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Old    Chance Whitener (Chancew94)      Join Date: Feb 2015       02-12-2017, 12:54 PM Reply   
Im in the market for a newer boat and i have been looking at Axis pretty hard. Id really like to get a 2014+ so it will have the surfgate. My question is the A24 worth the extra money for the walk through bow and extra space? Also the couple of A24's that im looking at have the 5.7 350. When its weighted down and has about 8 people in it will it bog down at all?

Also, has anyone successfully removed the skeleton hand on a vandall edition? Silly question but my fiance hates it.

Any advice would be great! Thanks
-Chance
Old    DTB (DatTexasBoy)      Join Date: Aug 2012       02-12-2017, 1:13 PM Reply   
If you are at elevation the motor will not work. If not, with the right prop you can get by.

Going for the A24 is really up to you and how much room you need. The performance of the A22 in my opinion is real close to the A24 as I have ridden both.

The skeleton hand can be removed fairly easy with a hair dryer. Although depending on how old the boat is you may have to polish behind it to make the image of the sticker go away.
Old    A.J. West (you_da_man)      Join Date: Sep 2009       02-12-2017, 1:48 PM Reply   
I've had both. If you have 8 people regularly go A24 and you won't regret it. The storage in the A24 vs the A22 is night and day. You can store boards under the seat of an A24 if you wanted. Better ride in chop in the A24 as well if you have a lake than can get rough. Wakeboard wakes are very very close but surf wave is slightly better in A24. The hull for the A22 changed in 2015 for the better compared to the 2014 A22.
Old    Chance Whitener (Chancew94)      Join Date: Feb 2015       02-12-2017, 4:02 PM Reply   
I'm in oklahoma so elevation wouldn't be an issue. Okay aweosme, I'm leaning towards an A24 if I can find one for a decent price! What price would you guys say is fair for an A24 with about 100-200 hours. Most likely a 2014.
Old     (Lemonade)      Join Date: May 2015       02-13-2017, 10:13 AM Reply   
I just saw a sweet A24 Vandall for 94$ CDN, so roughly about 72K$ USD

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-powerboat-mot...ationFlag=true
Old    Chance Whitener (Chancew94)      Join Date: Feb 2015       02-13-2017, 10:26 AM Reply   
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I just saw a sweet A24 Vandall for 94$ CDN, so roughly about 72K$ USD

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-powerboat-mot...ationFlag=true
I really like that color, a little out of my price range and driving distance though.
Old    D C (DCross)      Join Date: Jul 2016       02-13-2017, 1:01 PM Reply   
I've got the T23 and my buddy's got the A24. I would go 24' over 22' as long as you can afford it. My buddy hurt his back so he just put his up for sale... http://www.onlyinboards.com/2016-AXI...cky-63294.aspx
Old    Brian Bomb (broncofan)      Join Date: Oct 2007       02-13-2017, 2:54 PM Reply   
Keep the skeleton hand. Westside!
Old    Shawndoggy (shawndoggy)      Join Date: Nov 2009       02-13-2017, 4:35 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by Chancew94 View Post
I'm in oklahoma so elevation wouldn't be an issue. Okay aweosme, I'm leaning towards an A24 if I can find one for a decent price! What price would you guys say is fair for an A24 with about 100-200 hours. Most likely a 2014.
I thought there are lots of lakes at 4k' ish in Oklahoma? Personally I woudn't want an A24 with the 350 above 1500', and that would still have to be a '15 or newer with the 1.72 tranny.

A 14 A24 with the 1.48:1 tranny and a 350 is gonna be a dog if you weight it heavy at much above sea level.
Old    Tim (dezul)      Join Date: Jul 2012       02-13-2017, 4:48 PM Reply   
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I thought there are lots of lakes at 4k' ish in Oklahoma? Personally I woudn't want an A24 with the 350 above 1500', and that would still have to be a '15 or newer with the 1.72 tranny.

A 14 A24 with the 1.48:1 tranny and a 350 is gonna be a dog if you weight it heavy at much above sea level.
Oklahoma City is roughly 1200' in elevation. Give or take a little off of that number for the rest of the state.
Old    Chance Whitener (Chancew94)      Join Date: Feb 2015       02-13-2017, 8:35 PM Reply   
I'm not really sure on the elevation. Would upgrading the prop help?
Old    Shawndoggy (shawndoggy)      Join Date: Nov 2009       02-14-2017, 5:33 AM Reply   
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I'm not really sure on the elevation. Would upgrading the prop help?
yes, but at a cost. You can prop a boat down pretty far these days, which is great for holeshot, but it impacts top speed pretty directly, and also can result in high/very high rpms for wakeboarding. There's no free lunch.
Old    Justin Harrelson (skiboarder)      Join Date: Oct 2006       02-14-2017, 8:27 AM Reply   
You will never regret going with the bigger boat, even on the small crew days. As for the engine, we had a A24 for the day with the 350. We ran the "Core Prop" 15x12 I think, had 6 people and 550s on each side of the motor. It did just fine, but we are at sea level. I love the 410 engines that Malibu/Axis use. With that you can easily upgrade to the 750s for wakesurf/wakeboard. IMO the extra size and extra engine are about the best value upgrades in the market, but it is all about budget. An A22 with the 350 that you get a killer deal on and feel glad about owning is just as much fun as a A24 with a 410.
Old    Shawndoggy (shawndoggy)      Join Date: Nov 2009       02-14-2017, 9:00 AM Reply   
notwithstanding everything I've already said, this one looks like a pretty great deal: https://odessa.craigslist.org/boa/5975429372.html prop the heck out of it and keep the giant gas tank topped off.

though I'd probably go for this one with the newer tower, z5, quad racks and 409: https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/bod/5961030256.html (500 hours tho, and FL reg numbers in Michigan?)
Old    Chance Whitener (Chancew94)      Join Date: Feb 2015       02-14-2017, 9:10 AM Reply   
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notwithstanding everything I've already said, this one looks like a pretty great deal: https://odessa.craigslist.org/boa/5975429372.html prop the heck out of it and keep the giant gas tank topped off.

though I'd probably go for this one with the newer tower, z5, quad racks and 409: https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/bod/5961030256.html (500 hours tho, and FL reg numbers in Michigan?)
I'm looking at that one in Texas Sunday hopefully. He's got two other guys interested. That's the one I was talking about getting the hand removed haha.
Old    Mike Del Monte (Mike88)      Join Date: Aug 2016       03-07-2017, 4:47 PM Reply   
If you are looking at used Axis look for stress cracks. 2014+ A22 have lots of problems with stress cracks ( more than The A24) and the windshield solidity too. Lot of neighbor and friends bought A20, A22 and was really not impressed,, look is amazing, surf gate works well but vinyl quality is a little bit cheap for the price, windshield shake a lot and most of them had stress crack problem. If you have a good deal for a used one nice But look at these things !
If money ain't the problem boat is always the bigger the better. More stability more space more weight but more expensive
Old    D C (DCross)      Join Date: Jul 2016       03-08-2017, 11:04 AM Reply   
We actually just put our T23 up for sale.

https://nashville.craigslist.org/boa/6019248235.html

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