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brain_rinse
06-17-2009, 10:18 AM
I thought I'd share some of the tweaks I've made to my 08 LSV. Here is how it looked the day I picked up.
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/boat2.jpg
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/boat.jpg
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/firstday.jpg

brain_rinse
06-17-2009, 10:19 AM
I liked the streak graphics better than the oval that came on the boat, and preferred the 09 LSV decal by the windshield as well. They were all fairly easy to apply. Just measure carefully and use plenty of water mixed with a drop or two of dish soap. I used a bondo applicator to work out the bubbles, starting from the center and working out to the edge.
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/IMG_3943.jpg

brain_rinse
06-17-2009, 10:22 AM
Cargo nets from http://www.eznetorganizer.com/ added. One piece of advice... don't use the front nets to store your oil (as pictured). You'll be messing with your battery wonder why your back is all wet, only to discover you were leaning on the oil container and it exploded all over... :mad:
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/rearnets.jpg
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/b24399b3.jpg

brain_rinse
06-17-2009, 10:23 AM
Transom straps
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/transomstraps.jpg

brain_rinse
06-17-2009, 10:27 AM
Ok, not really a mod but thought I'd show my fake-a-lake. The original hose I used burst so I bought 1 foot of radiator hose from the auto parts store. Added a PVC barb fitting and hose adapter. Works great and no crawling under the boat!
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/fakealake.jpg

jmvotto
06-17-2009, 11:12 AM
where did you get the netting? Thats a great idea, my storage area is an organized mess.. Also wher do you hook the fake a lake?

brain_rinse
06-17-2009, 11:35 AM
where did you get the netting? Thats a great idea, my storage area is an organized mess.. Also wher do you hook the fake a lake?

I picked up the cargo nets at Sears on clearance. I've seen them at Ace and Scheels as well. I think the brand is EZ Nets or something like that. I use mine for ropes and handles mostly and they work great.

I hook the fake-a-lake to the v-drive water intake. I'll snap a pic next time I hook it up.

scoot_gt
06-18-2009, 01:50 AM
Def a good idea - I think this might be them

http://www.eznetorganizer.com/

jjolson
06-18-2009, 02:33 AM
I have also done the nets and they work very well. Dont forget to use stainless screws!

mmandley
06-18-2009, 08:39 AM
Nice upgrades Brain_Rinse

brain_rinse
06-18-2009, 01:56 PM
Def a good idea - I think this might be them

http://www.eznetorganizer.com/
Yep, those are the ones.

Waynes345
06-18-2009, 02:08 PM
The thing that stands out in that first picture for me (besides that nice boat) is the price of gas. $2.39? When was that pic taken? We're paying $2.89 for regular and were in the $2.90's last week!

brain_rinse
06-18-2009, 04:46 PM
The thing that stands out in that first picture for me (besides that nice boat) is the price of gas. $2.39? When was that pic taken? We're paying $2.89 for regular and were in the $2.90's last week!
That pic was taken in northern Minnesota over Memorial Day weekend.

brain_rinse
06-30-2009, 11:52 PM
Glove box liner is just a piece of tool chest liner cut to fit so my iPod didn't rattle all over.
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/gloveboxliner.jpg

brain_rinse
06-30-2009, 11:54 PM
I did some seat hinges too, but I thought they were cool enough for their own thread: http://moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?t=8510
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/IMG_3957.jpg
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/IMG_3955.jpg

brain_rinse
07-05-2009, 11:56 PM
Monster Tower quick release mirror arm and bracket
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/IMG_3946.jpg

brain_rinse
07-14-2009, 11:19 AM
I didn't like how the ski locker pin would push on the ballast bag when full, so I shortened it. Just cut some of the pin off and drilled a new hole.
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/skilockerpin.jpg

brain_rinse
07-14-2009, 11:21 AM
My wife made some board rack covers to keep the bugs off when towing. They stretch a little and fit nice and tight so no flapping in the wind.
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/boardrackcover.jpg

brain_rinse
07-20-2009, 12:38 PM
The Z5 finally got delivered. And I jumped on the closeout of Fusion tower speakers.
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/fusion.jpg

brain_rinse
07-20-2009, 11:46 PM
10" Alpine Type R DVC sub, mounted in the bow, pushed up against the back of the driver footwell out of sight.

Edit: This took a lot of abuse and is no longer in service.

http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/sub.jpg

Razzman
07-21-2009, 01:01 AM
Brain i'm assuming that sub enclosure is a premade box of MDF? If so in that position you can get water, especially coming over the bow and if it hits that MDF it'll swell and crumble so fast you won't believe it! Being as you can't see it i would recommend you pull it, strip that carpet and coat it twice with resin or spray on truck bed liner.

You can always put the carpet back on if you wish. I'm just saying ... seen it happen more than once!

brain_rinse
07-21-2009, 10:15 AM
Brain i'm assuming that sub enclosure is a premade box of MDF? If so in that position you can get water, especially coming over the bow and if it hits that MDF it'll swell and crumble so fast you won't believe it! Being as you can't see it i would recommend you pull it, strip that carpet and coat it twice with resin or spray on truck bed liner.

You can always put the carpet back on if you wish. I'm just saying ... seen it happen more than once!

Yep, good suggestions. I built the box and did use MDF, but I coated the box with 3 heavy coats of polyurethane before carpeting. I also put 1" plastic feet on the bottom of the box so there is a gap between the box and floor.

Razzman
07-21-2009, 11:33 AM
There ya go, that should hold the water demons back!

Jeff W
07-21-2009, 01:09 PM
Have you powered up the Fusions yet? If so, how do you like them? Getting good reviews all over the place. What a steal at $115.

Mine showed up yesterday.

brain_rinse
07-21-2009, 02:37 PM
Have you powered up the Fusions yet? If so, how do you like them? Getting good reviews all over the place. What a steal at $115.

Mine showed up yesterday.
No, I started drilling holes in the tower but still need to run the wires. Definitely a steal if they sound even halfway decent!

svnfightsvn
07-22-2009, 06:18 PM
Ok, not really a mod but thought I'd show my fake-a-lake. I started with a washing machine drain hose (1" ID with 1 1/4" ID on the end), stuck in a 1" pvc barb fitting and added a hose adapter.

