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E4NASH
03-31-2011, 06:46 PM
Well, I finally did it! As some of you may have seen in the "How Many Hours..." thread I am picking up my new (to me) boat! It's my first boat and I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am! I'm sure many of you have felt the same way.

Its an '05 Mobius LS. It has a black powder coated tower, racks, perfect pass, wake plate, bimini top, full cover, tandem axle trailer, Kicker KMT6 Tower Speakers and Kenwood Amp. The bow speakers are Polk Audio (not sure what model). I believe the others are factory (No idea why they wouldn't have replaced them all) I will need to check. I'm planning on pulling them and putting in Polk DB651's.

It has the rear ballast but I wanted one in the ski locker as well so as I type this the boys at Diamond Lakes Watersports (http://www.diamondlakeswatersports.com) in Hot Springs, AR are putting one in with the Fly High W704 Bag. Total ballast weight will be around 760 lbs. I'll get a 750 fat sac later for surfing. It also didn't have the transom remote so they are installing that as well.

Those guys at Diamond Lakes are awesome guys! I highly recommend them, to me its worth the drive.

It's a 4 hour trip from here to there so me and my boys (ages 5 and 9) are leaving around 6:30 AM to pick it up around 10. The boys have no idea that we are doing this so it is a total surprise! I don't know which I am more excited about getting the boat or their faces!

When we get back I will throw up some pictures and tell you all how the trip went...

***when I get home tonight I will see if I can get up some pics that I took last weekend when I went to look at it. They have since taken the boat off of their site.***

11 Outback V
03-31-2011, 06:51 PM
Congrats and Im sure the boys will love it.
Good luck w your trip and be safe.
Todd

KG's Supra24
03-31-2011, 06:54 PM
I'll wave when you drive by.

Congrats on the boat and maybe we'll see you sometime this summer.

Oh, and grab you a moomba sticker from their shop. I think the truck is going to need one. :D

sandm
03-31-2011, 07:06 PM
congrats. looks like a great family photo op in the making.
sure you will have a ton of memories on that boat..

E4NASH
03-31-2011, 07:52 PM
I'll wave when you drive by.

Congrats on the boat and maybe we'll see you sometime this summer.

Oh, and grab you a moomba sticker from their shop. I think the truck is going to need one. :D

I've had the sticker on for a few weeks already... ;-)

SEARK
03-31-2011, 08:40 PM
Those guys at Diamond Lakes are awesome guys! I highly recommend them, to me its worth the drive.

**

Have to agree with you on this. Great guys to work with. Got my boat from them in 07 and bought a few things from their proshop since then.

moombadaze
03-31-2011, 08:43 PM
Congrats, boy I bet they will be suprised-one of those priceless moments in time.

wolfeman131
03-31-2011, 09:14 PM
Those boys will never forget this day! Awesome & congrats! See if you can snap a pic of their faces.

Shooter
04-01-2011, 12:09 AM
Congrats on the boat. Just purchased mine this year and am having a blast with it. This weekend will be our 4th in a row to take it out.

Grant M
04-01-2011, 12:19 AM
Congrats and welcome to the club!
You have now been officially diagnosed with Moomba Mania! :D
Signs include but are not limited to: the compulsion to get wet while wearing outragious board shorts. A very large grin that won't go away. Strong urges to Bling the Boat! to name a few..... :rolleyes:

kaneboats
04-01-2011, 09:28 AM
I love the plan! How do you keep your mouth shut? It's tough, isn't it. Make sure you pack the life jackets so you can throw it in wherever you want and go for a cruise.

bbuhtz
04-01-2011, 11:19 AM
congrats! enjoy the moomba life

KG's Supra24
04-01-2011, 11:45 AM
I hope saturday is still the day. Drove by DLWS this morning and there was a huge wreck right there off the interstate. I couldn't identify boats but it looked like a semi had plowed through the fence. The fence was down and the semi had made it most of the way into their boat yard area. Cross your fingers!

E4NASH
04-01-2011, 11:53 AM
I love the plan! How do you keep your mouth shut? It's tough, isn't it. Make sure you pack the life jackets so you can throw it in wherever you want and go for a cruise.

