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mmandley
01-29-2013, 10:24 PM
The long awaited delivery has finally come.

I chose the 2013 Moomba Mojo.
I had many reasons for this but at the end of the day it was really a simple chose. I looked at almost every boat brand out there. For the size of boat, price and what you get for your money the Mojo was really the hands down winner in my book.

I have to give a big thanks to Rick Tinker, he came in a thread last summer and said he would pull some strings. Between him Shane Stillman, and AWS they made me a great deal that made the Mojo an even better deal for me.

I wont waste a bunch of time talking about the boat. That will come later as i start with my long list of mods :cool:

Here it is.
The best dealer in the PNW
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Sneaking in the building
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Unwraping her
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mmandley
01-29-2013, 10:25 PM
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mmandley
01-29-2013, 10:27 PM
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mmandley
01-29-2013, 10:28 PM
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moombacraze
01-29-2013, 10:28 PM
Sweet boat! Congrats. I'm glad you are sticking with the Moomba family.

mmandley
01-29-2013, 10:29 PM
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mmandley
01-29-2013, 10:31 PM
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mmandley
01-29-2013, 10:32 PM
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mmandley
01-29-2013, 10:33 PM
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mmandley
01-29-2013, 10:34 PM
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jpetty3023
01-29-2013, 10:35 PM
looks great kid!!!


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mmandley
01-29-2013, 10:35 PM
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brain_rinse
01-29-2013, 10:38 PM
Looks great, Mike! Congrats!

jmvotto
01-29-2013, 10:44 PM
Very cool boat love the looks, now you gonna have to get those exiles 9's painted white and grey, send them off to Ian... He is gonna be a pro at it

rca
01-29-2013, 11:09 PM
Great looking boat Mike.

E4NASH
01-29-2013, 11:25 PM
Awesome Mike!


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bergermaister
01-30-2013, 12:12 AM
The white tower!




Absolutely beautiful boat. Good luck sleeping tonight - LOL!

zabooda
01-30-2013, 01:30 AM
Excellent choice! The wait was eating everyone up. You look like a little kid getting a new toy. Congrats.

moombadaze
01-30-2013, 07:16 AM
lookin good there Mike and Claudia, looks like Oso is happy to be back to a boat owner too

wolfeman131
01-30-2013, 07:32 AM
nice to finally see her tucked away at home. countdown is on to 4/1.

sandm
01-30-2013, 08:44 AM
I'm getting a feeling of dejavu.. seems that I've seen you and claudia sitting in that boat before????


congrats and it will be cool to see what you can get that boat to really do. might have to grab sue and make a trip this summer for a before/after comparison :)

KRAK
01-30-2013, 08:45 AM
Sharp looking boat Mike!!


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mmandley
01-30-2013, 09:07 AM
Thanks everyone. It was really hard to not tell everyone.

Thanks to Berg, Sandm and Boone for helping keeping the rumors flowing.
Thanks to those who really knew what boat it was and not spilling the beans to soon.

I had to have several FB comments and pictures removed so they wouldnt all be leaked to here LOL.

Short term plans on the boat, ill of course do write ups.

Tinting the windshield <next week>
Plasti Dip the Chroome Moomba letters <next week>
Custom Sub for the new Big 15 <next week>
Exile Stereo <start next week>
6 Exile Cabins
4 XM9s
Big 15 woofer
2500.1 Sub Amp
800.4 Cabin amp
Harpoon Tower amp
ZLD to run the show
Fulton Winch to match the Fulton Jack <near weeks>
3rd battery addition also wire up the Duel Charger
FAE is on order
Claudia is making a new cover for the rear sun deck
Claudia making seat covers with elastic for Oso to lay on

AWS will be installing an all new Ballast system <start be end of Feb>
1100 in the rear Vs
New X link between regular and goofy 1100s with extra pump. <goal is 5 minute switch over times>
650 IBS plumbed with seperate pump and timer system

bbuhtz
01-30-2013, 09:21 AM
Pimp Mojo! I want one

New Guy
01-30-2013, 09:42 AM
Awesome boat Mike congratulations!

KG's Supra24
01-30-2013, 10:05 AM
Good looking setup. I'm diggin the double racks on each side.

jmvotto
01-30-2013, 10:08 AM
I'm getting a feeling of dejavu.. seems that I've seen you and claudia sitting in that boat before????


congrats and it will be cool to see what you can get that boat to really do. might have to grab sue and make a trip this summer for a before/after comparison :)

How many hours on that puppy?, we know the "white tower" doesnt come as an option. can wait to see the audio setup as mine is very similar. you will be very pleased with the 4 xm9's

They swap the prop for you as well to that 1600 something

mnpracing
01-30-2013, 11:55 AM
Love it! Congrats

beat taco
01-30-2013, 01:19 PM
Very cool boat love the looks, now you gonna have to get those exiles 9's painted white and grey, send them off to Ian... He is gonna be a pro at it

White with black grills? Plasti dip? Just thinking out loud but like the direction here.

kaneboats
01-30-2013, 01:29 PM
Woo hoo! Lovin' that you got your Mojo going. She sure is sweet.

mmandley
01-30-2013, 01:44 PM
How many hours on that puppy?, we know the "white tower" doesnt come as an option. can wait to see the audio setup as mine is very similar. you will be very pleased with the 4 xm9's

They swap the prop for you as well to that 1600 something

She only has 5 hours 2 of those are when we did the demo with Sandm. They only put 1 hour after the Cali test. I told Shane then i was going to buy it and it better not have a bunch of hours LOL.

He only had 1 other dealer demo for it and then it went to his shop for storage. Been there ever since.

Me and Claudia believe a lot in the saying, If its meant to be it will be, and Karma. We both find it amazing that when Shane came to the Cali Demo with this boat, it was almost exactly how we would have ordered it, and it was Grey, a new 2013 color. It matches the truck almost perfectly. The only thing more we could have asked for was metalic grey which is not an option on the Moomba line. I dont know if Shane got a picture of our truck to color match this or if it was completly faith. Either way we are very pleased.

As for the Skylon tower, AWS is pushing real hard to get SC to make that the standard tower, they are super impressed with it.

I will have to get close up pictures of those Racks, the tower and upper rack actually have Moomba Engraved in them. They are nice.

Prop-- no i dont have the 1617 i had on the LSV as i sold it to a forum guy here. There is actually another prop even bigger and better that fits the Mojo that i will get if the prop i have now isnt good enough. Time will tell as when we had the boat loaded with surf ballast it wasnt having any issues like the LSV did.

