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Old     (ironj32)      Join Date: Jan 2007       03-01-2010, 6:18 AM Reply   
Well, it seems that in the migration all of the text in our old posts got lost. So instead of having to see a bunch of threads with no context I thought I'd start a new one. I can't remember what the countdown was at but I'm thinking that if the weather continues to be warmer, it still "MIGHT" be possible to get in a set in March. 30 days...
Old     (hockeysk8er222)      Join Date: Jul 2009       03-01-2010, 6:38 AM Reply   
Not with the whole El Niņo thing, that really jacked up weather patterns... April 4th
Old     (dh03r6)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-01-2010, 6:40 AM Reply   
You really think the ice will be melted by march?
Old     (ironj32)      Join Date: Jan 2007       03-01-2010, 6:45 AM Reply   
It's totally possible. Might not be on a lake though. Minnesota and/or Mississippi River should be cleared of the ice.
Old     (snowboardcorey)      Join Date: Jan 2004       03-01-2010, 8:38 AM Reply   
That means I really have to find my dry suit. I think I lent it to someone (who never returned it!) and now I can't remember who.
Old     (mnwakerider)      Join Date: Jun 2004       03-01-2010, 3:27 PM Reply   
Somebody came in the shop today and was talking about a buddy who threw his boat in the water this weekend. I think some of you guys are behind the ball!
Old     (hockeysk8er222)      Join Date: Jul 2009       03-26-2010, 8:47 PM Reply   
Hahaha, more efficient car? Like a prius? Ahahahahha, I guess Arizona can change a guy...
Old     (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       03-27-2010, 7:04 AM Reply   
Jay I saw a few open ponds around winch session anyone? With a bunch of days above 60 next week and peeking in at 70 I bet we are not to far out.
Old     (tburt_mn)      Join Date: Jan 2010       03-27-2010, 8:29 AM Reply   
According to the DNR website, Lake Pepin in southeast mn (wabasha cnty) opened up on the 24th. There are a few others in that area which show partial coverage.
Old     (etakk7)      Join Date: Apr 2006       03-27-2010, 11:34 AM Reply   
http://climate.umn.edu/doc/ice_out/i..._status_10.htm
Old     (nwarhol1105)      Join Date: Oct 2008       03-27-2010, 3:08 PM Reply   
Bryce,

Eder was telling me that you plan on buffing out the gelcoat on the bu to look almost new again. The sun did a number on my boat last year, I was wondering how much you would charge to make my boat shine. Congrats again, I heard you have it at your house now. You must be pumped!
Old     (brycejb328)      Join Date: Aug 2009       03-27-2010, 7:10 PM Reply   
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Bryce,

Eder was telling me that you plan on buffing out the gelcoat on the bu to look almost new again. The sun did a number on my boat last year, I was wondering how much you would charge to make my boat shine. Congrats again, I heard you have it at your house now. You must be pumped!
Ya i plan on having the gel coat looking like new, i "tested" a couple products today to see how agressive of a abrasive compound i am gonna use, i've got some experience with autobody refinishing, not a pro by all means, just a hobby. I've got 2 orbital buffers (10" and 7"), using the machine isnt too "dangerous" unless you get into the heavy cut abrasives... not sure how bad your boat is... but i tried several products on a friends boat once and wasnt able to bring back the luster, just depends on how deep the sun has damaged the paint and how much "build" is left to work with to bring the shine back to the surface. I could definantly help ya out sometime or atleast see what type of compound we'll need or if we can get a result good enough to justify doin the whole boat.
Old     (ironj32)      Join Date: Jan 2007       03-29-2010, 9:32 AM Reply   
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Ya i plan on having the gel coat looking like new, i "tested" a couple products today to see how agressive of a abrasive compound i am gonna use, i've got some experience with autobody refinishing, not a pro by all means, just a hobby. I've got 2 orbital buffers (10" and 7"), using the machine isnt too "dangerous" unless you get into the heavy cut abrasives... not sure how bad your boat is... but i tried several products on a friends boat once and wasnt able to bring back the luster, just depends on how deep the sun has damaged the paint and how much "build" is left to work with to bring the shine back to the surface. I could definantly help ya out sometime or atleast see what type of compound we'll need or if we can get a result good enough to justify doin the whole boat.
I've been using TurboCut, with my DeWalt circular polisher the past few years...works wonders!
Old     (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       03-29-2010, 8:00 AM Reply   
I just got a call that Owaseo is open any body confirm this. I also notice that Island lake in Shoreview is open. I know they are anti wakeboats out there, but I also heard that the sign the installed disappeared.
Old     (jeff_mn)      Join Date: Jul 2009       03-29-2010, 9:27 AM Reply   
let's get a surf session owaseo this week..

