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ian ashton
01-12-2013, 10:51 AM
I got word a few weeks back that my Outback V is slated to go into production on January 15th, with a completion date around the 22nd. I've been in contact with the factory and hope to get some pics of the build after its out of the mold, hopefully around the 18th.

I'm really excited to take delivery and start some new projects!

This is the colorizer of what I ordered, for those that missed it;
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/12/re7ejube.jpg

jpetty3023
01-12-2013, 10:58 AM
Gonna be a looooong 12 days!!! Congrats....


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mparker2997
01-12-2013, 11:06 AM
Congratulations! Can't wait to see pics.

sandm
01-12-2013, 11:22 AM
congrats ian. good color combo

New Guy
01-12-2013, 11:39 AM
Congratulations bud! Did you ever sell yours?

ian ashton
01-12-2013, 11:52 AM
Congratulations bud! Did you ever sell yours?

My dad and I bought the '08 as partners; he is just going to keep it for himself, which saved me the headache of selling.

volfo
01-12-2013, 12:10 PM
that is a sharp boat. When the OBV first came out I really liked it but hated the old outdated tower. Putting the current tower on it just fits and makes the boat a really nice package. I also really like the outside colors you picked. Gonna be an awesome boat. Congrats

mmandley
01-12-2013, 12:32 PM
Awesome congratz man, now you got an OB Direct Drive and V Drive right?

zabooda
01-12-2013, 12:34 PM
Great looking boat. Nekkid like its older sibling...lol.

ian ashton
01-12-2013, 12:41 PM
Awesome congratz man, now you got an OB Direct Drive and V Drive right?

Yup.

I moved ~4 hours away from our old "home lake" so now when I head down state I'll still have a way to get on the water!

mmandley
01-12-2013, 12:47 PM
Yup.

I moved ~4 hours away from our old "home lake" so now when I head down state I'll still have a way to get on the water!

Sweet, plans are my boat will be at the dealer by end of the month, and they will do the mods we agreed to add, then i should get it mid Feb and start my stereo work

lewisb13
01-12-2013, 12:55 PM
Can't wait to see the delivery pics! Sick boat dude

KG's Supra24
01-12-2013, 01:50 PM
Gonna look awesome. Congrats.

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KSmith
01-15-2013, 09:40 AM
Congrats!!! Those are great looking colors and the NG OBV Rocks!!

tarheelskier
01-15-2013, 12:03 PM
Great color combo, you are going to love the OBV!

ian ashton
01-18-2013, 09:20 PM
I got some pics today! Not sure if I'm allowed to post them, so I'm going to hold off until I get the OK :)

But let me tell ya; it is puuuuuudddyyy!

Top and bottom halves of the hull are still separate, engine is mounted, and they were working on the wiring today I guess.

Getting excited!

jmvotto
01-18-2013, 10:02 PM
Can't wait to see the pics , color combo looks great, guess your buddies new Lsv swayed your color choice, you have always been the blue man..... Now the green man.....

ian ashton
01-18-2013, 10:06 PM
I've always loved the green, but my wife actually picked the colors; "if we get a new boat I want it to look completely different than the one we have now" -mixing it up I guess :)

ian ashton
01-21-2013, 03:36 PM
I got the green light to share these, but please do not post them anywhere else; the word is that I'm lucky to have gotten build pics, and they don't want to have a 'run' on picture requests, as they have very limited time to accomodate and don't want to upset anyone that they can't provide pictures to.

At any rate, here is where she was, as of Friday;

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/22/uva8y4yr.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/22/du6a9uqy.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/22/y8apa8ag.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/22/ajyvyha9.jpg

kaneboats
01-21-2013, 04:12 PM
Awesome! Congrats! Lookin' good.

newty
01-21-2013, 04:15 PM
Beautiful... Can't wait to see the finished product.

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KSmith
01-21-2013, 05:18 PM
Beautiful looking boat parts! Going to be amazing assembled! That black top deck is going to be a bit toasty to throw an arm out on come mid summer, but you'll sure look good while scraping the fried skin off the top deck... Hmmm smells like pork rinds ;-)

wolfeman131
01-21-2013, 06:13 PM
Awesome! Congrats! Lookin' good.

Ditto!


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ian ashton
01-21-2013, 06:15 PM
Yea, I was a little concerned about the black getting hot, but being in Michigan we don't get that super hot Southern sun, so it shouldn't be too bad (famous last words!) I'm willing to sacrafice comfort for style, lol.

rdlangston13
01-21-2013, 06:19 PM
That black top deck looks pretty sick. I really dig your color choices!


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wolfeman131
01-21-2013, 07:47 PM
Yea, I was a little concerned about the black getting hot, but being in Michigan we don't get that super hot Southern sun, so it shouldn't be too bad (famous last words!) I'm willing to sacrafice comfort for style, lol.

Ian, you're probably too young for this, but I think you'll like . . .

http://youtu.be/J0RTD7250II

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moombadaze
01-22-2013, 07:32 AM
that green sure does POP, looking good Ian

New Guy
01-22-2013, 09:47 AM
That looks great. I can't wait to see it on the water.

ian ashton
01-22-2013, 09:36 PM
You and me both! Sadly it was 4* this morning in Michigan.

ian ashton
01-24-2013, 01:52 AM
More progress!
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/24/ure8uqev.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/24/tynuvyba.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/24/uzade3yh.jpg

moombadaze
01-24-2013, 07:09 AM
coming along nicely, needs a prop and your ready for some water time

are those air condition vents i see ?:)

not sure about your swim platform, is that a new surf wave making shape ?




nice silver metal flake on the background boat

snowboardcorey
01-24-2013, 11:54 AM
Gorgeous boat! That is gonna look awesome on the water!

bergermaister
01-24-2013, 01:30 PM
beautiful - great choice of colors on the interior with the subtle green accents. me likey!!

New Guy
01-24-2013, 02:10 PM
Looks awesome! I love the black gelcoat its so classy.

ian ashton
01-25-2013, 04:13 PM
Thanks! Now I'm getting antsy to see her on the tandem green trailer!

Stacey; I also noticed that the Heater vents (ac, LOL) are nicer than years past - pretty neat!

ian ashton
01-29-2013, 04:11 PM
I went on a bit of a spending bender and started ordering some goodies. Today the Samson Sports tower mirror bracket & CIPA Extreme mirror arrived, along with a bunch of 10' green 3/8" looped ropes, green digital volt meters, and various funny/offensive stickers for my mirror or side glass.

I also ordered 3 pairs of Exile SX65m's for the cabin and a ZLD.

I'm going to pull the Xi800.4, Harpoon, XM9s, and Kicker ZX1000.1 and 2 10" L7's from our DD Outback as well, along with the dual battery/ACR setup.

I can't wait for the boat to get here so I can start some projects!

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/30/nypaga6y.jpg

kaneboats
01-29-2013, 04:19 PM
You're going to have to paint some stuff again, aren't you?

ian ashton
01-29-2013, 04:55 PM
Yuuup. Tower speakers will get painted lime green.

I'm going to PlastiDip the tower mirror arm too.

New Guy
01-29-2013, 05:38 PM
Nice Bud! How convenient that everything crosses over from the DD.

ian ashton
01-29-2013, 07:07 PM
I'll likely have to build a new box for the subs, and I want to get fancier with the amp rack(s).

sandm
01-29-2013, 07:38 PM
looks good ian. you'll be stylin with all the green accessories :)

wolfeman131
01-29-2013, 08:37 PM
You have some green led's left over from your friends Mojo?


