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By Festivus Maxximus (festivus) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 11:12 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I couldn't figure out how to add more posts to the infamous MCX45 vs. BU247 thread from a while back, but it is probably better not to bring that up again anyways...
The recap was I went for the 247. It came in last week and I went to see it today at the dealer. Pretty happy with the results. When the dealer gets done with the lights, racks, etc., it is going for custom covers, then to the stereo shop. I'll post more pics later. Has anyone measured out the NVS Tyrant on the illusion X tower? It seems pretty tight, I may go with the Addictions. Comments on that??

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By B Tingey (tings00) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 11:17 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
good choice, that boat looks tight
 
By entrust clothing (entrustclothing) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 11:25 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
that's pretty baller!!!
 
By Rich G (rich_g) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 11:27 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
that's one big bad mamma jamma..., congrats
 
By Jeff Vaaler (jcv) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 11:48 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
that triple-axle is sweet too
 
By C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 12:17 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
badass....that's a lot of boat.
 
By Rob Cates (hemihauler) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 12:41 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
It like a Cadi on the water, Very nice.
 
By NAW (ripr) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 1:32 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
P.I.M.P. ...... and HUGE!
 
By Attila (attila916) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 6:49 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Does that thing have a cuddy cabin?
I originally suggested going with the 45 but that thing is sweeet!

 
By tony dunn jr. (tjdunn) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 6:57 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Very nice! Love the colors, looks like a stretch }limo!
 
By Buzz (buzz_grande) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 7:11 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Congrats Festivus. Nice ride!

I was helping the local malidu dealer a few weeks ago with a demo day. Taking customers out on many different Bu's I finally got to take a 247 for a spin. Everything I heard was true. Man! What a nice ride. I was impressed with the power (Hammerhead), and especially the handling. Wish I had a chance to surf or ride behind it. Even on the demo, the wake was smokin'.

Have a blast with you new baby! Keep the pics coming.

 
By Lane Morgan (lan1201) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 7:38 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
huge
 
By Brannon (fullspeed) on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 10:33 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Sweet boat, congrates man. I have the tyrants and they would be pretty low if you put them on the center cross bar. I would go with the Addictions.

Brannon

 
By Sam Aikele (atropine) on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 - 10:59 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
If I could scrounge up the coin, that would be the exact boat I would order. Beautiful. And NVS to top it off... Hey, I have an idea. Keep it in pristine shape, then sell it to me in 3 years for 1/2 price Congrats, we're all jealous. Are those Toyo low-pro tires, and what size wheels?
 
By Festivus Maxximus (festivus) on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 - 11:33 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
17's with the Toyos. I didn't do the trailer lo-pro option because the chrome wouldn't last long with my kids and me climbing all over them. They look great though. Sam- 3 1/2 years sounds about right, I'm not going anywhere...
The audio will be, I thing.
NVS Addictions on the tower, Polk momo interior, and JL sub/amps. Transom remote.

 
By Matt Cour (mcsammamish) on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 - 2:46 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Festivus, How are you liking the triple axle trailer? Or have you even towed it yet? Let us know your thoughts on this after you've had some time with it.

Such a Sick Boat!

 
By bad bob (badbob13ftw) on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 - 7:40 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
nice...luv the trip axels

enjoy

 
By Festivus Maxximus (festivus) on Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 7:10 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Matt- yeah, haven't towed it anywhere yet, including home from the dealer. Should get a delivery date today, hopefully. I am having a second 3 outlet heater added with vents on the port side and in the rear. So it sort of depends on when they get that done. The factory 3 outlet heater has brutal outlet locations. 2 up under the drivers feet and one in the walkthru, so not extremely usable to all those passengers in the back. The dealer also still has to install the tower bullet lights/switches, board racks, etc....
My hope with the 3xtrailer is to reduce tongue weight a bit. Although the unload weight of the boat and trailer from the transport rig was 6300lbs on the crane, so I don't think the Sequioa will be very useful anymore as a tow vehicle. When is the bigger engine and redesign on the Sequioa getting here?
I know the double axle tows just fine, so 3 should tow even better(?).

 
By Festivus Maxximus (festivus) on Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 7:30 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Anyone using the Pro80 Wetsounds tower speaker? Trying to compare it with the aDDictions. I have mentally ruled out the TYrants based on their size.
 
By Cody (loudontn) on Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 8:22 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Did that boat make the boat-show rounds? I a 247 exactly like that at the Knoxville Boat Show, a white 247, same color scheme, with a three-axle trailer.
 
