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  4. Quick update, so far so good. I've put a few hours on the boat, half dozen pulls, multiple heavy rain storms and some 90+ days baking on the lift. No issues. I was able to figure out a few more of the Medalion data packets. My original gauges were run off a Medallion miniMMDC v3.4 702-00009-01. This unit drives the analog gauges with a digital serial bus. The serial line is basically RS-232. Each "message" has an ID, data and check sum. There are 8 data messages that come out at different rates. BE: RPM /4 4C: always zero, not used? B2: Speed /20 (mph) (my boat uses a paddle wheel) 64: Oil Pressure (psi) A8: Battery Volts /20 6E: Coolant Temp (deg F) 60: Fuel level /2 (%) E9:Depth/10 (ft), Air Temp/10 (degF), Lake Temp/10 (deg F), Oil/10 (psi), Volts/10, Engine Hours/10 Also remember if you make a connector to pull the CAN data off the engine diagnostic port and you want to run a speed controller (i.e. perfect pass) remember to add the jumper from pin B to F. This is an important one I forgot. 6-Pin ECM CAN diagnostic connector: Pin A: 12V Pin B: GND Pin C: CAN-Hi Pin D: CAN-Lo Pin E: N/C Pin F: Connect to ground to use speed controller
  5. Are those cup holders something you purchased or are they fab'd up? You have any pictures yet installed? Again, I think it is great and I love that someone else on here is running a DD.
  6. Bought it when I was in college because it was the only combo set up I could remotely afford.! I think I paid $150 for board, bindings and rope.
  7. Thanks for the info Ya after looking around was planning on going with an encapsulated unit vs some that are offered in a coating. Going back and forth on pucks vs rings for the cupholders. Dony know if it is a big enough deal to me to go with a RGBW or just RGB, to run a truer white. I have a MC1, also debating if I want to run the wet sounds controller, even the cost is quiet a bit more. Just to have it all run thru the head unit. Thanks again, gives some guidance to my choices.
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  9. Hello Martin,

    My name is Russell.  I can’t recall if I’ve spoken with you about an automated surf system and controller for my boat.  I confess I don’t know how your system works, and parameters of what can and can’t be done with it.  I’m thinking about purchasing just the GSA surftabs without their controller.  I believe WG will sell the kit ala carte.  If I had the tabs, does your controller bring everything else to the party?  Oddly, I’m really intrigued by the ability to wear a fob while riding, and throw my own transfers without having to get the driver’s (my wife) attention.  Having never experienced an automated surf system, I’m not certain what I’d need vs what I want.

    Will I need to learn how to program the controller?  I’m not tech savvy.

     

