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  3. This is a great build! I have been racking my brain on how to handle the battery/wiring issue in my boat. I have a similar storage area and also just picked up 3 new AGMs. I always thought that if that spot was deeper, it would be perfect for batteries...you just opened my eyes to the doing the same thing as you did. I will post pics of my build as well. Thanks for posting your project!
  4. If it's a finished project in the Completed Projects section, then it should be by category. If it's a general work in progress post, then it belongs in shop talk and either way works fine. Thanks!
  5. Thanks for the encouragement guys! Rugger thanks for the photo advice. Sonic the youth are very involved in helping but I couldn't trust any of them with a stapler! lol Need other advice, so the whole boat is getting reno, engine work, hull, stereo, tower and so fourth. Should I create a post for each section or clump it all together in one post?
  6. Very cool man! A great way to get involved and help out some kids while having a good time to boot! I hope you're getting them involved in the build process as well? Nothing quite quite as valuable as learning skills in my opinion
  7. wow that's impressive congratulations. Don't ever apologize for not spending 4K.... no boat snobs here. It looks great!! To resize pics, just hit edit, then double click on them and can reset to 800 x 600 or whatever works.. I forget
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  9. You're doing great work! Keep it going. My cousin hosts a youth group from a church about 40 miles away at his lake house the first weekend in August every year. My kids and I have helped with the last 5 years or so. Last year we had 60 kids. It's truly amazing what it means to them. Most have never been on the lake before...in spite of living pretty close to one. Bless you!
  10. Sorry for the oversizes images. How to change? What size works well on this site?
  11. 778730D9-F898-4E13-81DB-664B3E7DA0C4.heicNew to the group! Thought I would share some of the adventure! We are starting a youth mission with an old boat 2000 Moomba Kambrea($3,100). Our mission will be targeting the youth in our area, mostly high school boys. Walking and riding side by side making disciples, through wake-sports. The boat needed a total renovation inside and out, but she's has good bones. We are spending most of our budget on getting the boat running(another $3,064 on batteries, alternator, impeller, fuel pump, fuel filter, raw water intake and filter, bilge pump, navigation lights, steering cable) and all new interior($644). We have had an outpour of donations! GatorStep is stepping up and providing all new floors and decking! Ben Greenwood donated 4 boards and two pair of bindings. Liquid Force is donating USCG vest, Jabsco pump for ballast, WakeMakers for all fittings and plumbing, Roswell Marine is donating tower racks, speakers and amps. We have a very low budget and need a sick wrap, speed control system, wake surf boards, and a Marine head unit. It's a blessing to our Church and soon to our community! Please don't judge to much, We didn't have 4k to spend on new interior! We spent a little over $644 in supplies. Vinyl $280 Staples $44 Hardware $60 PVC $140 Foam (should have cost $900) but I picked up a used mattress and repurposed it! Still had to buy two pieces $120 Thanks so much for reading, Have a blessed day! Nathan 778730D9-F898-4E13-81DB-664B3E7DA0C4.heic 941F77C3-1F81-4DD5-A568-3A1ABD8A098F.heic E8B5BCC7-0219-44D0-88D5-A492159693E5.heic31F605B3-BB71-404D-AB1F-F779B82C9250.heic E8B5BCC7-0219-44D0-88D5-A492159693E5.heic DD3134D5-BE05-40C6-B54E-0AEBBCD8C1D2.heic 72590258-0A59-490C-B987-18AF509C6AFF.heic 0000D23D-3501-4201-A920-3D6C7C547412.heic 0000D23D-3501-4201-A920-3D6C7C547412.heic
  12. Thank you for all of your time in the diy Arduino controller. I don't see EEROM in the library is it listed under another name ? what would you charge to program the ARDUINO for me if I can't get this going 

  13. I didn't notice any handling changes low speed or high. it's inline with the center of the prop, so it shouldn't have any rudder like effects, If you were off center you'd probably get a pull to one side.
