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Razzman
09-24-2008, 01:33 AM
I always like seeing these threads so i figured i'd kick one off, it's always fun to see what everyones doing to the rides. :D

So here's what i've done since getting our '07 LSV in April;

1) Stolz Bow Roller, so much nicer!
2) New Reg Numbers, matches the graphics
3) Flip-up Bow Navlight, clean and out of the way.
4) Added the transom remote, nice to have.
5) And of course the infamous Seadek Swim Pad.

Still More ...

Razzman
09-24-2008, 01:37 AM
There's still more ...

6) Airboom Wake Racks
7) Airbooms are quick disconnect racks
8) New Roswell Mirror Arm, replaced the old broken Roswell N/C!
9) Covers for the Tower & Racks. Keeps bugs off!
10) Rod Saver Auto Ratchet straps...Sweet!

Still More yet ...

Razzman
09-24-2008, 01:47 AM
As you can see i like changing and modifying stuff a lot! :p

11) Dual Batteries
12) Bluesea Battery Switch & SI Series ACR
13) Xantrex 1000w Power Inverter
14) Dotit LED Lights in all Compartments
15) 750 lb. Fly High Extreme sac

One last thing ...

Razzman
09-24-2008, 01:48 AM
16) Relocated the fire extinguisher.
17) Stainless Thru-hull fittings.
18) Gunwale step pads.

So let's see what y'all have done :cool:

cab13367
09-24-2008, 01:58 AM
Razz,

Good topic. I've got a long list myself. Here goes.

Walk-thru transom:
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg276/cab13367/walkthru1.jpg
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg276/cab13367/walkthru2.jpg

Supra steering wheel:
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg276/cab13367/wheel.jpg

Monster Tower Mirror Arm:
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg276/cab13367/mirror.jpg

cab13367
09-24-2008, 02:00 AM
Polk speakers and stainless steel cupholders all around:
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg276/cab13367/polks.jpg

Relocated most of the gauges:
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg276/cab13367/gauges1.jpg
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg276/cab13367/gauges2.jpg
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg276/cab13367/gauges3.jpg

cab13367
09-24-2008, 02:04 AM
Stainless steel thru-hull fittings:
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg276/cab13367/IMG_0933.jpg

Relocated fire extinguisher, added Polk/MOMO 10" sub:
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg276/cab13367/IMG_1000.jpg

Relocated the ballast switches (still haven't done anything with the hole yet):
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg276/cab13367/IMG_0993.jpg
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg276/cab13367/IMG_0991.jpg

cab13367
09-24-2008, 02:07 AM
Added tower speakers and transom remote:
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg276/cab13367/IMG_0945.jpg

Replaced unused light pole socket with 12V plug (anchor light is on tower):
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg276/cab13367/12vplug.jpg

Also change out the stock Kenwood head unit and upgraded the ballast to 1200 lbs like the '07+ LSVs plus have a 750 for surfing.

That's about it!

Al

moombabound
09-24-2008, 03:38 AM
Replaced unused light pole socket with 12V plug (anchor light is on tower):

Ingenious! Where'd you get it? Quick Google for weatherproof 12V plug didn't really nail it down.

PS (Buddy ran two seasons on Malibu VTX before he noticed the 12V outlet tucket into the rear corner of the side cupholder area. Attn: SC...good idea).

And Razz, great thread.

moombadaze
09-24-2008, 08:25 AM
Al, how do you like those tower speakers ?-ive been looking at those

sandm
09-24-2008, 11:30 AM
flip up bow light, how tough was that? and cost? I have smashed one already, and at $35/pop, would make sense to replace..

I like the idea on the transom light, but supra's have an outlet near the rear cupholders and that's on the wrong side to be using a pump to fill up a surfsac unless you are goofy footed, so probably not going to do.

def. like the re-positioned ballast switches. may do that one as well. a nice stainless plate would fill the hole nicely. can't cost more than $20 to get a shop to cut one up nice, or maybe a piece of carbon? would also make a nice place to store a few cd's, since our deck is at the drivers seat. maybe a cubby out of a car?

