Postby couta » Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:19 am

The black tower looks shmik! have fun... (is it c/m?)
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Postby Goofy_G » Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:20 am

It is a centre mount.
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Postby KRON » Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:53 pm

Hey guys i'm new here. thought id put up a pic of my 09 sorrento
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Postby Moso » Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:24 pm

Hey kron, you certainly got nothing to complain about there she looks sweet.

How she going for you?
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Postby woodro » Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:08 pm

KRON wrote:Hey guys i'm new here. thought id put up a pic of my 09 sorrento

Nice boat mate, I had a Sorrento, I loved it to bits, great boat.
Hopefully getting an expression soon
Did it come with the new mercruser DTS ?
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Postby KRON » Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:58 pm

Thanks fellas, yeah its been good so far.
Opted for the 350 black scorpion 330hp, just running the factory matrix gauges atm might upgrade later. Hey woodro came across your boat a while back in the classifieds and was just wondering what sac you used in the rear locker. cheers
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Postby woodro » Fri Mar 27, 2009 4:11 pm

KRON wrote:Thanks fellas, yeah its been good so far.
Opted for the 350 black scorpion 330hp, just running the factory matrix gauges atm might upgrade later. Hey woodro came across your boat a while back in the classifieds and was just wondering what sac you used in the rear locker. cheers


150 in the rear locker and 100kg lead in the bow is a good start
if you want it bigger try 150 L in the back ski compartment, 100kg lead under the back seat and 150l bag in the bow

The 330hp won't even feel it, there is just so much torque there
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Postby Leachy » Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:46 pm

When seating arrangement allow we put a 250 on back seat 150 in rear locker and 150 - 200 in the nose!

Have also had that with 5 people in the boat (3 up the front 1 either side of engine). Wake was joy, wasn't in any rush to get out of the hole though!
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Postby KRON » Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:57 pm

Thanks, yeah will probably play around with weighting it up a bit later. Need a bit more practice first :lol:
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Postby Rob_R » Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:14 am

New member and not too familier with forums - like to share a picture of our recently aquired Espression. Has the optional 6.2 motor and Perfectpass. Currently experimenting with 2 150 litre sacks in the front, in adittion to the 250L centre + 250L rear inbuilt. Seems to produce a useful increase in wake and keeps the nose down a bit. If the picture does not work, I may need some instructions in plain English - could not understand the FAQ on uploading images
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Postby Chimp » Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:24 am

What a good looking boat dad. Must say it produces a mad wake with 800L of ballast and 10 people in the boat.
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Postby Chimp » Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:56 am

Forgot to add, highly recommend the trim plate. Our Expression has one and it's very handy shaping the wake for different purposes.
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Postby ducky » Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:52 am

When you adjust the trim plate up does that lift the nose as well though :?:
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Postby dunya » Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:53 am

i spy my board in those board racks too!.
must say the boat definitely put out a mad wake when i rode behind it! definitely worth while having those front sacks filled!
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Postby aussie_stu » Sun Apr 05, 2009 11:11 am

Leachy wrote:When seating arrangement allow we put a 250 on back seat 150 in rear locker and 150 - 200 in the nose!

Have also had that with 5 people in the boat (3 up the front 1 either side of engine). Wake was joy, wasn't in any rush to get out of the hole though!


that's what we ran all the time in both our old sorrentos and was a sweet sweet wake. We actually removed the rear seat to make it easier to fit the 250 fatty
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Postby woodro » Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:12 pm

Well here is a pic of my Sorrento in her new home, she even has here own jetty. Molloy from this site brought her.
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New Sorrento

Postby 14ADRNLN » Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:34 pm

This is my new ride. Had it built more as a ski boat than boarding fit out.
2009 Matrix Sorrento. Specs; 330hp Black Scorpion Merc, Trim plate, Stargazer GPS Perfect Pass 3 event, Fusion Audio w amp and sub and ipod dock, driver and observer heaters, tower lights, extended swim deck and the list goes on...
A big pat on the back to Neal and John at Matrix for their efforts with this one. It's one awesome boat and the closest I have tested and experienced as the perfect crossover. With some extra ballast the wakeboarding ramps are quite reasonable but drop the throttle and the trim tab and the wash for slalom skiing at 30mph+ is equally as good as the best tournament boats. Very happy.