I'd also like to know where you are connecting that "fake-a-lake".
I haven't seen pics on this thread...can you post one?

brain_rinse
07-23-2009, 10:30 AM
I'd also like to know where you are connecting that "fake-a-lake".
I haven't seen pics on this thread...can you post one?
Sure - here's a pic from an older thread that shows where to connect. Loosen hose clamp, remove black hose, attach fake-a-lake, tighten down hose clamp.
http://moomba.com/msgboard/showpost.php?p=59800&postcount=32

brain_rinse
09-17-2009, 06:27 PM
Locking rear storage (http://moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?t=9096)
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/IMG_0006.jpg
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/IMG_0005.jpg
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/eye.jpg

brain_rinse
10-30-2009, 11:59 AM
I put this together to keep the backwash from the bilge from entering the ski locker. I couldn't find a plug to fit tight so I picked up an inch and a half marine plug and ground down to rubber to the right diameter. Replaced the nut with a wing nut and cut off the bottom edge to fit.
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/skidrainplug1.jpg
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/skidrainplug2.jpg

brain_rinse
01-27-2010, 11:57 PM
More info here:
http://moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?t=9783
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/IMG_3949.jpg
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/IMG_3944.jpg

brain_rinse
01-28-2010, 12:02 AM
Bought 4 stainless thru hull fittings from eBay seller halfpricemarine. These are solid stainless, not the plastic with stainless cap. Total cost was only about $40 shipped.
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/thruhull.jpg
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/thruhull2-1.jpg

mmandley
01-28-2010, 12:34 AM
I just don't get why Skiers Choice doesn't do that for all there boats. Its a no brainer to me.

I was amused to see Tige boats at the boat show with the plastic chrome ones.

brain_rinse
01-28-2010, 12:45 AM
I just don't get why Skiers Choice doesn't do that for all there boats. Its a no brainer to me.

I was amused to see Tige boats at the boat show with the plastic chrome ones.

A nice upgrade, and cheap too! I agree, they should at least come with the appearance package upgrade.

brain_rinse
01-29-2010, 10:17 AM
I picked up this charger at Bass Pro Shops on Black Friday for $75! It's a 4/4 multi-stage two bank charger made by ProMariner.

Multi-stage charging means that at first the charger will bring both batteries back to 14.6 VDC during the charging phase, then hold them there to complete charging while desulfating/conditioning the batteries. When that is finished it goes into maintenance mode that will maintain full charge for short or long-term storage.

One other nice feature is the transfer-on-demand that will distribute all available amps to the battery that needs it. On some two bank chargers, 4/4 means at most a battery can get 4 amps. With this model if the starting battery isn't significantly depleted it may take only 2 amps and send it's 2"extra" amps to the stereo battery, for a total of 6 amps on the battery that needs it.

It even came with a free multimeter to sweeten the deal. :cool:

Edit: I ended up returning this. I didn't want to mess with getting it to work with my VSR setup.

brain_rinse
01-31-2010, 12:42 AM
Replaced all 6 cabin speakers with Polk DB651s. I cut the wiring from the factory kickers and soldered them to the new Polks.
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/IMG_0225.jpg

newty
01-31-2010, 01:43 AM
Brian, looks like your getting it all dialed in!
Keep us updated on that maintainer. I'd like to hear how that works for you. I need to get something for mine.

Looking good brutha!

brain_rinse
02-01-2010, 10:54 AM
Thanks! Garage boating is a great winter pastime. I'm planning to have the battery charger on whenever the boat is in the garage, so I'll let you know how it works out.

jjolson
02-02-2010, 01:03 AM
Nice Work Brian!

brain_rinse
02-02-2010, 11:00 AM
Nice Work Brian! :grin: Maybe I should change my av to this:

tprkolbas
02-03-2010, 11:23 AM
for the cargo nets in your ski locker, are those the large or medium sized ones? thanks

tejansma
02-03-2010, 03:54 PM
Found one of these on eBay with 1 1/4" diameter. Did you grind off more than 1/4"?

brain_rinse
02-03-2010, 07:21 PM
for the cargo nets in your ski locker, are those the large or medium sized ones? thanks
In each of the rear v-drive lockers I used one medium and one small side-by-side. I am really happy with this setup and use those nets all the time.

gus 08 mobius lsv
02-03-2010, 07:36 PM
i wonder if the the upgraded 750lb ballast bags would affect the nets in the locker...anyone know?

brain_rinse
02-03-2010, 10:02 PM
i wonder if the the upgraded 750lb ballast bags would affect the nets in the locker...anyone know?
Here is a shot showing the older round 750s (50"x20"). You can't store anything too big there with them full, but it works great for ropes and handles.

gus 08 mobius lsv
02-03-2010, 10:13 PM
Here is a shot showing the older round 750s (50"x20"). You can't store anything too big there with them full, but it works great for ropes and handles.

wow that was quick! ok good to know i'm getting ready to upgrade the ballast and had some of those nets i bought on clearance at sears!

brain_rinse
02-03-2010, 10:24 PM
Found one of these on eBay with 1 1/4" diameter. Did you grind off more than 1/4"?Assuming you mean the ski locker plug... Mine measures just over 1 1/4". Slimming them down was easy. I just slid the rubber piece over the end of my drill and spun it on a drywall rasp. The rubber is soft so it shapes easily.

brain_rinse
02-08-2010, 12:46 AM
Just some peel and stick traction tape cut to fit. Gives traction when grabbing boards out of the racks and protects the boat from the tower arms when lowering the tower.
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/gunwale1.jpg
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/gunwale2.jpg

c.rix
02-09-2010, 11:25 AM
where did you get the white traction tape?

brain_rinse
02-09-2010, 11:31 AM
where did you get the white traction tape?
Bass Pro Shops for about $7

c.rix
02-10-2010, 05:11 PM
thanks Brain got it ordered

gus 08 mobius lsv
02-13-2010, 11:34 AM
Bought 4 stainless thru hull fittings from eBay seller halfpricemarine. These are solid stainless, not the plastic with stainless cap. Total cost was only about $40 shipped.

hey how hard was it to get to the hoses for this upgrade? what size are the hull fittings?
looks so much better with stainless instead the ugly black ones i think it'd look sharp on my my red boat

mmandley
02-13-2010, 07:32 PM
hey how hard was it to get to the hoses for this upgrade? what size are the hull fittings?
looks so much better with stainless instead the ugly black ones i think it'd look sharp on my my red boat

You want to order 3/4 threw hull fittings.

To get to the 3 rear ones when you open your rear V storage doors, theres a carpeted backing attached to the what would be the rear seat. Remove the 2 screws and that panel comes off and tou can reach the back fittings.

There is a large bolt that holds the the hull fitting onto the boat. My new ones didnt come with O rings. I got 4 O rings at the local Ace hardware. Make sure they are pretty thick as this is going to be touching the gell coat and you dont want your stainless on your gell coat.

