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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?
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