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saskyrider
10-01-2010, 12:20 PM
I have a fairly large list as i just got my boat in the middle of august this year.

1. Install PP Stargazer.. i have it and it's supposed to be a "plug n' play"

2. upgrade prop to an ACME 1235 from the stock prop

3. replace cabin speakers with Polk DB651's and 6 channel amp

4. completely redo how the amps are mounted and how the wires are ran -- the guy i bought it from just threw everything in and didn't hide anything

5. replace the stock ballast pumps with Tsunami's and maybe add a second inlet

6. plumb in a bow sack and tie it all in with the stock GIII system

7. build a rock guard and spare tire mount for the front of the trailer

8. Install transom light purchased in the group by... thanks newty!!! :)

9. reattach the boards on to the trailer... noticed a couple of the lag screws are getting loose

10. get a second job to pay for it all!!!! lol!!

I had budgeted 30K for the boat and came in well under that so the money is there to get it to where i want.


So what about everyone else???

deafgoose
10-01-2010, 12:24 PM
1) Install a heater

2) Replace the carpet

3) Install sub/tower speakers and reaplce the amp.

4) Have the boat buffed/waxed and replace the stickers with new ones.

saskyrider
10-01-2010, 12:35 PM
what would it cost to get the boat buffed waxed and have the stickers replaced???

same with the carpet... mine is in ok shape but just ok?

geoff

sandm
10-01-2010, 12:45 PM
Here's my list, but we'll see how funds play out this winter..

pp stargazer for the gps ability.
new boat numbering
good buff/wax


spent all my coin last year on stereo and prop. only big thing left is ballast, and for now, I'll live with it :)
my bigger project is on the tow rig. Ford used substandard exhaust studs on the 5.4triton motor in the early 2000's and about 50% of them are broken. exhaust leaks.. going to be a challenging repair..

I'm sure there are a lot on here that are interested in the carpet replacement, so if anyone does it (*cough *cough deafgoose), be sure and document with tons of pics :)

Canuckle Head
10-01-2010, 12:46 PM
1)Transom LED lights (2- Krypt/Bullet Lines X600's - Just arrived yesterday!)
2) LED lights in the cup holders (oznium)
3) LED speaker rings (not here yet, also from Krypt/Bullet Lines)
4) Install 6 Polk DB651's (Thank you Crutchfield @ $50.00 a pair!)
5) New Ballast System (Still compiling parts)
6) Upgrade Stereo (last prioroity at this point)

deafgoose
10-01-2010, 12:58 PM
what would it cost to get the boat buffed waxed and have the stickers replaced???

same with the carpet... mine is in ok shape but just ok?

geoff

I am not sure at this point but either way it needs to be done badly.

I will see how much the stickers cost. I might just got for a 3/4 wrap.

Canuckle Head
10-01-2010, 01:05 PM
I am not sure at this point but either way it needs to be done badly.

I will see how much the stickers cost. I might just got for a 3/4 wrap.

I buff and polish my own boat. Not sure I would want/trust someone else doing that type of work. As far stickers that is also really easy to do. They peel off super easy, just make sure you either do it on a hot day or have a hair dryer handy.

newty
10-01-2010, 01:06 PM
Scrap carpet and find an alternative, Nuteak, seadeck, snap-in. Dunno yet.
Go to a 3 rule pump system
Maybe some exiles for the tower.
Matching spare tire and wheel w/ mount.

viking
10-01-2010, 01:12 PM
Transom LED
LED's in Cupholders
A good detail

I was looking to find last years list thread to see what I accomplished. I think I did pretty good but for the LED's in cupholders but couldn't find it. Maybe it's been purged?

Most projects will be upgrades to my tow rig :)

deafgoose
10-01-2010, 01:18 PM
I buff and polish my own boat. Not sure I would want/trust someone else doing that type of work. As far stickers that is also really easy to do. They peel off super easy, just make sure you either do it on a hot day or have a hair dryer handy.

I live in a condo with no garage so I have nowhere to park the boat to do my own work. I need to have it acid washed because I keep my boat in the water all season long. I will hire a professional so I am sure it will be better than what I could do.

Canuckle Head
10-01-2010, 01:27 PM
I live in a condo with no garage so I have nowhere to park the boat to do my own work. I need to have it acid washed because I keep my boat in the water all season long. I will hire a professional so I am sure it will be better than what I could do.

I trailer my boat so I can now understand why you would need some professional help. But seriously, you can remove your stickers yourself. Super easy!

deafgoose
10-01-2010, 01:38 PM
I trailer my boat so I can now understand why you would need some professional help. But seriously, you can remove your stickers yourself. Super easy!

Yeah, I have a heat gun that will make it that much easier.

I will have the 3/4 wrap installed if I go that route. I know my limits. lol

New Guy
10-01-2010, 02:33 PM
As of now

-Revamp the stereo wiring (it was a quick in season install)

-Re plumb the ballast system with tsunami pumps and 750's in the rear. Possible a integrated bow sack.

-Replace the carpet I'm unsure with what yet.

-Perfect Pass Stargazer :)

-Recover most of the vinyl. Hopefully figure out a good way to make the sun deck three piece.

-Build a bimmi

Clean Clean Clean!

Wow its a good thing that winters are long in Wisconsin.

New Guy
10-01-2010, 02:34 PM
Scrap carpet and find an alternative, Nuteak, seadeck, snap-in. Dunno yet.
Go to a 3 rule pump system
Maybe some exiles for the tower.
Matching spare tire and wheel w/ mount.


