after a couple years of looking, saving pennies, skipping lunch to hoard the lunch money, we will be buying in to the family! i trust we will be welcome as long as we behave and all the regular things i expect of my children.
i have read and watched many of the topics for some time, but my login stuff does not work and i was out of email addresses and could never get a response from the administrator to fix my stuff. so i have a new email address (that i may never use again, but it got me signed up here).
so with that off my mind, a few questions before we place the order (i am running out of time for our boat show and fab dates) i will be buying an LSV
what advantages should i expect from the 340 cat over the 325? i have heard reduced pollution (always a PC thing), improved fuel economy, if so how much and what should i expect from either (5-6 gal/hr???)
i will be storing in my garage and trailering to the lakes 5 to 500 miles. the Moomba manual says the cockpit & bow cover etc are not for trailering, what do they recommend? i have always trailered my old I/O with snap on cover, never had a problem.
how is the stereo, or should i plan on replacing with something better?
have a few more questions, but don't want to unload everything, want to try and leave something for the dealer.
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01-07-2008, 05:15 PM #1
so i am about to join the family!
01-07-2008, 06:59 PM #2
My brother has the 340 enigine in his Supra Launch. IMHO the biggest difference in the engines is the torque. When you fill the ballast, the 340 will have more bottom end. If you plan to wakesurf the new CAT setup is supposed to be the way to go. No more breathing in fumes.
If your going to trailer 500 miles, I would go with the tandom axle trailer. My brother has the cockpit covers and pulls his boat with them on all the time.
You didn't mention if you opted for the tower speakers. The standard head unit, amp and speakers have awesome sound unless your a diehard.
Enjoy your new toy and welcome to Moomba.2008 Outback
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01-07-2008, 07:30 PM #3Senior Member
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Does the boat come with a standard stereo system? (that is not an option?)
01-07-2008, 09:28 PM #4
stereo is option...
I have 06 with 6 kenwood stereo, 6 kenwood cockpits speakers, 4 kenwood tower speakers and kenwood amp.. an improvement over cheap junk speakers that were in my 04..
BIGGEST advantage to getting the factory stereo... all the wiring.. if you add one aftermarket, you'll have to run wires all over the boat. As Mastermind said, unless you're a Die Hard audiophile, you'll be great with it.. You can probably get tower speakers a little cheaper than stock option, but, again, installation will be the booger..
I agree on the double axle if you are gonna tow 500 miles often!
I think new full cover is more towable.. it does not have any straps..
Congrats and welcome to the family.. make sure you post pics when you get her!Brad
2011 Launch 21V
2006 Moomba Mobius LSV sold
2004 Outback sold
01-07-2008, 11:08 PM #5
colorado - The tandem axle is a dream to pull long distance. Very stable. But it may not be as easy to maneuver in close quarters like a launch ramp as a single axle. I have a Moomba logo full cover that I take off of the boat before towing. It's for storage only. Fits nice. Keeps the boat clean and dry. I also run a fan in the boat and crack open the engine hatch when stored. I ordered the Kenwood sound system upgrade (receiver, amp, and speakers) and it is fine for us. Boat is an '07 Outback with 325 EFI engine. Could not be happier. - Deerfield
01-07-2008, 11:48 PM #6
this is our plan,
definately the tandem trailer, the draw back is that i will store in my third car garage, we modified the opening last year to be 9'wide x 8' high. hitting the hole will be the challenge. the width of the axle/tires is right at 102" the opening is 107" will have to pull the guide on poles and deck off to fit too.
no tower speakers. i lift the tower way to often.
no perfect pass, i have not had any experience with this, the EC seems to be good enough, the main thing will be to allow less experienced drivers to drive more consistent.
was going to go with the stereo upgrade, but i am like zeg, and would not feel too bad if we never really turned it on. so mastermind said that the stereo is an option only. that there is no stereo unless i get the option? i did not realize that.
this recent cover thing is curious, i will likely go with the tonneau and cockpit covers. i have had this on my I/O and never had issues, the snaps are simply a necessary thing i guess, i have really never seen a boat wit hout them.
i love the Z-rack i just hope they can mount it high enough so i don't hit my head (i am 6-2)
has anyone put on pivoting racks? seen any that work good? air boom seemed ok, don't know who else has them, or should i just stick with the moomba racks on the tower?
01-08-2008, 01:41 AM #7Originally Posted by yearround
Welcome to the family! I also moved from an I/O to a Moomba LSV last year and love the new boat. I also moved from Centennial, CO to Tigard (Portland metro area), Oregon about the same time. Where are you in CO?
Re: Garage opening. Did you check the height of your new boat with the tower down? I think you will find that it is real close to 8'. Some people report having to air down the tires to get the boat to fit height-wise. We are fortunate enough to have 9' high garage doors so we don't have this issue.
Re: Perfect Pass. I'd defintely recommend getting it, it's worth every penny IMO. The EC is not automatic - you have to engage it manually each time. And it maintains rpm, not speed. The PP engages automatically and has the ability to store several different speeds and the name of the rider which I find to be very convenient. Plus it includes a water temp gauge.
Re: Swivel racks. I went with the stock racks. They work fine for me. If you do go with the stockers, get them from monstertower.com (the XTP Double Up Wakeboard Rack). It's $315 for both sides shipped. Dealer will want quite a bit more for exactly the same racks. Swivels are more convenient but a lot pricier. I also bought monster's tower mirror arm because of the quick release feature which is important to me.
Re: Stereo. Yes, it's an option. I didn't care for the Kenwoods so I replaced them with Polks. They sound a lot better IMO.
RE: Cover. I have the bow and cockpit snap on covers. I tow without the covers in place but put them on if it starts to rain. They work just fine.
Note that your LSV will not come with transom straps like your I/O did so plan on buying some prior to picking up your boat.
If you plan to do your own winterizing, ask the guys in the service department at romoboco (I assume you are getting yours there) to walk you thru the process. They did that for me and it was a big help. It will save you a couple hundred bucks each year and it's extremely easy to do.
2006 Mobius LSV
01-08-2008, 04:58 AM #8
And don't forget, someday you may want to sell (heaven forbid!), and those things you are calling options may be the kicker for getting the best price out or making a quick sale.
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01-08-2008, 08:58 AM #9
Welcome to the familiy. In regards to the stereo, I removed the stock speakers and will be replacing everything with Polk Audio DB651 in the cockpit and Polk Momo for the Tower, and a 10" Boston Acoustic Sub. The amps will be Kicker Marine. Yes there will be more wiring to do but when it is finished, I will have a great sounding boat. I also store the boat in my two car garage. The boat has to sit at an angle. Swim step removed and pin for the tongue is removed. It just fits.
01-08-2008, 05:10 PM #10
The 8' opening on the garage will work fine. I have on 07 LS with a tower mirror and mine goes in with almost a foot to spare.07 Mobius LS--Razorback Red
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