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Postby COLZE » Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:48 pm

pics didnt work bro.
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Postby Rob_R » Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:58 pm

Looks really good, Scott - well worth the wait. Notice you have board racks on this one. We have put about 40 hours on the Expression + added tower speakers ( and board racks!). Very happy with it. :D :D .Just put it in for the (slightly overdue) 150 hour service.
Just like to reinforce your comments on the service fom Neal and John for Matrix - even though we are only second owners of the boat nothing has been too much trouble for them - they always seem to make time to answer any queries - the retro fit of the board racks was done in less than a day.

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Postby 14ADRNLN » Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:57 pm

Rob_R wrote:Notice you have board racks on this one. Rob


Hi Rob,
Glad to hear you are happy with the Expression. It was an awesome boat and I'm sure you'll get plenty more hours of satisfaction from it. I must admit that seeing the pictures that you posted of it does make me miss it.

I got combo racks with the Sorrento (half ski, half board) so we have the flexibillty of storing both.
It was deifnitely worth the wait!

Happy Boating Matrix style.
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Postby woodro » Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:06 am

Hey Rob
Have you tried one x 150L sack in the nose?
I have been using one in my expression and it seems pretty good, I was wondering if you had tried one or if 2 was better?

I do have another 150 L I could use but thought it would be easier to just ask

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Postby Rob_R » Fri Apr 17, 2009 6:56 pm

Rob,

We never tried a single 150 - we had 2, and they fitted nicely, one each side, so it seemed the logical way to go. I guess you could get a quick impression of what 150L will do for you by running with a couple of suitably sized passengers in the bow seats. My son (Chimpy) spent all day out in it on Easter Monday, so he may have some adittional comments.

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Postby Chimp » Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:24 am

Woodro, Matrix have a bow booster bag they can fit to the bow of the Expression which I think is 250L in size. So keeping this in mind I decided to put the 2 x 150L fatties in the bow. I know it's an extra 50L above the booster bag but it is definately (my opinion anyway) well worth having the extra weight in the bow. The boat handles nicely and it does shape the wake that much better as well. I will post a wake pic up here later.
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Postby Chimp » Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:47 pm

Wake pic with 800L of ballast and 5 people in the boat.
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Postby Princey » Sun Apr 26, 2009 10:37 pm

hey guys new here, just seen the post a thought i would show a pic of our new late 08 Matrix Expression Center Mount, have had it since late Nov last year and are very happy with it, deffs a great boat for all areas as wake is rampy for those wakeboarders, while being able to trim it down for a great early mornin ski has proved to be a awsome alround boat!!!
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Postby Simba » Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:50 am

pic didnt work, has to be re-sized to 150 kb or less
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Postby Zimby » Sat May 02, 2009 1:54 pm

Here's our new one thats still at the Shop :)
Should in the water in a week or so!!
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Postby Wake_mad_bastard » Sat May 02, 2009 5:16 pm

Nice rig Zimby loads of fun times ahead with that. Tha colour scheme looks shmick on the sorrentos
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Postby Greg1980 » Sat May 02, 2009 5:44 pm

Hey Zimby,

Saw you today when you were checking here out. Have to say really nice boat do you mind me asking what you paid for her and the options.....
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Postby Zimby » Sat May 02, 2009 6:00 pm

Hey Greg

Ended Up paying 52500.
Total with accessories was around the 56000 mark, but they were doing a deal :)
Seems to be same across the board as one of the other guys here from WA got a quote from their dealer for around the same price.
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Postby Greg1980 » Sat May 02, 2009 6:05 pm

cool thanks, what extra's did you get?
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Postby Zimby » Sat May 02, 2009 8:46 pm

