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  2. CoAnthony

    • CoAnthony
    • nyryan2001

    Hey whats up man? I've been looking at a 2011 247 with a lsa and 510 hrs. I'm trying to research this engine and In a thread I came across you mentioned that the 2013+ were proving reliable. I was wondering if you could elaborate on the pre 13 issues? From what I'm finding I think its sc bearings? Do you know if there was a recall for the marine engines? Would it make sense to buy it and rebuild the sc before it fails? Any Info would be really helpful Thanks

    1. nyryan2001


      I wouldn’t have a problem buying a used supercharged engine.  Folks in general think 500+hrs is a lot.  

      I’d have to see the entire deal to provide a recommendation... I would consider it with 500hrs as long as it was priced accordingly.

      Also... the supercharged engine I had was in a Nautique... not a Malibu.





    2. CoAnthony


      They’re asking 57k for the above mentioned boat. The only maintenance records are trans and Vdrive fluid change at 350. Wish I could get more is there a car fax for boats? Interior looks good except for a busted seam in corner seat and exterior has a little to many scratches in the gel coat for me so I’d likely have to get them repaired. Trailer is in fair condition. The dealer says they did a trade in evaluation and lake test and everything is tip top only replacing batteries.Also I’d have to ship it 1400 miles so I think that’s probably 2k ish and they want me to pay Michigan sales tax at 3700 but in co. We don’t title boats so I’m not sure if that’s right I’m checking on that today. I’m a little nervous with a sight unseen buy so I’m kinda undecided right now. What do u think? 

    3. nyryan2001


      Anthony send me a link to the boat for sale... need to know a lot more than what you provided....

  3. Earlier
  4. TallRedRider

    • TallRedRider
    • Nitrousbird

    It looks like your inbox is full...or you cannot receive messages.  

    1. Nitrousbird


      It was full...I deleted a few so I can get messages now

  5. JeremiahTRD

    • JeremiahTRD
    • wedge88



    I was looking at an older post and you had a boat with the skylon swoop tower  and  i was curious where you purchase the bimini from for it. ?


    Thanks Jeremiah

    1. wedge88


      The bimini came with the tower and boat when ordered new.  You may try contacting malibu.

    2. JeremiahTRD


      thank you!

  6. MaliBlue

    • MaliBlue
    • Nitrousbird

    Hello Friend,

    I notice you had a pair of STEs for sale some time back. Is that still the case? If so, how much would you like for them, including shipping to Blaine, WA 98230?

    Thanks and regards,


    1. Nitrousbird


      Sold them years ago.  Get an FAE instead.

    2. MaliBlue


      Many thanks!

  7. Murphy8166


    BOAT BLING - GROUP BUY LIVE -20% off!!


  8. Setter2016

    • Setter2016
    • IXFE

    I reviewed your response in "G4 Tower? By Sride, July 14, 2015 in Modifications & Accessories " and saw the pictures you provided of the G4 Tower you had taken apart.  I have a 2016 LSV25 with a G4 tower and I want dismantle the tower to complete some work on it.  How did you know how to take the G4 tower apart?  Are there any written instructions?  Was it hard?  Any suggestions and any warnings?  If you have any other pictures, I would greatly appreciate them.





    [email protected]

  9. bbattiste247





  10. Woodski

    • Woodski
    • Michigan boarder

    John, could you shoot me your email address?  Thanks.

  11. bklingshirn

    • bklingshirn
    • Malibuzer

    Can I please get the Illusion X PDF?


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    2. bklingshirn
    3. Malibuzer


      I will send it right away!  



    4. Malibuzer



  12. Sterno

    • Sterno
    • cla10beck

    No i can ship for about $25.

  13. Murphy8166


    ONE DAY: 15% at LEAD WAKE.  Coupon code: FOOLEDYA15

  14. Murphy8166


    Upcoming Group Buys - Lead Wake, Boat Bling, Slide Anchor and Nice-Rack.  Shooting for 4/1

  15. Murphy8166


    Sick and Tired of Boulder Boats dominating our classifieds...  Anyone else?


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    2. Cole2001


      They always post on Tiges page too

    3. Falko


      I don't know, it's not like our Classifieds get flooded with other stuff that we might miss if they bomb a dozen boat ads in there. I really don't mind them, and it helps the site.

    4. wheelman


      I’d like to know how they got my email

  16. bamaboy


    @ahopkinsVTX is a mod now?  Does that mean he can hook me up with a BRO deal on new Bu?  DM me brah

    1. inlandlaker


      Oh yeah!!  

    2. Chrisjjbrown


      Average deal at best

    3. bamaboy


      I heard he knows the COO of a ham sammich 

  17. wdr

    • wdr
    • tn_rider

    Just now saw this. Will definately give you a heads up. We have friends at Leatherwood and will typically put in at PL and head over to Fat Daddy’s the. Pirates Cove. What are you riding in? I may have already seen you.

