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Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 03-30-2018, 6:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,981
Posted By Bakes
^^^definitely space it out. If your wife hears...

^^^definitely space it out. If your wife hears you want a $5000 foill you will never have one. Cheaper initial purchase price, then upgrade front wing. Just make sure your initial tbar is 38-39...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 03-28-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,981
Posted By Bakes
Yeah...the sky ski can definitely thump you a bit...

Yeah...the sky ski can definitely thump you a bit if you land wrong trying something you shouldn't. Steady progression is the name of the game. I will say this...anyone who has "done it a little"...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 03-27-2018, 8:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,981
Posted By Bakes
http://www.skyski.com/product-p/10-0914.htm ...

http://www.skyski.com/product-p/10-0914.htm

This is where I would start but I'd get it without the front wing and get an aftermarket one. Maybe a used Raptor front wing.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 03-27-2018, 8:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,981
Posted By Bakes
Fact: a VERY sweet foil can be had for $4k. ...

Fact: a VERY sweet foil can be had for $4k. But...it works for everyone, works just a well on a $10-$30k boat without ballast as it does on a pimped out G costing $120k more. Also, I guarantee...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 03-23-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,981
Posted By Bakes
Since when is boring a criteria? Only thing...

Since when is boring a criteria? Only thing more boring than surfing is pulling a 4 year old around on a monster tube at 8 MPH...yet people drop an extra $60-100k all the time to stand behind the...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 03-20-2018, 8:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,192
Posted By Bakes
Fan blowing into bilge will eliminate gas vapors....

Fan blowing into bilge will eliminate gas vapors. They just go out the side engine vents. I have a fan on a timer that runs for 30 minutes 2 times a day. Absolutely ZERO musty boat smell or...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 03-14-2018, 8:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,139
Posted By Bakes
$500 says you spend the entire summer telling...

$500 says you spend the entire summer telling people to step on the step rather than the nice soft piece of vinyl right in front of it. At least that is what my @&#$*$ kids would do
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 03-08-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,858
Posted By Bakes
Oh...and one more thing. Why is it my Ram truck...

Oh...and one more thing. Why is it my Ram truck with a 5.7 liter puts out about 400 HP and about 400 ft pounds of torque and similar displacement boat motors put out a lot less? Do they just...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 03-08-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,858
Posted By Bakes
Well...my Raptor 440 on a Z3 has been flawless at...

Well...my Raptor 440 on a Z3 has been flawless at 170 hours. Talk to me in 10yrs and I’ll have more data. Illmore, PCM, raptor....who cares. They are all good engines with great and crappy...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 02-15-2018, 5:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,323
Posted By Bakes
Ok...thanks for the advice. It fits what I was...

Ok...thanks for the advice. It fits what I was thinking. No matter how I run the numbers or look at it, Iím better off selling this summer.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 02-15-2018, 9:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,323
Posted By Bakes
Numbers come out $10-20K in my favor by selling. ...

Numbers come out $10-20K in my favor by selling. Which will leave me with the choice when I get back to:

1) Pay cash for essentially the same boat I have now
2) Finance $30K and get a used GS22...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 02-15-2018, 8:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,323
Posted By Bakes
Yeah....I've been doing the numbers as well ...

Yeah....I've been doing the numbers as well

I got a super sweet deal from my brother when I bought it so didn't have to finance much and will be able to sell it for more than I paid for it, even...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 02-14-2018, 7:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,323
Posted By Bakes
Long term boat storage 2-3 yrs

Ok...so I probably have to go to Germany for a couple yrs. I really donít want to sell my boat. Im not convinced my wife will let me buy another one this nice and Iíd hate to get back in say June...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 02-07-2018, 7:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,763
Posted By Bakes
Waketractor = Yugo SN2001 = classic Jeep

Waketractor = Yugo

SN2001 = classic Jeep
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 02-07-2018, 5:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,763
Posted By Bakes
Well...just go to PlanetNautique or MalibuCrew...

Well...just go to PlanetNautique or MalibuCrew and they post a lot of problems as well. MalibuCrew is always bagging on the drop in quality since ĎBu went public. Mastercraft TeamTalk doesnít of...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 02-06-2018, 5:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,763
Posted By Bakes
^^^yeah...agreed. I can tell you that I bought...

^^^yeah...agreed. I can tell you that I bought my brothers boat (2016 Z3) without going through a dealer. I then slacked and was a month or two late on trying to get the warrantee transferred...
Forum: Wakesurfing 02-06-2018, 4:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,307
Posted By Bakes
https://vimeo.com/254596812 No ballast,...

https://vimeo.com/254596812

No ballast, 25-30 mph is my rec
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 02-01-2018, 8:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,144
Posted By Bakes
^^^you can absolutely cut across the wake with...

^^^you can absolutely cut across the wake with some aggression on a bunch of different boats that hold a lot of people and surf well. Maybe not set any slalom record or compete, but you can...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 01-29-2018, 5:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,144
Posted By Bakes
Don't EVER think you will enjoy a fast slalom set...

Don't EVER think you will enjoy a fast slalom set with 10-12 people in the boat. I have a Z3 that is surprisingly fun with just 1-4 people in the boat. Put 8-10 people in it though and that fun...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 12-05-2017, 2:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,311
Posted By Bakes
GREAT SPORT BEGINS WHERE GOOD HEALTH ENDS ...

GREAT SPORT BEGINS WHERE GOOD HEALTH ENDS

Progressive riding will inevitably result in injury. Just the way it is.
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 12-04-2017, 3:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,311
Posted By Bakes
Just go short line, drop the speed to 18mph and...

Just go short line, drop the speed to 18mph and have a good time. Better than surfing.

Also...consider a sky ski. Lots of old dudes going huge on those and they are super fun.

So...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 11-23-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 16,785
Posted By Bakes
I’m guessing the guy stoke over the carbon fiber...

I’m guessing the guy stoke over the carbon fiber job is the same guy doing backflips over that window job.

Anymore pics of your work?
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 11-22-2017, 9:01 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 16,785
Posted By Bakes
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Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 11-10-2017, 1:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,752
Posted By Bakes
Wake scene in Fairbanks alaska

Soooo.....who has been to Fairbanks? I'm getting moved there next summer and want to know if I should bring the boat. Looks like the Chena river runs through town. There are big riverboats on it...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 09-25-2017, 5:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,975
Posted By Bakes
24 SSV is a great boat. Watch for extensive,...

24 SSV is a great boat. Watch for extensive, and I mean extensive, gel coat cracks. The tower is clunky to operate on your own if garage use is in your future. Single pump sprinkler valve...
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