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Forum: Off Topic Discussion 11-07-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,155
Posted By Ben
Also consider downsizing wheels one size for ride...

Also consider downsizing wheels one size for ride and noise improvement. More sidewall. I went from 17" to 16". My wheels were shot though, so had to buy wheels anyway.
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 679
Posted By Ben
Also look into Grand Rapids area on the river...

Also look into Grand Rapids area on the river west of Toledo. I think there are towboats there. I know there is a ski course.
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,383
Posted By Ben
I run mine too. 3-5 min maybe. Part of the fun...

I run mine too. 3-5 min maybe. Part of the fun of winterizing is listening to the exhaust....
I would guess dealers don't since you need to hook up water.
10 hours - for me it would be if I can...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 10-26-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By Ben
Thanks. I've pulled / rotated it out of the way...

Thanks. I've pulled / rotated it out of the way before. Don't remember it being too bad.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 10-22-2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,685
Posted By Ben
Used to go to that years ago when lived in the...

Used to go to that years ago when lived in the area. Favorite can Koozie of all time:
"If there ain't dirt in your beer, it ain't racing!"
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 10-21-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By Ben
94 prostar rear hook and grab bar removal

Who has done this? I want to pull the hardware off to polish the back (faded a bit) and put a new sticker on.
Question - is there sealant or something I'll need to 'break' off or just as simple...
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2017, 09:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,988
Posted By Ben
Nice work. Those boats ski great and feel huge...

Nice work. Those boats ski great and feel huge inside.
Forum: Upholstery 10-16-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,617
Posted By Ben
I'd consider a halfway point. 100% modern may...

I'd consider a halfway point. 100% modern may look odd in a 2002 boat.
New materials and add some cues from newer stuff?
Having said that, I've not looked at new boats too much.
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,170
Posted By Ben
"Propeller" is what you ordered. Make the boat...

"Propeller" is what you ordered. Make the boat go.
"Impeller" is on front of motor and sucks up lake water to cool the engine. This is a maintenance item. Learn about it too (plenty of...
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2017, 12:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,170
Posted By Ben
Welcome. Looks like you did well. Trailer...

Welcome. Looks like you did well.
Trailer should sit level. You could lower the tongue a bit to see if that helps.
A few guys have added rollers to the back of trailer. I'm sure someone will...
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,626
Posted By Ben
Isn't the real question if the HOA would approve...

Isn't the real question if the HOA would approve the garage? Sorry. Haha.
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4,480
Views: 759,135
Posted By Ben
Nice. Impressive line up of skis too.

Nice. Impressive line up of skis too.
Forum: Storage / Winterization 09-22-2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,509
Posted By Ben
Drain. Put plugs back in so threads don't corrode...

Drain. Put plugs back in so threads don't corrode (at least that happened to my manifolds one year). Enjoy winter.
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,432
Posted By Ben
Go to 32mph before doing anything more than buy...

Go to 32mph before doing anything more than buy gas.
Not sure where gas tank is ok those but keep it 1/2 full or less.
Tournament skiers are at 34 and 36 unless you are above 60 or so.
If still...
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,230
Posted By Ben
I have 5 gal cans that I bought bigger spouts for...

I have 5 gal cans that I bought bigger spouts for on Amazon. Two of them I had to add vents to since they were the ventless crappy kind.
28-30 sec to empty. I think the VP may be similar fill...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 08-30-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,641
Posted By Ben
Don't jump off the bridge when the lake is...

Don't jump off the bridge when the lake is frozen. Ouch.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 08-30-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,641
Posted By Ben
I meant floor vinyl. That flooring seems to be...

I meant floor vinyl.

That flooring seems to be getting very popular. I'd like it but don't need to replace yet.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 08-29-2017, 11:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,641
Posted By Ben
Lighter color vinyl? Rig up a mister system to...

Lighter color vinyl?
Rig up a mister system to cool it.
Second Bimini on front of boat to keep sun out.
Move a few thousand miles north?
Or go back to carpet.
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2017, 10:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 977
Posted By Ben
Gates are wider than boat guides.

Gates are wider than boat guides.
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 08-29-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,076
Posted By Ben
I seem to have issues with soap making my feet...

I seem to have issues with soap making my feet crack. Buy babes from Midwest Mastercraft by the gallon. Good deal and lasts a few years.
Some Buddies run dish soap and have old bindings w no...
Forum: MasterCraft In Your Area 08-25-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 15,895
Posted By Ben
Looks good gang. Nice to see a decent showing of...

Looks good gang. Nice to see a decent showing of SKI boats with the motor on the middle!
Forum: For Sale: Parts & Accessories 08-20-2017, 11:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By Ben
Are these used or new?

Are these used or new?
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 08-20-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By Ben
I put oj 3 blade cnc on a year or two ago and am...

I put oj 3 blade cnc on a year or two ago and am very happy.
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,416
Posted By Ben
Cool for sure. I would guess that is for and old...

Cool for sure. I would guess that is for and old Chris craft boat that is sorta narrow.
Newer boats would likely be too wide. Wakeboats for sure.
Boat width plus trailer plus need 1/2" to 1"...
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,647
Posted By Ben
Cycle / pump water from Lake Michigan to clear it...

Cycle / pump water from Lake Michigan to clear it up or at least dilute?
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