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Thread: Mojo Surf Ballast Setup
10-17-2012, 01:25 PM #31Senior Member
2006 Outback V - Gone
- Join Date
- Aug 2008
- Cottage Grove, MN
2008 LSV - Gone
2013 other brand
10-17-2012, 01:32 PM #32
Oh I'm not a big fan of bags all over and using the handheld pump (if possible). Was more fantasizing of how big of a custom sac you could fit back there to max out space available and the size of wave.
Just curious if you had done any testing before the install.2001 MobiusV
10-17-2012, 01:37 PM #33
10-17-2012, 01:43 PM #34
Yep, did lots of testing and I only posted my FINAL install. I had a much different install originally with the port pump filling the 1,100 & 370, the center pump filling the center hard tank and the port pump filling the IBS. I didn't like the wave without any weight in the starboard side and seemed to get too much cavitation, so was throwing the tsunami over the side.
I also tried a setup with the port pump filling the 1,110 and the vent line off it spill into the 370 to fill it. This seemed to work fine for filling, but I couldn't get teh 370 to drain completely. That lead me to the current setup with the shortest, straightest run I could get from the pump to the 370. I haven't noticed any issues with having the fill hose for the 370 running under the 1,100.
I was going to put the directional Y in the locker or under the rear bench and run the IBS & starboard off the starboard pump, but the more I thought about it, the more I liked being in control from the driver's seat vs having to hop up and flip the valve(s).
In regards to a custom sac, Spencer and I went thru it and just weren't sure we could get much more weight back in there to justify the cost. I did buy a brick sac and am going to look at tying that into the port side leg of the IBS and have the brick located behind the observer's seat. I've also considered adding lead, but just not sure I want to put extra strain on the lift and I have no interest in loading/unloading lead all the time.
Last edited by wolfeman131; 10-17-2012 at 02:15 PM.Drew
New ride: 2012 Mojo
Old ride: 2008 OBV
10-17-2012, 01:55 PM #35
Roger that. I like what you've done. I'd want to see the end result before committing to the cost of custom sacs.
I have zero storage room left when filled so am always interested in alternatives. Not even sure where to get lead around here, but don't have to worry about a sitting on a lift either.
After the other review and all your updates the Mojo is definitely starting to grow on me more and more. I need to get out in one!2001 MobiusV
10-17-2012, 03:31 PM #36
2 things kept me from getting one. Garage door hight for storage, and our local lake, its just small and shallow. the Mojo is just 2 big for both, heck the LSV is pushing it.Hey, Its Moomba time
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08 Mobius LSV-sold
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10-17-2012, 03:36 PM #37
Looks like I'm going to an 8 ft garage door next week. Hmmm.My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
10-17-2012, 04:39 PM #38
@kane, closing on a new house?
@wolfey, I've often thought about lead for up front, opinions one way or other? I also like Berg have no lift concerns, I trailer to my storage unit
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Go Hard or Go Home.......it's MOOMBA time!!
2009 Moomba Mobius LSV
10-17-2012, 05:10 PM #39
well, my thought on lead is that it's either in, or it's out. I'm not going to hassle with moving it in and out based on what we're wanting to do. So, why haul around a couple hundred extra pounds and burn more gas when you don't need the weight?Drew
New ride: 2012 Mojo
Old ride: 2008 OBV
10-17-2012, 05:37 PM #40
True - I kind of convince myself it would be like having a few extra people along for the day. I'd just leave it in the boat all day. Maybe move it from all on one side to spread evenly under the rear bags when we're done?2001 MobiusV