Hi gang.....long time lurker on this board but not much to say. Anyway I finally got the "green light" from the kitchen department to buy a boat. We just sold the I/O, and now I am hunting for a V drive malibu( actually have seen every Malibu for sale in N.America in the last two years)
We are a family of five.....kids are 10, 7 and 4. I am addicted to surfing (port side) and definitely love riding. Kids are just learning to board, but love the tube best. I am looking for input on boat size. My heart is set on VLX, preferably an 05 (98" beam). I am wondering if any of you think the 03/04 (93" beam) would do, as the prices are generally better. To me it would seem tight and less freeboard. I definitely want to beef up the ballast for a large wave as I am not into lining people onto the grid and sundeck.
Most of the time we would have 4 adults and up to 5 kids on board, at any one time. I would give an arm for an LSV but again $$$ come into play. Hope there is someone with some advice out there....and thanks in advance! ( and no...you can't swing me away from malibu....no offense to anyone)