I'm out in Rapid City, SD and there is still snow on the ground but all the water is open.
Old     (hockeysk8er222)      Join Date: Jul 2009       03-29-2010, 11:15 AM Reply   
Haha, I'm out at the kalahari, but my dad has been working on the lakeIMG_0049.JPG...
Old     (hockeysk8er222)      Join Date: Jul 2009       03-29-2010, 12:46 PM Reply   
Forget that^^^ I'm on my iPod, and it didn't post right. Pics of the lake are soon to come
Old     (brycejb328)      Join Date: Aug 2009       03-29-2010, 6:24 PM Reply   
jay... you get much swirl marks with the circular?? i just never went that route cause i was afraid of burning the paint and/or getting swirl marks.
Old     (garveyj)      Join Date: Sep 2009       03-29-2010, 7:23 PM Reply   
Miller Lake behind our house is almost open - it is a pretty small lake and no large boats allowed - but it is progress. That and the Overtons catalog was delivered today!
Old     (ironj32)      Join Date: Jan 2007       03-29-2010, 7:34 PM Reply   
Bryce, No I don't. It's like magic. My polisher has an rpm limit setter. I put it at 2000-2200 as the limit, and I just hold the trigger and go. If you want to go slower, you just turn the dial down. Pretty much fool proof. Don't even waste your time with an orbital polisher...not nearly enough elbow grease.
Old     (brycejb328)      Join Date: Aug 2009       03-29-2010, 7:55 PM Reply   
damn... i'd always used the orbital just cause i thought it was a lot safer option, i'll have to give the circular a try... probably get a better result!!
Old     (hockeysk8er222)      Join Date: Jul 2009       03-29-2010, 8:57 PM Reply   
We've used a circular for as long as I can remember... No problems. I used to work it.
Old     (mikeyjr)      Join Date: Jun 2008       03-29-2010, 9:35 PM Reply   
Bryce, I do auto body for a living and say go with a circular. Having the right polish/compound and buffing pad combo are key to keep from getting swirls. I would shy away from a wool pad if you are a beginner and go with foam (3M 05723) or wizards makes one also.With a foam pad you would have to fall asleep with the buffer to get swirls. I would get the Wizards turbo cut like jay said above. The 3M extra cut does work a little better but you will give blood for it.Also, I suggest taping poly over the interior making life much easier when it comes to cleaning up,then you can just let it rip and don't have to worry about anything. Mask off any rubber or textured plastic too,because its a real pain when you burn compound into them. Hope this helps man
Old     (e_rock32)      Join Date: Oct 2009       03-29-2010, 10:30 PM Reply   
Levee Park in Winona is super flooded right now and would have some prime winching, looks like the river is slowly going down so there aren't too many days left, but with a little grind wax on the concrete, there are some perfect sliders. This much flooding rarely happens, let me know if anyone wants to come winch it. I know another few safer spots if the cops come, so it wouldn't be a wasted trip.
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Old     (tuneman)      Join Date: Mar 2002       03-30-2010, 7:13 AM Reply   
Minnetonka will be open this week, so Owaso and others must be open by now. For sure, Island is open. That's always the first pond to open up.
Old     (dh03r6)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-30-2010, 8:05 AM Reply   
Lake zumbro is ice free.
Old     (ironj32)      Join Date: Jan 2007       03-30-2010, 8:40 AM Reply   
DHtige - Are you going to be riding on Sat? I will be back in town for the Holiday, and wouldn't mind getting a pull if you're going out.
Old     (hockeysk8er222)      Join Date: Jul 2009       03-30-2010, 11:29 AM Reply   
I think that eagle will be iced-out by 5th or 6th... My dad went through while I was gone, and with great timing, someone got a picture of him knee deep
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Old     (dh03r6)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-30-2010, 4:48 PM Reply   
Im going tomorrow If anybody wants in.
Old     (hockeysk8er222)      Join Date: Jul 2009       03-30-2010, 9:46 PM Reply   
I lied... 5th or 6th was a horrible estimation... Eagle is clear, add it to the list.
Old     (ironj32)      Join Date: Jan 2007       03-31-2010, 9:42 AM Reply   
Does anyone here in the metro have a wakeboard flight bag I could borrow from April 13th - April 21st?
Old     (spicychalupa69)      Join Date: May 2005       03-31-2010, 10:31 AM Reply   
Yup

