So I sold my Bu and found a 1996 Super Sport Nauti for a good deal... After a meet and a successful test drive we agreed on a price and I towed it home May 27th. Spent $1500 to rewire, replace fried speakers, custom make a box, add another battery and perko switch at Custom Sounds and had the windows tinted.. The boat was in bad need of some love and the trailer was pretty rough, both axles on a single axle dorsey were bent after further inspection. Found a new trailer and headed North to Austin for Memorial Weekend. Here's where things go bad...
Saturday, May 29th :
We hit the lake kinda late and the water was pretty rough, finally found a smooth area to throw in at. Start filling up the ballast and noticed the boat start listing bad to one side, **** port side ballast not filling. No prob, unhooked the ballast puppy and plugged in the fly high pump and we got under way.. Set the perfect pass and off we went. Well first double up the boat hit, the perfect pass screen turns into what looks like the matrix movie. Still works, but the screen is black and unreadable. Nothing I could do fixed it... Later I found out the impeller was fried on the ballast puppy, no prob, I had spares and now ready for the party on lake travis on sunday..
Sunday May 30th :
I've never seen water this rough, ocean size swells! So obviously no wakeboarding today, but I'll enjoy the party.
Tied up to another SAN, in a line of at least 50 boats. As I was on another boat, someone stepping onto my rear seat fell and broke the base of the rear seats... And while I was out a pontoon boat tied up and didnt use bumpers, scratching my hull to ****.. As soon as I saw that I rushed over and untied them, with a big WTF face on! In the process of untying them a girl makes a dash to jump on my boat. Well she slipped and tried to catch her, dislocating by shoulder... Im well beyond happy and now in pain. Got the shoulder back in, had a smoke to relieve the pain and had to chill while my friends continued to party and have a good time.
Finally time to leave with a boat full of drunks and me not in the best of moods. Well on the way home the master caution light turns on. The warning light says "for loss of oil pressure or over heating." Oil pressure at 50psi, water temp at 160 and no where to tie up while I'm waiting on the trailer to back in, so I leave it running.. Get the boat tied up and wiped down, inspecting the damage of the day, clearly I'm not happy...
As I'm leaving out of the marina, there's cops everywhere! One jumps on my ass and sure enough lights me up. Great, I'm hauling a truck full of drunks with 5-0 walking up. Pulled me over for no license plate!! Turns out someone jacked my plate! I have all the paperwork from the recent buy and he lets me off with a warning.
Tuesday, June 1st.
Boat finally makes it to the Sail and Ski (Nautique shop...) Says it will be 2 weeks before they can look at it.
Tuesday, June 29th.
Apparently the boats from flood in San Marcos are more important than my boat. And because of the impending hurricane, they are trying to find places to put the boats from the coast. Finally they started to look at it.. Cant figure out why the master caution light is on. Says they have grounded out, replaced and inspected all the sensors. All are working condition and apparently the older computer doesn't send codes..
Thursday, July 1st :
Its been a month, and Sail and Ski is waiting on call from PCM to help them diagnose the problem. And apprently they want their lead tech to look at it, which wont be till tomorrow. $%#&!!! I WANT MY BOAT BACK!!! I've only used it twice, in rough water and haven't had a good day on it yet!! I SHOULD HAVE NEVER SOLD THE BU!!!!
A couple pics from before the new trailer and the trip to Austin.. Its getting a full detail, new rub rails and a lot of get coat work while its at the shop.. After and if they figure out whats wrong with it.