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Old     (gvb)      Join Date: May 2003       08-25-2019, 10:15 AM Reply   
Just wanted to get some opinions on a boat upgrade...

I currently have a 98' VLX that is about as dialed as it's going to get, and all I do is surf. Pushing about 3000lbs of ballast with an Acme 1615.
- 750s in the rear (which I'm considering swapping for the 1100s, but there really isn't much more room and I'd have to stoutly reinforce the engine dividers).
- 400 on each side (under port seats and behind driver).
- 650 in the locker (limited fill to locker capacity).
- 250 in bow (looking at adding the 750lb underseat bow bag here).
- Mission delta shaper.

I've been looking at moving to a 05-08' VLX and was curious how much "better" the surf wake is going to be in this boat?
I know I'll be able to get the 1100s in the back of this plus the stock rear MLS. Possibly mid side bags under seats like I currently have plus the center stock MLS. That 750lb underseat bow bag plus the stock bow MLS. Could push it up to 4000+ lbs in that next gen boat, give myself a little more room and convenience as well.

I love the Malibu but am not opposed to going to a different make/model if there is a better boat in this same price range ($35-40k) that will produce a better surf wake. I do need to stay with this same 21' length in order to get it in my garage though.

Here is my kid behind my current VLX...

Thanks!


 
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