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Malibu TXI setup?

skibugskibug Posts: 2,109
I am looking for some input on the setup of the TXI. Any promo guys or tournament drivers that can lend some input? In particular, any extra grinding on the rudder; and, any weight in the nose?
Bob Grizzi

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  • Moskier3evMoskier3ev Posts: 183 Baller
    What is it doing now?
    I usually just use the adj rudder until the water gets above 70-75 and see where the boat is. My 13 is still a little loose, but I think it will get pretty good as the water warms up. I dont run any weight in the nose we 3 evt. If it is going to a slalom event I have a 45 I put in the nose. I keep a 45 under the passenger seat all the time for balancing purposes.

    Right now it has a 45 under the passenger seat. The adj. rudded pushed out some and the boat is pretty good out of the box. 10 hrs.

    Jeff Lindsey

  • skibugskibug Posts: 2,109
    @Moskier3ev, Don't have one yet, hopefully going to pick one up this weekend. Just wanting to know what people are doing with the TXI so I have a starting point other than stock.
    Bob Grizzi
  • Chad_ScottChad_Scott Posts: 571 Open or Level 9 Skier
    I do a small amount of grinding on the rudder. I place the rudder tab out with approximately 1/8 inch of space. The TXI without a tower does not seem to need weight in the nose. With a tower and the taller bimini top you may want to add a little weight to the nose of the boat. However the TXI is a great driving boat and should not require much in the way of set up. I have gone to different lakes and driven other TXI's and have had the same experiences
    scotchipman
  • mlangemlange Posts: 217 Baller
    edited March 2013
    Mine pulled the Malibu Open the last two years so I'm assuming it was set up pretty well and while I can't get to the boat right now to confirm I did look at the rudder when I bought it to see how much it was tweaked and I didn't see any grinding, but the tab was out a fair amount.
  • Chad_ScottChad_Scott Posts: 571 Open or Level 9 Skier
    @mlange If yours pulled the Malibu Open the rudder has a small amount of grinding on it as well as the Rudder tab pulled out. Those boats were set up and drove really well. Lots of 39s run behind it
  • skibugskibug Posts: 2,109
    edited March 2013
    @ChadScott, @mlange, thanks for the feedback. When you say a small amount of grinding on the rudder, I assume it is for the entire length along the trailing edge on the drivers side.
    Bob Grizzi
  • mlangemlange Posts: 217 Baller
    Thanks, Chad. I'll have to take a closer look when I pull it out of storage if this snow will ever melt.
  • E_TE_T Posts: 625 extraterrestrial trouble maker
    defiantly a little weight in the nose! It drives like a floating tank compared to a 200
    E.T. phone home!
    I like reese's pieces

    "Leave nothing on the dock"~AM
  • jayskijayski Posts: 1,009 Mega Baller
    Find that extremely unlikely, have driven a half dozen different boats (200&TXI) and the TXI's all out handle the 200's, precision turns on the spot where the 200's push through the turn...island turns more concise and even slow speed maneuverability is better
  • skier41skier41 Posts: 9 Baller
    Does anyone have ideas what to use for weights? Ski a lot w/o observer and need to balance boat. Something that easily can be moved around
  • davemacdavemac Posts: 456 Baller
    edited March 2013
    We use one of those heavy canvas bags (like a wife would bring to the beach). It has a 40 lb bag of sand in it. The handles on the bag make it easy to move around, or take out of the boat. http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/37037?feat=canvas bag-SR0&page=boat-and-tote-bag-zip-top
  • skibugskibug Posts: 2,109
    Steel shot in 2 gallon gas cans, about 50 lbs. You can also fit this into the very small canvas bags sold at Lowe's, Home Depot, etc.
    Bob Grizzi
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