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  1. I got a text from TBS today! My boat is done! They are just waiting for the last boat on that particular load to get it's interior finished and she'll be on her way! Starting to get real!
    7 points
  2. SteveF

    Officially a MB Owner

    It has arrived!! filthy dirty from the trek
    5 points
  3. I have a house in Havasu and it’s the only lake we use. There’s a free launch ramp at Site 6 on the island, but the locals have made it a pastime to gather and heckle. There’s three ramps at Windsor state park but it’s $20 a day to enter. If you plan on coming on the reg, a year pass is something like $200. If you get the pass take it to the staples off the 95 and they’ll laminate it for you for $8 or so. Of the three ramps I prefer the one straight ahead when you come from the entrance. It has nice docks you can use to pick up passengers or your trailer valet. If you plan on parking
    4 points
  4. Some of you saw the R&D model of our new Locker nets on my last boat. Check out our new, Patent Pending, Locker Nets for the storage lockers of V-Drive boats. These nets keep your gear stored above your locker ballast bags, inflated or deflated. This allows you to fill your bags from the helm without worrying about your gear getting crushed by the ballast bags. By storing your gear at the top of the lockers allows access to the gear from the swim step on most wake boats. That also means you can put your wet gear away without bringing it into the cabin of the boat. You can store around thr
    4 points
  5. Real pumped on this.
    4 points
  6. Ha! We developed the locker nets on my previous boat and a customers boat. I laugh because I have a disclaimer in the description that reads “Space above ballast bags will vary from boat to boat and also depends on the size of the ballast bags. Check your clearance before you order.” I guess I should read my own disclaimer for my new boat! 😂 They still fit a lot of boats and work awesome for their intended purpose. Just have to watch out for oversized 1100lb ballast bags!! Looking forward to getting the boat on the water in the next couple of weeks. Winter boat purchases are r
    3 points
  7. Couple of quick photos from lake test day! It all came together REALLY NICE!
    3 points
  8. DUuuuuuuudeeee! Thank you so much @Brobee! This is a wealth of info and these "insider" tips are exactly what I was looking for! I appreciate it. We decided to get a slip for the week. Lake Havasu Marina said they put me in a "nube" slip without a boat behind me to make it easier as I will be still getting used to the V Drive. It was only $90 bucks or so plus the one time launch fee. I figure we will actually spend more time on the water with a slip being able to go in the morning, moor it while we eat and do the tourist thing during the hottest part of the day, then return and do
    2 points
  9. JET831

    LED flag whips

    Anyone else running LED flag whips? Just in stalled mine, pretty stoked. Tons of light control options. Easy to remove and install.
    2 points
  10. JET831

    LED flag whips

    I used the RLB.com 5’ pair. Just drilled a hole in the board racks and tapped into the tower nav light.
    2 points
  11. We will be in Havasu the first week in June, more than likely without our new Aplha B52 since MB is behind on deliveries. We are staying at the Nautical Inn. I love that place, we stay there every time we go to havasu. My wife would rather go to Havasu than rent a house boat at Powell, because there are other things to do if the weather gets crappy, more food choices and you aren't stuck on the same boat with everyone. The water level at Havasu stays consistent since that's the pumping point for water to CA. The water is pretty cool so even when the temps are hot the lake and the riv
    2 points
  12. Never been to Havasu. But Powell will be awesome at that time. I'll be there June 3-6. It'll be hot enough air temp that the water temperature won't be an issue. You always have to watch for rocks at lake Powell no matter the water level. Just go slow into areas you don't know and check the areas you are going to surf before you load up the tanks. During daylight hours you can see the rocks in the water, but plan to be back to the ramp before darkness. When the sun starts to crest the sky it's a lot harder to see rocks.
    2 points
  13. schill38

    Seats and towing

    Hahaha right!! I mean you know what B.O.A.T. stands for!! Before I bought my first boat my dad told me, grab a $100 bill, scrunch it up and drop it in the toilet...if you can flush it you are ready to buy a boat haha!
    2 points
  14. 460 wasn't adopted soon enough by consumers so MB nixed it. Said it required larger exhaust and different surf pipe diameter etc. I also feel the 460 would have been great. Its the go to motor in tige and supra at 5000'.. Hey MB, can you give us the 460, 17" prop, 2:1 tranny, and sharper bottom v nose please? Now we talkin
    2 points
  15. mxvet

