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IXFE

Looking for help with the next IXFE boat design...

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IXFE

After three years of essentially the same color scheme, I'm looking to mix it up. But every time I open the boat builder, I find myself falling back into my old habits (i.e. black, silver, red).

So I'm soliciting help from the TMC braintrust! I have a few ideas of my own, but I'm going to sit on those for a bit... I don't want them to influence you guys. I'm really hoping you all come up with something that sparks my interest or influences my direction.

I only have THREE guidelines....

  1. It has to be a 23 LSV,
  2. It has to look GOOD behind a BLACK tow rig, and
  3. It has to be a color scheme that is EASY to resell (the last three sold pretty quickly)

That's it! Thanks much, in advance!!

:werule:

Oh... just for reference, here are my last three boats. Subtle changes, but I'm sure you'll recognize the pattern I'm trying to break.

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OxDoc

Malibu has the best gel layouts for sure, your third boat is bad***.

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TallRedRider

Vapor bleu and black with a little silver is always easy on the eyes. Consistently one of the color patterns that really makes me say, 'wow'!

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nohlan4

Vapor bleu and black with a little silver is always easy on the eyes. Consistently one of the color patterns that really makes me say, 'wow'!

Vapour blue looks so much better in person too!

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That Guy

All of those would look great behind a black tow rig! :biggrin:

But the real question is....are you going to match the truck/trailer wheels again?!?!?! Because that looked sweet!

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smooky

+1 for vapor blue

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IXFE

So lots of votes for Vapor Blue...

The only issue with that is my neighbor has a Black & Vapor VLX. So I'd rather not "copy" him.

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IXFE

All of those would look great behind a black tow rig! :biggrin:

But the real question is....are you going to match the truck/trailer wheels again?!?!?! Because that looked sweet!

Haha... I did that on my last two boats. It was fun and easy to do. I just asked Boatmate to make the wider fenders that the 18's require, but skipped their wheel upgrade (they don't offer Fuel wheels). Then when the boat arrived I matched them through a local shop. It was actually cheaper that way too!

Now with Malibu making their own trailers I don't know if they'll let me do that (wider fenders w/out one of their factory 18's). Also, we got rid of the F-150, and the new rig, pictured here, is riding on factory 22's making it impossible to match them.

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DarkSide

You may not be able to match then, but a nice set of 20's on the boat would look real nice.

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ahopkinsVTX

So lots of votes for Vapor Blue...

The only issue with that is my neighbor has a Black & Vapor VLX. So I'd rather not "copy" him.

I'm still voting for Vapor Blue :biggrin:

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IXFE

I'm still voting for Vapor Blue :biggrin:

As an accent color, do you think vapor will be as easy to resell as red?

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ahopkinsVTX

Sooooooo I have had this designed in a VTX for the crazy chance in hell we order one but I will share because I pretty much have to win the lottery that I don't play to order one right now. I go back and forth between a white swoosh and VB and a white or black hull.

And yes I think it will be easy to resell. Some people don't agree but my dealer sells a ton FWIW.

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nohlan4

As an accent color, do you think vapor will be as easy to resell as red?

It looks awesome on black as a subtle accent. Can't see blue being any harder than a vibrant red to sell.

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Stevo

As an accent color, do you think vapor will be as easy to resell as red?

no

It's not called resale blue

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BaBaLoO

Red and black all day! Vapor blue will get played out like orange

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NWBU

I prefer red accents much better than vapor blue.

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Sixer

Red and black all day! Vapor blue will get played out like orange

Sounds to me like IXFE reloads his boats yearly.........that's the beauty of getting something new or original, it doesn't get "played out" after only one year when you are trying to sell. I do like the red/black/silver, don't get me wrong. If it was me, I'd mix it up a little, as it's pretty easy to resell a boat if it's only a year old, unless the colors are brutally ugly.

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obski

How about a 'Bruin' boat. Those helmets they had recently would translate well to a boat.

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thtrog

Metallic black and vapor blue

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Ronnie

I'll say this. I've always had red & black in the past. I've never had as many compliments with them as I have had with this vapor blue one we are now replacing (with a '16 23LSV). And... Vapor blue Always looks better on the water than on the trailer.

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mrnate450r

I'm always partial to the Stratosphere Blue!

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ndahlberg12

I know your partial. But your last boat and darksides boat are in my top 3 favorite schemes.

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smooky

So lots of votes for Vapor Blue...

The only issue with that is my neighbor has a Black & Vapor VLX. So I'd rather not "copy" him.

You will get a LSV. So you are not copying ;))

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