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ProvoMB52 last won the day on August 18 2020

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About ProvoMB52

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    Deer Creek

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    '17 Ram 3500 Dually
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Boat Details

  • Make/Model
    2017 F24 Tomcat
  • Engine
    Indmar 440
  • Prop
    ACME 2775
  • Ballast
    PnP 1100
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  1. Sounds like you might have a loose connection on your power distribution block. Probably best if a dealer, or qualified mechanic looks over that issue. Last time I grabbed a live high-voltage line, well let's just say, I won't be doing that again any time soon.
  2. What you're referring to is "feel of the space available." A 22' boat is a 22' boat on the outside, but the way manufacturers design/ layout their interiors makes all the difference. If you look at the interior (seating) space in the F22 you're looking at (classic, or Alpha matters not), and compare it to a competitor's interior space on their 22' boat, you're going to see there is more functional room in the MB as compared to the other boats. Our first 23' B52 (2008 model) easily had the same space as same generation boats which were 1 to 2 feet larger. In 2008 it was all about the way th
  3. Well then, at this point about all you can do is dig down into the area below the floor (the access for the ballast valves should get you to the wiring area.) Something is amiss because there is no way those lights should be on/ powered if your perko switch is in the off position. When you do find the issue, be sure to post what you've found so it becomes information for anyone else who might face a similar problem. Good luck!
  4. That's your underwater surf light. It should be off it your batteries are turned off. If it's flickering, I'm guessing your batteries are on, and just about dead. Check the surf light switch on your dash (should be off, but it's probably in the on position.) You also must have a problem with your port side surf light, as it should be on if the starboard side is on.
  5. The easiest way to settle the engine debate is to ask Jason to take you out for a demo in the new 23' Alpha they are using for their demo boat. It has the 400 in it, and I would wager to say if the 23' works great with the 400, the 22' Alpha would work equally well. Again one of the very huge advantages of working with The Boat Shack. They not only stand behind the MB line with every fiber of their being (remember they don't sell multiple lines of manufacturers' boats), they'll gladly SHOW you why they stand behind the MB line.
  6. Last question first. Yes, the Raptor 6.2, 400 will serve you very will at altitude. As for the warranty question. Kind of a hard subject to answer with just a short one liner. Warranty matters when you need it. We are looking forward to delivery of our 4th MB in the next 10 days, or so. This will be our 2nd 24' Tomcat. Our '08, '12, '17's were all great boats. We did have warranty issues with each of them. Very minor really, but I was glad MB, and The Boat Shack stood firmly behind their product. These are mechanical machines, and things will happen. The reason we keep coming b
  7. Current rig: '17 3500 Ram dually Laramie Mega-cab. The 6.7 Cummins doesn't even know the '17 24' Tomcat is trailing along behind. This is my 6th Ram since 1998, and have no reason to buy anything different. Sons-in-law have Fords, and Chevs, and even a Toyota, but I'm a big Ram fan! Buy the Ram!!
  8. They're not even embarrassed to put those numbers in print?!
  9. Agree with Birddog!! We have pearl white on our '17 24' Tom, and there are 2 times when it really makes a difference; up close in a very bright sunshine, and when you're trying to wipe off water spots. It'll hide the spots better than the plain white, and helps you to see when you are successful in getting all the spots off.
  10. Can't speak to either of the other boats you are comparing with the '09 Tom. Our first B52 was an '08, and to be perfectly honest, that was so long ago, and so many surf wave set ups ago, I can't remember what that wave even looked like. In truth I think we were still spending most of our time wakeboarding. The '08 put out a decent wakeboard wake, but it's nothing like the rides the new ones provide! BTW, as was asked earlier I believe, how close is the nearest MB dealer, or whatever brand of boat dealer you might be looking at for that matter? If you're thinking of buying a boat that'
  11. I agree with Oldsdriver. We have a '17 24', and we've worked really hard to finally dial in the surf wave. I think by the end of the season we were almost where we want to be. It was certainly a great surf wave, but we want it just that little bit more perfect. We know what we need to do, and that will be our effort first day out in 2018. That said, the wave coming out of the '18 23' straight out of the box is mind blowing! You'll pay a premium to have the new hull, but unless you absolutely have to have the bigger play pen front end, I'd stick with the 23'.
  12. The shortest answer to your question as to whether, or not, the boat your are showing us is overpriced, is yes. It seems the comments you have received have been uniformly to that fact. As Racer808 noted, don't rely on NADA. See what boats are selling for in the local area where you are looking. Online classifieds are a good option. The asking price is just that, and I can't imagine a dealer being serious when asking the noted price for that vintage of boat, and certainly not one without a trailer. Doesn't mean you can't get to an equitable pricing agreement with the dealer, if you th
  13. Like was said by Olds, 23' all day long. Between the 2 options, there is only 1 choice, unless you want 2 footitis the first year you own a boat. As for the gas consumption, if that's on your list of worries, maybe you'd better find a different hobby. You do know what B.O.A.T. stands for right?
  14. Our first MB was the twin to the boat you are looking at. We enjoyed it for 2 seasons before moving into a '12 model 23'. The '08 won't surf quite as well as the '12's will, but with the info the Donfather pointed you to, you have hours of fun on the water. The price seems a little above where it should be, especially without a trailer, but perhaps that's just the market in the great northwest. Good luck in your search!
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