    Seats and towing

    I tow with the cover(s) - either tower down or up cover (yes, I have both) 95% of the time and have done so with all my previous MBs. Never a problem and I would challenge you to find a mark made by the cover. The key is to ratchet it on super tight,,,, I mean you can't hardly get another click
    2 points
  16. I have a friend who set the rule that nobody gets to tube until they've either wakeboarded or surfed. Once they've done that, they can tube all they want. Didn't take long until they just wanted to wakeboard. Might try that at some point...
    2 points
  17. YES!! So freaking exciting!! LFG!
    2 points
  18. @bloodiestcadaver Wish I could scare my kids away from the tube...you'll have to teach me how ..lol
    2 points
  19. First day out on our 15 F22, and what a great boat, wave, etc... Great wave with the ballast, bags and GSA tabs. Fills very fast, empties fast and very straight forward. I did have 2 questions that hopefully you can help with. 1 - The MIL kept beeping after about 30 seconds of idling. Had to turn off boat, turn off batteries, then it would go away. I understand you don't want to idle long, but filling ballast takes more time than that. Is there something I need to do different? Granted this is the first time out this year, so maybe O2 sensor just needs some good hard runs t
    2 points
  20. Let's do it!! I do prefer Jordanelle over Deer Creek (which I absolutely refuse to go to on a weekend!!), it's just further away, heck if we are driving let's do Pineview!
    2 points
  21. A meet up this year would nice. Guppy after a season of the vdrive you will be a pro. My first boat was my 2017, I learned so much in the first year. My confidence level is alot higher now. Jason at the boat shack gave me a crash coarse when I picked up the boat and gave me some very good info on trailering and maneuvering and it has stuck with me. Especially with loading on the trailer. You will never see me holding the strap with my ass half way in the water waiting for the boat to come in like most i see at the ramp. I prefer the dry loading method. But you'll never catch me at
    2 points
  22. lucky me I suppose anything to add value on a depreciating item is a good thing. chill tech is so much nicer then the last shit I had on my 2017. It don't think the chill factor works as much as it just feels amazing and is super plush
    2 points
  23. Stormtrooper by day, lightsabers at night. Just starting the interior LEDs. LED Nation builds some nice stuff!
    2 points
  24. Mikewoods

    Infant life Jacket

    We had good luck with this style. Ours was neoprene as suggested above. All three of our boys used it and we've since passed it on to a neighbor.
    2 points
  25. We are only 10 weeks away for the event. I did say 10 not 6 weeks
    2 points
  26. mytkwik

    JL speaker upgrades

    I have the 4 tower upgrade but had a local shop add another 600/1 JL amp to power two more 10s. Don't have the specifics on the factory installed amps with me but here are some pictures.
    2 points
  27. AZ_MB

    Lost & Found

    That's great. How'd you find them? And what's the mystery boat?
    1 point
  28. TTempfer

    Lost & Found

    Success. Found the owner.
    1 point
  29. I hear it's been done for a few weeks and is just sitting in California. If I don't get it soon (with time to break it in), there won't be a vacay. I ordered in October so I'm hoping soon. I have to "bid" my vacations a year in advance so we are getting stressed because I can't just move it back.
    1 point
  30. Having a tough time finding an adequate place in Page for our fam.....We reserved an airbnb in Havasu with 48 hours to cancel. Like I mentioned, a HB on LP is the eventual dream, but we just aren't ready for that logistically even if we could get one. We still might change, but if the water is somewhat refreshing like @oboyskibummentioned, then that could mitigate the triple digit heat a bit. @bloodiestcadaver You have my number on a PM, text me if you think of it while you are there if you gain some new found tribal knowledge. We will get there one day after you leave.. We will pr
    1 point
  31. I'm going to try the Hula Rad 5 clean all and protect. I got a deal awhile back and it is the one "officially recommended" by Gator Step (which probably means the Hula guy bought a bunch of beers for the GatorStep guy). https://gatorstep.com/product/rad-marine-clean-all-protect-5-by-hula-boat-care/ Of course..this assumes I actually get my boat..lol..
    1 point
  32. wrap all the way around the rub rail. I would wrap the top of the windshield, mine got worn from towing and rubbed off the little silver finish. also if the tower up cover is used, i would wrap the tower base where it attaches.
    1 point
  33. What parts of the boat do you wrap? Any pics, I'm interested in this as I go to Powell 3-4 times a year.
    1 point
  34. The first time I towed to Lake Powell I had the cover on and ended up with rub marks on the bow....so the next time I towed with the cover off and just took the cushion that is the bow filler and the back middle seat cushion and put them in the rear lockers, all the other cushions are on hinges so no problem at all and no more rub marks!!
    1 point
  35. I tow with the cover on wrap the edge in saran warp or use blue tape. I have been doing that for years with my 2014 MB and my Nordic Rage before that. No rub marks. I am OCD about the oil, dirt and water that gets in my boat when I have towed with he cover off. I hate having to clean my interior for two hours once I arrive, it only 15-20 with the cover on. Not to mention one a the few times going coverless because I was in a hurry I lost my actual cover that was in a stuff bag out of my boat the freeway.
    1 point
  36. oboyskibum

