bar on our lake snapped this the other night. Was probably the most calm I’ve seen the lake all year. Plus the sunset!
  3. Today
  4. formulaben

    new prop sizing

    I"m certain you or someone else has already upgraded it. Your model came with a 13.5" diameter prop as stock. You'll want to make sure you don't go too large, as you'll get prop burn on the gelcoat near the tips of the blade on your hull. IIRC, .75" is the recommended minimum distance to avoid it, but I could be wrong.
  5. Cole2001

    Board Talk

    Kanuk is a local BC company just sayin @shawndoggy Yeah maybe super fragile wasn’t the best way to put it. Just not the board I would hand out to a complete beginner worrying about it getting banged into swim grid, etc. With the customs sun is one of the hardest things on them. But that doesn’t make a difference performance wise. I would always recommend beginners own both a surf and skim style board. Being able to ride both equally makes things come much faster.
  6. Sparky450

    Glassy glass (#2)

    Shot this Sunday afternoon on the way out. Only mid December and I am jonsing already. At least I spent the weekend on the houseboat But probably not going to make it back til mid January . Sure hope I have work in the area in the near future so I can stop in for a beer. 🍻
  7. Sparky450

    Board Talk

    I have a Hyperlite Shim for surf that I wont ride anymore. I just don't like it. Maybe it is fin configuration. I have a couple boards that I demo'ed and would have returned, but somebody else on the boat liked them. I am fortunate and store them on the houseboat. Who is riding with us, I take the board they like. I have one person that keeps going back to my old 07 Tsunami. He loves that board. It is too small for me.
  8. SJRwake

    new prop sizing

    So I have a 2001 Sunsetter VLX with what I believe currently has a stock 15" brass 4 blade prop(not sure the pitch). My question is about upgrading the prop to a larger diameter. I know all the new VLX's and MXZ's have a 17-18" prop. I am wanting to get the most amount of torque for out-of-the-whole shot and slow speed riding(for wakesurfing). Can I upgrade to a larger prop and if so what pitch?
  9. IXFE

    Board Talk

    No reason not to own both... surf + skim that way you can make a “game time” decision as to what experience you want during a given set.
  10. Sparky450

    Board Talk

    Ok, I will chime in. I am a bigger guy 230+. I like a skim style board, so last year on the "Doggy's" And @isellacuras suggestion I purchased a Victoria Captain Fiber. Absolutely love this board. Very fast, very loose, recovers from way back and will still cut(remember I am not that good). However, after reading this thread, There might be a Soulcraft in my rack this year.
  11. Stevo

    Board Talk

    On year 4 with my soul craft and it’s still in great shape, It rides in my clamping racks, Bimini surf straps, flown it twice to Texas, and once to Michigan.
  12. Sixball

    Another F-150

    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=shelby+f-150&&view=detail&mid=74892A0E97BD39805F4474892A0E97BD39805F44&&FORM=VDRVRV
  13. IXFE

    Board Talk

    Just for fun I went back four years in my photo roll to find a pic of my baby when she was born... DAMN she has aged! I was so excited to bring this board home. Makes me want to feel that again. Perhaps it’s time for a new Soulcraft! Last season I did pick up a Phase 5 Matrix and I love that board too (totally different experience).
  14. IXFE

    Board Talk

    I once famously disagreed with the Doggy on the subject of Soulcraft boards. Turns out he wasn’t wrong then and he’s not wrong now! I’ve been running my Soulcraft hard four years straight. I never so much as put a sock on it... zero damage until late this past season. The cause... like NWBU we sometimes throw it in the rack. One day at the dock the racks didn’t get swiveled in and my beloved Soulcraft got pinched between a pole on the dock and the weight of the 25 LSV... CRUNCH!! It was a bone chilling sound. I feared the worst... I rushed my baby into the local Soulcraft dealer (also our local Nautique dealer). They don’t know me from Adam, but treated me awesome despite the huge Malibu logo on my board. Next day she was all fixed up! Point being, these boards are expensive but if you have a decent repair shop in town just treat it like any other expansive item you own... it’s not disposable and worthy of the occasional repair bill. BEFORE vs. AFTER
  15. Lakehouse5811

