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viking
05-09-2010, 02:51 AM
Anybody know how to pull up the rear center section of the floor on a Direct Drive? I thought there were 4 screws but for the life of me I can't find them. I'm wondering if they carpeted right over them or something??

I snapped a pic of the section I want to pull up! Ran my boat in the driveway today after summerizing it and noticed a drip coming from the port manifold (I think?). Was going to try and access it to ensure the clamps are tight and/or verify where the small amount of water is coming from.

BensonWdby
05-09-2010, 12:27 PM
I have a 99 Mobius DD. There were only two screws. One in each corner on the motor well side, pretty much per your photo #1. The side under the bench is just a press fit. It just slips under the vertical wall of the bench. Slips is probably a bit of an understatement. I have to pry it into place. From the loks of your photo , it would not surprise me if there were no screws. The really do not server much of a function. With the motor clam shell sitting on top of it - it is not likely to go anywhere.

Mikey
05-09-2010, 05:09 PM
Mine has 4 screws which can be hard to find . Maybe you don't ?Try pulling floor up from engine going to the back . Mine is a very tight fit even without the screws ,otherwise mine are in the 4 corners very near the edges.

viking
05-09-2010, 05:32 PM
Thanks guys! I did pull pretty hard just to see but afraid to really crank on it just in case it was fastened some how?? I'll check again.

Mikey,
Do you have a DD too? If so - what year? I read your post about ski rack and my tower has 3 horizontal bars whereas the LSV/XLV only has 2. Figured the Lowest bar on my rack was too low and would hit trailer guides. Thanks

Mikey
05-10-2010, 09:42 PM
Ya i have 07 Outback DD.I have the factory towere with 3horizontal bars with the wakeboards mounted on the middle bar and the ski rack on the lowest bar.

Mikey
05-10-2010, 09:44 PM
As for hitting the trailer guides ,it is close but doable.Just be carefull,at loading and unloading and watch for loose dangly straps ,strings etc,otherwise works fine.

viking
05-11-2010, 01:51 AM
As for hitting the trailer guides ,it is close but doable.Just be carefull,at loading and unloading and watch for loose dangly straps ,strings etc,otherwise works fine.

Thanks much! I'll have to try it and see. I'd imagine as long as it's fairly deep at launch shouldn't be a problem. If shallow and not getting the back of the trailer very deep I could see it being an issue.

If it works that's the perfect solution to grab another OEM clamp as they are in abundance :) No problems with being in your line of vision while underway being low either??

viking
05-11-2010, 01:52 AM
OH - and if yours (mikey) has the screws on the floor section and it's the same boat, I don't see why mine would not.

I'll have to really do a sherlock holmes and try and find them.

Mikey
05-11-2010, 11:42 PM
As for having the skis in the line of vision ,i originally had the ski mounted on the driverside but quickly realized it would be better on the spotterside just for that reason.

Sled491
05-12-2010, 12:08 AM
The screws are there just keep looking. It took me some time but I found them, and they're long suckers. I put the screws back the first time, now I don't bother. The carpet creates plenty of grab and I like the ability to be able to pull up that pc when ever I feel the need

viking
05-12-2010, 12:28 AM
Thanks guys! Still f*&%$ng raining out now so it'll be end of week before I can get out and check again.

phospher
05-12-2010, 12:55 AM
I second Sleds comments. I put mine back in the first time too. Now, I don't bother.

Sled491
05-12-2010, 09:45 AM
Hey Phospher, we're putting together a Wolf river Moomba trip Freemont area. August 7th and 8th. You interested? We're up to about 5 boats now.

phospher
05-13-2010, 05:22 PM
Possibly. I'll have to check the calendar because we have a ton of weddings this year. Sounds like fun and I would really like to meet up with some fellow Moomba owners. How is it up there? I always get nervous about rivers. Wouldn't want to hit anything.

Sled491
05-13-2010, 06:39 PM
The river is very good. My rule with rivers is never go into any bays, stay in the middle, and watch what other boats are doing.

Look for a new thread that some one is going to start up with the details. Looks like it is really starting to come together.

phospher
05-18-2010, 11:49 AM
dang! I'm not going to be able to make it because we already have plans to go up north with some friends that weekend :(

Sled491
05-18-2010, 10:13 PM
Bring them along, this is getting pretty big :D

viking
05-19-2010, 12:28 AM
What does that have to do with pulling up the floor on a DD?
JK............giving you hijackers some crap. No worries :lol:

Sled491
05-19-2010, 09:23 AM
That's what you get for abandoning your post :D

We have very short attention spans on this board :)

kaneboats
05-19-2010, 11:34 AM
I'm sorry, what was that? I was watching Itchy & Scratchy.

viking
05-20-2010, 01:35 AM
what was i asking anyway??

Sled491
05-20-2010, 10:56 AM
Something about BBQ chicken I thought :D