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Doss
01-20-2013, 07:29 PM
LOL
The wife and stepson fell in love with an LSV.
We live on beautiful Lake Guntersville. Stepson is 19.

We have owned a Fish/Ski, a pontoon and a waverunner along with the standard jon boat.
We really liked the boat. I just worry it is too much boat for a group that has never owned an all out ski boat. Stepson does love to knee board and I believe he would like to surf and wake.

Thoughts? Be honest. Jumping in too deep? The dealer wants to set up a time to bring one out to play with.
If we go all in, please suggest options for 42 year old rookies.

Hoopskier
01-20-2013, 07:48 PM
If you own all those other boat/watercraft an inboard wake boat seem like the next step in the process. You already have knowledge about boats and being out on lakes. Others have said that they were glad when they made the jump from a regular I/O to a boat such as Moomba. I would definately consider it if it is on your want list. I would not be concerned of being overwhelmed.

moombadaze
01-20-2013, 07:54 PM
I think the LSV is about the perfectly sized boat. Big enough for large family/crew and still able to be garage kept.

your stepson will be able to do all the water sports with the stock boat, and with a few ballast upgrades there will be no reason to upgrade the boat as his abilities improve.

options, now that is a tough one. some of the items I got that im really happy about were the upgraded surf motor, bow speakers, bimini top, logo snapin carpet, depth finder, double axle trailer, swivel tounge .

one option i really wish i had not cheaped on was the torsion axles-so much quieter.

if you take a ride let us know your thoughts

Doss
01-20-2013, 08:22 PM
thanks guys
the boat at the show had the bow cushion, pop up cleats, swivel wakeboard holders, prop upgrade, cooler, bimini, bow speakers and amp, depth finder, dual batteries and a few graphic options refunded since it was at a show

Boonejeepin
01-20-2013, 08:46 PM
You will fall in love with the LSV. Go for it!

Just get a few pointers on reverse and docking since there is no steering control in reverse. The stern will want to kick to the right in reverse. Not a problem just a learning experience with an inboard. After a few times it becomes second nature.

jpetty3023
01-20-2013, 08:55 PM
just do it, you'll have no regrets. well maybe one.... if ya buy it your 19 year old son may NEVER leave home. not sure if that's a good or bad thing!


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Doss
01-20-2013, 09:14 PM
You will fall in love with the LSV. Go for it!

Just get a few pointers on reverse and docking since there is no steering control in reverse. The stern will want to kick to the right in reverse. Not a problem just a learning experience with an inboard. After a few times it becomes second nature.

good to know, this will be my first v drive or inboard period experience.

Doss
01-20-2013, 09:14 PM
just do it, you'll have no regrets. well maybe one.... if ya buy it your 19 year old son may NEVER leave home. not sure if that's a good or bad thing!


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his life plan is to get an RV and put it on our land closer to the lake, LOL

jpetty3023
01-20-2013, 09:21 PM
smart kid!!


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Doss
01-20-2013, 09:22 PM
so he could theoretically learn to surf behind this boat?

Boonejeepin
01-20-2013, 09:27 PM
The LSV can throw a really good surf wave when weighted correctly.

rca
01-20-2013, 09:37 PM
Do it. LSVis a great boat. We went from an 18 I/O to the LSV last year and could not be happier. I think it is easier to drive and maintain than my I/O was.

I've got a 15 and 17 year old girls and they love it. We ski, wakeboard and surf.

Brayden
01-20-2013, 09:45 PM
Same here.... just bought a new lsv last year and couldn't be happier. My wife, son(11) and daughter(8) all learned to wakeboard and surf. My wife was 100 percent against getting a new boat last year because our 2008 I/O was in amazing shape......now when she gets loaded she tells all her friends how much she loves the boat and surfing! she will never admit it to me though!
I don't think you will regret it!
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Doss
01-20-2013, 09:49 PM
ok, you guys have taken me from riding the fence to fired up. LOL

Thanks again

wolfeman131
01-20-2013, 11:11 PM
now when she gets loaded she tells all her friends how much she loves the boat and surfing!

That there, might just be one of the all time best quotes on this forum. Wonder if SC will work this into the 2014 catalog?


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jmvotto
01-21-2013, 05:52 AM
That there, might just be one of the all time best quotes on this forum. Wonder if SC will work this into the 2014 catalog?


