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Old    raymond davis (ray12784)      Join Date: Sep 2007       04-08-2008, 11:22 AM Reply   
About to buy a 04 malibu vlx wanted to know what people think about the boat and the wake. I heard it is the same boat as the new v rides. So any input would help
Old    VLX Envy (cavlxenvy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       04-08-2008, 11:33 AM Reply   
Same hull as the vRide. Base options are much different. Whats on the boat?
Old    Face Planter (mastercraft1995)      Join Date: Nov 2002       04-08-2008, 3:45 PM Reply   
I love mine.
Old    Jeff Fabiani (jboard1)      Join Date: Dec 2007       04-11-2008, 1:50 PM Reply   
as far as i know the hull in the 04 is the same as the v-rides. however, in 05 they went with a new hull that throws a bigger wake. either way, a malibu is legit
Old    Ted Dreaver (dreevs)      Join Date: Jul 2002       04-14-2008, 6:19 AM Reply   
My 04 VLX has been a great boat and the wake has always been fun. Its up for sale on Only Inboards if you are still looking (let me know). I didnt want to sell, but this housing crash thing is tearing up my finances!
Old    MIKE O (batman)      Join Date: Nov 2001       04-14-2008, 5:19 PM Reply   
500# each side in rear, 500# in ski locker, 400# in walkway and it is an awesome wake without the wedge!
Old    Craig (yosquire)      Join Date: Jun 2005       04-15-2008, 2:38 PM Reply   
nothing bad to say about my 04.

except, it's getting kind of old now.
Old    08 Malibu VLX Silva (ksilva)      Join Date: Mar 2008       04-16-2008, 12:37 PM Reply   
Hey Guys,

I'm looking at a 05 Malibu VLX with no ballast, but just the wedge... I just getting into the sport of wakeboarding, just looking to cruse around.... What do you guys think of the wake? How much should an 05 VLS SunScape be selling for now and days anyways?

Thanks,

Kevin

(Message edited by ksilva on April 16, 2008)
Old    Ted Dreaver (dreevs)      Join Date: Jul 2002       04-17-2008, 5:49 AM Reply   
Kevin -
http://www.onlyinboards.com/Details.aspx?ID=232567

Wake is sick with ballast, and without ballast it cruises great!
Old    Steve Jones (steve_jones)      Join Date: Jun 2006       04-23-2008, 7:11 PM Reply   
Great boat. One of the top 2 I've owned. Full Ballast + Wedge (watch it, cause if its the 4 bolt, it will break) +lead - 200 in each trunk + 200 middle + 400 in the nose. Could go even more but that was always enough. GREAT BOAT!!

Sold mine for 40 with every option you can imagine (and then some) if you are shopping. (Extra props, extended warranty, and all.)
Old    billy foulds (mcwakerider)      Join Date: Dec 2006       04-23-2008, 7:17 PM Reply   
ted may i ask what you're getting a ticket for in your profile pic?lol
Old    dhcomp (dhcomp)      Join Date: Jun 2003       04-23-2008, 7:22 PM Reply   
if you can spring for an 05, i thikn that is a better hull.

But if not, the 04 is a good boat
Old    Ted Dreaver (dreevs)      Join Date: Jul 2002       04-24-2008, 6:43 AM Reply   
Billy - high speed chase through a no wake zone. Cop wasnt thrilled with me. Funny part is, I was throwing no wake and she was mad because she was stuck 5 boats behind me and I just didnt see her until the last minute.

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