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Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 11-18-2014, 9:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,221
Posted By nick_in_ssp
Should be able to get a nice vride for close to...

Should be able to get a nice vride for close to your $30k.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 11-18-2014, 8:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,221
Posted By nick_in_ssp
I have a '97 VLX and love it. Depending how you...

I have a '97 VLX and love it. Depending how you weight it, you can get almost an original Xstar wake to a super mellow but big wake with a long smooth transition.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 11-18-2014, 8:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,221
Posted By nick_in_ssp
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Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 10-12-2014, 8:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,338
Posted By nick_in_ssp
Isn't that called "bumping"

Isn't that called "bumping"
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 10-07-2014, 8:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,246
Posted By nick_in_ssp
I will have to check my rudder, it has been a...

I will have to check my rudder, it has been a while since I have greased it. I thought I remember reading steering cables only last 8-10 years before needing replacement. I replaced mine in '07...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 10-05-2014, 9:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,246
Posted By nick_in_ssp
Switching to rack and pinion steering?

Any one ever upgrade their UFLEX rotary steering system to the rack and pinion style system? It is time for the steering cable to be replaced again and I was never really happy with how easy it was...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 09-30-2014, 4:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,003
Posted By nick_in_ssp
Truck miles vs. hours is not comparing apples to...

Truck miles vs. hours is not comparing apples to apples. If that were the case my wakeboard boat that has around 900 hours on it averages probably around 20 mph so that would be close to 18,000...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 09-29-2014, 8:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,003
Posted By nick_in_ssp
I agree with the numbers a bit higher for hours...

I agree with the numbers a bit higher for hours and comparing them to miles. I would say 1000 hours has to be closer to 125,000 on a truck engine. The thing to compare like said above would be a...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 08-27-2014, 8:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 815
Posted By nick_in_ssp
You're not going to find a ton of options for...

You're not going to find a ton of options for under $150 but you will get a decent suit. Try checking whiskeymilitia.com. They have tons of wetsuits from time to time just click on the "private...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 08-27-2014, 5:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,505
Posted By nick_in_ssp
I have a '97 Malibu VLX and the wake is very good...

I have a '97 Malibu VLX and the wake is very good for slalom skiing at 15' off @ 32+ mph. But that is the only length. I started skiing thru the coarse behind this boat but quickly learned it is...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 08-26-2014, 8:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,713
Posted By nick_in_ssp
I live near Fergus Falls (Ottertail Lake area)...

I live near Fergus Falls (Ottertail Lake area) and the determining factor for when my boat comes out is when it drops into the mid 20's over night for more that a couple of nights in a row, don't...
Forum: Wakeskating 08-23-2014, 7:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 733
Posted By nick_in_ssp
What tricks wake to wake?

What are some of the first tricks for skating when you go wake to wake. I am starting to feel some good pop on heel side and am going 3/4 across on toe side. I was thinking about maybe a indy grab....
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 06-19-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,315
Posted By nick_in_ssp
This is my boy who was 3 last year. As said...

This is my boy who was 3 last year. As said above get them comfortable in the water with the board on. Flipped on both sides, back and belly. Then I practiced with him pulling the rope so he got...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 06-16-2014, 9:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,081
Posted By nick_in_ssp
"You ride on water? I ride on CLOUDS!!"

"You ride on water? I ride on CLOUDS!!"
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 06-03-2014, 7:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,930
Posted By nick_in_ssp
Thanks for some of the pointers. The boat has...

Thanks for some of the pointers. The boat has 900 hours on it so I imagine it was about due.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 06-02-2014, 5:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,930
Posted By nick_in_ssp
Well, got the strut back on, sealed with...

Well, got the strut back on, sealed with silicone, and all hardware pushed in by hand and tightened. I used the XPC bushings and the shaft sure turns nice in them, absolutely no play.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-28-2014, 4:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,930
Posted By nick_in_ssp
I didn't check that but with the play in the...

I didn't check that but with the play in the strut I don't think that would be very accurate. The real test will be when I get the new bushings in the strut. Then if it lines up and I can push the...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-27-2014, 5:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,930
Posted By nick_in_ssp
Well, I decided to take off my strut. I didn't...

Well, I decided to take off my strut. I didn't have a puller of any sort and it is super tight under the v drive. The strut is held on by 6 bolts with a screw slot on the head. Had someone under...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-24-2014, 5:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,232
Posted By nick_in_ssp
I did that years ago. Works great for surf sacs...

I did that years ago. Works great for surf sacs and a sac in the bow.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-22-2014, 4:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,930
Posted By nick_in_ssp
I will have to take a look at it this weekend and...

I will have to take a look at it this weekend and decide if I want to mess with the shaft or just do the strut.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-18-2014, 3:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,930
Posted By nick_in_ssp
I was talking about the coupler at the tranny. ...

I was talking about the coupler at the tranny. The shaft should '"align" the strut automaticly unless there is a bend in the shaft.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-18-2014, 4:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,930
Posted By nick_in_ssp
I did think about pulling the strut but didn't...

I did think about pulling the strut but didn't know if that was something people did. Yes I have heard it would have to be re aligned and that is something I will have to look into a little more. I...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-17-2014, 3:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,930
Posted By nick_in_ssp
Shaft bearing/bushing... Anyone?

My shaft has some play at the prop and it is time for some new bearing/bushing. Anyone have some experience with changing one out? Is it as easy as breaking lose the shaft from the coupler at the...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 05-16-2014, 3:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,328
Posted By nick_in_ssp
I would say you found some good boards at some...

I would say you found some good boards at some good prices, I would hope. As for being a new rider try the boards and try to pick one of them and stick with it for a while. Build up your riding...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-15-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,687
Posted By nick_in_ssp
I have always carried jumper cables on the boat. ...

I have always carried jumper cables on the boat. I have used them more than once for other people and myself. Also carry one of those 100 piece tool sets, all the sockets and wrenches and bit tips...
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