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Smalsv

SV23 hull vs V25

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Smalsv

I own a 2001 LSV 23. It obviously has a SV23 hull. I'm just wondering: for you guys that have owned both hull designs, how much real difference is there in the wake (for both wake boarding and surfing). I ride with a buddy of mine that owns a Ski Centurion 22V. Real nice surf wake, but it just isn't the boat a Malibu is. I'm very curious if the V25 is 25%, 35%, or better wake for surfing? What is your opinion of the difference? I have a descent wake, but because of the hull design (originally designed for flat slalom wake), it is rather difficult to get the surf wake that I truly desire. I'm not complaining, I'm just making a statement and am very curious as to what your experiences are with both hull designs.

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CumminsBu

Your boat is on the V25 diamond hull and not the SV23 wake. Other than that I'm not going to be much help.

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Smalsv

Are you sure about your statement? I could be wrong, but my understanding was different than yours. I know there is clearly a different hull for Wakesetters. I'm no Malibu expert, so educate me on the hulls of both the 23 LSVs and 23 Wakesetters. My pride flag is down.

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CumminsBu

At the top of the page, click on resources, then specifications. It will have a list on years, models and hull types.

Your hull start in 2000 to 2003 for both Sunscape 23LSV (2000 Escape LSV) and Wakesetter 23LSV with a V25 Diamond 22'6" long and 97" beam.

In 2004 the hull became a true 23 foot and 100" beam. The Sunscape got the V25 Diamond and the Wakesetter got the V25 Wake hull.

Your specs here:

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Smalsv

Thanks CumminsBu. great information. As I expected, you were correct. Now: I guess my real question is the difference between the "Wake" hull and Diamond hull. I'm sure it is a deeper V hull that obviously produces more wake by displacement and a deeper "cutting" effect of the water. What is our readers experience with both and just how different is the two?

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dlb

The diamond hull has reverse chines. The wake hull doesn't. The chines give lift to the rear of the hull at higher speeds, 30+. They have little or no effect at wakeboard speeds. For surfing, I doubt they do a thing.

Thus if you ski and want a vdrive the diamond hull is the way to go.

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srab

I'm pretty sure the only difference between the wake and diamond hulls are the down-turned chines on the diamond

which help create lift at higher speeds. But, since surfing is a low speed sport, the lift produced by the diamond

design is likely negligible when surfing.

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CumminsBu

There is pictures of the different hulls in the resource tap also.

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