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  1. Wave was as good as it’s ever been- full of gas, full ballast, 160ft of water and 4 adults and 3 kids on board
    3 points
  2. There is always the one guy with the 12 incher whose biggest problem is getting it to fit... 😄 Can't wait to see the Beast on the lake soon!!
    3 points
  3. Huey6177

    Pre delivery research

    Great video, I watched that a few weeks ago. I was looking for more info for setup that has worked for people on the water. This will be our first surf boat so would love to get familiar with it before it arrives. We are in Nor Cal so dealer trips aren’t a thing with limited water in the lakes. We are keeping it almost three hours away at our lake house in Lake Almanor where there is plenty of water. The lake sits above 4K so would also like recommendations for running it at higher elevations. Thanks.
    3 points
  4. HRD Locker Nets and Overhead Surf racks.
    2 points
  5. Wave is totally surfable for beginners, kids, whatever. You don't have to fill everything up if you want a smaller wave. In my experience, though, a strong wave just makes it easier or everybody. Regarding Tahoe, I can tell you that we spend 10+ days boating there every summer (just got back from a 9 day trip and going for another 5 soon). We have the 400 in our 16 F22 and have zero problems at that elevation. We boat with a FULL load of people when we cruise to Skunk Habor, Sunnyside, Emerald Bay, Zephyr Cove, etc. (10 - 14 people) and the boat easily gets up to speed and cruises, an
    2 points
  6. JDUB

    Idiots on IG

    For us…. Insta hate = SUCCESS! Peeps can’t handle The Wave if they don’t have The Wave!
    2 points
  7. gps solution = peace of mind
    1 point
  8. Hey there! I just got my 2022 B52 and love, love, love it! A few observations that I'm curious if others have noticed: That rear step the under the transom - wow, trying to unhook that thing with the rubber handle is tough! Is that because it's new or is it really that much of a PITA? I don't think we'll use it much. When surfing, the transom is under water and super easy to get onto. The front left cushion under the dash that lifts up is also a bit wonky to lift. I'll get used to that, though. I got a complaint from someone in the boat when they tried to open it. My
    1 point
  9. Congrats on the new ride…
    1 point
  10. Moto1

    More shade for the 2021 alpha

    Our family wanted more shade in our new boat, wanted to make it look factory and use factory mounting, can set it up and take it down in minutes, the two Biminis zip to gather ..
    1 point
  11. I don't have a 23' but I think all MB's are similar due to the deep V hull. You need balanced weight for a clean wake at lower speeds. I pull young kids with no problem at 18 mph. Just fill up a little ballast and bleed off some water while underway to balance your weight load. The heavy side will be clean so dump ballast from that side until it cleans up nicely on both and then close the gate.
    1 point
  12. I just put a deposit down on a B52 23 Alpha. I really want to know what the wakeboard wake looks like. The sales guy said it was great at 23, but washed out easy at lower speeds. My old 2004 B52 did the same thing. My family mostly wakeboards. Should I be looking for another boat or will the B52 provide a great wakeboard wake for learning and landing tricks?
    1 point
  13. Oh, and pics please! We like boat pics around here. Even if the handles don't match! 😁
    1 point
  14. Mikewoods