By Diggs (tyler97217) on Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 8:36 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Sweet....... Can't wait to see that thing all dressed up with speakers etc...
 
By Festivus Maxximus (festivus) on Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 3:38 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
cody- nah, I ordered it in a February production slot in Merced. Nice to know I picked colors (or lack of)that someone else chose for a show boat....
 
By derek boyer (toyotafreak) on Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 4:25 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
6300lbs. Fest, you own a Chevron? In Utah, are you allowed to tow a fuel rig behind your boat behind your Peterbilt?
 
By entrust clothing (entrustclothing) on Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 4:55 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
6300lbs! damn! that's a beast! yeah if the sequoia is like the tundra then about 6500lb is the limit. you might be needing to look into an f-650 :-)

 
By Festivus Maxximus (festivus) on Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 11:12 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Well, my backup tow-er is my Titan, which I think will do just fine, it's just a tight fight in there with all my kids...
 
By entrust clothing (entrustclothing) on Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 11:50 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
yeah the titan should be more than fine, it tows what like 9500lbs?

i have either an 05 tundra or an 05 frontier to tow my XLV with, my business partner has the tundra and i have thr frontier, i almost bought an h3 instead, but im glad i didn't they only tow 4500lbs, which would not tow the new boat, its amazing that my midsize frontier tows as much as the tundra!

 
By Kraig Kaiser (kraig) on Friday, March 31, 2006 - 12:57 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Entrust- I was amazed when I read one of your posts on another thread where you said you tow your XLV with the Frontier. I haven't studied the Frontier so I'm not as versed in it as you are, but my first thought is that it isn't rated for that weight. But I am obviously wrong. I tow my XLV with my Tundra and it does it just fine, besides it pulling the truck down the ramp some days. Other than that, the Tundra does fine. However, I just picked up a Titan and WOW does this truck haul a**! Can't wait to get the XLV behind it. The reason I bought it was because of my XLV.

FYI- The Tundra is rated at 7200lbs. I thought my XLV was big, the 247 is Monsterous!! The Titan should pull it just fine. That Endurance V8 is sadly underrated. 330hp at the flywheel when they advertise 305. Nissan is notorious for underrating their engines. There is sooo much undiscovered HP in that engine.

 
By erik (erik) on Friday, March 31, 2006 - 5:57 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
how big is that boat that it needs a triple axle trailer. that's too cool!
 
By Noel Cain (npcain1) on Friday, March 31, 2006 - 8:19 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I don't have much to add other than this is the best looking boat I have ever seen. From the trailer to the color combo this thing is sweet.
 
By entrust clothing (entrustclothing) on Friday, March 31, 2006 - 9:59 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Kraig,

the frontier is rated at like 6300lbs and the XLV is just under 5000lbs and i gotta say i don't notice much difference with the tundra and the frontier, it's about a 500-700' elevation drop to the boat ramp from my house and it's like a straight shot down hill and going back up hill the frontier pulls like a champ, never had an issue or been scared towing with it. my frontier has like 290 ft-lbs of torque and a boxed frame, nissan deffinitely builds capable trucks. if i ever do a long drive though i will probably use the tundra, just for the comfort.

 
By Festivus Maxximus (festivus) on Friday, March 31, 2006 - 6:03 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
you guys are too kind. I'll post better picks when we get it out in the sunlight and some junk-jizzle added to the tower, lights/speakers, etc.

 
By shane (auto) on Saturday, April 01, 2006 - 6:04 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Diesel=Boobies. Theorem. Better gas mileage=less refueling, More Power=More Speed, overall diesel=boobies.
 
By Festivus Maxximus (festivus) on Saturday, April 01, 2006 - 8:16 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Kraig- I don't know how to tell the current HP, but I re-did the exhaust on my Titan. The stock exhaust has a constriction point where the two manifold pipes come together, so I replaced everything from there back, opened it up about 1 1/2 inches, put an aero turbine on, and then dual tips straight out the back. Sounds great and frees up some of that undiscovered hp.....
 
By Festivus Maxximus (festivus) on Saturday, April 01, 2006 - 9:54 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Here's that exhaust....

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By Cody (loudontn) on Saturday, April 01, 2006 - 10:44 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Ok, here is the boat show one I was thinking of, it's a little different than I remembered. Upload
 
By Festivus Maxximus (festivus) on Saturday, April 01, 2006 - 1:49 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
yeah, CFT tower, different color scheme, I think it is the progressive, whereas mine is the classic. Don't know about the trailer upgrades, but they look great.
 
