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  1. #1
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    Default 2020 Kaiyen options?

    Thinking of getting a 2020 Kaiyen and wondering what available options you all think are important to consider? Boat will be used mainly for adult wake surfing and kid and adult wakeboarding. We live in Western Oregon. Thanks for any and all advice.

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    I moved from a 2017 Mondo to a 2020 Kaiyen this year. My boat stays on a lift from spring to fall at my cottage in Ontario Canada so we are not trailering or spending the day on the boat, so my environment & activities may differ from yours. We use the boat for roughly 60% surfing 35% cruising and 5% wakeboard/wakeskating (with little ballast). Below are my options and why I chose them based on what the Mondo did/didn't have and my conversations with Matt Brown:

    - Surf/Speed Prop (suggest the General Use prop for you based on the amount wakeboarding)
    - Flow 3 (Matt mentioned the Flow 2 works great and can be upgrade to the Flow 3, but the Flow 3 that much more advanced)
    - AutoWake for sure... it's awesome
    - Zero Off Cruise (had the paddle wheel on my Mondo and was not happy with it)
    - GatorStep w/ deck kit (protects the gunnels when getting in and out)
    - Triton Racks w/ swivel (had standard swivel racks prior and some of our boards would not fit)
    - Bimini (a must)
    - Depth Finder (a must)
    - Dual batteries w/charger
    - Premium Wet Sounds Package (sub & bow speakers at a minimum)
    - PTM Extended Mirror (not on listed on the configurator)
    - Underwater Lights

    Options I had on my Mondo, but didn't opt for on my Kaiyen:
    - Walk Thru Screen (if it was that cold, we didn't go out in the boat)
    - Removable Seat Back (used it twice... pain in the a$$ to climb around on the seats to get to the back)

    Other options you might want to consider based on your activities:
    - Surf Pipe
    - Underwater & Docking lights (night cruises?)
    - Adjustable seat base (height of drivers?)
    - Transom Remote (swimming while the boat is moored?)

    Hopefully this will help you with you decision.
    2020 Moomba Kaiyen > On Order
    2017 Moomba Mondo > Traded
    2000 Moomba Kamberra > Traded

  3. #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsb View Post
    Thinking of getting a 2020 Kaiyen and wondering what available options you all think are important to consider? Boat will be used mainly for adult wake surfing and kid and adult wakeboarding. We live in Western Oregon. Thanks for any and all advice.

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    Kaiyen Ken, , had a great list, building off of his...

    I would definitely opt for the surf pipe based on described use and for the simple fact that it makes a factory stereo have sound much more awesome.

    If it's not living on a lift and will be trailered around, transom steps are a must have.

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    2017 Moomba Craz Surf MAX Edition
    Flow 2.0 Surf System w/ AutoWake™
    4,600 Lbs Ballast - Enzos + Lead
    Wet Sounds REV10s + REVO12-XXX

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    Quote Originally Posted by RC_Hinojosa View Post
    Kaiyen Ken, , had a great list, building off of his...

    I would definitely opt for the surf pipe based on described use and for the simple fact that it makes a factory stereo have sound much more awesome.

    If it's not living on a lift and will be trailered around, transom steps are a must have.

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    I agree with RC... the surf pipe would be a must if you are able to have long surf runs. I am limited to a 4 to 5 minute run (no cottages in the area we surf) due to the size of our lake and the exhaust does not become a nuisance within that amount of time, but yes, the stereo would definitely sound better.

    Yes... should have thought twice before choosing my screen name... and Kaiyen Ken does sound better... I'm stuck with it now...

    Congrats RC on your newest surfer addition to your family!
    Last edited by Mondo Ken; 01-28-2020 at 09:05 AM.
    2020 Moomba Kaiyen > On Order
    2017 Moomba Mondo > Traded
    2000 Moomba Kamberra > Traded

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mondo Ken View Post

    Congrats RC on your newest surfer addition to your family!
    Thanks bud!!

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    2017 Moomba Craz Surf MAX Edition
    Flow 2.0 Surf System w/ AutoWake™
    4,600 Lbs Ballast - Enzos + Lead
    Wet Sounds REV10s + REVO12-XXX

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    Pretty good list by Kaiyen Ken.
    2018 Supra SL400

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsb View Post
    Thinking of getting a 2020 Kaiyen and wondering what available options you all think are important to consider? Boat will be used mainly for adult wake surfing and kid and adult wakeboarding. We live in Western Oregon. Thanks for any and all advice.

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    Good options suggested above. For that money I’d be looking hard at leftover inventory SR and SA as well.


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    THANK YOU all...extremely helpful feedback that really helps with my decision(s).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt0520 View Post
    Good options suggested above. For that money I’d be looking hard at leftover inventory SR and SA as well.


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    Agree 100% with Matt...for the money you will have in the Kaiyen you could get a gentle used 2019 SR or SA.
    2018 Supra SL550 with 850lbs of lead wake
    2017 Supra SA400 (Sold)
    2016 Moomba Mojo Surf Edition (Sold)
    2017 Ford F250 Super Duty(Sold)
    2019 Ford F250 Super Duty
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt0520 View Post
    Good options suggested above. For that money I’d be looking hard at leftover inventory SR and SA as well.


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    For comparison, up here in Ontario Canada, a new leftover 2019 SA is listed $49,500 more than what i purchased my Kaiyen for and a new leftover 2019 SR was $30,800 more.

    I do believe I did get a good deal on my Kaiyen and the Supra's mentioned are 'list' pricing, but it's still a steep jump from a Moomba to a Supra here.
    2020 Moomba Kaiyen > On Order
    2017 Moomba Mondo > Traded
    2000 Moomba Kamberra > Traded

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