    thanks,

    Russ

  10. Almost all the strips come out of the same build houses, so just get ones that are silicone encapsulated and carry an IP rating. Tip, dont trust the adhesive backing. Use some other means to secure the strips. The backing will let loose in a short time. For the cup holder pucks, we used a waterproof LED thats like 5/16 square with a 12" pigtail. Underwater lights were just white lights If I was going to do this, or similar build, Id go all RGB and a full spectrum RGB controller. Not a HUGE cost difference between single color and RGB and the labor is the same. Even if a single color was the most desired, the controller lets them se the desired color, but have the option to have the other colors. Heck, even RGB underwater lights are getting more budget friendly and more readily available. We can even drive them with the same controller so they are sync'ed with the interior/tower lights. Or, go with a multi-zone controller. Not sure what colors you are after, but beware. Orange is a tough one. Most of the "orange" LEDs are actually amber, which is more yellow. Some labeled as amber, were actually a nice orange. I sourced a number of LEDs to test, just to get a good orange. For the Rev-10 rings, we ordered the single color blue rings ( use to be available then but all RGB now) and then I built my own orange strips.
  11. Beautiful install as always, I'm interested to know what strips/pucks/components, etc. you have ended up using? Planning out an install on my boat and just trying to have a decent layout prior to tearing it apart.
  12. Thats awesome man !! Picked this up on Marketplace for $25.00 ... couldnt beat the price !
  13. This great! We have that board and actually still ride it.
  14. So guys on my year boat it has the center Ski Pole right infront of the engine . I know alot of people have taken or cut these out as they are not really used anymore . We usually have 4-6 adults and 4 children on the boat , with that said when we want to grab a bite , snacks and chill etc thre is no place to lay plates other than on the seats and rear deck ....well i wanted a table ! Have looked at the Pontoon Tables and that is what i was going to do or buy one that clips to the swim deck ...HOWEVER, beings that im a DIY type of guy and felt $65-150 for a piece of plastic that holds my beer and plate was a little excessive , i came up with a solution !! Here you have it ....custom table that goes over my engine cover , provides 4 more drink holders and a decently flat area for plates of food what have you . Have been thinking about routing out a couple larger holes to be able to slide some removable containers in for say Salsa and chips ....but havent decide if i want to sacrifice the flat area for plates for that purpose, because plates are back to the seats at that point . Not completely finished however its looking and working good thus far . Another good point is , it fits right in my tower board holders so not taking interior space up in the boat also ! The frame is a old seat base that will have a Flynut on it to tighten down on the ski pole . Easy on / off application
  15. 100% awesome mate! Planning on just this and found 2016 gates to match. Do you have any videos surfing the wave, photos? Would love to see them!
  16. Wow, I haven't been in Malibu before but I can't believe you were basically sitting on the floor. Our 07 Tige has a 3 way adjustable seat with a flip up bolster and lockable swivel, there would be no chance of anybody shorter than 5'10" driving without the seat raised to the top. That low windshield and illusion tower really gave those bu's a sleek look though!
  17. @jtryonand @berndtmjlets see some pics. Glad I could be of help.
  18. Yeah its awkward on top of the platform. Otherwise it is fine.
  19. I followed @cowwboyinstructions when I added vent ports to my bags a couple weeks ago. Worked liked a champ. No leaks this past weekend when I used them.
  20. shoutout to @cowwboy, i googled this to see if i could add a fill port to a bag i'm getting and this thread came up first. glad this is a doable project!
  21. That's awesome. Thanks for sharing
  22. This is great. I don't tow the boat often and can generally see around it pretty well with the tow mirrors but we tow a 24' long enclosed trailer that is 7' tall and that thing is dang near impossible to see around. Nice work.
  23. Improved Towing Visibility This project is about improving your rearward view when towing – in this case, towing my boat. Background: I was asked to work the 2020 Sacramento Boat Show and was also asked to tow a boat up there from the Bay Area. I picked up the boat, which had a towing cover on it, and brought it to my house the afternoon before heading up to Sacramento. On that short drive home it was very hard to see what was behind me. I do not have towing mirrors, although they are available for my truck. The reason is my truck is always garaged and the towing mirrors are not power folding. Getting out of the truck just to fold the mirrors and unfold them was not going to work, especially in rainy weather. I needed another option. I was intrigued by the Chevy truck commercials with the “invisible” trailer so I did some research. I found out that the way the trailer becomes invisible is through a series of cameras and software, including a camera that is attached to the rear of the towed device. So, I thought “Hey I’ve got a GoPro. I’ll use