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vetplus40
07-09-2018, 06:45 AM
Greetings. My wife and I are non wakeboarders looking for a wakeboard boat as a roomy "water taxi". Yes, we are aware that other "fakeboard" boats in the I/O category will offer a better value, but we simply like the looks of these boats and are interested in buying one.

I have come across a 2014 Mobius LSV in the 21.6 foot range with 128 hours at a local dealership. The boat has no sound system and sits on a single axle trailer. The boat has a 45k price tag, but isn't selling. Any thoughts on this boat? Thanks.

Stazi
07-09-2018, 07:16 AM
Greetings. My wife and I are non wakeboarders looking for a wakeboard boat as a roomy "water taxi". Yes, we are aware that other "fakeboard" boats in the I/O category will offer a better value, but we simply like the looks of these boats and are interested in buying one.

I have come across a 2014 Mobius LSV in the 21.6 foot range with 128 hours at a local dealership. The boat has no sound system and sits on a single axle trailer. The boat has a 45k price tag, but isn't selling. Any thoughts on this boat? Thanks.

Considering you arenít even going to use it as a wakeboard boat, all I can say is that it floats and it goes.

Now.....If you plan on loading it up with 10people and driving on any chop greater than 1.5í you are not going to like it too much. Even though it has a v-hull, itís not like the deep-v of a cruiser. So in chop it is going to take more of a beating and with itís low nose it can take rollers over the bow when weighted.

Also, wakeboards boats do not turn like to turn in reverse, unless you are satisfied with going right only. They ALL suffer from this problem as the rudder is basically ineffective in reverse, and the boat crawls on its rudder in reverse in the direction of prop rotation.

Now if youíre actually interested in using it for what it was made for then I could tell you that is an excellent boat with a great wakeboard and surf wave.

For what you intend to use it for, something like a 20í open bow Four Winns or Sea Ray with an I/O would be far better suited. It will be far, far more maneuverable in reverse, have better fuel economy, handle rough water better and be far more cost effective.

Edo88
07-09-2018, 09:35 AM
The LSV is a awesome boat but if your not going to surf or wakeboard Iíd agree with the statement above get a run about boat use the piss out of it taxi tube hang out in the cove whatever. It wouldnít be smart to buy a Cadillac to Uber in, a lot more economical choice would be a Toyota in that case.

P.s single axel trailers are a beating Iíd get something with tandem axels


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AtTheRiver
07-09-2018, 12:09 PM
$45K sounds high

brad460
07-09-2018, 08:58 PM
$45k does not sound high at all for a 4 year old boat..if he could get it for $40-42k that would be a good deal.

Edo88
07-09-2018, 09:36 PM
Thereís a 2012 lsv on Craigslist right now for 50k 45 isnít too bad


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vetplus40
07-10-2018, 06:09 AM
Thanks for the input. The single axle trailer is a bit of a concern for me. Looks like a lot of boat for a single.

brad460
07-10-2018, 11:38 AM
Thanks for the input. The single axle trailer is a bit of a concern for me. Looks like a lot of boat for a single.

How far do you plan on pulling the boat? I had a single axle trailer on our Mobius and never had any issues whatsoever for years..Mostly pulled it locally, but made many 200+ mile trips...

vetplus40
07-10-2018, 06:50 PM
How far do you plan on pulling the boat? I had a single axle trailer on our Mobius and never had any issues whatsoever for years..Mostly pulled it locally, but made many 200+ mile trips...

600 mile round trips a few times a year. I'm just used to seeing wakeboard boats on double axles, so it kind of caught my attention.

Kidder522
07-11-2018, 12:13 PM
I travel 1300 kmís one way to our summer cabin every year. Bearings done before I make the trip and make sure the tires are in good shape. I had a bearing pile up on me 5 years ago!! Not a good feeling on the side of the highway looking for somewhere for repairs.

An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure!! No problems for me in my last 5 trips.


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