    Wrong color bow handles

    Things happen in the build process. While it should have been caught during the quality audit, they probably didn't want to hold the boat any longer than they needed to. That said, live with it for the time being and have it corrected in the off season. A miscolored grab handle is no reason to be without your boat in prime season.
    1 point
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    1 point
  16. Yes they matched perfectly
    1 point
  17. That's what I was thinking. Just curious if anyone has done it...more for moral support before I tear into my pristine B52! And to learn from their mistakes. Thanks for the reply.
    1 point
  18. Eddie Marine
    1 point
  19. To everyone who offered help regarding my issues. I am the second owner of the boat and never had any fuel issues, dont run it much so never changed fuel filter or looked into fuel issues. That being said I did replace the fuel pump and all is good. Stupid me should have started there but learned a lot about my engine and from you who replied to my post. I am glad i got in this forum Thanks again
    1 point
  20. Yes TBS told me to run the Cav plate at like 40% on the regular side and like 60% on the goofy, I also play around with it to see what changes it makes to the wave...but to be honest it's not much
    1 point
  21. Move more people/add more weight to the bow. I’m running at 6000’ altitude and it seems whenever we dont have enough people in the bow the nose is too high and we just push water, and the boat struggles to get up 11.5, which is what we run. Plus as an added benefit it elongates the wave. Oh yeah and we run 300# in the bow but going to bump it up to 600# so we dont need everyone in bow.
    1 point
  22. Found it. Good info in this thread. http://www.mbboatowners.com/index.php?/topic/6258-2018-2019-b52-23-wakeboarding-wake/
    1 point
  23. I second this! That's a lot of coin, I'd demand a lake delivery and orientation. The little "tips" that only come with experience are invaluable. I wasn't even sure how far to dip the trailer for launch and retrieval. Between my initial lake delivery and tons of guidance from this forum, I somewhat look like I know what the hell I'm doing now. I'm a few months into ownership now and enough time has elapsed to initially determine if I made the right choice. I did. I would buy my boat again in a heartbeat and there are some dang good competitors out there. Welcome to the MB takeover
    1 point
  24. duster

    F21 62500

    https://www.onlyinboards.com/2012-F21-Tomcat-for-sale-White-lake-Michigan-124912.aspx
    1 point
  25. You and I have two things in common 🙂
    1 point
  26. your dealer should be taking you out on the water for the first time on delivery. hands on walk through would be best
    1 point
  27. Welcome and congrats on the soon to arrive F22. Pics are always welcome so post away once she arrives! There are several decent walkthrough videos on YouTube. Below is one examine. If you have specific questions there are several B52 23' Alpha owners who can probably answer.
    1 point
  28. Drain some ballast if the wave is too big for your kids. Our 6 and 8 year olds ride ropeless with only hard tanks filled.
    1 point
  29. My FIL has an 2017 axis and I hate the vinyl in that boat I think it will need to be replaced within the next few years. And the cushion padding is soft but it bottoms out quick. The piping in the vinyl is off by 2" between some seats. It looks like shit! I also have no idea why that damn boat alarms everytime the auto bilge kicks on. I love the wave it throws but I hate the interior. Also I prefer the Chevrolet engines in the Malibu/Axis boats. But the MB wave is great and the boats are solid. My F22 is much smoother in rough water than his A22. Not sure how deep the water is you'll be surfi
    1 point
  30. Looks like another great meet up. Nice work Don!
    1 point
  31. Here are the photos for the 2021 MB Owners Meetup at Lake Berryessa. Sorry it took so long been busy. I also did not get any pictures of the dinner, due to cooking for everyone, So if you any pictures at the dinner please share TIA https://dcphotomania.smugmug.com/2021-MB-Owners-Meetup/
    1 point
  32. I haven’t been in to check it out, but @JDUBat TBS sent me these today. Super excited to introduce her to the family and create some memories. I’ll post a family pic when we make it down to see it.
    1 point
  33. I installed slappers on my 2104 F22 and the worked well. If you are going to sell your boat, I think buyers would see more value in GSA, since its a solution used on new MB's as well as a marketed trusted and vendor backed solution. Just my 2 cents.
    1 point
  34. I dont have have personal experience but from what i have read on here... Most people believe the slappers give a better shaped wave with less weight and good push. GSA produce a wave with more push but require more weight and the shape is not as good
    1 point
  35. I thought mine needed a fuel pump also. Ordered one, and while I waited for it to show up I did some more diagnostics. Turns out my high pressure pump was cutting out, exact same symptoms. Ran for 40min then just sputters and pops then I'd idle back to boat launch. I had a fuel pressure gauge on it while running and could watch the pressure go from 43-45 psi. To 10psi when the issue occurred. The 10 psi was my low pressure pump still working, hp pump was crapping out. Ran the boat with a voltage meter hooked to the hp pump and viola, I was losing voltage. Replaced the relay with a $20 part fro
    1 point
  36. have you looked at other manufacturers 5 year warranty? Some are legit, others *cough* moomba Aren't at all
    1 point
  37. shoulda killed the 24 in its crib. tragically ugly and doesn't surf is a bad combo. the 22 TC is the least ugly of the new designs. 25 ft version of that might do ok. Those lines aren't for everybody. I wonder how long they will run with them. My list: new lines- swoops are ugly AF all subfloor ballast Deeper- more free board More storage Wetsounds more heater ports- Up to 5 please. 2 isn't enough and why on earth did you do away with the drivers port? make it surf really well and give me more wave adjustability more engine options and 2:1
    1 point
  38. Still have the box it came in, Board is new from 2 years ago.
    1 point
  39. Lanzo

