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  2. Murphy8166


    20% off Group Buy at UPTICE - marine billet parts


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  4. Okbealls

    • Okbealls
    • wdr

    I'm debating on the xtra large Bimini from tower Biminis and the cs slider.  what is the process for deploying and stowing the one on your boat?  does anyone hit their head on the back of it given how low it has to be to clear the rope?

    1. wdr


      Sorry for the delay just saw this. I have only ever had the factory Bimini. I used towerbiminis to sew up a new my replacement Bimini canvas. With my factory extended version I have only ever hit made head maybe twice in 11 years and never had a guest do it. On a VLX or 22’ boat with a shorter cabin I bet it would be a constant obstacle. BICBW The surf rope is what did in the canvas on my 2010. My technique on my ‘19 Is to attach the surf rope to the to tower ball and let it hang straight down on the front side of the hoop. This way the rope is pulling up on the Bimini and not top down to scuff up the canvas. It doesn’t seem to be a problem for anyone observing and is actually kind of easier to recover from a seated position. I still put a vinyl sleeve on the potion of the rope that makes brief contact with the canvas. At 300 hours now see little if any signs of wear. Hope this helps. Bill

    2. Okbealls


      thank you man. that helps


  5. Scottie132

    • Scottie132
    • MalibuNation

    Thx to all for feedback on my gifted 1988 Malibu Skier.

    Identified the electrical issue at point where I installed new, uselessStarter Slave Solenoid, put old on e back and whalla, electrical issue resolved.

    Now having issue at attached photo area.  Not moving.  All spark plugs new,  but this area not moving. Any thoughts?



  6. skurfer

    • skurfer
    • IXFE

    Rode the Matrix yesterday. Def. different. Need more time on it. What tricks are you doing on it?

  7. Rack


    There still together after all these years, and they said it wouldn't last.

    1992 Euro f3 Sunsetter. 1994 Suburban.


    Malibu and Suburban.jpg

  8. Bwoody16

    • Bwoody16
    • JB-FOOT

    I read in one of your posts about barefoot ropes you might be able to get a deal on them.  Looking for a new rope/handle, other one was old and went with the old boat.  Any help is appreciated.




  9. Dave67

    • Dave67
    • TC_2006_VLX

    Interested in the speakers / mounts Still for sale? [email protected]

  10. Chrismoe

    • Chrismoe
    • Ronnie

    Hi Ronnie,

    To start, TY for doing a great job runnning this site. I am wondering if there is a "Want to Buy (WTB) section on the forum. If so, can you please let me know where it is? If not, where would you suggest I place a WTB ad - if that is an OK thing to do.

    TY Ronnie,


    1. Ronnie


      You can start a thread here.

      or some members post it in an ad in the Classified section. 

    2. Chrismoe


      TY Ronnie,


  11. Bwoody16

    • Bwoody16
    • SmoothWaterMan

    would you happen to have a center walk through windsheild for a 1999 malibu sunsetter lxi?



    1. SmoothWaterMan


      Might have part of one. Email me [email protected]

  12. CaliWaterdog

    • CaliWaterdog
    • Robert95z

    Robert, My 2016 22MXZ sounds identical to your clunking noise video. Was was the final conclusion? covered by warranty? new ? repaired?

    I appreciate any help you can give on this as it will dramatically decrease the search for an answer on mine.







    1. Robert95z


      Hey sorry for the late response, i have not logged in in awhile. Honestly not sure what the problem was. After some research I thought it was my damper plate. So I decided to rip out the transmission myself to save money. So I got about half way of pulling the tranny out and realized I couldn't do this myself. I would really need a fork lift to pull it out. So I put it all back together.  I took it to my mechanic for him to diagnose. While the boat was there he did my end of the year maintenance, he changed the plugs and wires, etc, then he told me he couldn't replicate the problem. When I took it home the noise was gone! So either something was lose that I retightend without knowing what it was (maybe it was the shaft coupling bolts). Or maybe the boat had a misfire that was resonating down to the vdrive and was fixed by new plugs/wires? It's hard to say but the sound was gone and never came back.