I might try plasti dip on the speakers to make them white. I like the Exiles Black personally but i might have to spray them white and see how i like it. I mean hey if i dont like it i can peel it off LOL.

cab13367
01-30-2013, 02:16 PM
Congrats Mike, great looking boat! Can't wait to surf it. When are we going out??

sandm
01-30-2013, 02:20 PM
that tower needs to be the stock tower. after shane pointed out the difference, it makes sense..

never having been in a new moomba, mike did awesome. it's a very nice boat with a solid beginning to a surfwave. still a few things I don't like about it, but that boat is hands down the best color combo out there. the nose doesn't seem as "pronounced" with that color scheme.

mike, I hope shane threw in that custom surfrope we used that night :)

chawk610
01-30-2013, 05:18 PM
Soooooooooooo nice... man, Dem Chrome Bezels! The whole thing is awesome!

15" Sub, those poor fish!

mmandley
01-30-2013, 06:21 PM
Soooooooooooo nice... man, Dem Chrome Bezels! The whole thing is awesome!

15" Sub, those poor fish!

Just means i wont need a pole to catch em, just use a net LOL

rsinger
01-31-2013, 02:32 AM
I really think I need to go for a ride out west next summer, to see and hear this in person. I really like the different paint scheme.

Congrats, and can't wait for the mods. You're only half way there.

moombadaze
01-31-2013, 08:07 AM
Mike, how tall is your garage door ???

mmandley
01-31-2013, 08:57 AM
Mike, how tall is your garage door ???

8ft and the mounted racks barely clear, only about 1/2inch from the robber seals. No way this will fit in a 7ft door.

Also all my storage totes that i have on that side have to be moved to the other side of the garage now. Even with the tower down i only have 1/4 inch of clearenace from the totes, and it hits the metal racks. So the boat is 2ft away from the wall and normally shes like 6inchs.

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jpetty3023
01-31-2013, 09:51 AM
she's a big arse boat huh!


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mmandley
01-31-2013, 12:22 PM
This gives you some comparison.
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Right now i cant even get Claudia's car in my garage LOL

kaneboats
01-31-2013, 12:34 PM
Love it. "Can't get Claudia's car in MY garage." LOL!

moombadaze
01-31-2013, 12:55 PM
"only about 1/2inch from the robber seals"

thats more that enough room, after a few times you dont even think about it, heck my 08 would actually graze the rubber seal.

sandm
01-31-2013, 01:13 PM
7ft door here and I have to have someone in the boat hold the tower down to clear the rubber seal. took one look at that boat and knew it was never destin for a 7ft door :)

the things we have to endure to upgrade :)

why can't builders figure out that 11ft doors on a 30ft deep garage should be standard..

bergermaister
01-31-2013, 01:19 PM
why can't builders figure out that 11ft doors on a 30ft deep garage should be standard..

EXACTLY!

I have garage envy of Newty - his door isn't that big, but his 3rd bay is plenty long for the LSV plus some room in front of and a workbench behind it!

kaneboats
01-31-2013, 01:26 PM
I have 3 bays and all 3 are too short. Have to put her in the double door (at least the new one is 8 ft high) and turn her sideways. I don't get to park in there but my '01 Suburban doesn't care. Wife can still squeeze in the first bay. Good enough. Room for dirtbikes next to the boat too.

sandm
01-31-2013, 01:53 PM
my house was built backwards.
should be a 1500sqft garage and a 780sqft house :)

KRAK
01-31-2013, 01:57 PM
"only about 1/2inch from the robber seals"

thats more that enough room, after a few times you dont even think about it, heck my 08 would actually graze the rubber seal.

5 psi is all I can leave in the trailer tires to get through my door. And it still rubs!


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kaneboats
01-31-2013, 02:02 PM
my house was built backwards.
should be a 1500sqft garage and a 780sqft house :)

Less to vacuum. But see:

http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?21544-Great-News-for-Regular-Guys

sandm
01-31-2013, 02:59 PM
vacuum? what's that?

sounds like that strange device that makes a lot of noise that runs when I am not around and leaves clean carpet behind and 2 pissed off dogs..

kaneboats
01-31-2013, 03:08 PM
Man, you just brought back a great memory for me. One Sunday night when I was in college, at our fraternity chapter meeting, a guy introduced a motion banning all electrical cleaning appliances from electrical outlets during all regular and postseason Bears games (they used to play in the postseason back then). It was hilarious. Our Little Sisters org gals used to come over on Sun. mornings and "clean" the house-- their work would extend into the noon kickoff times and angered a few guys. I'm laughing all over again just thinking about that one. Like a preview of being married.

mmandley
01-31-2013, 03:49 PM
Love it. "Can't get Claudia's car in MY garage." LOL!

Yes sir. When we had the house build it was more then clear that the Garage is my MAN SPACE and the rest of the house is hers. I get very little say to what is in the house. Even in the walk in closet i get 1/3 and she gets 2/3s plus all the floor space for shoes.

My responcibility is everyone outside, garage, yard, cars, boat, bike, lawn care.
I dont clean house, i dont do dishes, laundry, or even take the trash out to the garage. I take it from the garage outside to the trashcans. I will help with some things once in a while but she doesnt clean, maintain, or help with yard works.

We divided this up years ago and it works well.

We also dont share checking accounts, we have a joint savings that she puts money into for bills and the house payment. I pull it into my account and pay all the bills. She pays her car, and cell out of her own checking.

moombadaze
01-31-2013, 04:53 PM
.
I dont clean house, i dont do dishes, laundry, or even take the trash out to the garage. I take it from the garage outside to the trashcans..


you must have seen the story Pat posted about

newty
01-31-2013, 05:10 PM
Congrats brutha! Beautiful boat.

Still think you should powdercoat that tower black...;)lol

Ready to help you put some hours on her when your ready.

mmandley
01-31-2013, 07:13 PM
Congrats brutha! Beautiful boat.

Still think you should powdercoat that tower black...;)lol

Ready to help you put some hours on her when your ready.

I plan to bring this one to the Columbia on Sundays, we will def have to meet up.

Moombadaze, yea i saw his thread LOL.

bzubke1
02-01-2013, 11:31 AM
That's one sweet looking mojo, love the colors and the white tower.

New Guy
02-06-2013, 09:13 AM
Mike get those FB pictures up here.

sandm
02-06-2013, 10:28 AM
yes please. some of us are facebook-free :)

mmandley
02-06-2013, 11:01 AM
IM going to start a new Upgrade thread once i get some more pictures and progress. The pictures your thinking of right now are in the Feb thread. Ill post them here for you. Then ill repost them when i get my upgrade thread going.

Headed to Exile
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Test fitting 6 XM9s. Man this tower is freakishly big. Even with 6 XM9s i have lots of room.
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New Guy
02-06-2013, 04:11 PM
^Like!! I thought you should keep this up to date too.

BTW I am still rocking that little Kicker L5 you sold me years ago.

mmandley
02-07-2013, 08:29 PM
This is only on Facebook, on Exiles page.

You might be able to still see it.

https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/photo.php?v=598402960173662&comment_id=7204352&notif_t=video_reply

jpetty3023
02-07-2013, 08:36 PM
This is only on Facebook, on Exiles page.

You might be able to still see it.

https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/photo.php?v=598402960173662&comment_id=7204352&notif_t=video_reply

is this gonna be a daily/weekly update of progress type of thing?