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ian ashton
01-29-2013, 08:49 PM
His boat is actually an LSV. I do have some green leftovers, but I've decided to do this boat with RGB, which arrived last week. WooWoo!

bergermaister
01-30-2013, 12:22 AM
Here we go again!!!!!!!!!

ian ashton
01-30-2013, 05:58 PM
Another package arrived today;

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/31/pyvybesu.jpg

moombadaze
01-31-2013, 08:05 AM
always fun getting the UPS guy to drop boat stuff off. I had a whole pile of items to install long before I had the boat to install them in.

ian ashton
02-01-2013, 09:10 PM
RGB LEDs in the XM9s - gotta find someone to repaint them, along with color match the lime...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/02/qedyjyza.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/02/buqu3yje.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/02/ehamubeg.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/02/ygube5ar.jpg

kaneboats
02-01-2013, 09:28 PM
Allright. That's pretty darn cool. Wish we could night boat around here.

ian ashton
02-02-2013, 09:41 AM
The ZLD has blue LEDs, which would have been fine on my last boat, but it kept bugging me that on the '13 the blue would be out of place, so I pulled the ZLD apart and put the same 5050 RGBs inside. The OEM blue LEDs are pretty dim, so I just left them connected through the board. The RGBs have their own wires out the back and will run to the controller with the rest of the LEDs on the boat.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/02/egapa7e8.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/02/medy2uba.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/02/ryjuquvy.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/02/uru2esyj.jpg

Super easy mod and I think will add unique attention to detail points.

kaneboats
02-03-2013, 10:32 AM
Shazam! Bling bling bling. Very nice.

KG's Supra24
02-03-2013, 02:32 PM
Rgb envy

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moombadaze
02-03-2013, 05:40 PM
Allright. That's pretty darn cool. Wish we could night boat around here.

agreed, looks dang cool.

you could night boat-you will just have glowing red eyes looking back at ya.

wolfeman131
02-03-2013, 07:45 PM
Ian is the LED zen master! Love it & can't wait for some pics/vid of the install.



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New Guy
02-04-2013, 09:34 AM
Awesome job bud! It is coming along nice.

ian ashton
02-07-2013, 06:42 AM
It's looking like Friday is the day it will arrive in Mi!

wolfeman131
02-07-2013, 07:02 AM
Whooo hooo!

mmandley
02-07-2013, 09:06 AM
It's looking like Friday is the day it will arrive in Mi!

Awesome man

kaneboats
02-07-2013, 11:07 AM
Get them pics up. We're all salivating.

ian ashton
02-08-2013, 03:31 PM
At the dealer!

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/09/pu5e4ere.jpg

mmandley
02-08-2013, 03:52 PM
Nice man nice.

rdlangston13
02-08-2013, 04:43 PM
unwrap it!

ian ashton
02-08-2013, 06:08 PM
Well, if I leave it at the dealer it will stay wrapped till spring, because they don't have an indoor spot for it. If I take it home I'll unwrap it after the 250 mile drive home. Haven't decided what I want to do yet. I'm in the area until Sunday, so ive got time to think. I did write the big check though, lol

jstenger
02-08-2013, 07:28 PM
May I ask what dealer you went through?

ian ashton
02-08-2013, 08:07 PM
Club Royale, in Waterford Mi

bergermaister
02-09-2013, 12:01 AM
Well, if I leave it at the dealer it will stay wrapped till spring, because they don't have an indoor spot for it. If I take it home I'll unwrap it after the 250 mile drive home. Haven't decided what I want to do yet. I'm in the area until Sunday, so ive got time to think. I did write the big check though, lol

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow.....


You KNOW you can't wait until spring!!!

bashton
02-11-2013, 03:19 PM
Who can gues what Ian decided to do?

Bashton
2008 Outback DD

kaneboats
02-11-2013, 03:34 PM
Take her home!

jpetty3023
02-11-2013, 04:06 PM
I'm sure he will have her in tow Sooner rather than Later


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bergermaister
02-11-2013, 04:09 PM
Who can gues what Ian decided to do?

Bashton
2008 Outback DD

Plan C - Stuffed it in your garage?

mparker2997
02-11-2013, 07:32 PM
Can't wait to see it unwrapped. Man, looking at the ground in that picture and not sure I would want to pull a new boat in that snow. We completely shut down when we have snow here and we #*@& sure don't pull our boats in it.

My guess is that he took it home unless travel was an issue.

ian ashton
02-11-2013, 07:47 PM
I pulled it home, 250+ miles with the last 100 or so being all ice. I made it to our subdivision, and...







...then it happened...








....driving up a hill to get into our neighborhood....








...I hit a total ice slick, stopped moving forward, started sliding backward down the hill, no brakes, no gas, no steering...







....then it happened....









http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/12/e5u5a5ag.jpg



Not too bad, trailer and wake plate took the bulk of the damage as the boat pushed about 5" forward on the trailer and broke the weld on the bow stop. All things considered we got SUPER lucky to hit where we did and not jackknife.



Here is a picture of the hill, and the tree I slid backward into;
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/12/atemyja2.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/12/eny4u4as.jpg

So, once I got it home I parked it at the base of our driveway (another very steep hill) and took it to a pole barn I've rented for the remainder of winter.

All uncovered, I'm so pumped with how good it looks!

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/12/yryvurez.jpg

bergermaister
02-11-2013, 08:06 PM
Damn.... I just shed a tear....



Thankfully that's all it was.

Maybe look at it as an opportunity to.... Do a custom oversized wakeplate, make that SurfPlate, to replace the bent one?

ian ashton
02-11-2013, 08:09 PM
lol - I'm just glad nobody was hurt - my 8 month pregnant wife being in the car and me having absolutely no control for 3 seconds was the most terrifying experience of my life. Boat can be fixed, people can't :)

jpetty3023
02-11-2013, 08:11 PM
shedding a tear with ya berg. at least you got the first ding out the way early. now wont be so frustrating in the spring when the first "bump at the dock" happens. great colors btw, really pops with the trailer


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bergermaister
02-11-2013, 08:24 PM
I hear ya. Did a backward slide down a snowy/icy hill for a couple hundred feet a few years ago with my two youngest in the back seat. Deciding between the cliff on one side or the ditch and some bodywork on the other was a non issue. Luckily we drove away almost unscratched.

wolfeman131
02-11-2013, 09:49 PM
lol - I'm just glad nobody was hurt - my 8 month pregnant wife being in the car and me having absolutely no control for 3 seconds was the most terrifying experience of my life. Boat can be fixed, people can't :)

Ian, the boat looks fantastic!

So sorry you had the mishap, but glad to read your perspective and very glad everyone is OK.

jmvotto
02-11-2013, 10:14 PM
Glad you, your wife and baby are all ok. Yep boat can be fixed, sux on the maiden travels, but I am quite sure it will be tip top before she hits the water.

Again great color combo...

RickT
02-11-2013, 10:37 PM
Ian,

Let me know when you get ready to fix that. I am sure we got a few parts laying around to make that happen. So very sorry to see that. Glad all are fine. My email is rtinker@skierschoice.com, drop me a note or have wolfman...let me know what and where to ship it.