Well, it has been tough I wanted to tell them so bad! Unfortunately the secret got out last night while my wife and I were discussing the issue with the radio on the boat (see thread in audio). Our 9 yr old overheard us, spying no doubt...lol, and put it all together. Kids are Mich smarter and hear more than we think. Bit anyway they are both REALLY excited. Tomorrow will be a great day!


I hope saturday is still the day. Drove by DLWS this morning and there was a huge wreck right there off the interstate. I couldn't identify boats but it looked like a semi had plowed through the fence. The fence was down and the semi had made it most of the way into their boat yard area. Cross your fingers!

Ha ha ha April fools! Good one KG! :lol:

KG's Supra24
04-01-2011, 11:54 AM
Dang it!!!!!!!! I have been sitting here reloading just waiting. Well and also hoping you didn't call them at 10 as soon as they open. Ha

Had to make an attempt.

E4NASH
04-01-2011, 01:02 PM
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Dang it!!!!!!!! I have been sitting here reloading just waiting. Well and also hoping you didn't call them at 10 as soon as they open. Ha

Had to make an attempt.

If it makes you feel better you had me for a split second before I realized what today is...ha ha

Sea N' Things
04-01-2011, 01:12 PM
Welcome, and congrats on the new boat, she sounds like a gem! :)

E4NASH
04-01-2011, 03:00 PM
Looks like w'll be putting in tomorrow late morning at the Hill Wheatley ramp on Lake Hamilton if any of you Hot Springs guys are in the area.

dusty2221
04-01-2011, 03:59 PM
KG is in the area, but he is a workaholic. Can't even get him to come down for a bday next weekend. :(

E4NASH
04-01-2011, 04:02 PM
KG is in the area, but he is a workaholic. Can't even get him to come down for a bday next weekend. :(

That's Lame! Work can wait!!

E4NASH
04-04-2011, 12:59 AM
Ok, so I'm finally able to get on here and tell you all about the trip and post some pics. We woke up Saturday morning about 6:30 waited for my buddy and his wife to come over so us guys could leave and she stayed home to watch my daughter. Pretty nice of her if you ask me.
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g28/eforinash/Moomba/IMAG0074.jpg
We left the house about 6:45 made a quick stop at Mc D's for some breakfast and we were on the road by 7:15.
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g28/eforinash/Moomba/IMAG0075.jpg
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g28/eforinash/Moomba/IMAG0076.jpg
(Mighty Mississippi)
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g28/eforinash/Moomba/IMAG0077.jpg
(Miller and Caleb)

E4NASH
04-04-2011, 01:00 AM
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g28/eforinash/Moomba/IMAG0080.jpg
(Eastern Arkansas)
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g28/eforinash/Moomba/IMAG0081.jpg
(Verizon Arena, Little Rock, AR)
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g28/eforinash/Moomba/IMAG0082.jpg
(Little Rock, AR)
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g28/eforinash/Moomba/IMAG0085.jpg
(Toward Hot Springs, AR...Western Arkansas)

E4NASH
04-04-2011, 01:01 AM
We made it to Diamond Lake Watersports about 11:00 after THREE bathroom breaks (I swear these boys must have the smallest bladders on earth!) and a run in with an Arkansas State trooper on Hwy 70 Outside of Hot Springs (Got out of that one with a warning!)
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g28/eforinash/Moomba/IMAG0084.jpg
Pulled into the dealer and there she was...waiting for me right out front!
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g28/eforinash/Moomba/IMAG0086.jpg
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g28/eforinash/Moomba/IMAG0089.jpg
after spending about an hour finalizing everything and going over a few things...not to mention dropping a couple hundred bucks on new gear we headed out to the ramp to put in and give her a little test run. http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g28/eforinash/Moomba/IMAG0090.jpg

E4NASH
04-04-2011, 01:01 AM
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g28/eforinash/Moomba/IMAG0091.jpg

