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Wkerat

Options you can't live without

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Wkerat

I noticed on mbo that people were always asking about the options so I figured we could list our favorites.

For me(no order):

Perfect Pass - I don't know how I survived without it

Board Racks - Without them I would have no room for anything

Carpet Insert - I like my boat to be immaculate and being able to take the carpet out helps a ton

Bimini - I went without one for years, but now like the shade and the protection from the elements since I have given lessons in the rain

Other options I like, but have or could live without:

Heater

stainless wedge upgrade

tower speakers

I am sure there are more but I can't think of them right now

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stewart
I noticed on mbo that people were always asking about the options so I figured we could list our favorites.

For me(no order):

Perfect Pass - I don't know how I survived without it

Board Racks - Without them I would have no room for anything

Carpet Insert - I like my boat to be immaculate and being able to take the carpet out helps a ton

Bimini - I went without one for years, but now like the shade and the protection from the elements since I have given lessons in the rain

Other options I like, but have or could live without:

Heater

stainless wedge upgrade

tower speakers

I am sure there are more but I can't think of them right now

I agree on the bimini. I use to think they were lame, but after a couple of summers under the Illusion X bimini, I'm a convert.

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kstateskier

Here is my list, short and sweet.

1. Perfect Pass Pro - Couldn't live without it, lost all my speed control skills since first getting the option.

2. Heater. I love late evening skiing, which can be cool, especially early in the season. I still seem to do most of my skiing early spring and late fall, too busy in the summer, so the heater is great.

3. Tandem axle trailer. Love the way they trailer and love the look of the boat on them. Worth every extra second it takes to get the thing in the garage.

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Brad B

MBO towels

er uh .....

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AirChair1

In order of importance (on a 2004 Sunsetter 23 XTI):

1. Inboard (The number 1 reason I abandoned my Sea Ray IO)

2. Perfect Pass (Makes driving [ and being driven MUCH easier)

3. Tower (An extended pylon would be ALMOST as good-see below)

4. Hydrofoil Rack (No more bruises and cuts from the damn foil. Getting

the SkySki or Air Chair out of the way has eliminated injuries)

5. Wedge (Much bigger wake for foiling and boarding)

6. Board Racks (Much less clutter!)

Jeff/AirChair1

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actionadd

1. Perfect Pass Wakeboard Pro.

2. Built in Ballast

2. Tower

3. Board racks

4. Bimini

5. Depth Gauge

These are a must on any wakeboard boat.

The shower is one thing I could do without, Showers are designed bad. Have to be used with the motor running standing over the exhaust. :lightning:

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RoverOn

The one and only thing I can't live without:

Heater

Without the heater, I don't have a driver until mid-June ;)

She doesn't really care about the rest...

Dave

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jeffmx

I HAVE to have the Perfect Pass, Bimini, duel gas fillers,

beverage cooler and XM radio.

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NorCaliBu

I HAVE to have a hull, a motor, steering linkage, and fuel. All the rest makes the experience more pleasurable but isn't "necessary" (maybe it's just me). Think about it. If you didn't have PP would you stay home? No XM? "Count you out?"

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SacRiverRat

Attention everyone - Michael is the self apointed needs police :salute:

Before you identify something you "need", be sure to get his approvial :notworthy:

... clearly we need to claify our questions better for Michael - and define the givens, and then beyond that what we really like to have aboard the boat.

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stewart

12 volt blender :)

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onamission

No the 12v blender just doesn't have the guts for a full day of work, go for the gas powered one.

Heater

Perfect Pass

Tunes

Big motor

Bimini

Bling

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SacRiverRat

I like this one - those 12v just don't cut it sometimes... :no:

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Wkerat

That could be interesting...

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whiteVLX

Necessary

Heater, Bimini, Tower, WB racks, Wedge, boat buddy, retractable safety straps, pop up cleats, fuel air separator, low rpm y pipe, vinyl that doesn't stain!

Would be nice to have but definitely not necessary

Perfect Pass

Waste of money

Flushpro (at least in it's plastic leaky form)

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Wkerat

I agree, flush pro has not been high on my list either.

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NorCaliBu
Attention everyone - Michael is the self apointed needs police :salute:

Before you identify something you "need", be sure to get his approvial :notworthy:

... clearly we need to claify our questions better for Michael - and define the givens, and then beyond that what we really like to have aboard the boat.

:biteme:

That's the treatment I get in return for showing you the way??? :biteme: X 2!!

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VinRLX

I dunno, Michael, I think he's got you on this one. But I'm trying to build up saying bad things about you so I can take them back next time you blast a slacker. ;)

insulated motor box

heater

heated seat

Oh, yeah, MONSOON!

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Wkerat

Good call Vin, the monsoon is a great motor and I would not live without it...or, if i wanted a little more i would get the hammerhead (which i have in my vlx) since it is just a beast, but not neccessary.

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NorCaliBu

I have trouble taking criticism from a guy who uses words like:

1)apointed

2)approvial

3)claify

I don't even know what those words mean.... :crazy:

As far as the original topic, my list of options I'd like is also my list of mod's needed/wanted. :(

1) Perfect Pass (before I teach the boy to drive)

2) 3rd tracking fin

3) Silent Riders (so I can hear myself think)

4) Wedge

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Wkerat

oo, that reminded me...For a point of reference, the msst, and insulated motorbox and all that on the response lxi don't seem to make a huge difference imo. I was in one with all of that and one without any today and while the one was slightly quieter it was not worth the money...The owner lives on a very picky lake so I understand why, but for most they may not be worthwhile.

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VinRLX
I have trouble taking criticism from a guy who uses words like:

1)apointed

2)approvial

3)claify

I don't even know what those words mean....:crazy:

Ah, so spelling DOES count!

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Wkerat

I think it does, too bad I can't seem to remember to use the spell check...Another good necessity that is not standard on all boats...the wedge

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Fly

In no particular order:

Trailer

Tower

Bimini

Board racks

Factory ballast

Heater

Wedge (powered would be nice)

I haven't had the boat out to try Perfect Pass yet, but by the sounds of it I can add that to the list this year.

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Wkerat

Nice call on the trailer.

I wish they had a power wedge as well. Last I heard they had one in the works but were worried about reliability, maybe they will have one next year (I can wish can't i, lol)

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