Rick

jmvotto
02-11-2013, 10:42 PM
Ian,

Let me know when you get ready to fix that. I am sure we got a few parts laying around to make that happen. So very sorry to see that. Glad all are fine. My email is rtinker@skierschoice.com, drop me a note or have wolfman...let me know what and where to ship it.

Rick


That there is why I have bought two mombas and will continue to do so...

nice post Rick T

mparker2997
02-11-2013, 11:13 PM
Wow. Glad to hear everyone is ok.

Impressed to see Moomba offer you the replacement parts. That's what it's all about.

mparker2997
02-11-2013, 11:14 PM
Forgot one thing in my previous post. Boat looks amazing! Congrats on getting her home.

rdlangston13
02-12-2013, 01:17 AM
Ian,

Let me know when you get ready to fix that. I am sure we got a few parts laying around to make that happen. So very sorry to see that. Glad all are fine. My email is rtinker@skierschoice.com, drop me a note or have wolfman...let me know what and where to ship it.

Rick


First class!

That really stinks to see though, glad ya'll were ok!

wolfeman131
02-12-2013, 06:34 AM
Ian,

Let me know when you get ready to fix that. I am sure we got a few parts laying around to make that happen. So very sorry to see that. Glad all are fine. My email is rtinker@skierschoice.com, drop me a note or have wolfman...let me know what and where to ship it.

Rick

Thanks Rick!

Painful to see those pics, isnt it? But, I'm sure Ian will have her good as new before the season starts.

moombadaze
02-12-2013, 07:21 AM
boat looks sweet Ian, kinda funny seeing it parked next to the sleds and very gratefull that no one was hurt.

chawk610
02-12-2013, 07:30 AM
Sounds like it is gonna end up a happy ending thanks to the good people around here.

tarheelskier
02-12-2013, 09:42 AM
Rick T is da man!.....another reason we all love our Moombas, thanks for being so involved!

Ian, glad you made it safely and boat looks awesome, love the green.

kaneboats
02-12-2013, 09:42 AM
Love this Moomba family! Great looking boat.

mmandley
02-12-2013, 10:11 AM
Ian,

Let me know when you get ready to fix that. I am sure we got a few parts laying around to make that happen. So very sorry to see that. Glad all are fine. My email is rtinker@skierschoice.com, drop me a note or have wolfman...let me know what and where to ship it.

Rick

Ian, sorry to hear about the trip home man. Good thing is like you said, the family including you are just fine.
Just a little welding and paint, bolt on a new wake plate and she will be good to go.

At least she didnt come off the trailer.

The above is one of the main reasons i stayed in the SC family. Between SC and AWS i wasnt ready to go and be just some buyer, i like the faimly feel SC and AWS give you.

Boonejeepin
02-12-2013, 11:33 AM
That there is why I have bought two mombas and will continue to do so...

nice post Rick T

Could not agree more.

This is why I will continue to be a member of the Moomba/SC family with any future boat purchases.

tnbrooks01
02-12-2013, 03:10 PM
WOW!!! Bummer on the boat but so glad to read no one is hurt.

maxpower220
02-12-2013, 03:24 PM
Words can't describe how much that sucks. Glad everyone is OK. The mental anguish will only last a few months.

ian ashton
02-13-2013, 10:27 PM
So amazed with the SC teams dedication to CUSTOMER.

Not only did Mr. Tinker make the offer for helping out here, he also reached out to Club Royale and asked them to contact me and take care of whatever I needed! Talk about amazing!


What makes this more meaningful, and what I didn't share with anyone until now is that the insurance was not officially bound at the time of the accident, so all repairs were coming out of my pocket.

This just reinforces how great of a decision I've made (twice) to buy a Skiers Choice product!

jpetty3023
02-13-2013, 11:14 PM
So amazed with the SC teams dedication to CUSTOMER.

Not only did Mr. Tinker make the offer for helping out here, he also reached out to Club Royale and asked them to contact me and take care of whatever I needed! Talk about amazing!


What makes this more meaningful, and what I didn't share with anyone until now is that the insurance was not officially bound at the time of the accident, so all repairs were coming out of my pocket.

This just reinforces how great of a decision I've made (twice) to buy a Skiers Choice product!

And a perfect example of why me, and many others, will probably never leave the SC line


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maxpower220
02-14-2013, 08:18 AM
No, you got insurance today and that accident happened next week.

New Guy
02-14-2013, 10:36 AM
Man that boat is sharp! The SC guys are really standup guys.

I'm also pretty sure that since the boat was in tow the truck insurance would have to cover it.

kaneboats
02-14-2013, 11:12 AM
Better read the whole policy. It is possible that if the boat was financed and released without insurance in place the dealer's policy would have to cover it.

mmandley
02-14-2013, 11:46 AM
This is how it worked when we bought our first LSV.

With the Mojo they had the insurance in place as soon as the loan was final and i hooked the boat up.

I thought just like with a car, if you put a loan on it the bank has to have the insurance information before the dealer can release the property to you? Maybe not? IDK but every time i buy a vechicle thats the way it works.

maxpower220
02-14-2013, 12:13 PM
Insurance is different in each state. Also, the policy that is "forced" due to a loan would not have comprehensive and would not cover the incident, in this case. At least that would be how it works in FL, the insurance that the loan has to have only covers the bank's interest. The bank may require the owner to have full coverage.

kaneboats
02-14-2013, 12:15 PM
Well, did the damage occur to Ian's part of the boat or the bank's part?

ian ashton
02-14-2013, 01:20 PM
The insurance company didn't decline a claim, it was a moral issue - I don't feel right about asking them to pay knowing that I didn't even pay for the policy when the accident happened. Now with SC helping out the repair expense is much less.

jpetty3023
02-14-2013, 05:06 PM
The insurance company didn't decline a claim, it was a moral issue - I don't feel right about asking them to pay knowing that I didn't even pay for the policy when the accident happened. Now with SC helping out the repair expense is much less.

if more folks in 'Mercia thought like this our country might not be in such a tail spin to hell


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ian ashton
02-14-2013, 08:14 PM
Best wife ever! Laura got me a pair of the Monster Tower swivel racks!

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/15/e7asapy4.jpg

wolfeman131
02-14-2013, 08:35 PM
She's a keeper, for sure!

jpetty3023
02-14-2013, 08:37 PM
+2 on that


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kaneboats
02-15-2013, 09:09 AM
Nothing like a wife with a nice rack.

jmvotto
02-15-2013, 01:38 PM
Lol. She 8 months preggo

ian ashton
02-15-2013, 08:01 PM
Lol. She 8 months preggo

And still super hot! I think this was right after we found out about the baby;

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/16/be3ejyha.jpg


In other news, I started to Plasti-Dip the tower mirror arm;
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/16/zazahase.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/16/5a9a8ute.jpg

kaneboats
02-15-2013, 10:53 PM
God bless you both (all three) and your Dad as I'm sure he's as excited as anyone.

volfo
02-16-2013, 07:19 PM
First, I love the colors and look of that boat. You nailed it.

Second, sorry to hear about the accident. Everyone is ok, and like you said, nothing that can't be fixed.

Third, awesome job by Moomba / SC. I guarantee that whatever expense they just incurred to help you out was nothing compared to the brand loyalty that kind of act creates. Best advertising you could possibly have, and probably at a fraction of the advertising / marketing cost.

bashton
02-18-2013, 10:59 AM
So amazed with the SC teams dedication to CUSTOMER.

