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Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-14-2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,648
Posted By davomaddo
The fully enclosed trailer would make it very...

The fully enclosed trailer would make it very difficult to wash or wax your boat.
The tarp sides would probably be the most practical way to do it.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-02-2010, 4:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,040
Posted By davomaddo
www.nobirds.com - has a solar powered spinner...

www.nobirds.com - has a solar powered spinner thing that you can mount to your tower.
I have had it for a few years. It works pretty well most of the time.
However, sometimes the birds will still...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 03-01-2010, 5:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,760
Posted By davomaddo
With the X-15, the wake just keeps getting better...

With the X-15, the wake just keeps getting better - the more weight you put in.

I regularly have about 3000 lbs in my X-15 and it is awesome - stock ballast with fly high X-star set up on top of...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 02-02-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 665
Posted By davomaddo
I am glad to see the invention is here. <BR>...

I am glad to see the invention is here. <BR> <BR>Like someone mentioned above, new inventions are always super expensive. If it takes, the price for the technology should drop significantly. <BR>...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 01-26-2010, 5:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,092
Posted By davomaddo
jay I am glad to hear your experience has been...

jay I am glad to hear your experience has been better than mine. <BR> <BR>Impellers are easy to replace once you get to the pump. Accessability is the issue. <BR> <BR>If you install them yourself,...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 01-26-2010, 5:27 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,189
Posted By davomaddo
If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is....

If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. <BR> <BR>This is a good reminder for business people out there. You have to watch who you do business with. <BR> <BR>When stuff goes down - it isn't...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 01-18-2010, 6:40 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 3,735
Posted By davomaddo
That boat looks sick. <BR> <BR>Hopefully, it...

That boat looks sick. <BR> <BR>Hopefully, it will dump snow and I will be snow skiing on Sunday. <BR> <BR>If this crazy warm weather sticks around, I might have to join you guys for a...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 01-18-2010, 5:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,092
Posted By davomaddo
Keep it Simple - Jabsco pumps are not simple at...

Keep it Simple - Jabsco pumps are not simple at all. The impellers wear out, they aren't cheap to replace, they have timers that you have to set and they get randomly reset, and they are expensive....
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 01-18-2010, 5:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,051
Posted By davomaddo
Bug spray and also think about lighting. <BR>...

Bug spray and also think about lighting. <BR> <BR>Lights at night attract bugs which attract spiders. <BR> <BR>If there are any unnecessary lights, you should turn them off.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 01-04-2010, 9:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 592
Posted By davomaddo
BTW the boost is a good suit. <BR>I have had one...

BTW the boost is a good suit. <BR>I have had one for about 6 years. <BR>I have had to replace a few seals over the years, but that is to be expected. <BR>Wiley's in Seattle will fix what they can and...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 01-04-2010, 9:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 592
Posted By davomaddo
don't forget to zip it before you jump in the...

don't forget to zip it before you jump in the water. I did that once. It sucks bad. Sort of freaky too. You can't really swim in a dry suit that is flooded, plus it is cold.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 11-14-2009, 7:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,181
Posted By davomaddo
I was taking the ski boat out without parents...

I was taking the ski boat out without parents when I was 14. The boat was on a bouy, so I didn't have to launch it. <BR> <BR>A lot of the times I was with older Sisters, but it seemed like I was the...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 11-04-2009, 12:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,143
Posted By davomaddo
Just factor in the extra wear and tear - seats,...

Just factor in the extra wear and tear - seats, fading, etc. I am not sure about your dealer, but most dealers leave boats outside and don't really take care of them like you would if it were your...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 11-03-2009, 9:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,372
Posted By davomaddo
This is a demographic issue. <BR> <BR>Young...

This is a demographic issue. <BR> <BR>Young riders come up against this issue a lot. <BR>Many young riders don't own their boat - it is their parent's boat. They and all their friends are broke, but...
Forum: Archive through November 04, 2009 11-02-2009, 1:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,513
Posted By davomaddo
I collected all my reciepts this summer to get a...

I collected all my reciepts this summer to get a gas tax refund. Here are my stats: <BR>- 120 hours <BR>- $1,300 total spent on gas <BR>- Average price per gallon around $2.80 <BR> <BR>A 25%...
Forum: Archive through November 04, 2009 10-30-2009, 11:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,513
Posted By davomaddo
Nice ideas Art. <BR>Existing technology that is...

Nice ideas Art. <BR>Existing technology that is incorporated into a wakeboard boat for the first time is considered an innovation in my book - at least with respect to wakeboard boats - which is what...
Forum: Archive through November 04, 2009 10-30-2009, 4:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,181
Posted By davomaddo
For a 2002 wakeboard boat, it doesn't get much...

For a 2002 wakeboard boat, it doesn't get much better. The X-Stars were good back then, but they are now sort of dated. That Natique is pretty timeless.
Forum: Archive through November 04, 2009 10-30-2009, 4:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,513
Posted By davomaddo
Growing up wakeboarding, there has been some...

Growing up wakeboarding, there has been some major innovation - v-drives, wrap around seating, perfect pass, trim tabs/wedge, integrated ballast, pickle fork - those were all pretty big advances....
Forum: Archive through November 04, 2009 10-30-2009, 4:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,021
Posted By davomaddo
Stick to your strengths. Moomba is a price point...

Stick to your strengths. Moomba is a price point boat - show price point options and your boat will be even that much lower cost than the competition. <BR> <BR>Showing a Moomba with a ton of options...
Forum: Archive through November 04, 2009 10-23-2009, 1:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 704
Posted By davomaddo
Free cup of Coffee with the purchase of any...

Free cup of Coffee with the purchase of any $70,000 boat!
Forum: Archive through November 04, 2009 10-20-2009, 6:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 857
Posted By davomaddo
You are right, it is a ton of money and you...

You are right, it is a ton of money and you deserve to get what you want if you are spending that much money on a boat. <BR> <BR>I didn't have too much trouble picking the model of boat I wanted,...
Forum: Archive through November 04, 2009 10-12-2009, 11:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 857
Posted By davomaddo
I have the SS with Hydrolic steering, it works...

I have the SS with Hydrolic steering, it works great. Effortless. <BR>I put 3000 lbs in my X-15 and I have never thought about the steering. <BR>I also drive waterskiers, no problem there. <BR>...
Forum: Archive through November 04, 2009 10-09-2009, 2:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 444
Posted By davomaddo
No joke, they are pretty much domesticated. One...

No joke, they are pretty much domesticated. One time a baby seal jumped up on my swim step when I was in the boat. I actually pet the guy, instead of clubbing him. He didn't jump off until I fired...
Forum: Archive through November 04, 2009 10-08-2009, 9:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 444
Posted By davomaddo
When I was asking questions about salt water...

When I was asking questions about salt water boats last year, I couldn't get much feedback. <BR> <BR>I figured, I would write a long post for you - because you might not get much feedback on this...
Forum: Archive through November 04, 2009 10-08-2009, 9:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 444
Posted By davomaddo
Dreaver, <BR>I just finished a year - 120 hours...

Dreaver, <BR>I just finished a year - 120 hours on my 09 X-15 SS. I live on the salt water. I use my boat exclusively in salt water, moore it in salt water all summer - taking it out to clean every...
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