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What part would I need/where can I buy - heater 2006 Malibu Wakesetter.

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The story: Finally bought a house on a lake with a dock and a lift. The marina said they could winterize it on the lift. Great. They just springerized it. I noticed water under the console when I ran the boat. Marina says well it's your heater. I said but you winterized it. He says well since we did it on your lift I didn't have my air compressor so I couldn't blow the water out of the heater. I said that would have been nice to know back in the fall.
Anyway, my question: What parts would I need and where could I order them from? This is for a 2006 Malibu Wakesetter VLX 21.5'? Thanks.

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Mackie 12

You can get everything you need from Bakes Online or Inland watersports. I would also send the marina that invoice for new parts as thats BS.

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Bill_AirJunky

I second sending the marina the bill. Pretty lame.

While your doing this, look around in this forum. There are a bunch of us who have our heaters setup to easily drain. I installed Prestone radiator flush Ts in the heater hoses down in the bilge. I just remove the caps & let the core drain by gravity. Others have used garden hose quick release fittings like your exhaust has. Just be sure that the core is installed with the inlet/outlet on the bottom so it'll drain easily. Makes the whole winterization process a lot easier.

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malibu2004

I pop the heater hoses of and blow the water out with my mouth. That is total BS they didn't drain the water. Once again a reason to do it yourself.

You can also take the core out and just replace the core. The core cost about 20 bucks at NAPA.

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Slyexe

Heatercraft offers everything you need for marine heaters but you can also get most common parts from NAPA or Princess Auto.

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malcontent

Does anyone know whether my 2006 Wakesetter VLX 21.5 needs a 2 vent or 3 vent heater core? How do I tell which one is right for my boat? BTW, I'm not near my boat (it's a weekend thing). Thanks.

http://www.bakesonline.com/detail.aspx?ID=1656

http://www.bakesonline.com/detail.aspx?ID=1657

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Bill_AirJunky

There is no way to tell other than to look at it. Heaters are a dealer installed item, not something listed in the HIN at the factory.

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Pnwrider

You're a lot nicer than I am. If I paid someone to winterize my boat and the heater froze, they would be fixing it for free. Why are you paying to fix their mistake?

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