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bergermaister
02-07-2013, 08:49 PM
This is only on Facebook, on Exiles page.

You might be able to still see it.

https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/photo.php?v=598402960173662&comment_id=7204352Čif_t=video_reply

Nope...........

mmandley
02-07-2013, 08:53 PM
is this gonna be a daily/weekly update of progress type of thing?


sent from my home phone

Nope i was told not to post or talk about it now till its done LOL.

Next week i can only work on it 2 days at best and the following week i should be done as long as all the gear shows up.

Once it goes to AWS for the Heater and Ballast changes i can do forum updates. Brian is doing some videos and stuff so he wants to keep it hush hush LOL

I even removed the photos from FB.

Berg sorry man, ill see if i can get bring to upload to U Tube

mmandley
02-08-2013, 08:42 AM
For the non-Facebook bruthas

http://vimeo.com/59208513

kaneboats
02-08-2013, 09:20 AM
LOL! Nice.

bergermaister
02-08-2013, 10:30 AM
Yep, it's a boat alright.

rsinger
02-10-2013, 10:26 AM
For the non-Facebook bruthas

http://vimeo.com/59208513


If you're looking for your dog. You locked him up in the shop with the boat. Funny, he didn't look like a guard dog.:confused:

mmandley
02-10-2013, 11:33 AM
If you're looking for your dog. You locked him up in the shop with the boat. Funny, he didn't look like a guard dog.:confused:

HAHA nope hes not really a guard dog, hes a big furry water rat that has to be in every picture i take it seems LOL

beat taco
02-10-2013, 11:53 AM
HAHA nope hes not really a guard dog, hes a big furry water rat that has to be in every picture i take it seems LOL

Guaranteed with him barking behind a closed door someone would think twice before entering. Of coarse if they are armed with a tennis ball it's curtains :)

jstenger
02-16-2013, 07:58 PM
Was this the boat that was shown in a thread this past fall? I believe it was thread for boats that were used in a wakeboard competition.

mmandley
02-16-2013, 08:58 PM
Was this the boat that was shown in a thread this past fall? I believe it was thread for boats that were used in a wakeboard competition.



Not that im aware of. It was sopposed to be at the Polar Bear Event in Cali in Oct, thats where i did my water testing.

This is the same boat i wrote the review on in Oct also.

jstenger
02-18-2013, 11:09 AM
Yes, you are right. I remember seeing that boat in the Polar Bear event thread and about possibly being there, but anable to make it. Awsome boat. Congratulations on being the one to get it.

motosno963
02-18-2013, 10:38 PM
when you upgrade let me know..by that time ill have the money for this boat lol

mmandley
02-19-2013, 05:03 AM
when you upgrade let me know..by that time ill have the money for this boat lol

You bet man, the plan is prolly winter of 2016 or possibly 2017 depends on whats out there that makes it worth upgrading.

This was a good upgrade from the LSV when you compare Price for upgrades

mmandley
02-19-2013, 12:35 PM
Couple of short Videos.

First time hooked up.
http://vimeo.com/59986245

Arriving at home
https://vimeo.com/59986244

Ever really wonder how big a Mojo V compartment is? Stupid Big.

https://vimeo.com/59986244

New Guy
02-20-2013, 11:49 AM
Man that Ford is squatting a bit there :o

mmandley
02-20-2013, 12:17 PM
Man that Ford is squatting a bit there :o

Yes she is. When we load her up with all the gear for the Lake Billy trips i actually have to turn off the driving lights because people flash me all the time.

i have a set of air bags with on board air compressor but i have just been too busy and a bit too lazy to install. i will have to get it done though.

This boat isn't that much heavier then the LSV but it does seem to have more nose weight.
My hitch setup weighing in at a cool 85lbs isn't helping either LOL

rdlangston13
02-21-2013, 12:08 AM
Yeah, scrap the giant weight distributing set up unless you need it lol.


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mmandley
02-21-2013, 08:58 AM
Yeah, scrap the giant weight distributing set up unless you need it lol.


Sent from my iPhone

Well it also holds my brush guard that protects the boat from rocks and such, so it does come in handy. I might have to look into a standard drop hitch with a long tongue so i can bolt the brush guard. I do cringe each time i have to pick that hitch up to install it.

Its bad when you have to remind yourself <lift with your legs> to put the hitch on the truck LOL

mmandley
02-26-2013, 10:27 AM
As the saga and plethera of upgrades continue. I bring this small teaser to you.

Shes been at the Exile shop for 3 weeks now. Shes got more on the top, less in the bottom is that how we all like mistresses? LOL

Stereo work is 80% done. I have done all i can do for now. Everything is installed and shes off to King Pin Customs so the famous Jason Kranitz can make a custom fiberglass box for her. This will be a sealed box with a Exile XI Big 15 woofer. WOW this thing is huge.

Then its back to Exile for a final stereo tune.
Then to Seattle Washington to Evolution Covers for measurments.
Lastly back to Oregon City AWS for Heater Install, Ballast makeover.

Finally back home mid March.

Heres a something i did last night as i finished my rather long to do list.
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/20130225_191822_zpsc7b03058.jpg

jpetty3023
02-26-2013, 03:58 PM
get yer plasti dip on!


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viking
02-26-2013, 04:10 PM
gonna be tuff to do your rubrail to match :) ha ha

ian ashton
02-26-2013, 07:12 PM
Heater after the custom box is built? I'd be nervous that the heater needs to go where the box is built.

Boonejeepin
02-26-2013, 09:39 PM
My heater is on the observer side. I am sure AWS will work around all the stereo stuff. And, there is a lot of stereo stuff!!!!

mmandley
02-26-2013, 11:13 PM
Heater after the custom box is built? I'd be nervous that the heater needs to go where the box is built.

When speaking to AWS about the heater, it was there idea to do all the stereo stuff first. I had mentioned i really didn't like the vents in the walk threw, because only the driver and observer can use them. So what my plan is, i think I'm going to mount the heater right behind the drivers seat in the storage bay, so its opposite of the battery storage. This way the vents will reach everyone in the main cabin all the time.

As Boonejeepin mentioned there is a lot of stereo gear, but this boat is so big, it doesn't look crowded. Just dropped her off at King Pin today. They went over the design and type of enclosure.

They are going to build a fiberglass down fire box with a panel in front to enclose the area. Should look real sweet. Honestly due to all the cables in the floor, the box wont be as fare back as i wanted but it should still be fine. I am sacrificing a little more foot room, about 4 inches more then i wanted but with the new captains area and the seat being installed farther away from the dash then the LSV it should still feel larger then the LSV's foot area on Fierah did.

Also working on a custom battery enclosure to cover my now installed 6v golf cart batteries that will power the new stereo all day with no issues.

mmandley
02-26-2013, 11:16 PM
gonna be tuff to do your rubrail to match :) ha ha

HAHA yea but I'm going to leave it chrome and white. I think im done with Plasti Dip for now. I learned a lot doing it, good things and bad things. Once the boat is all done ill post all the pictures and a write up on the plasti dip for the letters.

