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2013 Wakesetter Boat upgrades from 2012 models

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Fman

I know there are the following upgrades from 2012, but does anyone have anything else?

-New bimini top, does not use bars in front to come off tower hoop, much easier to deploy.

-Bluetooth for Ipod (wireless off the blackbox??? I did not order this but it was an option)

-Cooler cushion now is hinged with gas shock to hold it up

-Plug and Play

I did not see anything else from the 2012 models, does anyone know of anything else?

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Cory

Which model are you talking about. The 2013 VLX I sat in at the boat show last weekend did not have a hinged cushion over the cooler. The PTM mirror is new... I was not aware of the bimini change. You forgot the obvious one--surf gate.

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bamabonners

the newer hinged bmini (Great Lakes) is a blessing. The sliding bimini (CS) still seems to need a little help in the looks department, IMO.

I didn't think that there were shocks on the 2013..

I don't there were any major changes in 2013 besides surf gate.

CS cover is improved in 2013 as well.

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thtrog

Here's the hinged cooler seat on the '13 23 LSV, not sure about the others except the 24 MXZ.

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Fman

My dealer said the 13 VLX will have the hinged cooler, exactly as above. Anyone have any confirmation on this? was also hoping for adjustable seat but does not look like it made it to the 2013 models yet.

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Brent Wall

CS cover is improved in 2013 as well.

Can you shed more light on the improvements to the CS cover?

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bamabonners

CS cover goes around and through the tower legs to better keep out water - seemed to be pretty well done. Nose is reinforced.. I believe the Dual ratchet system is just one now. It has holes for cleats with rubber surrounds. Seemed to have less seams as well. Bow section of my lsv cover has a pole now, didn't noticed that On previous years. Just going from memory here... May have changed the fabric too, but can't remember.

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saidainc

Wait a min, whats with all the carpeting around the sides where the cooler is? I just have plexi-glass around there on my 12. Was that an option?

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mrnate450r

Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe the MXZ is the only line that will not have carpet around the seat bases because they are molded in. The rest of the seat bases are put in after the molding process using L brackets. That is why they are carpeted to give a more finished look.

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thtrog

Wait a min, whats with all the carpeting around the sides where the cooler is? I just have plexi-glass around there on my 12. Was that an option?

The picture I posted was from a '13 LSV, your boat has a one piece fiberglass top and carpet is not an option on the seat bases.

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saidainc

The picture I posted was from a '13 LSV, your boat has a one piece fiberglass top and carpet is not an option on the seat bases.

Would I want it to be an option or am I better off? Do I want to know the answer or am I good just being ignorant of this? :dontknow:

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SethJoe

My dealer said the 13 VLX will have the hinged cooler, exactly as above. Anyone have any confirmation on this? was also hoping for adjustable seat but does not look like it made it to the 2013 models yet.

No the VLX Cushion does not have a hinge. I haven't heard if they might change it mid year production but I know so far that none of the 13' VLX's that we have had come in have it yet.

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Aquajung

The Fosgate head units now have an option to lock the display which eliminates the annoying issue of inadvertent channel/input changing as people brush against the stereo or transome controls. A seemingly small fix, but is actually big usabiilty improvement.

Did i hear something about the batteries being relocated? i have a 2011 23 LSV and my batteries are in the storage compartment behind the observer seat.

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85 Barefoot

Would I want it to be an option or am I better off? Do I want to know the answer or am I good just being ignorant of this? :dontknow:

Not necessarily unless you like carpet but to my knowledge, no, not an option on any two piece design (all the MXZs).

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85 Barefoot

Wait a min, whats with all the carpeting around the sides where the cooler is? I just have plexi-glass around there on my 12. Was that an option?

If you have plexiglass aroudn there, go back to your dealer! haha, should be fiberglass!

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saidainc

If you have plexiglass aroudn there, go back to your dealer! haha, should be fiberglass!

I thought it was so we could watch fish :whistle:

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85 Barefoot

I thought it was so we could watch fish :whistle:

That would be pretty cool, an integrated underseat fishtank with led moodlighting? hmmmm....someone will do this.

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Fman

No the VLX Cushion does not have a hinge. I haven't heard if they might change it mid year production but I know so far that none of the 13' VLX's that we have had come in have it yet.

Why would they not offer this on the VLX? These are things that Malibu does that makes no sense to me.... why would you just not offer this on all the models????

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SethJoe

Why would they not offer this on the VLX? These are things that Malibu does that makes no sense to me.... why would you just not offer this on all the models????

The cushion doesn't cover just the cooler area, it also covers a portion of the area that the corner cushion covers as well so if you have ski's in there or something longer you can take that cushion completely off to take it out. (I'm assuming that's their reasoning anyways)

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Rmack

The picture I posted was from a '13 LSV, your boat has a one piece fiberglass top and carpet is not an option on the seat bases.

Am I missing something? Here's a pic of my 2012 LSV and it looks the same as the 13.

http://2012malibumcglinch.shutterfly.com/90

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mrnate450r

No you arent missing anything. Thtrog has a MXZ. The seat bases on the MXZ are molded in with the entire top piece, and the other models the seat bases are put in after with L brackets and are covered in carpet for a more finished look.

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