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Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 09-30-2014, 3:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,236
Posted By nick_in_ssp
Truck miles vs. hours is not comparing apples to...

Truck miles vs. hours is not comparing apples to apples. If that were the case my wakeboard boat that has around 900 hours on it averages probably around 20 mph so that would be close to 18,000...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 09-29-2014, 7:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,236
Posted By nick_in_ssp
I agree with the numbers a bit higher for hours...

I agree with the numbers a bit higher for hours and comparing them to miles. I would say 1000 hours has to be closer to 125,000 on a truck engine. The thing to compare like said above would be a...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 08-27-2014, 7:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By nick_in_ssp
You're not going to find a ton of options for...

You're not going to find a ton of options for under $150 but you will get a decent suit. Try checking whiskeymilitia.com. They have tons of wetsuits from time to time just click on the "private...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 08-27-2014, 4:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,231
Posted By nick_in_ssp
I have a '97 Malibu VLX and the wake is very good...

I have a '97 Malibu VLX and the wake is very good for slalom skiing at 15' off @ 32+ mph. But that is the only length. I started skiing thru the coarse behind this boat but quickly learned it is...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 08-26-2014, 7:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,484
Posted By nick_in_ssp
I live near Fergus Falls (Ottertail Lake area)...

I live near Fergus Falls (Ottertail Lake area) and the determining factor for when my boat comes out is when it drops into the mid 20's over night for more that a couple of nights in a row, don't...
Forum: Wakeskating 08-23-2014, 6:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 486
Posted By nick_in_ssp
What tricks wake to wake?

What are some of the first tricks for skating when you go wake to wake. I am starting to feel some good pop on heel side and am going 3/4 across on toe side. I was thinking about maybe a indy grab....
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 06-19-2014, 9:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,210
Posted By nick_in_ssp
This is my boy who was 3 last year. As said...

This is my boy who was 3 last year. As said above get them comfortable in the water with the board on. Flipped on both sides, back and belly. Then I practiced with him pulling the rope so he got...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 06-16-2014, 8:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,996
Posted By nick_in_ssp
"You ride on water? I ride on CLOUDS!!"

"You ride on water? I ride on CLOUDS!!"
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 06-03-2014, 6:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,826
Posted By nick_in_ssp
Thanks for some of the pointers. The boat has...

Thanks for some of the pointers. The boat has 900 hours on it so I imagine it was about due.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 06-02-2014, 4:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,826
Posted By nick_in_ssp
Well, got the strut back on, sealed with...

Well, got the strut back on, sealed with silicone, and all hardware pushed in by hand and tightened. I used the XPC bushings and the shaft sure turns nice in them, absolutely no play.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-28-2014, 3:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,826
Posted By nick_in_ssp
I didn't check that but with the play in the...

I didn't check that but with the play in the strut I don't think that would be very accurate. The real test will be when I get the new bushings in the strut. Then if it lines up and I can push the...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-27-2014, 4:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,826
Posted By nick_in_ssp
Well, I decided to take off my strut. I didn't...

Well, I decided to take off my strut. I didn't have a puller of any sort and it is super tight under the v drive. The strut is held on by 6 bolts with a screw slot on the head. Had someone under...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-24-2014, 4:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,128
Posted By nick_in_ssp
I did that years ago. Works great for surf sacs...

I did that years ago. Works great for surf sacs and a sac in the bow.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-22-2014, 3:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,826
Posted By nick_in_ssp
I will have to take a look at it this weekend and...

I will have to take a look at it this weekend and decide if I want to mess with the shaft or just do the strut.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-18-2014, 2:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,826
Posted By nick_in_ssp
I was talking about the coupler at the tranny. ...

I was talking about the coupler at the tranny. The shaft should '"align" the strut automaticly unless there is a bend in the shaft.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-18-2014, 3:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,826
Posted By nick_in_ssp
I did think about pulling the strut but didn't...

I did think about pulling the strut but didn't know if that was something people did. Yes I have heard it would have to be re aligned and that is something I will have to look into a little more. I...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-17-2014, 2:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,826
Posted By nick_in_ssp
Shaft bearing/bushing... Anyone?

My shaft has some play at the prop and it is time for some new bearing/bushing. Anyone have some experience with changing one out? Is it as easy as breaking lose the shaft from the coupler at the...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 05-16-2014, 2:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,246
Posted By nick_in_ssp
I would say you found some good boards at some...

I would say you found some good boards at some good prices, I would hope. As for being a new rider try the boards and try to pick one of them and stick with it for a while. Build up your riding...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-15-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,584
Posted By nick_in_ssp
I have always carried jumper cables on the boat. ...

I have always carried jumper cables on the boat. I have used them more than once for other people and myself. Also carry one of those 100 piece tool sets, all the sockets and wrenches and bit tips...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-14-2014, 2:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,913
Posted By nick_in_ssp
I made them mostly for just sitting on but yes...

I made them mostly for just sitting on but yes the lid opened away from the motor with a hinge on it and they didn't have any bottoms, just screwed them to the floor. My anchor was in one of them...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-05-2014, 3:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,895
Posted By nick_in_ssp
I bet you'll get a lot of people asking if that...

I bet you'll get a lot of people asking if that is a brand new boat. Looks great.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-05-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,913
Posted By nick_in_ssp
No, I never did a write up on the box. It is...

No, I never did a write up on the box. It is just a couple pieces of plywood screwed together and carpeted and the hinge for the lid is screwed to the fiberglass. A 750 fit in it perfectly. I had...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-02-2014, 9:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,913
Posted By nick_in_ssp
Thanks for the nice comments. I do miss my 2001...

Thanks for the nice comments. I do miss my 2001 but it was on to bigger and better things. I was on the2001.com and was bummed when it stopped working, a lot of great boats on that site. The Air...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-01-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,913
Posted By nick_in_ssp
Here is the '89 before I sold it. It was an...

Here is the '89 before I sold it. It was an ongoing project the whole time I had it. Never 1 problem with the engine, and I absolutely loved it. I had a 750# sac in the rear and the triangle 1000#...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 03-31-2014, 7:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,427
Posted By nick_in_ssp
My interior used to be all white with purple and...

My interior used to be all white with purple and teal striping, It was ripped and ratted just like yours, and when I did it I also went light grey/dark grey with blue striping.
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