that”. So I rigged it up to the boat and set out for Sacramento.. Two problems with that became apparent right way. First, the WiFi strength of the GoPro is week with respect to distance. The image kept freezing. Second (and most important), the image was backwards with no way to flip it. Left was right and right was left. That was not going to work. I started looking for a better option and came across RV backup cameras. I purchased a camera on Amazon that got good reviews. I also bought a 12volt plug and an iPad holder for my truck. There is a free app that you download for either iOS or Android that displays the camera image. RV back up cameras come in wired versions, with their own dedicated screens, and wireless versions, where you use your own screen (iPhone, iPad, Android device) and a Wifi hot spot created by the camera. I chose the WiFi version because I did not want another dedicated screen in my truck Plus the WiFi version makes it very portable. RV back up cameras are designed to be wired to the reverse lights on a trailer or RV, so they only are on when you are in reverse. However, they can be wired to a 12 volt source and be always on. That was the way I wired the camera. The camera can be mounted in a number of different ways. Here’s what I came up with. I discovered some time ago that Malibu v-drive pylons and Malibu tower pylons are 2 ½” in diameter. Schedule 80 PVC pipe comes in 2 ½” diameter. So that was a perfect fit. I purchased an end cap for the pipe, sanded it flat, drilled a ¼” hole in the center, and screwed the camera mount to the cap. I glued the cap to the pipe, pre-cut to the right length, and added a Velcro strap to make sure the camera stayed mounted to the pylon. The power cord that came with this camera is 10 foot long and bare ended. I stripped, soldered, and insulated the cord to the 12 volt plug. When I am ready to tow the boat I mount the camera over the tower pylon, lace the power cord around the tower bar down to the interior and plug it in to a 12 volt outlet. I turn the boat battery switch to “On” to make the 12 volt outlet hot. You can use a portable 12 volt power source if you don’t want to use your boat’s battery. Set up and removal time is less than 5 minutes. The app allows you to flip the image so your image is the same as what you see in your rear view mirrors. With my iPad Mini mounted in my truck using a cupholder mount, I turn on the iPad, switch the WiFi source to that of the camera, and launch the app. The image comes up almost immediately. The image is in color and clear. And there is a 140 degree of view. A bonus with boat towing is that when launching the boat you can see very clearly where you are when backing on the ramp. Here are some views of the iPad in my truck and what the camera is seeing. And here are some pictures while towing my boat on I80. I know this project was focused on boat towing but this sort of setup could be used with any type of trailer you want to see behind. You just need to devise a mount specific for your application and have a 12 volt power source. I’ve used a 12 volt motorcycle battery for testing and that worked just fine.
  24. Never really like how low my seat sat in my Malibu. I sat on the bolster 99% of the time or spun he seat around and kneeled on it. I started looking around and found a direct bolt in 4” seat riser. Sure my head now partially sticks up past the windshield but it’s still below the wind path. Much more comfortable that always on the bolster and much better visibility when pulling a surfer. I provided the link below. http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0037/5052/7105/products/s-l1600_cf90345d-2ae9-4666-ad18-06ccf649fd22_1200x1200.jpg?v=1585999375 //cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0037/5052/7105/files/favicon_32x32.png?v=1619828594 SEAT RISERS 4 UPTICE.COM This seat base will replace your original platform with this one that is 4 inches taller. The seat base was formed and then CNC machined and powder coated for a durable finish a great...
  25. Muffler delete ? much noise difference ?
  26. Had a few questions about the switch mount I had in original post. It was one of the original Malibu stereo remote mounts --- but some versions had spots for rocker switches and some didn't. I ended up removing that anyway to run an MC1 stereo and the Wake Garage switches from the store. (the original with the "wave" for the power was spray painted. Haha I'm using the laser etched ones that look better.
  27. Anything that is pre-packaged with any meaningful water resistance spec is going to be at a very different price point. As it is this raw display is >$150. I focused on good high brightness and operating temperature range. This one is good from -20 to 70C and 90% RH. It also has good specs for shock, vibration and esd. If you look at the CAD file I posted of the aluminum bezel you can see the screen sits in a recess and overlaps the glass. I added a thin foam gasket so the bezel seals tight against the glass. On the back I made a plastic cover that is also sealed to the back of the bezel. The whole set up is fairly well protected from the rain the way this dash is built from the factory. I'll let you know how I make out this summer.
  28. I like the paint job as well .. I bet you cant even tell its plastic from 10 feet away . I'm so doing this once my injector issue is squared away .
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