If you find out a way to get sheets of seadek let me know.

brain_rinse
10-01-2010, 02:43 PM
please let us know if you find a good spare mount!

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I looked all over and found the Boatmate to be the best deal out there. Plus it's color matched.

brain_rinse
10-01-2010, 02:45 PM
Love all the integrated bow sac plans! You guys won't be disappointed with that upgrade.

brain_rinse
10-01-2010, 02:45 PM
is Boatmate's bolt on?
Yep .

sandm
10-01-2010, 02:49 PM
is Boatmate's bolt on?

ed,
call boatmate and have trailer vin handy. they will ship you a color-matched spare holder for around $65 that bolts on in about 10 minutes and will handle 4-6bolt pattern factory wheels. they are slick...
does take 2-3 weeks to get tho..

thesack
10-01-2010, 05:17 PM
Think this winter I am going to upgrade/replace: Swim Platform and its brackets, Sun Deck Cushions, Buff out all the scratches, dings and missing fiberglass on the transom, full detail...ok so those are being done for other reasons.

But I am replacing the stock Kenwood head unit with the Alpine CDA-118M, fixing my leaking ballast manifold, probably going to add trailer runway lights, new trailer jack, also thinking about possibly switching up my tower speaker setup some...

saskyrider
10-01-2010, 06:54 PM
just thought of a couple more things...

1. replace steering cable
2. drill hole in false floor of centre ballast area for easier water removal
3. new tarp

saskyrider
10-01-2010, 06:55 PM
oh ya.... one more lol!!

1. upgrade head unit and add a transom remote.

Reese350
10-01-2010, 07:03 PM
We sold our 07 Outback so we'll be looking to upgrade the whole enchilada!

Razzman
10-01-2010, 07:09 PM
If you find out a way to get sheets of seadek let me know.

All you have to do is call Seadek. They'll send you out a template kit and then make it to fit. Simple.

deerfield
10-01-2010, 07:27 PM
oh ya.... one more lol!!

1. upgrade head unit

Manual pump or electric macerator?

maxpower220
10-01-2010, 08:42 PM
I need to have it acid washed because I keep my boat in the water all season long. I will hire a professional so I am sure it will be better than what I could do.

I used some "Hull Cleaner" which is a mild acid. It was very easy to do and work perfectly. The only thing is you will need to wax the hull afterward. Got all of the stains off of mine. I just used a small bucket and a brush on a wand. Keep the water hose near. You could do this at your local self service car wash if you wanted.

jamie_abb
10-01-2010, 08:57 PM
PP Stargazer - my display came and went all summer, mostly gone now
Heater

jmvotto
10-01-2010, 11:40 PM
a 24 ft supra with all the crap i don't have....:)

jmvotto
10-01-2010, 11:43 PM
Ok , i did not win the lottery so.

transom lights green not sure mfg
sea dek roo in black and mica 3 piece
transom remote for stereo
heater
Integrated bow sac and dual rule pump in flow
swivel racks would be nice
perfect pass

or just a new supra:(

brain_rinse
10-01-2010, 11:50 PM
...or just a new supra:(
Or an LSV? :)

viking
10-02-2010, 12:01 AM
thanks!!

I'm getting tired of having the spare with me inside the truck cab.

That will be my winter upgrade :)

Just make sure you don't put THAT through your window:D You have a history you know :twisted:

kaneboats
10-02-2010, 03:38 AM
I'm going to upgrade the boards here by getting my old buddy Sled back on here. Wish me luck!

sandm
10-02-2010, 08:03 AM
Or an LSV? :)

I wonder where someone could get a deal on one???:rolleyes:

sandm
10-02-2010, 08:05 AM
thanks!!

I'm getting tired of having the spare with me inside the truck cab.

That will be my winter upgrade :)

I see ambition runs deep in you :) :)

saskie99
10-02-2010, 02:18 PM
Install bow ballast, with its own pump and drill new 1 inch inlet.
New acme 1433 wakeboard prop
Remake sprinkler valve tree ( I am going to put one 750 and center ballast on one and one 750 and bow ballast on the other)
Install new through hulls at front for bow ballast empty
Switch over ballast system to 1 inch line.
Buff and wax all mark out
May remove mobuis decals and leave her nekked
Clean up stereo install ( previous ower installed 3 amps to run stereo, needless to say it rocks but I dont like the install of the amps)

jmvotto
10-02-2010, 02:29 PM
I'm going to upgrade the boards here by getting my old buddy Sled back on here. Wish me luck!

Please do, i saw his avatar disapear.. what gives?

we miss you sled

brain, i looked but if we go big its going to be a 23 or 24... oh and less than 1000 miles lol

viking
10-02-2010, 03:39 PM
I'm going to upgrade the boards here by getting my old buddy Sled back on here. Wish me luck!

Yeah - what happened there? I don't see a trace of him?

GeauxTigers
10-04-2010, 12:56 PM
is Boatmate's bolt on?

Ed:
Yes it is.

cab13367
10-11-2010, 02:20 AM
Not a whole lot planned for me. After four years, I pretty much have her like I want her. Going to add a line driver/volume control for the in boat speakers. That's about it. And maybe add a second double surf rack.

davinci
10-11-2010, 10:28 AM
Finish installing engine and tranny so I can get it in the water by summertime.

moombadaze
10-11-2010, 04:34 PM
no plans other than trying to get house/yardwork done so more time is available to use the boat when the weather turns warm next spring