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  1. Just got back from picking up our new to us 2019 23’ B52 from Action Watersports DFW. She is a beast. We’ve got some plans for this winter so keep checking back.
    7 points
  2. My long national nightmare is over...LOL! Ever since I bought my Starcraft little runabout from TBS 3-4 years ago, MB has been my (realistic) dream boat. The last year or two has seen some prices increases, especially with the Alpha and I was sure that the MB had set sail from our budget. I wanted to keep it in the five digit range, with some margin for reasonable fees and taxes. You have probably seen many of my posts regarding the process, but one by one, I eliminated brands for various reasons. None were bad, and maybe I just had unrealistic expectations. It is unruly and frustrating
    5 points
  3. Hey Guppy... my name is Jason, I work at The Boat Shack... please call me, I'd love to answer ALL of your questions. 👋👋 801-518-6343
    3 points
  4. Guppydriver

    NEW MB BUILD A BOAT

    This is what's coming to my house in April... Starting to really stress over whether I should have got the 23', but I am super excited. MB has always been my dream boat, and my wife fell hard for the Sea Foam. If not for the color, she probably wouldn't have let me stretch my budget, but she fell in love and designed it.
    3 points
  5. 2014 MB F22 Slapped surf machine. $58K Custom Slapper wake surf system I am the original owner, clean freak, and the boat has been stored indoors since it was new. The boat is wiped down after every use with hot sauce or boat juice. Always stored inside and services regularly Indmar 6.0L gm engine (530 hours - 310 of which are at idle speeds) 1800 lb. of subfloor ballast Added (2) 1000lb rear ballast bags and 400lb front ballast bag with (3) ballast king pumps Free Air exhaust Custom slapper wake surf system Center cav plate Heater (2)
    2 points
  6. Interesting thought.....maybe consider a B52 classic instead of the B52A. That shifts my opinion toward the B52, if I'm spending your money, lol.
    2 points
  7. replaced all the motor mounts tonight, not a fun job, the transmission was a very easy, 6.2 supercharged was not so roomy at the front of the motor, an hour to do the back end, 4hr and help from a buddy to do the two at the front, just have to aline it now, i marked it so i should be close to start
    1 point
  8. protection is the best thing. i had my cover lined with soft lining for the windshield and seat areas when i had the step cover added to it. worked great every year to powell and back
    1 point
  9. Unless the roof caves in economy wise, I think the days of typically equipped 5 digit boats are a thing of the past unless you find yourself in a no tax state. I'm not Monty Hall, but I can usually get a good or slightly above average deal on the things I buy... Before I inked my F22/A deal.. I had quotes for 2021' Redesigned Moomba Mojo 103k OTD (going to be a solid boat) 2021 Supreme S238 101K OTD (very well equipped with 4 REV 10's and 2 subs...probably would have been 99K without.) 2021 Axis T23 99.999K OTD (The one I would buy if I were blind) 2021 Moo
    1 point
  10. ✅ SOLVED! And I made a video! 🤩🙌 How to get access to and replace the bilge pump on a 2004 MB Sports B52 V3 Team Edition wake boat. Hopefully this saves someone from having to figure this out like I did https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHbecmC07HQ
    1 point
  11. The grass is always greener or at least keeps you guessing that it is. I have a B52 23 Classic on order for April delivery. After ordering I kept looking at Centurions and Supra's and had to stop. I know I will be happy with my decision and just need to quit second guessing it.
    1 point
  12. No option C anymore. It was an Exile upgrade The sub is an enclosed 12” I believe. My ‘19 is and I don’t think they downsized it. The dash speakers are for the stereo to give some sound to the driver. Mainly high mids. Otherwise the drivers area is a dead zone since all the speakers are in the rear cabin and bow. I don’t know what the rest of the speakers or amps are but they are a bit underpowered for my tastes.
    1 point
  13. Tbag

    Navionics on Iphone?

