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brett564 04-15-2012 10:34 PM

What upgrade did you do this winter and what do you still need to do?
 
On my 08 Malibu LSV my speakers were finished so I bought all new Wetsounds speakers and I am going to have them installed this week. I'm also going to replace my swim pad probably by Seadek fairly soon. That should make me good for the summer.

What did everyone else do?

h20king 04-16-2012 4:31 AM

So far I installed custom trailer wheels a new Fulton F2 jack and winch and sent the diamond plate step pads off my trailer to powder coat.I am still waiting on my Rev 410's with LED'S a boost box volume control and a custom pad from seadek. Also not exactly for the boat but my truck goes in Friday for a front end leveling kit and new wheels and tires

nitrousbird 04-16-2012 5:58 AM

Converting my Sunsetter to auto-ballast.

I already had the box bag (all Fly High stuff), upgraded my cheapie 500lb locker bags to 750's...and putting those in is about all I have done, for the massive 1 minute that took.

I have everything else purchased and hope to start the install in a couple of days. 3 Johnson reversible pumps, all wiring, hoses, switches, through-hull's, etc. Will be nice to stop having to manually fill bags.

I'll also be installing a Perfect Pass Stargazer hopefully by next month. I need to install the LED Tower nav light, though fishing those wires is going to be a PITA.

chattwake 04-16-2012 6:17 AM

Sold my '11 and 'ordered a '12. I still need to get my z5 frame powdercoated to match the tower and install a wetsounds system in my new boat when it comes in in a few weeks.

aarond0083 04-16-2012 6:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chattwake (Post 1744731)
Sold my '11 and 'ordered a '12. I still need to get my z5 frame powdercoated to match the tower and install a wetsounds system in my new boat when it comes in in a few weeks.

How much does it cost you to get the Z5 frame powder coated? I'd love to do that with mine, would look so much better if it was black.

tyler97217 04-16-2012 6:40 AM

Yeah Chatt. I would be curious on that as well.

brett33 04-16-2012 7:02 AM

The anticipation of Chatt's new ride... It needs its own thread. White z5 frame?

cowwboy 04-16-2012 8:55 AM

Stereo
New interrior speakers(polk momo), new amp rack and battery box along with changing battery bank to a 4d and 29.
New rev410's (arc 300.2 on each pod)

All new vinyl interrior
Having pivot joints welding into the front hoop of my titan tower so it'll fit in the garage.

New f2 jack on the trailer
New brakes and fluid.

Still have to tune the system when they ship the 410's and wetsand / acid wash the hull to get the texoma stain out of the boat.

mallenger 04-16-2012 9:37 AM

1 Attachment(s)
Added a splitter valve to fill/drain extra ballast.. (pretty simple and works great)
Attachment 21458

tomcat21 04-16-2012 10:15 AM

2 Attachment(s)
Sold the 2008 centurion falcon and upgraded to 2012 MB tomcat

tomcat21 04-16-2012 10:19 AM

Hey cowboy your boat is looking great cant wait till we all go out again and we can surf both of them together as one big wave it will be epic !!!

chattwake 04-16-2012 10:38 AM

Yes, going white with the frame this year. I'm dropping off the frame this week and I'll let you know what I get charged. Just had 81lbs of wetsounds gear delivered to my office! Ordered all of my stereo installation wiring this morning. All I need now is a boat and a pair of rev 410s!

tonyv420 04-16-2012 11:09 AM

Modified swim step, still need to install dual batts, transom lights, and replace trailer brakes. If I have enough cash, then maybe plumb in my existing Enzo sac.

tonyv420 04-16-2012 11:13 AM

thinkin about plasti dipping my wheeels black. If I don't like it, I can always peel it off! Thats a poor mans way of getting new wheels......H!

scvlx 04-16-2012 5:02 PM

Bought my boat 12-6-11 and have been doing little things here and there. Moved batteries all the way forward in lockers and put one on each side, put ball valve in hull (factory ballast did not have one), cleaned off residue from grip tape on trailer and replaced it with gator grip, cleaned and oiled teak platform, installed new sub and amp, replaced rear speakers, installed blue LEDs, replaced all trailer lights with LEDs, new trailer tires, a few upholstery pcs replaced, and cleaned a lot.