P.S - Im not gonna lie, I've been busy as all f-ing crap so I have not been able to get those plates out. I'll do em this week unless you wanna pick em up and bag. Lates J
Old     (rourker)      Join Date: Jun 2006       03-31-2010, 10:35 AM Reply   
Jay- I have a wakeside bag. Live in Lakeville, work in Golden Valley. If you want it, a couple of suggestions: line your board edges with a wrapped towel, dismount and lay bindings on their side on top of the board. These steps will reduce opportunities for damage to your board and the bag.
Old     (snowslider76)      Join Date: Mar 2002       03-31-2010, 10:41 AM Reply   
Jay wish you woulda asked a day earlier I coulda dropped mine off, I have a padded LF one, no wheels, lmk.
Old     (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       03-31-2010, 10:58 AM Reply   
Jay we talked about this! hahahahahaha
Old     (dh03r6)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-31-2010, 4:33 PM Reply   
just got back from the lake water was not bad at all.
Old     (ironj32)      Join Date: Jan 2007       03-31-2010, 6:59 PM Reply   
Holy crap I'm already sore! Took about a 35 minute set, and my body is shot a few hours later. It feels good to be shreddin' again!
Old     (JTLBP1)      Join Date: Mar 2010       03-31-2010, 8:21 PM Reply   
lucky boys riding already! lake bvar is about 50% tonight maybe tomorrow or this weekend for sure!
Old     (mnwakerider)      Join Date: Jun 2004       04-01-2010, 1:09 PM Reply   
Couple of guys from Midwest MC are going out on Fish tonight. I really cant wait to get out there., C'Mon 5 O'clock!
Old     (brycejb328)      Join Date: Aug 2009       04-02-2010, 7:17 AM Reply   
Anyone know if there is some lakes open in the south metro??
Old     (snowslider76)      Join Date: Mar 2002       04-02-2010, 8:22 AM Reply   
Water temp on Fish last night was 50 we are already past the 100 degree rule!!

John thanks for you help on the launch, hopefully the dock is in soon. I moved around some wires on my gauges and they are all working now, I must be magic!
Old     (mnwakerider)      Join Date: Jun 2004       04-02-2010, 9:21 AM Reply   
Jason, you must have the magic touch. Usually when I start messing with wires it only gets worse...

Now you just need to get your stuff in the boat so you can ride the new wake. If you ever need a driver/rider out in the Maple Grove area let me know -
john@waterskis.com
651.353.1408
Old     (jeff_mn)      Join Date: Jul 2009       04-02-2010, 9:41 AM Reply   
Jason - where are the pics of the Star on the water? I e mailed you back. thanks for that warm welcome home..
Old     (ironj32)      Join Date: Jan 2007       04-02-2010, 10:00 AM Reply   
Anyone else as sore as me, or am I just getting old??? Two days of riding aleady, and I can barely walk!
Old     (hockeysk8er222)      Join Date: Jul 2009       04-05-2010, 10:58 AM Reply   
I am definitely as sore as you jay. I just spent three days in Tahoe. 50 mph winds, near constant sleet, and 20 degrees the whole times. Anywho, the boat is going in tonight!!!!! super pumped!!!!!
Old     (jeff_mn)      Join Date: Jul 2009       04-05-2010, 11:28 AM Reply   
I got my boat home from storage on Saturday but I've got 2-3 weeks worth of projects before I'll sink it.. Hoping to get out with my boys on Tuesday up in Maple Grove.
Old     (snowslider76)      Join Date: Mar 2002       04-05-2010, 3:49 PM Reply   
Yep I'm sore my age is def showing!!
Old     (spicychalupa69)      Join Date: May 2005       04-05-2010, 5:48 PM Reply   
Jordan - this one is for you. Here is my Honda Prius, ha! 2010 Mazda 3i Touring, super stoked!

