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Joe Seahawk
02-10-2010, 10:02 PM
I just became a Ski boat owner, any other enthusiasts out there?

I bought a wakeboard boat, I can't wait to spend the summer dragging my 2 teenage boys around the lake.

I found a great deal on a 2005 Malibu VLX Picking it up on Friday! :thumb:

cdcox
02-10-2010, 10:05 PM
Grew up water skiing. I can still get up on one ski (well I could before I f'd my finger up). You'll have a blast and the kids will form memories that will last a lifetime.

Joe Seahawk
02-10-2010, 10:14 PM
Grew up water skiing. I can still get up on one ski (well I could before I f'd my finger up). You'll have a blast and the kids will form memories that will last a lifetime.

I grew up skiing as well, I remember how much I loved it. Probably my favorite memories of time spent with my father was waterskiing at the family place in Eastern WA.

Phobia
02-10-2010, 11:35 PM
I grew up skiing. I saved up for a boat once. Then my wife decided she wanted a diamond.

NewChief
02-11-2010, 06:54 AM
I grew up living on a lake. Ski boat in my back yard. It cost me my professional football career. I could have been an NFL caliber QB, but during my junior year, I decided that tooling around in my boat, skiing all day, picking up bimbos at the dock was a lot more appealing than showing up for two-a-days.

I could have been a contender!

Okay, I actually sucked at football, and I played D-end, not QB. But the rest is true.

Demonpenz
02-11-2010, 06:58 AM
i am a boater for life, but can't bring myself to drop that change when I don't even have a house yet. My dad sure as hell did when he was 24 25, he was like fuck it. Going to have to move more furnature and shit for ever haha

Radar Chief
02-11-2010, 07:15 AM
Looked it up, nice boat.
Didnít say what motor it has but the options for that year were a 330 Horse and a 505 Horse motor so Iíd assume the 330 Horse is a small block V-8 and the 505 Horse is a big block.
When you go to look at it get down and look closely at the engine block a couple of inches above the oil pan. Look both sides of the block from front to back and what youíre looking for is any crack at all. It might appear as a thin line with a little rust along it. This means that the motor wasnít properly winterized, some water was left in the block, it froze, expanded and it cracked the block.
Go ahead, ask me how I know. ;)

alpha_omega
02-11-2010, 07:42 AM
Excellent thread! Like the other posts i see, i too grew up on skiing. Some of the best times spent on the lake.

Used to have a '78 Ski Nautique...man i loved that boat and wish we still had it, but life goes on i suppose.

Congrats to you Joe, i'm sure you and your boys will have tons of fun!

HemiEd
02-11-2010, 07:43 AM
I just became a Ski boat owner, any other enthusiasts out there?

I bought a wakeboard boat, I can't wait to spend the summer dragging my 2 teenage boys around the lake.

I found a great deal on a 2005 Malibu VLX Picking it up on Friday! :thumb:I raised my kids water skiing, we have some great family memories from it, that always come up at get togethers. You will be glad you did, just be safe as there are always plenty of idiots on the public waterways.

It is a buyers market on boats right now, how big is the Malibu? We had 7 boats, and I was the poster child for "1 foot itus."

The last one was by far the nicest, you might enjoy this thread (http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=113438).

Tango&Cash
02-11-2010, 08:13 AM
I just became a Ski boat owner, any other enthusiasts out there?

I bought a wakeboard boat, I can't wait to spend the summer dragging my 2 teenage boys around the lake.

I found a great deal on a 2005 Malibu VLX Picking it up on Friday! :thumb:

Nice boat.

I grew up skiing, my dad always had ski boats. Used to have a place at the lake, but he sold it along with his 2004 24 ft Crownline. Great boat. I sure miss it. But my friends parents got almost the exact same boat, so we go out on that.

I've been skiing since I was about 5-6 yrs old. I can slalom ski like a son of a gun, but I can't wakeboard for shit. I can get up and go straight, thats about it. HAHA

Radar Chief
02-11-2010, 08:26 AM
The last one was by far the nicest, you might enjoy this thread (http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=113438).

