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  1. I have a 2002 Response with the original cover. Not in too bad of shape but would like to get a new one. This one might leak. Would like to find one that says Malibu on the front and back but seems like all the ones I find say nothing. Any suggestions would be great!
  2. I am new to Malibu and about to buy a 2005 Malibu Response LXI with Corvette LS1 engine. I have not seen many references to the Corvette LS1 engine and am wondering if it is an oddball or called something else. The boat is well kept and looks very clean but is there anything I should be concerned about or have checked before I buy it.
  3. Hi guys, First post on the Malibu crew page. Have been scrolling around the page digging up whatever information I can find on the Callaway 365 hammerhead. We recently purchased a 1998 Malibu response lx with the hammerhead 365 with 1000hrs on it and the hull. so far what I know about the hammerhead is: -The stock 1998 hammerhead is based on the 5.7L -the Hammerhead had GM fast burn aluminum heads and a different cams then the monsoon 5.7. I assume that this is the 40 horsepower difference between the classic 5.7l and the Hammerhead. What I know about our boat: -Boat has a jasper block allegedly installed at 400 hull hours after the original owner did a poor winterization. All jasper could tell me from the sticker on the block was that it was installed pre 2014. -The owner I purchased it from had had it for 9 years -upgraded it to stargazer -It will eventually need a exhaust manifold as there is a small crack right at where the manifold bends. It drips a very small amount of water when running, will run as is and repair at a later date. -kept the interior in absolutely incredible condition for its age. So my questions to any hammerhead owners are what are you seeing for top speeds and RPM? So far we are happy with the boat but I am not really that impressed with the motor. We have three friends each with responses (1 98 and 2 99s) all have the monsoon and they are basically preforming the exact same to slightly better than the hammerhead. With a acme 449 on the boat we saw 47.8 mph at 5050rpm. I know these boats aren't built for speed, they are tow boats but I was expecting slightly better speeds than the monsoon. I have a 515 on the way and that will be the prop I consistently use. The boat appears to have some sort of vibration that I cant quite figure out, the prop is in perfect shape so maybe I am just not use to the cam of the hammerhead? The boat almost feels slower out of the hole than the monsoon as well? maybe having a fuel supply issue? I plan to change the fuel filter soon and it does still have the hard lines from indmar so it does have a fuel hammering if you back off the throttle rapidly. ANY other items I should watch for on this motor? I know oil consumption has been an issue on these motors but so far no signs of that.
  4. Can anyone tell me if a manual wedge can be added to a 2005 Response LX that was not equipped with one from the factory? Thanks in advance!
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