    2. CaliWaterdog


      Thanks for the response. Mine went from a clunking sound to a very loud clunking sound then.... I tore apart the V Drive and found the problem!

      I wish you better luck than I had.... Keep in mind mine sounded identical to your video!

      Good Luck.



    3. Robert95z


      What was your issue? Do you have a video of it?

  13. GaryB

    • GaryB
    • Woodski

    Looking for a little more top end on our 97 Sunsetter LX.  Don't get me wrong, we have a good running 320 monsoon MPI.  540  hours. This is our family sized barefoot boat, we foot it every weekend,  slaloim ski at 30 and, anchor it in the coves in the afternoon. \

    That being said:   Acme 525, full tank of fuel and 4 souls aboard gets 45.9 mph (stargazer) at wot, engine is turning 5050 rpm. 

    One longline barefooter is good for 44.7, two longline footers 43.5,  rpms are all still right above 5000. My footing partner would like a little more top end for one foots. His height to mass ratio and shoe size are a little different than mine... he is also a very capable footer who executes aggressive wake crossings. 


    I was reading about the option to add some timing, according to some other posts on this forum,  the base timing is 10 btdc  and the computer will add up to 20 more degrees of advance.  All in at 30 degrees.  more timing should increase torque.  


    Do you know anyone who has done this? any other feedback? 





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    2. GaryB



      This article recommends 32 degrees total advance fro the early vortec heads.   have you ever seen a published torque and HP curve for the 320 monsoon, I'd like to know where peak torque is the rpm and how that compares to peak HP. 



    3. Woodski


      That is close and probably a good setting.  Data I have has peak power at 4,900 RPM and peak torque at 3,900 RPM.  Hope that helps. 

    4. GaryB


      Thank you. 

  14. obski


    Finally got out for a ski on Saturday.  Good grief, it's already August.

  15. SandpointDave

    • SandpointDave
    • Patrick

    Did you figure out your issue with your boat? Mine is doing the same thing and it is driving me crazy. Any help would be great. Thanks 

  16. SandpointDave

    • SandpointDave
    • LiquidCourage

    Did you resolve your issue? My boat is doing the same thing. Already changed the filter and it seemed to help for a bit but to no avail. The boat still cuts out when it is hot and over 2900. Thanks for your reply. 

  17. toddington247


    First, thanks for all the help.

    She started acting up again and I figured out it was loosing power to the fuel pump. 

    Changed out the fuel pump relay and problem solved.

    Thanks again.

  18. SandpointDave

    • SandpointDave
    • electricjohn

    Looking for some help. I have a 2003 335 monsoon not efi. Lately, I have had this issue that after the engine has been run for awhile, it will suddenly make this flup flup sound and loose all power. It won’t die and I can go back to an idle speed and if I go back to the same speed, around 3000, it might happen again and it might not. This is what I have done so far. I have changed all plugs, wires, cap, and rotor. I have treated the gas with stabil. I have sprayed carb cleaner up into the fuel pump to try and clear the filter up in there. Don’t know if that really helped. I changed the filter at the gas tank. I sprayed carb cleaner into the carb. I have cleaned the air filter. That is about it. I wish I had more of a consistent trouble shoot for you but it is baffling me. Like I said, the only time it seems to happen is when it has been run for awhile and it is running around 3000 or so. Any help would be great. Thanks 

    1. electricjohn


      I would look into the distributor module located in the distributor. If your engine is carbed it is 310 hp in 2003.

    2. SandpointDave


      What should I be looking for and is it an easy replacement? Thanks for the reply. 

    3. electricjohn


      Never had to do it, but not rocket surgery. Google is very smart. People also refer to as ign. control module.