    I use the mobile app and it's great piece of mind to know the shallow spots and places to avoid.
    1 point
  14. out the door i was well over 100k for my 2020 classic 23. But I had a lot stuff added to it.
    1 point
  15. Happy to share....one thing you mentioned that I failed to initially pick up on is that you didn't have your heart set on the B52 23/A, if that's the case stick with your purchase! I did have my heart set on the B52 from the start. And as for storage in the bow you are absolutely going to be fine, I have bow storage and have never even used it! Usually we are a crew of 8-10 if we are running up to Deer Creek and this usually includes 4-6 high maintenance single girls haha bringing wayyyyyy too much crap on the boat and we always have room to store most of it (and not using the bow storage) or
    1 point
  16. I was in the same "boat" as you....and if I was you I would go back to TBS and see if you could get the 23A.... Here's why, you are already second guessing your decision and most likely will the entire life of the boat. How long are you planning on owning the boat? Like you said it's only 30 dollars more each month. For the price of these boats and commitment you are making you might as well get exactly what you want especially if you are planning on keeping it 5+ years or more. When I traded in my 2007 Tige I knew I wanted the 23 foot B52, I almost ended up with a 22 foot ATX because it
    1 point
  17. Happens ALL the time. But I don't see how the app will help more then visual. you can do the math and study the levels based on the app. But in the end just be mindful of where you been. Establish a good "tow" path that you know is safe. The water is not very clear but you can easily see shallow spots before you hit them. Some are danger bouyed, some are not. Best advise Ive have gotten is polarized glasses. and stay in the channel markers when ever possible. I just came back from there again this weekend and it was very low! I heard from 3 people at the wahweep slips that they hit rocks in t
    1 point
  18. Lol. He a regular guy on here that doesn’t like his voice so he used the auto whatever voice module. As for your trips, it’s funny that when we go on our week long vacation at Lake Shasta, we carry less on the boat than our local day trips. Since the boat is in a slip and we are staying right next to the lake we only take out what we are planning to use on that run. On day trips that we drive to the lake we don’t want to forget anything and we load for bear. I don’t think 8” inside the boat is a deal breaker unless you are trying to fit one more really skinny friend. The bo
    1 point
  19. My wife loves the seafoam too, when we ordered ours I didnt know I could get it in metallic or I might have done more of it...that's a sweet looking boat.
    1 point
  20. Taking her out for the first time with the family tomorrow.
    1 point
  21. Dustin Brendel told me he recommends 800 x2 in rear and 400 or 500 horseshoe in front for F22a. Your dealer will be the one who installs thr bags, not manufacturer.
    1 point
  22. Regarding powell. there are plenty of "offline map apps" to use. I believe they can track your position via sat. But honestly its easy to use the main channel bouys markers and a map they give you at the pay station.
    1 point
  23. A day in the sun will take care of sunscreen stains like magic...
    1 point
  24. 1 point
  25. Just a heads up. If you have the Chill Tech upholstery you can’t use any of these products or they will diminish the cooling properties. Only use water with a little dish soap. That’s straight from the Chill Tech website.
    1 point
  26. Gang, i am going to be ordering the new Alpha and I just put my Yellow bad boy over at california skier on consignment if anyone is interested. i meant to post this first but havent had time. 2017 B52 195 hours on 440 7 year powertrain warranty (boat show/demo promo) most every upgrade
    1 point
  27. Thanks Schill! I'll be there quite a bit! Look for the White F22/A with SF Green hull, accents, and tower!
    1 point
  28. Congrats, I can't wait to get more details!! The Boat Shack - TBS really has a way of coming thru for its customers. I am looking forward to talking to them about getting a new MB some time soon.
    1 point
  29. That's a great looking F22!! Congrats. Did you get the 440?
    1 point
  30. I’m just coming out of a 2014 F22 and getting into a F22 Alpha. One of my best friends has a 2018 Moomba Max which I’m also on quite a bit, so I see your internal debate. Hands down, the F22 Alpha is miles above the Max when it comes to finish and customization. The Max is an enormous boat with deeeeeeeep storage compartments. With some fine tuning, the Max will throw a nice wave for surfing. My old F22 threw a way better wakeboarding wake than the Max. Honestly, I liked my surfing wave of my old F22 better but I needed lots of ballast on top of adding the GSA surf system after-market.
    1 point
  31. The 575 - you can feel it in the seat, your shorts if they aren't tied tight.
    1 point
  32. 440 was great in my 2017. my 2020 did not come with one unfortunately. Its not a "feel it in your seat" difference in power, but when loaded up, it is 100 percent an upgrade. Where my 400 lacks. the 440 would make it happen
    1 point
  33. I think in this market, a wicked bro deal would be 25% off MSRP. It's supply and demand this year. Many manufacturers are into March build slots if you order right now. TBS has always charged a premium and this year will be possibly even worse.
    1 point
  34. I have 1-2 gallons under the trash can after every day on the water (we exclusively surf). I found a water squirt gun/tube thing takes about 3 minutes to drain the water.
    1 point
  35. What would be a wicked "bro deal"? In your example 105K would be 19% discount. 100k would be 23%. Anyone hit 25%? Asking for a friend. I suck at boat negotiations because of the lack of information available compared to the auto industry, where you have instant access to true dealer invoice and comp sales. I know it's a different world and higher margins need to be maintained due to lack of volume, but it would be nice to walk into a dealer less blind. I don't work for free and I don't expect them to either, but I'm a hard working union worker and I expect a fair deal on both sides where
    1 point
  36. Unless your boat was wired wrong from the factory, the bilge will still work with the battery switches turned off. Your boat will be fine.
    1 point
  37. Got my order in!
    1 point
  38. Finally got my 9yo up on her wakeboard
    1 point
  39. The bilge pump has a test button on it. Turn everything off and press the test button to be certain it still has power.
    1 point
  40. ideally you want the battery switch off but the bilge pump wired directly to a battery so that it's the only thing still on. on a 2018 i would think that's the stock setup, but hopefully someone else can confirm.
    1 point
  41. My buddy has a MC X23 (their “surf boat”) and have surfed it many times, and its fine. But its wave is nowhere near as clean and with as much push as my ‘19 F21.
    1 point
  42. https://youtu.be/Z7B5XrFNGUM Cant figure out how to embed video and its pissing me off.
    1 point


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