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Old    Ian Brown (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       07-08-2011, 3:26 PM Reply   
I know we already have 1 "new MB" thread but I didn't want to hijack....

So, i had an offer I could not refuse on the first boat, had to sell it. Luckily, MB built me a new one quickly....
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Old     (newwhit)      Join Date: Mar 2007       07-08-2011, 3:32 PM Reply   
does MB still use the "gravity fed" ballast tanks? how exactly does that work without pumps? i can see how they would fill, but what about empyting? have to drive for it to empty? and what if you only want to fill half a tank or something?

i am LOVING how these boats are coming out!
Old    Matt (Rad_Matty_D)      Join Date: Jun 2011       07-08-2011, 3:38 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by newwhit View Post
does MB still use the "gravity fed" ballast tanks? how exactly does that work without pumps? i can see how they would fill, but what about empyting? have to drive for it to empty? and what if you only want to fill half a tank or something?

i am LOVING how these boats are coming out!
Yep still gravity fed. they work great.

They fill when the boat is just sitting in one place. Then you just have to open the "gates" while moving and the water flows out. I've found you can drive at about 10 mph and they'll empy in about minute.

On the stern of the boat under water there is about a 4inch hole with an electric door that opens and closes that allows water to flow in and out.

Last edited by Rad_Matty_D; 07-08-2011 at 3:44 PM. Reason: more info
Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       07-08-2011, 4:09 PM Reply   
IF they do it the same as calabria they use an rv waste gate. I would assume if you want to let a little out of one side just flip the switch for a few seconds and then flip back up. It might be kind of hard because it comes out so fast.
Old    Troy Huhmann (1niceharley)      Join Date: Feb 2010       07-08-2011, 8:04 PM Reply   
Very Nice!
Old    Darren Yearsley (ralph)      Join Date: Apr 2002       07-08-2011, 8:28 PM Reply   
Can all these MB owners stop with these threads! I am getting boat envy.....
Old    Greg McNeill (greg2)      Join Date: May 2002       07-09-2011, 1:21 PM Reply   
No doubt MB is doing a great job and keeping their prices down...guessing their sales will go up.
Old    Jamie Corvin (Bumpass1)      Join Date: Oct 2010       07-09-2011, 1:34 PM Reply   
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Can all these MB owners stop with these threads! I am getting boat envy.....
I love looking at the picture, especially the interior. I agreed with you in that these threads have to stop. I don't think my wife would be too happy if I start boat shopping again.
Old    Hate N Pain (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       07-09-2011, 5:29 PM Reply   
The interior looks so nice and spacious in those. Great looking boat Ian, I swear one of these years I'm gonna snap up one of those from you when you're all done.
Old    Nu Bu (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       07-09-2011, 5:43 PM Reply   
I'm liking this thread in particular. Nice looking boat.
Old    John Bauer (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       07-09-2011, 5:47 PM Reply   
That was quick Ian! Boat looks great. How do you like the Wet Sounds compared to the Exiles?
Old    Ajholt7 (ajholt7)      Join Date: Apr 2009       07-09-2011, 5:57 PM Reply   
That is a great looking boat Ian!
Old    Travis (fman)      Join Date: Nov 2008       07-10-2011, 10:39 AM Reply   
Wow, Congratulations, looks like MB continues to improve every year.... really like the interior designs and colors you chose.... have a great season with her!

Are you the same Ian that Ben at ACME just installed the Wetsounds system and powder coated your tower a few months back???? a new boat already??? regardless, sweet ride!

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Old    Bryce (brycejb328)      Join Date: Aug 2009       07-10-2011, 11:03 AM Reply   
Had the opportunity to shred behind a 2012 B52 (21 footer).... it will be my next boat... hands down!! Love the MB
Old    Nu Bu (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       07-10-2011, 2:43 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by fman View Post
Wow, Congratulations, looks like MB continues to improve every year.... really like the interior designs and colors you chose.... have a great season with her!

Are you the same Ian that Ben at ACME just installed the Wetsounds system and powder coated your tower a few months back???? a new boat already??? regardless, sweet ride!
That was an exile system if I remember correctly?
Old    Ian Brown (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       07-10-2011, 2:57 PM Reply   
Yep, i had it listed for sale to deliver at the end of the season but a guy from MN made me an offer that I couldn't refuse if I let him have the boat July 1st. So, i had to do it.
Old    Drew Richardson (surffresh)      Join Date: Jun 2010       07-11-2011, 9:04 AM Reply   
Here we go again,and no ...I thought there were alot of MB threads for now so asked Ian for permission to add on (not hijack) to his thread. This our demo 2012 F21 Tomcat and some surf pics behind it yesterday. I will Also put up a pic of a 2012 B52 V (21ft) that was customer ordered / pre sold.
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Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       07-11-2011, 9:40 AM Reply   
You know, I didn't like that X graphics at all but I am really digging them now that I see them on an actual boat. I love the combo of black/white with bright accent colors. They are very sharp looking.
Old    Ian Brown (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       07-11-2011, 11:38 AM Reply   
wow, that red is poppin on the water!
Old    Shawndoggy (shawndoggy)      Join Date: Nov 2009       07-11-2011, 11:40 AM Reply   
how is that boat weighted for surfing, and how's the goofy wave?
Old    Drew Richardson (surffresh)      Join Date: Jun 2010       07-11-2011, 1:07 PM Reply   
we have about a third of the stock in the goofy side, reg full and about 600 in sacks all out of sight, I find the goofy side better, that could be because of the human ballast factor driving
Old    DBC (ixfe)      Join Date: Aug 2008       07-22-2011, 11:20 PM Reply   
Ian... your boat looks awesome! Lots of good looking red boats coming out of the factory in the last couple of weeks.

