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dkscism

Bought my First Boat (‘04 Wakesetter VLX)

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jrvs23

Congratulations!  Nice find

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SkiPablo

That’s impressive !   Nice boat and even nicer having no payment!

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UWSkier

Fantastic boat!  Great-looking to boot!  Lots of good knowledge on this site so hang around!

That a diamond hull?  From that angle I can't quite tell if that outer chine is down-turned.

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dkscism
1 minute ago, UWSkier said:

Fantastic boat!  Great-looking to boot!  Lots of good knowledge on this site so hang around!

That a diamond hull?  From that angle I can't quite tell if that outer chine is down-turned.

I’m pretty sure it’s not. I’m not an expert even though I’ve had it explained to me more than once. 

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UWSkier
3 minutes ago, dkscism said:

I’m pretty sure it’s not. I’m not an expert even though I’ve had it explained to me more than once. 

Yup.  Probably wake.

 

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dkscism

Can anyone tell me which Titan Tower this is?

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UWSkier

Looks like a Titan II to me.  3 was more swoopy and 1 was not curved at all on the rear assembly.

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jk13

Yup, T3 had much more swoop and two connection points at the top. That's a T2. Solid tower.

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Choiceind

How many hours?

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RedWakesetterVLX

Very nice! 

I strongly encourage you to spent the money and get a custom cover made from a local shop or Evolution covers.  Search the forum there is a lot of good things said about Evolution but I've heard he's a couple months out. I went custom because I needed one ASAP. Going the cheap Overton cover route will just cost you more in the long one. Where are you located? 

Check out the audio forum for the blue tooth. You can pick up an JL or Exile adapter for under $50.  

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JulioEstevez

I love that red, beautiful boat congrats!

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dkscism
8 hours ago, Choiceind said:

How many hours?

640 hours at the moment.

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dkscism
7 hours ago, Cazan said:

Very nice! 

I strongly encourage you to spent the money and get a custom cover made from a local shop or Evolution covers.  Search the forum there is a lot of good things said about Evolution but I've heard he's a couple months out. I went custom because I needed one ASAP. Going the cheap Overton cover route will just cost you more in the long one. Where are you located? 

Check out the audio forum for the blue tooth. You can pick up an JL or Exile adapter for under $50.  

I really wish I could. I just ordered a Sharkskin cover that should get me by this year. Hopefully next spring I will be able to get an Evolution or similar.

I'm in the Charlotte area. Boat was bought in Seneca, SC.

Thanks for the tips, I'll check out the Audio forum and see what everybody's done for Bluetooth.

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05hammerhead
1 hour ago, dkscism said:

I really wish I could. I just ordered a Sharkskin cover that should get me by this year. Hopefully next spring I will be able to get an Evolution or similar.

I'm in the Charlotte area. Boat was bought in Seneca, SC.

Thanks for the tips, I'll check out the Audio forum and see what everybody's done for Bluetooth.

Take a look at how youre powering your speakers.  If youre using amps for everything, you may be able to just get away with something super simple like below for $100.  I never use anything but bluetooth or aux on my boat anymore anyway. 

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dkscism
1 hour ago, sonny20 said:

How much was your sharkskin cover? There is a nice evolution cover in the classifieds for only  $400. Just need to make you own cut outs http://www.themalibucrew.com/index.php?/classifieds.html/malibu-vlx-evolution-cover-black-r915/

I paid $340 with a 20% off code and free shipping. If he posts the measurements and they match with my Titan Tower, I may try and cancel the sharkskin order.

Thanks and good find!

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minnmarker
1 hour ago, 05hammerhead said:

Take a look at how youre powering your speakers.  If youre using amps for everything, you may be able to just get away with something super simple like below for $100.  I never use anything but bluetooth or aux on my boat anymore anyway. 

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That and the round one look slick!  Do you have to run the Bluetooth signal through it though. In other words, would you have to tie up the AUX input to use it?  I would be nice if it just piggybacked on the current Bluetooth setup to give you the ability to control the source (pause, volume, track).

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sonny20
1 hour ago, dkscism said:

I paid $340 with a 20% off code and free shipping. If he posts the measurements and they match with my Titan Tower, I may try and cancel the sharkskin order.

Thanks and good find!

Call Corey, he made the cover.

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INCOPPNITO

Congrats!  How's the steering?  If it's tight be ready to change the cable. Broke mine last year...'03 w/ similar hours. 

Graphics and stereo would be cool, but keep an emergency fund so you can drop the cash on some of the normal wear items...starter, ballast pumps, trailer tires etc. You're probably a lot smarter than I was when I was 24 so maybe you covered that already. 

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