The front one is a bit harder to get to, craw under the drivers dash and you will see the hose connection to the threw hull fitting.

I did all 4 of mine in about 45 minutes.

http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?t=7844&page=5

brain_rinse
02-15-2010, 10:38 PM
Yep, mmandley said it well. I'd add that the front one can be interesting to get to. I wrapped a pair of needlenose pliers in duct tape and had a helper use that to keep the fitting in place from outside the boat while I tightened the nut on the inside.

Also I didn't add an o-ring to mine. I view them as permanent fixtures so am not concerned with the gel underneath.

Good luck, it's a great upgrade!

gus 08 mobius lsv
02-21-2010, 09:10 PM
brain or mandley do you have any idea where else to get these ? i checked on ebay and for the solid ss the cheapest i seen is 19 a piece. mike u said your got all 4 for 40 so i'm gonna keep looking for a deal.

brain_rinse
02-21-2010, 09:30 PM
The seller is halfpricemarine. They sell in sets of 3, but I emailed and they added 1 to the invoice for just a few bucks more. Here's a link: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Set-3-Stainless-Boat-Thru-Hull-Fittings-3-4-Fitting_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem1c0fc2b38bQQite mZ120523502475QQptZBoatQ5fPartsQ5fAccessoriesQ5fGe ar#ht_729wt_939

mmandley
02-22-2010, 03:30 AM
The seller is halfpricemarine. They sell in sets of 3, but I emailed and they added 1 to the invoice for just a few bucks more. Here's a link: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Set-3-Stainless-Boat-Thru-Hull-Fittings-3-4-Fitting_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem1c0fc2b38bQQite mZ120523502475QQptZBoatQ5fPartsQ5fAccessoriesQ5fGe ar#ht_729wt_939

If i recall thats who i got mine threw. Let me look again for sure.

Heres my invoice for it last year.

Hello Michael Mandley,

Payment Details

Purchased From:halfpricemarine
Receipt ID:0824-4841-4079-3605

Item # Item Title Quantity Price Subtotal
120425998497 Set (3) Stainless Boat Thru Hull Fittings 3/4" Fitting 1 $21.99 USD $21.99 USD

Shipping & Handling via USPS Priority Mail to 970XX
(includes any seller handling fees) $7.95 USD
Shipping Insurance (not offered): --
Seller Discounts (-) or Charges (+):
(seller discounts, services, etc.) $7.51 USD
Total: $37.45 USD

The extra one is the last part where it says Seller Discount and services. Thats where he charges me a 4th one.

gus 08 mobius lsv
02-22-2010, 09:49 PM
hey thanks to the both of you for the help gonna send em an email and do the same!

brain_rinse
03-12-2010, 04:46 PM
Here's a sneak peak at my ballast project. This setup x2 will give me a dedicated pump for each fat sac. Using 1" fill lines all around with one-way valves for the rear sacs and 1" vented loops for the front sacs. The factory 3/4" fill hoses will be cut and used for venting each bag.
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/ballastfill.jpg

moombadaze
03-12-2010, 05:40 PM
bet that was a pain to get that hose to stretch over the pump threads

squeeg333
03-12-2010, 05:42 PM
Mike - What size of o-rings did you use?

brain_rinse
03-12-2010, 05:53 PM
bet that was a pain to get that hose to stretch over the pump threads
YES! Boiling water helped, but still... :p

mmandley
03-12-2010, 06:33 PM
Mike - What size of o-rings did you use?

Not sure if this is directed to me, i dont recall the exact size. I went to ACE Hardware with the fitting in my hand and test fit them till it fit. I know its a fat black O Ring so it can be squished a bit and still not allow the O Ring to touch. I actually have another threw Hull fitting and i will stop in Monday to get the O Ring and get back with ya.

squeeg333
03-12-2010, 06:47 PM
Yeh Mike, that was for you. I'll just do the same. ACE isn't too far from my place, so I'll swing by this weekend with a fitting and see what I can find. Thanks!

brain_rinse
03-14-2010, 03:23 AM
Got the new thru hulls installed. Not much to see, but thought I'd show the location.
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/thru_hull_new.jpg

brain_rinse
03-14-2010, 03:37 AM
I added vents to each bag and tied them into the drain lines. You can see the check valve and wye fitting in this pic. This is hidden by the carpeted panels in the lockers and out of sight up above the drivers footwell. I reused the factory 3/4" fill lines so it was fairly inexpensive.
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/vent.jpg

mmandley
03-14-2010, 11:57 AM
Got the new thru hulls installed. Not much to see, but thought I'd show the location.

Im a bit confused, this looks like the V drive area? Did you put new threw hulls for intakes to the pumps your running?

insanepolack
03-14-2010, 04:08 PM
wow, killin it with the mods. good stuff!!

brain_rinse
03-14-2010, 10:09 PM
Im a bit confused, this looks like the V drive area? Did you put new threw hulls for intakes to the pumps your running?
Yep, the thru hulls are in the bilge area and are for the pumps I'm adding. I started fresh with 1" thru hulls rather than reusing the factory grated intake since that was only 3/4". You can see the layout of the pumps in one of the pics above. 2 tsunami 1200 pumps on each 1" thru hull.


wow, killin it with the mods. good stuff!!
Thanks! I haven't really done anything major, just little stuff to make the boat work better for me.

mmandley
03-14-2010, 11:30 PM
Ohh nice man nice. I'm still planning out my ballast upgrade, I havnt forgot your offer yet, just really trying to get this stereo project done.

I hope i can get it done before the Tech and Tune this Sunday at Exile. We are having issues getting the equipment in at the moment.

viking
03-24-2010, 01:45 AM
Hey Brain_Rinse!
Are those 3/4"? I'm looking at buying the 3 pack from the same ebay retailer and don't have my boat here handy to check? I'm sure they are? And do the lenghts vary?
Thanks!
All mods look good!
Brian


Bought 4 stainless thru hull fittings from eBay seller halfpricemarine. These are solid stainless, not the plastic with stainless cap. Total cost was only about $40 shipped.

brain_rinse
03-24-2010, 10:35 AM
Hey Brain_Rinse!
Are those 3/4"? I'm looking at buying the 3 pack from the same ebay retailer and don't have my boat here handy to check? I'm sure they are? And do the lenghts vary?
Thanks!
All mods look good!
Brian
Yep, they are 3/4" and are the same length as the stock black ones. They are high quality pieces, I don't think you'll be dissappointed!