Since we seem to be consolidating the new MB boat shots into this thread, hopefully you don't mind one more... I saw this pic of another new 23 TWB and my jaw hit the floor. I had to share it...

Several of us have been drooling over this boat over on FB today...
Old    MD (monroeyd)      Join Date: Jun 2006       07-23-2011, 4:27 PM Reply   
All nice lookin' boats. MB's are def a head turner. I am curious how the wake compares to a well weighted bu 23 lsv or a supra 24. I rarely see MB's on the water around our area so I have no idea what the wake is like. Most of my time is behind the previously mentioned boats. All I hear are good things about these boats tho. Maybe for our next boat we'll have to look closer at a 23' tomcat.
Old    Detox (bass10after)      Join Date: Feb 2010       09-07-2011, 8:46 AM Reply   
Awesome boat ian. the surf wake is ripping!
Old    Ian Brown (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       09-07-2011, 8:48 AM Reply   
the surf wake pics aren't mine... but thanks... and hey, it's for sale!!!
Old    Michael Hunter (mhunter)      Join Date: Mar 2008       09-07-2011, 7:50 PM Reply   
The more I see about MB the more I like . You west coast guys are lucky to have them close by.
I wish I could see one in person the nearest dealer to me is 200 miles away. Congrats on your new rig.
Old    SS (illini88)      Join Date: Oct 2007       09-08-2011, 6:26 PM Reply   
These pics don't do Ian's MB justice. The thing is sweet.
Old    Jason Buffalow (buffalow)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-08-2011, 6:36 PM Reply   
DBC - That is my boat that Mike is sitting in and man dos it get some looks on the water. It is by far the best boat I have been on. Everybody I take on it can not believe what you get for the pricing. My surfing has gotten a ton better just because the wake is so good. It is the only boat I have not weighted since 1993.
Old    Jason Buffalow (buffalow)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-08-2011, 6:55 PM Reply   
Here is some more of my boat from that shoot to wet your whistle.
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Old    DBC (ixfe)      Join Date: Aug 2008       09-08-2011, 9:50 PM Reply   
^^^ so sexy...

I think I love that "X" in silver flake gel better than all the others!
Old    GD (diamonddad)      Join Date: Mar 2010       09-09-2011, 12:15 AM Reply   
I would have used flake on my X if they had it in medium gray. Notice how I chose to keep "B52" off my boat. Just my preference.
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Old    DBC (ixfe)      Join Date: Aug 2008       09-09-2011, 1:16 AM Reply   
Dane... on your boat I prefer the flat colors. It's in keeping with the classy, clean theme you captured. I think flake would have ruined that some.
Old     (moto817)      Join Date: Jan 2011       09-09-2011, 3:03 AM Reply   
I gotta stop looking at all these sweet new MB's ! I want one but am holding out in hopes of a redesigned F23 for 2013 =-)
Old    Tommy G (tommyg)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-09-2011, 6:19 AM Reply   
really loving the color combo on the one Drew posted. I'm going to have add this to the list along with Axis when it's time to look at new boats next year.
Old    J D (jeff_mn)      Join Date: Jul 2009       09-09-2011, 6:52 AM Reply   
Looks so nice sitting on the hoist Dane!
Old    DBC (ixfe)      Join Date: Aug 2008       09-10-2011, 4:37 PM Reply   
Here is another red/black MB that caught my eye when I saw it at my local dealer.

This one has a black "X" with white trim.

Old    Drew Richardson (surffresh)      Join Date: Jun 2010       09-10-2011, 6:19 PM Reply   
@Tommy G, which one did you have the love for... Red n silver metal flake or black n blue metal ?
Old    Tommy G (tommyg)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-11-2011, 8:08 PM Reply   
Drew, that black and blue is awesome. Plus, the trailer sets it off perfectly.

Was in Tahoe this weekend (where we have a place) with the family on our '02 SAN, and hit some real chop late in the day. I told the wife that we need a bigger boat and she agreed. Started building the case...
Old    DBC (ixfe)      Join Date: Aug 2008       09-11-2011, 8:14 PM Reply   
+1 for black and blue flake. Here is my buddies TWB 23.


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