Well I am boatless and Truckless but I am still a happy kid! Still hoping to get some pulls in good 'ol Minnesota before I depart!

Lates...
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Old     (hockeysk8er222)      Join Date: Jul 2009       04-05-2010, 6:25 PM Reply   
^^^ very sick car. Not to be car nerd but it is a Toyota prius, or a Honda civic...
Old     (dahmsy686)      Join Date: Feb 2004       04-05-2010, 6:33 PM Reply   
Nice car eder

I have a 2008 mazda3 hatch. Where did you get the tint done and what percent it is?

You will be happy with the mileage.
Old     (spicychalupa69)      Join Date: May 2005       04-05-2010, 6:40 PM Reply   
Jordan - I realized that after I typed it, just felt like being a smart a$$! ha!

Dahmsy - I am already super stoked with the mileage. From around 18 to 35, I am in heaven. I got the tint done today at Tire Proz in Stillwater. They hooked me up with the wheels as well. Stoked on how it turned out. On my old truck (Nick's new truck) I had 20% all around. The truck was red. Since this car is white, I decided to go with 35% and I thought it would be lighter than this but it turned out super slick because of the contrast.
Old     (etakk7)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-05-2010, 9:20 PM Reply   
very nice Eder - I'll let you know when I'm planning on going out and try to get you a couple MN pulls before you leave
Old     (spicychalupa69)      Join Date: May 2005       04-06-2010, 1:57 PM Reply   
Thanks Erik, you're the man brother!
Old     (JTLBP1)      Join Date: Mar 2010       04-06-2010, 6:28 PM Reply   
anyone road trippin south to open the KC cable?
Old     (shredderchef)      Join Date: Feb 2010       04-06-2010, 10:21 PM Reply   
Pretty sure im making the trek to KC in 2 weeks for the opener!!
Old     (will5150)      Join Date: Oct 2002       04-07-2010, 5:33 PM Reply   
WHERE are the PICS for the first few days of riding people?? Jay- you've been out twice- come on dude- feed the little people that can't get out yet!! Actually I am in Mexico- 3 dives already this week- waters 82 and the visibility is 100+ feet - unbelievable. I have pics- but they are bad- we were too deep for the crap-ola camera I have. Either way- show us your stuff Minnesota!
Old     (ironj32)      Join Date: Jan 2007       04-07-2010, 5:56 PM Reply   
Here's a few pics from the first time out...it was only jay and i so didn't get many action pics!
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Old     (etakk7)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-07-2010, 8:19 PM Reply   
Jay in a drysuit, g/f without - what's wrong with this picture?
Old     (ironj32)      Join Date: Jan 2007       04-07-2010, 8:26 PM Reply   
hahahahah........

Actually I had every intention of just wearing a wetsuit, however, when I went to pull things outta the hatch I realized that I had forgotten my vest! So, it was either go in a full wetsuit with no vest, or just go in the dry-suit.

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Old     (goldilocks)      Join Date: Mar 2008       04-08-2010, 2:54 PM Reply   
not a g/f either...just friends

hope the weather's good enough (calm wind) to shred tomorrow! can't wait!
Old     (timmy240)      Join Date: Nov 2009       04-08-2010, 6:20 PM Reply   
I am looking for a place to put on a few break in hours tomorrow. let me know if your going to be on the water and ok with somebody taging along
Old     (ethan31)      Join Date: Jun 2007       04-08-2010, 8:05 PM Reply   
WooooooHooooooo!!!!

