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Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 07-01-2015, 2:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 475
Posted By rallyart
Andrew, do you have a hydraulic tab on your 237? ...

Andrew, do you have a hydraulic tab on your 237? That will make a huge difference in getting up out of the hole with a load.

Going to a higher gear ratio makes a little more noise and is a...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 07-01-2015, 2:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,003
Posted By rallyart
This is so easy, and obvious. The correct...

This is so easy, and obvious.

The correct rank is:

My Boat
A couple boats I would like to own
The boat that guy down the lake has, who I'v never met, that I'm jealous of
The boat I've never...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 06-15-2015, 9:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 950
Posted By rallyart
The key to understanding the steering on an...

The key to understanding the steering on an inboard is that the rudder is sized to work well when the propellor is pushing water past it. When water is not being pushed past it the rudder is too...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 06-14-2015, 7:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,249
Posted By rallyart
A friend of mine has more than 700,000 km on her...

A friend of mine has more than 700,000 km on her Saturn. She traded in her last Saturn at 550,000 because they were quitting production of Saturn coupes and she liked them. Otherwise she would have...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 06-10-2015, 9:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,353
Posted By rallyart
Same wake as a a Gekko Revo from ten years ago. ...

Same wake as a a Gekko Revo from ten years ago. That might be fine, if it had a good reputation back then, but it didn't.
I can't comment on the new build quality. I don't think it will keep it's...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 06-09-2015, 9:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By rallyart
If the rudder is 'tuned' to preload the steering...

If the rudder is 'tuned' to preload the steering you might see an adjustable tab on the rudder or you might see grinding marks on one side at the back.
To tune a rudder you take off some material...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 06-08-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By rallyart
The rudder may be tuned for running a slalom...

The rudder may be tuned for running a slalom course. The shape is changed slightly to preload the rudder with tension one direction to keep the boat steady through the pylons.
The other possibility...
Forum: Wakesurfing 06-07-2015, 1:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 957
Posted By rallyart
There are lots around. I think the problem is...

There are lots around. I think the problem is that nobody wants to not have them.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 06-01-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,860
Posted By rallyart
Very true, but if he gets a V215 he's going to so...

Very true, but if he gets a V215 he's going to so sad when he finally drives his next boat. ;)
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-31-2015, 3:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,860
Posted By rallyart
Don't be silly. If you got a V210 you'd never...

Don't be silly. If you got a V210 you'd never want that Axis and you'd be enjoying it too much to go look for anything else.
More seriously, family time in the boat is the best time. I'd go for...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-29-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,101
Posted By rallyart
Sorry, I don't. Mine is a standard filter kit...

Sorry, I don't. Mine is a standard filter kit for a small block Chevy that uses a PH8A large old style Ford filter on the remote. I put on a small filter from an Audi instead which has the same...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-27-2015, 9:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 454
Posted By rallyart
It should be a Velvet Drive transmission so ATF...

It should be a Velvet Drive transmission so ATF fluid for it. You put in what you take out. I think mine is less than 2 quarts.
Run a multi grade with the last number at 40 weight for the engine. ...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-25-2015, 7:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,959
Posted By rallyart
You can also get reflective black. Reflective...

You can also get reflective black.
Reflective stripes are cool but you will almost never see them. My boat sits at a buoy so I have some reflective tape on mine so it's easy to spot if I check on a...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-24-2015, 9:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,034
Posted By rallyart
It could be an electrical connection that...

It could be an electrical connection that finished loosening off, or a cracked plate on the battery.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-23-2015, 9:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,572
Posted By rallyart
Welds will always crack right at the edge of the...

Welds will always crack right at the edge of the weld. Look for more with an inspection kit. Downtime will be much worse if something breaks on the lake.
Think of it as a plus. "I cut so hard...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-18-2015, 6:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,887
Posted By rallyart
Your list of boats is really varied in size. If...

Your list of boats is really varied in size. If you like the 210 or the Supra then you will not like the X-45 and vice versa. Towing, parking, driving, and interior room are all really different. ...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-07-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 805
Posted By rallyart
If you can find a urethane paint you will be...

If you can find a urethane paint you will be great. You could try Plasti Dip
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-07-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,912
Posted By rallyart
It's specifically designed to keep guests from...

It's specifically designed to keep guests from asking to surf.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-07-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 916
Posted By rallyart
You can adjust down the turnbuckles on the fixed...

You can adjust down the turnbuckles on the fixed tab to provide a bit of 'hook' that will help hole shot and porpoising. A quarter inch down at the back of the trim tab will make a very big...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-01-2015, 8:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,985
Posted By rallyart
Congratulations on the new boat Bret. You now...

Congratulations on the new boat Bret. You now own the best handling rear engine boat you can get. It has a wonderful hull and does every wake job quite well.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-01-2015, 8:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 916
Posted By rallyart
I got mine from Sanger. It's a bit of a pain to...

I got mine from Sanger. It's a bit of a pain to install the screws as the hull is not completely flat where the tab installed and the fiberglass is really tough there. Just do not make the holes...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 04-30-2015, 8:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By rallyart
You can't be sure that it's something the shop...

You can't be sure that it's something the shop did, even if the timing might indicate that. However, things to look for are: plug wires or plugs as they were out for the compression test; filter at...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 04-26-2015, 7:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,040
Posted By rallyart
Good find Chris. If PCM is actually getting the...

Good find Chris. If PCM is actually getting the 409 hp then they must have tuned intake and exhaust differently than GM. There won't be any difference in the heads and they run the same RPM. That...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 04-24-2015, 7:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,040
Posted By rallyart
Peak torque on the engine is the ideal speed to...

Peak torque on the engine is the ideal speed to run with a heavy load. Your redline is 5600 so your torque peak might be 3200 or higher. 2700 is probably close enough to it that it will be able to...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 04-24-2015, 7:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,178
Posted By rallyart
I never charge anyone for gas. I only invite...

I never charge anyone for gas. I only invite people onto my boat.

I do, however, always remember who offers to pay something. They are the people who really appreciate getting rides and are much...
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