E4NASH
04-04-2011, 01:02 AM
I was so focused on getting a feel for the boat I didn't get any pictures of the wake or out riding on the lake. I was just learning what Jon, my dealer, was telling me and just enjoying the day. We stayed on the water about an hour or so and around 2:00 loaded back up for the trip home to Memphis after a stop at Taco Bueno in Little Rock...Man, thats good stuff!!
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g28/eforinash/Moomba/IMAG0092.jpg (Memphis Skyline)
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g28/eforinash/Moomba/IMAG0093.jpg (Birthplace of Rock n'Roll)
We got home about 6:00 my daughter comes rushing out and the first thing she does when she gets in the boat is heads right to the Driver's seat!
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g28/eforinash/Moomba/IMAG0094.jpg
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g28/eforinash/Moomba/IMAG0095.jpg

E4NASH
04-04-2011, 01:03 AM
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g28/eforinash/Moomba/IMAG0097.jpg
She is about as happy if not more than me about getting the boat! I can tell she is going to LOVE it!
It was 84 degrees here today and I almost went nuts because I wanted to take her to the lake but couldn't because I had to coach my youngest son's soccer game. So it'll have to wait until another time.. :(
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g28/eforinash/Moomba/IMAG0098.jpg

Hope to see some of you out on the water sometime...
-Erik

Hoopskier
04-04-2011, 01:42 AM
Great series of pictures! Always like pictures. I wish I had done something similar when I purchased my boat. Looks like the kids and everyone else will have a great time out on the water.

moombadaze
04-04-2011, 08:17 AM
great photo essay. looks a like a fun summer ahead for your family-congrats

sandm
04-04-2011, 08:52 AM
looks nice. congrats and sure many more photo ops to come..

wolfeman131
04-04-2011, 09:30 AM
Great pics! Glad all went well with the trip. You're going to have a great summer.

KG's Supra24
04-04-2011, 09:53 AM
Glad the trip went well!! Nice pics.

Guess i should have warned you about hwy 70. I live off that highway and it is ALWAYS patrolled.

Glad yall had a great time! Anyone get in the water?

newty
04-04-2011, 10:14 AM
Congrats!!! Great looking boat man.

New Guy
04-04-2011, 10:24 AM
Nice boat! I love the black tower. It might be in my future.

E4NASH
04-04-2011, 10:37 AM
Glad the trip went well!! Nice pics.

Guess i should have warned you about hwy 70. I live off that highway and it is ALWAYS patrolled.

Glad yall had a great time! Anyone get in the water?

Justin up at the shop was working on me trying to tak me into it. But when we got out there the water was just too cold for me without a suit. I may pick one up this week though and go here pretty soon...depends what the weekend will be like.

ian ashton
04-04-2011, 11:05 AM
Great looking boat, welcome to the family!

Grant M
04-04-2011, 11:13 AM
Congratulations, I loved the pics! :)

saskyrider
04-04-2011, 11:30 AM
that was the best lead up to pick up i've seen!! have the boys slept yet? Or are they still to excited?? lol!!

congrats and have a blast with the new toy! she's a beauty!!

bbuhtz
04-04-2011, 01:11 PM
fabulous boat!

viking
04-04-2011, 01:37 PM
As said before - Congratulations! Nice boat and nice looking family. But I think "daddy" was as happy if not more than the kiddo's :D

dusty2221
04-04-2011, 02:19 PM
Congrats man, glad the trip was great!

rdlangston13
04-04-2011, 05:25 PM
boat looks pretty sick!

E4NASH
04-04-2011, 06:00 PM
Thanks guys I really appreaciate the luv! I can't wait to get her out on the water and ride behind it. I just placed my SeaDek order today (Storm Gray over Black) hopefully it won't take 3 weeks for delivery. The only other thing I'm going to do to it right now is get a sub installed under the helm. Any suggestions? I have an 800W (Peak) Pioneer mono black amp that I will use for the time being. The kids are still excited but no where near as much as me. I've been waiting for this for 3 years! So stoked it finally happened!

skiyaker
04-04-2011, 06:13 PM
that's awesome man. I remember my first ride behind my Moomba- I just remember how clean the boat looked from the end of the rope- just a black transom with "Moomba" written on it- no "lower unit" protruding from behind the boat (unlike my dad's I/O)... and the sound that glorious V8 sound! I always wanted to own a V8 just didn't know it would be in a boat!