  19. massew

    • massew
    • Giesh164

    Hi! I saw a rendering order of an axis with interior all Chery Wine. Is it possible to have pictures of that interior. I am looking for that style too but cant find any! Thanks!

  20. JRW

    • JRW
    • wdr

    Do you know were I can shocks for my G3 tower, thanks

    1. TwoOne0


      Gemini Gas Springs in Canada. Takes about two weeks, but fair on price. 

  21. Stan82

    • Stan82
    • theloungelife

    Immaculate condition from a dealer was 45k

    1. theloungelife


      Awesome.  Which engine is in it?  I love that wake!

  22. moodys

    • moodys
    • Badger

    did you by chance ever figure out who helped you with the Shore commander?  I have been looking on the boards and everywhere on the internet for any info and striking out.

    Thank you!

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    2. Badger


      Have you tried this company?  It looks very familiar to me but not sure if it's who I called.


    3. moodys


      i talked to them as well.  One of the techs said no real way to fix it.  I seriously think it may be a $5 part, maybe a relay.  I hate to spend over $800 to buy a new one and this thing goes into the land fill over a small part.  I wonder if a electronics place could figure it out.

    4. moodys


      Finally found the guy.  Steve Johnson.  He said they no one makes the part I would need to fix and I had to order a new Lift Tech.  Oh well was worth a shot.  Thank you for your help.

  23. justgary


    A note to all -

    Please do *not* send me a private message asking me to help you with a diagnostic issue.  This has become popular somehow lately, and I refuse to answer you via PM about anything that should be addressed to the forum.  Doing so would 1) not record the potential diagnosis for others to see and comment or seach later, and 2) make me feel like I work for you and have to answer you promptly, which I don't. 

    I visit this site for my enjoyment only, and you cannot rely on me for any action or inaction unless I volunteer to do it.  If you would like to pay me, I will work out a fee schedule and a way to provide a percentage to TheMalibuCrew so they profit as well.  Keep in mind that the rates are rather stiff, because I generally have no interest in getting tied to your problem.

    Otherwise, ask your question on the correct forum.  Somebody will answer you.  If they don't, then consider using complete sentences and decent grammar to actually describe your issue.  Thank you for understanding.

  24. surfdude

    • surfdude

    Happy b day!

  25. Sudaro

    • Sudaro
    • kerpluxal

    Hi - Back in 2015 you mentioned that you had cad drawings of the manual wedge and legs - I have been getting the legs on my ‘99 Response ‘unbent’ but I don’t know the correct angle - would you still have the drawings and could I get a copy from you? Many thanks. Peter.

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    2. 6Kindleys


      Very cool thank you. [email protected]

    3. kerpluxal


      are you looking for the cad drawings or the PDF? 

      I have found the cad drawings and it is in a .stp format

    4. 6Kindleys


      I really appreciate it but I can’t open the file for some reason. If you could try pdf that would be sweet

  26. Brose

    • Brose
    • jrvs23

    I have a powder coating guy nearby but i am hesitant to remove the trim to have it done. I don't know the condition of the rubber gasket under the trim.



  27. GlennT

    • GlennT
    • ahopkinsVTX

    I hope you or someone can help with a barefoot boom question ...

    We had a Dlx Universal Contour Boom from Barefoot Int'l on our "92 Sunsetter.  We just got a 2010 VTX and I'm wondering if I can use this boom I have if I get the appropriate boom clamp for our VTX?  Or will I need to get a whole new boom?  Except for the boom clamp our old boom looks like it is the same as what Barefoot Int'l  now recommends for V-drive boats.  Thanks!

    1. ahopkinsVTX


      To be honest I am not sure. I would call barefoot international to see what they say. I haven’t barefooted in 20 years. 

    2. GlennT


      Thanks for replying; I'll keep researching.  My first step was calling BI.  The person I talked didn't seem to know much ... but did encourage me to "just buy a new boom".  Of course they'd say that!

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