h20king 04-16-2012 5:39 PM

[QUOTE=tonyv420;1744846]thinkin about plasti dipping my wheeels black. If I don't like it, I can always peel it off! Thats a poor mans way of getting new wheels......H![/QUOTE
Tony rims are cheep from these guys http://ricks-tire.com/trailer-wheels...s-c-35_41.html

burke 04-16-2012 9:53 PM

Dropped in two new blue tops, which I relocated to a spot underneath the observers seat to free up some storage space. Fixed up the wiring for the batteries, now need to do some trim work on the sub and amp racks.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7065/6...d013de4851.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7137/7...f40d0f4393.jpg
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5071/7...cafb48fba3.jpg


Also working on a box for another JL 12w3 to go under the helm. Had to notch out the back of it to allow for all the cables coming up through the floor.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5316/6...94aa9f4882.jpg

packrat 04-18-2012 5:06 PM

Hey mallenger, can you tell me where did you got the splitter valve? Looks like it would work great.
Thanks
Packrat

duffymahoney 04-18-2012 6:21 PM

http://www.wakemakers.com/bosworth-y-valve.html

shawndoggy 04-18-2012 6:27 PM

USB power to the glove box for phone charging on the water (great on those boat-in camping trips)

http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/z...g?t=1333831941

FlushPro

http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/z...g?t=1332811802

http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/z...g?t=1332112665

CIPA Extreme mirror

http://i824.photobucket.com/albums/z...y/6702e469.jpg

Still gotta get the windshield pulled so I can install some speakers on the dash. Hopefully this weekend.

bruizza 04-19-2012 12:29 PM

Upgraded boats. Need to do the stereo install in the MB.

ReSession 04-19-2012 1:59 PM

3 Attachment(s)
Added new black powder-coated Samson Illusion tower mirror

Attachment 21522

Added a wind dam

Attachment 21523

Added LEDs

Attachment 21524

Next step > installing 1" vented loop, 1" Bosworth SeaLect Directional Y Valve, and moving my Jabsco pump that dealer installed at bottom of engine compartment (below water line and slowly draining my fat sac in the rear port compartment)...also upgraded to the green impeller!

Then...taking her to get tinted and my Wetsounds 420 EQ installed next week and should be good to go for the season (for now!)

donb 04-19-2012 3:07 PM

5 Attachment(s)
Custom swim step build for my V226. 2 inches narrower at it's widest point and 5 inches at the end of the taper. Best of all no 2 inch lip underneath! Took it out for a test run last weekend and with about 1400 lbs., ballast and 5 people in the boat it didn't touch the water. Template kit for a custom Seadek pad is on the way.
Near future plans include a ballast and prop upgrade.
Oh yeah, I guess I should mention that the notch on the Starboard side is for a Sky Ski. Hoping it doesn't affect that side in case I have any goofy riders along.

h20king 04-20-2012 7:25 AM

Looks great Don.What color seadek are you going with??

chattwake 04-20-2012 7:47 AM

Apparently, I will be installing a hot dogger on my boat too.

donb 04-20-2012 10:32 AM

Black over light Gray with a custom script.

sippi 04-20-2012 10:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chattwake (Post 1745898)
Apparently, I will be installing a hot dogger on my boat too.

whoever gets this thing first needs to post pics of that thing in action!!!

augie_09 04-20-2012 11:34 AM

sorry for fuzzy photo's, iPhone camera in my garage..

installed some amps
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...9/IMG_0252.jpg
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...9/IMG_0254.jpg

and pro marine battery charger and re-ran power wires to clean up storage area
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...9/IMG_0258.jpg
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...9/IMG_0260.jpg

and installed sub - jl audo 12w3 and earmark sub box
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...9/IMG_0246.jpg
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...9/IMG_0243.jpg
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...9/IMG_0250.jpg

and installed wet sounds 420
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...9/IMG_0249.jpg

and iphone mount
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...e_09/photo.jpg

SkySki 04-20-2012 11:46 AM

3 Attachment(s)
Step 1. Bought 2012 MB F21 Tomcat - complete
Step 2. Had custom two piece Bimini made - complete
Step 3. Had custom Sky Ski rack made - complete
Not sure if these count:
Step 4. Bought Sky Ski B39 T-bar, XXX front wing, bat rear wing - complete
Step 5. Added air conditioner to my garage - complete
Step 6. Bought a power mover to move boat into garage - complete
Still needed:
Step 7. Need to install the rear view camera on the trailer - not complete
Step 8. Having custom 1/4 inch thick x 3 inch tall aluminum registration numbers made - cut out, need to go to polishing and anodizing.

