Malibu Echelon!!!

My small family is getting larger!! This Malibu echelon has served us well, but with two kids and wife that love Surfing, I have to budge at least a little. I'm looking to sell my boat for $7,500. Or conversely, I'd be happy to trade someone for a Malibu Sunsetter, Supra Saltare, or a Mastercraft Maristar 240.

I get it, I'm dreaming. But still, meh. Bad season to sell a boat, but what the heck? Hit the link!

http://www.ski-it-again.com/php/skiitagain.php?endless=summer&topic=Search&category=Boat_3Event&postid=44651
60% of the time, it works.... All the time.
andjules
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  • foxriveratfoxriverat Posts: 414 Solid Baller
    That would be a good boat for @Ckrueg right in his price range.
    2000 Malibu Response LX 2016 66 lithium vapor
  • ThePantsManCanThePantsManCan Posts: 440 Baller
    Price is now $6,500!!! Stupid great deal on this machine.
    60% of the time, it works.... All the time.
    MISkier
  • andjulesandjules Posts: 712 Crazy Baller
    Damn, that's a very nice price on a no-structural-wood, fuel-injected slalom tug with PP stargazer
    MISkier6ballssunvalleylaw
  • ThePantsManCanThePantsManCan Posts: 440 Baller
    This is a happy boat.
    60% of the time, it works.... All the time.
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  • ThePantsManCanThePantsManCan Posts: 440 Baller
    Ok let's try it for the first time.

    https://goo.gl/g5r2Ck

    Cool, looks like it worked! Thanks Intergalactic Leader!!
    60% of the time, it works.... All the time.
    ozski
  • Bill22Bill22 Posts: 1,335 Crazy Baller
    edited November 2017
    Everyone knows when the @ThePantsManCan sells a ski the price drops every week. The boat will probably be $5,500 by Monday B)

