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MalibuRyan

New Boat is FINALLY HOME!!

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IXFE
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Wow!  VLX + LSA is a rare bird, indeed!  I bet that thing is a total hot rod in the water. 

You know, I had a ‘12 VLX and it was a super fun boat to drive even with the 350.  That’s a really light boat (by today’s standards); I can’t imagine it with 500+ horsepower. Plus you have that super light, responsive throttle and laser like handling. Forget wakeboarding and surfing, I’d just want to DRIVE that boat all day!  

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SkiSam

What lake is that? Looks familiar.

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MalibuRyan
13 minutes ago, IXFE said:

Wow!  VLX + LSA is a rare bird, indeed!  I bet that thing is a total hot rod in the water. 

You know, I had a ‘12 VLX and it was a super fun boat to drive even with the 350.  That’s a really light boat (by today’s standards); I can’t imagine it with 500+ horsepower. Plus you have that super light, responsive throttle and laser like handling. Forget wakeboarding and surfing, I’d just want to DRIVE that boat all day!  

Thank you! YES, I am told it's probably the only one ever made. It is a BLAST to drive, only had it out for the initial test drive. It has a larger prop on it now, so top end is lower but literally jumps out of the water, it's incredible. I can't wait to get it out and enjoy it!!

10 minutes ago, SkiSam said:

What lake is that? Looks familiar.

Small lake outside of Oxford, MI. That's where it used to be kept.

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SkiSam
1 minute ago, MalibuRyan said:

Small lake outside of Oxford, MI. That's where it used to be kept.

Ahh okay, thought it looked like Watkins Lake in the first two. Sweet boat though!

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ahopkinsVTX
1 hour ago, SkiSam said:

Ahh okay, thought it looked like Watkins Lake in the first two. Sweet boat though!

It is.

Awesome day for you @MalibuRyan!! That’s an unreal boat! Enjoy. 

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Eagleboy99

Beautiful boat!  (And engine!!)  But time for some new guide pole pads.  :)

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Txstoj

Wow, brings back memories of working with my dad on the weed cutter seeing that weed unloader belt.

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Elkinsa

You will love it! Such a fun boat and that engine will be super fun too! Congrats! 

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MalibuRyan
20 hours ago, SkiSam said:

Ahh okay, thought it looked like Watkins Lake in the first two. Sweet boat though!

I think it is. Small private lake where we went to test drive it. 

18 hours ago, Eagleboy99 said:

Beautiful boat!  (And engine!!)  But time for some new guide pole pads.  :)

They are already on order lol 

16 hours ago, Txstoj said:

Wow, brings back memories of working with my dad on the weed cutter seeing that weed unloader belt.

Ya I haven’t seen one in years. 

13 hours ago, Elkinsa said:

You will love it! Such a fun boat and that engine will be super fun too! Congrats! 

Thank you! Ya it’s unreal. 

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MalibuRyan
18 hours ago, ahopkinsVTX said:

It is.

Awesome day for you @MalibuRyan!! That’s an unreal boat! Enjoy. 

So far yes it is. LOVE the sound this thing makes. 

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hethj7

Great looking boat!

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IXFE

Love the new badges

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UWSkier

Awesome!  Do you use it around A-town or northwoods it?  I grew up in Appleton.  Whole fam damily is still there.

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Badger

Lol...I'm not sure you can drive a boat to get an Old Style anywhere else but Wisconsin.  Great looking boat.

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UWSkier
56 minutes ago, Badger said:

Lol...I'm not sure you can drive a boat to get an Old Style anywhere else but Wisconsin.  Great looking boat.

I saw that too.  Makes me miss home.

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MalibuRyan
20 hours ago, hethj7 said:

Great looking boat!

Thank you!

16 hours ago, IXFE said:

Love the new badges

Thanks me too! With this motor I felt it was appropriate!

12 hours ago, UWSkier said:

Awesome!  Do you use it around A-town or northwoods it?  I grew up in Appleton.  Whole fam damily is still there.

I might use in around Appleton, it will spend most of the time on the chain in Waupaca.

12 hours ago, Badger said:

Lol...I'm not sure you can drive a boat to get an Old Style anywhere else but Wisconsin.  Great looking boat.

This is true and thank you!

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TOAST

Great find!  Your patience paid off. 

Congrats on the  boat. . . maybe a video of that powerful combo in action???

 

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MalibuRyan
2 hours ago, TOAST said:

Great find!  Your patience paid off. 

Congrats on the  boat. . . maybe a video of that powerful combo in action???

 

Thank you! The wait was defenitley worth it!

I'll try to get a video soon.

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