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    Default New to me LSV

    Hi all,

    I am looking at buying a 2013 Mobius LSV. This is my first used boat purchase and I would really appreciate any input you could give me regarding things to look for and questions to ask the current owner. This is also my first v-drive/inboard boat. My current boat is a 1977 Sea Ray with a regular I/O outdrive. Thanks everyone.

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    Dylan
    2012 MOOMBA LSV

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    Check all the fluids
    Inspect the seams on the seats for the vinyl pulling
    Overall condition of the gel coat
    Prop for nicks
    Trailer tires

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    Thank you for the advice. I will definitely check those items. Transmission fluid and oil, what other fluids do you recommend? I've been reading a lot about motor mounts. Is that something to be concerned with in a two year old boat?

    Again, thanks for the guidance,

    Glenn

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    There are 3 fluids: Engine oil, Transmission, VDrive.

    Have them show you the service history, fluid changes, fresh water impeller change. One that keeps detailed records is probably taking care of the boat.
    2014 Mojo Surf
    2013 Mojo Sold
    2010 LSV Sold
    2002 OB LSV Sold

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    Serviced twice a year by a Moomba dealer. I'll check the impeller and the records.

    Thanks

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    Also check to see if the previous Owner had the new software update to the digital cruise pro to stop the erratic wake plate movement.
    2013 Moomba Mobius LSV
    345 HP Surf Motor
    EXILE SXT9's, ZLD
    SUMO 900s, 500 IBS, Flow

    2009 F-150 FX4 Supercrew

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    If you are buying it from a dealer or even private owner, I would test the boat on the water or their test tank to verify all ballast pumps are working without any leaks. You can also check the transmission/engine for any noises or vibrations. Always run through all the electrical switches to ensure that they work properly.
    This in addition to what everyone else had mentioned. Btw, how many hours are on the boat?
    Drew
    2014 Mobius LSV (IBS+FlowTabs)
    2007 Mobius LS (sold)
    2015 Ram PowerWagon (Tow Vehicle)

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    I think you will have a sense of how the boat was maintained right away. In addition to the things that have already been mentioned, I would second the comment about a water test. Do a thorough water test. Also, demo different ballast configurations to get a feel of how the boat will handle. Coming from an I/O myself, there was a learning curve around the dock but I was not disappointed changing to a V-Drive.
    1991 Cobia Monte Carlo 188E (Sold)
    2014 Moomba Mojo (Sold)
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    Just shy of 100 hrs on the boat. I will be taking it for a test drive and will heed everyone's advice. I'll take all the help I can get. Thanks for all the good input.

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