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CarsonDean
10-04-2012, 10:37 PM
I am a new member and i own a 2006 Moomba Mobius LS. The ballast completely full is not doing it for me. I need some help and input on Fat Sacs. Where to put them, how much weight can i have without sinking the boat, brand, size, etc. There is already little walking space with the engine in the middle so that is not a problem. any input greatly appreciated.

smitty75
10-09-2012, 04:44 PM
Is that with the 3 part ballast (2 under the seat and 1 in the locker), or just the single rear ballast? Only reason I ask is because I'm actually looking at purchasing the same boat, a 2006 mobius LS with the 3 part system and wake plate. I have been slightly concerned about the wake potential for boarding and surfing, so if you could provide any feedback I'd really appreciate it. The boat looks awesome, just want to ask someone who actually owns one what they think. I have been hind a supra DD and the wake seemed pretty good, but that was comparing it to my IO.

CarsonDean
10-09-2012, 10:05 PM
There is a 400lbs tank under the back seat. I wakeboard and wakesurf ALOT. Wakeboarding- If you get 5 people in it its not bad. Wakesurfing is terrible. I have an idea of what im going to do ballast wise. It is fixable... just stock isnt getting it done. Im going to add some major weight for wakesurfing but i can live with the wakeboard wake (but im going bigger anyway). I would get a Vdrive if you dont slolam ski. cant go back now but the DD is annoying. radio also has no AUX input. fyi

Ian Brantford
10-10-2012, 11:53 AM
Have you considered this single fat sac as a solution? http://www.wakemakers.com/fly-high-inboard-surf-sac.html

lewisb13
10-10-2012, 12:03 PM
^^^ my neighbor has that thing and its ridiculous lol. Throws a wave up to my nipples in his x-2. Am I allowed to say nipples on this forum? Nipples.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/10/qy4anedy.jpg

wolfeman131
10-10-2012, 08:50 PM
Nipples is fine.

X-2, not so much. :)

jpetty3023
10-10-2012, 08:55 PM
Nipples is fine.

X-2, not so much. :)

we need a like button on here


sent from my home phone

CarsonDean
10-18-2012, 02:52 PM
yea i saw that but its 1000 pounds and for the same price i can get two 750s

harmsway
10-18-2012, 04:17 PM
I have an '08 Mobius LS.
400 hard tank full, 400lb fat sac in front walk way, 750lb fat sac between engine and back seat (surf side), 400lb on seat (adjust accordingly), 750lb fat sac on side of engine (surf side) 2700 lbs total. Speed between 9.8-11.5 mph (adjust acordingly, style of board, wake preference, length, height, push, water conditions) no wake plate. Very surfable wave, still able to control boat with no problems (wife drives while we surf) but she is a great driver.

http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?15863-Surf-Wakes/page3 (scroll down about 2/3 of the page)
Some links to pictures when we only had 1900lbs of ballast. Wake now has more push, better length with the heavier weight. You don't have a lot of walk around space, but who cares when you are having fun on the lake with the family.

muehlcj
10-18-2012, 05:27 PM
We run (2) 750's in an L config in the rear and 400 upfront port side http://vimeo.com/47978257
that with 3-4 passenger is about all she can take.

parrothd
10-18-2012, 09:31 PM
I see a v-drive in your future... :)

http://www.boattrader.com/listing/2004-Moomba-Mobius-Lsv-Gravity-Games-345087

harmsway
10-21-2012, 12:10 AM
We went out this afternoon, water temp 70 and air temp was 68, did a few sets of slalom runs and surfed for a couple of hours on my new Byerly Volt. I was running a little slow (9.8-10 mph) to give the wave a little more push so I could get the feel of the Volt. I usually run on the low end of 11 mph which opens open the pocket and allows you to surf further back.
Here is a few updated pics from today behind our '08 LS, 2700lbs of ballast, as you can see the wave is decent and very surfable.

16343 16344 16345 16346 16347

kaneboats
10-21-2012, 11:03 AM
Looks like when it starts cooling off you have a lot more room for ballast.

mmandley
10-21-2012, 12:05 PM
What did you think of that Volt? I saw one in the shop here and havnt riden one yet.

lewisb13
10-21-2012, 02:08 PM
Shreddin some gnar!!!

harmsway
10-21-2012, 03:30 PM
Looks like when it starts cooling off you have a lot more room for ballast.

Some of the best riding the last couple of years, since the tubers have taken over our cove, have been when the temps drop into the 60-70 deg.



What did you think of that Volt? I saw one in the shop here and havnt riden one yet.

A little slower then the Triple X I have been riding. At first I had the two long fins in the foward position and the board was way loose (in a good way), then I put the two small fins in the foward positon and the two larger fins in the rear posistion and the board was on a rail and much slower. So I removed the smaller front fins and left the larger fins in rear dual set up and the board had tons of control, good speed, great pop, most of all I could move all around on the board and change the ride with out it pearling. I was impressed by the Volt and can't wait to get a better feel for it and dial the wave in that the board likes. Most of all I was impressed by how much the ride of the board changed by moving the fins around and can't wait to try some other fin set ups.

