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mark197 12-23-2009 6:52 AM

Alright guys I'm looking at a couple boats and I need help. <BR> <BR>The first is a 2002 Moomba Mobius LSV with 600hrs on it. <BR><a href="http://knoxville.craigslist.org/boa/1518189866.html" target="_blank">http://knoxville.craigslist.org/boa/1518189866.html</a> <BR> <BR>The only defect is a tear on the rear sun deck. <BR> <BR>The second is a Mastercraft X5. <BR> <BR><a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&amp;item=130352832289&amp;v iewitem=&amp;sspagename=ADME%3AB%3AWNA%3AUS%3A1123 " target="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&amp;item=130352832289&amp;v iewitem=&amp;sspagename=ADME%3AB%3AWNA%3AUS%3A1123 </a> <BR> <BR>Both of them are priced at $15000 <BR> <BR>The only reason that I am considering the Mastercraft is because of resale. I want a V-Drive but for that price the mastercraft is looking nice. I don't know much about the X5 besides that it is a crossover boat. <BR> <BR>Thanks, <BR>Mark

rbeckei 12-23-2009 7:08 AM

Mobuis LSV all the way. It looks like it is in better shape and you will get a better wake out of it. My 2 cents.

trdon 12-23-2009 8:03 AM

LSV for sure. V drive, good hull, good engine. The MS is a towered, blingy 205 dd. Weight will make up the difference, but then you have weight to walk over. Get the V drive now, you will be glad you did it now instead of buying it next year after you regret it.

bmartin 12-23-2009 8:44 AM

If you were halfway serious about skiing and had small crews the X5 might be the right fit, but the functionality of the v-drive would trump the prestige and quality of a MC if you were shooting for a pure wakeboat. Both look like pretty good buys that need some minor TLC.

jeff_mn 12-23-2009 8:47 AM

I've got the direct drive version of that Mob. Nice boat. The quality isn't "quite" there with the MC/Bu's etc in the 02/03 model years - but great boats for the money. I like mine.

mark197 12-23-2009 8:53 AM

I'm way more of a wakeboarder then a skier and we normally have a decent amount of people in the boat so I'm thinking Moomba.

snowboardcorey 12-23-2009 10:30 AM

Dude I love MC but the LSV is going to be a much better wakeboard boat. The X-5 is based off of a ProStar 190 running surface which is a ski boat. I've boarded it quite a bit and its ok but def more of a ski boat.

sidekicknicholas 12-23-2009 10:48 AM

Mobius. <BR>vidrive is worth it.

chris_b 12-23-2009 6:51 PM

I had a 2001 Mobius DD for two years. It was a good boat for the money. Definitely get the LSV, if mine would have been a v-drive I would still have it. I sold it and got a 01 Malibu VLX this year. I would have been interested in this one for sure. Good luck.

12-24-2009 11:33 PM

LSV, for sure. It's a solid wakeboarding boat. Plus, like Corey said, the MC doesn't have much of a wake at all.

bwood 12-25-2009 1:54 AM

Anybody know what the wake is like behind the LSV?

wakesetter101 12-27-2009 9:34 AM

Wake gets big when you add the 400lb Vdrive sacs in the rear and 200lb under the front seats. Wakeplate set at 15-25% and you will be going for a ride. Its a very lippy wake.

bfnaci 01-05-2010 7:59 PM

Woody, <BR>I'm running 2k lb in mine and its really big and really fun. <BR>Boat still handles nice and the 320 EFI gets up and go's no problem

mark197 01-06-2010 6:29 AM

Thanks Guys I ended up getting the LSV. <BR> <BR>Here are a couple pictures <BR>[IMG]<a href="http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo121/2005r6rider/Boating/DSCN2803.jpg" target="_blank">http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo121/2005r6rider/Boating/DSCN2803.jpg</a>[/IMG] <BR>[IMG]<a href="http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo121/2005r6rider/Boating/DSCN2805.jpg" target="_blank">http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo121/2005r6rider/Boating/DSCN2805.jpg</a>[/IMG] <BR>[IMG]<a href="http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo121/2005r6rider/Boating/DSCN2806.jpg" target="_blank">http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo121/2005r6rider/Boating/DSCN2806.jpg</a>[/IMG] <BR>[IMG]<a href="http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo121/2005r6rider/Boating/DSCN2807.jpg" target="_blank">http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo121/2005r6rider/Boating/DSCN2807.jpg</a>[/IMG]

jeff_mn 01-06-2010 7:39 AM

Congrats Mark. <BR> <BR>I was writing back and forth with Heather about it as well but knew that you were hot on the trail and I would have been buying as a flip so I figured I'd give you first crack. <BR> <BR>Glad you got it. You'll love it. I have the same boat in a direct drive. Good stuff.

mark197 01-06-2010 7:46 AM

Thanks Jeff, I plan on running it for a couple summers and upgrading. It should be a good first boat.

loudontn 01-06-2010 7:59 AM

Congrats Mark, nice boat, I've seen her around the Knoxville area before.

tre 01-06-2010 11:34 AM

LSV. Don't buy an inferior boat just because of the name. Resale? I bet that X5 had a higher selling price when it was new then the LSV and look where it is now. You will have a far easier time selling and V-drive then a direct drive too. Glad you got the LSV. congrats. <BR> <BR>(Message edited by tre on January 06, 2010)

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