brain_rinse
04-02-2010, 02:51 PM
I went with a Clarion EQS746 to allow additional stereo control from the drivers seat. Most important to me was controlling the tower speaker volume independent of the cabin speakers. But the sub control and aux input sure are nice too. I had to get a blank panel which was no small task to track down, but in the end it made for a clean install.
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/92d9b82c.jpg

jmvotto
04-02-2010, 05:19 PM
Brain, where the resettable breakers, zip tied above the eq.? are they accessible?

brain_rinse
04-03-2010, 02:03 AM
There is a panel up under the helm that has all of the breakers. I know on some models they have the breakers right by the switches, but mine was never that way... just a row of switches before.

brain_rinse
04-06-2010, 01:07 AM
Well it took a lot longer to get to this point than I had planned. After cutting the 1" NPS threaded thru hulls to length, installing, and letting the adhesive cure, I found that the ball valve would not thread on to them correctly. What I thought I bought from wakemakers was a ball valve with NPS on the intake side and NPT on the output. But in reality they were NPT on both sides and the NPS/NPT valves were no longer available.

Wakemakers was great though and located some thru hulls with combination threads... NPS threaded with NPT on the end. They sent the new thru hulls free of charge, I just had to remove the old ones and do the process over again.

Visually nothing has changed from the pics I posted earlier. And here is a pic of one of the thru hulls with ball valve and tee installed. Next up is getting the pumps mounted once the adhesive sets up.
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/ballvalve.jpg

brain_rinse
04-09-2010, 11:12 PM
Here are all 4 ballast fill pumps installed and wired up. Tsunami 1200s with 1" lines. I reused sprinkler valve wiring plus the fill pump wires so I didn't have to run any new wires back from the switches.

One mistake I made was using spa hose. It is very rigid and difficult to work with. I had to use the heat gun or boiling water to make every connection, and poly pipe cutters to cut it. But then the check valves I used to keep the rear bags from filling, and the vented loops I used for the ski locker and integrated bow sacs were too loose, and couldn't be clamped tight enough to keep them from leaking. So boiling water saved the day with some barb fittings that I was able to heat and stretch over the ends, with a little silicone just in case. Moral of the story, spa hose is not ballast hose.

Update: I finally replaced all the spa hose with actual ballast hose. The internal diameter was slightly smaller so the vented loops and check valves fit much better. I was able to remove all the extra adapters I had added to accommodate the spa hose. I used the factory style crimp connectors for a cleaner look. Wish I would have just done this from the beginning!

http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/ballastpumps.jpg

brain_rinse
04-11-2010, 02:56 AM
Simple mod that took all of 5 minutes to install. Thanks to Razzman and his low-price find: link (http://moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?t=10670)

Added 90 degree barb fittings to both sides of the strainer, 2 cuts of the intake hose, and a couple extra hose clamps. Done.
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/65e46fa4.jpg

brain_rinse
05-04-2010, 11:20 PM
Here are a few pics of the integrated bow sac. This thing fits like a glove and will add a few hundred much needed pounds up front. One of the T1200's fills it from the top of one of the legs. 2 T800s to drain it, one at the bottom of each leg. I added a new thru hull to each side. The center/top port I used to vent and tied into one of the drain lines (not pictured.)

I also added a switch which just required modifying the factory panel and enlarging the fiberglass cutout behind it a bit. I'm still waiting on the switch face to match the other 3 and it will all be looking factory.

One other thing worth mentioning... The drain holes on the bottom of my cupholders were sharp! I cut them off and ground it smooth.

http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/b263490b.jpg
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/bowsac.jpg
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/7a25d5ba.jpg (http://s297.photobucket.com/user/dan_powers/media/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/7a25d5ba.jpg.html)

brain_rinse
05-04-2010, 11:44 PM
Got some longer battery cables and pushed my batteries as far back as possible. With that bow sac I need to make the best use of all available space!
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/b24399b3.jpg

mmandley
05-05-2010, 11:22 AM
Looks really sweet Brain. Did you make a whole new ballast switch panel? If so where did you get that panel blank?

Are you not running a vent out of the center top plug on that nose bag?

I would highly recommend you put a vent hose there. This bag will get air in it the same as the others can do.

brain_rinse
05-05-2010, 11:58 AM
Looks really sweet Brain. Did you make a whole new ballast switch panel? If so where did you get that panel blank?

Are you not running a vent out of the center top plug on that nose bag?

I would highly recommend you put a vent hose there. This bag will get air in it the same as the others can do.
Thanks! I reused the factory switch panel. I cut the 4th switch hole right overtop of the breaker hole. Then shifted the breaker hole farther to the right. I had to enlarge the fiberglass cutout behind the panel in order to make it all fit, but the panel still covers it all up nicely. I used some Krylon Fusion paint to make the panel all black since the factory graphic was now largely covered up.

I do have the vent line on the top port of the bow sac, just not in the picture.

newty
05-05-2010, 12:15 PM
Looks good Bro! I was wondering myself where you got the 4 outlet switch. Way go. I ended up tieing my front empty pump into my existing floor empty switch. I rarely use one without the other anyway.They take the same amount of time to empty so it wasn't a big deal.
Very nice!

brain_rinse
05-15-2010, 03:04 AM
I should have done this sooner with a single axle...
Painted bracket direct from Boatmate. Thank you Hydrofoiljunky for the good deal on the spare wheel!
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/IMG_3945.jpg

brain_rinse
05-23-2010, 06:36 PM
Thanks to moombadaze's generous offer to swap props, I now have an OJ 14.25x14 vc wakeboard prop. There is a huge improvement in hole shot and holding speed with the ballast full. It was a much needed upgrade after adding the additional ballast. With all the ballast full the stock prop struggled to even plane out, and now it seems effortless.

The trade-off is that top speed is now 36 @ 5k RPM. It's also a noisy prop that sings and growls at various RPMs/speeds. This prop won't be for everyone, but if you run heavy and don't mind the top speed loss and noise, it's a huge improvement in hole shot. Thanks again, moombadaze!

Razzman
05-23-2010, 08:03 PM
I don't get the large range of results from people using the 14.25x14 OJ prop. I top out at 45mph and it only growls on take off for a few seconds and that's it.

brain_rinse
05-23-2010, 08:33 PM
I don't get the large range of results from people using the 14.25x14 OJ prop. I top out at 45mph and it only growls on take off for a few seconds and that's it.
How many RPMs are you running at 45 mph? I get the start up growl but also randomly at surf and wakeboard speeds it will growl at you too. It even has a nice little ring to it when idling through channels. :p But it pulls hard and that's what I care about most. Maybe there are different versions of this prop? Maybe they're just inconsistent?

