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TimGT3
05-10-2006, 07:50 AM
Brought the new boat home last night. For your viewing pleasure:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b126/TimStephens/87edea80.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b126/TimStephens/moomba3.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b126/TimStephens/moomba4.jpg

Mmmmmmm

TimGT3
05-10-2006, 10:30 AM
Thank you thank you. Yeah, the transom stereo control was a freebie at the boat show. Should work out nicely

Aw, in front of the bilge outlet, that is the California Emissions decal. At the angle in the picture, it does look like something mounted rather than the flat sticker that it is.

qb12
05-10-2006, 10:41 AM
Tim, Great looking Outback. You will really enjoy it.

but you are not going to leave that beautiful boat outside when storing it are you.

Doug

TimGT3
05-11-2006, 09:18 PM
Correction -- In front of the bilge outlet is some form of vent... it is in that exact location on the other side that the CA Emissions decal resides (I assumed that there was a decal on both sides when you inquired what it was). But I do not know what that vent is there for... hmmmm.

Bought a pickup today -- just have to get it registered and slap a hitch on it and I can come and go in and out of the water as I please. $1600 for a 1990 F-150 4X4 302 w/ 85,000 miles and no rust.

Wolf-
05-12-2006, 01:24 AM
Originally posted by TimGT3
Correction -- In front of the bilge outlet is some form of vent... it is in that exact location on the other side that the CA Emissions decal resides (I assumed that there was a decal on both sides when you inquired what it was). But I do not know what that vent is there for... hmmmm.

Horn behind there. Dont spray water at it. :p

TimGT3
05-16-2006, 01:37 AM
Originally posted by qb12

but you are not going to leave that beautiful boat outside when storing it are you.



Nope; Got the Logo cover for it. BTW, does anyone know how well that cover protects the interior from UV?? I saw a previous post suggesting to purchase the cheap Walmart boat cover to use in combination with the Logo cover...

I'm installing a hitch on my newly purchased F-150 today -- planning on putting break-in hours on the boat tomorrow evening.

JoeTechie
05-16-2006, 11:54 AM
Spend the $49 !!! The logo cover is too pretty to leave out in the elements, and is just heavy canvas w/ some scotch guard on it. - water will get through, and it will stain VERY easily. The cheapy I posted is water proof and silver reflective on the outside - uv and infrared reflective. Should be standard gear for anyone forced to store outdoors.

You may be able to go with the size smaller w/ the regular outback - check the specs online or in the store.

-J

JoeTechie
05-17-2006, 11:09 AM
As much as I love Bob and Rob - I am not about to drive 20 miles when I can drive 3 to get a $49 item.
This is not a custom fit cover - it is just something to protect the $550 investment that is protecting the $40,000 investment. I fully plan on throwing it away in 18 months and replacing it for another $49. That is cheaper than an impeller and probably saves as much or more on the care of the interior of the boat.

just my $0.02,

Joe

TimGT3
05-17-2006, 02:19 PM
Thank you. Looks as though I shall pick up a cheapie cover to go over the the not-so-cheap cover.

Took the boat out last night for the second time; this time being our first boat launch experience. My girlfriend and I got it done, but it wasn't very graceful -- something about a monkey and a football comes to mind. The experience included a lesson showing the girl how to back the trailer - not bad for a very first time, but it will get better. My biggest problem was that I could not free the boat from the trailer. It took backing it in much further than what most guys here recommended; We had to put the the trailer fenders about 3"-4" below the surface -- same for loading it.

Other than extended time on the launch, everything went well. The boat is now 3.0 hours into the break-in period. We'll probably stick to the low-traffic weekday evening outtings while we perfect the launching process. This isn't as carefree as running down to the boat slip and hopping in the rental I/O to ski a set as we would do on our lake vacations. ;-)

Smrtz
05-17-2006, 03:12 PM
All in good time Tim,

first few times with mine was the same... extended waits for others at the ramp while we tryed to trailor and de-trailor.. Now already its like second nature...similar to muscle memory with wakeboarding..lol

congrats on that boat..

YellowMoomba0
05-18-2006, 10:51 AM
Its great you can trailor and de trailor with GF. I prefer all of that alone. Maybe its just me but one of the worst things on earth is unsolicited help at the boat ramp. I know people mean well but for me its one of those things in life that works best all by one's self. Beautiful boat!!! I find it funny but addictive how we on this board want to see peoples boat pics (so long as its Moomba).