Damn Ed, I hadnít seen that topic.
I can certainly feel your pain though. ;)

HemiEd
02-11-2010, 08:33 AM
Damn Ed, I hadn’t seen that topic.
I can certainly feel your pain though. ;)

Yeah that one cured me of boats for a while. I found your post about broken blocks, after making mine, we both had the same experience. What was your deal?

I was between car toys, so I spent about $4 grand hopping that thing up, the quest for 70, really stupid of me. The guy that bought it, is still thrilled with it, last time he called me.

It was the only one I ever lost money on.

tooge
02-11-2010, 08:34 AM
I love boating, but more the kind where I sit with a nice wide brimmed hat, drink ice cold beer, drown a minnow, and listen to a Royals game.

Radar Chief
02-11-2010, 08:59 AM
Yeah that one cured me of boats for a while. I found your post about broken blocks, after making mine, we both had the same experience. What was your deal?

Iíve got a good friend thatís been working on an Imp with a 5.7 SBC engine and itís been one thing after another for him.
The cracked block was actually about three years ago. After fixing that itís been hull problems. He thinks the trailer may be tearing it up since it wasnít made for his boat and itís right where the center rollers are that the hull keeps cracking.

ferrarispider95
02-11-2010, 09:48 AM
No boat right now, but I have owned a 82 ski nautique, 99 Mastercraft Prostar 205v, and 02 Mastercraft X-star.

I used to ride every day during the summer for about 6 years. The last 2 boats were Vdrives, and if you wakeboard, that is defintely the way to go. The layout is so much friendlier and the wake so much better.

Hope it has perfect pass, if not make that your very first investment.

HemiEd
02-11-2010, 09:55 AM
Iíve got a good friend thatís been working on an Imp with a 5.7 SBC engine and itís been one thing after another for him.
The cracked block was actually about three years ago. After fixing that itís been hull problems. He thinks the trailer may be tearing it up since it wasnít made for his boat and itís right where the center rollers are that the hull keeps cracking.

OMG! That would be bad, never have experienced any hull problems.

Speaking of IMPs, I bought a basket case once. It was a very early I/O, that was basically an outboard, broken down and laid over, with the engine part inside. Had lots of fun and made $$ on it when I broomed it.

Joe Seahawk
02-11-2010, 01:00 PM
Looked it up, nice boat.
Didnít say what motor it has but the options for that year were a 330 Horse and a 505 Horse motor so Iíd assume the 330 Horse is a small block V-8 and the 505 Horse is a big block.
When you go to look at it get down and look closely at the engine block a couple of inches above the oil pan. Look both sides of the block from front to back and what youíre looking for is any crack at all. It might appear as a thin line with a little rust along it. This means that the motor wasnít properly winterized, some water was left in the block, it froze, expanded and it cracked the block.
Go ahead, ask me how I know. ;)

This is partly how I got a good deal on the boat, the previous owner let the block crack, so the boat was engineless, my $5,000 deposit funded the new Indmar Monsoon 340, after the new engine is installed (which it is now) we will do sea trials (Friday) and I will either get my deposit back if the boat is not satisfactory, or take it home that day. I fully expect the dealer (Bakes marine) to do a fine job on the motor install, the engine will also be warranted for 2 years. apparently they did not want to fund the engine install because sales are slow right now.

I'm pretty excited about the boat, I really hope there are no problems that arise during sea trials.

googlegoogle
02-11-2010, 01:01 PM
Pawnstars = Boat = 'Bust Out Another Thousand'

Radar Chief
02-11-2010, 01:07 PM
This is partly how I got a good deal on the boat, the previous owner let the block crack, so the boat was engineless, my $5,000 deposit funded the new Indmar Monsoon 340, after the new engine is installed (which it is now) we will do sea trials (Friday) and I will either get my deposit back if the boat is not satisfactory, or take it home that day. I fully expect the dealer (Bakes marine) to do a fine job on the motor install, the engine will also be warranted for 2 years. apparently they did not want to fund the engine install because sales are slow right now.

I'm pretty excited about the boat, I really hope there are no problems that arise during sea trials.

Sounds like you scored then. :thumb: You get a deal on the boat and a fresh motor. Hard to beat that.

Lono
02-11-2010, 01:09 PM
I used to think I would really like to ski. Then i tore my hamstring this summer learning. I decided im too out of shape and fat. I'll sip on some captain and watch everyone else do it though.