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cab13367
03-25-2007, 12:24 AM
I was killing some time at a Rinker dealer before a basketball game, and saw that they had good prices ($8.39) on some stainless steel cupholders. I'd been thinking about replacing the plastic ones on my 2006 Mobius LSV but could not come to terms with the prices I was seeing ($12 and up) especially since I have to buy 11 of 'em. I don't like the fact that the plastic ones have a drain hole at the bottom as I don't want spilled pop to drain down into the carpeting - I would rather than they be contained within the cupholder. So this plus the good price convinced me to pull the trigger.

When I went to install them, I found that the SS ones were about 1/16th of an inch too small all the way around so that they would move side to side about 1/8". I took some electrical tape and wrapped it just below the rim of each cupholder about 10 times give or take, until they fit snug into the hole. The results are below. I have to say, they look a helluva a lot better than the stock plastic ones!

Al

BEFORE:

http://mysite.verizon.net/albrenda/pics/boat/IMG_2663.JPG
http://mysite.verizon.net/albrenda/pics/boat/IMG_2664.JPG

AFTER:

http://mysite.verizon.net/albrenda/pics/boat/IMG_2665.JPG
http://mysite.verizon.net/albrenda/pics/boat/IMG_2666.JPG
http://mysite.verizon.net/albrenda/pics/boat/IMG_2659.JPG
http://mysite.verizon.net/albrenda/pics/boat/IMG_2660.JPG
http://mysite.verizon.net/albrenda/pics/boat/IMG_2661.JPG
http://mysite.verizon.net/albrenda/pics/boat/IMG_2662.JPG

mattva65
03-25-2007, 09:17 AM
Looks Great !

smokedog2
03-25-2007, 10:03 AM
yep,

on the list for my 05 as well

Smrtz
03-25-2007, 11:40 AM
Those look way better than the plastic ones

Thanks for sharing Im going to upgrade mine as well

Jay

davidl
03-27-2007, 12:03 AM
Hi there, David here from central Oregon. we have a 06 LSV and I would like to change out the cup holders also. I am in portland alot for work where can I find this place ? Thanks

cab13367
03-27-2007, 01:54 AM
Hi David,

I got them from Fred Denham at Beaverton Marine (503-643-2987), although, when I bought them, he said is was about to raise the price to $9.99.

Al

deepcove
03-28-2007, 01:39 AM
When I went to install them, I found that the SS ones were about 1/16th of an inch too small all the way around so that they would move side to side about 1/8". I took some electrical tape and wrapped it just below the rim of each cupholder about 10 times give or take, until they fit snug into the hole.

Looks like you used the approved factory install method.....this is what my stock plastic cup holders have to keep them snug.

04OUTBACK
03-28-2007, 09:24 AM
I see them on Wakeside.com. They have 3 5/8" and 3". AM I correct in assuming the Moomba uses the 3 5/8" ? It looks like the standard and the 3" was a later add for some limited uses?

Thanks,

bw

cab13367
03-28-2007, 08:08 PM
bw,

Best thing to do is pull one out and measure the hole. I believe the holes were 3-3/4" diameter but I'm not positive. Also, check the reviews on the ss cup holders on wakeside - looks like they are less than the advertised 3-5/8" diameter. Personally, I'd buy just one first to make sure they fit okay.

The ones I bought were actually quite loose. I almost returned them but a roll of electrical tape took care of all 11.

Hope that helps.

Al

04OUTBACK
04-01-2007, 10:43 PM
Foudn this on Ebay... as cheap as they are I am going to try... may be too small... I'll let you know.. You may have to copy all of this link... if it does not work, search: 10 3.5" Stainless Steel Cup Holder for Poker Table Boat
Only $29.99 per 10 plus shipping...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320086170030&ssPageName=MERCOSI_VI_ROSI_PR4_PCN_BIX_Stores&refitem=220012951965&itemcount=4&refwidgetloc=closed_view_item&refwidgettype=osi_widget

cab13367
04-02-2007, 12:48 AM
bw,

That's good find. Let us know how they work.

Al

AustinXLV
05-22-2007, 03:22 PM
I just picked some cup holders up at Academy for about $6.50 each! They do have a drain at the bottom of them but not too hard to patch that up.

04OUTBACK
05-23-2007, 11:35 PM
Austin,
Good call on the AcAdemy holders... I picked up 4 last night and hoping they put more on the shelf. Did you have to put tape around them for your boat?

AustinXLV
05-24-2007, 11:19 AM
I keep my boat way out by the lake and haven't been able to put them in yet. I'm hoping to get that done Saturday morning. I will let you know how they fit but I'm taking the thicker electrical tape just in case!
I also bought out the academy and am waiting for about 4 more to show up....great price though!

04OUTBACK
05-25-2007, 12:14 AM
went out to Boat Storage this afternoon and installed the SS Cupholders. GREAT CALL AUSTIN. For $6.84 these are awesome. It took about 1 1/2 wraps of electrical for a perfect fit! They look great. I'll be headed back to get 2 more for Front as soon as they get more in stock. I know many folks don't have an Academy near them... since they are pretty much a southern company....

Good Find Austin.
BW

AustinXLV
05-25-2007, 11:14 AM
Thanks for the update BW! I'm glad to hear they fit and look good. I'm hoping for good weather tomorrow so I can go install them.
Anyone know how many cup holders an XLV has, I can't remember if its 11 or 13?
Hope everyone has a good Memorial Day weekend!