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Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 08-26-2012, 5:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,330
Posted By silverthunder
By the way... I'm running v4.0b of the software.

By the way... I'm running v4.0b of the software.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 08-26-2012, 5:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,330
Posted By silverthunder
Hi guys, Got the speed holding issue fixed...

Hi guys,

Got the speed holding issue fixed in 10 minutes...

This is what I did.

1) Did a master reset (see the Smartcraft manual)
2) Went in Cal1 and Cal2 setting to configure the gauges,...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 08-26-2012, 5:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,661
Posted By silverthunder
Hi guys, Got the speed holding issue fixed...

Hi guys,

Got the speed holding issue fixed in 10 minutes...

This is what I did.

1) Did a master reset (see the Smartcraft manual)
2) Went in Cal1 and Cal2 setting to configure the gauges,...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 08-19-2012, 4:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,661
Posted By silverthunder
John Were you able to fix your speed holding...

John

Were you able to fix your speed holding issue?

I recently changed my prop and I'm now have this issue.

Thanks

ST
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 08-08-2012, 9:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,330
Posted By silverthunder
Merc Smart tow - speed varies how to calibrate...

Hi Guy,

I have the Mercruiser SmartCraft gauges with smart launch and smart tow installed in my 2011 Epic 23v with a 8.1l.

I was running the stock prop 14.25x14 and the launch and speed holding...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 07-08-2012, 6:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,387
Posted By silverthunder
Hi Frank! Your experience is very...

Hi Frank!

Your experience is very interesting... I knew the Epic with the 8.1l was running not enough pitch on the prop. The RPM is way high at 3800-4000 with +- 2500lb at 23.5 mph and it is...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 09-22-2011, 3:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,121
Posted By silverthunder
You can indeed get the neoprene interior. My...

You can indeed get the neoprene interior. My local dealer got a 23V 2012 RipCurl edition a few months ago and he had originally placed the order with the neoprene interior. I talked him out of it.
...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 09-21-2011, 5:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,121
Posted By silverthunder
Hi Adam, I kinda understand what you mean...

Hi Adam,

I kinda understand what you mean since I did ride a few timers behind a loaded SAN 210. The wake gets pretty steep with the a lot of weight in the boat. However, it is a decent size but...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 09-21-2011, 4:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,121
Posted By silverthunder
It's a typo, it doesn't take a lot of weight... ...

It's a typo, it doesn't take a lot of weight...

English is my second language...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 09-19-2011, 7:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,121
Posted By silverthunder
Hi Kody, I have a 2011 Epic 23v and love it....

Hi Kody,

I have a 2011 Epic 23v and love it. Interestingly I was looking Axis A22 but decided on the Epic instead.

I had some minor QA problems initially but overall I'm very satisfied. The...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 07-27-2011, 6:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,172
Posted By silverthunder
Ok finally got the picture we took of the crooked...

Ok finally got the picture we took of the crooked wake plate. You can see it was almost half an inch lower on the right side. It was messing up the port side wake real bad. We still have some issues...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 07-01-2011, 6:35 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 22,287
Posted By silverthunder
40 y/o I do contract work in IT, mostly as a...

40 y/o I do contract work in IT, mostly as a solutions architect (security, health sector, etc...) I recently Traded my 2006 Session 22SI for an 2011 Epic 23v. Wakeboarding is an very challenging...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 07-01-2011, 6:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,172
Posted By silverthunder
Hi Guys! I just wanted to give you an...

Hi Guys!

I just wanted to give you an update, it might help someone help with the same problem in the future.

I wasn't able to get a clean port side wake even after aligning correctly the...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 06-26-2011, 5:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,364
Posted By silverthunder
Hi Jay, I can only speak for the RAD... I...

Hi Jay,

I can only speak for the RAD... I can tell you that they are significantly stiffer then the D2 and they should offer good support for your ankle.

ST
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 06-26-2011, 4:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,172
Posted By silverthunder
Hi Matt, I should have posted the speed at...

Hi Matt,

I should have posted the speed at which we did our tests. We played with all possible combination of the usual variable (Weight, weight placement, speed, wake plate, etc...). The speed...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 06-26-2011, 7:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,172
Posted By silverthunder
Matt, Guys The weather has been terrible...

Matt, Guys

The weather has been terrible this weekend and we were only able to go out for about an hour or so.

Following you tip, the best we could do is with the bow at 20-40%, passenger side...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 06-20-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,172
Posted By silverthunder
Thanks Matt and HighVoltage I will...

Thanks Matt and HighVoltage

I will definitively try with more weight in the bow.

But OMG the wake is sick, hard and poppy. Took my first set yesterday, with some ballast and some without any...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 06-20-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,172
Posted By silverthunder
Thanks for your inputs. We will do some more...

Thanks for your inputs.

We will do some more tests next weekend.

We pretty much tried all the different setups I found on old posts which are very similar to what you are recommending. After...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 06-20-2011, 7:43 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 16,178
Posted By silverthunder
Thanks for the very thorough review Fred,...

Thanks for the very thorough review

Fred, you should share the mod you did to your RAD to make the top of the feet and toe area tighter...

ST
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 06-19-2011, 7:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,172
Posted By silverthunder
Epic 23v - need help dialing the port side wake

Hi fellow Epic owners,

I just received my new 2011 23v yesterday and spent the whole day trying to fix the wake on the port side (passenger). I couldn't get this wake to clean out with any...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 06-06-2011, 7:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 911
Posted By silverthunder
Lucky you! It's a great board and it looks...

Lucky you!

It's a great board and it looks good too....
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 03-08-2011, 3:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,419
Posted By silverthunder
Thanks guy. I think I will order both (a...

Thanks guy.

I think I will order both (a newton 142 and a hooke 142)
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 03-06-2011, 2:23 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 51,336
Posted By silverthunder
The new (2011) 23v also comes with the new fast...

The new (2011) 23v also comes with the new fast fill ballast system. The picture shows a 23v after a tank test.
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 03-05-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,462
Posted By silverthunder
Summer is short here... So I might have to cut on...

Summer is short here... So I might have to cut on other non essential expenses. But, I'm getting a new boat, new boards and will ride the hell out of them. I came late to the sport and I'm now 40...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 03-05-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,419
Posted By silverthunder
2011 Slingshot boards

Hi Guys,

Please share your review of the new Slingshot boards, it will help us make our mind on which model and size we should order.

I'm personally looking at ordering the Hooke in size 142...
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