|It's here finally. Beautiful, I am not disappointed. I'll post some more pics when the ballast, graphics & stereo is complete. |
Thanks to the Sanger crew for there help & advice, especially Barry & Ty, you guys rock.
|Nice! I'm sure you are one of a few with a boat like that in NZ!|
|Darren, Congrats on the new ride, we can see how stoked you are to get her.|
|Finally!! I was wondering how much longer it would be. It looks great, Darren! |
Now tell your buddy to take his shoes off when stepping on the fender, he's going to scratch it.
|Dude Its the one and only in NZ (as far as I know) |
and it looks sherweeet. Nice one D
Must be a hard decision now though... sleep in the boat... sleep with your wife...sleep in the boat ...sleep with your wife ..yeah sleep in the boat with your wife!!!
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|Hehehe, I can't wait to have a set behind it Darren... |
|Oh yeah! Sweeeeeeeeeet!!! |
Let the projects begin.
|Just out of curiosity how much was the shipping? I assume from California right? And how many days did it spend on the sea crossing the pond? Oh yeah and pro flight towers rock!|
|Yup, got a few little jobs to do, I'll start on the stereo this weekend and do the ballast next hopefully. I can put the lead in straight away I guess (thanks Gramps, 550 pounds under the front seats!) I can't wait to have a set behind it myself, hell I haven't even driven it yet, went today for a possible drive but the weather woudn't play ball. Shipping was 10k NZ or 5,800 US, yes from Cali, 4-5 weeks.|
|A couple more pics: |
|Maiden voyage last night. Damn, beyond all expectations, words do not explain. |
Andy stretching out behind the drivers seat, try that in an x-2!
Check the wake out in the back ground, at 21mph with NO blallast. Dang, bring on 10 hours.
|add a 200 lead under front seats,300steellead wat ever in back compartments and a fat sac in teh bow if you want it ta ramp out a little. o and i forgot an 80 foot rope trust me on that|
|Awesome!! Congratulations! |
How did you like that prop? What was the top end with no ballast and 4 in the boat?
I ask because we dinged ours, and have just ordered a new Acme 653 (similar to yours)
I see the snaps, wheres the bow cover?
|The prop is smooth as silk and the boat accelerates like it is on NOS, but I have nothing to compare it too, so take that with a grain on salt. |
Not sure what the top end is because I haven't taken it above 4500 revs yet, it does about 42mph at 4500.
I left the bow cover at home, which wasn't good cause it was fricken cold, its solid white with a blue stripe down the middle, opposite to the bimini top.
I moved the boat back on the trailer and the tongue load is now down to 200 pounds so I'm pretty happy about putting the lead in the front now. Thanks Charley, I have 550 pounds for under the bow seats. Custom ballast bags turned up today, 740 pounder for the ski locker and 500 pounder square sacs for the back lockers. Tower box should be back from the painters by Friday. Yippie!
|don't forget to get 10 ft of rope extensions u might call me crazy but it worth it and the wake is unbeatable back there at around 26 when your boarding. haha trust me i used ta ride behind one a lot but haven't for a while|
Awesome, you will be thrilled just in time for the good weather to start. It would hae been too cold up till now, but it will be just coming right soon.
I look forward to the project pics.
You will have to do a South Island tour so we can hook up. Lake Wanaka for New Years!
|Did you sell your old boat in the end?|
|Yup, the project pics should be posted within a week, started the stereo up last night, Dang sounds good. Hopefully next Christmas we will hire a camper van and do a road trip through the SI, yes will we drop in to see you. The old boat is sold conditional on finance, hopefully it will be gone in a week or two.|
|New prop is here and on! |
We are wimps, even in the middle of summer, we always have that bow cover on.
Charley, you are right. After adding the locker sacs, I had to start adding line & increasing speed.