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nabb
06-23-2010, 08:46 PM
looking at buying a used 08 outback V, but i have been told it doesnt have the gravity3 system. Have been wake surfing on other peoples boats and love it. Want to use this boat to surf. Can you get this system installed after market and it this a good surf boat?

sandm
06-23-2010, 08:49 PM
ed will be chiming in here shortly :)

yes, it is a very good boat and can surf well when set up properly. you can add a ballast system to any boat. if it as the gravityI setup, then the switch is fairly easy. if you have to start from scratch, then it's a little more involved, but the boat was built for it...

hope to welcome you to the family soon :)

c.rix
06-23-2010, 11:33 PM
eds boat is different hull than the 08 so........I will answer

I have a 07 obv and had my dealer upgrade the gravity 1 to a 3 system If i remember right it was ~$750 for that and then I bought a 750 lb fatsack for the side. If your going to surf with a few people in the boat the surf wake is great with the 750

I also have extra bags for when I dont have any human ballast I will throw a 250 sack or two on the surf slde seats to get the boat to lean a bit more :)

The biggest thing that helps me get a great wake is the wake plate I usually have it set around 3/4 up but with the weight changing you can adjust on the fly its by far the best feature moomba's have for surfing

I run 10.5 mph usually also and my obv will kick up a nice surf wake !!!

nabb
06-24-2010, 02:36 PM
thanks for your insight!
appreciate it.
think that makes it a go for the purchase........

jester
06-24-2010, 10:08 PM
I have the 08 OBV and love it. I am starting to upgrade my GI system to a GIII system. You can have hte GIII system installed but I did not like the setup the shop would do so i am installing it myself.

Right now for wakesurfing i put one or two people in the V-drive storage area and it creates a nice wake. oo I mean i move some weight into the surf side storage area.

jmvotto
06-24-2010, 10:21 PM
Nabb, i the 07 obv, same boat and have been surfing with the 400lb plus another 200 on the surf side.using the tsunami 1200 over the side pump. I need a 750 but right now 2 400lbs will do, ( one full, the other half way. I finally have all the parts to make the Gi to GIII upgrade, Now i just nees time to pull the floor and install..:D

Search "you can surf the OBV" for pics...

Canuckle Head
06-25-2010, 12:30 PM
I have the same boat as jvmotto. I run 750 in the rear, 400 in the center and an integrated bow sac which I think is 650lbs. When you get three big guys in the boat with all that ballast it is pretty sweet.

jvmotto, my boat is the GI system and I am currently using an over the side Tsunami pump to fill the 750 and the IBS. I would be interested in knowing what parts are required to upgrade to the GIII. Perhaps you can do some documentation of your install and post it? It would be most excellent of you if you did!

jester
06-25-2010, 04:58 PM
I have the same boat as jvmotto. I run 750 in the rear, 400 in the center and an integrated bow sac which I think is 650lbs. When you get three big guys in the boat with all that ballast it is pretty sweet.

jvmotto, my boat is the GI system and I am currently using an over the side Tsunami pump to fill the 750 and the IBS. I would be interested in knowing what parts are required to upgrade to the GIII. Perhaps you can do some documentation of your install and post it? It would be most excellent of you if you did!

How do the 750's fit? Does it improve the wake that much from the 400's? I do alot of wakeboarding and do not know if i want to install 400's or 750's in the rear.

Canuckle Head
06-25-2010, 07:17 PM
750's just fit. I would estimate that they are about 90% full. I dunno how they compare to the 400's as I never had them to begin with.

jmvotto
06-25-2010, 09:38 PM
CH,

http://moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?t=9201&highlight=parts+list

This is the list i use to gather parts from to make it factory, some and probably most have done the gI to Giii a different way, I got most of my parts from Flow rite, ebay, the dealer and other moomba members. I will try to post pics soon . there are lots of options. Mine uses the factory sprinkler valves which others have ripped out.....

trebor-75
07-23-2010, 06:20 PM
Leave my boat outta this :)

Just get yourself some 750 lb fly-high ballast bags for the rear, a 400 for the front, a couple of pumps for now and go to town!

My 2003 Outback DD produced a darn good surf wake, your OBV will do even better.


Oh...and of course everyone expects me to make this statement:

if you can locate a 2009 Outback V for a few grand more - grab it. Night and day difference.

An LSV is a pretty good boat too!

When you say the 09 OBV is night and day difference, what do you mean? What changes were made other than the new body style?

kaneboats
07-23-2010, 11:15 PM
It's a full redesign- new hull. Different boat altogether (surf wake to prove it too).