I think a lot of people will be doing it.

At AWS today i showed both the General Manager and Sales Manager the pictures and they were stoked, and had a lot of questions on how i did it, do and dont's.

mmandley
02-27-2013, 03:07 PM
Give company some pictures and they are leaked out LOL. Exile Posted these pics i took yesterday.

http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/20130226_110757_zps43c84ded.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/20130226_110809_zps966902fd.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/20130226_110826_zps00cc89d3.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/20130226_110845_zps293e6c61.jpg

KG's Supra24
02-27-2013, 03:13 PM
hells to the yes on the tint ... lookin good

moombadaze
02-27-2013, 03:40 PM
hells to the yes on the tint ... lookin good

you got that right


really like the blackout letters, now you really got me thinking

jimmylsv
02-27-2013, 03:44 PM
I dont post much, but that boat is SICK. I can only imagine what it sounds like. Love the tower. Nice Set Up.

mmandley
02-27-2013, 04:06 PM
I dont post much, but that boat is SICK. I can only imagine what it sounds like. Love the tower. Nice Set Up.

Thanks Jim, ill get more pics up once shes done.

jstenger
02-27-2013, 08:49 PM
How hard was it to remove and restick the large chrome Moomba letters?

wolfeman131
02-27-2013, 09:21 PM
How hard was it to remove and restick the large chrome Moomba letters?

You can't w/ out destroying them. Plasti dip them on the boat.

mmandley
02-27-2013, 09:50 PM
How hard was it to remove and restick the large chrome Moomba letters?



Yup did them on the boat.

I will do a write up when i get time. I learned some good tricks and some not so good things about the process.

mmandley
03-05-2013, 10:38 AM
Picked up the boat from the shop yesterday to make the drive to Seattle. Went to see Cory with Evolution Covers to get Bestia fitted for her new cover.

As most days start with the boat. Fuel. thats 4.25 a Gallon for you southern boys, fuel isnt cheap in the PNW.

http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/20130304_092420_zpsaed9ca17.jpg

Then hooked up and rolling out.

http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/20130304_112749_zps6d5cb7f0.jpg

Arriving at Evolution Covers.
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/20130304_162248_zps97c78fec.jpg

mmandley
03-05-2013, 10:41 AM
Cory is a really nice easy going guy to deal with. I got to watch him measure the boat. I was really cool to see how he does it. I would have never thought to make patterns out of plastic like he does.

Then he showed me his shop and several new materials he is working with.

Then.. Moombadaze became the choice of topics LOL.

I didn't think to take pictures still he was measuring the back of the boat. Me and him were busy talking Exile and Wetsounds, seriously LOL.

http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/20130304_155148_zpsd20cfafd.jpg

http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/20130304_155130_zpsf3314739.jpg

http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/20130304_155107_zps0ab95558.jpg

rdlangston13
03-05-2013, 11:54 AM
Picked up the boat from the shop yesterday to make the drive to Seattle. Went to see Cory with Evolution Covers to get Bestia fitted for her new cover.

As most days start with the boat. Fuel. thats 4.25 a Gallon for you southern boys, fuel isnt cheap in the PNW.

http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/20130304_092420_zpsaed9ca17.jpg

Then hooked up and rolling out.

http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/20130304_112749_zps6d5cb7f0.jpg

Arriving at Evolution Covers.
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/20130304_162248_zps97c78fec.jpg

That's about what diesel is running down here. Any where 3.99-4.11


Sent from my iPhone

mnpracing
03-05-2013, 12:00 PM
My Evolution cover for my Z3 arrives today! Had one on my LSV and it was great.

mmandley
03-05-2013, 12:01 PM
That's about what diesel is running down here. Any where 3.99-4.11


Sent from my iPhone

Well that 4.11 is Supreme at my local station, thats the Non Ethanol type. You cant read the diesel price but its 4.25

kaneboats
03-05-2013, 01:07 PM
Will his pattern work for others with the Mojo? Or does your tower require a special fit?

moombadaze
03-05-2013, 04:15 PM
Then.. Moombadaze became the choice of topics LOL.

and why is that ? did you see my cover by any chance ?

mmandley
03-05-2013, 09:05 PM
Will his pattern work for others with the Mojo? Or does your tower require a special fit?

Yes everyone with a Mojo will benefit from my trip to Evolution Covers.

I told Cory i will check at AWS on their Mojo for the tower foot length and height. My tower sits in the same location as the factory i just don't know of the mounting base is the same size. I will verify that but it wont matter too much because Cory uses a stretch boot at the tower feet.

But in short, anyone with a Mojo that wants an Evolution Cover, Cory now has the measurement to make them.

Moombadaze, No i didn't see your cover but i think i recall hearing it will be done this week. Its on his list. I didn't even ask about yours, he was like "Mike you know Moombadaze? I think that's his screen name? I said ohh yea me and him talk from time to time." Cory is excited to get your cover to you, as i think you are the first 13 LSV hes doing.

From talking to him he schedules only so many covers to be built per year. He basically makes 1 cover per day, everyday. So once his calender is full he stops taking orders. It sounds like its a first come first serve unless your special LOL.

I'm a returning customer so i might be more special then first timers, but i know my cover is about 2 weeks out on his list he said. This week he has some other covers to do, but hes working on mine also, he has to get some peaces made and off to the printers, or embroiders so they can get my custom work done. Then he will make it when everything returns.

Cory has been making covers for 20+ years, this explains why his covers are so dam nice. Hes not new to this game.

rdlangston13
03-05-2013, 10:16 PM
Yes everyone with a Mojo will benefit from my trip to Evolution Covers.

I told Cory i will check at AWS on their Mojo for the tower foot length and height. My tower sits in the same location as the factory i just don't know of the mounting base is the same size. I will verify that but it wont matter too much because Cory uses a stretch boot at the tower feet.

But in short, anyone with a Mojo that wants an Evolution Cover, Cory now has the measurement to make them.

Moombadaze, No i didn't see your cover but i think i recall hearing it will be done this week. Its on his list. I didn't even ask about yours, he was like "Mike you know Moombadaze? I think that's his screen name? I said ohh yea me and him talk from time to time." Cory is excited to get your cover to you, as i think you are the first 13 LSV hes doing.

From talking to him he schedules only so many covers to be built per year. He basically makes 1 cover per day, everyday. So once his calender is full he stops taking orders. It sounds like its a first come first serve unless your special LOL.

I'm a returning customer so i might be more special then first timers, but i know my cover is about 2 weeks out on his list he said. This week he has some other covers to do, but hes working on mine also, he has to get some peaces made and off to the printers, or embroiders so they can get my custom work done. Then he will make it when everything returns.

Cory has been making covers for 20+ years, this explains why his covers are so dam nice. Hes not new to this game.