By Festivus Maxximus (festivus) on Saturday, April 08, 2006 - 5:19 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
brought her home a few hours ago..Upload
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By Festivus Maxximus (festivus) on Saturday, April 08, 2006 - 5:20 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
and....I added two more heater outlets, as you can see in the picture with the table in it. I think there is a heater that can reach to any seat in the boat now.Upload
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By shane (auto) on Saturday, April 08, 2006 - 5:26 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Pimp brutha. If I rolled with a larger crew, I would own one. Luckily I have access to one
 
By badknees (badknees) on Saturday, April 08, 2006 - 6:07 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Very nice! Congrats!
 
By Cody (loudontn) on Saturday, April 08, 2006 - 7:33 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Will you adopt me ? I'm well behaved and only have one semester left of college. Great lookin' boat, congrats!
 
By liquid ryder (pilot_ryder) on Sunday, April 09, 2006 - 11:13 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
nice 247, love the tripple axle
 
By Festivus Maxximus (festivus) on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 - 8:52 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Here is a picture of the new 247 next to my S22. Upload
 
By denny brummett (supra24ssv) on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 - 9:03 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
good pic, awesome boat
 
By Festivus Maxximus (festivus) on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 - 9:36 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
another comp...Upload
 
By markj (markj) on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 - 9:53 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
That is a beast!!!!!Note to self: Check brakes on truck!
 
By Festivus Maxximus (festivus) on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 8:33 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
yeah, but it helps that all three axles have disc brakes. It follows the truck really nice, stops really nice, but is a brute to get rolling.
 
By Jim G (heem) on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 8:43 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
FM-now that you have towed the bigger boat witht the Titan, what are your thoughts. We bought as Titan as well but havn't had a chance to tow more than a few miles yet. Our boat is at the dealer just a matter of finding time to go pick it up. BTW sweet boat, looks like it will be a great summer.
 
By Festivus Maxximus (festivus) on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 9:39 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
The Titan did great. I kept it at 75mph, even going up some moderate hills on the way home. With that dual exhaust and the aero turbine, you can hear that endurance V-8 pretty well. I have no reservations about towing it.
 
By Jim G (heem) on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 9:43 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Dual exhaust-self explanatory. What is an aero turbine? PM if yo like. thanks
 
By derek boyer (toyotafreak) on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 11:28 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Hate to admit it, but the S22 looks about twenty years old next to your new BattleCruiser.


 
By J Whelan (kneeboarder8806) on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 1:20 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
that boat is GINORMOUS and nice truck we also have a titan
 
By B Tingey (tings00) on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 1:27 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
how many heaters does it have
 
By dj (dizzyj) on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 1:39 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
you got to add 5ft to the rope just to compensate for the length of the hull.

Is that the same tower they use on the vlx? or is it a bigger version?

 
By Ryan (rgilby) on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 2:30 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I just want to know what Festivus does for a living to have those two boats attached to that truck sitting in that driveway of that house. the boat(s) are sweet no doubt. i'd take either one. are you hiring?
 
By Russell (xcharrier) on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 3:25 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I was wondering that same thing :-) I need to get in his line of work.

Festivus... I'm moving to CO in a couple months... do ya have a spare room? :-)

 
By Festivus Maxximus (festivus) on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 7:10 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Jim- an aero turbine replaces the muffler- it improves gas mileage, gets you some throaty noise, and improves hp slightly.
http://www.aeroexhaust.com/
Derek- I disagree, I think the S22 still looks great. I have sincere regret for selling it. There'll never be another, and she's treated me like a well'bred firstborne.
Tingey- I ordered it with the factory option 3 outlet heater, but 2 of the 3 outlets are on the driver's feet, so I had the dealer (Tommy's) add another 2 outlet heater. You can see the two additional outlets in one of the pictures. One is in the stern, just under the middle seat, and the other is about 1/2 way up the port side seating.
dj- I was wondering the same thing. What is the beam on the VLX?
Ryan- I am a torture specialist. People actually pay me to stick needles in them.
Russell- where in CO are you moving? I'd be happy to provide a good pull.

 
By Jared Aubrey (jaubrey) on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 7:28 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I didnt think they were making the cft tower anymore?
 
By Festivus Maxximus (festivus) on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 8:59 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
They aren't, I don't think. That picture of the 247 on the white trailer isn't my boat, it was posted by someone else.
 
By Russell (xcharrier) on Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 8:31 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Festivus - I will be moving to Denver or that is the plan... I appreciate the offer and I'll be sure to get ahold of you when I get out there. Thanks.
 
By liquid ryder (pilot_ryder) on Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 10:34 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
nice boats
 
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