    New owner of 2004 B52

    Tell me more about converting to Hydraulic Steering? My '05 has stiff steering and my brother's old Mastercraft has hydraulic steering and it is awesome.
    1 point
  40. The problem has been solved. The ECM was going bad, which is apparently rare. The ecm stopped firing the injectors after it started to heat up.
    1 point
  41. JDUB

    Thoughts on a 25ft B52?

    We are in for (50) 2022’s!!!! Let’s do this! They could call it the BFiftyUtah;) If she surfs, we own the 22’, 23’ and 25’ waves on the market…. Sounds lovely!
    1 point
  42. AZ_MB

    Thoughts on a 25ft B52?

    Pure speculation on my part and Don will probably chime in and tell me I'm wrong 😁 but I wouldn't expect it any time soon. 1. I'm pretty sure the MB production line is currently full with the models they have. No need to add more if you're currently selling everything you can make with no plan to expand the factory. 2. It doesn't appear to me the F24 is selling great. I see them advertised by dealers for a while before they sell. I'm not sure going larger makes sense until you get the formula right on your current flagship. Some design tweeking of the transom is probably needed on t
    1 point
  43. MidnightMax

    Night surfing

    love me some night surfing. Washington State prohibits from 1 hour after sunset to 1 hour before sunrise.
    1 point
  44. No doubt you will see delays, but I don't think it will be anything like the delays Malibu and Skier's Choice are seeing right now. My boat sat for an extra week, otherwise complete, waiting for some $20 part. It's just the reality of modern day manufacturing I think. My dealer in UT was great with giving me approximate timelines and updates as my boat progressed, so I would definitely reach out to them.
    1 point
  45. There was a guy on the facebook that said he placed his order and delivery was next aug. but I think it depends on build slots per dealer
    1 point
  46. Howdy! I have a deal pending on a (new to me) 2017 B52 21 with the beastly 575 Raptor. Boat has 100 hours on it. Appears flawless in photos. here are the specs: Indmar Raptor 6.2L 575 hp Roush Supercarged MB Built in Ballast MB Plug and Play Twin 800lb Ballast Bags MB Switch Surf W/ Cav Plate Standard Prop - 15 x 14.25 - .105PRO Gator Step Floor Kit - Plank (Sharkfin) Heater - Interior Theater Lights Heated Drivers seat Boat Cover Bimini Top Tandem Trailer Stereo Rear View Mirror I’ve spent an unhealthy amount of time researching this forum and other inter webs.
    1 point
  47. SteveF

    Officially a MB Owner

    It has arrived!! filthy dirty from the trek
    1 point
  48. Aquaddiction

    Night surfing

    I just added a post about the tower on my 2016 B52......I am going to be installing the light bar I had on my previous boat (2011 Tomcat). I am hopeful that with the forward sweeping tower that the light wont flood the bow like it did on my 2011. Here is a pic I found of my old boat with light bar......I still giggle every time I see it
    1 point
  49. The 18 hull is way different than he 15-17
    1 point
  50. Saw this on TBS insta. Sucks it had to be anyone, but I hope it wasn’t any of you guys. No excuse for drunk driving.
    0 points


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