Just came home from the first ride. Boats on the dock!
Sooooooo! Stoaked!
Old     (brycejb328)      Join Date: Aug 2009       04-09-2010, 6:21 AM Reply   
any MN riders have a trick to keeping the toes warm with open toe bindings??
Old     (ironj32)      Join Date: Jan 2007       04-09-2010, 6:33 AM Reply   
get some neoprene booties...they work wonders! they're like $20-$25 from MWMC.
Old     (jeff_mn)      Join Date: Jul 2009       04-09-2010, 7:18 AM Reply   
Neoprene booties are the ticket. Bryce - what size boots do you wear? I'll bring my board out Saturday if you want to take a set. Closed toes size 9-10
Old     (tuneman)      Join Date: Mar 2002       04-09-2010, 11:14 AM Reply   
Going out tonight and can't find one of my booties! I searched everywhere.
Old     (benbuchholz)      Join Date: Oct 2009       04-09-2010, 12:43 PM Reply   
Anyone ridden in trunks yet? i'm goin out this coming wednesday and don't have a drysuit/wetsuit. AND open toe bindings.
Old     (jeff_mn)      Join Date: Jul 2009       04-09-2010, 1:42 PM Reply   
Where are you riding Ben?
Old     (benbuchholz)      Join Date: Oct 2009       04-09-2010, 3:20 PM Reply   
Just Big Lake probably, i live in Becker. That or another small local lake. A couple friends and I are just gonna go drop my dad's Crestliner in, just to cruise around a little bit and get on the board finally! I'm hopin dock-start to boat-sundeck-landing" from that one video. keep myself dry
Old     (richmondrider)      Join Date: Apr 2005       04-09-2010, 5:35 PM Reply   
I'm finally gonna get out on the water tomorrow! I'll be riding in Richmond if anyone is looking for a pull.
Old     (richmondrider)      Join Date: Apr 2005       04-10-2010, 6:34 PM Reply   
I hope I wasn't the only one the water today. It was glass till about noon! I am def out of shape...can't wait to see how my body feels tomorrow morning!
Old     (hockeysk8er222)      Join Date: Jul 2009       04-11-2010, 7:20 PM Reply   
First run of eagle, and the year. Anyone who hasn't been out. You've been beat by a kid...
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       04-11-2010, 7:31 PM Reply   
Quote:
Anyone ridden in trunks yet?
My bro has ridden twice in trunks as of Easter weekend
Old     (will5150)      Join Date: Oct 2002       04-11-2010, 7:32 PM Reply   
Fun day today fellas- water was perfect and for the first day, I felt pretty good- except for the ice cream headache after the first big digger. any way thanks to all that made it out- i'll be home Friday maybe an after work session?
Old     (garveyj)      Join Date: Sep 2009       04-12-2010, 6:52 AM Reply   
Thanks for getting us out Will - I could be persuaded for an after work session!
Old     (jeff_mn)      Join Date: Jul 2009       04-12-2010, 7:11 AM Reply   
couple pics from Sunday on Riley
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Old     (jeff_mn)      Join Date: Jul 2009       04-12-2010, 7:09 AM Reply   
Great weekend guys.

The X-Star was SLUMPED on Saturday - 4k ballast + 10 people + Fletcher = OH MY!

Thanks for dragging us around yesterday Will. Such a nice day on the water - the wake on the Tige was MACKIN. Can't wait to ride. My toe is actually feeling better already today - I should be riding again later in the week.

Jason - thanks for putting me out at 85 feet for my first set of the year behind the biggest wake I've ever seen. Made for a great combo!
Old     (jeff_mn)      Join Date: Jul 2009       04-12-2010, 7:13 AM Reply   
couple more
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Old     (tuneman)      Join Date: Mar 2002       04-12-2010, 7:33 AM Reply   
Nice Pics! Went out on Friday for a few surfing sessions. Thanks for the pull Erik!

BTW, I became an Inland Surfer dealer this year. So, if anyone is in the need for a new wakesurf board, send me a PM. I also have a 2009 CWB Tsunami that I'm willing to part with.
Old     (will5150)      Join Date: Oct 2002       04-13-2010, 5:22 AM Reply   
Jeff - thanks for posting- these are some of the better pictures of my boat wake too!

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