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Shopping for a used LSV


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I'm shopping for a used 23 LSV or 247 and I'm trying to find that "bang for the buck" spot. I've been looking at 2009's to current with a $50,000 budget in mind. I would love to spend less, but I'm pretty sure that I would have to look at 08's and older. What is the oldest I can go and still have the major features of the current boats: hull, engines, electronics. I know there will be smaller changes thru the years, I'm just trying to stay close to current designs and features. Thanks

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In Budget

http://www.onlyinboards.com/2010-Malibu-23-LSV-Wakesetter-for-sale-Elkton-Maryland-47460.aspx

Over budget

http://www.onlyinboards.com/MUST-SEE-2011-LSV-with-205-hours-for-sale-Edmond-Oklahoma-52077.aspx

http://www.onlyinboards.com/2011-MALIBU-WAKESETTER-23LSV-for-sale-MOORESVILLE-North-Carolina-46516.aspx

As for engines they have been pretty much the same for a long time, I would try to get a 10 or newer with a g3 tower. Would not hurt my feelings if it did not have the MTC (touch screen controls) but it is personal preference.

Edited by jb 156
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For under 50k you can easily find an 04-08 lsv and have a great hull for wakeboarding and surfing but not have the expensive electronic controls to replace later. It's hard to find the newer ones for under 60.

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yes, but rare. most are going to be the monsoon 5.7. Some hammerheads, some 8.1s. 8.1 was phased out early into the 2010 model run. I think you could get the 6.0 starting in late 2010.

Edited by shawndoggy
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Yes, we have a 07, 23lsv with the 8.1 engine. It is great especially if you are going to surf. We have stock ballast along with an additional 2500# and 4-8 people and it will surf at 11mph at only 3,000 rpms. The engine is hardly working it seems. If it was a year or so later I would consider selling for a newer surf gate based boat, but not sure I could make that jump now.

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