Razzman
05-23-2010, 08:41 PM
I have no idea what the rpm's are at that speed as I hardly ever do it, twice to be exact. I can't imagine a cnc prop being inconsistent though.

moombadaze
05-23-2010, 08:48 PM
How many RPMs are you running at 45 mph? I get the start up growl but also randomly at surf and wakeboard speeds it will growl at you too. It even has a nice little ring to it when idling through channels. :p But it pulls hard and that's what I care about most. Maybe there are different versions of this prop? Maybe they're just inconsistent?

Dan, everything your describeing is just the way that prop was when on my boat-the growl and strange ring to it, But yes it pulls weight with no problem--glad its what you can use as it was just overkill for me

TL7
05-24-2010, 01:07 AM
FWIW, I have the same prop (14.25 x 14) from Acme and I don't get a growl from it. Top end is the same neighborhood though, about 36-38 @5k.

We had the same experience in our old Outback; 13x12 OJ had a growl on takeoff but the same prop from Acme didn't. The Acme props are thinner and probably not as tough as the OJ, so that may be the trade off.

brain_rinse
06-01-2010, 11:48 PM
Got the chance to put 15 hours on the boat over memorial weekend so I thought I'd update this thread with some additional info on a couple of these mods.

First off, the T1200s are FAST! System fill time (~2300 lbs) is right at 5 minutes. The bow and ski locker bags are full after 3 minutes and 2 minutes later the 750s in back are full. I'll be very happy with the fill setup once I figure out my leaking loop issue.

And what a difference a prop makes! It may be noisy but I love it already. 0-22 is effortless even when the boat is slammed. Just for kicks we piled 16 adults on the boat to see what kind of surf wave we could manage... oh and filled the 750 in back too. At rest the rub rail at the rear corner was even with the waterline. As you would expect, the wave was unreal. We don't surf much but I can see why people go so crazy with the ballast setups for surfing. Anyway, the boat had no problem at all with that weight thanks to the prop.

Finally, I can't say enough about how much the integrated bow sac adds. It really improves both wakeboarding and surf wakes. I've used it several times when I've got people sitting in the cabin area but none or kids only in the bow. Very worthwhile addition IMO, even if you manually fill/drain it.

Cliffs: Z5 is still my favorite addition to the boat, but the prop and bow sac are right up there.

kaneboats
06-02-2010, 12:08 AM
Sounds like you're getting it all dialed in for the season.

newty
06-02-2010, 09:59 AM
Glad to hear everything worked! I agree, the Z-5, prop, and bow sac are the biness on these boats!:D

brain_rinse
06-25-2010, 01:04 PM
This is a drip molded vinyl decal that comes on 2010 boats with the chrome MOOMBA logo on the side. In pics and even in person it appears to just be 3D chrome, but if you get really close there is shading along the edges to help make the decal "pop" even more. A little spendy for a decal, around $45 from the dealer I think, but I'm really happy with the look.
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/IMG_3942.jpg

moombadaze
06-25-2010, 01:12 PM
I like that

jjolson
06-25-2010, 01:16 PM
This is a drip molded vinyl decal that comes on 2010 boats with the chrome MOOMBA logo on the side. In pics and even in person it appears to just be 3D chrome, but if you get really close there is shading along the edges to help make the decal "pop" even more. A little spendy for a decal, around $45 from the dealer I think, but I'm really happy with the look.

That looks great!

Canuckle Head
06-25-2010, 01:24 PM
This is a drip molded vinyl decal that comes on 2010 boats with the chrome MOOMBA logo on the side. In pics and even in person it appears to just be 3D chrome, but if you get really close there is shading along the edges to help make the decal "pop" even more. A little spendy for a decal, around $45 from the dealer I think, but I'm really happy with the look.

Hmmmm, I think I have seen that logo somewhere before........ :p

Looks good Brain!

squeeg333
06-25-2010, 01:30 PM
Brain, that looks really good. Now that I have the Chrome logos on the side, I may have to go with the rear too. Looks sharp!

brain_rinse
06-25-2010, 01:54 PM
Hmmmm, I think I have seen that logo somewhere before........ :p

Looks good Brain!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Canuckle Head
06-25-2010, 02:49 PM
Thanks for the inspiration!

My pleasure. It's too bad they don't do a large one for the side of the boat like that.

maxpower220
06-25-2010, 03:17 PM
around $45 from the dealer I think, but I'm really happy with the look.

Which dealer????? I called my 2 "local" (*) dealers and neither one had a clue of the price, the decal, or why I would would even want one.


(*) Local dealers are 200 and 400 miles respectively.

brain_rinse
06-25-2010, 03:37 PM
Which dealer????? I called my 2 "local" (*) dealers and neither one had a clue of the price, the decal, or why I would would even want one.


(*) Local dealers are 200 and 400 miles respectively.
Yeah my local dealer is 400 miles away too, but they rock. Nisswa Marine in Nisswa, MN. Part Number is 110151 if that helps you get anywhere with your local guys.

maxpower220
06-30-2010, 12:52 PM
Yeah my local dealer is 400 miles away too, but they rock. Nisswa Marine in Nisswa, MN. Part Number is 110151 if that helps you get anywhere with your local guys.

Just ordered mine today. Thanks.

brain_rinse
06-30-2010, 01:31 PM
Just ordered mine today. Thanks.
Great! Did you order from Nisswa or were you able to use the part number to get it from your dealer?

viking
06-30-2010, 02:25 PM
Yeah my local dealer is 400 miles away too, but they rock. Nisswa Marine in Nisswa, MN. Part Number is 110151 if that helps you get anywhere with your local guys.

Ha Ha - I order my stuff through them too. My local dealer sucks so I use them. New about them for years as I grew up around that area. My first Love was the Supra Mariah back in the late 80's :)

kaneboats
07-01-2010, 09:49 AM
That look is sick. I'll be very surprised if they aren't unveiling more of it at the dealers' meeting.

maxpower220
07-01-2010, 03:45 PM
Great! Did you order from Nisswa or were you able to use the part number to get it from your dealer?


Well, I ordered through AWS, using the part number that you gave. They were the only ones (of the 3 I called) to follow up with a sale.

The dealer that I purchased the boat from said "those chrome decals are expensive. The insurance people can't understand why. You don't want them, they cost too much." I almost thanked him for telling me what I wanted and what was too expensive for me. It is so much nicer to be told something than to think for my own self.

