|Where abouts did you put the paddle wheel and any feedback?|
I went about 12" forward and 12" starboard (if that is the direction towards the driver) of the raw water inlet on the bottom of my boat.
The key is to make sure you put it somewhere accessible so you can remove it from inside the boat, and make sure there is nothing in front of it for a few feet so that turbulent water isn't passing across it.
I will try and take a pic tonight and post it for you to get an idea.
That is great and pics would be apprecciated. You put it on the same side as you intake?
|Does everyone pull the paddle wheel when driving on trailer or just tape it?|
|No pulling or taping, just mount it where it so that it meets the other criteria and misses the trailer bunks. We did ours this fall and have had no trouble.|
My intake is actual dead center in the boat. So the paddle wheel is off to the side. I chose to mount it in a place that I can easily pull the assembly, but I haven't yet. I have only used the boat a couple times and they were both short drives. I will get some pics today and post them here.
|ok. that makes sense. My intake is off center.|
|Ty, There is always somebody that says check with the Manufacturer, but really I called them and they had a specific mounting spot for the model of boat that was clear of the trailer bunks and turbulence from your particular boat hull. The second part is very important. If the water is disturbed by a drain plug hole, forward chine or water intake they will throw off the paddle wheel and possibly cause the PP to get confused about the actual boat speed. |
Good Luck you'll love the system!
|I think I sent these. |
|I only tape mine on trips over 60 miles.|
|Chris - what year is your boat and where did you put the gauge? I have no room on my dash for the larger gauge of the pro and my existing tach and speedo are 5" sized.|
I installed mine about six inches behind my throttle lever. When you locate it there it makes it easy for the driver to adjust while driving.
|I still cannot decide on the pro vs the cruise model.|
|By Bob (bob) on Friday, January 03, 2003 - 10:27 am:
|get the pro!|
|Dave it is a 2002. Here is lousy photo of the 3" display far left in the cluster. |
|That looks nice...|
|I have a 2001 and the dash is different. I guess I will have to get creative. If it's not too deep, I may be able to mount it by the throttle. |
|You could lose the speedo in the middle. You get a better one with the PP.|
|Good idea chris as the pp has a speedo and hour meter. |
|my gauges are 5" and the PP is 3" other than the Malibu one. Am I missing something?|
|I think there are two options but Wakeboard pro is available in a 5" gauge and the 3" gauge. They also offer gauges with the boat manufacturer name on the gauge. I recently installed wakeboard pro and my 5" gauge says "Moomba" on the face with the kangaroo graphic. No extra charge. I think they have most of the major boat manufacturers graphics available.|
|Why do you have to tape the wheel while towing. I've towed my boat from Texas to California and all over Nor-Cal to all the lakes. I've never taped my wheel.|
|By Bob (bob) on Monday, January 06, 2003 - 9:38 am:
|pp says it can wear out the wheel and pin. i dont but my trip is only about 10 minutes to the water. |
|Rene- I do it for the longer trips, but I don't even think wind can pass through properly to make it spin since on the trailer, it is in a nose down attitude. I always forget to untape it and end up diving for it.|
just curious but what do you tape it with?
|A cheaper version of duct tape. |
|masking tape. I figured you would have a good idea testing out tape with all of your acts of bondage.|