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Old     (ixfe)      Join Date: Aug 2008       05-02-2014, 9:20 AM Reply   
A few months ago I sold my '13 VLX after I was approached with an unsolicited offer I couldn't refuse. So we decided to get a bigger boat this year as the kids are getting older and bringing more friends. Plus... I demo'd the new LSV last fall just for fun and the surf wake is just that much better. So why not?

We liked our VLX colors so much that we went with a similar scheme on the LSV. The only difference is we removed the few remaining white panels.

It will have the usual Malibu options: Malivue, Power Wedge, Surf Gate, Plug & Play, etc.

A few options worth mentioning...

ENGINE: Monsoon 450 (6.2L LS3)

STEREO: I ordered the boat w/out any factory stereo. In a few weeks it'll have a complete Exile system installed, including the new ZLD.

WHEELS: As much as I loved the XD Badlands on my trailer last year, I decided no chrome for this year. My truck has Fuel Mavericks so I thought, "why not match?" Only problem is Boatmate doesn't offer that wheel so I ordered the trailer with the standard 14" wheels and sourced the Fuels locally. They arrive next week.

Many thanks to Matt, Gerry, and all the great people at Active Water Sports. It takes a lot of professionalism to put up with customers like me. I love you guys!!

Here are a few build pics I got along the way from Malibu.

Mold Prep

Gel Coat



Out of the Mold

Underwater Gear




Water Test

Final Detail Finish



Last edited by ixfe; 05-02-2014 at 9:27 AM.
Old     (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       05-02-2014, 9:23 AM Reply   
She is purrrrrdy.......
Old     (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       05-02-2014, 9:23 AM Reply   
Do your water test downtown this afternoon. We will be back behind Ross Island..
Old     (bcrider)      Join Date: Apr 2006       05-02-2014, 9:42 AM Reply   
Nice boat man....Congrats!!
Old     (dbdb)      Join Date: Oct 2005       05-02-2014, 9:49 AM Reply   
Congrats! That looks amazing. How do you guys sell boats that you have custom ordered "with an unsolicited offer" and selling mine is always so difficult? I have to have the least expensive X15 optioned the way it is for sale right now, I can't imagine price is the problem....
Old     (sprocketeer)      Join Date: Nov 2012       05-02-2014, 10:00 AM Reply   
Sweet ride!

New Exile ZLD? I can't find any details, can you share?
Old     (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       05-02-2014, 10:17 AM Reply   
Congratulations on your new boat. Enjoy it.
Old     (slipknot)      Join Date: Aug 2001       05-02-2014, 10:25 AM Reply   
how many threads did you need for this LOL still nice looking boat, and buy some MBUU while you are at it. along with the rest of you
Old     (boardman74)      Join Date: Jul 2012       05-02-2014, 10:52 AM Reply   
Sweet Ride!! Great Pictures.
Old     (migs)      Join Date: Aug 2006 Location: SF Bay Area       05-02-2014, 11:05 AM Reply   
Redik as always DBC!
Old     (Mxguy741)      Join Date: Nov 2013       05-02-2014, 2:11 PM Reply   
Looks great! interested to hear impressions on the 450!

I would have to second the guys over their at active water sports!

Gerry and Matt are top notch!
Old     (allzway)      Join Date: Feb 2014       05-02-2014, 2:33 PM Reply   
That is pretty sweet.
Old     (timmyb)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-02-2014, 5:00 PM Reply   
Looks awesome! Congrats, you win for best pics of a boat build thread!
Old     (bryce2320)      Join Date: May 2012       05-02-2014, 6:23 PM Reply   
^^^^^ X2!! That thing is sick! Congrats
Old     (Khyber)      Join Date: Mar 2013       05-02-2014, 6:25 PM Reply   
Loved your VLX and the LSV out did it. How were you able to get pictures of your boat being built? I thought BU didn't offer build pics
Old     (shawndoggy)      Join Date: Nov 2009       05-02-2014, 6:35 PM Reply   
LOL, lemme know when you are ready to sell IXFE....
Old     (Mav)      Join Date: May 2014       05-02-2014, 7:30 PM Reply   
Old     (Ewok01)      Join Date: Apr 2013       05-02-2014, 7:56 PM Reply   
Agree, sweet boat and great build pics! Have a great summer with that beauty.
Old     (downfortheride)      Join Date: Jun 2005 Location: SLC, UT 5600'       05-02-2014, 11:20 PM Reply   
Good work! Congrats on the new toy that will fix everybody and their friends...
Old     (illini88)      Join Date: Oct 2007       05-03-2014, 6:22 AM Reply   
Beautiful boat. That appears to be one impressive production facility Malibu has there.
Old     (tampawake)      Join Date: Mar 2008       05-03-2014, 7:26 AM Reply   
Hate you and your boat is ugly! Enjoy!
Old     (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       05-06-2014, 11:28 AM Reply   
Drop dead gorgeous. Looking forward to the system install.
Old     (lifetimewarranty)      Join Date: Oct 2008       05-06-2014, 12:34 PM Reply   
Very cool stuff! Thanks for posting.
Old     (ixfe)      Join Date: Aug 2008       05-08-2014, 12:18 AM Reply   
New shoes arrived today...

And some Exile goodies too!

Old     (h20king)      Join Date: Dec 2009       05-08-2014, 5:31 AM Reply   
Love the shoes
Old     (loudontn)      Join Date: Feb 2005       05-08-2014, 8:07 AM Reply   
The 23LSV is easily in the top 5 best looking wake boats of all time.
Old     (ixfe)      Join Date: Aug 2008       05-12-2014, 12:04 AM Reply   
I've moved onto the Exile stereo install. This year I'm doing it myself for the first time... taking it slow and getting lots of help along the way.


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