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Tim2ski
06-14-2013, 08:32 AM
Hello All,
I have been battling with my front cupholders filling with water if I take some water over the bow. I bought some cupholders with drains in them but can't seem to find a way to get the water to the bilge.

I have decided to just plug the holes if I can't figure out a way to drain them. The water drains right into my carpet in the front and takes forever to dry out even if I take out the front seats.

Any ideas? Thx in advance

02ProstarSammyD
06-14-2013, 08:54 AM
lol not be a smarta$$ but you are worried about the water in the cupholder if you take water over the bow???????

I think the solution is to obviously move somewhere warmer that will dry the carpet out. Seriously though its a pretty good hike to bilge land and I would just stop taking that much water over the bow lol.

ncsone
06-14-2013, 09:17 AM
They do make cupholders w/ drains that accept tubing on the bottom. You could potentially run the tubing from the forward cupholders to the bilge under the motor via the storage area under the front of the boat.

For that matter, you could just run the tubing to the battery box area which dumps into the bilge, if I remember correctly.

TxsRiverRat
06-14-2013, 10:12 AM
Why not shove a coozied beer into the filled cupholder real fast?

That oughtta displace enough to make you happy

02ProstarSammyD
06-14-2013, 10:17 AM
Why not shove a coozied beer into the filled cupholder real fast?

That oughtta displace enough to make you happy

now you are talking about wasting beer unless its an empty beer.

TxsRiverRat
06-14-2013, 10:49 AM
now you are talking about wasting beer unless its an empty beer.

or not yet opened :D

Kweisner
06-14-2013, 01:02 PM
lol not be a smarta$$ but you are worried about the water in the cupholder if you take water over the bow???????

Anyone with a 197 will tell ya that water over the bow is inevitable--at least that's the excuse I keep giving myself every time it happens! :D

Voodoo
06-14-2013, 01:32 PM
Anyone with a 197 will tell ya that water over the bow is inevitable--at least that's the excuse I keep giving myself every time it happens! :D

You're not kidding. Had quite a steep learning curve retrieving skiers -- 2200 revs is my number when crossing own wakes. And pointing stern towards surfers/wakeboarders. The first trip out was a clown act -- drenched two females in the bow.

drschemel
06-14-2013, 02:39 PM
My word for you - close bow! I love sticking the wake and making the water come up to the windshield!

thatsmrmastercraft
06-14-2013, 02:43 PM
You're not kidding. Had quite a steep learning curve retrieving skiers -- 2200 revs is my number when crossing own wakes. And pointing stern towards surfers/wakeboarders. The first trip out was a clown act -- drenched two females in the bow.

That can be fun.:rolleyes:

Double D
06-14-2013, 03:31 PM
Why not shove a coozied beer into the filled cupholder real fast?

That oughtta displace enough to make you happy

Perfect solution Rat! Then put a couple Hotties next to each beer in white T-Shirts, and your all set!!! I would take a wave over the bow of my 205 for that action!! :rolleyes:

Kweisner
06-14-2013, 03:42 PM
You're not kidding. Had quite a steep learning curve retrieving skiers -- 2200 revs is my number when crossing own wakes. And pointing stern towards surfers/wakeboarders. The first trip out was a clown act -- drenched two females in the bow.

I'm still staring up at that curve! Most of the time I do remember to throttle up and lift the bow. . .but every now and then I'm slow to react and end up soaking the "twins." In my case though it's my 12 yr old twin boys that get the surprise bath.

mzimme
06-14-2013, 03:48 PM
I have issues dunking the bow on my Supra as well. Still getting used to that downward swoop. My S&S would get some water on the front too, but usually washed off by the time it got to the windshield. I have taken a couple nice waves all the way over the windshield on the S&S as well... that's always a nice surprise.

TxsRiverRat
06-14-2013, 03:54 PM
Perfect solution Rat! Then put a couple Hotties next to each beer in white T-Shirts, and your all set!!! I would take a wave over the bow of my 205 for that action!! :rolleyes:

let's go boating man! http://vipstylecars.com/forums/images/smilies/smiley-rofl.gifhttp://vipstylecars.com/forums/images/smilies/smiley-rofl.gifhttp://vipstylecars.com/forums/images/smilies/smiley-rofl.gif

ncsone
06-14-2013, 04:03 PM
My word for you - close bow! I love sticking the wake and making the water come up to the windshield!

