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Forum: Archive through July 23, 2005 06-16-2005, 8:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 618
Posted By duramax_dually
Why the "BEST". Why does everybody feel compelled...

Why the "BEST". Why does everybody feel compelled to own the "BEST"? Why not buy what you like? Buying to be accepted is a bad purchase. Buying for what suits your needs is the intelligent method....
Forum: Archive through July 23, 2005 06-13-2005, 1:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 218
Posted By duramax_dually
Howdy, <BR>I know this is a pretty hardcore...

Howdy, <BR>I know this is a pretty hardcore wakeboard site but the interests of my family and friends varies when it comes to skimming across the water. I wakeskate, daughters wakeboard and wife...
Forum: Archive through July 23, 2005 06-13-2005, 1:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,102
Posted By duramax_dually
Sanger Owner here, <BR>Bottomline, this thread is...

Sanger Owner here, <BR>Bottomline, this thread is really quite silly. however it definitely reveals a lot of ignorant people. My Dad always told me Son never open your mouth and remove all...
Forum: Archive through January 14, 2005 10-26-2004, 10:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,306
Posted By duramax_dually
John, <BR>I agree. Not withstanding, we all are...

John, <BR>I agree. Not withstanding, we all are under the assumption here on the board that the 400 hrs Scott has used the boat have not been abusive. This clearly is an unknown( Scott please do not...
Forum: Archive through January 14, 2005 10-26-2004, 9:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,306
Posted By duramax_dually
I guess I am concerned about the theory that the...

I guess I am concerned about the theory that the engine will consume 1 qt in that time frame at WOT. You are not at WOT 100% of the time, so what would the normal oil consumption be at say 50% of the...
Forum: Archive through January 14, 2005 10-02-2004, 8:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 636
Posted By duramax_dually
Scott, <BR>IIRC Mercruiser does not "build" the...

Scott, <BR>IIRC Mercruiser does not "build" the motors. They order long block with specifics from GM. They add what makes it Mercruiser. Your only other option is Indmar and that too is GM with their...
Forum: Archive through January 14, 2005 10-01-2004, 9:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 636
Posted By duramax_dually
Scott, <BR>Thanks for your manufacturing input....

Scott, <BR>Thanks for your manufacturing input. My wife and I looked at and test drove quite a few boats prior to our purchase. Although they were all nice the Sanger had the best driveability and...
Forum: Archive through January 14, 2005 09-30-2004, 8:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 636
Posted By duramax_dually
All these boats are handmade. None run down an...

All these boats are handmade. None run down an automated line like cars with robots putting them together. Each company has their own engineering staff that has come up with the next level of...
Forum: Archive through January 14, 2005 09-30-2004, 6:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 756
Posted By duramax_dually
Shawn, <BR> <BR>EXCELLENT!!!!..I knew someone...

Shawn, <BR> <BR>EXCELLENT!!!!..I knew someone would find it. I have printed this and will keep it with me. I always find codes so funny. They always end up having some "Special" code in the back,...
Forum: Archive through January 14, 2005 09-29-2004, 1:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 756
Posted By duramax_dually
Well it appears that it will boil down to...

Well it appears that it will boil down to interpretation. I do have the rule book on the boat with me and with the first incident asked them to look at the code book so I could understand how they...
Forum: Archive through January 14, 2005 09-29-2004, 8:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 756
Posted By duramax_dually
Tim, <BR>Thanks for the response. I have read...

Tim, <BR>Thanks for the response. I have read what you posted as well. My oldest daughter is 12 and that has not been the problem. That part is clearly understood. The issue for me has been the use...
Forum: Archive through January 14, 2005 09-28-2004, 11:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 756
Posted By duramax_dually
Duane, <BR>I too am curious. It seems to be an...

Duane, <BR>I too am curious. It seems to be an interesting situation when you have Sheriff patrols in the inland lakes enforcing USCG rules. When you read the posted lake rules usually located at the...
Forum: Archive through January 14, 2005 09-28-2004, 9:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 756
Posted By duramax_dually
What is the real truth? <BR> <BR>The USCG...

