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2013 VLX Has Arrived

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GullLakeMarine

Shout out to Fman who was the inspiration on this color scheme. And for all you trailer haters out there, I'd like to hear your comments on this two-tone Boatmate w/ silver metallic fenders and 18" Gear wheels. More pictures to come!

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thtrog

The boat and trailer both look Great! I'm sure Boatmate is happy too! :biggrin:

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Lance B. Johnson

I really, really want that boat. Trailer too!

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Fman

She is a beauty! I wish my wife would go for the flake, I think it looks awesome.... someone is going to get an awesome boat! The trailer looks amazing too!

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pennery

Great Setup... Love the trailer...

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Ifinallygota21v

Makes me want to trade mine in! Must resist

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Fman

Makes me want to trade mine in! Must resist

LOL, I said the same thing two months ago! hmmmm..... March 7th build date..... guess I was never good at saying NO! Come to the dark side, surfgate will be your friend! :rockon:

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Ifinallygota21v

Makes me want to trade mine in! Must resist

LOL, I said the same thing two months ago! hmmmm..... March 7th build date..... guess I was never good at saying NO! Come to the dark side, surfgate will be your friend! :rockon:

Wife would kill me, since we just picked ours up in August.

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gferl

Boat/Trailer looks awesome! The trailer I ordered for my ws 23 lsv is the same except black frame to match boat. Glad to see wheels and step. Thanks for posting!

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IXFE

That boat is pure sickness! I really love how the silver flake looks. I've been starting at ispec for so long with its muted colors that I forget how stuffing these boats look like in actual photos.

You got me thinking about silver flake!!

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old skool malibu

Great looking color combo. I am a big fan of mounting the tire under the boat, cleans things up a little.

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pennery

Great looking color combo. I am a big fan of mounting the tire under the boat, cleans things up a little.

Yeah and I actually prefer the mat that comes on the trailer instead of the Diamond plate. I have had the plate come off towing down the highway.. Boatmate does a nice undermount for the spare...

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bamabonners

I had the undermount on the last one, side mount on new one. I prefer side mount because you don't have to drag that heavy wheel out from under the trailer. Putting it back in is no picnic either. It is cleaner looking though.

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IXFE

I have had both undermount and up on the side... the issue with undermount is the tray rattles and makes a lot of metal-on-metal noise.

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Chattwake

Trailer haters are going to die when they see what I have coming for my lsv.

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Chattwake

The vlx turned out great! I love it!!

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Ifinallygota21v
Trailer haters are going to die when they see what I have coming for my lsv.

Generic aluminum trailer with '84 corolla donuts?

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Chattwake

Yes sir! And curb feelers.

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old skool malibu

I have had both undermount and up on the side... the issue with undermount is the tray rattles and makes a lot of metal-on-metal noise.

Good point. Especially when the trailer is empty that wheel rattles big time1

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Fman

I also prefer undermount, I had a 15" spare on my '11, never was an issue with rattling around or making any noise. Disadvantage is that it would require more effort to take it off if you had a flat to repair.

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GullLakeMarine

If the trailer just had stock wheels I would also go with an undermount. If you are paying the money for a flashy 18" wheel why not show it off with a side mount?

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River Monsters

I also prefer undermount, I had a 15" spare on my '11, never was an issue with rattling around or making any noise. Disadvantage is that it would require more effort to take it off if you had a flat to repair.

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Could you hit that with the bow on a steep ramp?

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Dare2goBare

Love the two tone trailer, gee wounder why, Lol.... I like the side mount. Keeps the wheel cleaner, more protected, look neat and much easer to get at if, god forbid you need it!

Just one side note. Not so easy to get touch up paint for the flake, I've been dealing with Boatmate, and

they can only send me the metal flake, the rest of the paint components are HazMat issues, so they wount ship. Have to source locally, and that's not so easy, still trying to cross reference the paint and clearcoat codes they sent me.

Beutifull boat. :)

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Fman

Could you hit that with the bow on a steep ramp?

Good question, it was on for two years and never had a problem. I know MC mounts there spare in same place. My brother in law has an 07 x15 and his spare is in same spot.

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wakeparadise
I also prefer undermount, I had a 15" spare on my '11, never was an issue with rattling around or making any noise. Disadvantage is that it would require more effort to take it off if you had a flat to repair.

Could you hit that with the bow on a steep ramp?

Can someone who has this undermounted spare send me some info on it!? I am getting a 2011 VLX and I can't stand the look of the spare on the side... Is this undermounted spare mount a part I can get from boatmate? Pics would be appreciated. Thanks

Ryan

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