    Seats and towing

    Any time I am pulling over an hour I tow cover on. I use blue tape or saran wrap around the edge of the cover or rub points so the boat isn't scratch or seats worn. I had to buy a new cover after it was blown out along the freeway it was in a stuff bag under the front cushion to start the trip.
    1 point
  37. holy moly a super charge 21 footer! That prop works with the 400 on 23 footers. Power will not be your issue at all in that thing
    1 point
  38. 1 point
  39. Howdy all, 2018 B52 23...I typically surf with just 3 people, so 2 in the boat when surfing. For grins I put a 400# bag under the trash can and it really improved the wave. So now I'm thinking of plumbing it in permanently. I'm wondering if anyone has done this mod and any advice? Thanks
    1 point
  40. Congrats to a first day out PL! Here's to many more safe, exhausting, fun filled days on the lake with loved ones !!
    1 point
  41. @PennyLogic yeah launching is easy. Retrieving is the hard part, but most of it is in the boat driver's skill.
    1 point
  42. You know it! I'll be at pineview as much as I can. Trash ass people and the loading ramp and docks suck. But its the warmest water and the best views. Ive come to relax more about the monsters that live in that lake too lol. Jordanelle is just 45 min from me which i like, its very busy but honestly the best flowing ramp in the area. I really like rockport as well. Just because they have that little dock at the end cove by the damn. Perfect place to escape the afternoon wind and chill out. I think they may be removing it this year from what I hear which is a bummer. Deer creek is just an overc
    1 point
  43. I'd love a meet up! You're worth the extra 20 mins up to Jordanelle !!! lol
    1 point
  44. Hahaha I'm old too, just had kids later in life!! Would be more than happy to help, even willing to go out with you for the first run! V-Drives are for sure a different beast, I grew up with an I/O Sea Ray and when I bought my Tige 7 years ago it was a huge learning curve!
    1 point
  45. Guppy how old are your girls? I have a 12 and 9 year old daughters, we will for sure need to meet up at Deer Creek this summer!!
    1 point
  46. Nice! I can’t believe how quickly that chill tech adds up price wise. Plus you can’t use vinyl cleaner on it, just Dawn and water. We couldn’t afford it so we went with white and light to mitigate some warmer Utah temps. Looks great on the water!
    1 point
  47. Hyperryd

    HyperRyd Designs B52

    Added some 8” Exiles in the helm area. I hate that most boats don’t have speakers near the driver when the driver is usually paying for it. Lol
    1 point
  48. Did you get chill tech or cool touch (whatever it's called)? That looks so damn good... Congratulations on all your hard word and life accomplishments that made this possible. It's a beautiful family memory maker machine.
    1 point
  49. The Golden Ticket is a Utah legend!!!!! Enjoy it and Congrats on a one of kind boat, you'll be the talk of the the ramp. Like you, I don't have a FB account, but yeah... I hear it's much more active than this interweb forum. I still have learned a tremendous amount from the folks here though in anticipation of my first surf boat (I've had stern drives prior).
    1 point
  50. As of right now. We have 115 people and 26 boats coming to the Meetup We are almost done with the Meetup swag. Post coming soon
    1 point


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