    Need help - I'm looking to buy a launch/judge seat

    Thanks a lot for the response. Any thoughts on what one might cost?
  16. NWBU

    Board Talk

    And I’ve put my Soulcraft in my racks weekly for the last couple years after babying it for awhile. No issues so far either.
  17. shawndoggy

    Board Talk

    My soulcraft is going on its 7th season. I don't baby the board at all, other than NOT putting it in a board rack. I've had to repair a ding, which was completely my fault, and the board definitely has some heel dents from airs. But it's still quite serviceable. So I wouldn't exactly say it's "super fragile."
  18. 2020LSV23

    Board Talk

    My wife and I are going to get custom boards built for our surf style. The cost really is not that much more for custom. Soulcraft seems to be very good from reviews so I emailed them!
  19. Yesterday
  20. Nitrousbird

    suction wake maker advice for '05 23 lsv

    Yes. I have it and it works great. I used to run a copy of the Ronix Eight.3 wakeshaper (the big wedge that used Velcro). This is far smaller and works just as well. Heck, I still need to sell that wake shaper...
  21. Five Cent Worth

    Sound upgrade 19' 23LSV?

    Man, we have four Icon 8's on the tower and when we use the mixer properly, limited noise in cabin and screams (to us) out the back. Very interesting thread!
  22. You should be able to get one from your dealer although the vinyl might not be a great match.
  23. I'm looking to purchase a new or used launch/judge seat. Any information whether they are still even available through dealers...? Thanks!
  24. formerathlete

    Monsoon 450 Horsepower

    I was also surprised when I found out the Axis Monsoon 409 (PCM Crusader) was 363 hp and 341 ft lbs. The 409 is basically just a random number, like you mentioned, even though Axis and everywhere else listed it as 409 ft lbs. Crazy they can get away with that. Did you upgrade from the M5Di to the Monsoon 450 on your 2019? And if so, did you only do so because of the misleading HP info? To get the most accurate numbers, you have to look at the CARB ratings for these motors as the manufacturers don't always seem to be truthful (for other reasons that the more knowledgeable TMC members are maybe aware of). Here's a great link to gain true information on all the marine engine ratings (select Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Group if you got the PCM 450--that engine is the one listed with max power of 279 kW). Once you select the engine you are looking for, you can see the power numbers as well as peak torque RPM. https://ww3.arb.ca.gov/msprog/offroad/cert/cert.php?eng_id=SIME&year=2019
  25. MalibuMichael

    suction wake maker advice for '05 23 lsv

    thanks everyone!
  26. Fffrank

    Monsoon 450 Horsepower

    I always thought the numbers on the modern version of engines were indicative of torque and not HP. There's a quite lengthy thread about this (and I'm sure this one is also about to get dogpiled on.) https://www.themalibucrew.com/index.php?/forums/topic/59426-2016-indmar-raptormonsoon-engine-hp-torque-ratings-with-answer-from-malibu-factory-rep /
  27. UWSkier

    Monsoon 450 Horsepower

    Think the 450 moniker on the 6.2 is a misprint, isn't it? That motor is marketed as the M6DI and is the Malibu in-house engine. The 410 and 450 are the PCM motors.
  28. snowmanwithahat

    M235 and towing with 2019 Raptor

    2019 LSV 23, full fuel, double axle trailer. 7,200 lbs was the loaded trailer weight. Truck was weighed empty on a different day at a different scale, both CAT branded. It's pushing the limits of what your Raptor is rated to tow, but more importantly, the 760 lbs of tongue weight would already be pushing your limits of payload. Each time this was weighed with just me as a passenger and no gear in the truck. Throw in a cooler, a second adult, a couple kids and you'll be over your payload limit quickly for sure. I can only imagine an M235 is heavier than my boat. These dual axle Malibu trailers clock in around 1,700 lbs or so.
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