The second dealer said "I don't even know about chrome decals, none of our 2010 boats have them. I guess I can call Skiers Choice next week, if they are open. It may be a while due to the holiday". Really, you are going to DO something that MAY make a profit for your company. What a novel idea!

These are the experiences that make me wonder how companies stay in business in the good times, let alone now.

patricioroel
07-29-2010, 03:01 PM
Is that all? Do more you have help all of us by your ideas and crativity.

Regards

brain_rinse
08-01-2010, 11:44 PM
Is that all? Do more you have help all of us by your ideas and crativity.

Regards
Thanks! While the weather is nice I spend any free time behind the boat. But I'll get back to work this winter I'm sure.

brain_rinse
01-26-2011, 03:49 PM
I said I'd get out there and work on the boat this winter, but January is almost toast and I haven't done a thing!

Maybe if I state something publicly I'll make myself get it done? Ok, I will replace all that damnable spa hose with good 1" ballast line. I will also replace my sub that somehow exploded after many hours of party cove abuse. Beyond that, I'm not coming up with much. Guess that means I'm pretty happy with the boat!

cab13367
01-26-2011, 04:00 PM
Dan,

Weren't you looking to sell your boat towards the end of last season? Did you decide to keep it after all?

Al

brain_rinse
01-26-2011, 04:12 PM
Dan,

Weren't you looking to sell your boat towards the end of last season? Did you decide to keep it after all?

Al
Yep, I had it "sold" more than once but fortunately no one ever made it to that critical "show up with cash in hand" phase. :)

The company I was working for at the time announced it would be closing my division so there was the unemployment potential coupled with winter fast approaching. So I figured if I'd sell it and buy something new in the spring when my job situation had stabilized. But I was fortunate enough to find a new job right away and decided I'd be better off keeping the boat I already had put so much time into setting up the way I wanted.

cab13367
01-26-2011, 05:59 PM
Yep, I had it "sold" more than once but fortunately no one ever made it to that critical "show up with cash in hand" phase. :)

The company I was working for at the time announced it would be closing my division so there was the unemployment potential coupled with winter fast approaching. So I figured if I'd sell it and buy something new in the spring when my job situation had stabilized. But I was fortunate enough to find a new job right away and decided I'd be better off keeping the boat I already had put so much time into setting up the way I wanted.

Great to hear it! Yeah, you've spent a lot of time dialing in your boat so good to know that you were able to keep it.

kaneboats
01-27-2011, 02:43 AM
Glad you found a decent job more than anything. Would have missed you as a Moomba owner but you would have reappeared as a Supra guy, I know.

brain_rinse
01-27-2011, 03:42 PM
Thanks, guys! Kane, I do like the 21v quite a bit but something makes me think I'd still end up with an LSV.

kaneboats
04-21-2011, 12:24 PM
I'm expecting to see some new mods here. Any progress?

brain_rinse
04-21-2011, 03:25 PM
I'm expecting to see some new mods here. Any progress?
Yeah, I'm just slow. I've been working on all the little things first: tower feet pads, replacing the spa hose, etc. and saving the fun projects for last. Hoping to have the amp rack done tonight so I'll get some pics up of that.

brain_rinse
04-21-2011, 09:51 PM
4 screws and the factory amp board comes right out. I sacrificed a cutting board to make mounting strips, then screwed the amps down. The Class D amps keep the heat down and have a much smaller footprint so I could mount all 3 in the factory location behind the batteries.

Alpine PDX 4.100 (tower speakers)
Alpine MRP F300 (cabin speakers)
Alpine M1000 (sub)
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/ed435cdb.jpg

viking
04-23-2011, 12:52 AM
That PDX line are nice little amps. Was considering those but ultimately went with the JL Audio MHD line of Class D amps. Small package - Big CLEAN Power.

brain_rinse
05-11-2011, 11:50 PM
Well now that I've got 3 amps it made sense to upgrade the rest of the system. :) First up, 2 sets of Exile SXT65s. I went with the fixed mounts and pushed them out to the edges of the tower to make it easier to get at the center spot on the Z5. Since I'll never remove the speakers I removed the handles from the neoprene covers.

http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/767a4f72.jpg

http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/d20ec874.jpg

brain_rinse
05-11-2011, 11:57 PM
The Exile sub enclosure got busted up in shipping, but I was able to use some epoxy and fix it up. At some point I expect to have to fiberglass the whole thing to really fix it properly, but it will work fine for this season. Exile XI12D sub. The sound is great, very flat/linear. I'm used to small sealed enclosures so the sound is much different but I like it. Overall a huge upgrade over the 10" sub I ran last year.

http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/01d3cadc.jpg

moombadaze
05-12-2011, 08:18 AM
Dan, can you still access all the wireing and fuse's up under the dash?

Looks great!

Razzman
05-12-2011, 09:53 AM
You can if you pull the fascia out. as getting to the fuses is pretty rare it's not a big deal.

mmandley
05-12-2011, 10:01 AM
Nice looking Dan really clean and nice looking mang

kaneboats
05-12-2011, 11:38 AM
Looks great, Dan. Season should be starting up quick for ya. You'll have to come down here for spring break next year and get an earlier start.

SeanLSV
05-14-2011, 07:53 PM
Brain, that looks really good. Now that I have the Chrome logos on the side, I may have to go with the rear too. Looks sharp!

What did your chrome side logos cost you?

E4NASH
05-15-2011, 06:11 PM
Glove box liner is just a piece of tool chest liner cut to fit so my iPod didn't rattle all over.

Great Idea! I did the same thing...works out pretty well. Not sure why they wouldn't put something in there in the first place....

SeanLSV
05-15-2011, 11:01 PM
Wow that looks great!

brain_rinse
05-22-2011, 11:36 PM
I had been using composite shims which worked great, until you had to take them out... This solution is a lot more elegant. Thanks for the idea, Ian.
Ian's How-To Thread (http://moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?t=14534)

Edit: these didn't hold up well at all. I redrilled/tapped to use a larger bolt but it was back to rattling after a single set. Maybe if the bolt was up higher on the bracket. Guess it's back to the shims.

brain_rinse
06-19-2011, 08:28 PM
Adapter plate courtesy of Pete at Smooth Water Sports. It took awhile but is a quality piece and priced right. Although many people just leave it primer gray, they recommend painting it to match the trailer. I painted it to match the jack instead because it was a much easier match and just as stealthy.
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/f412eedd.jpg

I went with the dual wheel Fulton F2 jack to make moving the trailer around by hand in my garage easier. It works MUCH better than the stocker in pretty much every way (also a Fulton, just much more basic.)
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/cd3a529e.jpg

mnpracing
07-18-2011, 01:14 PM
Got some longer battery cables and pushed my batteries as far back as possible. With that bow sac I need to make the best use of all available space!