Tower
mirror
mufflers
Decal
330hp black scorpion
Bimi
Walk through Screen
Sterio with ipod
Rego
Board racks

I think that's everything.
May have forgotten some stuff tho
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Postby Donz » Tue May 05, 2009 3:17 pm

i have a expression mvs in the classifieds if anyone is looking for an awsum boat.

we are upgrading to a new mvs!
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Postby Ken » Tue May 05, 2009 3:50 pm

I still struggle to believe that mufflers are an option on a new $50K boat... 8O
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Postby cacookie » Tue May 05, 2009 4:17 pm

Last qoute i got had a horn as an option. Thought that was a bit strange.
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Postby Zimby » Tue May 05, 2009 6:13 pm

Tough times, standards becoming extra's.
Have seen it in a few industry's now.
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Postby Alwaysawake » Tue May 05, 2009 6:59 pm

Yeh i think they forgot to mention a few more extras:

Fibre Glass Hull (Not Cork)
Propellor
Rudder
Skeg Bush
Proppelor Retaining Nut
Steering wheel
Ignition Key
Fuel Cap
Seats
Engine Cover
Actually Floats on water
Through Tansom Exhaust System
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Postby Princey » Wed May 20, 2009 2:41 pm

hey guys, just a few pics of our new Matrix Expression picked it up late last Nov, many extras include, new 09 tower, sub, amp, 340 black scoripon, internal ipod dock, bimini, boat cover, wheels, and also recently made the upgrade to 4 tower speakers. Great boat, very happy!!
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Postby obese » Wed May 20, 2009 2:44 pm

that is super nice Princey, i really like that tower also
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Postby Zimby » Wed May 20, 2009 6:50 pm

That's super sexy, wish we could have been able to tow the expression :(
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Matrix- Steering wheel assembly

Postby mrfatsack » Sun May 24, 2009 10:15 am

Can anyone advise the steering assembly on the Matrix Sorrento 04? It has come a little loose and when I loosened the lock nut to remove steering wheel I was unable to remove -Probably seized onto the taper? I hit it with some lanolin? Is there anything i should be aware of before I return to try and remove it?
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Postby Knighty_77 » Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:57 pm

thought id steer this thread back into life again :)

went to the adelaide boat show this weekend, and i must say, matrix have excelled themselves with the new linup.

new graphics look mad, especially on MVS. Theyve gone for a whole new look
if theres anyone with a 2010 matrix please PLEASE post her up!!
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Postby Princey » Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:11 pm

hey Knighty_77, the new graphics look awsome, that was the first boat with those graphics, and are unsure if they are avaliable yet, but iam keen to look into them, brings a whole new life to the boat.
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Postby Donz » Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:29 pm

ill have my new mvs around end of Sept, so ill pop a few pics up when its finished!
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Postby Knighty_77 » Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:26 pm

Donz wrote:ill have my new mvs around end of Sept, so ill pop a few pics up when its finished!


sick! what colours are you going for? green and black again?
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Postby Donz » Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:04 pm

no not green and black again, youll just have to wait :P sorry
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Postby woodro » Sat Jul 25, 2009 5:14 pm

Hey fellas, how are you guys weighting your Expression for Wakesurfing?
Any pointers appreciated

Here is a pic. I have not stuck one in this thread yet.
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Postby macdog3 » Mon Jul 27, 2009 2:44 pm

I will be joining the Matrix family as of this weekend... cant wait!
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Postby Knighty_77 » Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:45 pm

macdog3 wrote:I will be joining the Matrix family as of this weekend... cant wait!


congradulations mate, you wont be let down!
what are you looking at getting?

and donz, i'll be looking forward to seeing a new MVS cruising past morgan this season! :)
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Postby macdog3 » Mon Jul 27, 2009 5:22 pm

Knighty_77 wrote:
macdog3 wrote:I will be joining the Matrix family as of this weekend... cant wait!


congradulations mate, you wont be let down!
what are you looking at getting?

and donz, i'll be looking forward to seeing a new MVS cruising past morgan this season! :)


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