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bananaronbananaron Posts: 406 Crazy Baller
This summer I have had 5 different boats on my lift and have sold 4 of them.The most recent boat is a 2003 Malibu Response LX which I just bought from the original owner.335HP monsoon shower heater perfect pass loaded with options and the best of all this boat is beyond PRISTINE CONDITION.It is brand new as the seller is probably more anal than I am.Also this monsoon has pulled 5 bare footers and trust me this thing will hole shot any boat on the market.Love the boat and pull however if someone wants to take it off my lift I will let it go.Just got 2 shots in my back to keep skiing this season and the knees are barking loud..........

Ron Engblom Brainerd lakes,minnesota


  • dvskierdvskier Posts: 615 Crazy Baller
    Did you flip boats for the money?
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 6,022 Mega Baller
    Great looking boat.
    Mark Shaffer
  • gregygregy Posts: 2,583 Mega Baller
    Good looking boat.
  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 4,383 Mega Baller
    @bananaron - how much ?
    BallOfSpray Pacific Northwest Vice President of Event Management, aka "Zappy"
  • Kwoody51Kwoody51 Posts: 76 Baller
    edited September 2017
    Feel like you owe us a comparison of all the different boats you had on your lift this summer :)

    Not many people cycle through that many boats in one season. Would be great to hear what you liked or didn't like about each for others that might be interested!
  • brodybrody Posts: 314 Baller
    How much
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 5,376 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Sharp ride, timeless colors, nice wake, right motor, perfect pass, treated well. That's a great boat.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • UWSkierUWSkier Posts: 1,509 Mega Baller
    That's a sexy RLX. Love those boats.
    boats are like girlfriends you love them however there is another one around the corner - bananaron, July 21, 2020
  • BrennanKMNBrennanKMN Posts: 521 Crazy Baller
    That's a lot of time at the DMV. One boat was a pain forget 5....
  • powbmpspowbmps Posts: 134 Baller
    Great looking boat. Love that motor in the LXi. Must be even better in the LX.
  • Bill22Bill22 Posts: 1,731 Mega Baller
    @bananaron will you take my 2001 Lx as a trade in? Your Lx is in better condition with a better trailer than mine.
  • RAWSkiRAWSki Posts: 720 Mega Baller
    That hull is a nice skiing boat and was always very fast compared to other boats of the day.
  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 2,864 Mega Baller
    It's the same hull as my 2009 LX with ZO. I don't see me ever replacing that boat. Lightning quick, no CAT, and affordable.
    The worst slalom equipment I own is between my ears.
  • RAWSkiRAWSki Posts: 720 Mega Baller
    @MISkier is it quicker than the new Txi or CP with the 6L? Or is that not a fair comparison?? I actually think that LX hull had a better 22' off wake that 15's.
  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 2,864 Mega Baller
    There is something up with some of the new 6L TXis I have driven. Fresh off the trailer and/or cold engine, they are quick. After a while, they become substantially slower. My LX is faster. A lot faster. It is running the old 5.7, but does not have the wetted surface or space of today's boats

    As for the 6L CP, it's close. I'd have to do a more direct comparison. The CP probably has the edge.

    But, the 2015 Prostar 6L that my buddies run in their club at West Shore is a rocket. And, it has 1300 hours. Hands down the winner.

    The wake on my LX is good. It's more firm than others, but low. No issue at 22 off.

    Prostar and CP have the best current wakes to me.
    The worst slalom equipment I own is between my ears.
  • Bill22Bill22 Posts: 1,731 Mega Baller
    Do any of you put some weight up front in your Lx? Someone said 50 lb up front is good for the LXi.
  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 2,864 Mega Baller
    @Bill22, I do use a little weight in my LX. 50-75 pounds is nice.
    The worst slalom equipment I own is between my ears.
  • bananaronbananaron Posts: 406 Crazy Baller
    @dvskier @RichardDoane @Kwoody51 @Bill22 @RAWSki @MISkier @6balls I sold my 2001 Gekko GTR that I had since new in may of this yr.I then picked up a 2001 196 and that boat ended up on my neighbors lift.I did not like the wake or pull and my neighbor used it for 2 months and I sold it for him.I then bought a 2003 LXI and should of kept it however sold it right away .Great boat as I ski behind a 2005 and think they are a great all around boat.I then found a 2001 MC 190 that was really dialed in.This boat had the LTR and PP STARGAZER and the former owner had shaved the rudder and this thing drove itself down the lake.You drove this boat with your left thumb as the wheel was at the 9 o'clock position and the PP worked so well my wife loved to drive this ski machine.However a couple brothers talked me out of the boat and they now have it on their lift and love it. Probably should of kept it however the 2003 Malibu LX is one in a million ski machine.This boat is beyond PRISTINE.Looks drives and skis like a new boat.I still miss the wake of my GTR and the 190 was the best for driving and with stargazer a real plus.However the LX is a really rare find.Probably would sell only because my soon to be 70 yr old body has parts that are shot.If anyone is interested I would sell it for 22,900.You can contact me by phone tex or send me a msg...........thanks Ron 218-851-2801
    Ron Engblom Brainerd lakes,minnesota
  • RAWSkiRAWSki Posts: 720 Mega Baller
    GTR I is an amazing hull. Just didn't like the platform or super low free-board. can't go wrong with the Malibu diamond Hull either, it is fast!
    Keith Menard
  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 2,864 Mega Baller

    I need to correct my previous post on comparative boat speed. I learned that the 2015 Prostar that my buddies have at West Shore is a 6.2L. So, while it is the fastest boat I've driven, it shouldn't be compared to the other 6L boats. I guess that makes your CP the fastest in that category.
    The worst slalom equipment I own is between my ears.
  • bananaronbananaron Posts: 406 Crazy Baller
    Have had some action on the response.If anyone is interested I will let it go for $21,500.This is a one of a kind pristine condition boat............
    Ron Engblom Brainerd lakes,minnesota
  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 2,864 Mega Baller
    Check with @aspski.
    The worst slalom equipment I own is between my ears.
  • Keith MenardKeith Menard Posts: 636 Crazy Baller
    @RAWSki I like the platform on mine, and my GTO looks great in the water...but you better time those big waves right or you are getting wet!
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