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  1. #1
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    Default New Carpet Install

    Let me preface this by stating this this is not a job for the faint of heart!

    For reference this is an 08' LSV.

    Fairly easy if you are patient and take your time.

    Fist thing I did was remove the carpet from the floor panels and trim them with a grinder to help make the panels sit more flush with the floor and allow the ballast hose to flow freely.

    I then used a very sharp razor to cut the carpet around the seat bases, then removed the carpet.

    Next unscrewed I all the cast aluminum brackets that hold the seat bases to the floor. Then I pre measured and cut 2x4's. I raised the seat bases and dash up about 1/2" with a small floor jack. I held the bases up with the 2x4's

    Note: make sure you take the screws out of the engine/locker dividers as they are attatched to both.

    I made sure to scrape all the glue and carpet left-overs off with a putty knife.
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    After spending waaaaay too long trying to get the carpet from sc I was finally able to use some butcher paper to lay out the floor pattern, then laid it out on the garage floor to cut the carpet.

    I made sure to cut the carpet 2-3" wider than the template just to make sure. When I got it into the boat and laid it out I used scissors to trim the carpet within an inch of the seat bases.

    Next I pushed all the wrinkles out and used a big putty knife and jammed the carpet under the seat bases.
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    After verifiying I had the carpet cut correctly I pulled the carpet back one side at a time and used 3M Hi tac spray glue to glue down the carpet.

    Note: the trick to using this stuff is patients. Spray both the surface of the carpet and the floor surface and wait....
    Wait until both surfaces are less than tacky then stick it together. Do it right the first time because you only get one chance.

    As I glued and stuck the carpet down I tucked it back under with the putty knife.
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    My Computer is being a PIA, I'll try to continue this tomorrow.

    I'm sure it has nothing to do with PWI!


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    Damn, that is an incredible amount of work and patience required.

    Good job!

    Thank god my OBV has a removable floor that makes this same process a easy.
    2008 Outback V - gravity III ballasts, perfect pass star gazer, hydraulic wake plate, depth finder, water stainer, rad-a-cage tower, board racks, tower mirror, bimini top, audio package d, graphics package e, appearance package, cockpit & tonneau cover, mooring cover, black stainless rubrail, docking lights, OJ 14.25x14.0 prop.

    Toys: Ronix Viva 136 with Kai bindings, Phase5 Drew Danielo Pro, Straight Line Sumo Sac 750lb, 450lb, 125lb ballast.

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    wow, what a difference allready-Looks great

    I can tell right now Im going to have to save some money up for when the time comes to fly your ass down here(you do fit in a cardboard box right)
    Hey, Its Moomba time

    13 Mobius LSV
    08 Mobius LSV-sold
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    life is about finding the balance between being a responsible adult and staying young at heart

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    Default New Carpet Install

    The pics can be seen on wakeworld.
    2010 Moomba XLV
    340hp cat
    Gravity 3, wake plate
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    I have a love for ballast and large wakes.
    1100 v-drive lockers
    1180 under the playpen
    + lead and a collection of other ballast bags

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    Old enough to know better, young enough to do it anyway.

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