Not only did Mr. Tinker make the offer for helping out here, he also reached out to Club Royale and asked them to contact me and take care of whatever I needed! Talk about amazing!


What makes this more meaningful, and what I didn't share with anyone until now is that the insurance was not officially bound at the time of the accident, so all repairs were coming out of my pocket.

This just reinforces how great of a decision I've made (twice) to buy a Skiers Choice product!

This is indeed awesome, and another reason why we continue to tell anyone who will listen why they need to buy a Moomba or Supra; great boats and unheard of customer service!

Thanks Mr. Tinker and all of the SC team!

Bashton
2008 Outback DD

moombadaze
02-18-2013, 11:43 AM
Best wife ever! Laura got me a pair of the Monster Tower swivel racks!

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/15/e7asapy4.jpg

sweet racks, think you will find you have the handles upside down

ian ashton
02-18-2013, 01:41 PM
sweet racks, think you will find you have the handles upside down

I'm unclear why you have the handles in top - do they hit the tower?

chawk610
02-18-2013, 02:03 PM
I have those... LOVE THEM!!!

moombadaze
02-18-2013, 02:33 PM
Ian, with the handles faceing down you will find they do hit the tower due to the forward slant of the tower. you'll have to swap the forks too. when you get them mounted on the tower it makes a lot more sense.

advise- have the single main alan head screw on the clamp facing inside the boat. this will make it super easy to remove/install from inside the boat.

second advise-you'rs will most likely need to have the corners filed down for clearance when they pivot--its that piece in the above photo that has 2 allen screws visible in the photo-goes from the swivel to the bar that holds the racks.

moombadaze
02-19-2013, 08:15 PM
http://i527.photobucket.com/albums/cc351/moombadaze/004_zps600ef706.jpg

hope this helps

motosno963
02-19-2013, 09:46 PM
not to go to far off topic but whats the width of the pipe so i can order racks

ian ashton
02-19-2013, 09:47 PM
Thanks Daze - makes total sense


Moto; 1 7/8"

sicktc06
02-20-2013, 09:49 AM
Ian, I apologize for missing this post and the pictures of the boat, but wow I didn't think that much green would look good honestly from the site's boat creator, but dude was I ever proved wrong! that thing looks amazing!! I can't wait to see pictures of it out on the water!!
I cringed when I saw the pictures of the accident but agree with everyone else, so glad it was nothing worse and the fact that yes, think goodness the three of you were not injured. :)

Now... With these goodies your getting! You're gonna make me go broke! LOL!!!

And SC just really showed how much they value and respect their customers! I give Rick and SC a standing ovation after that!!

Looks great man and I hope you get as much enjoyment, plus much more on this boat than you did on your previous one!

kaneboats
02-20-2013, 10:35 AM
Ian, with the handles faceing down you will find they do hit the tower due to the forward slant of the tower. you'll have to swap the forks too. when you get them mounted on the tower it makes a lot more sense.

advise- have the single main alan head screw on the clamp facing inside the boat. this will make it super easy to remove/install from inside the boat.

second advise-you'rs will most likely need to have the corners filed down for clearance when they pivot--its that piece in the above photo that has 2 allen screws visible in the photo-goes from the swivel to the bar that holds the racks.

I can vouch for Stacy's plan on this one. I saw it a couple of weeks ago and let me tell you he had those racks on and off in about 30 sec. and they worked great and looked great. Made me want some.

chawk610
02-20-2013, 11:00 AM
Oh, man, I have the old skool tower so install was a SNAP.

viking
02-20-2013, 05:38 PM
Nice looking boat and great SC customer service story! Kudo's...........

ian ashton
02-21-2013, 09:57 PM
Some Exile love;

You may remember, I had my XM9s painted to match the '08 Outback. This time around I figured I'd try to spray em myself. Before, scuffed and ready to prime;
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/22/6aguma3e.jpg

Ready for color;
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/22/a3u3ejaj.jpg

I also PlastiDip'd the grilles;
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/22/a4e4ypy7.jpg

I think they came out great!

jmvotto
02-21-2013, 10:27 PM
Ian, that looks Aewsome .

With all the plasti dip talk on here. I was thinking about my xm9 grills, originally I had ordered them black but the black we're back ordered so I got the chrome. How did you get it down the throat of the horn grill.?

got additional pics...

wolfeman131
02-21-2013, 10:42 PM
I think they came out great!

Yeah, bit of an understatement there.

KG's Supra24
02-21-2013, 11:05 PM
Looks awesome. Is the black a flat finish?

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KRAK
02-21-2013, 11:35 PM
Some Exile love;

You may remember, I had my XM9s painted to match the '08 Outback. This time around I figured I'd try to spray em myself. Before, scuffed and ready to prime;
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/22/6aguma3e.jpg

Ready for color;
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/22/a3u3ejaj.jpg

I also PlastiDip'd the grilles;
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/22/a4e4ypy7.jpg

I think they came out great!

They look AWESOME!!!

Say, is the green of the 2013's the same as the green of the 2010's???

If so, I see model paint in the background of the first pic, do you mind sharing the color code??


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moombadaze
02-22-2013, 08:35 AM
looks awesome Ian, cant wait till you get them on the tower and have a nice sunny day to photo them for us

kaneboats
02-22-2013, 10:28 AM
Those are even cooler than the blue!

ian ashton
02-22-2013, 12:44 PM
Regarding painting the grills; it seemed that the PlastiDip just goes right in the horn hole; I didn't have to do anything.

Regarding color; it is my understanding that Intense Green is new for 2013, but I haven't seen them side by side. I used ModelMaster Sublime Green (Mopar) which isn't exact, but is pretty close.

The key to making it look good is in the clear coat; I use Rustoleam Painters Touch 2x Coverage clear coat - it is the best clear I've ever seen!


http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/23/hehe9eby.jpg

ian ashton
02-24-2013, 08:53 PM
Here is a picture that shows the color match - like I said, not exact but close enough for me, especially since they won't be next to each other;

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/25/gaqaparu.jpg

bergermaister
02-24-2013, 10:40 PM
I keep staring into that glossy reflective hull... Can you say 'shiny!'

ian ashton
02-27-2013, 09:33 AM
Some interior "before" pictures;

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/27/nehy9y4e.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/27/amypybu7.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/27/y5u3use3.jpg

bergermaister
02-27-2013, 10:13 AM
I Spy new green life jackets and green "stuff" to go with new green boat. hehehe

bashton
02-28-2013, 01:45 PM
Someone has been spending some quality time in a shall we say, somewhat cold storage building! lol

Bashton

ian ashton
03-09-2013, 04:40 PM
My replacement parts from SC arrived in like 2 days, but I didn't have a chance to pick them up from the dealer until this week. Still blown away by the awesome service!

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/10/y2a6egy9.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/10/a4uqa7e9.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/10/utade8aq.jpg

ian ashton
03-09-2013, 04:44 PM
I also started some instal projects; pop-up cleats and pin cleats were first up.

