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Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 04-07-2015, 4:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,847
Posted By Bakes
B39 is the way to go. Upgrade wings as you...

B39 is the way to go. Upgrade wings as you progress. For learning...start at a slow speed. Drag slow a second, pop up to about 8 MPH then slowly accelerate to about 12 MPH. ONce you can fly...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 04-04-2015, 7:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,835
Posted By Bakes
Oh....make sure you get a 6 inch thick one. ...

Oh....make sure you get a 6 inch thick one. Makes a big difference for rigidity
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 04-01-2015, 8:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,835
Posted By Bakes
We absolutely love ours. Great for cabins or if...

We absolutely love ours. Great for cabins or if you operate out of a beach. We have 2 MCITs from boardworks and 2 Streams from starboard. The MCIT is more stable and tracks better. We use...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 03-31-2015, 6:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,623
Posted By Bakes
Not interested in cable......at all. My guess...

Not interested in cable......at all. My guess is landstuhl but nothing for sure. I have visions of driving to Switzerland and other sweet places and boating in MTN lakes. I already have that...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 03-31-2015, 3:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,623
Posted By Bakes
Lakes in Germany

Anybody know what the lake situation in Germany is like? We may be moving out there at some point and am wondering if I should think about bringing the boat.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 03-31-2015, 9:01 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,362
Posted By Bakes
I'm not sure I can afford my completely paid for...

I'm not sure I can afford my completely paid for boat. It costs me a minimum of $500-600 a month in gas and what not all summer long. That's not counting maintenance and if anything were to break....
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 03-24-2015, 7:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,369
Posted By Bakes
Moral of the story....just get a different boat...

Moral of the story....just get a different boat with what you want and be done with it. :)

Can't tell you how many times I have spent a lot of time fixing/modifying something only to sell it...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 02-26-2015, 8:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,034
Posted By Bakes
The samson blade has looked pretty decent on some...

The samson blade has looked pretty decent on some of the 'classic' boats.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 02-12-2015, 4:13 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,114
Posted By Bakes
When you look at $16k boats, make sure you have...

When you look at $16k boats, make sure you have a good tower, perfect pass and a nice prop. If you can find a well maintained vdrive in the 16-18k range with those 3 items you should be good.

...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 02-09-2015, 3:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,111
Posted By Bakes
Grand lake was like that all day for us for...

Grand lake was like that all day for us for pretty much 5 straight days last August. I have not tried it on a weekend though and would even think about being on it on Saturday or Sunday. We have...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 02-08-2015, 3:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,111
Posted By Bakes
Generally...if you want good water you have to go...

Generally...if you want good water you have to go private, up in the mountains or else be out there before or after everyone else is on the water (*early spring, late fall). If you are coming from...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 02-01-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,218
Posted By Bakes
I think my 10 year would have taken better care...

I think my 10 year would have taken better care of that boat...even if he was the one trailering, launching and docking it. Looks like it was just left in a slip all summer long without a cover. ...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 01-27-2015, 3:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,731
Posted By Bakes
Also....I would avoid a hard board unless you...

Also....I would avoid a hard board unless you live by the ocean or a nice deep river (ie the hood river). The hard ones will ding up, ding your boat up and are a pain in the butt to transfer. ...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 01-27-2015, 3:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,731
Posted By Bakes
Get 6 inch thick one. 4 inch ones are OK for...

Get 6 inch thick one. 4 inch ones are OK for kids and lighter people but is is nice to have the versatility. I would stay away from the ones that are in the $400-500 range (unless they are 40% off...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 12-21-2014, 7:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,107
Posted By Bakes
I used one designed for a t-top. Worked...

I used one designed for a t-top. Worked perfectly for 2 yrs of Louisiana. You will pay about $350-$400 or so for a decent one. Don't have a pic of it but the T-top covers is the place to start...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 10-26-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,041
Posted By Bakes
Grand lake and Lake Granby. They are actually a...

Grand lake and Lake Granby. They are actually a is a bit less than 8,400 feet but still way up there compared to Tacoma and Louisiana where we had been boating for the 5 prior summers. I had to...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 10-25-2014, 8:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,491
Posted By Bakes
We keep a wide slalom for guests. Connelly...

We keep a wide slalom for guests. Connelly pilot. If you have access to a barefoot boom they are great for getting a feel. Very few people I cannot get up in short order progressing from the boom,...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 10-25-2014, 7:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,041
Posted By Bakes
A we went out today in Colorado. Nice 78 degree...

A we went out today in Colorado. Nice 78 degree air with bitter cold water. My wife used our very nice wetsuit and had a great first set. I used my kokatat drysuit. A couple hours later I was...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 08-10-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,895
Posted By Bakes
Ok for Lousiana.....not so much for Colorado

Ok for Lousiana.....not so much for Colorado
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 07-03-2014, 8:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,689
Posted By Bakes
Just switch to the hydrofoil. Way better than...

Just switch to the hydrofoil. Way better than surfing.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 07-03-2014, 7:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,388
Posted By Bakes
Tis 60 kilometers per hour....I doubt the French...

Tis 60 kilometers per hour....I doubt the French use miles per hour.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 06-11-2014, 6:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,556
Posted By Bakes
You may have a bad water pump. Not the pump at...

You may have a bad water pump. Not the pump at the bottom of the engine, rather the water pump kind of at the top of the engine. Who knew these things had 2 pumps. It is driven by the serpentine...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 05-21-2014, 8:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,768
Posted By Bakes
That's the point....just like everybody else in...

That's the point....just like everybody else in the country. Seriously, most over-crowded lakes I have ever been on. As much as I hated living in Louisiana, the endless all day flat water was to...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 04-27-2014, 8:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,309
Posted By Bakes
And he used the windshield as a grab bar....very...

And he used the windshield as a grab bar....very poor form.
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 03-07-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,773
Posted By Bakes
If you are up for a little travel (2-4 hr...

If you are up for a little travel (2-4 hr depending), lousiana has endless butter. May sound like a lot of driving but I would rather drive 5 hours for good water than 10 minutes for a crowded,...
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