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lsvboombox
02-13-2011, 10:37 AM
Over the weekend I beefed up the rear compartment of my '10 lsv

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i205/chopsuey-pics/2011-02-12_13-05-06_249.jpg
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i205/chopsuey-pics/2011-02-12_13-04-45_765.jpg

Added 3 vertical columns of 1 inch aluminum square tube, used 2 inch long ss 3/8th inch carriage bolts. Heated up the bolt and sunk it into the plastic. Let the plastic cool and tighten up the nuts...

Also drilled out the holes for the hinge bolts and use 1/4inch nut and bolts rather than the stock screws..

Added a 3rd hinge to the center of the doors.

They had 1 1/4 screws holding the hinges to the floor so I left them as is..

DOCDRS
02-13-2011, 12:14 PM
Nice job. Should keep that door in place.

Razzman
02-13-2011, 01:44 PM
Just curious, why? Did you have an issue? Mine are still looking as good as day one, no issues even with 750lb sacks & tons of gear. The only problem i can see there is it's going to be a beatch when winterizing.

sandm
02-13-2011, 02:33 PM
it didn't seem like the 750's have enough surface area to really impact the doors on my boat, but the 1100's put enough pressure that the pass. door blew out after 2 months..

watch the 1 1/4 screws into the floor and make sure they don't start to pull out. I didn't have any issues with the structural integrity of the actual panels(ie the braces), but the screws are not near enough to hold back all the weight when those compartments are full to the top with water.. bracing does look good :)

lsvboombox
02-13-2011, 05:13 PM
Fantastic!

I'm probably gonna end up doing something like this for my 1100 lb ers

did you just the same screws to attach the additional hinge to the floor?

I'd love to do this.

Where did you obtain the aluminum tubing?

lowes had the tubes.. yes i used 1 1/4" (size 12 or 1/4" cant remember)


The only problem i can see there is it's going to be a beatch when winterizing.

nah... after i lay the doors down i can kneel om a towel down...

those 1000 lb sacs are huge and i would rather be safe than sorry


watch the 1 1/4 screws into the floor and make sure they don't start to pull out.
thx i'll keep an eye open, if they start getting loose i'll go bigger an deeper(if i can)

Mobi1
02-14-2011, 02:13 PM
Not to Hijack your thread, but this is how I "beefed" up my engine compartment.

Taking no chances!!!

kaneboats
02-14-2011, 02:35 PM
What material did you use and where'd you get it? Thanks!

Mobi1
02-14-2011, 03:04 PM
I used 1"x2"x.025" aluminum tube. Got it at Metal Supermarkets..

lsvboombox
02-14-2011, 03:15 PM
Not to Hijack your thread, but this is how I "beefed" up my engine compartment.

Taking no chances!!!

that looks sweet!! what year boat do you have? I have a 2010 lsv and I dont have as much room as you near the exhaust headers. That was may main concern if the walls started to bow around 1/2-3/4 of an inch they would be touching the exhaust...

Mobi1
02-14-2011, 04:18 PM
I have an 05 LSV

sandm
02-14-2011, 04:50 PM
Not to Hijack your thread, but this is how I "beefed" up my engine compartment.




holy overkill batman :)

looks like some good work.

moombadaze
02-14-2011, 07:45 PM
WOW, nice and clean work

Mobi1
02-14-2011, 08:16 PM
I used 2" lag bolts.

viking
02-14-2011, 11:22 PM
I think the word that comes to mind is DAMN :shock:

JesseC
02-16-2011, 11:57 AM
Somebody help me out with some pics here. My 02 LSV has something that looks very similar to Mobi1s boat. My panels screw into the cross brace that is around the engine and across to what holds in the ski pilon. So i have an aluminum frame around the engine. What did they do in the newer models? what are the panels hooked to?

brain_rinse
02-16-2011, 12:04 PM
Somebody help me out with some pics here. My 02 LSV has something that looks very similar to Mobi1s boat. My panels screw into the cross brace that is around the engine and across to what holds in the ski pilon. So i have an aluminum frame around the engine. What did they do in the newer models? what are the panels hooked to?
Same concept. The problem is that it's a big enough opening inside the frame that the panels can bow towards the engine, and the hinges that attach the panel to the floor can pull out. So you can add hinge in the middle, brace the panel (lsvboombox), or add a cross brace to the frame (Mobi1).

JesseC
02-16-2011, 02:14 PM
Oh, ok. Now I see where he added the "three" pieces on each side. It makes sence now!!