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Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 02-25-2010, 8:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,376
Posted By bakes5
I want those 26 seconds of my life back watching...

I want those 26 seconds of my life back watching that video before I fell asleep. You guys should pitch this to the producers of the "Lecture Films" series
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 02-24-2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 713
Posted By bakes5
yep....it's a Sky Ski rack. Foiling is pretty...

yep....it's a Sky Ski rack. Foiling is pretty much all I do these days. If you haven't tried it you should. The only catch is, that it takes many, many attempts to get up and be able to fly around...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 02-23-2010, 11:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 713
Posted By bakes5
Finally go my tower on. Can't wait to try her...

Finally go my tower on. Can't wait to try her out <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/3183/776573.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 02-22-2010, 9:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 421
Posted By bakes5
Anyone got a pic?

Anyone got a pic?
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 02-21-2010, 5:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,306
Posted By bakes5
98 tige 2200V, 300hr, 315 HP merc, excellent...

98 tige 2200V, 300hr, 315 HP merc, excellent condition, no tower, no perf pass, stock prop, decent stereo -- 17,200 last year
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 02-20-2010, 8:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By bakes5
I did it last year. Pretty straight forward but...

I did it last year. Pretty straight forward but you will be upside down on your head in the side locker tightening the bolts. I did not need to remove the prop shaft. The strut just slide off the...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 02-15-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 823
Posted By bakes5
I got a 98 Tige 2200V last year for a little over...

I got a 98 Tige 2200V last year for a little over 17K. It had ~300hr, near perfect vinyl, and was obviously very well cared for. If your 2000 has perfect pass and a good tower it is somewhat...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 02-13-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By bakes5
V drive boom at BFI is $469. Sell your other one...

V drive boom at BFI is $469. Sell your other one for about 200 and then you will only be out about $250 or so for the v-drive boom. That's only $50 more than your plan, is far easier, will probably...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 02-11-2010, 7:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By bakes5
Don't do the paddle wheel. Gps install was a...

Don't do the paddle wheel. Gps install was a piece of cake. Did it in about 1 hr floating out in the middle of the lake.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 02-10-2010, 5:32 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,777
Posted By bakes5
Extended warrantees are total rip offs. You...

Extended warrantees are total rip offs. You would me money ahead...way ahead if you took that money and put it in a breakdown fund and just paid for it yourself. Think about it, why would they push...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 02-10-2010, 3:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By bakes5
I'm not worry about spendy (well a little maybe)...

I'm not worry about spendy (well a little maybe) as it costs me about $130 a month ($800) each year to store it inside a warehouse all winter where I can't get to it. I would have no problem...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 02-10-2010, 3:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 722
Posted By bakes5
20K will buy you a great boat. That being said,...

20K will buy you a great boat. That being said, I would spend a little more (25-30) and get a slightly newer model. I am now about $23-24K into my $17 boat I bought last summer (after re-propping,...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 02-10-2010, 2:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By bakes5
Does anyone make a full boat cover/shelter that...

Does anyone make a full boat cover/shelter that is tower mounted? I am envisioning something like those portable garages except instead of using flimsy poles that break apart in a slight breeze,...
Forum: Video and Photography 02-04-2010, 9:52 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,358
Posted By bakes5
A shot from the slopes today <BR><img...

A shot from the slopes today <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/87667/773225.jpg" alt="Upload">
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 01-18-2010, 8:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 968
Posted By bakes5
Well....I have about a year or so left here at Ft...

Well....I have about a year or so left here at Ft Lewis which actually turned out to be a prime boating spot with American Lake on the base and all. That being said, what other Army bases are in...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 01-13-2010, 8:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,125
Posted By bakes5
I would get something a little newer and spend...

I would get something a little newer and spend about 23-25k. I bought a 98 tige last year with 300 hrs in excellent shape for 17k. Once a get it just the way I like it I will be into it for about...
Forum: Archive through January 29, 2010 01-11-2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 490
Posted By bakes5
Staying warm in the boat is easy. Just treat it...

Staying warm in the boat is easy. Just treat it like a snowmobiling trip and you will be fine. Basically I wear my snow skiing pants and my super thick down jacket (the kind you wear up on Mount...
Forum: Video and Photography 01-09-2010, 9:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 823
Posted By bakes5
Skip the double lens kits and get an 18-200mmVR. ...

Skip the double lens kits and get an 18-200mmVR. Anything more than that and you are in breaking the bank territory. <BR> <BR>Don't forget that you will "need" lightroom (or aperture) as well to...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 01-06-2010, 8:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 745
Posted By bakes5
Uggggly.

Uggggly.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 12-06-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,213
Posted By bakes5
Not sure you need a 3/4 ton for towing a 21' boat...

Not sure you need a 3/4 ton for towing a 21' boat anyways. Our 2008 1/2 ton suburban tows our 22' Tige easily. I can't give you mileage figures for towing but for daily driving it gets around 15...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 11-20-2009, 9:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,220
Posted By bakes5
You can get a Sportsmobile top put on your late...

You can get a Sportsmobile top put on your late model van for about $4-5K or so. That's about the cost of a high end tower these days. My next vehicle is going to be a slightly used late model van...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 11-18-2009, 8:33 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,538
Posted By bakes5
The only thing I think you have the high ground...

The only thing I think you have the high ground on is people power turning to pick up a downed rider. Other than that you are sharing a common waterway and power turning is part of boating. We...
Forum: Wakesurfing 11-17-2009, 9:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By bakes5
I believe it was a Rayson Craft V drive of some...

I believe it was a Rayson Craft V drive of some sort. That thing was pimped out with a gas pedal with toes and a inclinometer (a BB in in a curved glass tube). Ballast was uncle Melvin
Forum: Wakesurfing 11-17-2009, 7:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By bakes5
Some pics of the old man and lady back in the...

Some pics of the old man and lady back in the early 60's <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/87668/747629.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR><img...
Forum: Wakesurfing 11-13-2009, 8:09 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,357
Posted By bakes5
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<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/87668/747083.jpg" alt="Upload">
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