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  1. Long post, maybe redundant, but here goes, Thanks in advance. We have been looking at a lot of boats lately, all new..er.... and the budget has crept up badly as well, from 75 to ????? yeah that bad. We started looking for a 23 LSV, we are a family of 6, oldest kid is in college, youngest is 12. We need more space than in out VTX, and have been surfing as of late. Prior to our VTX, we had a 02 23 LSV. We found some nice 18 and 19 23 LSV's, seen here Then, we had a rather rough day on the lake (had to abort anything fun) due to the wind picking up swiftly, rather than a quick run over to a restaurant, we slogged for an hour to get home after deciding the weather might be too much. So my wonderful wife said, that's it, lets just get the 25. After squealing with joy on the inside, i agreed, and we started looking. So now we need to know the big differences between the recent years. We are only looking at 2017 and newer 23's and 25's, though we did take a 24 MXZ out yesterday. So I haven't followed the recent changes well, and don't want to get lost the weeds, but need help with the big changes that happened in the last few years, like how the engine angle was changed for 2017 in the 25 to accommodate a bigger prop. So here are the short list i can come up with now: I know the interior changed significantly, I miss the soft rounded corners, but like the new driver's chair for 2019. What else? Engine changes a plenty, but all seem solid currently, what is most important? Hull changes? surf gate actuators, when did they go hydraulic, and is everyone seeing a lot of corrosion if you leave it in the lake (we do leave in the lake now, but plan on a new lift for whatever we get), we looked at a 25LSV yesterday adn were astounded by the level of corrosion evident on a 2019. Biggest Question: My 13 yo son said the wave behind our VTX had way more push than the 24 MXZ we were on yesterday, especially further back, which makes me wonder how much extra ballast we need in a new one? As a reference we run all 4 stock tanks full, 400's in rear lockers and an 800 in the walkway with a Nauticurl on our 2011 VTX, and it works pretty good, but my wife is all set with walkway bags, pumps over the side, and suck gates. So please what are the biggest,most important changes in the 23 and 25 since 2017?
  2. Does anyone know where to find or how to swap the forward and reverse solenoid on a 2014 23LSV? I have a similar problem that others have mentioned in the forum in a few different post with the boat slipping . Dealer called Indmar and they were aware of the issue but not enough for a recall. Suggestion was to swap the forward and reverse solenoid to rule out a bad solenoid first since I likely wouldn't notice it in reverse. I'm assuming if that doesn't fix the issue it is likely the bad Livorsi throttle assembly that others have encountered. I believe it is a simple pull of 2 bolts to access the solenoids, but I can't seem to find exactly where it is or how to do it online. Any suggestions are appreciated. Link below is a pic of where I believe they are but not positive. Picture of where I think it is HERE
  3. My break in hours are done and we had enough time after work tonight for a quick run to try out the wave. I'm always jealous of the goofy side so I'm playing with some lead this year to see how much I can shape the regular side. I still need to dial in my setup a bit more to see what it can do but I thought tonight's setup was already pretty good. Boat is a 2019 23 LSV with the PCM 6.0, 2277 prop and 580 PNPs. All stock and PNP ballast were full, with 300 lbs of lead (150 in the observer's compartment, and 150 in the port storage just aft of the observer's seat). Speed was 11.0 with 4 clicks of PW3 from Lift,. RPM's were 3,200-3,300, which was right around what I was hoping to see (and I think that's just awesome in this boat!). Tons of throttle left too. I surfed a buddy's new 2019 25 LSV on Saturday, and didn't feel like I was taking a big step back tonight with this 23's setup. The extra lead on the port side gave the 23 enough list to steepen up the wave more than I was used to on my 2018, so I'm sticking with the lead this year. Sorry, no goofy wave pics tonight. We see enough of those.
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