  14. I would like one as well! Email is drwouden@gmail.com! I love how clean and simple everything is!
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  16. Great pull! That's gonna be helpful to many. SKIDIM is a great company to deal with as well. I've bought many parts over the years and they are always cool and helpful
  17. If your boat has excessive water in the bilge and seems like its always pumping and you can’t seem to find the leak check this out. I found leak to be around the drive shaft packing nut. It’s only $14 worth of no leaking packing to fix this. It does require two large wrenches or adjustable wrenches 1 7/8’ inch so I did buy one for $30, but for $44 I fixed a leak that has been bothering me for years. I bought the parts from www.skidim.com and attached a video they did as well. Mine was so bad the leaks your see in the photos was with it just sitting in the water without the engine running. After this 20 minute job it doesn’t leak a drop. Hope this helps you IMG_1342.mov
  18. Did you notice any handling difference while slow speed maneuvering? Just curious with how far it hung down below the hull. I bought a merge pipe to use instead of tying the two 90°s together
  19. I also would like to buy a full kit if anyone sells a kit. Email is jay2live11@gmail.com. Thanks
  20. man you've got some great projects on this boat. nice work! I hope you can add a couple of them in the completed projects section!
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  23. @Chris J i can try to double check on this tomorrow for you. the depth finder was a separate module that plugged into a weather pack connection coming out of the main control box. i had to order the module thru bakes, then adapt the transducer plug to fit into the module.
  24. I am trying to do this but can’t figure out where the plug it for the depth gauge behind dash?
  25. Definitely gonna be helpful to others. Thanks for the great write up. Love the magnet idea too. You're gonna be stoked with that setup! Hit the button and fill!
  26. Hopefully this will help someone else out wanting to do the same thing. I was tired of throwing a pump over the side of my boat to fill my rear sacs up so I decided to plumb them in this winter and started project last weekend. I could not find a thread for this specific boat and set up so I pieced things together from pictures and watching the gravity III ballast upgrade on wakemakers site which i do not have I only have one center ballast bag. I ordered all my stuff from wakemakers and chose to go with reversible pumps. I will say one thing spend the extra money and use the plug and wake kit they sell I chose not to and ended up buying the same deutsch dtp connectors they use so pretty much shot myself in the foot there having to make all those connectors up. But ifYou donÂ’t mind making the connections up or you can use different style connectors and order the wire from amazon. The only reason I used the same connectors is because IÂ’m going to add there timers to system. also if you need a crimping tool for closed barrel connectors I got one off amazon literally 10 times cheaper than expensive ones and it worked fine not building an airplane over here it was called iswiss or something. I have an intake for each pump so i can fill my bags all at the same time so yes i drilled two additional holes in the bottom of my boat. yes i was nervous about this step. and still am because i havent put the boat in the water yet but i will update everyone on that later. originally i ordered two reversible pumps and was going to replace center bag aerator pump with reversable later but i did not like that all my intakes werent going to be in a straight line and one was going to be on opposite side of other two so i removed aerator pump and ordered my third reversable so now thru hull intakes are all on the same side and in straight line i believe one is 5" center to center and other is 4.5 I used 1” hose for fill lines and 3/4 for vent 3/4” hose is a lot easier to work with if you decide to go that route. Use a 1 1/16” whole saw instead of 1 1/8 if you go with 3/4 thru Hull fittings you can buy one on amazon some local hardware stores may have it mine did or wakemakers sells them as well. I decided to purchase a fuse block and go that route 1) it looks cleaner in my opinion and I only have two wires running from battery side of boat instead of 6 and I connected positive to battery switch that way the kids cant bump switches and turn them on by accident that is if the switch is in off position. I am aware that there is a positive and negative bus above the fuse block I installed but the positive side is powered by 10 gauge wire and I did not feel like tracing it through the bird nest of wires under dash to upgrade it. I went with 6awg wire to power fuse block that way I can add things later if needed. If you go with 1” ballast hose and use the quick release bag connectors you will need a heat gun like it says on wakemakers website. To mount my switches I decided to mount them right under the drivers seat there is a black plastic piece that unscrews to access the seat to take it off I just bought a piece of plexy glass from LoweÂ’s cut it and decided to mount switches there for now was easier then where I was going to mount them I can always move them if I want. If you have any questions let me know and I’ll try and answer them I will post the link to YouTube video. The YouTube is just pictures with some writing I did not record entire project.
  27. Very nice looking boat! Love the 247. Great boat and great wake! Congrats.
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