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Old     (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       09-10-2008, 9:22 AM Reply   
I must say that I'm super impressed with this new option. Check out all the details in their press release at I can't wait to try one out.

Does anybody have one yet? If so, what do you think? I'm wondering if they added music choice to the presets. I love the fact that I can press one button to set up my ballast, Wedge and speed on my '08, but if they add a playlist as well, that would be really cool.

I'm not sure exactly how it works, but the Auto Wedge sounds like another super smart feature to save gas and get the boat up on plane quicker. Again, if anybody has used this yet, chime in!
Old     (cavlxenvy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       09-10-2008, 3:18 PM Reply   
Looks like I will have to sell my boat and get an 09 soon.
Old     (burbanized)      Join Date: Mar 2004       09-10-2008, 3:22 PM Reply   
MALIBU Above expectations!

Taking it further in the GAME
Old     (sacmule)      Join Date: May 2007       09-10-2008, 3:56 PM Reply   
Wow, that is an awesome innovation. However, I do not want to see this replace the standard gauges. I need to learn I come Malibu.
Old     (liquidmx)      Join Date: Jun 2005       09-10-2008, 4:44 PM Reply   
Its cool for sure, and definitely attracts buyer's "in the high end wakeboat market".

As a wakeboard purist I prefer the KISS model though.
Old     (westsidarider)      Join Date: Feb 2003       09-10-2008, 5:40 PM Reply   
i think the maliview is super cool and deffiantely a huge advance in boat technology....

however, i am very hesitant to have complete faith that this cumputer system will not fail on you, especially the way that my friends and i use boats. stereos constantly pounding, driving dubs all the time and just plain riding and boating hard. with just about everything in the boat being controlled by that computer system i would be scared for it to go out, loosing complete control of the boat. we will see as time passes though.
Old     (ord27)      Join Date: Oct 2005       09-10-2008, 5:57 PM Reply   
"As a wakeboard purist I prefer the KISS model though."
I knew Gene Simmons was into snow board stuff, but when did he get into wake board gear?
Old     (jujube)      Join Date: Aug 2008       09-10-2008, 6:32 PM Reply   
Old     (tcaz)      Join Date: Aug 2008       09-10-2008, 7:09 PM Reply   
pretty sick, although i think i'd rather have some real gauges than everything be all teched out.
Old     (malibuboats4)      Join Date: Sep 2008       09-10-2008, 7:29 PM Reply   
i wonder how it looks in the sun and how long it will hold up....
Old     (dabell)      Join Date: Apr 2007       09-10-2008, 7:30 PM Reply   
I like the idea and innovation. However, I agree with the others that keeping it simple is best.

I can see someone driving and playing around with the screen and run the boat into something because they were not paying attention.
Old     (ghostrider_2)      Join Date: Aug 2004       09-10-2008, 8:59 PM Reply   
Old    walt            09-10-2008, 9:08 PM Reply   
Cool technology but I have to wonder if the video capability is a liability ? Having a video in front of the driver could buy them a law suit when some tool wrecks his boat.
Old    walt            09-10-2008, 9:10 PM Reply   
My bad. I didn't see David b post.
Old     (wake_upppp)      Join Date: Nov 2003       09-10-2008, 9:13 PM Reply   
Doesen't even have to be a tool. Even experienced drivers get in trouble when distracted. It's the main ingrediant in most accidents.
Old     (ord27)      Join Date: Oct 2005       09-10-2008, 9:19 PM Reply   
if that was directed to my comment
I know what KISS stands for
that's just my off brand of humor

Old     (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       09-10-2008, 9:23 PM Reply   
I don't like how when you first start up the boat the Maliview screen makes you press 1 for english.
Old     (westsiderippa)      Join Date: Dec 2006       09-10-2008, 9:30 PM Reply   
G, are you serious? that is F-ing B.S. if your for real. F that. you better be F-in with me!!!!!!!
Old     (ord27)      Join Date: Oct 2005       09-10-2008, 9:50 PM Reply   

funny stuff
Old     (ghostrider_2)      Join Date: Aug 2004       09-11-2008, 6:04 AM Reply   
sorry , just allot of people don't know it..
Old     (dabell)      Join Date: Apr 2007       09-11-2008, 6:36 AM Reply   
OMG!!!! That was funny G... Did it ask for your PIN number afterwards?

No prob WCW... It's all good.
Old     (deltawake)      Join Date: Sep 2004       09-11-2008, 9:29 AM Reply   
I don't like the LCD switches in the "08 Malibu. These are still the same in the '09. The '07 was far better with the regular old toggle switches. Another vote for KISS!
Old     (onthewatermo)      Join Date: Jan 2008       09-11-2008, 9:52 AM Reply   
I heard the 2010 towers are equipped with a camera that feeds into MaliView which is wild. Not sure if it is for the purpose of keep an eye on the rider (reinvent the rearview mirror), save footage/pics, or both.
Old     (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       09-11-2008, 9:54 AM Reply   
Hey Jason here is somthing else to add to your great idea. A Gallons per hr calculator. So it calculates how much fuel you used per secession. LOL Kind of like a rider up Taxi cab meter.