Clean slate;
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/10/6eda5y9a.jpg

Taped up, marked, and first hole drilled;
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/10/ydava2ej.jpg

Holes drilled;
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/10/uzu9aba2.jpg

The finished product;
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/10/e4ypugyt.jpg
(I still need to shorten the rope for the pin cleat)

jstenger
03-09-2013, 04:47 PM
Have you found any small cracks in the gelcoat where the rear towbar was mounted, and where the wakeplate was mounted? I would think that the way they were both deformed, gelcoat damage could be a possibility.

ian ashton
03-09-2013, 04:50 PM
I also installed the Samson tower mirror arm. It's like 12" too short for my liking, but better than nothing...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/10/erahusej.jpg

An ian trademark "stickerbombed" mirror;
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/10/5use9eme.jpg

I do like the quick-release, which allows the bracket to fold off to the side;
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/10/2ydu9u4a.jpg

ian ashton
03-09-2013, 04:51 PM
Have you found any small cracks in the gelcoat where the rear towbar was mounted, and where the wakeplate was mounted? I would think that the way they were both deformed, gelcoat damage could be a possibility.

There is a very slight amount of stress cracking in the back on the top cap, to see it you have to shine a flashlight and look at the reflections. The green was unscathed, which is amazing. I'll have it fixed, likely in the fall.

jstenger
03-09-2013, 05:07 PM
There is a very slight amount of stress cracking in the back on the top cap, to see it you have to shine a flashlight and look at the reflections. The green was unscathed, which is amazing. I'll have it fixed, likely in the fall.

Good that you catch them now, and not later if they were to unknowingly spread and become worse.

ian ashton
03-15-2013, 01:29 PM
Tinkering in the boat the other day I came to the conclusion that the area above the cupholders in the gunwales is much too plain – granted this will house RGB-LED clad Exile speakers, as well as RGB-LED rings around the cup holders, but that big flat spot was bugging me.

Before;
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/16/eda2aja7.jpg

I decided that I would try to make something similar to what Supra and Malibu have, but since I don’t have a CNC milling out of aluminum is out – searching eBay I found some chrome tail light bezels that were the right size, so I cut some acrylic and sanded 1 side, then glued it into the bezel, and placed a black Moomba sticker on it;
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/16/a7ure8uj.jpg

Next I added some RGB-LED strips;
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/16/jy9a6y6y.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/16/yvagyqe9.jpg


I’m undecided if I am going to use it or keep working on the idea for something nicer. I think it looks OK, but just quite where I want it yet.
Any suggestions?

kaneboats
03-15-2013, 02:08 PM
Yea, have some more kids.

sicktc06
03-15-2013, 02:23 PM
Yea, have some more kids.

http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/250x250/31259140.jpg

bergermaister
03-15-2013, 02:24 PM
You are now, most definitely, without a doubt, undeniably my new super hero.

I love this idea!

KG's Supra24
03-15-2013, 02:57 PM
I like the bezel, especially lit. If you are wanting to change it up you could do "OUTBACK V" instead.

jstenger
03-15-2013, 06:42 PM
Ian,

Why the use of RGB strips instead of just plain green ones? Where do you get them from?

Thanks,

ian ashton
03-15-2013, 08:54 PM
Ian,

Why the use of RGB strips instead of just plain green ones? Where do you get them from?

Thanks,

RGB is more fun, and not much more work or money.

I am using 5050 SMD RGB strips from eBay.

These are basic RGB, which have 4 contacts. There are also "horse race" or "chaser" 5050 RGB strips, which have 10 contacts and while offer more programming options the contacts are microscopic and hard to solder.

ian ashton
03-17-2013, 10:32 AM
Started measuring and planning my stereo layout.

Since I ordered the boat without ballast (never used it on the DD, can't see why I'd want it on the V) I've got a huge "ski locker" to play with - I think I'm going to split the door and use the back part as an in-floor cooler, and the front as a ski locker. Also toying with the idea of putting the batteries in there;
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/17/y4yserez.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/17/4usy6yby.jpg

This is a Group 27, and fits perfectly on both sides. The wheels are turning...

For anyone curious, this is how the mirror arm fits hen folded to the other side - perfectly out of the way;
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/17/jyqaryzu.jpg

ian ashton
03-17-2013, 12:22 PM
I also decided it would make more sense to build a mock-up box out of foam board before I cut it out of wood; when I did the DD I had the boat a few feet away so it was easy to tweak as I went. With Chase's LSV I measured then built and brought to the boat (30 minutes away) and that proved to be a PITA. Since the V is about 20 minutes away I figured this would save some headache.

The box is about 2.5 cubit feet (internal), and the port will be in the outside so as not to take up and displacement.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/18/8amu6yba.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/18/a3ybeber.jpg

This boat doesn't have a traditional hump, rather just a 3" tall I-beam - I was going to build on top and forward of to save space, but the under dash area is much larger than the DD, so I can have a box that's 10" deep and not sacrifice much leg room; in fact I'll have significantly more legroom in this boat that I did in the DD.

If I ever decide to switch to larger woofers I can get about 4.5 cubic feet if I use the space above the I-beam in addition to this.

jstenger
03-17-2013, 08:56 PM
I also started some instal projects; pop-up cleats and pin cleats were first up.

Clean slate;
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/10/6eda5y9a.jpg

Taped up, marked, and first hole drilled;
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/10/ydava2ej.jpg

Holes drilled;
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/10/uzu9aba2.jpg

The finished product;
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/10/e4ypugyt.jpg
(I still need to shorten the rope for the pin cleat)

Ian,

Did you add backing plates to your pop up cleats? I am currently adding rear ballast to my boat, and today I noticed 1/2" white plastic plates added to the inside of the hull where the factory installed cleats were. Not sure how important they are, but wanted you to know.

ian ashton
03-17-2013, 08:57 PM
The front had them glassed in, and I made some for the back out of Starboard.

Thanks for looking out though!

jmvotto
03-17-2013, 10:25 PM
Ian , be careful with the batteries in the ski locker, water tends to get in there quit a bit, with no ballast it might be minimal, but the Moomba water ghosts may dampen the locker.

sicktc06
03-18-2013, 09:09 AM
I spy stickerbombed Rearview?!?! I may have to borrow your idea... I don't think I'll give it back though.

ian ashton
03-18-2013, 12:11 PM
Yep, it's my trademark. I did the same thing to the mirror on our '08 but I can't find a picture.

jmvotto
03-18-2013, 04:54 PM
Nekked Boat , stickered mirror. Nice signature.....:cool:

moombadaze
03-18-2013, 07:17 PM
Ian, ever get your racks installed?

ian ashton
03-18-2013, 07:46 PM
Not yet, thinking I'm going to have a piece machined to eliminate the clamp and allow me to bolt the rack directly to the tower with the handle facing down.

This all depends on my motivation level, of course.

ian ashton
04-15-2013, 09:41 PM
I got a few deliveries today; inspired by another post on here, I am going to install a heater vent behind the drivers seat, so I ordered a matching Hot Tube with chrome ring from HeaterCraft;
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/16/gaqy7uqe.jpg

I also got a light for top of the tower, to replace the flip-up factory thing;
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/16/y8yhapyj.jpg

wolfeman131
04-15-2013, 10:06 PM
Ian, where did you get the light? I can't stand the flip up one with the Oz bimini.

jmvotto
04-15-2013, 11:45 PM
Here's a few. In NY the anchor light needs to be the highest point on the boat. Will this put it higher than the tower pylon?

http://www.bakesonline.com/searchresult.aspx?CategoryID=519

kaneboats
04-16-2013, 10:50 AM
That light is really small and it's about the same height as the top of the attachment point. I put one on mine. I rarely run at night so I'm willing to risk the officer who would try to ticket you for that one.

ian ashton
04-19-2013, 05:31 PM
I decided to have the fiberglass repaired, as in daylight it was quite a bit worse than I thought (nearly $5k in gel coat repairs!). Boaters Insurance covered it no questions asked!