I want one of these so bad....maybe one day....

kaneboats
03-05-2013, 10:17 PM
Well, you got my concern. He can sure make some covers and there will be folks wanting MOJO covers. I knew the tower was different (this year anyway) so I wanted to know if he was ready for that. Not surprising he is. I'm sure he loves Moombadaze as this is his second (at least) Evolution cover and he wouldn't buy anything else.

mmandley
03-08-2013, 09:04 AM
With the new Beast being so much taller then the LSV, i was having issues with my space in the garage. Last year i spent some time organizing and cleaning out the garage, you might remember the pictures.

http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/IMG_0823.jpg

Well now Bestia's tower and board racks hit the storage system.

http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/20130129_173608.jpg

Tuesday while the boat has been away and i finally had a little time, it was time to make more room in the garage.
i stopped by the Home Depot, dropped a hundo for what looked like nothing in my cart LOL.

Tear down of everything i had done.
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/20130306_091113_zps98500799.jpg

mmandley
03-08-2013, 09:07 AM
Then after a few hours, i got her all cleaned up again. I still need to hang one more banner back up on the boat side. Heres what the garage looks like now.

http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/20130306_122955_zps77a4dd8a.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/20130306_123006_zps269dc9b3.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/20130306_123021_zps34036e9a.jpg

viking
03-08-2013, 11:30 AM
Hey Mike,
Is that top board a hyperlite apex?
I have one just like it and last summer the thing just fell apart (started to de-laminate on both ends).
I tried contacting Hyperlite (HO Sports) several times to discuss the issue to see if this is common, covered, if not covered repairable, ect.... and I've got nothing but the run-around and bad email addresses and contact info.
Every time I call it rings and rings. When I do get someone they don't know and tell me I need to talk to Eric (whomever that dude is?)
Any rate, I am not at all happy with their cust service to say the least!

Sorry for the rant - just looks like the same board :)

mmandley
03-08-2013, 12:33 PM
Hey Mike,
Is that top board a hyperlite apex?
I have one just like it and last summer the thing just fell apart (started to de-laminate on both ends).
I tried contacting Hyperlite (HO Sports) several times to discuss the issue to see if this is common, covered, if not covered repairable, ect.... and I've got nothing but the run-around and bad email addresses and contact info.
Every time I call it rings and rings. When I do get someone they don't know and tell me I need to talk to Eric (whomever that dude is?)
Any rate, I am not at all happy with their cust service to say the least!

Sorry for the rant - just looks like the same board :)

Yes that is that exact board. Yes mine is delaminating on the ends also. I also noticed its fading bad from the being in the racks over the summer. Its only in the rack when we are at the lake but the UV is fading the colors.

I dont ride it as much anymore. i use the one below it sitting on top of the CWB Ride surfboard. Its a Hyperlight State 145 and actually an older board, but no delaminating or issues with it other then fading on top as well.

mmandley
03-12-2013, 12:46 AM
WOW looking threw this thread, i realized when i organized my Photobucket i screwed up all the pics here. :sad:

Ill Repost them here so people can see them. Wish we had an edit feature so i could change the links and fix it all.

Heres goes round #2

The long awaited delivery has finally come.

I chose the 2013 Moomba Mojo.
I had many reasons for this but at the end of the day it was really a simple chose. I looked at almost every boat brand out there. For the size of boat, price and what you get for your money the Mojo was really the hands down winner in my book.

I have to give a big thanks to Rick Tinker, he came in a thread last summer and said he would pull some strings. Between him Shane Stillman, and AWS they made me a great deal that made the Mojo an even better deal for me.

I wont waste a bunch of time talking about the boat. That will come later as i start with my long list of mods

Here it is.
The best dealer in the PNW

http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/DSC_0456.jpg

Sneaking in the building.
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/DSC_0455.jpg

Unwrapping her.

http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/DSC_0452.jpg

mmandley
03-12-2013, 12:48 AM
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/DSC_0458.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/DSC_0418-1.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/DSC_0415-1.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/DSC_0417-1.jpg

mmandley
03-12-2013, 12:49 AM
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/DSC_0422-1.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/DSC_0421-1.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/DSC_0420-1.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/DSC_0419-1.jpg

mmandley
03-12-2013, 12:51 AM
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/DSC_0414-1.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/DSC_0413-1.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/DSC_0424-1.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/DSC_0425-1.jpg

mmandley
03-12-2013, 12:52 AM
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/DSC_0423-1.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/DSC_0426-1.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/DSC_0428-1.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/DSC_0427-1.jpg

mmandley
03-12-2013, 12:53 AM
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/DSC_0429-1.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/DSC_0433-1.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/DSC_0434-1.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/DSC_0437-1.jpg

bergermaister
03-12-2013, 12:54 AM
I know I'm in the minority here, but I like the Chrome letters...

mmandley
03-12-2013, 12:54 AM
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/DSC_0435-1.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/DSC_0442-1.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/DSC_0443-1.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/DSC_0453.jpg

mmandley
03-12-2013, 12:55 AM
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/DSC_0459.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/DSC_0460.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/DSC_0462.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/DSC_0466.jpg

mmandley
03-12-2013, 12:56 AM
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/DSC_0471.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/20130205_094619_zps458ae1a2.jpg

mmandley
03-12-2013, 12:57 AM
I know I'm in the minority here, but I like the Chrome letters...

I can accept that LOL.

I could honestly go with either or. I do prefer the black but then thats also because i love to be a little different LOL.

mmandley
03-12-2013, 01:03 AM
OK what started this whole update was i shared my Sub photos in another thread for a fellow Mojo owner. Might as well add them here.

I am still going to do an upgrade thread, shortly once i get the boat back from AWS. <it happens to be there now>

The carpet on the box looks unmatched in the photo's but its actually the same as in the interior carpet, its just the pull out carpet is darker and outside lighting.

I still want to get something for the front of the box to dress it up a bit. Its way to plain.
Also i have to move the facial panel up 1/2 inch to allow the pull out carpet to lay flat.

Its an Exile Big 15 set at 1ohm firing down, with about 1-2inch space, sealed box.

http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/20130309_061948_zpscf8be63f.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/20130309_061942_zpsa50a8e17.jpg
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/20130309_061956_zps6d872368.jpg

ian ashton
03-13-2013, 08:54 PM
I must say I was hoping for more out of your custom box! Some plexi, fiberglass, something jazzy. That is just not your style man - put some bling on it!

mmandley
03-13-2013, 09:49 PM
I must say I was hoping for more out of your custom box! Some plexi, fiberglass, something jazzy. That is just not your style man - put some bling on it!

Trust me bro im not happy about it at all. I was expecting something completly different. Its very plain... Im working on a couple angles for something to jazz it up man.

