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Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 06-28-2018, 4:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,850
Posted By hal2814
Sorry I don’t have pics of my wake but there are...

Sorry I don’t have pics of my wake but there are lots of pics of 2001 Ski Nautique wake on the internet. It was the first real “budget” wakeboarding boat. It’s a smaller boat (20’01” with the swim...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 06-26-2018, 8:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,850
Posted By hal2814
Is $10k your whole budget? Whatever you buy in...

Is $10k your whole budget? Whatever you buy in that price range is probably going to need some work. I picked up an 83 Ski Nautiqie a couple of years ago for $4,000. After some minor engine work,...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 04-03-2018, 2:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,903
Posted By hal2814
I was sad to lose Cowtown. The equipment is...

I was sad to lose Cowtown. The equipment is still sitting there. I keep hoping someone will reopen it.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 01-11-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,159
Posted By hal2814
As far as hours, it really depends on the age of...

As far as hours, it really depends on the age of the boat and what they're asking for it. The older and cheaper a boat gets, the less hours matter as far as what you can get for one. I bought my 83...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 01-05-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,776
Posted By hal2814
Having a lot of money helps, but really the...

Having a lot of money helps, but really the answer for most people is financing. You can get 15-20 year loans on $100k boats so you're looking at probably about $650-$750 per month. That's not...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 12-07-2017, 7:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,824
Posted By hal2814
Interesting that the article mentions the...

Interesting that the article mentions the increased popularity of outboards but not the increased popularity of true inboards. Just as an armchair analyst, looking back at the boats I saw in the...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 09-25-2017, 9:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,254
Posted By hal2814
I used to love Cowtown wake park in Fort Worth. ...

I used to love Cowtown wake park in Fort Worth. It closed I think two years ago. There was some flooding that closed them for a couple of months and they just never re-opened. It was supposed to...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 08-18-2017, 1:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,193
Posted By hal2814
I think trying to get a good wake/surf boat into...

I think trying to get a good wake/surf boat into a smaller package is a good idea. This is shorter than my SN2001 and you can surf it. That alone is pretty impressive. It also uses a Cursader...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 06-21-2017, 2:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,117
Posted By hal2814
You keep talking up that Prostar 190 and they are...

You keep talking up that Prostar 190 and they are beautiful, reliable boats. But the Prostar 190 isn't just "more of a dedicated ski boat." It's the best slalom boat on the planet. And it does...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-30-2017, 8:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,965
Posted By hal2814
When I find myself annoyed by regulars I ask...

When I find myself annoyed by regulars I ask myself why they're still regulars. Back when I was married the wife hated going out on the boat and pretty much all of the boat maintenance and cleanup...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-15-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,803
Posted By hal2814
The biggest question is "Can your alternator keep...

The biggest question is "Can your alternator keep up with the draw?" If not, dual batteries won't help. You can wire the batteries straight parallel but the more common method for marine setups is...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-08-2017, 1:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,385
Posted By hal2814
My 1983 Ski Nautique had an original MSRP of...

My 1983 Ski Nautique had an original MSRP of about $18,000. Adjusted for inflation, that is about $45,000. For that $45k, you got a short, narrow closed bow 5-seater. No ballast, no stereo, no...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 05-02-2017, 7:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 12,767
Posted By hal2814
I personally use a $35 USB-powered GPS speedo I...

I personally use a $35 USB-powered GPS speedo I got at Amazon. It's not gauge shaped. Instead of replacing a gauge, I just use some 3M Command Strip to attach it to the dash. It's been fantastic...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-01-2017, 7:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,826
Posted By hal2814
A single click or clicking?

A single click or clicking?
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 04-28-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,837
Posted By hal2814
I took a long break from wakeboarding and came...

I took a long break from wakeboarding and came back riding cable a couple of years ago. Last year, I got a boat for the first time in a long time. I'll also jump on the Recoil bandwagon. It's my...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 04-21-2017, 6:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,503
Posted By hal2814
As others have pointed out, it's really ramp and...

As others have pointed out, it's really ramp and trailer dependent. Both of my bunks just barely have to be completely submerged to get the boat all they way on easily on my current (somewhat...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 04-18-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,698
Posted By hal2814
Lots of people in Florida have dogs. I think...

Lots of people in Florida have dogs. I think gators are not as big an issue as you may suspect. Out of your list, Austin has a hot real estate market and easily the longest riding season. It also...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 04-18-2017, 7:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,468
Posted By hal2814
Dry suit used prices are kind of all over the...

Dry suit used prices are kind of all over the place. I picked up a Bare back in February for $250 with good seals. O'Neill is cheaper to get seals replaced so you have that going for you. You may...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 03-23-2017, 8:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 16,463
Posted By hal2814
This off season I added a dual battery setup. I...

This off season I added a dual battery setup. I probably didn't need it but I'm paranoid about my stereo and ballast pumps draining too much charge to start the engine so the peace of mind was worth...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 02-28-2017, 7:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 27,474
Posted By hal2814
Cowtown Wakepark in Fort Worth was mine but they...

Cowtown Wakepark in Fort Worth was mine but they closed over a year ago due to flooding. Republic Wakepark opened at the very end of summer in the same spot so I guess they are my home park now but...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 02-21-2017, 6:18 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 20,689
Posted By hal2814
Congrats! Looks awesome!

Congrats! Looks awesome!
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 02-07-2017, 7:08 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 20,689
Posted By hal2814
My cousin had a Sport from the late 90's that I...

My cousin had a Sport from the late 90's that I spent considerable time behind. It puts out a nice wake with about 1600lbs of ballast. He had it arranged at the sides of the engine and in the bow,...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 02-03-2017, 8:22 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 20,689
Posted By hal2814
SN2001 owner here. Mine is an 80's direct drive...

SN2001 owner here. Mine is an 80's direct drive so I can only give you that experience as far as ownership but I've ridden behind a lot of 90's direct drives (especially Sport Nautiques and DD...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 02-03-2017, 7:13 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 23,314
Posted By hal2814
I like the idea but the execution is something...

I like the idea but the execution is something I'm not interested in. I get wanting a smaller no frills wake machine but I think they're trying too hard to reinvent the wheel. Most wake boats have...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 01-31-2017, 7:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 24,623
Posted By hal2814
Thanks, guys. I'll give Slalom Shop a visit. Up...

Thanks, guys. I'll give Slalom Shop a visit. Up until about three months ago, I worked across the street from Texas Mastercraft. They're an amazing boat dealership. They have their own lake to...
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