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Old    Mark V (mark197)      Join Date: Dec 2009       12-23-2009, 6:52 AM Reply   
Alright guys I'm looking at a couple boats and I need help.

The first is a 2002 Moomba Mobius LSV with 600hrs on it.
http://knoxville.craigslist.org/boa/1518189866.html

The only defect is a tear on the rear sun deck.

The second is a Mastercraft X5.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130352832289&viewitem= &sspagename=ADME%3AB%3AWNA%3AUS%3A1123

Both of them are priced at $15000

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.

Thanks,
Mark
Old    Rob.B (rbeckei)      Join Date: May 2007       12-23-2009, 7:08 AM Reply   
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.
Old    TRDon (trdon)      Join Date: Sep 2007       12-23-2009, 8:03 AM Reply   
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.
Old    AtTheLake (bmartin)      Join Date: Jan 2007       12-23-2009, 8:44 AM Reply   
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.
Old    J D (jeff_mn)      Join Date: Jul 2009       12-23-2009, 8:47 AM Reply   
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.
Old    Mark V (mark197)      Join Date: Dec 2009       12-23-2009, 8:53 AM Reply   
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.
Old    corey king (snowboardcorey)      Join Date: Jan 2004       12-23-2009, 10:30 AM Reply   
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.
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       12-23-2009, 10:48 AM Reply   
Mobius.
vidrive is worth it.
Old    Chris Bolding (chris_b)      Join Date: Feb 2007       12-23-2009, 6:51 PM Reply   
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.
Old    murrayair            12-24-2009, 11:33 PM Reply   
LSV, for sure. It's a solid wakeboarding boat. Plus, like Corey said, the MC doesn't have much of a wake at all.
Old    woody (bwood)      Join Date: Jul 2003       12-25-2009, 1:54 AM Reply   
Anybody know what the wake is like behind the LSV?
Old    Big E. (wakesetter101)      Join Date: Oct 2005       12-27-2009, 9:34 AM Reply   
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.
Old    Brent (bfnaci)      Join Date: Dec 2008       01-05-2010, 7:59 PM Reply   
Woody,
I'm running 2k lb in mine and its really big and really fun.
Boat still handles nice and the 320 EFI gets up and go's no problem
Old    Mark V (mark197)      Join Date: Dec 2009       01-06-2010, 6:29 AM Reply   
Thanks Guys I ended up getting the LSV.

Here are a couple pictures
[IMG]http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo121/2005r6rider/Boating/DSCN2803.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo121/2005r6rider/Boating/DSCN2805.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo121/2005r6rider/Boating/DSCN2806.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo121/2005r6rider/Boating/DSCN2807.jpg[/IMG]
Old    J D (jeff_mn)      Join Date: Jul 2009       01-06-2010, 7:39 AM Reply   
Congrats Mark.

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.

Glad you got it. You'll love it. I have the same boat in a direct drive. Good stuff.
Old    Mark V (mark197)      Join Date: Dec 2009       01-06-2010, 7:46 AM Reply   
Thanks Jeff, I plan on running it for a couple summers and upgrading. It should be a good first boat.
Old    Cody (loudontn)      Join Date: Feb 2005       01-06-2010, 7:59 AM Reply   
Congrats Mark, nice boat, I've seen her around the Knoxville area before.
Old    Tre (tre)      Join Date: Jul 2002       01-06-2010, 11:34 AM Reply   
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.

(Message edited by tre on January 06, 2010)

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