I cant let it stay that plain...

sandm
03-14-2013, 07:44 AM
I vote spinners that turn in sync with the tunes :)

mmandley
03-19-2013, 08:38 PM
Some stop Motion video we did.

http://vimeo.com/62204879

ian ashton
03-19-2013, 08:46 PM
That's pretty cool!

jpetty3023
03-19-2013, 08:48 PM
looks like you did all the work mike!! didn't you pay exile to do the job! sweet vid


sent from my home phone

mmandley
03-19-2013, 08:52 PM
looks like you did all the work mike!! didn't you pay exile to do the job! sweet vid


sent from my home phone

Exile doesn't install stereo's.

I always do all my own work bro. Ill be posting up all the pictures soon as i get her back and get finished pictures.

rdlangston13
03-20-2013, 03:46 PM
I like that shirt you were sporting in the beginning!


Sent from my iPhone

viking
03-20-2013, 10:35 PM
rock on! I see you removed the glass for tint but in the video it looks like it's removed and then back on with no tint for awhile?

jstenger
03-21-2013, 08:59 AM
I missed the windshield the first time I watched. Why did you remove it, and then replace it with no tint?

mmandley
03-21-2013, 09:15 AM
rock on! I see you removed the glass for tint but in the video it looks like it's removed and then back on with no tint for awhile?

@jstinger

Nice that you caught that. i tried telling Brian it was messed up in the video. We are missing 2 sections and im not sure why. We filled up over 32G of cards with still motion.

I pointed out a couple times that the windshield was backwards. The first part of the video, is really the second part. Then there is a missing section with the Tinted window back on, and the section of the amp rack being built and installed is missing as well. Some of the missing parts might be my fault as i have never dealt with a Go Pro so im learning.

rdlangston13
03-21-2013, 11:37 AM
How do you make those still motion videos? I want to do that


Sent from my iPhone

mmandley
03-21-2013, 12:12 PM
How do you make those still motion videos? I want to do that


Sent from my iPhone

You set the camera to still shots every X seconds up to 1 minute. We did 1 minute shots. Then when you render it you speed it back up and it gives you that. The more often you take a picture the smoother the still motion will look. THis was done over a couple weeks on the days i had time to work on the boat.

rca
03-21-2013, 12:14 PM
What version of GoPro did you use Mike?

rdlangston13
03-21-2013, 12:15 PM
So what kind of program do you need to play all the pictures real fast like that? I wanted to do a sunrise type thing at the lake house for a video


Sent from my iPhone

mmandley
03-21-2013, 12:15 PM
What version of GoPro did you use Mike?

I got mine last year, so its the grey one LOL. Im not positive on the name...I know its not the new ones they released this year.

viking
03-21-2013, 08:55 PM
Nice that you caught that. i tried telling Brian it was messed up in the video. We are missing 2 sections and im not sure why. We filled up over 32G of cards with still motion.

I pointed out a couple times that the windshield was backwards. The first part of the video, is really the second part. Then there is a missing section with the Tinted window back on, and the section of the amp rack being built and installed is missing as well. Some of the missing parts might be my fault as i have never dealt with a Go Pro so im learning.

ha ha........thought it was probably just editing :)

jmvotto
03-21-2013, 11:48 PM
Mike cool video.

love the tunes too, who is it BTW?

Sounds like limp Bizkit

mmandley
03-22-2013, 09:08 AM
Mike cool video.

love the tunes too, who is it BTW?

Sounds like limp Bizkit

Yup Limp Bizkit Back Porch

http://vimeo.com/54397220

wolfeman131
03-22-2013, 09:28 AM
Yup Limp Bizkit Back Porch



nice!

.....

muehlcj
03-23-2013, 08:21 AM
Maybe I'm wrong but it looks like you can take sections out of your tower? How does that work? I understand you don't have the factory oz.

jmvotto
03-23-2013, 08:36 AM
Chris, mike bought. Shane stilmans prototype mojo. SC boat designer, so he got a newer tower design that is not in production yet.

You still on the fence on the new boat?

mmandley
03-23-2013, 09:09 AM
Maybe I'm wrong but it looks like you can take sections out of your tower? How does that work? I understand you don't have the factory oz.

Yes mine has a 1 off Skylon, 1 off because even the tower has been changed slightly from factory. It has the lower cross bar removed to open the lower section of the tower up.

On my tower the center section is removable with 6 Allan bolts. This is how i wires the tower. It would seem this makes wires easier but trust be it doesn't. I had to do a lot of cutting grinding and customizing to the inside area that you cant see to make the wires work. The tower is designed to only have wires in the front most tube goto the boat. There is a small track in the removable section for wires to the rear inside tube. In order to mount my center 3set of speakers i had to drill access holes then route the center section to allow the wires.

Like i said in your PM go with the 500 option and get the larger diameter tower i think you will be more then happy.

Other then the diameter of my tower vs the standard, and the removable center section they are pretty similar. They use the same Bimini also.

mmandley
07-03-2013, 11:05 AM
Got my Evolution cover finally, nah actually had it about 2 months just never have gotten pictures of it LOL.

http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0188_zps57733f60.jpg (http://s639.photobucket.com/user/mmandley/media/DSC_0188_zps57733f60.jpg.html)
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0184_zps5cda4e81.jpg (http://s639.photobucket.com/user/mmandley/media/DSC_0184_zps5cda4e81.jpg.html)
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0183_zps35f33c65.jpg (http://s639.photobucket.com/user/mmandley/media/DSC_0183_zps35f33c65.jpg.html)
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0185_zps3d599f1e.jpg (http://s639.photobucket.com/user/mmandley/media/DSC_0185_zps3d599f1e.jpg.html)

kaneboats
07-03-2013, 11:10 AM
Nice cover!

bergermaister
07-03-2013, 11:56 AM
Looks sharp. How does the gray match up with the boat / truck? Pics don't always do it justice.

mmandley
07-03-2013, 12:36 PM
Looks sharp. How does the gray match up with the boat / truck? Pics don't always do it justice.

The cover is a little lighter grey then the boat, the boat isn't Metallic like the truck so they aren't exact but over all it all looks sweet.

I should have got a picture of the entire set up, ill do that when i take her out next week.

moombadaze
07-03-2013, 12:40 PM
cover looks good, looks to fit a little better than mine

and get that boat tight up against the bow stop

mmandley
07-03-2013, 12:51 PM
and get that boat tight up against the bow stop

HAHA i didnt even notice that, ill mention that to my crew, you know in Texas it seemed every boat we looked at sits about 4 inches off the bow stop. IDK i tried it but the boat bounced all over the place on the trailer. Felt really ruff on the back of the truck.

kaneboats
07-03-2013, 12:54 PM
Sometimes when you load the rear end is floating when you winch up. This pushes the bow down and tight to the roller. Then when you pull the trailer out of the water the rear sits down on the bunks. At this point the nose lifts up a little and leaves a gap between the eye and the roller. Very hard to winch her up more when she's up out of the water though. Maybe on a downslope it could be done with the bunks still wet. Maybe have to just pull out of the water a few feet and winch a little more before you leave the ramp.

moombadaze
07-03-2013, 01:01 PM
I see people doing here all the time in florida-not winching the bow up tight, ive watched boats bouncing hard against the bow stop going down the freeway.

muehlcj
07-03-2013, 04:21 PM
Got my Evolution cover finally, nah actually had it about 2 months just never have gotten pictures of it LOL.

http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0188_zps57733f60.jpg (http://s639.photobucket.com/user/mmandley/media/DSC_0188_zps57733f60.jpg.html)
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http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0183_zps35f33c65.jpg (http://s639.photobucket.com/user/mmandley/media/DSC_0183_zps35f33c65.jpg.html)
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/DSC_0185_zps3d599f1e.jpg (http://s639.photobucket.com/user/mmandley/media/DSC_0185_zps3d599f1e.jpg.html)

Now support post in the bow area?

mmandley
07-03-2013, 04:44 PM
Now support post in the bow area?