I want to find the metal plates that some boats use on the side so you are standing on them when accessing the tower as opposed to standing on the gelcoat, but again, a good winter project.

kaneboats
09-24-2008, 11:38 AM
There was a thread a few months ago about different step pads. Some were pretty cool.

As for me- I had no tower so I added that and the tower speakers and had to redo most of the interior vinyl, replace the platform pad with gator grip and make my bimini work. I also had to replace a trailer. My winter projects include pop-up cleats and working out my ballast. No sick mods for me till next year.

Razzman
09-24-2008, 12:02 PM
flip up bow light, how tough was that? and cost? I have smashed one already, and at $35/pop, would make sense to replace..

I like the idea on the transom light, but supra's have an outlet near the rear cupholders and that's on the wrong side to be using a pump to fill up a surfsac unless you are goofy footed, so probably not going to do.

def. like the re-positioned ballast switches. may do that one as well. a nice stainless plate would fill the hole nicely. can't cost more than $20 to get a shop to cut one up nice, or maybe a piece of carbon? would also make a nice place to store a few cd's, since our deck is at the drivers seat. maybe a cubby out of a car?

I want to find the metal plates that some boats use on the side so you are standing on them when accessing the tower as opposed to standing on the gelcoat, but again, a good winter project.

The flip-up light wasn't that hard to do. Short version; Remove the old one, position template, drill & cutout HUGE hole, screw in new light and plug in. About 2 hours or so.

kaneboats
09-24-2008, 02:20 PM
Razz, didn't you post step by steps instructions for the bow light on here somewhere?

Razzman
09-24-2008, 02:52 PM
Yeah here it is; http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?t=6160&highlight=razzman

cab13367
09-24-2008, 04:18 PM
Ingenious! Where'd you get it? Quick Google for weatherproof 12V plug didn't really nail it down.

PS (Buddy ran two seasons on Malibu VTX before he noticed the 12V outlet tucket into the rear corner of the side cupholder area. Attn: SC...good idea).

And Razz, great thread.

Moombabound,

That was where I was going to put the 12V initially, near the rear cupholders, until I thought of using the light pole plug. The hole and the wiring was already there, so it was a no brainer. And you get to use the Nav/Anc switch on the dash as an on/off switch for the outlet. I plug my Tsunami pump into it when filling the surf sac - works great.

I got it at the local boat dealer but it's a pretty standard plug. I don't know that it's weather proof but the simple cap has kept any water out.

Al

cab13367
09-24-2008, 04:22 PM
Al, how do you like those tower speakers ?-ive been looking at those

I like them a lot but I'm not one to crank the tunes so that that my rider can hear it 75' back. I put them on mainly to be able to hear the tunes while hanging out in the water behind the boat while at anchor. They are compact and do not get in the way of the factory bimini and does not add a whole bunch of weight to the tower (important when you put the tower up and down by yourself like I do). And they come with the same polk speakers as what I put in the boat.

Below is a pic of them coexisting with the bimini in the fully extended position.

Al

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg276/cab13367/Billy%20Chinook%20Sep%2008/IMG_2823.jpg

cab13367
09-24-2008, 04:32 PM
I like the idea on the transom light, but supra's have an outlet near the rear cupholders and that's on the wrong side to be using a pump to fill up a surfsac unless you are goofy footed, so probably not going to do..
Actually, the cord on the Tsunami is plenty long to reach over to the other side and it would not work too well if you had it on the same side as the side the bag is because if the bag is in the ski locker, opening the ski locker door impedes access to the plug. I also use it to air tubes up on the sun pad.


def. like the re-positioned ballast switches. may do that one as well. a nice stainless plate would fill the hole nicely. can't cost more than $20 to get a shop to cut one up nice, or maybe a piece of carbon? would also make a nice place to store a few cd's, since our deck is at the drivers seat. maybe a cubby out of a car?
I'm holding out for some kind of a flip down cubby or tray that I can put my sunglasses, keys, and wallet in. Know of any? The glove box seems to be always full with the guests stuff.


I want to find the metal plates that some boats use on the side so you are standing on them when accessing the tower as opposed to standing on the gelcoat, but again, a good winter project
I'm always barefoot when I stand on the transom to access the boards, rope, etc. Isn't everybody? And I have guests hand me their sandals before coming on board.

