Search:

Type: Posts; User: rallyart

Page 1 of 10 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.09 seconds.

  1. Replies
    11
    Views
    193

    Re: Some electrical fuse questions.

    The wire size you are using is what determines the size of fuse you need. You want to protect the wires to you don't turn them into heaters and start a fire. If you are running a horn you probably...
  2. Replies
    8
    Views
    414

    Re: launching boat onto lawn

    Just don't start the engine unless you need to rototill anyway.
    I'd do it. Once you have it down then brace it so it won't rock around. You can use the crane to lit the front to help load if...
  3. Replies
    11
    Views
    249

    Re: Buying My First Boat

    The Nautique 2001 has an exceptional reputation for its wake. With any inboard in that price range you want to check the boat over well for rot or structure problems but there are boats out there...
  4. Replies
    14
    Views
    339

    Re: Critique my surf wake

    Don't worry about letting go of the rope. The longer you are up, the longer you are learning, the less time everyone in the boat spends picking you out of the water. Technique makes a big...
  5. Replies
    12
    Views
    289

    Re: Blower ventilation.

    On mine the blower runs into a plastic manifold that runs above the rear ski locker and then has two flat vents that face the rear at the transom. The idea behind the two vents and manifold is to...
  6. Replies
    12
    Views
    289

    Re: Blower ventilation.

    Definitely call Sanger, or send them an email. Usually they will answer your question. There is also a Sanger group on Facebook you can consult. On my D-drive Sanger there are two intake air vents...
  7. Replies
    14
    Views
    398

    Re: What do you like about your tirm tabs?

    My Bennet tab has been maintenance free for over 400 hours, and it gets used often. Having any adjustable tab the helps you control the attitude of your hull is a major safety plus and they can save...
  8. Replies
    3
    Views
    140

    Re: replacement bindings?

    Try them on and get whatever is most comfortable. Closed toe boots are nice in colder water but they can be more expensive.
    Just take some time in a shop and see what fits you well.
  9. Replies
    53
    Views
    1,141

    Re: How far away is too far to own a boat.

    Seven hours from my house to the cabin. Mind you, it's a pretty nice lake to stay at for a fair time.
  10. Replies
    6
    Views
    289

    Re: Old school wake boarding

    Nice smooth wake from that inboard. Just about at the hull speed though so I think that it might be tough to do any big air tricks.

    Very cool find bekosh. ;)
  11. Re: If a wakeboard has been removed from a boat, can another be attached?

    No difference in value to me if the boat has 650 hours or 150 on a rebuild. You can always put on another tower without much issue. There are several aftermarket tower manufacturers with...
  12. Replies
    2
    Views
    197

    Re: "Women's" boards marketing hype?

    There might be some difference in some models but quite a bit is style. Women are gennerally lighter for their height and usually ride less aggressively due to strength and attitude so the boards...
  13. Re: Wash my Sunbrella Camper Top in my Front Load Washer

    Make sure there is no fabric softener when you wash it. That tends to reduce the effectiveness of waterproofing but wicking water through the fabric.
    Most front load washers can be stuffed pretty...
  14. Replies
    13
    Views
    342

    Re: Can you help me put a name to a part

    ^^ yup, what he said. ^^
  15. Replies
    34
    Views
    480

    Re: 2007 SS Trailblazer Towing?

    The only real problem towing with the SS will be that it's narrower than many boats so you need to find mirror extenders. The AWD system really helps and the brakes are superior to many. It's a...
  16. Re: Crossing passing boat wake/staying on plane on choppy/rough waters, will this boa

    Having gone from an 18' deep V to a 21' shallower V, but still 16 deadrise, I can assure you that it is possible to have a dramatic improvement in rough water capability.
    The design of the hull and...
  17. Replies
    18
    Views
    754

    Re: HELP, I'm sinking!

