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  1. #1
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    Default Finally got the FAE installed

    I finally got the FAE installed on the OBV and I can tell you that is everything that they claim and then some. I was really surprised how quiet it makes the engine.......I read someone that said they could hear the water hitting the hull and I chuckled thinking "no way", but its very true!! The kids even said they could now hear my two small XM7s when they were tubing at 65'!!

    We never had much issue with the CO before and maybe its a bit of my imagination, but the air does seems "cleaner" around the back of the boat when surfing. And not only does it provide those key functions, it looks pretty cool too........check out the pics.

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    Mike

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    Beautiful! I'm starting to look at it again for all the reasons you just mentioned... Just when I think I'm done, the list grows.
    Old enough to know better, young enough to do it anyway.

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    I love hearing the water splash off the hull.

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    Default Finally got the FAE installed

    Looks good! Would love to hear some before and after videos.


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    I have to do this mod!!! Anyone put it on a mondo yet??

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    After this last weekend of sitting on the sun deck coaching my kids I realize I may need one.
    Last edited by chawk610; 07-14-2014 at 07:05 PM.
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    Sorry, I didn't really document the effort because I had a host of eager folks waiting to hit the water and was under a bit of a time crunch.

    But I will share one thought.....I fancy myself an above-average DIYer, but if you don't have access to a fairly well stocked shop with a drill press and/or a vice (which I have neither at my place on the lake), plan for several hrs to do the install and make sure you have at least one helper just to hold the pieces being cut or drilled. I happened to have a friend there with me or I can't imagine how I would have completed the job or what it might have looked like if I had to do it myself.

    But the final product is the real deal and I would go through it all again!! One of the best mods that I have made for sure.

    NOTE: Oh, and by way, a simple hack saw won't cut it (not a pun, take that literally!!!).........I used my Dremel and went through about 4-5 of those cutting blades (I don't think I have even used 2-3 the whole time I have had the tool up til now) cutting the stainless bar, bolts, etc. and I can't even imagine trying to do that by hand!!!!!
    Last edited by mikenehrkorn; 07-14-2014 at 07:43 PM.
    Mike

    2013 Outback V
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmandley View Post
    I love hearing the water splash off the hull.

    I'm becoming a very big fan of that as well!!!
    Mike

    2013 Outback V
    2003 SeaRay 182 -- gone but not forgotten...

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    Quote Originally Posted by saskyrider View Post
    I have to do this mod!!! Anyone put it on a mondo yet??
    Other than the issue with the new platform brackets that Mike mentioned in one of his posts, I'm not sure that's there really much difference in the installs between the different boats.

    And I must say, the instructions are very detailed with clear, color pictures that you can actually see!!
    Mike

    2013 Outback V
    2003 SeaRay 182 -- gone but not forgotten...

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    Default Finally got the FAE installed

    I didn't think the hack was as bad as everybody made it out to be. But I do wish I would've had a drill press.

    I really heard the water for the first time yesterday and had to do a double take.
    Matt
    2012 LSV
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