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/20/yjaveny8.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/20/e6e4udy4.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/20/y2e2u6yb.jpg

Also got the trailer welded up, should be painted by mid-next week, which is also when the boats slated for completion;
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/20/7emeguvy.jpg

moombadaze
04-19-2013, 05:55 PM
wow, good idea to get it fixed pronto

wolfeman131
04-19-2013, 06:08 PM
That hurts my eyes. Glad it will be wrapped up before the season gets started up there.

EricU
04-19-2013, 06:32 PM
Soooo.... am I reading this thread correctly??


You took delivery (of a new, brand new boat) mid January of '13
Drove it home 250 miles in snow and ice
Got to your neighborhood, slid backwards on ice, smacked up the wakeplate - Stupid Tree!!
Oh yeah, the wife is in the truck also and eight months pregnant
Not only do you fix the wakeplate, you decide to start upgrading your boat (zipppp) including the stereo (why they don't just all come with killer sound systems yet I don't understand)
Decide to go ahead and make some custom backlit accent pieces


You Sir ROCK!!! AWESOME

ian ashton
04-19-2013, 08:26 PM
Yea, pretty accurate, lol.

ian ashton
04-20-2013, 07:59 PM
I got the sub box roughed out today - once I get the boat back I'll test fit, cut the speaker holes, add the port, add more screws and liquid nails, then get it Rhinolined.

Template and box;
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/21/3ugu8epu.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/21/magu7enu.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/21/su8yruny.jpg

jstenger
04-20-2013, 10:48 PM
Are you having a local shop in Traverse City do all the fiberglass repairs?

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ian ashton
04-21-2013, 02:32 AM
Yea, West Bay Boat Works - so far I'm very impressed.

rdlangston13
04-21-2013, 04:25 AM
they need to do something like what Axis and Supra do and mount the anchor light on top of the tower pylon

muehlcj
04-21-2013, 06:57 AM
[QUOTE=ian ashton;212443]I got a few deliveries today; inspired by another post on here, I am going to install a heater vent behind the drivers seat, so I ordered a matching Hot Tube with chrome ring from HeaterCraft;
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/16/gaqy7uqe.jpg

How does that work? Do you just Y off one of the (2) existing tubes?

ian ashton
04-21-2013, 07:08 AM
Exactly - I'm going to use PVC pipe, this way I don't have to worry about puncturing the tube that will run through a storage area.

muehlcj
04-21-2013, 07:26 AM
Exactly - I'm going to use PVC pipe, this way I don't have to worry about puncturing the tube that will run through a storage area.

Are your (2) tubes located in the bow walkthrough? Doesn't seem like the best location to me.

jmvotto
04-21-2013, 07:49 AM
they need to do something like what Axis and Supra do and mount the anchor light on top of the tower pylon
Moomba did it on the V2 for a couple years, but no longer an option.... Hmmm glad I got mine.

ian ashton
04-21-2013, 07:56 AM
Are your (2) tubes located in the bow walkthrough? Doesn't seem like the best location to me.

They are, but since they pull out I think it's a great spot - if you leave the bow cover on it makes the whole boat toasty.

jmvotto
04-21-2013, 08:07 AM
They are, but since they pull out I think it's a great spot - if you leave the bow cover on it makes the whole boat toasty.


Ian , when I did my obv with the 4 port heater, I loved having a vent at the drivers feat. Two in the walkway and one behind the drivers seat.

wish my xlv had 4 , they put the heater on the port side, making it difficult to get fix heat to the starboard side.

let us know how the wye tube works with the air flow.

ian ashton
04-21-2013, 08:09 AM
Will do - my '08 had 3 ports, the '13 only has 2. I figure if its not enough with the Y I'll swap out the blower box thingie.

ian ashton
04-22-2013, 06:36 PM
Trailer is painted and looking good!

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/23/bupajyge.jpg

ian ashton
04-23-2013, 09:50 PM
Got some photos of the progress; sounds like I'll be getting the boat back on Friday.

Primed;
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/24/dyry3a3a.jpg

Taped up, ready for black gel coat;
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/24/budusapy.jpg

Black sprayed;
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/24/any5e5ev.jpg

Ready for sanding and polishing;
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/24/py7atyde.jpg

wolfeman131
04-23-2013, 10:20 PM
Looks like they're doing a great job on the repairs.

bergermaister
04-24-2013, 12:04 AM
What - no custom spraying, patterns or personalization?? I had such high hopes.

ian ashton
04-27-2013, 03:33 PM
Brought the boat home yesterday, looks as good as new, can't even tell it was damaged!
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/28/uturuhy6.jpg


Test fitting the sub box;
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/28/ahudyrun.jpg

Drip molded registration numbers on;
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/28/pe5a6ysy.jpg

wolfeman131
04-27-2013, 10:12 PM
Those reg numbers are awesome!

jmvotto
04-28-2013, 06:59 AM
Yes those are pretty cool. Who did you use?
Maybe I missed that one.

ian ashton
04-28-2013, 09:47 AM
http://shop.domednumbers.com/

Used them for our '08 and Chase's LSV - always super fast and top quality.

muehlcj
04-28-2013, 08:08 PM
[QUOTE=ian ashton;213746]Brought the boat home yesterday, looks as good as new, can't even tell it was damaged!
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/28/uturuhy6.jpg

What's in the middle (black) or your sundeck? Do you have some sort of walk through transom?

wolfeman131
04-28-2013, 09:39 PM
2013 OBV has a plastic walkover area on the rear sun pad.

ian ashton
04-28-2013, 09:54 PM
Correct, but I think it's fiberglass?

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/29/tamy6y3e.jpg
(Picture taken while making a template for SeaDek pad)

Got her in the water today!
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/29/byze5u4e.jpg

This is the new marina slip - going to build in the corners and have some decorating to do, but I love that its covered!
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/29/vy3emene.jpg

Not a bad lookin rig, if I do say so myself.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/29/yty2umyv.jpg

jpetty3023
04-28-2013, 09:57 PM
great set up fho sho


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jmvotto
04-28-2013, 10:07 PM
Tower looks empty,

other than that , spectacular !

muehlcj
04-29-2013, 08:04 PM
[QUOTE=ian ashton;213827]Correct, but I think it's fiberglass?

Man I'm so jealous! Not sure why they don't all have that option. Looks like you have the right idea with the custom seadek.

ian ashton
04-29-2013, 08:06 PM
Repeat post, whoops

maxpower220
04-29-2013, 08:09 PM
On the trailer that thing looks a lot bigger than 20'

rdlangston13
04-30-2013, 05:37 AM
The clarity of your water blows my mind. You can see the bottom in the picture of your slip! We had a chair get blown off our boat house deck and it fell in one of the slips in 3 feet of water and the only reason we knew where it was was because about 2 inches of one of the legs was sticking above the water line. You could not see ANY of it below the water line.


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bergermaister
04-30-2013, 09:18 AM
David -
If you ever make it up this way we'll have to take you out on one of the lakes up near Mt St Helens. I used to have ropes with sinking handles when we were skiing (so you don't run them over I guess) and you could literally see them 20-30ft down. Cold water - but clean and clear.