    My 18' Grew had the seal fail between the outdrive and the hull at the bottom. This was a slow leak but the boat normally sat at a buoy.
    I was away for a week and my neighbours described it as...
  18. Replies
    14
    Views
    339

    Re: Critique my surf wake

    Link worked for me. It looked like you sped up a bit at 24 seconds. I think the wake was a bit better before that happened. The swim platform is cutting into the wake a fair bit but it only seems...
  19. Replies
    37
    Views
    1,173

    Re: Are all wives like this?

    I was going to reply to this but I think I'll just pass...
  20. Re: Has anyone ever bought a set of underwater LED boat lights? Which brand is the be

    These are the results from a test some guys on WakeWorld did about five years ago. That's a fair while ago in the life of LED lighting but it might give you some ideas.
  21. Replies
    26
    Views
    918

    Re: We all do dumb things, don't we?

    That's correct, we never do.

    Except having just picked up a new boat from the dealer I was happy to find out that I could not get more than $1.50 worth of gas in it when I filled it on the...
  22. Replies
    16
    Views
    322

    Re: Fishing boat name

    "Alibi"
  23. Replies
    27
    Views
    550

    Re: Venting a prop??

    I put a vented 4 blade 21" prop behind my Merc 470 on an 18' boat. There was a noticeable difference with venting. With the vents plugged the boat was slow off the line. With the vent plugs...
  24. Replies
    16
    Views
    594

    Re: Chicks dig outboards

    He's just saying that his farm fowl had to get his fishing boat out of the weeds for him. :blue:
  25. Replies
    14
    Views
    439

    Re: How many bow ropes? 1 or 2?

    No fixed lines on my 21'. The wife would not want them getting in the way while we are in the boat. I carry one bungee dock line and four 15' dock lines, and two 20' heavy lines that I could moor...
  26. Replies
    4
    Views
    262

    Re: Need a little insight on mooring whips

    Bow upstream is great. I keep mine on a lake bow out. If you are setting up the first time then mount the whips where they connect straight down to the bow eye and transom. They can pull at an...
  27. Replies
    15
    Views
    1,107

    Re: Wakeboarding Boat

    Supra/Moomba combined sales are more than CC but less than either Mastercraft or Malibu. Tige's market share has been growing some but I don't have the most recent numbers. They used to be less...
  28. Replies
    84
    Views
    1,555

    Re: headers

    You could look at one of the tuned manifolds for a 6.0 or 6.2 from a tow sports engine. It will function the same as your manifold but flow better and cost you a fortune. To get the most out of...
  29. Replies
    53
    Views
    1,269

    Re: when did boats go woodless??

    Part of the reason I bought my current 21' boat is that it used wood but the type of wood does make a difference. The wood in mine is guaranteed not to rot. Ever. It's still encapsulated, but that...
  30. Replies
    61
    Views
    1,068

    Re: Hydrofoils on lower units?

    You seem to think that a foil is primarily an anti-ventilation plate and I've tried to show you that it's not. Oh well, I guess you'll keep your beliefs and I'll keep mine. :) It's all a good...
  31. Replies
    61
    Views
    1,068

    Re: Hydrofoils on lower units?

    Sorry, the tabs are flat pieces of metal, or plastic that the water pushes up on. The foils that I have used work as foils at speeds where they are completely immersed in the water, which on the one...
  32. Replies
    61
    Views
    1,068

    Re: Hydrofoils on lower units?

    Although the foil is in the same location as the AV plate most actually act as a 'foil' by providing a hydrodynamic lift with water flowing over and under the shape. This happening at the stern...
  33. Replies
    61
    Views
    1,068

    Re: Hydrofoils on lower units?

    ondarvr, you've stated the same thing several times in recent posts yet not what a foil does or how it works. Perhaps you could enlighten us? I have owned and used foils on boats. I've also...
  34. Replies
    61
    Views
    1,068

    Re: Hydrofoils on lower units?

    The reason they put them on, acdc96, is to fix a problem with the operation of their boat. Sometimes it's because they want to improve their boat and buy in to the marketing pitch, so they try them....
  35. Replies
    24
    Views
    391

    Re: Theoretical GCWR question.