Don't need any support posts. Cover is made exactly to fit the boat, when i tow there is no flapping.
when it rains there is no pooling.

motosno963
07-03-2013, 05:32 PM
so when you sell the boat let me know..i have never driven that far from NY to Oregon but that boats worth it lol

sandm
07-03-2013, 05:54 PM
^ I did half the trip with a boat in tow a few months ago. trust me when I say pay a shipping company ;)

motosno963
07-03-2013, 06:06 PM
i moved my boat from Tenn to upstate NY..i didnt mind it..only thing that sucked was the shrink wrap ripped apart on its way up..of course with gas prices now i might get killed in diesel fuel

04OUTBACK
07-04-2013, 08:28 AM
MotoSno
I had my boat shipped from Oregon to Rochester! Bought my supra from one of mandleys neighbors! Folded tower. Shrink wrapped and and 2700 miles later!

Driver that towed it blew out his power stroke prior to getting out of Oregon.

Never too far to get a boat you love!

rdlangston13
07-04-2013, 10:00 AM
I crank my boat till the roller is sandwhiched between the boat eye and the bow. Very very tight. Never have any issues with it gaining slack when pulling it out of the water.

Mike, what boats did you see in Texas that were not tight against the bow roller


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mmandley
07-04-2013, 08:41 PM
I crank my boat till the roller is sandwhiched between the boat eye and the bow. Very very tight. Never have any issues with it gaining slack when pulling it out of the water.

Mike, what boats did you see in Texas that were not tight against the bow roller


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Mine normally is tight on the roller, in Texas me and Brian saw a lot of them, non of the Moomba Supra crew, or we would have said something but even when we inquired about it, they were like everyone does it like this, the bow will get all scratched if you leave it on the roller.

I didnt have it done intentionally. I tried it 1x and the boat was bouncing on the trailer and i could feel it in the truck, i said never again.

I will say trailing a Mojo is much more work then the LSV, it doesnt self center as well due to the wide nose, also its real easy to get the trailer too deep or too shallow, now a lot of difference between the too. Seem like the Mojo sits on more bunk surface as well because its harder to launch it off the trailer. We literally have to back the truck down a little and stomp the brakes to give it enough inertia to come off the trailer, unless i want to back the truck into the water, and i dont.

Not complaining, just differences noticed.

What was that spray you can get to spray the bunks down to make them slicker?

rca
07-05-2013, 08:57 PM
Man, mine is always cranked all the way to the roller. To many crappy bouncy roads around this part of Texas. Shoot just getting out of Bethy Creek today I was freaking out about the road.

uniwarking
09-06-2013, 12:19 AM
Don't mean to hijack but what winches are you guys using? It's near impossible to get the Mojo up against the bow stop with the 1500# stock winch even with it partially floating... I'm afraid I'm going to spin the handle off. I've been looking at a Fulton F2 2 speed 3200#, and the 2000# on my last boat and it was awesome.

This past weekend, I trashed my prop trying to force the boat to the bow stop... sure would be nice if you could close the ~2" gap with a winch.

smorris7
09-06-2013, 07:00 AM
I have no problem reaching the bow stop. Are you limited on how far you can back your trailer in?


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wolfeman131
09-06-2013, 07:40 AM
I have no problem reaching the bow stop. Are you limited on how far you can back your trailer in?


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+1 on this.

something isn't quite right with your loading technique and if you tore the old prop up doing this, you're sure to do the same with the new one which is larger.

uniwarking
09-06-2013, 08:08 AM
+1 on this.

something isn't quite right with your loading technique and if you tore the old prop up doing this, you're sure to do the same with the new one which is larger.

Yes, we are fairly new to the inboard world. My last boat was a snap to load. We certainly didn't have the trailer far enough in the water this past weekend because I couldn't get up to the bow stop... I had my wife back in but she went back too far...I powered up and hit the side of the prop guard because things good crooked as she backed (it was both windy and choppy). I think we've learned our lesson and shouldn't have too much as far as problems go as long as the trailer is consistently backed so that the fender is barely above water. We do easily use 6+ ramps in a given season and each is a little different... that adds some complexity.

My question had to do with winches. I've seen non standard winches on several peoples trailers. It would be nice if once you pulled out and found you had a 1" gap to your bow stop that you could crank the winch and get it up there.

mmandley
09-06-2013, 08:56 AM
I recently switched my winch to the Fulton F2. Not the 2 speed, just the beefed up version of the stock style.

You will not be able to crank the bow to the bow stop unless its in the water. No way.

I have proped my boat on this year on the trailer and never did with my LSV.

The issues i have learned with the Mojo is with the wide nose, it doesn't center on the trailer as well as the deeper V nose boats. Also it has more weight on the nose section that's riding on the trailer so its much harder to crank up then a V nose such as the LSV.

Normally i can drive the boat on the trailer and then crank it with it just in gear enough to releave the pressure on my winch. Not the case with the Mojo, this is how it got proped.

The way we load the boat now is run the trailer down deep, 5 or 6inches over the fenders. Drive the boat up to the trailer and shut her off as the nose passes the guide poles. Then i can winch her up to the bow stop. My driver and a crew person will hold the guide-poles to center the boat. I pull it out of the water then one will jump on the swim deck and make sure the boat is sitting on the bunks correctly. If so i pull the boat up the ramp.

I find it much more frustrating to trailer the Mojo then my LSV but once i got used to the new style it was no issue.

As for just muscling on the boat using the winch, i have ripped several straps doing this, so many that i keep a spare in the truck.

wolfeman131
09-06-2013, 08:59 AM
My question had to do with winches. I've seen non standard winches on several peoples trailers. It would be nice if once you pulled out and found you had a 1" gap to your bow stop that you could crank the winch and get it up there.

Many have been happy with the fulton winch we bought thru this group buy

http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?18746-Fulton-winch-and-F2-Jack-group-buy-ordering-instructions&highlight=fulton+group

Not sure though that a different winch solves your problem. You're still manually cranking some 4,000 lbs.