    Seriously though this will be a great ski tug for someone. Lov my BU.
  • ThePantsManCanThePantsManCan Posts: 440 Baller
    Good Morning! Yes Bill is right. But that price would mean I keep the trailer. Which needs some tlc anyway.
    60% of the time, it works.... All the time.
  • ThePantsManCanThePantsManCan Posts: 440 Baller
    Not one bite. Wow.
    60% of the time, it works.... All the time.
  • ThePantsManCanThePantsManCan Posts: 440 Baller
    Well, @Bill22 is right. The boat is now at $5,500. I'm honestly not desperate to sell, I'm just ready to jump into my next water sports phase. I hope this helps somebody out!!!
    60% of the time, it works.... All the time.
  • Bill22Bill22 Posts: 1,335 Crazy Baller
    umm...umm... I was just joking around? I think the buyer is going to own me a beer. You can't find another boat in this category even close to that price.
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 4,748 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    If only you were nearby I woudn't be able to stop myself from looking and would happen to have a wad of cash in my pocket and my trailer ball attached.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
    Bill22scorban2sunvalleylaw
  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 1,879 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Wow, $5,500!! How is this boat still on the market?!
    Scott Calderwood
  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 2,054 Mega Baller
    I have forwarded the SIA link and this thread to a skier in SE Michigan that is looking to buy a boat.
    The worst slalom equipment I own is between my ears.
  • WishWish Posts: 7,109 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I've skies and driven these before...a lot. Set up well they are great boats. That's a great price to say the least.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • ThePantsManCanThePantsManCan Posts: 440 Baller
    @MISkier thank you. She contacted me today.
    60% of the time, it works.... All the time.
    MISkier
  • shansen345shansen345 Posts: 136 Baller
    Gosh I wish you were listing this thing a year or two from now... Sweet deal!
  • MDB1056MDB1056 Posts: 68 Baller
    Hopefully this sold by now. If I hadn't just bought a second already and in hot water with wife for 2 now I'd definitely grab this boat. this is a SCREAMING deal
  • gt2003gt2003 Posts: 697 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited November 2017
    Still available?
    How many hours is a well taken care of motor good for usually?
    How's the interior (seats mostly) for the age?
    Wow, this could really cost me and force me to buy a pontoon for the wife!
    2014 HO TX
    1996 Malibu Echelon
  • shansen345shansen345 Posts: 136 Baller
    @gt2003 We got 2300-2400 hours on my club's GT40 engine before we swapped it. And a lot of its life was spent in salt water with raw water cooling (I know, I know... I have suggested closed cooling to the powers-that-be too).
  • ThePantsManCanThePantsManCan Posts: 440 Baller
    Boat is still available. The general condition should be considered Good. With a little buff and cleaning, I'd consider it to be VERY Good. It IS a screaming deal and I'm not sure why it's still here either!
    60% of the time, it works.... All the time.
  • vtjcvtjc Posts: 169 Baller
    edited November 2017
    I sent @ThePantsManCan an email about his boat.
    I am not familiar with the older Indmar Monsoon motors or mid 90's Malibu's are their any parts(ECU, Dash Switches...) that are no longer available new?
    From the same era I know ECU availability is an issue with PCM GT-40 motors and hoses are an issue with Indmar LT-1 motors.
  • ThePantsManCanThePantsManCan Posts: 440 Baller
    Hey I'm up! There are no issues with this boat mechanically. Parts availability for this Make/Model is no better or worse than any other boat of this age. (DOES NOT have the parts concerns a of an LT1 Motor)There was an old onboard computer thingy that did old school timing, depth, and a number of other functions, but most of those things wigged out and stopped functioning. This one is no different, sitting embedded in the dash not doing anything. It doesn't manage anything engine related.
    60% of the time, it works.... All the time.
  • vtjcvtjc Posts: 169 Baller
    edited November 2017
    @thepantsmancan thanks for the prompt reply. I wasn’t implying something was mechanically wrong with the boat your selling.
    Just trying to research this vintage Malibu. What parts are available for a 96 Indmar Monsoon. Can you get a replacement ECU, hoses, injectors, water and fuel pumps…? I didn’t find much searching online for this information.
    I am less interested in the comparison with other EFI motors of that era. Your comment “Parts availability for this Make/Model is no better or worse than any other boat of this age. (DOES NOT have the parts concerns a of an LT1 Motor)” is contradictory. Share if you know about parts availability for an early Indmar Monsoon, versus the comparable an Indmar LT-1 or PCM GT-40?
  • TFisherTFisher Posts: 24 Baller
    edited November 2017
    VTJC - I have a malibu with the monsoon. Fuel pump is available thru skidim or carter. I haven't had any issue getting parts (most of them are GM parts). The only part I'm aware of that could be an issue is the ECM. Last time I looked, ECM's were pricey. If I recall correctly, there was a thread on this site a few months ago about the GT40 ECM's having a similar issue as to availability.
  • ThePantsManCanThePantsManCan Posts: 440 Baller
    Well, it's still here. I realize boat's don't sell quickly this time of year, but at this price....
    seems like an eternity. I'll be happy to deliver/meet within a 200 mile distance from my home in Central PA.
    60% of the time, it works.... All the time.
  • ThePantsManCanThePantsManCan Posts: 440 Baller
    Aaaaaallllrighty... I am dropping the price to $5,000. I hope this helps somebody!
    60% of the time, it works.... All the time.
  • MuskokaKyMuskokaKy Posts: 274 Baller
    @ThePantsManCan very interested but I am in Toronto. Calling to check on duties and customs now. Not sure where in Penn you are but how close to Buffalo can you get? Even with the exchange rate this is a good deal for us up here. Hard to find these.
    aupatking
  • andjulesandjules Posts: 712 Crazy Baller
    edited December 2017
    @MuskokaKy Good call, I thought about buying this and importing it too. I imported 3 inboards between 2010 and 2013. There will be no duty/customs but you'll need to pay HST on a believable and documented sale price, both boat and trailer — you'll want separate bills of sale for both, and interestingly, they are much stricter about the trailer than the boat (you may need to fax the trailer docs to the US border to allow you to legally export it, etc.). You'll also face trailer inspection fees and licensing fees on both boat and trailer, obviously. It's getting a bit old, but this webpage is the one to study (including comments in recent years).
  • ThePantsManCanThePantsManCan Posts: 440 Baller
    @MuskokaKy I can get pretty close to Buffalo. Meeting somewhere about an hour south of there would work for me. I know literally nothing about title transfers for export situations. I'm afraid I wouldn't be any more help than handing you papers and saying thanks. Obviously I'd like to assist in any way I can, so I'll follow your lead.
    60% of the time, it works.... All the time.
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