What is the real truth? <BR> <BR>The USCG handbook says you are required to have a flag for downed or people in the water to advise other boaters of this current condition. It also has mention of...
Forum: Archive through November 30, 2004 09-24-2004, 11:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 468
Posted By duramax_dually
Thanks for all the input. <BR> <BR>I went with...

Thanks for all the input. <BR> <BR>I went with the USCG approved Jet Pilot Cell Block model. Concensus opinion seemed to lean to that vest and safety is important since I am constantly taking nose...
Forum: Archive through November 30, 2004 09-23-2004, 10:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 468
Posted By duramax_dually
Holycow... <BR> Well since this thread has not...

Holycow... <BR> Well since this thread has not gone as I had hoped, might as well continue with one other question. <BR> <BR>So why do all the major companies make these non USCG approved vests for...
Forum: Archive through November 30, 2004 09-23-2004, 9:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 468
Posted By duramax_dually
Sorry did not want to start a debate. I figured...

Sorry did not want to start a debate. I figured the reason for the Non USCG vest would be to the lack of boyancy and I would probably not buy one without the cert, Was more curious why they are out...
Forum: Archive through November 30, 2004 09-23-2004, 8:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 468
Posted By duramax_dually
Wanted to get some input on what is the lightest...

Wanted to get some input on what is the lightest weight cleanest segmented vest. Lots to chose from. I am 5'8 bout 150 <BR> <BR>What is the disadvantage of wearing a non USCG approved vest other...
Forum: Archive through January 14, 2005 09-22-2004, 6:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 516
Posted By duramax_dually
Clear Lake is a fishing Lake....When it gets hot...

Clear Lake is a fishing Lake....When it gets hot and soupy as Mike stated above it also has this stagnate water smell from all the algae...Stick with New Melones if those were your only 2 choices ...
Forum: Archive through September 24, 2004 09-07-2004, 9:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 815
Posted By duramax_dually
Bob, <BR>I agree. I guess here is a larger...

Bob, <BR>I agree. I guess here is a larger question for the followers of this thread. If Synthetic was not the future then why have all the manufacturers of standard detergent oil added synthetics to...
Forum: Archive through September 24, 2004 09-07-2004, 7:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 815
Posted By duramax_dually
Tom, <BR>I have heard all that information as...

Tom, <BR>I have heard all that information as well. Again this really boils down to what you want to believe from the various oil makers. I have used synthetics now for the last 8 or so years in...
Forum: Archive through September 24, 2004 09-02-2004, 10:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 815
Posted By duramax_dually
If I had to make a guess, it is because they want...

If I had to make a guess, it is because they want you to buy their oil exclusively. There is absolutely no reason that you can not use synthetic engine oil. <BR>Another reason may also be that it is...
Forum: Archive through September 24, 2004 08-31-2004, 8:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 815
Posted By duramax_dually
Bo, <BR>15W-40 is a solid universal oil weight...

Bo, <BR>15W-40 is a solid universal oil weight that covers quite a broad spectrum of climates. If you switch to synthetic use 5w-50.
Forum: Archive through September 24, 2004 08-31-2004, 8:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 815
Posted By duramax_dually
The general public tends to over analyze oils and...

The general public tends to over analyze oils and which to use for standard gasoline engines. The manufacturers marketing groups post information which propogates this confusion in hopes you will buy...
Forum: Archive through September 24, 2004 08-26-2004, 8:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 491
Posted By duramax_dually
TallTigeGuy, <BR>I agree with you. I was really...

TallTigeGuy, <BR>I agree with you. I was really commenting to the people who feel compelled to roll over boats every 3 years. The entire time they are slowly going underwater. I know these, like...
Forum: Archive through September 24, 2004 08-26-2004, 6:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 491
Posted By duramax_dually
Ouch, <BR>Why would you want a 10 year loan on a...

Ouch, <BR>Why would you want a 10 year loan on a boat? So you pay on it for 3 years,pay virtually nothing but interest(kind of like a really bad credit card),then sell the boat 3 years later and not...
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