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Steve5sst

2005 Sunsetter LXI - things to look for?

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Steve5sst

I'll be traveling to possibly purchase this boat and I'm wondering if there are any issues that I should particularly look for with this year/model?  Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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wedge88

Great boat.  Would recommend a detailed service history, if possible.  We had a 2004 SSLXi that didn't have any major issues, sold with 700+ hours 2 years ago and the new owner has reported that he hasn't done anything major the past two summers.

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John I.

Pretty sure the SSLXi was essentially unchanged from 1999-2004. Different hull for 2005.

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minnmarker

Recent similar thread here:

Good luck with the purchase and have fun!

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Steve B.

No known issues. Overall condition, options, trailer should be the line items as far as value. I'm guessing it's real nice.

Post pics after you buy it :)

Steve B.

quick edit:  I wonder if they 2005 used 4 blade props?

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Steve5sst

Thank you all so very much. After further discussions with the owner, I've learned that he seems to recall being told it has "emergency brakes."  Wouldn't that mean that it has surge brakes? The trailer is listed as a 2005 Malibu Dorsey Tandem axle.

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minnmarker
12 minutes ago, Steve5sst said:

Thank you all so very much. After further discussions with the owner, I've learned that he seems to recall being told it has "emergency brakes."  Wouldn't that mean that it has surge brakes? The trailer is listed as a 2005 Malibu Dorsey Tandem axle.

That could mean it has break-away brakes that activate if the trailer becomes detached from the tow vehicle.  Usually there's a steel cable from the tongue area that is attached to where the safety chains attach to the vehicle.

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plano86skier
30 minutes ago, Steve5sst said:

Thank you all so very much. After further discussions with the owner, I've learned that he seems to recall being told it has "emergency brakes."  Wouldn't that mean that it has surge brakes? The trailer is listed as a 2005 Malibu Dorsey Tandem axle.

Probably just like my 1999 Tandem Dorsey Trailer, surge brakes with a cable attached for breakaway.

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Interacsol

Did you buy this boat, Steve?

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