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Jdscott512
09-04-2018, 07:29 PM
Hi guys,

Im new to the forum as i am looking at a 08 moomba mobius and want to know what you guys think. This will be my first boat and i love how this boat looks! they want $25,500 for it but i talked them down to $24k... its got 507 hours on the original engine and the boat it self is is great condition. is this boat worth this much? i could have already bought it but im putting a hold on it as i dont want to make a stupid purchase just because i like the boat :confused::confused:..

Thank you guys for all your input!

325 hp
Bimini Top
Boat Cover - 20 ft. thru 25 ft.
Bluetooth Stereo
Batteries - Dual w/Switch
Swim Step - Fiberglass
Cruise Control
Fat Sacks - 2 (250 lbs)
Wake-Board Rack
Surf Board Rack
Wake-Board Tower
Wake-Board Tower Lights
Wake-Board Tower Speakers
Water Ballast System

z28ke
09-04-2018, 07:38 PM
You are in v-drive territory in the mid 20ís. To me a direct drive isnít worth anywhere close to that these days.

Stazi
09-04-2018, 07:58 PM
Sort of agree. That not looks clean and it isnít priced ridiculously, but I would go for a v-drive if all you want to do is surf or wakeboard. If skiing is a big priority get the direct drive LS. If skiing isnít even on the radar skip the direct drive......seriously.


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zabooda
09-04-2018, 07:59 PM
It looks favorable to the NADA price.

996scott
09-04-2018, 08:04 PM
the real question is are you wanting a direct drive or a v drive? If you plan on doing mostly skiing then a direct drive is for you. If you want more room, better boat for surfing and all around use, then a v drive is what you want. I don't know what direct drives are going for these days but for upper 20's you could find a nice Mobius LSV v drive.

parrothd
09-04-2018, 08:48 PM
Unless you're a die hard skier skip it and get a v-drive.

The direct drive models are good for sking and not much else. If you want to entertain(that engine hump takes up a lot of room), wakeboard/surf you want the v-drive.

Jdscott512
09-05-2018, 06:32 AM
What do you guys think about 507 hours? Is that a lot of hours ?

parrothd
09-05-2018, 08:50 AM
What do you guys think about 507 hours? Is that a lot of hours ?

Not really, just depends on if the boat was taken care of. From the picks it looks good. You can get a vdrive for that price, direct drives should be around d high teens.

parrothd
09-05-2018, 08:54 AM
Sorry if we're all being negative towards the direct drive version, but unless your a die hard skier you'll want a vdrive drive.

What are you going to use the boat for?

zabooda
09-05-2018, 10:32 AM
I agree with others that the only way to wake surf is behind a V drive because of the freeboard and the storage areas for bags. The prices of DDs surprised me when I sold my boat in May and saw a dramatic increase in price since five years ago. In my earlier post, when I mentioned the price was within the NADA price I didn't say it was actually at the low end so not to upset our V drive brothers who for years have known the DDs were much cheaper both new and used than V drives. I don't have a reason for the price changes except maybe supply and demand or a possible resurgence of water skiing (maybe I can sell my comp ski). I sold my 1998 boat priced in the upper teens for the same price I bought it 16 years ago and I had four other people all more than 200 miles away interested in it. I thought the pricing for DDs was rather strange until I priced this boat. With that said, if I had a V drive boat I would still have it as I see surfing as an old man's alternative to skiing but when I bought my boat wake boarding was just taking off and I had to tell others that what I have on my boat is not a roll bar.

Jdscott512
09-05-2018, 06:14 PM
Sorry if we're all being negative towards the direct drive version, but unless your a die hard skier you'll want a vdrive drive.

What are you going to use the boat for?

Thank you all for your responses! And no worries I would rather get the truth. Wakeboarding and surfing/family boat. I just cant find any v drives for around this price :mad:

mgswake
09-05-2018, 06:39 PM
https://www.onlyinboards.com/2005-Moomba-Mobius-LSV-for-sale-Fox-River-Grove-Illinois-86927.aspx

https://www.onlyinboards.com/2005-Moomba-Mobius-LSV-for-sale-Crystal-Springs-Mississippi-85340.aspx

https://www.onlyinboards.com/2006-Moomba-LSV-for-sale-Crystal-Minnesota-86251.aspx

https://www.onlyinboards.com/2007-Moomba-Mobius-LSV-for-sale-Grand-Rapids-Michigan-86507.aspx

Just a few examples, you can always add ballast, perfect pass, stereo stuff later. A lot of people do these things themselves and there are plenty of how to threads on here. I have been on DD boats and the engine in the middle alone is enough for me to get a Vidrine regardless of sport. It just takes up a lot of room. I would go drive unless competitively skiing.

kaneboats
09-06-2018, 02:45 PM
I would wait about a month and find an LSV 2006 or newer. Cash talks when it starts getting cold out.

Stazi
09-06-2018, 03:08 PM
I would wait about a month and find an LSV 2006 or newer. Cash talks when it starts getting cold out.

Word!

Donít settle for a DD if you donít ever ski.


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