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AusFire
03-29-2011, 01:01 AM
Hi all,

Just bought a 2007 Moomba Outback. It was imported here to Australia.
Pretty much still standard, working on putting depth sounder in spare dash slot. Also trying to get some wake racks sorted as well for all the boards.

Enjoy

http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee495/Jeff_Uyen-Fogarty/28032011823.jpg
http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee495/Jeff_Uyen-Fogarty/28032011824.jpg

rdlangston13
03-29-2011, 03:45 AM
what is your tow vehicle you have there?

moombadaze
03-29-2011, 06:56 AM
Nice intro, nice boat, enjoy and welcome

AusFire
03-29-2011, 07:20 AM
what is your tow vehicle you have there?
Hey Mate, Its a 2005 Aussie Ford Falcon, XR6. Updating to a White Chrysler 300c as the tow vehicle in the next couple of weeks.

Thanks for the welcome too guys. Love the forums too, very helpful already with Depth sounder choices.

Cheers

sandm
03-29-2011, 07:40 AM
what is your tow vehicle you have there?


beat me to it.. I hope it's a short, flat, level drive never requiring a panic stop with almost no incline on the launch ramp.. there's a whole lot of science that goes into towing, not just that a vehicle has an engine big enough to pull it. be VERY careful towing with a 300c..

welcome to the forums. good looking boat.

dusty2221
03-29-2011, 09:28 AM
Welcome to the site!

kaneboats
03-29-2011, 10:34 AM
Welcome, mate! Does it seem a bit odd you have to import a "MOOMBA"? It's great to share notes with our international brothers. Enjoy the boat and remember: LLTR!!! No worries!

viking
03-29-2011, 03:38 PM
what is your tow vehicle you have there?

First thing I thought of too :)
Welcome. GREAT looking boat imo!!

Look forward to seeing pics of you out enjoying it on the water.

AusFire
03-29-2011, 06:04 PM
beat me to it.. I hope it's a short, flat, level drive never requiring a panic stop with almost no incline on the launch ramp.. there's a whole lot of science that goes into towing, not just that a vehicle has an engine big enough to pull it. be VERY careful towing with a 300c..
welcome to the forums. good looking boat.

Thanks Mate, Yeah I see what you are saying, ramp I use has slight incline but this vehicle pulls it out too easy, good grooved ramp. Only problem with this tow vehicle is I need to put Airbags in rear end to level out ride.

Welcome, mate! Does it seem a bit odd you have to import a "MOOMBA"? It's great to share notes with our international brothers. Enjoy the boat and remember: LLTR!!! No worries!

Lol, yes I know, but did my research on these boats, Nice price, good wake, all round good boat. Heaps of Aussie's are importing your boats as they are heaps cheaper than what we pay here and our Aussie dollar is on par with yours. If I was to buy a 2011 Moomba here it would be up near the 70 grand mark. Tige boats are over the 100 grand so I felt this was a good first time boat for me.

It seems you are all worried with my tow vehicle, It really handles it quite well, its not a 4x4 which seems all you guys drive over there, lol. the boat weights in at about 1400 kg, my current vehicle can tow up to 1650kg so no issues with weight.

Thanks for the welcome guys, look forward to sharing some memories and using your knowledge base.
Cheers

skiyaker
03-29-2011, 07:23 PM
welcome- that's one sexy boat- make sure to post plenty of pics of the water you see over there! just curious- how much do you guys pay for gas?

wolfeman131
03-29-2011, 10:06 PM
nice boat & welcome

just curious, did you order through a US dealer and have it imported?

AusFire
03-29-2011, 11:29 PM
welcome- that's one sexy boat- make sure to post plenty of pics of the water you see over there! just curious- how much do you guys pay for gas?

Thanks Mate, we Pay about $1.35 a litre at the moment.




nice boat & welcome

just curious, did you order through a US dealer and have it imported?

It was imported by a boat dealer here.

Cheers Guys!!

AusFire
03-29-2011, 11:30 PM
AusFire...

Welcome to the boards and welcome to the family!

If you happen to run into Josh Sanders while your running around your continent, tell him he still owes me a plane ticket!


No worries Mate, will do!! lol.

AusFire
03-30-2011, 07:33 PM
Hi,

These are just some of the pics and video taken on our first trip out on new boat. Bit of an overcast day, windy but found a nice sheltered area on lake.

Enjoy

Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEaYxLnBjbU&hd=1

http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee495/Jeff_Uyen-Fogarty/Boat/28032011825.jpg
Trying out fat sac and loading one side for Surfing

http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee495/Jeff_Uyen-Fogarty/Boat/28032011831.jpg
2 of my 3 boys chilling

http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee495/Jeff_Uyen-Fogarty/Boat/28032011835.jpg
Finish washing for stowage in shed


http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee495/Jeff_Uyen-Fogarty/Boat/28032011836.jpg

Its home when not on water

Mikey
03-30-2011, 09:38 PM
Just like my Outback except i have never folded my tower yet. Enjoy !!! Also get that boat out there pulling skiers like its meant to do..Yes its a very versatile boat which will pull ,tubers ,Wakeboarders and do a little surfing as well once you set up a few things.

AusFire
03-30-2011, 11:32 PM
Here is another video of my youngest son.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bs4S8OhCnoA

kaneboats
03-31-2011, 10:20 AM
I think he's going to get a lot better with all the time you are going to be spending on the new Outback. Enjoy and thanks for sharing!

aaroncat
04-04-2011, 04:38 AM
Hey AusFire,

You are from Newy? I grew up in Port Stephens, went to Newcastle Uni and now live in the states. You must have the only Moomba in Australia! If I recall correctly the Moomba's are branded as Mobius in Australia.

