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Boat Build Series

Malibu 247

Join us as we walk through refurbishing a Malibu Wakesetter. This DIY video series takes you through the process of turning your wakeboard boat into a wakesurf machine.

Turn Your Malibu 247 Into A Wake Maker

Our Malibu 247 was big enough that we lovingly referred to it as the wakeboard yacht. In its stock configuration it created a good wakeboard wave, but it was nearly impossible to surf. We decided to give this boat the full surf compliment of ballast and pumps. In this video series we will teach you how to install a complete ballast system. How to decide where to drill thu-hulls, place plumps, run hose, wire relays, and electrical. It all sounds complicated. We will show you how easy it really is. With some patience, our videos, and a few tools you can get your boat surfing in no time.

Episode 1


We walk through the boat and project

8 min.

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Episode 2

Tear Down

Take it all apart even the graphics

3 min.

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Episode 3

Fresh Air Exhuast

We show how simple this upgrade is and how much fore safely you can surf

10 min.

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Episode 4

Thru Hulls

See how easy it is to safely drill holes in your hull

20 min.

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Episode 5

Installing Ballast

See all the steps to installing ballast

28 min.

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Episode 6

Liquid Lumens

Let there be light and LEDs everywhere

36 min.

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Episode 7

Gatorstep and Graphics

Replace the old flooring and add gatorstep to the swim platform, rails, and gunnels, we also apply new graphics

7 min.

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Episode 8

The Results

See what a difference our upgrades make!

8 min.

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