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speileo

New Bu Owner!!! 22 VLX

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speileo

Hey All,

We just purchased a 17 22 VLX and were beyond excited.  The boat was finished yesterday and will be delivered to the dealer next week.  Needless to say - it's going to be a long winter here in Mi.  That said - I have a few years of experience with a previous Wakeseter, but I wasnt the owner, and frankly, I didn't have to maintain it, the Marina did.  

Maybe theres a newbie 101 thread out there, but I'd love your help on any maintenance tips/tricks.  The boat may have to sit in the water the majority of this summer as were working on moving the seawall back to accommodate a hoist, but who knows when that will be done.  

Any and all comments are appreciated!

 

 

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MikeDe

Congratulations! Now post some pictures!!!

 

I've spent the last several months here reading advice, tips, trick, and how to threads. You can find information on just about anything with a quick search.

 

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speileo

I'd post a few pics if I could figure out how.....  

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MikeDe
4 minutes ago, speileo said:

I'd post a few pics if I could figure out how.....  

Do you have a free photobucket account? You can upload there and paste the image code here.

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ConnollyCrew

Congrats! 

I would consider an alternative to having your boat float all summer. This can damage your hull. Post pics when you have them! 

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Raimie
3 hours ago, speileo said:

Hey All,

We just purchased a 17 22 VLX and were beyond excited.  The boat was finished yesterday and will be delivered to the dealer next week.  Needless to say - it's going to be a long winter here in Mi.  That said - I have a few years of experience with a previous Wakeseter, but I wasnt the owner, and frankly, I didn't have to maintain it, the Marina did.  

Maybe theres a newbie 101 thread out there, but I'd love your help on any maintenance tips/tricks.  The boat may have to sit in the water the majority of this summer as were working on moving the seawall back to accommodate a hoist, but who knows when that will be done.  

Any and all comments are appreciated!

 

 

Congrats and welcome! What lake will you be on?

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Sixball

Another Congrats and welcome!  +1 on being careful on floating for long time frames. Some but not all boats have some bad effects to staying in water for longer time frames ( Blistering.) Its something that will not be covered in warranty.  If you do float for long time frames take your boat out and let it dry for a day or two then put it back into your slip.

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gdmatson
16 minutes ago, ConnollyCrew said:

Congrats! 

I would consider an alternative to having your boat float all summer. This can damage your hull. Post pics when you have them! 

+1

I had a 94 Sunsetter Lx than was bought new. It spent it's 1st summer in the water. Then it spent the winter having 1/3 of the hull gel removed and replaced from a bad case of the measles. 

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Steve B.

Dont leave a new boat in the water !!  Until you get a lift, trailer that baby.

Steve B.

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braindamage

Congrats!!! and welcome to the 'crew.

where are the pics? 

I'm mixed on leaving in the water. Convenience vs potential hull issues. It seems to be a boat by boat thing whether it's an issue, or maybe it's the chemistry of the water.

what lake/river?

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Cole2001

Congrats! New boats are awesome, that new boat smell!

To me I would only keep my boat in the water on certain lakes. It all depends on the type of water, we spent a week in Idaho and the boat came out looking worse than a few months in our local lake. So while your hoist is being built I would suggest pulling it out every week or so. 

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Nitrousbird

I personally would only keep it in the water for 1-2 weeks at a time, then pull it and let the hull dry for a few days.  I would also ensure it is kept clean and well waxed. 

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obski

I've moored each of my Bu's, leaving them in the water for about 4 weeks at a time, before pulling them out for cleaning. My 06 VLX had about 3 or 4 blisters in the gel coat in one small area. That's the only issue I've ever had with mooring.

Congrats on the boat. Would love to see pics.

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