Razzman
09-24-2008, 05:02 PM
I'm always barefoot when I stand on the transom to access the boards, rope, etc. Isn't everybody? And I have guests hand me their sandals before coming on board.

Exactly! That is also my oldest Grandsons job, shoe & sandal monitor! As he always goes out with us he took on that task on his own. :D

pickle311
09-24-2008, 06:19 PM
So far I've upgraded my ballast with 750s in the rear and plumbed in the intergrated bow sack.

Perko inline engine flush

Faria depth finder with water and air temps

Seadek pad

I have a set of Wetsounds Pro80s waiting to be installed.

Winter projects will be a full stereo install with 2nd battery and whatever else I come up with.

maxpower220
09-24-2008, 09:14 PM
Clarion Stereo with speakers and wire LCD remote.
Perko in-line engine flush.
Teleflex Depth finder with air/water temp gauge.
Wakeboard Racks.
Fresh Air Exhaust.
Spare Tire mount on trailer.
Boat Buddy on trailer.

Coming soon, either Zero Off or StarGazer.

yearround
09-24-2008, 11:11 PM
not near as extensive as others, but:
gator grip swim deck
gator grip transom steps
boat buddy

the list is short, maybe we will do something this winter, but we have had fun and are happy with the quality that moomba provides for us!

kenidaho
09-25-2008, 12:07 AM
Did you make or buy the walk thru transom or did you buy it. If you bought it where if you made it how hard was it. I think that would be a great addition

thanks

tazz3069
09-25-2008, 12:29 AM
new bimini top
new Kenwood deck
new polk audio speakers
new MB Quartz tower speakers
Custom light/ speaker bar
Boston Acoustic 10"sub with a Audioformz sub encloser
Perfect Pass Star Gazer
Kicker MX 700.5 amp
Kicker MX 350.4 Amp
Second Battery
Perko Switch
Relocated fire extinguisher
all new speaker wires.
New Acme Prop

This winter, I will be modify the ballast system, for the two rear tank. I am thinking of getting a new Z Cargo Rack. I also want to see how I can insulate the cooler under one of my seats. I am tired of the ice melting and drinking warm beer. That mod is a must.

Well I did get my Z5 Cargo Rack. I love it. I also upgraded the ballast system. Now I have the ultimate boat. Boat cooler is now a shoe locker. The only mod I lost on.

cab13367
09-25-2008, 12:32 AM
Did you make or buy the walk thru transom or did you buy it. If you bought it where if you made it how hard was it. I think that would be a great addition

thanks

ken,

I made it. Please see thread below.

Al

http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?t=3652

kenidaho
09-26-2008, 01:56 AM
Thanks for the link I think I might try that this winter.

volfo
01-30-2009, 11:22 PM
Removed 2001 Moomba decals from sides
Added Monster Tower MT2
Added 2 Monster Tower board racks and tower mirror mount

Purchased but not installed:

Seadek swim platform pad (with the skiing roo)
Monster Tower Cargo Bimini

On the wish list:

some weight - don't need a ton as I'm still very basic. Anyone have a good idea for a 2001 Outback LS - this is a direct drive. I'm thinking a long skinny bag could go under the rear seat. Could probably add about 300 pounds or so there pretty easy and it would be out of the way and out of sight. What do I need to do this project ? I'd like to avoid plumbing or drilling holes - can i just buy a pump and take it out and pump it up when I'm ready to use it ?

BENTLEYBOY
08-19-2009, 11:31 PM
Are you happy with your depth finder?

tazz3069
08-19-2009, 11:56 PM
Are you talking about the depth finder that came with the boat? Mine is works great. Does not go past 200 feet. This past winter, I had to remove the puck and relocate it to make room for my ballast system.

jclevoy
08-20-2009, 02:03 PM
I always like seeing these threads so i figured i'd kick one off, it's always fun to see what everyones doing to the rides. :D

So here's what i've done since getting our '07 LSV in April;

1) Stolz Bow Roller, so much nicer!
2) New Reg Numbers, matches the graphics
3) Flip-up Bow Navlight, clean and out of the way.
4) Added the transom remote, nice to have.
5) And of course the infamous Seadek Swim Pad.

