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Dale974 last won the day on October 25 2019

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About Dale974

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    Project Hack
  • Birthday 02/21/1981

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    06’ Malibu VLX Wakesetter


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    Northwest Ohio

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  1. Sorry i didn't see this reply before. i put mine in a 3ft barrel of water to test, but it is possible that you could have the pins backwards too maybe? i glued the transducer face down with the mounting kit from lowrance with their special sealant of adhesive. That module plugs into a 4 pin weather pac plug under the dash that goes into the main module...
  2. @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.
  3. Yes, it worked great, alarm even sounds when i'm under 3ft going thru the channel. Although the temps come from under the dash for the air temp and the sea temp comes thru the paddle wheel on my VLX. So i had to replace the paddle wheel to fix the sea temp, although i feel like one could splice in an air temp gauge, (same as air temp on some of the older boats) into the wires on the paddle wheel.
  4. That might be a good option as well, might be cheaper and a little easier to get than coosa... i figured i could pry sell my old one then, although it probably wouldn't cost too much for fiberglass and filler... i guess i didn't think about that because i didn't want to not have a platform while i was making or fixing the old one, although i have a partial sheet of 3/4" plywood i could seal and paint black and put the old pad on it while i retrofitted the original. If i paint it black, and have to use it for a month, oh well. no one would even notice it much unless you were close to th
  5. I may be referring back to this project multiple times. Considering doing the same with 3/4" coosa board possibly to make a surfgate style platform for my 06' vlx since the stock one is too wide and square for my gates to work nicely. Awesome job on this! Question for anyone, if i do this with the coosa board, would i gain strength with 2 layers of 3/4" glued and screwed together, or if i can get 1.5" board would a single piece be enough? I'm not much of an engineer, but just wondering if the double layer would add strength vs. the equivalent in a single layer?
  6. Yeah, @ryan it wasn't the cheapest option, but i'm glad i did it so far. Will do @Rugger. it came as a pdf, so i figured if you put it there then people could view it because it would be pretty simple to fix the failed transducers if they have this info
  7. When i got my 06' VLX last fall the only thing i was worried about was that it didn't have a depth finder. Running on the river where i normally run it is important to me to have a depth reading because of shallow areas, etc. I was hoping to keep my dash as stock as possible and didn't want to make another hole somewhere for an auxiliary depth system. When the dash turns on at startup it would show depth along with the air and lake temp, so i figured i could somehow get it to show there. I started looking around and got in contact with bakes online and saw that they had the module for an 0
  8. When adding additional ballast to the rear compartments of my 06' VLX i didn't want to go so much to the extent that i lost all storage. I had a set of 565# sacs as well as a pair of 400# sacs to chose from. Although after filling both up, i opted for the 400# so that i still had some storage space left above them to hold the jackets that we use the most. I figure if i need more back there i can always through a lead wake bag or two and then i'm up to 500# without sacrificing space. I had planned on trying to make some sort of a shelf so i had ordered some 1/4" hdpe in 2' x 4' sheets whic
  9. Yeah, i definitely like my illusion x, but i can't hardly mount anything below it because at 5'11" to 6" i about rub my head on it. The extra height would be nice, and with my mirror mounted from the tower, i can see it when it rocks back and forth just a bit...
  10. That makes me want to find a G3 for my VLX! Looks awesome!
  11. Right! And i'm up in Ohio, so i'm not dealing with triple digit days like you guys. Although if i had skills like you @cowwboy i wouldn't need it because i could water cool my amps! I think that is awesome! I think you need those in the floor of the walkway to the bow with clear poly over them and LED's in them! just a thought
  12. After upgrading my stereo system this winter and looking thru some of the forums and projects about cooling amps, etc i figured it wouldn't hurt to try to keep some space in the storage compartment away from towels, jackets, bags, etc. I picked up a smaller sheet of left over expanded aluminum at the local welding shop. I cut the original piece to size and using my "high tech" metal bender (2 2x6's) i bent the metal to give me a 18" high by 8" deep L-shape piece that was 20" wide. Since i needed to cover more width, i used what i cut off to extend the overall width of coverage up to 25".
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