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Old     (superairguy)      Join Date: Apr 2009       04-30-2009, 6:21 PM Reply   
I am looking at purchasing a 2001 wakesetter but was told I should stick to Correct Craft or Mastercraft because Malibu used plywood instead of fiberglass in their seat supports and bases. Is this true? Not trying to bash, just want the facts on whether the interior is all fiberglass or not.
Old     (eyedvride)      Join Date: Aug 2006       04-30-2009, 6:36 PM Reply   
aren't you a "superairguy"? just get the correct craft they are great boats.
Old     (cbrown)      Join Date: Jan 2004       04-30-2009, 6:43 PM Reply   
Malibu boats have not had any wood since the early 90s, just as MC and Correct Craft.
Old     (curtisco24)      Join Date: Dec 2005       04-30-2009, 6:48 PM Reply   
Nice one dude not in many many years have they had wood
Old     (anodyne)      Join Date: Feb 2006       04-30-2009, 6:54 PM Reply   
But rotted wood is soooo much more comfortable for seat supports than fiberglass... I mean, come ON!
Old     (lakebum14)      Join Date: Mar 2008       04-30-2009, 9:05 PM Reply   
I just bought a 2000 wakesetter in March, No wood anywhere. Awesome boat so far.
Old     (rmack)      Join Date: Jul 2005       05-01-2009, 12:20 PM Reply   
2000 lsv. NO WOOD!
Old     (timmy)      Join Date: Jul 2001       05-01-2009, 12:58 PM Reply   
Let me guess, you were told that by a MC dealer
Old     (saceone)      Join Date: Jan 2009       05-01-2009, 2:14 PM Reply   
yup sounds like a typical MC sales tactic LOL.
Old     (wakeboardsam)      Join Date: Jun 2008       05-01-2009, 2:29 PM Reply   
SANGER!! They have wood in them and will outlast them all!

Old     (michridr69)      Join Date: Dec 2008       05-01-2009, 2:36 PM Reply   
lololol im suprised the MC dealer hasnt told you that the wedge will split ur boat in half
Old    stillstandin            05-01-2009, 3:26 PM Reply   
I had a MC salesmen tell me once, that my Sanger would be completely rotted within 8 years. Guy was an idiot.
Old     (mrm2083)      Join Date: Nov 2005       05-02-2009, 5:47 PM Reply   
I think what malibu has are aluminum floor boards compared to fiberglass for nautique and mastercraft. Its all preference, boats built with fiberglass and boats built with wood are both great, in their own ways. For example look at sport fishing boats, your talking about multimillion dollar yachts. The north carolina custom builders use wood. The reasons are: it's much lighter, it allows for more shapes than typical mold and it can flex in ways that would cause fiberglass to crack. Now the downisde, could rattle when it gets old and does have the ability to rot, also many times the boat may feel less solid. It's all preference but of course the dealer of each boat will tell you one method is better than the other.
Old     (davomaddo)      Join Date: Feb 2003       05-02-2009, 8:55 PM Reply   
Cheech and Chong could make it out of ???
Old     (malibudude)      Join Date: Feb 2001       05-04-2009, 10:37 AM Reply   
Malibu phased out wood starting in '93 w/ the Echelon and by '95 all wood had been removed from any part of the boat build process. The seat bases in Malibu's ARE NOT WOOD. Simply go take a look at them at your local dealer.

No aluminum in the floor of Malibu's either.
Old     (trace)      Join Date: Feb 2002       05-04-2009, 11:00 AM Reply   
I'm almost certain the floor of my 96 VLX is honeycomb aluminum board. I have a couple dents in it, and it does not feel like fiberglass at all. I know for it's used in the deck lid.
Old     (2006maliblue)      Join Date: Mar 2009       05-04-2009, 6:18 PM Reply   
I just got done cutting up alot of stuff in my 2006 Malibu for the new stereo install and everything is a black composite plastic material. Not exactly sure what it is but can guarantee you its not wood!


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