To me, the closed bow boats are worse when you drop the nose into a wave. When you dip the nose on of those (MC, Supra, etc.) the wall of water just rides the fiberglass unimpeded to the windshield and then up and over to soak the driver and observer. At least the open bow breaks up the water flow before getting into the main cabin area.

19_Skier
06-14-2013, 04:58 PM
To me, the closed bow boats are worse when you drop the nose into a wave. When you dip the nose on of those (MC, Supra, etc.) the wall of water just rides the fiberglass unimpeded to the windshield and then up and over to soak the driver and observer. At least the open bow breaks up the water flow before getting into the main cabin area.

Maybe I'm in the minority but I have never dunked the nose of my MC since day one, are you guys wiping around into your own wake and dunking? If someone falls I throttle off in a straight line then pivot in place, never hit my wake because it's past me by then....:confused: Yeah it may take a few more seconds to get back to someone but it beats throwing rollers all the way down the lake from powerturning.

ricford
06-14-2013, 05:02 PM
Maybe I'm in the minority but I have never dunked the nose of my MC since day one, are you guys wiping around into your own wake and dunking? If someone falls I throttle off in a straight line then pivot in place, never hit my wake because it's past me by then....:confused: Yeah it may take a few more seconds to get back to someone but it beats throwing rollers all the way down the lake from powerturning.

Here, here!! That's the way I've always turned, and taught all my drivers to do the same. Unless you're finished skiing for the next 20 minutes or so, you've just wrecked your conditions.

ncsone
06-14-2013, 05:07 PM
Maybe I'm in the minority but I have never dunked the nose of my MC since day one, are you guys wiping around into your own wake and dunking? If someone falls I throttle off in a straight line then pivot in place, never hit my wake because it's past me by then....:confused: Yeah it may take a few more seconds to get back to someone but it beats throwing rollers all the way down the lake from powerturning.

I did it a few times when I was just learning to drive a inboard (Supra Comp) 20 years ago or more.

Had it happen just last weekend as well. We had a skier on the platform putting a ski on when a wakeboard boat went by throwing out a huge roller that came our way. With a skier standing on the platform with a ski on, there is not much you can do other than just let it roll over the bow.

I am very aware of not doing power turns. Sometimes situations arise that you just don't have a good solution for; last weekend was one of those times.

Double D
06-14-2013, 05:35 PM
Maybe I'm in the minority but I have never dunked the nose of my MC since day one, are you guys wiping around into your own wake and dunking? If someone falls I throttle off in a straight line then pivot in place, never hit my wake because it's past me by then....:confused: Yeah it may take a few more seconds to get back to someone but it beats throwing rollers all the way down the lake from powerturning.

I resemble those remarks. Since 2001 I have only got the nose dunked once and that was early after the purchase. I know the 205 is a bit higher and no cured down nose, but it is easy to do if your not paying attention. No powerturns, and either powering through a perpendicular wave or taking waves sideways. I know it doesn't work for all bodies of water but these new surf wakes are pretty big... That being said, sorry for the thread jack and bring on the white T-shirts! :D

19_Skier
06-14-2013, 06:04 PM
I did it a few times when I was just learning to drive a inboard (Supra Comp) 20 years ago or more.

Had it happen just last weekend as well. We had a skier on the platform putting a ski on when a wakeboard boat went by throwing out a huge roller that came our way. With a skier standing on the platform with a ski on, there is not much you can do other than just let it roll over the bow.

I am very aware of not doing power turns. Sometimes situations arise that you just don't have a good solution for; last weekend was one of those times.

yeah I can see that for sure, I think maybe I'm just spoiled being on a smaller lake there is not enough room for large wakeboard/surfing boats so the only time I would ever run the chance of dunking is while pulling.

Now, back to the beers and white t-shirts in the bow....:D

Kweisner
06-14-2013, 07:51 PM
Maybe I'm in the minority but I have never dunked the nose of my MC since day one, are you guys wiping around into your own wake and dunking? If someone falls I throttle off in a straight line then pivot in place, never hit my wake because it's past me by then....:confused: Yeah it may take a few more seconds to get back to someone but it beats throwing rollers all the way down the lake from powerturning.

We are in a fairly narrow river and typically pulling kids, so we try to get back back to them pretty quickly due to current and other traffic that may be rounding a bend. I get a bit nervous about the high speed bass boats and PWC that come bombing up the river with regularity. But our river current and nearby banks eliminate sending rollers very far at all when we power turn. That said, when we have a stretch alone I do try to take the mellow option.