Still More ...

I realize that this is a very old thread, but I was wondering if this is a modification that you did by yourself, or did you have it done at the dealership?? I REALLY like it.

http://moomba.com/msgboard/attachment.php?attachmentid=1443&d=1222230574

GeauxTigers
08-20-2009, 04:57 PM
I always like seeing these threads so i figured i'd kick one off, it's always fun to see what everyones doing to the rides. :D

So here's what i've done since getting our '07 LSV in April;

1) Stolz Bow Roller, so much nicer!
2) New Reg Numbers, matches the graphics
3) Flip-up Bow Navlight, clean and out of the way.
4) Added the transom remote, nice to have.
5) And of course the infamous Seadek Swim Pad.

Still More ...

Razz.... must have the pop up nav light! Where/how much?

Razzman
08-20-2009, 06:58 PM
Razz.... must have the pop up nav light! Where/how much?

Overton's has it for $99, i paid $120 for mine so this looks pretty good!

Aqua Signal Bi-Color Hideaway Boat Light (http://www.overtons.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?i=79533&pdesc=Aqua_Signal_Bi_Color_Hideaway_Boat_Light&cname=Boat-Lights&aID=601S1&merchID=1009&r=view)

jclevoy
08-20-2009, 08:06 PM
^^ How much did you have to modify the hole in the bow to get the new nav light to fit? Was it a pretty big difference? I just don't want to chance the fiberglass getting stress fractures :-(

BTW, thanks for the link!!!

Razzman
08-20-2009, 09:23 PM
^^ How much did you have to modify the hole in the bow to get the new nav light to fit? Was it a pretty big difference? I just don't want to chance the fiberglass getting stress fractures :-(

BTW, thanks for the link!!!

You have to make a hole, a really big hole as seen by the below pics! If done correctly you'll have no issues. The 'glass on the bow is thick, probably 3/4" if not more and there's really no stress there.

jclevoy
08-20-2009, 09:42 PM
You have to make a hole, a really big hole as seen by the below pics! If done correctly you'll have no issues. The 'glass on the bow is thick, probably 3/4" if not more and there's really no stress there.


Thanks so much for the pics. Those are quite helpful. That might be a mod that I can tackle myself:D

Razzman
08-20-2009, 09:56 PM
If anyone wants tips let me know, i can help make it less stressfull!

jester
08-21-2009, 06:24 PM
If anyone wants tips let me know, i can help make it less stressfull!

Are you making a trip to Oregon any time soon?

viking
10-11-2009, 02:23 PM
16) Relocated the fire extinguisher.
17) Stainless Thru-hull fittings.
18) Gunwale step pads.

So let's see what y'all have done :cool:

Hey Razz,
I know this is old but that's what these forums are for right. Do some research!! What is that you used for gunwale pads. It that seadek foam? Looks like it. I was thinking of using that OR gator grip for gunwale, bow, and possibly on the transom above swim platform where all the gear hits the boat when guests not paying attention!!
Thanks

Razzman
10-12-2009, 07:01 PM
Yeah it's the 3mm Seadek, two seasons and it's holding up well.

liquidlite
10-14-2009, 11:01 AM
those that upgraded to the polk 650s, do they make that much of a difference?

Razzman
10-14-2009, 12:31 PM
Yes they do, a big difference as the tonal ranges and clarity are so much greater than the stock speakers. Having adequate power to them is just as important too.

liquidlite
10-14-2009, 05:35 PM
do you have to modify the existing hole that the kenwood fits in? I'm thinking about swapping these out for the tower speakers as well. These or the wetsounds.

Razzman
10-14-2009, 07:14 PM
Liquidlite, Some drop right in and others require a slight mod is all.

As far as Polks -vs- Wetsounds, there's no comparison in that application. The Polks will not project anything like the Wetsounds. For a good compromise go with the Kicker KMT6 setup as it projects back real good.

mustangairchair
11-29-2009, 12:51 AM
razz were did you get the flip nav light thats cool