  18. tn_rider

    • tn_rider
    • wdr

    hey man I see you're in clarksville. I'm in Paris. If you're ever up this way give me a shout!

  19. theGrant

    • theGrant
    • gregtay

    Do you mind if I ask what kind of cost/headache it was to get Maliview installed in your boat?

    1. gregtay


      I don't remember the cost... but it wasn't cheap!  I sort of got lucky... I had just purchased my 2008 at the end of the season and then Malibu announced Malivue for 2009.  They had a bunch of 2008's sitting on lots and the factory was shut down (economy took a dump)… so they created a retrofit kit for the new unsold 2008's.  My dealer worked with the factory and apparently they had an extra retrofit kit and they sold it to me and they dealer did the install.  It was an extensive job... required a new computer and a few new sensors.... but when they were done it worked exactly like a 2009 and added things like Autowedge. (guessing that was part of the new computer.)  My guess is that I paid about $3K ish for the upgrade but it was worth every penny.  I suppose you could buy some parts off Ebay and attempt an upgrade but you would need the screen, a new bezel, and the matching computer. I think they also had to replace the speed sensor (you could just use GPS which is what I use today) and a new depth sounder sensor.

  20. Pedro


    That time sure did go fast.Well boat is running fine now using 98 fuel.Simple I ques

  21. pbnj429

    • pbnj429
    • lonestar

    Sent a message

  22. SDTony

    • SDTony
    • Ndawg12

    Hey Ndawg, 

    I also have a 2007 247 LSV and would like hinged doors to access the rear drain pumps. After some searching, I found the thread with pictures where you cut the floor and made access doors. Unfortunately, the pictures don't show up any more. 

    Would you mind sending me those pictures? I'm hoping to measure twice and only cut once! 

    Thanks a lot!


    1. Ndawg12


      Hey Tony,

      I don't have those pics any more but I found this one and edited it for you.  You have to flex the floor up and cut it with a jig saw or something, unless you want to go through whole hassle of completely removing the panel.  The red arrows indicate where I cut the floor, the blue arrow shows a stainless screw that I used as a pull tab, and the yellow rectangles indicate where I carefully pulled the carpet back and installed hinges.  Hope this helps.





    2. SDTony


      Thanks  a lot Nate, this is very helpful.


  23. Roge

    • Roge
    • Engine Nut

    Thinking about getting a 2014 23 LSV with LS3 motor.  Has 303 hours and looks like damper plate failure at 301 hours.  The repair was done, but it caused significant damage to the bell housing (needed to be replaced).  Any concerns I should have before buying the boat?

    1. Engine Nut

      Engine Nut

      We don't see many drive plate failures anymore that damage the bell housing. As long as the plate and bell housing were replaced and the engine/was realigned, I would not be concerned. 

  24. stewbumer

    • stewbumer
    • jaciche

    I'm considering a VTX 20 purchase.

    Just curious why you say best crossover is a pre 16 VTX 20.

    The specs, weight, size abd hul shape appear (to me) to be the same.



    1. jaciche


      Starting in '16, they went to the T-Cut diamond hull design. In '15 and older models, you could get the VTX on a wake hull or a Cut Diamond hull. That cut diamond hull is the best for a true crossover boat if you want a v-drive that's great for slalom skiing and barefooting. You can still fill up the ballast and use the wedge to get a respectable wakeboard and surf wave.. You also get a screw in center pylon starting in '13 and newer which helps with slalom skiing. In '12-'07, you could get the VTX on a V25 wake or diamond hull as well. Those diamond hulls are also great. What hull you want should come down to what allocation of water sports you do and what you want your boat to do the best.

  25. PMH1982

    • PMH1982
    • formulaben

    Hello formulaben, in you recent post I read that you installed a flush kit on your boat.  I am looking to do the same, I was considering the perko flush pro however I do have concerns of it cracking based on the reviews online.  What did you use for your flush kit?  Did you make your own with fittings or purchase something specific to our application.  Thanks, Pierre.

    1. formulaben


      I did have concerns about them cracking due to reports from other users.  Perhaps it has been since re-designed, but for me this valve is both very inexpensive and is a huge improvement over the valve that I (and others) utilized.  The hose barbs were purchased locally (1-1/4" barb) with teflon tape and then just basic hose clamps.  It was attached to the hose running from the raw water intake thru-hull fitting to the v-drive.  You may need a 90 degree fitting such as this one.  I couldn't find brass, but the nylon is same as the ones on the v-drive.  Shoot me an email at [email protected] and I'll send you pictures of my install.  In the meantime, here is an general idea of the valve:


    2. Soon2BV


      I have had a flush valve installed for about 6+ year.  No problems. 

      I do remove it for the winter, because i remove the hose it is connected to for draining anyway. 

      It gets stored in the garage for the winter. 

      I also have a thru-hull fitting and hose from it to the flush valve.  very easy to run out of the water. 

  26. roonedoggie

    • roonedoggie
    • Slurpee

    wanted to get your thoughts on my post...


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