    None of them are legally enforceable measurements but you'd better have enough engineering background to argue that your numbers are better than the manufacturers if you get into a tort case. It's...
  36. Replies
    14
    Views
    542

    Re: Water leaking from screw hole

    What is the construction of the boat? You won't get a good bond on a wet surface so don't just add some on the inside. If it's dry you could rough the surface and put an epoxy on the outside...
  37. Replies
    8
    Views
    412

    Re: Modify or replace

    It's a basically new boat. Now that you have additional experience you'll find what you want it your next one.
  38. Replies
    102
    Views
    2,076

    Re: What an IO is best at

    It's so amusing to listen to the OB I/O debates. I'm so glad that I've had each and know what is best for me... neither.
    Maybe a pod drive will show up sometime on a nice twenty something sport...
  39. Replies
    15
    Views
    1,107

    Re: Wakeboarding Boat

    The 'Big 3' would refer to Malibu, Mastercraft, and CorrectCraft (Nautique) as they have been larger and long established. Malibu and Mastercraft are the 1 and 2 manufacturers by volume. Skier's...
  40. Replies
    102
    Views
    2,076

    Re: What an IO is best at

    Nice looking boat. I bet that yellow looks brilliant on the water. It's important to find the boat that does what you need it to do, regardless of what other people want their boats to do.


    ...
  41. Replies
    27
    Views
    814

    Re: Why new boats cost so much?

    If you talk about Wakeboard boats the biggest manufacturer makes 3000 boats in a year and has about 10 models. A car manufacturer can make more than 1,000,000 of a single model in a year easily.
  42. Replies
    2
    Views
    337

    Re: Mastercraft GEN2 for wakeboarding

    The side tabs retract when you are not surfing so it does not affect the wakeboard wake. There are several new systems out to shape the wake for surfing. The MC version is pretty basic compared to...
  43. Replies
    57
    Views
    2,047

    Re: New Silent CHOICE Exhaust system!

    I like that idea a lot. Lets extend it to firearms. If the noise is loud our remotes should be able to disable the firing pit too, right?
    The sad thing is that I don't actually think it will get...
  44. Re: Best winterizing technics after this winter ?

    Propylene Glycol turns slushy long before it freezes solid and gets solid a a very low temperature. Lower than it ever gets in the lower 48 states ore in Canada near the border. It's fine for most...
  45. Re: what is the ski tow eye rated for on a crownline 202

    The PP Stargazer is an easy install and a great benefit for board sports and skiing. You can also just set it as a cruise control for a long run. It takes less than an hour to install. The hardest...
  46. Replies
    9
    Views
    338

    Re: 2001 Larson LXI190

    Your friend did not think it was worth repairing when it got wrecked...
    Just saying.
  47. Replies
    8
    Views
    584

    Re: Ski Rope Question

    A ski rope is elastic to compensate for the enormous difference in pull when you do hard cuts on a slalom ski. A wakeboard rope is nonelastic to let you preload your board so you can get more air...
  48. Replies
    39
    Views
    1,218

    Re: Tire pressure---- Do you feel lucky, punk?

    Competition rally tires have really tough sidewalls and beads that won't come off even if the tire goes flat. If you want scary you try to seat those after mounting on a beat up aluminum wheel. ...
  49. Re: How much weight to add for a bigger wake when I am wakeboarding?

    Start with a bag that will fit in the rear locker behind the seat back. You might get 300# or more in there and not affect the interior space. That will make a noticeable difference and you can go...
  50. Re: I think it's a no brainer, but HELP Cobalt vs Four Winns

    PP is worth $1k, the better tower is at least another $1k, the Cobalt has a higher resale over the long run, the better swim deck for the kids is priceless but will cost over $1k to add to the Four...
Results 1 to 50 of 500
Page 1 of 10 1 2 3 4
  1. iboats Forum Directory - Over 100,000 forum posts organized by topic