Im telling you If they could get rid of the Press 1 for English thing this system would be the Bomb.
Via Con Dieas
Old     (xsmini)      Join Date: Dec 2005       09-11-2008, 11:05 AM Reply   
It works amazingly well. Sun Bleeding into it, polarized glasses, nothing keeps you from reading it. In terms of electronics being on the boat, I wouldn't worry so much, if everything is on a board, nothing should get jolted loose.

Auto Wedge basically goes all the way down when you start, until you reach 80% of your desired speed, then automatically dials in to your preset. It is awesome, def. quicker out of the hole, sharper turns, less bowrise, less gas to get up on plane.

My dealer said Maliview was about 1000 msrp, it comes with depth. Depth as a standalone option is like 350. So for $650, its a no brainer to me
Old     (jpg)      Join Date: Jul 2007       09-11-2008, 11:15 AM Reply   
looks pretty cool but the more stuff you got on your boat especially
electronics the more stuff can go wrong with it
Old     (liquidmx)      Join Date: Jun 2005       09-11-2008, 11:57 AM Reply   
With the way gas prices are going any boat company who is focusing on efficiency will be a contender in my book. The wedge dropping after on plane would be a sick long as you can override it manually. Example: Dog leg dubs: keep it down for the roller setup, pull it up for the turn around, and drop it back down on the approach. Add to that gallons per hour, set times (like a trip odometer), etc. would be cool.

Larzon, good to hear its readable. I wear non-polarized glasses specifically because I cannot read PP on my boat with polarized.

I would have faith in the longevity if they gave this setup to Randall and it withstood a full season of his abuse. Until then, I am skeptical.
Old     (wakeboardlasvegas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       09-11-2008, 12:12 PM Reply   
ok.. so lets say your boat gets broken into, and someone steals it. YOU ARE F'd!!!!
Old     (kyback)      Join Date: Jul 2008       09-11-2008, 12:35 PM Reply   
We love it!
Old     (bcrider)      Join Date: Apr 2006       09-11-2008, 12:53 PM Reply   
^^^ Jonn wakeLV

What if someone steals the motor out of your boat.
Steals your steering wheel.
Steals your prop
Steals the boat
Steals all the copper wire.


I think there are better things in your boat for people to steal.


...all the other gear.

Old     (wakeboardlasvegas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       09-11-2008, 12:55 PM Reply   
People generally dont steal motors outta boats... people DO steal anything and everything electronic.
Old     (xsmini)      Join Date: Dec 2005       09-11-2008, 2:45 PM Reply   
What a Pain in the A$$ that would be, that screen is prety in there
Old     (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       09-11-2008, 3:42 PM Reply   
I'm really curious to try it out. I like the addition of intuitively designed interfaces, especially ones with updates and evolving software. We are in the iPod generation and gadgets that accentuate the user experience are the hot ticket. Clearly it's not necessary, but damn it sure looks cool to have as an option.

It's funny the same people that say it's another thing to go wrong on a boat are probably sporting some pretty tech stereo systems. To be able to hit a button and have the Wedge and ballast dialed to each riders preferred setting is cool, no two ways about it. For the folks that want traditional gauges, take a look at the picture again. Just like Perfect Pass, this type of thing (hopefully along with big integrated & hidden ballasts) will become standard. Props to Malibu for pushing new tech.
Old     (billy2603)      Join Date: Mar 2007       09-12-2008, 8:18 AM Reply   
Granted, electronics do have issues when they aren't properly tested, but so far this summer I have had zero electronic issues and about 4 or 5 "KISS" type parts break or need replacement - throttle cable, steering cable, ballast pump, analog speedo (electronic PP one working fine), etc. Knock on wood, but no electronic parts yet. Being out in the elements and getting banged around is bad for all parts. I don't think electronic ones are any worse off, just harder to fix yourself.

Maliview (and the rest of the new VLX) has made me plan for a new boat purchase next year instead of the year after. I can't wait to hit one button and have everything set up and watch video of my last run while I wait.
Old     (anodyne)      Join Date: Feb 2006       09-12-2008, 3:30 PM Reply   
A great tool is only as good as how usable it is, and this looks really cumbersome to me.
We're talking a boat... What'd the point to an LCD readout displaying every possible variable (+10 buttons)?

I count roughly 30 buttons in the cockpit. Does it make for a better boating experience to have all these special features??
I have just as much fun in an X-star as I did in my first 16-foot Bayliner with 80-horse outboard (so do most of us out there). Nothing groundbreaking in how much fun or how usable the riding & driving experiences are.

Just a toy.
Old     (knarbar)      Join Date: Nov 2006       09-12-2008, 3:37 PM Reply   
I definetly think it looks cool but like everyone else said, fuctionality is everything. How well will it work. Dont take this wrong either (Im sure someone will) but it looks like a sooped up version of MC's Vdig. Innovation I think not more like taking an already existing idea and making it better with more features. Yes I love MC's but Malibu is also a great boat with a great wake.
Old     (dudeman)      Join Date: Mar 2005       09-12-2008, 4:20 PM Reply   
Anyone old enough to remember the days when Corvette went from analog to digital? Not cool. They realized that and switched back. Do you see a Ferrari with a digital dash? Somethings should just be left alone.


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