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Could be interesting photo shoot to boot.... Lol

moombadaze
01-21-2013, 07:25 AM
so he could theoretically learn to surf behind this boat?

very easily with the stock ballast as its a good wave for new surfers

better yet, swap out your surfing side rear bag for a 1100lb bag and add a IBS (ballast under bow seats) and its a great wave

Doss
01-21-2013, 09:54 AM
I am getting excited about this now

sandm
01-21-2013, 10:11 AM
post up your experience on the water. nothing like learning to surf for the first time.. the expression the first time a noob drops the rope :)

good luck and that is a very nice towboat..

SEARK
01-21-2013, 10:28 AM
After using it one time you'll ask yourself why haven't I already done this. You'll love it.

kaneboats
01-21-2013, 10:36 AM
There are pics in this thread of the LSV surf wave with just the stock 400 (this was a 2008 boat but you get the idea) and with the 750 bag in the rear. Should help you see what's possible.

http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?17050-Surf-wave-picture-request&highlight=picture+surf+wave

Doss
01-21-2013, 12:25 PM
you guys are killing me, LOL
Thanks for the link to the pics, looks awesome

iwaterskihard
01-21-2013, 01:13 PM
you guys are killing me, LOL
Thanks for the link to the pics, looks awesome

No need to feel killed! LOL What everyone here is telling you is this: WELCOME TO THE COMMUNITY!

Post pictures of you, your family having fun on the water, in your boat, at the beach, wherever? This community is about people sharing their experiences and fun with each other. Not everyone here does the same thing but where we all come together is for the LIFESTYLE.

You can't go wrong purchasing a Moomba. My family (daughter & me) are skiers and barefooters so our choice was the Direct Drive Outback. Love the boat, love the comments we get on the water, and becoming a memeber of this community has taught me a lot about the boat. Help is here when you need it!

The ONLY requirement in case you haven't already noticed..................make sure you share your fun with everyone here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mmandley
01-21-2013, 01:26 PM
When your ready to big on your wave,

This is goofy with 2500lbs
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0184.jpg

Regular with 2500lbs
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Alsurfingregular.jpg

Doss
01-21-2013, 01:58 PM
No need to feel killed! LOL What everyone here is telling you is this: WELCOME TO THE COMMUNITY!

Post pictures of you, your family having fun on the water, in your boat, at the beach, wherever? This community is about people sharing their experiences and fun with each other. Not everyone here does the same thing but where we all come together is for the LIFESTYLE.

You can't go wrong purchasing a Moomba. My family (daughter & me) are skiers and barefooters so our choice was the Direct Drive Outback. Love the boat, love the comments we get on the water, and becoming a memeber of this community has taught me a lot about the boat. Help is here when you need it!

The ONLY requirement in case you haven't already noticed..................make sure you share your fun with everyone here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

definitely a fun crew here and and I will make good on the requirement

rdlangston13
01-21-2013, 06:39 PM
Ross where are you located?

I bought my LSV 2 years ago and it is my first boat ever and is definitely not hard to handle or anything. It's sound like you have way more boating experience than me so I think you should be good to go!


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sicktc06
01-22-2013, 09:04 AM
I basically did the same thing David did. I knew nothing about wakeboarding, nothing about boating, only except that I loved being on a boat. Didn't matter what kind. But then I got my LSV and my life completely changed 100% for the better. The lifestyle, the friends, the memories, the lessons learned (Umm, is the plug in?! :eek:) all add up to how much I am so thankful I took the plunge into the Moomba world. I guarantee you will not have any doubts or regrets with this boat!

E4NASH
01-22-2013, 11:20 AM
I did the same thing RD and Sicktc did...Year before last we bought a Moomba LS. Was my first boat. Sure, I had been around boats my whole life since my dad had them but this one was mine. We sold it after the first summer. Then the next spring we bought a 2011 LSV and it has been the greatest thing I've ever bought. We've met so many people and have made so many memories in just the first summer and are anxious to pick it up again here in a couple of months. Welcome to the family and watch out for the mod bug...when he bites he bites hard and doesn't let go!

This will be our wave this summer:


When your ready to big on your wave,

This is goofy with 2500lbs
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0184.jpg

Regular with 2500lbs
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Alsurfingregular.jpg




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rdlangston13
01-23-2013, 10:11 AM
Welcome to the family and watch out for the mod bug...when he bites he bites hard and doesn't let go!







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And the women just don't understand this part!


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