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2021 23 LSV wave or 2021 24 MXZ wave


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Been looking at upgrading the 22 LSV we bought at the start of the summer.  Have seen some very positive posts around the 24 MXZ.  Did a table on weights which may explain the positive reviews somewhat, data came from pulling up the boat comparison table on the Malibu site.  Given that a 24 MXZ outweighs a 25 LSV and is 24" 5" long compared to 25' for the 25 LSV you can see where the 24 MXZ should be able to make a pretty good wave.

What started me looking at the MXZ is our crew size, mostly kids, little under 900 pounds with 7 of us.  The bow wants to point up when I fully load the boat for dad time.  If you look at the 23 LSV/MXZ the MXZ hull is 200 pounds heavier and carries 420 LB more ballast of which most if not all is due to the larger bow tank.  I figure this puts at least 500 pounds in front of the windscreen without dragging lead around.  Would consider going to the 24 MXZ but don't like the idea of pulling a 6,000 pound boat 2 hours each way on the weekends.  So the 23 MXZ seems like a better fit for us.  All that said I don't see how anyone can go wrong with a larger bow tank that the MXZ offers,.

           Boat.        Dry+Ballast

  1. 22 LSV      9,070
  2. 23 LSV      9,450
  3. 23 MXZ   10,070
  4. 25 LSV     10,400
  5. 24 MXZ    10,885
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