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wolfeman131
01-16-2010, 09:39 AM
Made it to the Atlanta Boat show yesterday. Nice show, but I had to rush through and didn't get as many photos as I had wanted. Show was definately smaller than years past and the big houseboats were missing altogether. Nice setups by Skier's Choice dealer, Atlanta Marine, and the Mastercraft and Malibu dealers. Natique dealer setup was lame, but prices were outstandingly high! Didn't get to meet anyone from SC, but I think they are scheduled to be there today.

While I still couldn't handle or justify the ridiculous prices on the Mastercraft, Malibu or Natique boats, I must admit that the attention they place on the details is fantastic. I know that the brushed aluminum, spoked steering wheels, glitter paint, wraps/graphics and quilted vinyl are all just window dressing but I like it. I can't tell you how disappointed I was to see the crappy little metal hinge handle in the Moomba boats for the center storage/ballast area.

Atlanta Marine had a demo of the new Supra digital dash. I wasn't a fan when it was first posted on the board, but I am now! Really pretty simple and it had to be done to compete with the other manufacturers.

Here are some pics.

Overall shot from the top deck of a $600k cruiser.
http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/wolfeman131/IMG00055-20100115-1253.jpg
http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/wolfeman131/IMG00054-20100115-1253.jpg

if you have $102k, this could be yours! Or, you could probably get 2 Moomba XLV's.
http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/wolfeman131/IMG00056-20100115-1303.jpg
http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/wolfeman131/IMG00058-20100115-1304.jpg

wolfeman131
01-16-2010, 09:42 AM
X-45 interior. Very nice craftmanship.
http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/wolfeman131/IMG00057-20100115-1303.jpg

some shots from Atlanta Marine's booth
http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/wolfeman131/IMG00060-20100115-1338.jpg
http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/wolfeman131/IMG00059-20100115-1338.jpg
http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/wolfeman131/IMG00061-20100115-1338.jpg

mmandley
01-16-2010, 09:55 AM
Are you serious you don't like the new center locket handle? That's the best upgrade on the interior of the 2010. I already ordered one fir 15.00. It uses 4 bolts and now I can fill my locker and that dam pin won't stick my bag. The worst upgrade IMO is the deletion on carpet by all the speakers, now it's just vynal and looks cheaper then normal.

When I get my new latch I'll post a few picks I think maybe you didn't get a good look at the benefit of it.

wolfeman131
01-16-2010, 10:11 AM
Are you serious you don't like the new center locket handle?

When I get my new latch I'll post a few picks I think maybe you didn't get a good look at the benefit of it.

Yeah, Mike, I'm serious. I sat in the boat (2010 OBV) for 10 mins looking at the thing. I thought it was surprisingly small and difficult to get a good grip on to lift the hatch. The metal on the "ring" of the handle appeared to be a cast piece that hadn't been smoothed, so it cut into my finger as I pulled up to look in the locker.

WaterBullDawg1980
01-16-2010, 10:58 AM
Thanks for the info. I am trying to decide whether to head up there today or Sunday. For some reason I cannot get the site to load on my laptop today as I wanted to check the schedule.

wolfeman131
01-16-2010, 11:16 AM
Thanks for the info. I am trying to decide whether to head up there today or Sunday. For some reason I cannot get the site to load on my laptop today as I wanted to check the schedule.

Both days are supposed to be lousy weather here, but you gotta plan around the NFL playoff games too!

I believe that the show is open Saturday 10am - 8pm and Sunday 10am - 5pm. There are a couple of places that you can get discount tickets (edit - discount tix @ Subway) or you can buy at the door for $9.

mmandley
01-16-2010, 02:24 PM
Yeah, Mike, I'm serious. I sat in the boat (2010 OBV) for 10 mins looking at the thing. I thought it was surprisingly small and difficult to get a good grip on to lift the hatch. The metal on the "ring" of the handle appeared to be a cast piece that hadn't been smoothed, so it cut into my finger as I pulled up to look in the locker.

I can see your point if that's the experience ya had, mine was a bit better in the 2010 LSV

newty
01-16-2010, 05:57 PM
About the pin... take it out, cut it down and redrill it because then it doesn't stick down past the recess of the door. It won't be pushed up by the bag but you can still get your fingers under it. When I messed with the ones at the boat show it felt like those loops were going to cut my finger when I pulled on them.

You guys notice the LSV doesn't have the hump on the floor under the helm this year?
Its about time thay changed that!
I do like the MB Quart stereo and remote as well. Thats a nice upgrade.

The new Supra tower is really starting to grow on me as well.

Thanks for the picks wolfman.

dru1974
01-16-2010, 11:47 PM
wolfman did you knock back a couple beers before trying to take those pics, they are a bit blurry.lol

wolfeman131
01-17-2010, 11:22 PM
wolfman did you knock back a couple beers before trying to take those pics, they are a bit blurry.lol

yep, i did enjoy a few pops while at the show but i think the reason the pics are blurry is that i took them with my phone.

iwakeboard
01-18-2010, 12:07 PM
Man I love the rounded cabin interior in the 21v!!

DOCDRS
01-18-2010, 01:37 PM
My daughter calls that area the toilet bowl! :)

wolfeman131
01-18-2010, 02:24 PM
you guys talking about that stupid round pull ring that's about the size of a quarter?

I have that on my ski locker. I hate it.

I usually end up putting a screw driver in the ring and pulling in order to open it the lid

Yep, Ed - that's what I was talking about. Just didn't seem like a great execution in th ergonomics.

moombadaze
01-18-2010, 06:45 PM
I got to agree with both Ed and Wolfeman, that little ring thing to open the locker is not the best by any means. I was in Eds boat and it was hard to get my fingers into and lift-would be worse wearing ski gloves but it is better than the pull pin on the 08's that stabs the ballast bag when filled and lifts up to stub toes. Not sure what would be a real good design but it should be simple.

Sled491
01-25-2010, 10:00 PM
Drew glad you clarified the picture issue. I couldn't tell if you were just that rushed and took those running or if I had too many beer tonight :)

I would look seriously at the Supra 20 V or 21 launch to be honest. With that new Kick Ass dash that I really dug standard and the fit and finish just a step up I like it!

mmandley
01-31-2010, 11:09 AM
Yeah, Mike, I'm serious. I sat in the boat (2010 OBV) for 10 mins looking at the thing. I thought it was surprisingly small and difficult to get a good grip on to lift the hatch. The metal on the "ring" of the handle appeared to be a cast piece that hadn't been smoothed, so it cut into my finger as I pulled up to look in the locker.

Update, got my new Ski Locker Latch in and its different from the 2010 boats. Its actualy round instead of Squared off. Its also smoothed and polished, no sharp edges at all. Ill be installing it soon and give ya some user feedback as well. I still thick this is a great upgrade over the pull pin style opener of the 08 models.