Lot of good advice in this thread for loading. I'd suggest that you get the fenders UNDER the water.

http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?17731-Drive-on-off-or-Float-on-off&highlight=loading

uniwarking
09-06-2013, 11:09 AM
I recently switched my winch to the Fulton F2. Not the 2 speed, just the beefed up version of the stock style.

You will not be able to crank the bow to the bow stop unless its in the water. No way.

I have proped my boat on this year on the trailer and never did with my LSV.

The issues i have learned with the Mojo is with the wide nose, it doesn't center on the trailer as well as the deeper V nose boats. Also it has more weight on the nose section that's riding on the trailer so its much harder to crank up then a V nose such as the LSV.

Normally i can drive the boat on the trailer and then crank it with it just in gear enough to releave the pressure on my winch. Not the case with the Mojo, this is how it got proped.

The way we load the boat now is run the trailer down deep, 5 or 6inches over the fenders. Drive the boat up to the trailer and shut her off as the nose passes the guide poles. Then i can winch her up to the bow stop. My driver and a crew person will hold the guide-poles to center the boat. I pull it out of the water then one will jump on the swim deck and make sure the boat is sitting on the bunks correctly. If so i pull the boat up the ramp.

I find it much more frustrating to trailer the Mojo then my LSV but once i got used to the new style it was no issue.

As for just muscling on the boat using the winch, i have ripped several straps doing this, so many that i keep a spare in the truck.

I appreciate your response, I know I'm not the only one that's hit their trailer. Our crew will just need to take a little time to figure out what works best for us. Your method certainly sounds difficult and I would rather somethign like that not be neccesary.

Beautiful boat by the way!


Many have been happy with the fulton winch we bought thru this group buy

http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?18746-Fulton-winch-and-F2-Jack-group-buy-ordering-instructions&highlight=fulton+group

Not sure though that a different winch solves your problem. You're still manually cranking some 4,000 lbs.


Lot of good advice in this thread for loading. I'd suggest that you get the fenders UNDER the water.

http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?17731-Drive-on-off-or-Float-on-off&highlight=loading

Thanks fo the links wolfe, I'll check them out.

rdlangston13
09-06-2013, 07:47 PM
Yes you want the highest part of your fenders at least 2" UNDER water.

Having your fenders above the waterline could be what contributed to your prop strike, if you back deep enough down the trailer should be too low under the floating boat for the prop to come into contact


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mmandley
03-26-2014, 02:43 PM
Waking up my old thread, figure its the best place to post up the upgrades.

Just picked her up from AWS yesterday afternoon.
Upgrades included,
2014 Stainless Steel Swim Deck brackets, I think these are now standard on Moomba, and have been standard on Supra for some time. Very strong, stops the rattle but does require two people to remove the swim deck because it tilts towards the boat now.

I will have to contact my friends at FAE now to get a new mounting system.

Also got the Flow installed, nothing different to see as plenty of pics have been posted.

Upgraded to the new Black Chrome MOOMBA letters, looks pretty nice, I would still rather have BLACK but that's a Supra only option still.

Had to get a couple warranty issues taken are of,
1 Electronic Dash display bolts and bracket fell off, I assume due to the base.
2 Port side front speaker pulled 2 of the 4 screws out, I assume do to the bass in the bow area
3 Observer seat, and walk through seat piping on the bottom of the seat was fraying.

Had to get a little cosmetic work done, I had gell cracking on the port side due to the boat hitting the side of our House Boat at Powell, really windy a couple days, bent the piss out of my anchor, and it actally pulled lose both anchors I had on the Mojo.

Lastly was a little touch up on the trailer from a prop strike last year. < don't ask > lol

Gell Cracks.

http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/20131028_114848_zpsgw61fui4.jpg (http://s639.photobucket.com/user/mmandley/media/Moomba%20Mojo/20131028_114848_zpsgw61fui4.jpg.html)

Repaired, Color matched perfect. Also Naked look.
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/7149_XL_zps942f3294.jpg (http://s639.photobucket.com/user/mmandley/media/Moomba%20Mojo/7149_XL_zps942f3294.jpg.html)

http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/7150_XL_zps0f31d11d.jpg (http://s639.photobucket.com/user/mmandley/media/Moomba%20Mojo/7150_XL_zps0f31d11d.jpg.html)

mmandley
03-26-2014, 02:44 PM
Flow,
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/7146_XL_zpsdec71214.jpg (http://s639.photobucket.com/user/mmandley/media/Moomba%20Mojo/7146_XL_zpsdec71214.jpg.html)

http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/7145_XL_zps9744efb5.jpg (http://s639.photobucket.com/user/mmandley/media/Moomba%20Mojo/7145_XL_zps9744efb5.jpg.html)

New Letters

http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/7151_XL_zps7ee82b3b.jpg (http://s639.photobucket.com/user/mmandley/media/Moomba%20Mojo/7151_XL_zps7ee82b3b.jpg.html)

http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/7152_XL_zpsf73750f6.jpg (http://s639.photobucket.com/user/mmandley/media/Moomba%20Mojo/7152_XL_zpsf73750f6.jpg.html)

mmandley
03-26-2014, 02:46 PM
Swim Deck Brackets

http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/7146_XL_zpsdec71214.jpg (http://s639.photobucket.com/user/mmandley/media/Moomba%20Mojo/7146_XL_zpsdec71214.jpg.html)

http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/7147_XL_zps39e06111.jpg (http://s639.photobucket.com/user/mmandley/media/Moomba%20Mojo/7147_XL_zps39e06111.jpg.html)

Touch Up Paint done.

http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/7148_XL_zpsca4edf65.jpg (http://s639.photobucket.com/user/mmandley/media/Moomba%20Mojo/7148_XL_zpsca4edf65.jpg.html)

mmandley
03-26-2014, 02:47 PM
All ready to go home.

http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/7153_XL1_zps9882563e.jpg (http://s639.photobucket.com/user/mmandley/media/Moomba%20Mojo/7153_XL1_zps9882563e.jpg.html)

rdlangston13
03-26-2014, 02:53 PM
That must have been a bad hit from looking at those gel cracks! New letters look great though!

mmandley
03-26-2014, 02:57 PM
That must have been a bad hit from looking at those gel cracks! New letters look great though!

It wasn't that bad honestly. So when it happened we looked for damage, and looked several times after. We pulled her home and went out 2 more times in Oct and still nothing. Then once the temps dropped below 40 outside, I pulled the boat in to buff it and winterize it and BAM they where what you see in the pics.

Completely dormant until it got cold out. Insurance paid for it luckily but I was shocked and sick when I saw it. I am just so happy AWS got it matched perfectly. We had a small rock ship on the bottom of the hull and if you know the location you can see a slight color difference. It was patched last year at delivery.

Here is the main anchor that got bent, and finally pulled out. It pulled an identical one that was on the rear of the boat.

http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/Moomba%20Mojo/20131013_115429_zpsgz1qiwtc.jpg (http://s639.photobucket.com/user/mmandley/media/Moomba%20Mojo/20131013_115429_zpsgz1qiwtc.jpg.html)