SkySki 04-20-2012 11:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by donb (Post 1745760)
Custom swim step build for my V226. 2 inches narrower at it's widest point and 5 inches at the end of the taper. Best of all no 2 inch lip underneath! Took it out for a test run last weekend and with about 1400 lbs., ballast and 5 people in the boat it didn't touch the water. Template kit for a custom Seadek pad is on the way.
Near future plans include a ballast and prop upgrade.
Oh yeah, I guess I should mention that the notch on the Starboard side is for a Sky Ski. Hoping it doesn't affect that side in case I have any goofy riders along.

I love the sky ski cut out. I am thinking about having a custom piece of thick (1 inch) plastic or nylon shaped like the bottom of my board and have a cut out put on that. Then I was thinking I could use some type of giant c-channel locks to hold it to the swim platform. It is in my mind, just need to get it on paper and see if it will work. Let me know how this works out for the surf wake. I have been thinking about adding a ladder to the swim platform - not sure if that would drag in the water and screw up the surf wake either.

ReSession 04-20-2012 11:55 AM

August, nice install! Can you tell me what iPhone mount you got? I have been thinking about doing as well!

wakeboardin 04-20-2012 12:04 PM

Cole nice boat but can I ask what is a Speed Hump? LoL
Realized you may not understand why I ask, the sign outside your house states Speed Hump is this a speed bump?

jtech 04-20-2012 12:16 PM

Added Exile ZLD, another Exile 800.4 amp, swapped XM7's for XM9's, added two 6v golf cart batteries and had some gel work done! Ready to de-winterize and head out in the next few weeks!

SkySki 04-20-2012 12:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wakeboardin (Post 1746018)
Cole nice boat but can I ask what is a Speed Hump? LoL
Realized you may not understand why I ask, the sign outside your house states Speed Hump is this a speed bump?

I get that joke all the time - my wife likes the sign - says it was made for me.

For real - the hump is 4 feet wide - guess that makes it a hump and not a bump.

FunkyBunch 04-20-2012 12:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SkySki (Post 1746028)
For real - the hump is 4 feet wide - guess that makes it a hump and not a bump.

WOW and the speed limit over the hump is 20mph. What's the normal speed through the neighborhood?

Cole nice boat congrats.

Txjole 04-20-2012 12:33 PM

New sub.
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...e/cea4e92a.jpg
New vent
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...e/cd8cac67.jpg
New Seadek though out the boat
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...e/5695d477.jpg
New cover
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...e/3c908e47.jpg
And boat house stained and new lift motor.
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...e/6ce1090d.jpg

sippi 04-20-2012 12:46 PM

post some pics of that seadeck throughout the boat if you got any.

Txjole 04-20-2012 12:46 PM

Almost forgot the biggest project. A new roof over the back porch for after riding fun.
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...e/47a3d045.jpg
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...e/e8a49498.jpg

augie_09 04-20-2012 12:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ReSession (Post 1746015)
August, nice install! Can you tell me what iPhone mount you got? I have been thinking about doing as well!

Ram mount. Just make sure you get the locking large suction cup one and not the smaller one. It will hold up to any bumps/rough water and never fall.

http://www.google.com/products/catal...wAg#ps-sellers

Txjole 04-20-2012 12:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sippi (Post 1746036)
post some pics of that seadeck throughout the boat if you got any.

Still have carpet I just replaced the factory Sano with SeaDek, and sorry I group the whole lakehouse as "the boat", in terms of spending budget.

muurph84 04-20-2012 1:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tomcat21 (Post 1744812)
Hey cowboy your boat is looking great cant wait till we all go out again and we can surf both of them together as one big wave it will be epic !!!


hey Chris, do you have anymore photos of your new tomcat. very close to the colors I am looking at. looking for some on the water photos as almost everything googled is on trailers. maybe not the right thread to post them in though?

thanks,

h20king 04-21-2012 7:12 AM

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Couple pics of what I have got done so far.New Fulton F2 jack and winch, new trailer wheels and tires,and new wheels and tires on our tow rig. Still waiting on my new REV 410's and a couple other things.

cowwboy 04-21-2012 3:50 PM

Figured I'd add some pics of some of my work.
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o.../Iphone013.jpg
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o.../Iphone007.jpg
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o...4/b55a45d6.jpg
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o...4/ce17d0e8.jpg
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o...4/a7beb539.jpg

h20king 04-21-2012 6:09 PM

2 Attachment(s)
Got my step pads back from powder coat and installed on the trailer


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