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ajmoritz17
02-07-2008, 08:45 AM
As Ive said before I ordered a 08 lsv and havent even personally been on one yet. I was hoping one of you guys might be able to tell me where on the net I can find pictures of the boats storage space. I ordered extra vests and other gen. must have items and just keep thinkin where am i gonna put all this stuff. Also can you put anything in the back with the ballast bags back there? I would think that you wouldnt want anything loose around the bags that may cause them to tear. Or is there enough room you could put stuff beside them without hurting them? Thanks
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jburnside
02-07-2008, 10:14 AM
Adam,
I have an older Mobius LSV (same as the current Outback V) and we store a lot of stuff in the rear lockers even though we have the Gravity III ballast system. I actually keep my slalom ski in one and I think we carry about 5 extra PFD's for everyone to use. All of them are thrown in on top of the ballast bags. If we are going to be out for an extended day and we need extra cooler space I will bring a small igloo cooler that can hold a dozen or so cans and it goes in the rear locker as well. I also keep a combo set of water skis in the in-floor locker on top of my ballast bag 50% of the time and we have not had any trouble with the bags. They are really durable.

With all of the extra space in the larger LSV you should have no problems finding a place to put all your stuff! I just wish we have a storage area long enough to hold a wakesurfer. I believe in your boat you can lift the observer seat cushion up and the adjoining seats to open up a huge storage area where in my boat they are separate individual areas. Enjoy figuring out the best and most convenient places to store all of your gear. I know when we first got into boating it was fun moving stuff around until it found a permanent home!

GeauxTigers
02-07-2008, 11:05 AM
The storage capacity on the 07-08 LSV is unbelievable! Going from my little Bayliner to this boat, I don't know how to act! I would think that the preferred location to store PFD's would be in the rear lockers, being that once you hop in the boat, you should be using those anyway. Tow ropes, handles and other smaller items should go under the seats. I haven't yet explored my entire boat (I bought it and parked for the winter without using it at all!).

jburnside, you said that there is another huge storage area under the observation bench? Does the compartment under the bench open up once you remove the bench? If so, that is even more incredible!

ajmoritz17
02-07-2008, 11:41 AM
tigers- you just put the pfd's and stuff right on top the ballast bags? where do you move everything when you fill the bags? or do you just leave it all in and theres plenty of room for the both?
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hiqualityH2O
02-07-2008, 12:44 PM
AJ - as been said the storage is awesome. There's a huge locker underneath the port dash (provides easy access to the stereo, battery). There's also storage under the observation seat. As far as the rear lockers go - they are huge. We store extra PFDs, soft water toys (aka friggin' tubes) and tow lines back there on top of the bags. You are going to love this boat!

04OUTBACK
02-07-2008, 03:38 PM
AJ,
I keep all my extra pfds (orange cheap ones, older vests) under side seats. I put my main 3 PFD's we use regularly in lockers where rear ballast sit. I have upgraded 750lb bags and still have plenty of room in there. we have actually put a wakeskate in there while filled too. I would love to find a tray that hung from the top to store stuff over the ballast.
I moved from an 04 Outback to 06 LSV and the space difference is HUGE.
I also keep some of the cheap pfd's under front seats. I keep about 10 PFD's on board incase we have a large crew..
I dont think you'll have any trouble storing stuff..
I also keep my type IV throwable PFD under driver console.

GeauxTigers
02-07-2008, 04:22 PM
x2.
I haven't fileld the bags all the way up, but somewhere here I read that you still have room to store stuff on top of them.

llxlv
02-07-2008, 06:09 PM
There is plenty of room even with the bags full. Also a PFD is probably not going to poke or tear the bags. I store wakeboards on top of them when going to and from the lake. No worries.

ajmoritz17
02-08-2008, 07:19 AM
Thanks for the help-good to know!!!
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aintskeered
02-08-2008, 01:03 PM
AJ, I added two 750 sacks to the back of my 07 lsv and like you was worried about storing on top of the bags, I bought a pair of the small atv cargo nets and strung them over the area above the sacks, I can store three life vests a side plus all my ropes not in use. You can reach through the nets if you need to get into the bag area when they are not full or just un hook one side of the nets and open up the entire area.

04OUTBACK
02-08-2008, 01:19 PM
Aintskeered
Good idea on the cargo nets.. Where did you get the nets? I dreamed of a molded tray that would fit on there and hang down.. Net would be even better! Do you have a photo?

aintskeered
02-08-2008, 02:13 PM
I bought them at wally world or Murdocks farm supply not sure which. They are just the small strech nets. about any of the atv stores should have them also. I dont have any pic's of them....... I should get some though. My baby is in under ground storage (temp stays 45)till probably march. If you will remind me I'll take some photos when the ice comes off the lake and my baby comes out for spring cleaning and a wax.

Buttafewcoe
02-08-2008, 02:44 PM
You can find them in the Automotive section @ Wally's. By the bungee cords. I got one on me scooter.
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cab13367
02-09-2008, 12:06 AM
As Ive said before I ordered a 08 lsv and havent even personally been on one yet. I was hoping one of you guys might be able to tell me where on the net I can find pictures of the boats storage space. I ordered extra vests and other gen. must have items and just keep thinkin where am i gonna put all this stuff. Also can you put anything in the back with the ballast bags back there? I would think that you wouldnt want anything loose around the bags that may cause them to tear. Or is there enough room you could put stuff beside them without hurting them? Thanks
AJ,

So you actually ordered the boat sight unseen?? Not to worry, there's tons of storage space on your boat. Also, the rear ballasts on an '08 are 10" high, 16" wide, and 70" long. The rear lockers are about 20" high x 20" wide so even with ballasts full, you've got about a foot of storage area on top of it. And the bags are made of the same material as white water rafts so no worries about putting stuff on top.

You asked for pics of the storage areas - see below. These are the first pics I took of my boat, when I test drove it, before I had the rear bags and wakeboard racks installed. It should give you an idea of the abundance of storage on these boats. And I didn't even take any pics of the storage under the bow seats.

Hope this helps.

Al

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yearround
02-09-2008, 04:39 PM
Fantastic pics! sometimes i think the brochure should have a statement that refers to the BB for additional info and better description of how people are using their boats.

i can't wait to take pics of our boat. i tihink i'll try and fill up my card with every angle i can think of and a few more.

ajmoritz17
02-11-2008, 08:52 AM
thanks for the reassurance all! Great pics cab!
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Chadr
02-14-2008, 11:42 PM
Hey Cab do you have any of the bow storage???

cab13367
02-16-2008, 01:58 AM
No, I don't but all three bow cushions remove and you have wide open storage underneath.

04OUTBACK
02-16-2008, 11:34 AM
Cab,
Is that cleaned up for winter storage or is that everyday use? I guess i have too much junk in mine.. i have not seen that much carpet in my storage since I bought it.. I do keep about 10 total vests in.. never need all of them, but just in case.. don't want boat police issues....

I wish I was a touch neater.. well.. never hurts to dream..

cab13367
02-16-2008, 10:34 PM
Cab,
Is that cleaned up for winter storage or is that everyday use? I guess i have too much junk in mine.. i have not seen that much carpet in my storage since I bought it.. I do keep about 10 total vests in.. never need all of them, but just in case.. don't want boat police issues....

I wish I was a touch neater.. well.. never hurts to dream..
04,

I took these pics the day the dealer took me and my son on the boat for a test drive. Rest assured, today, my boat is just as cluttered as yours is, I'm sure :lol:

04OUTBACK
02-17-2008, 08:44 AM
OK, AL, Now i feel better...