Ian -
Boat looks absolutely amazing!

rdlangston13
04-30-2013, 03:27 PM
David -
If you ever make it up this way we'll have to take you out on one of the lakes up near Mt St Helens. I used to have ropes with sinking handles when we were skiing (so you don't run them over I guess) and you could literally see them 20-30ft down. Cold water - but clean and clear.

Ian -
Boat looks absolutely amazing!

If I ever head up that way I will definitely take you up on that offer.

The clearest lake I have been on was canyon lake in central Texas and you could see maybe 6-7 ft. 30 ft is crazy!


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ian ashton
05-01-2013, 05:13 AM
Torch Lake is pretty clear - Laura's family cottage is on the north end of the lake (about 45 minutes from our house, vs 20 minutes to the marina, which is why I bought the slip instead of leaving it at the cottage). About 30 years ago her grandpa intentionally sunk a row boat right before the "drop off" where the water is about 15' (goes from 15' to about 100' instantly) and its still completely visible.

It's about 8' in this pic;
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/01/ge4e7e7y.jpg

rdlangston13
05-01-2013, 07:29 AM
Torch Lake is pretty clear - Laura's family cottage is on the north end of the lake (about 45 minutes from our house, vs 20 minutes to the marina, which is why I bought the slip instead of leaving it at the cottage). About 30 years ago her grandpa intentionally sunk a row boat right before the "drop off" where the water is about 15' (goes from 15' to about 100' instantly) and its still completely visible.

It's about 8' in this pic;
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/01/ge4e7e7y.jpg

ha, that looks like 6 inches deep! crazy.

kaneboats
05-01-2013, 08:43 AM
It would be really strange to be able to SEE all the alligators down below.

bergermaister
05-01-2013, 09:28 AM
My son would be spending every waking minute out there if he could see the fish cruising around like that...

rdlangston13
05-01-2013, 11:35 AM
It would be really strange to be able to SEE all the alligators down below.

Yeah, I'm not sure i WANT to see what's down there in our river 6+ ft alligator gars, 12 ft alligators, snakes, bodies lol


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kaneboats
05-01-2013, 01:03 PM
Now you're just trying to make me hungry.

lewisb13
05-01-2013, 02:37 PM
Ian you gonna do a bimini at all?

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ian ashton
05-01-2013, 09:50 PM
I have the factory bimini, it just wasn't on in the picture. I also have a bow cover that isn't installed yet.

jmvotto
05-01-2013, 11:20 PM
My son would be spending every waking minute out there if he could see the fish cruising around like that...

Almost all the lakes in upstate ny are that clear.

squeeg333
05-02-2013, 02:29 PM
Ian, what brand of racks were those? I knew they were talked about on here a while back (at least I think those were them) and I really like em.

ian ashton
05-02-2013, 06:53 PM
They are the previous version of Monster Tower rotating, not sure if they are available anymore as they released a new version.

ian ashton
05-14-2013, 08:42 PM
I installed the OEM bow snap cover that I scored off eBay for $15 - not a project for those afraid of drilling holes in a new boat, since this required about 20!

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/15/je6ybemu.jpg

I'm glad I painted the snaps black - gives it that sleek closed bow look!

jstenger
05-15-2013, 07:36 AM
I don't see any tower speakers yet. What's the hold up? :)

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ian ashton
05-15-2013, 08:29 AM
His name is Robert, and he's 7 weeks old, lol

I'm getting the stuff done that requires land first so I can put it in the slip for the summer - the stereo I'll do bit by bit while the boats in the slip :)

ian ashton
05-17-2013, 03:07 PM
I had a few spare minutes today so I broke out the hole saw and popped a hole in the fiberglass under the seat behind the driver to add a rear heat vent.

Prep;
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/18/ytejuseb.jpg

The hole;
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/18/ubujybab.jpg

HeaterCraft Hot Tube installed (this is what the factory installs for the front outlets so they all match);
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/18/hupypemy.jpg


I need to pick up some supplies to plumb it, but the messy part is done!

ian ashton
05-18-2013, 09:47 PM
Got a lot done today!

I hooked up the rear heater vent - what I did was run a tube from one outlet to the rear vent, then I T'd off the other outlet to the 2 front vents - seems to work great and the stuff to do it was like $15 at the hardware store. Here is how I did the T;
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/19/upa9adej.jpg
It looks like there is a lot of extra tube because there is - I tried to match the length of the bottom to the top with the hope that the flow will be similar. I used a T instead of a Y for the same reason (couldn't find a non-directional Y)

I also made as ran my "left to right" harness;
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/19/ydupynyt.jpg
This contains 4 sets of RCAs and power, remote, ground for the ZLD, both wires for the Sony Remote Commander, right tower speaker wire, subwoofer wire, Harpoon remote turn on (wired to the Accessory switch in the dash). I ran this through the bow. I ran a separate run for the ACR LED and voltage gauges (I have 2 small LCD volt meters, 1 for each battery) through the locker, since it was much shorter to the batteries in the floor.

I also got the start battery moved into the locker, but I didn't take any pictures. Tomorrow I'll finish mounting the house battery and wire the ACR.

This was a rainy day project I put together out of scrap Starboard - now my cleaners are in 1 easy to reach spot!
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/19/qa7esa8a.jpg

Also on the docket was the installation of the Sony Remote Commander - super easy, just a quick hole with a 3.25" hole saw. I'll snap pics of that tomorrow.

ian ashton
05-18-2013, 09:53 PM
And yes, that's Babes, Hot Sauce, Performance Boat Candy - I'm trying them all!

jpetty3023
05-18-2013, 10:26 PM
cool cleaning caddy out of the spare starboard Ian. do you anticipate it being damaged or interfering with your bags?


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ian ashton
05-19-2013, 03:31 AM
cool cleaning caddy out of the spare starboard Ian. do you anticipate it being damaged or interfering with your bags?


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I ordered this boat without ballast - my '08 had it and I never used it, and for this boat I wanted the storage of a V drive, but I'm still a slalom skier.

jstenger
05-19-2013, 09:43 AM
Have you skied behind a 2009+ OBV yet? I think the wake is larger than the standard Outback. Any thoughts or ideas on making the wake smaller besides using the wakeplate. I thought I read somewhere about adding some weight to the front.

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ian ashton
05-19-2013, 09:50 AM
Have you skied behind a 2009+ OBV yet? I think the wake is larger than the standard Outback. Any thoughts or ideas on making the wake smaller besides using the wakeplate. I thought I read somewhere about adding some weight to the front.

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I actually have, before I made the decision to buy I test-skied at the dealer, and that is what made my decision so easy!

I normally ski at 28.5mph and 15' off behind the DD (I know, slow, I'm like 140 pounds and after the injury that's my comfort zone) which puts me about 5 feet behind the rooster tail, with a wake that's like a speed bump - in the OBV I test skied we ran a little faster, like 30mph and at 15' off the wake (in my opinion) was better than my DD at 28.5, about the same height but much wider so bombing through it for me was way easier.

I haven't skied behind this boat yet, but I suspect it will be the same.

jstenger
05-19-2013, 10:04 AM
My son and I ski at about 32mph. Wake isn't to bad. Never skied behind an Outback. I just figured it was a lot better since it was a ski boat. I have skied all my life behind outboards. Just recreational stuff. I think my rope is 65'.