CarsonDean
10-21-2012, 05:22 PM
I dont think im going for 2700lbs but wakesurfing will weigh me down alot more than wakeboarding. would i HAVE to get a new prop?

harmsway
10-21-2012, 06:39 PM
I dont think im going for 2700lbs but wakesurfing will weigh me down alot more than wakeboarding. would i HAVE to get a new prop?


I dont think im going for 2700lbs but wakesurfing will weigh me down alot more than wakeboarding. would i HAVE to get a new prop?

If you have the stock 11.75 x 12.5 (3) blade prop I would suggest you try the OJ 13X13 (4) blade prop. World of difference in take off (especially when loaded) and no vibration or growl. I would also recommend starting with a couple 750 lbs sacs, put them in an L shape between engine & seat and 1 surf side. This will make decent surfable wake with the hard tank filled. We surfed this set up the first year that we started surfing you can't go wrong. You can pick up a couple 750's and tsunami pump for $400 at wakemakers and I believe there is still a discount code for Moomba owners.

CarsonDean
10-24-2012, 02:51 PM
you have a stock prop?

CarsonDean
10-24-2012, 02:57 PM
Im going with 2 750 Sumo sacs and a tsunami pump. puttin em on the sides of engine for wakeboarding, then L configuration for surfing. will the boat handle that weight fine with stock prop? (growling and vibration doesnt matter).

harmsway
10-24-2012, 04:13 PM
I have the OJ 13x13 4 blade prop. You do want to make sure your boat has the correct propeller for the weight and speed you are using it for. There is link that Engine Nut has posted to make sure you have the correct propeller for your needs.

http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?18644-Don-t-Kill-Your-Engine!

He is from Indmar engines.

CarsonDean
11-04-2012, 08:54 PM
heres an update:
two sumo sac 750s on either side of the engine comptmnt in my Direct Drive Mobius.

The wake is INSANE. the boat handles better, no growling, responsive, planing out, and it sits a little lower in the water

I actually love my boat again, for the first time in a long time. The wakeboard wake is perfect.
Wakesurf great too. best buy. $280 for the two sacs from wakemakers.com

CarsonDean
11-16-2012, 02:49 PM
my boat is planing out properly with 2 750s and handes better than normal. CAN I REPLACE MY 3 BLADE STOCK PROP WITH A MOOMBA STOCK 4 BLADE. insttead of buying the OJ ?????? will that support another bag up front?

mmandley
11-16-2012, 05:31 PM
my boat is planing out properly with 2 750s and handes better than normal. CAN I REPLACE MY 3 BLADE STOCK PROP WITH A MOOMBA STOCK 4 BLADE. insttead of buying the OJ ?????? will that support another bag up front?

Absolutly, im not positive what the stock blade is as Moomba offers 4 props but, i would just lean towards any ACME prop. OJs are fine but i know the wakeboard prop is the growler.

CarsonDean
12-16-2012, 03:24 PM
need help. the stock on it right now is a 3 blade 13x11.5 OJ. i want to replace with an ACME but the 4 blade prop that i wwant to get by ACME for heavily loaded moombas is a 13x12.5.
How in the heck do i get that to fit??????

CarsonDean
12-16-2012, 03:26 PM
how did the 13x13 fit on your LS. my LS has a 13x11.5

harmsway
12-16-2012, 04:28 PM
1st number is diameter of propellar the second number is the pitch of the blade.

CarsonDean
01-27-2013, 05:41 PM
I know but if I currently have a 3 blade, 13x11.5 prop, how will the ACME 209 13x12.5 fit? 11.5 now... a 12.5 wont fit. how do I get 13x(12.5) to fit when I have a 13x(11.5) now??

noticed u have an LS like me, but with a 13x13 prop

kaneboats
01-28-2013, 11:40 AM
Uh, they are the same size. First number is diameter. A pitch change does not change the diameter. Do a little more research. Here's a good place to start:

http://www.propellerworld.co.uk/Prop_Basics,_how_propellers_wor.html

wolfeman131
01-28-2013, 11:43 AM
If you're not a fan of reading and want to get some great advice on what will work best, call JT

http://www.nettleprops.com/store/catalog.aspx

harmsway
01-28-2013, 01:45 PM
I know but if I currently have a 3 blade, 13x11.5 prop, how will the ACME 209 13x12.5 fit? 11.5 now... a 12.5 wont fit. how do I get 13x(12.5) to fit when I have a 13x(11.5) now??

noticed u have an LS like me, but with a 13x13 prop

Acme 209 - 13" diameter, 12.5 pitch, 1" shaft, left hand rotation, 4 blade... Should work.