Cheers,
Aaron

AusFire
04-05-2011, 12:23 AM
Hey Aaroncat,

Yeah Mate, live in Fletcher, near Wallsend mate. Yeah not too many Moomba branded boats over here, yet, lol. Some of the boat dealers are starting to jump on bandwagon importing boats. Heaps cheaper at the moment. I think I got a quote to import a Tige and it was 8 grand, so A Tige thats worth about 80-90 grand here is about 40-50 there so big savings.

Yeah the Bay is a beautiful spot, was thinking of skiing up there the other week until a para sailing girl was hit by a great white, mmmmm, No thanks, will stick to Lake Macquarie, lol.

So have ya been home lately ?? Its Just heading into winter here so boat will be stored for a while cold and wet today and windy.

Ausfire.

aaroncat
04-05-2011, 10:03 AM
Yeh I heard about the girl. She lost her arm right?

Na mate, haven't been home in a few years. Due for it pretty soon though I would say. I haven't seen the sun here in Seattle since September :(

wolfeman131
04-05-2011, 10:27 PM
Yeah the Bay is a beautiful spot, was thinking of skiing up there the other week until a para sailing girl was hit by a great white, mmmmm, No thanks, will stick to Lake Macquarie, lol.

Holy crap! Some of us here worry about gators, but I'm thinking a great white shark would be a lot worse.

moombadaze
04-06-2011, 07:40 AM
Ausfire, what is that contraption on the trailer-silver looking thing on the front?


Great whites-your kidding right.

AusFire
04-07-2011, 06:35 AM
Ausfire, what is that contraption on the trailer-silver looking thing on the front?


Great whites-your kidding right.

Hey Mate, that contraption is this, http://www.google.com.au/imgres?imgurl=http://www.wheelsplus.co.nz/coupling.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.wheelsplus.co.nz/trailer.html&usg=__SPzeW9kjrPznOzb1MkLinM6E4_w=&h=198&w=240&sz=14&hl=en&start=93&zoom=1&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=sDNcQoXHWToxjM:&tbnh=91&tbnw=110&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dtrailer%2Bcouplings%26start%3D80%26um %3D1%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Dactive%26sa%3DN%26ndsp%3D2 0%26tbm%3Disch&ei=546dTd_oCdOOcajl4LUE
Its a hitch that we use over here with the brake cylinder on top. Our department of transport dont like the way you guys hitch ya boats to your cars, lol. Go figure. hahahaha.

As for the great white, Yep its true, happened about 3 weeks ago, about 40 mins from were I live. Nelson Bay.
http://www.news.com.au/national/woman-hospitalised-after-shark-attack/story-e6frfkvr-1226022521001

And another
http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/strong-lisa-stable-after-horrific-shark-attack-20110317-1bxu8.html
:D:D

moombadaze
04-07-2011, 07:18 AM
is that a hand brake handle?

rdlangston13
04-07-2011, 10:24 AM
2m great white? must have been a baby huh?

AusFire
04-08-2011, 04:44 AM
is that a hand brake handle?

Yeah Mate, locks the brakes on before disconnecting. Works well, just have to remember to release if rotors and brakes are wet when storing so they dont lock on.


2m great white? must have been a baby huh?

Lol, yeah mate, the big ones like Surfers better, bit slower than wakeboarders hehehehe ;)

rdlangston13
04-08-2011, 09:01 AM
down here we have barracudas. im not really sure which is worse but from what i hear sharks can taste with their skin so they might rub up against you for a taste before they attack or they can take a test bite.

barracudas just come at you like a missile with a mouth full a razor sharp teeth, not really as big as a shark but they travel in packs.

in any case, i hope i dont ever have to get off the rig and into the water

kaneboats
04-11-2011, 11:56 AM
I'll take my chances with the gators. At least they sleep all day and only really go out for dinner at night.

AusFire
11-30-2011, 01:43 AM
Ok, this should make you guys feel at ease, just updated the tow vehicle, 2010 Nissan Navara ST-X. 140 kw version,

Its just getting into summer here so cant wait to get out and on the water.

Hitting a river just out side Sydney next week for 3 days with the blokes from my work, Its a yearly thing we do, Wake boarding, skiing and surfing. :cool:

Enjoy


http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee495/Jeff_Uyen-Fogarty/Boat/291120111562.jpg
http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee495/Jeff_Uyen-Fogarty/Boat/291120111564.jpg

mmandley
11-30-2011, 05:42 AM
Nice looking ride, i liked your car too, just in America cars arnt rated to tow much lol.

newty
11-30-2011, 08:46 AM
Nice! Good looking pair fo sho. Congrats brutha...

kaneboats
11-30-2011, 09:29 AM
Nice looking rig, mate!

wolfeman131
11-30-2011, 10:58 AM
nice setup there!

viking
12-05-2011, 11:03 PM
Thank 4 the update. Like the new truck. You took alot of lip from us for your car (all in good fun). We are just not used to seeing that too often here in the states. We're too busy throwing money down these big gas guzzlers.

KG's Supra24
12-06-2011, 09:43 AM
Nice setup. Wish summer was starting here!

New Guy
12-15-2011, 12:09 PM
Great looking setup. The second video of your son boarding it looks like you are flying, try slowing it down to 18-20mph while they are learning.