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ian ashton
05-26-2013, 06:30 PM
I got the sub box in, along with the facia (matching silver vinyl), and subs;

Empty box;
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/27/9yqapyqa.jpg

Making the facia out of 1/4" Starboard;
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/27/beqarere.jpg

Finished product with the volt gauges for start and house batteries;
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/27/yga2e6am.jpg

The optical illusion making the left sub look not level is driving me nuts. I'm also making 1/2" thick led rings, but I forgot to order the acrylic, so those will go in later.

muehlcj
05-26-2013, 09:58 PM
Ian - have you run speaker wire in that oz tower yet? I think I saw finished pics of your buddies that you did. Do u have any pics with the tower down showing the path of the wire?

ian ashton
05-27-2013, 05:20 AM
I haven't run mine yet, but you are correct I did help do my buddy Chase's boat. I'm unsure I know what you are asking? Like a picture of the wires at the base?

muehlcj
05-27-2013, 07:54 AM
Yes a picture of the base of the tower (with the tower folded forward of course) showing where/how the wires pass from the hull up into the tower.

ian ashton
05-27-2013, 07:56 AM
Ah, that will be an easy one - there is a hole in the base and in the fiberglass - you just have to feed from the front tube into the hole, which is towards the middle/back.

I'll snap pics when I run it, I don't think I have any of when we did the LSV.

ian ashton
05-27-2013, 06:02 PM
I got the amps mounted and mostly wired today;
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/28/bedune5e.jpg
As you can see I went with white Starboard for the amps - all the black was running together, so I figured this would be a good contrast.


Also found the Kicker ZX1000.1 that powers my L7s to be dead, giving me a great excuse to order an Exile Xi1500.1 - more power and matches the rest of my amps!

I mounted the Kicker amp tucked away on the back of the bow seat since it didn't match, but I'm thinking I'm going to move it to the same area as the other amps - I just wish I would have known I'd be switching amps before I cut the Starboard!
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/28/y9y2y9um.jpg
Don't mind the sloppy wiring - I had to un-do some of the finished wiring to trouble-shoot the blown amp - wanted to make sure it wasn't an RCA, head unit output, or wire issue. The wires on the left floor are for the RGBs, need to tie that up to the rest of the harness but waiting to hook up the controller first to make sure they all work.

moombadaze
05-28-2013, 08:28 AM
Ian, kinda confused here, what amps are powering what?

looks like you have a harpoon-is that not powering your towers ?

ian ashton
05-28-2013, 11:36 AM
Harpoon powers XM9s (not installed yet, hence no speaker wires ran to it)

Xi800.4 powers 6 SX65Ms

Kicker ZX1000.1 was going to power 2 10" Kicker L7s, but that's being replaced with an Exile Xi1500.1

ian ashton
06-01-2013, 06:03 PM
Installed Monster Tower rotating racks - not sure why, but I didn't have to modify them to work like Daze did.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/02/e5y9e3y2.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/02/epepy2eb.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/02/use5usuq.jpg

The lever comes very close to the tower, but doesn't hit. To be safe I put some soft side Velcro where it comes close as a bumper.

KG's Supra24
06-01-2013, 06:35 PM
Boat looks great.

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moombadaze
06-03-2013, 10:48 AM
Ian, im betten the tower curv is less on the OutbackV than the LSV and thats why. How do you like the racks?

looking good

costanza
06-04-2013, 08:27 AM
All I can say is W-O-W Ian!!! I just got my Outback V and love it as well. yours is way cooler than mine though!! :o)
Where did you get the boat cover in your Monster rotating Tower racks above? I have the clip on cover, but like the full cover as well (less water would get in when sitting on boat lift)... Did you order it from your dealer? Sweet ride man, and awesome work you've done on it! I enjoy keeping up with your progress! Great work, and thanks for posting!

ian ashton
06-04-2013, 11:07 AM
That's the factory mooring cover - we had the snap cover on the '08 and I loved it but wanted more coverage.

The racks are Monster Tower but I think they are discontinued, as we got them on a steep discount.

mcdye
06-04-2013, 11:20 AM
Ian, im betten the tower curv is less on the OutbackV than the LSV and thats why. How do you like the racks?

hummmm. I didnt even try to install that way.... just did the daze mod...

ian ashton
06-07-2013, 10:02 PM
Got my brain-rinse not-so-group-buy Fulton F2 installed this afternoon. I need to swig by WestMarine and pick up the matching winch, and I'll be all set!

Before;
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/08/2yhadyqe.jpg

Adapter plate installed (hole was pre-drilled this time, which was nice);
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/08/u6uva4eb.jpg

Ready to go!
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/08/7y4e9ary.jpg

ian ashton
06-07-2013, 10:05 PM
I also got the ZLD mounted. I decided to go a different route than most, as the bottom of the dash has a curve that prevented the ZLD from mounting flat, and made me mental;

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/08/barupe4u.jpg

ian ashton
06-12-2013, 09:01 PM
Tower speakers mounted!

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/13/esezese2.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/13/edyja4up.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/13/guvaqy9u.jpg

wolfeman131
06-12-2013, 09:25 PM
Wow! Those look so good!

maxpower220
06-12-2013, 09:29 PM
Looks good. Surprised to see so many tools on the new vinyl.

ian ashton
06-12-2013, 09:35 PM
Thanks!

Sharp stuff stays on the floor, and anything used in the boat is clean, so the vinyl doesn't get dirty. The stuff in the backseat was also on a towel :)

mcdye
06-13-2013, 08:16 AM
Ian, You got some more pics on how you mounted the speakers, ran the wires? I really like them mounted there..

FWIW.. Lowes has some black plastic plugs that you can put in holes of where the original racks go..

ian ashton
07-02-2013, 01:25 PM
My custom cut SeaDek pad arrived today!

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/03/ubybaqy4.jpg

kaneboats
07-02-2013, 01:31 PM
Friggin' Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeettttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

New Guy
07-02-2013, 01:34 PM
Ian how do you think that the sound is going to be for the people in the back seat with them that low?

ian ashton
07-04-2013, 10:16 PM
Ian how do you think that the sound is going to be for the people in the back seat with them that low?

Not bad since I never really use them, lol. I will typically angle them up when we are using for wakeboarding since the boat isn't totally on plane, it just looks goofy to have them like that all the time. They kind shoot over head, for the most part. Also, I'm generally not sitting back there, so it's ok, lol.

SeaDek installed;
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/05/ejagamag.jpg

moombadaze
07-05-2013, 07:30 AM
how did you get the water to match?

wolfeman131
07-05-2013, 08:40 AM
Great shot Ian.

ian ashton
08-09-2013, 01:49 PM
More custom SeaDek!

I had a pad made for the sun pad walk-thru to match the platform;

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/08/10/a4yqyvuv.jpg

jstenger
08-10-2013, 01:01 PM
I hope to see a pic of this on your boat by this evening.

ian ashton
08-10-2013, 01:49 PM
I planned to put it on today, but forgot it in the garage :(

Oh well, beautiful day anyway!

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/08/11/aqe5e9en.jpg

mikenehrkorn
08-10-2013, 04:04 PM
That looks very cool Ian -- mind if I ask how much that goes for?

ian ashton
08-10-2013, 04:07 PM
I'm unsure what it would be in "normal" colors - the green is a color they use for surf boards, not normally for boats.

Given that it was a custom cut (I made the template) the quote was $150.

I'm unsure what the cost would be now, I believe skippy-doo ordered one too.