Dan, you mentioned you got longer cables to reposition your batteries. Do you have to replace the entire length or did you splice them somehow?

brain_rinse
08-22-2011, 11:37 PM
Dan, you mentioned you got longer cables to reposition your batteries. Do you have to replace the entire length or did you splice them somehow?
I replaced them entirely. They weren't too expensive. I got the recommendation of an online place from someone here. I'll see if I can find it.

brain_rinse
08-22-2011, 11:38 PM
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08 Moomba Mobius LSV/6ea403ad.jpg
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08 Moomba Mobius LSV/c2a0144f.jpg

kaneboats
08-23-2011, 12:14 PM
Woooooo! Very slick!

brain_rinse
07-18-2012, 07:25 PM
Cover vents! Too soon for a review though.
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/7647094b.jpg
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/be3fa3fc.jpg

jimmobius
07-28-2012, 08:02 PM
I just installed one on my travel cover back in the cockpit area, I think it is better than just a stick holding up the
cover since it vents and supports . I do like that it holds onto the support pole better than just in a "sock" that was sewn into the cover. I don't think I will tow with the pole in place just let it flap .
Jim

brain_rinse
01-31-2013, 09:20 PM
I need some new mods... time to get that heater off the shelf and hooked up finally. Can't wait to drill some big holes in the boat!

jmvotto
01-31-2013, 11:00 PM
I need some new mods... time to get that heater off the shelf and hooked up finally. Can't wait to drill some big holes in the boat!
Not as bad as you may think.. I followed Al's thread and it worked great..

jasonwm
02-21-2013, 02:48 PM
The Exile system looks great Dan. I love seeing the changes you've made to your boat.

brain_rinse
06-02-2013, 09:59 PM
Thanks to a ton of help from jjolson this weekend, I can finally post a couple of updates. HeaterCraft kit now installed! This will be a nice addition when we are in Minnesota in a couple of weeks... ice is just now off the lake.

http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/B90A6964-71B5-4C10-B1B4-E911FF8FAE81-17831-0000071E4BC11819.jpg
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/97A84E28-DC37-4A25-B33E-4446CEB7F8D5-17831-0000071FF9079D2B.jpg (http://s297.photobucket.com/user/dan_powers/media/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/97A84E28-DC37-4A25-B33E-4446CEB7F8D5-17831-0000071FF9079D2B.jpg.html)

brain_rinse
06-02-2013, 10:28 PM
The Clarion EQ has been excellent, but I really wanted a mic. WetSounds 420sq:
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/F97A574F-3413-45A5-BF84-5A32B38F6880-17831-0000071FFF09C0AD.jpg (http://s297.photobucket.com/user/dan_powers/media/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/F97A574F-3413-45A5-BF84-5A32B38F6880-17831-0000071FFF09C0AD.jpg.html)

tgoody14
06-02-2013, 11:37 PM
Dan, how easy/hard was it to mount that EQ in place there!?
I'm off tomorrow and plan on installing all my upgraded speakers, amp, and EQ but I still don't know exactly how/where I want to mount the EQ!

Your set up looks great, very clean!

brain_rinse
06-02-2013, 11:53 PM
Dan, how easy/hard was it to mount that EQ in place there!?
I'm off tomorrow and plan on installing all my upgraded speakers, amp, and EQ but I still don't know exactly how/where I want to mount the EQ!

Your set up looks great, very clean!

Thanks! The EQ install took some time because I had to buy a blank switch plate (just finding the manufacturer and convincing them to sell me a blank version took some time.) Then recutting all the switch holes and spot for EQ with a dremel.

tgoody14
06-03-2013, 12:01 AM
Thanks! The EQ install took some time because I had to buy a blank switch plate (just finding the manufacturer and convincing them to sell me a blank version took some time.) Then recutting all the switch holes and spot for EQ with a dremel.

You Sir, have lots of patience! Cleanest install I have seen for an EQ!! I most likely will not go that route, but it looks great. I may try to build a bracket to support it under the dash somehow

motosno963
06-03-2013, 12:03 AM
i built a small panel under my dash to mount my EQ..once said and done ill throw up pics

brain_rinse
07-05-2013, 11:22 AM
Was tired of the lockers being wet all the time so I pulled the carpet and put down Herculiner. Not much to look at but made a huge difference in the time I spend putting the boat away. Here is the floor with the carpet out and prepped:
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/86FDD711-1DEA-47F5-85A7-8686AC273DC1-4716-000002C1D2FCD7ED.jpg

Bedliner complete:

http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/69F42C73-B990-4791-B73E-3D9454DF2388-4716-000002C1E9B67D8D.jpg

ian ashton
07-06-2013, 10:47 AM
That's awesome! Did you spray it yourself from cans, or have it done professionally?

brain_rinse
07-06-2013, 10:55 AM
Thanks, wish I would have done this a long time ago. I went with the gallon kit of Herculiner and rolled it myself. Prep took some time to get the carpet glue off, but it applied very easily and dried in 12 hours. 1 gallon is enough for 2 boats and is only $75.

moombadaze
07-06-2013, 01:04 PM
think it would work for the sides also ?

brain_rinse
07-06-2013, 02:42 PM
I don't see why not. The sides dry out fast so I am leaving it, for now at least.

bergermaister
08-05-2013, 04:12 PM
Thinking of losing my rear compartment carpet (floor only) as well but possibly going with hydroturf or similar. Any drawbacks you can think of?

brain_rinse
08-05-2013, 04:35 PM
Only drawback I can think of with hydroturf is working around the engine bay dividing walls and screws in the floor. Your boat may be different but my carpet went under the walls and there were a lot of screws holding down hoses/wires, hinges, etc.

Whatever route you go I don't think you'll miss the carpet AT ALL. I had a ballast drain acting up yesterday and it was nice just pulling the drain fitting off and letting the bilge take over without having to deal with soaking wet carpet.

newty
08-05-2013, 04:52 PM
I've been wanting to do that for a long time. Looks good! Soooo much more practical than carpet. Nice work.

moombadaze
08-05-2013, 04:58 PM
I've been wanting to do that for a long time. Looks good! Soooo much more practical than carpet. Nice work.

do it, you wont be unhappy at all.

the 13's are like that all the way up under the seats-kinda wish they did it under the bow seats too

KINGCOBRA
08-18-2013, 08:59 PM
Love the mods, I just finished the locking rear lockers today. Thanks for the insight. Next is to remove carpet and line the floor in bed liner when this season is over.

parrothd
08-18-2013, 09:04 PM
Yep.. Hyfroturff is great stuff.. The clean up is super easy, just use the hose..

Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2

brain_rinse
01-02-2014, 09:03 PM
Time to update the graphics... thinking the MOOMBA chromies as pictured in the mspaint masterpiece below but open to other ideas too.
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/dan_powers/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/chromeletters.png (http://s297.photobucket.com/user/dan_powers/media/08%20Moomba%20Mobius%20LSV/chromeletters.png.html)

wolfeman131
01-02-2014, 09:26 PM
That's got my vote!

drb59
01-03-2014, 09:49 AM
I am considering the same for my 08

tarheelskier
01-28-2014, 11:13 AM
I love the chrome!

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w405/jeffwilliams11/Moomba/005.jpg (http://s1074.photobucket.com/user/jeffwilliams11/media/Moomba/005.jpg.html)

brain_rinse
06-25-2014, 12:55 AM
Installed the FAE tonight and can't wait to test it out! The new Y pipe looks really nice. http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/25/a2y9e4en.jpg

brain_rinse
06-25-2014, 12:55 AM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/25/vypa4ype.jpg

gregski
06-25-2014, 03:18 AM
Do you think access to the drain plug is OK? Would it be better compared to the straight pipe option? We have to pull the plug every time for ANS inspections, so I need it to be relatively painless.

brain_rinse
06-25-2014, 09:23 AM
There is a little more room when the wakeplate is down. No access that I would call easy but with a small wrench it's doable.

Cigars n scotch
06-25-2014, 10:37 AM
Looks good!

kaneboats
06-25-2014, 12:13 PM
Dan, looks fantastic. I expect a full review. :D This is on my "to do" list but this year has been very difficult.

Rakkasan
06-25-2014, 02:15 PM
Do you remove the Ski Platform regularly and/or how hard would it be to take it and the FAE off for storage. Like the look and advantage of the FAE but have to take my platform off for garage storage of the boat.

brain_rinse
06-25-2014, 03:15 PM
Full write up as soon as I can get on the lake for a test! There are several quick release options available for the FAE, but I don't take off my platform so didn't purchase them. Give FAE a call and get in on the group buy!

spader
06-27-2014, 11:16 PM
Do you remove the Ski Platform regularly and/or how hard would it be to take it and the FAE off for storage. Like the look and advantage of the FAE but have to take my platform off for garage storage of the boat.

I have to take my platform off for the boat to fit in the garage so I added the quick release platform option. Additionally, I added the quick release clamps so that I can also remove the FAE completely for garage storage. Once I get my FAE and get it installed, I will post some pics. Hoping to get that done the week after July 4th.


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yz 2smoke
06-28-2014, 12:39 AM
Will the FAE keep the transom from getting black from the exhaust? Looks great btw.

rdlangston13
07-01-2014, 01:36 PM
Will the FAE keep the transom from getting black from the exhaust? Looks great btw.

Never heard of this being an issue


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parrothd
07-01-2014, 06:05 PM
Sounds like someone's engine is running way rich..

yz 2smoke
07-01-2014, 10:46 PM
Well crap, it's done that since it was new. I will get Atlanta Marine to take a look. Thanks

brain_rinse
07-26-2014, 11:36 PM
I've been able to get some time with the FAE and it's definitely a huge improvement. Zero changes to the wake and I'm happy about the reduced fumes, and just wish I had a way to measure the improvement.

The new y-pipe design is awesome and looks OEM, which it probably should be as an option. Overall it's just a high quality upgrade. I'm glad to see so many people get in the group buy and am guessing there will be a lot of happy customers on here.

I notice a major decrease in sound at start-up and idle, to the point where I can't always tell if it's running or not. Surf speeds are much quieter too and hearing the water on the sides of the hull is just as cool as people have described. Wakeboard speeds are definitely quieter than before but it's not like you're in an electric boat, and when you hammer the throttle there is still plenty of engine roar like you would expect.

It will make winterizing super easy this year too. I'll just put a pail full of antifreeze under the FAE and run a hose from the bucket to the vdrive fake-a-lake and let it run.

mikenehrkorn
07-27-2014, 12:50 AM
It will make winterizing super easy this year too. I'll just put a pail full of antifreeze under the FAE and run a hose from the bucket to the vdrive fake-a-lake and let it run.

Good thought, another great benefit that I didn't even realize!!!

Woody929
07-27-2014, 01:55 AM
I've been able to get some time with the FAE and it's definitely a huge improvement. Zero changes to the wake and I'm happy about the reduced fumes, and just wish I had a way to measure the improvement.

The new y-pipe design is awesome and looks OEM, which it probably should be as an option. Overall it's just a high quality upgrade. I'm glad to see so many people get in the group buy and am guessing there will be a lot of happy customers on here.

I notice a major decrease in sound at start-up and idle, to the point where I can't always tell if it's running or not. Surf speeds are much quieter too and hearing the water on the sides of the hull is just as cool as people have described. Wakeboard speeds are definitely quieter than before but it's not like you're in an electric boat, and when you hammer the throttle there is still plenty of engine roar like you would expect.

It will make winterizing super easy this year too. I'll just put a pail full of antifreeze under the FAE and run a hose from the bucket to the vdrive fake-a-lake and let it run.

My wife said today when we were on the way to the dealer "I know you'll say I told you so, but I want our next boat to have a FAE". Then she started talking about saving money now for all of the adds we'll want to make right from the start (FAE, Exile, Ballast, and Samson mirror)... And we aren't upgrading until the 2017 model year ;-)

Beejwest
07-27-2014, 12:49 PM
It will make winterizing super easy this year too. I'll just put a pail full of antifreeze under the FAE and run a hose from the bucket to the vdrive fake-a-lake and let it run.

Would the raw water pump have enough draw to pull from a bucket?

brain_rinse
07-27-2014, 01:48 PM
Would the raw water pump have enough draw to pull from a bucket?

Yes, that is how I do it every year now, just without the FAE to collect the antifreeze. A hose directly connected forces water through the system (at least with my water pressure and connected to the vdrive) and so the boat doesn't ever get up to temp. Using a bucket with a hose to fill you'll see the system not pull any water for awhile, then pull water in like crazy.

brain_rinse
08-04-2014, 10:54 PM
Never have used the head unit so I removed it and put this slightly tacky storage container in its place. http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/05/ety8yjag.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/05/ju8evu5a.jpg