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Forum: Find A Third/Be A Third 06-15-2018, 4:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 910
Posted By johndk
Yeah, absolutely - just let me know when a good...

Yeah, absolutely - just let me know when a good weekend for you is coming up.
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 06-12-2018, 8:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By johndk
I think the southern end is better for me to be...

I think the southern end is better for me to be closer to Charlotte, but are there any other "boatel" marinas besides Westport, Holiday, and Kings Point?

And any suggestions on which of the...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 06-11-2018, 3:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By johndk
Oh, I didn't even realize that Holiday had a...

Oh, I didn't even realize that Holiday had a boatel. Thanks for that info.

I'm not sure yet which side I'll be on - the best marina would be a factor in that choice. I do like the idea of west...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 06-10-2018, 5:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By johndk
Which boatel on Lake Norman?

I'm hopefully moving near Lake Norman in NC later this year. I'll be using one of the two boatels there:
- Westport : http://www.boatwestportmarina.com/boat-storage/dry-storage/
or
- Kings...
Forum: Find A Third/Be A Third 03-22-2018, 5:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 910
Posted By johndk
This area is not so great. I'm not sure how good...

This area is not so great. I'm not sure how good the Severn River near you is, but I think some of it is salty and I hear about jellyfish (sea nettles) there.

I sadly use the Potomac, and keep my...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 01-18-2017, 9:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 16,996
Posted By johndk
It might also be helpful for her to do some...

It might also be helpful for her to do some practice with starting her approach much closer to the wake, and only go for height. Just try to pop as high as she can, landing inside the wake - but...
Forum: Non-Wakeboarding Discussion 07-27-2016, 7:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,059
Posted By johndk
Responsible boaters

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa_Valw_ceM

Also funny that Inside Edition called it a "luxury sailboat" - WTF?


Longer video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzTaTfikF6s
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 06-21-2016, 3:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,431
Posted By johndk
I decided to go with the Proline "Standard"...

I decided to go with the Proline "Standard" handle (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PXDQF08) instead, which has a rubber coating around the line that the T-Handle seems to securely fasten to -...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 06-14-2016, 5:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,431
Posted By johndk
I actually have a frayed rope that I had thought...

I actually have a frayed rope that I had thought about "fixing" with a knot, but didn't do that after reading how much a knot will really weaken it. Such as:
...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 06-14-2016, 5:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,431
Posted By johndk
I haven't yet had an unremovable knot in one of...

I haven't yet had an unremovable knot in one of my ropes. Do they really not weaken it too much?
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 06-13-2016, 7:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,431
Posted By johndk
Liquid Force "Adjustable Wrap T-Handle"

I'm looking into the Liquid Force "Adjustable Wrap T-Handle" (http://www.liquidforce.com/ropes-t-handle.html).

It looks like a good idea, since there seem to be very limited handles available with...
Forum: Find A Third/Be A Third 06-11-2016, 10:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,959
Posted By johndk
Hey Chris, I'll send you a PM.

Hey Chris, I'll send you a PM.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-05-2016, 8:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,141
Posted By johndk
Thanks for that info Mark! I'm definitely...

Thanks for that info Mark!

I'm definitely going to use teflon tape, but I hadn't heard about gauling... very good to know.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-01-2016, 8:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,141
Posted By johndk
Thanks for the info. I decided to play it...

Thanks for the info.

I decided to play it (hopefully) safer and paid more for a bronze valve: http://www.pbsboatstore.com/apollo-bronze-three-way-valve.htm

After reading about corrosion...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 04-30-2016, 10:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,141
Posted By johndk
Connecting bronze and stainless pipe fittings?

I want to use a stainless steel ball valve (http://amzn.com/B00O5D1ERG) at the point where my heater hose connects to my engine. There are already some bronze (I assume... guess they could be brass)...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 04-13-2016, 10:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,541
Posted By johndk
Nitrate coating?

Any thoughts on nitrate coating (vs stainless steel)?

I need some gas shocks with certain specifications (15" x 50lb) that I've only been able to find with a nitrate coating, instead of stainless...
Forum: Find A Third/Be A Third 04-03-2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,959
Posted By johndk
Hey Ryan, you're welcome on my boat. I'll send...

Hey Ryan, you're welcome on my boat. I'll send you a PM.

John
Forum: Find A Third/Be A Third 02-18-2016, 1:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,013
Posted By johndk
Sure Cody! Send me a PM with your email and/or...

Sure Cody! Send me a PM with your email and/or phone number. Hopefully sometime in May it will be warm enough. Lake Anna would be awesome but it's a bit far for me, so for now I'm using the...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 02-06-2016, 10:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,980
Posted By johndk
It's too big for a glove box. There's no...

It's too big for a glove box.

There's no good place on the floor out in the open for it. Would it be safe on a towel under a bow cushion (wondering about the gas vapors with the bow speakers...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 02-06-2016, 10:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,980
Posted By johndk
I've only got one fill port on the boat. It...

I've only got one fill port on the boat. It probably is a ventilation issue due to a bad design, and it happens more the hotter it is.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 02-06-2016, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,980
Posted By johndk
I just got it ($64 shipped from iboats.com). But...

I just got it ($64 shipped from iboats.com). But I need advice!

The 1-sheet documentation included says not to store it in a plastic bag (to allow gas evaporation), and to store it above deck for...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 12-06-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,980
Posted By johndk
Scandvik Clean Way Fuel Fill 4000P

Has anyone tried this? My boat often needs to be filled very slowly to avoid gas coming out the fill hole, so this looks awesome to me - even for the $80 it costs. I plan on getting one for next...
Forum: Find A Third/Be A Third 10-02-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,959
Posted By johndk
Sorry I didn't see this thread a month ago... the...

Sorry I didn't see this thread a month ago... the season's about done for me. But Cody/Grant you're both welcome on my boat next year. I have it docked in Woodbridge.
Forum: Find A Third/Be A Third 10-02-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,013
Posted By johndk
Sorry I didn't see this earlier... but check with...

Sorry I didn't see this earlier... but check with me next year if you still need a ride!
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 07-07-2014, 6:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,178
Posted By johndk
This past weekend with a person who kept plowing...

This past weekend with a person who kept plowing the water, I used the technique of having him learn to get up on the wakesurf board (right behind the boat with the short rope), and after that he got...
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