View Poll Results: Do you turn your boat off to switch riders?

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  • Almost always

    38 65.52%
  • Almost never

    4 6.90%
  • A little of both

    16 27.59%
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  1. #11
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Vancouver WA


    Quote Originally Posted by parrothd View Post
    I try to switch off to save the hours/gas, but this year we used the heater continuously and whenever I start the boat it kills the radio which disconnects my bluetooth..

    I keep people moving so there's little down time, have the next person get ready while the current person is finishing their set, so they don't waste 5 minutes looking for their lifejacket.. I find we get more sets in with smooth water just need to remind them..

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    My audio is wired seperately from the ignition circuit. I would consider doing the same. I have a master switch next to my WS420 that powers down all my remote turn on leads.

    Quote Originally Posted by cab13367 View Post
    I ALWAYS shut it down when switching riders because I don't see any reason to leave the engine running, and plenty of reasons to shut it off, such as:

    Peace of mind for the rider coming in that the prop is not turning.
    Reduce the CO at the back of the boat. Who wants to breath CO while putting their board on and getting ready to ride?
    Saves gas.
    Saves hours on the boat.

    Even if someone is using the heater, I still shut it off. My Perfect Pass powers back on and remembers the set speed before I key it off so no issues there. Just fire it up and go.

    ^^^^ pretty much this. we aren't generally in that much of a hurry to swap out riders. And likewise my PP remembers the last setting.
    2008 Moomba Mobius XLV. Monster Cargo Bimini, WS Rev 410's, Polk Cabins, Infinity Subs, PPI amps, WS420, Exile BT, upgraded ballast pumps, up to 3,500+ pounds of ballast, Blue LED's...

    1992 Supra Sunsport. **SOLD** 2k pounds ballast, Surf System, Blue LED's everywhere, decent audio system.

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  2. #12
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Oxford, MI


    I almost never do if I'm driving (I'm the "1" for almost never). However, if anybody else is in the driver seat (which is only when I ride), I shut the boat off every time for them. So as the question is posed, if I were driving all day then no I never really do unless we're adjusting a significant amount of ballast or ropes or something.
    Boats previously owned - 2000 Supra Launch, 2003 Outback, 2006 Mobius LSV

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Eugene OR


    I Almost always shut mine off. The only time I do not is when I am picking up a rider really quickly because someone is going to hit us or we are going to hit the shore line.

    This comes from learning to ski behind an outboard. There is also many things that can go wrong leaving the engine on. Someone could fall, hit this throttle and away you go. This has happened to me. First thought I had was I am glade the boat is off.
    2008 Outback V - Sold but never forgotten.
    “Do not wait; the time will never be “just right.” Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along." -Napoleon Hill

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Katy, TX


    Depends on who just rode and who is riding next and how long we plan to take between riders. I have certain drivers that do not like to set Moomba Cruise so I will pull them first, set the cruise, and then when it is my turn I just leave the boat on so they don't have to worry about the cruise. If we had PP i know for sure we would turn it off more often than we do now but if I drive for 4-5 riders in a row then I usually turn it off, I have setting Moomba Cruise down to a science

    2017 Moomba Mojo Max Surf Edition, 2 Pair Wetsounds Rev10s powered by an SD2, 6 paid Wetsounds XS650M and Wetsounds WS12 powered by SD6 all controlled by a WS420.

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  5. #15
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Belton, Texas

    Default Do you turn the boat off to switch riders?

    turn it off each time. kids usually jump in for a swim while the riders are switching out. this gives me time to take a dip and catch a kiss from the wifey as I spend most of the day driving

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    Go Hard or Go's MOOMBA time!!

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  6. #16
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Keuka Lake, NY


    Always on our boat, but when I'm driving for a bunch of beer guzzling old fart surfers on someone else's boat then probably not
    A Day at the Lake...Priceless
    A Day in Powder...Endless

    Joe V
    2012 Möbius XLV~ Loaded & Exiled
    2007 Outback V ~ sold

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Aug 2011

    Default Re: Do you turn the boat off to switch riders?

    Quote Originally Posted by trayson View Post
    My audio is wired seperately from the ignition circuit. I would consider doing the same. I have a master switch next to my WS420 that powers down all my remote turn on leads.

    ^^^^ pretty much this. we aren't generally in that much of a hurry to swap out riders. And likewise my PP remembers the last setting.
    It's on the list to be fixed, with the new slip I haven't had any time to do anything except use the boat..

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    2002 Moomba Mobius LSV - Sold
    2006 Moomba Mobius LSV

  8. #18
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Richmond, VA


    Yes, always.
    2007 Outback - SOLD June 2016
    2012 RAM Crew Cab
    2015 Subaru Forester

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


    Always. Clearly the risks due directly to propeller contact are far lower with an inboard and swim platform than OB and IO boats, but it's just not worth the risk of an unintended action.
    2005 XLV, upgraded ballast, Comptech swivel wakeboard and hydrofoil racks, Monster cargo bimini

  10. #20
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Cedar Falls, IA


    Mine engine always gets shut down, spent the last 6 years with an I/O and it's become habit. I also always have my blower running at the launch and while running... only gets shut down when we're on the hook. Easy things to help keep you and others safe...
    2013 Moomba Mojo 2.5
    Exile SXT9's, Xi12D, Javelin, 800.4, ZLD MKII
    SUMO 900's in rear, 650 IBS and FLOW

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