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samvq1
08-15-2013, 07:44 AM
Iím looking at purchasing a 2013 Outback V Pretty soon. Are there any particular issues that are common on that model? I ask because my brother in law just purchased a 2013 Malibu 22 MXZ. There is a common issue with surfgate electrical system that is well documented in the Malibu forums but he has had other electrical issues as well. I understand 2013 was the first year for surfgate but the other electrical issues were with interior lighting immediately blowing fuses when turned on. I just want to know if there is anything that I should pay particular attention to when I go test drive.

moombadaze
08-15-2013, 08:08 AM
its not a new model and I have never really heard of any know issues since that hull started in 09?

solid boat, buy it, use it, enjoy it

NateHaskovec
08-15-2013, 09:06 AM
its not a new model and I have never really heard of any know issues since that hull started in 09?

solid boat, buy it, use it, enjoy it

The swivel racks (if it has them) are under a service bulletin, and the wake plate (if it has it) is headed that way.

The wakeplate issue is not a big deal at all. The new wakeplate controller will randomly change settings when you stop.

The board racks can swing in and karate chop people in the head with a wakeboard.

These were the ONLY issues with my 2013 LSV, and I am sure if they are problems with the LSV, the OBV has them as well.

samvq1
08-16-2013, 07:32 AM
Thank you for your responses. The boat has the fixed racks installed so thats not an issue. I will ask about the wake plate. It is just the indicator not the actual plate, correct?

Sharpshooter
08-16-2013, 04:31 PM
I have the same problem with my wake plate gauge,it will change on its on,but the plate stays in place

ian ashton
08-17-2013, 10:33 AM
My '13 OBV wakeplate gauge does the same , but very rarely - I have 50 hours and I think I've noticed it twice.

I've had no issues with my OBV (or my 2008 Outback DD with 600+ hours!) and wouldn't hesitate to buy another Skiers Choice boat when we are ready.

I also love the support from the factory - second to NONE is the SC service after the sale!

samvq1
08-19-2013, 07:54 AM
Thank you for all of your responses. I'm happy to hear I haven't picked a model loaded with problems. Our salesman has been great in terms of answering questions and getting information to me even knowing that it will be several months before I am ready to purchase. I'm probably looking at the January time frame. In short, I think I have found what i am looking for.

kaneboats
08-19-2013, 10:12 AM
If that's your time frame I think you should consider a 2014. Talk to Drew at the boat show.

samvq1
08-19-2013, 12:57 PM
If the one I'm looking at sells before I'm ready, my plan is to order a 2014. The 2013 I'm looking at has everything I'm looking for and I should be able to get a good price.

wolfeman131
08-19-2013, 01:59 PM
maybe . . . . .

remember that one day you will sell the boat. the discount you get on a holdover needs to be significant enough to offset the depreciated value loss. at the end of the day, the buyer, his bank, insurance company, etc. doesn't care if it is a 2013 model that was purchased in Aug of 2012 or Jan of 2014 and will simply base the price they offer you on the fact that it's a 2013. Your dealer has probably been paying interest on that boat and they don't just wave that off - it gets buried back into the cost of the boat. I often find that if you put all the numbers down on a piece of paper, you're going to find the 2014, purchased at the boat show w/ dealer incentives, is the better way to go than a holdover.

samvq1
08-20-2013, 08:30 AM
Thank you for that. I have never bought a brand new boat and thought it may be like end of year cars. Make the deal move them out. I will certainly check out incentives. Will the incentives be announced to dealers maybe October/November time?

wolfeman131
08-20-2013, 09:11 AM
You're correct, they will make a deal to move them out to clear inventory off the lot and to get rid of the floor plan interest payment. The "deal" will be relative to peak-of-season pricing. For some, this is perfect as it puts the boat into their budget, they plan to keep the boat for a longer period of time and the depreciation will flatten out.

Incentives should be known soon. Pricing at the boat shows is normally aggressive and Moomba has traditionally offered "get X free" for options. They have used a point system (say 5 pts) that can be used for speakers (1 pt) bimini (2pts) etc.

You may well find that the 2013 at the final, out-the-door price is the best option for you. Put pencil to paper, do some good homework on depreciation and cost comparison between model years and buy a boat! You'll love having one and the memories are priceless, no matter how the $$ works out in the end.

rbeckner27
09-08-2013, 09:05 PM
We just picked up our new Mojo this weekend. I found such a great deal that I wasn't willing to wait until January and it potentially sell before then. I have also been looking hard for about a month and a half and this was the best deal we found by far. I had the best luck with smaller dealers that are very interested in not having the boats over the winter. We did drive a little ways but it was worth it. I would suggest calling multiple dealerships if you can and seeing what they are willing to do as far as pricing.

uniwarking
09-08-2013, 11:40 PM
Congrats! You will love the Mojo :)

costanza
09-09-2013, 07:33 AM
Iím looking at purchasing a 2013 Outback V Pretty soon. Are there any particular issues that are common on that model? I ask because my brother in law just purchased a 2013 Malibu 22 MXZ. There is a common issue with surfgate electrical system that is well documented in the Malibu forums but he has had other electrical issues as well. I understand 2013 was the first year for surfgate but the other electrical issues were with interior lighting immediately blowing fuses when turned on. I just want to know if there is anything that I should pay particular attention to when I go test drive.

Hi there, I have a 2013 OBV (about 50 hours on it now)... I've noticed my wake plate setting has changed a few times, but nothing major (didn't know there was a known issue until this thread, so actually thought my kids may have pushed the lever on me when I wasn't looking, again only happened a few times). My boat idles a little rough between 1200 and 1500 rpms for the first 10 minutes or so (maybe this is normal?). I'll have dealer check it out when I bring it out for the season in a few weeks... The only thing that really bothers me is my pumps seem to have a mind of their own. sometimes they work, usually I have to keep turning them on and off about 20 times to fill the one side. I always check them before putting the boat on boat lift as I have no confidence now that they have properly emptied. Also, what do you plan on using your boat for? If you're going to be mostly surfing I'd go a little bigger. I've added about 1500 pounds to my GIII setup (you'll end up upgrading sacs as well if you start surfing). We had never tried surfing and now that we have, we don't bother bringing the wake board or ski's out with us, surfing is all we do now... I've had no issues with the board racks coming loose. Quite the opposite actually, I find them too tight and have a hard time unlocking them. All that being said, I have had nothing major wrong with our boat (knock on wood). It's an awesome boat for our family!! Whichever you choose you're gonna love it!! Good luck!

ian ashton
09-09-2013, 07:45 AM
The ballast issue sounds like the settings for the timers - try to increase the fill times. I personally hate the timers on the ballast systems.

rbeckner27
09-09-2013, 01:49 PM
With our new mojo I have run into the same issues. The sacs will fill sometimes in about 5 mins but then take like 10 mins to drain and then the next time they wont fill for like 8 mins. I have tried changing the timers with not much luck. Like costanza above I have had issues with the pumps appearing to just randomly cutting off and therefore don't trust when the gauges say they are empty. Just yesterday I let the center tank drain supposedly for about 10 mins and then put the boat on the trailer and flip the drain switch again to double check and sure enough still about half the water in the tank. Also have seen my swivel racks to be a little tight as well, but would rather that than coming loose. The only other issue I have seen is that by wake plate gauge is 180 deg from what it is supposed to read. Mine reads from 4-8 o'clock vs 10-2 o'clock like it is supposed to. Plate functions great, but the gauge seems to have gone a little haywire.

Other than a few minor issues that can be worked out the boat is aweso