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Forum: For Sale: Boats Yesterday, 11:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 896
Posted By madcityskier
Nice looking boat. If I can ask what rack are...

Nice looking boat. If I can ask what rack are you running? Looks great. Love the flite pipe. If buyer isn't excited about the rack let me know.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 11:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 746
Posted By madcityskier
Have Carlisles on the S&S trailer and they've...

Have Carlisles on the S&S trailer and they've had 0 problems. Hauled from MI to WI on I-94 at speeds into the 80's on a 4th of July weekend with temps well into the 90's. No problem. I would...
Forum: Ballast 10-19-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,009
Posted By madcityskier
It's never going to be a wake boat, but if it's...

It's never going to be a wake boat, but if it's like my S&S, a 750 where the rear seat goes and 400 each side of the dog house will make it reasonable enough for most. A better bet is to make...
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By madcityskier
For the rain I figured a cover should keep it...

For the rain I figured a cover should keep it out. The waves breaking over the bow are exactly what I would figure driving at a bow-high speed could help with.
You'd likely have to remove and...
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By madcityskier
I'd say the second bilge is right. You could...

I'd say the second bilge is right. You could alternately just drive 9+ mph to keep the bow high so water doesn't come in there, but that isn't always practical. It would be a project for sure, but...
Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By madcityskier
Too new for me, but there's probably a market for...

Too new for me, but there's probably a market for your old originals on here.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 10-07-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5,194
Views: 701,309
Posted By madcityskier
Don't know about that, but the step-father-in-law...

Don't know about that, but the step-father-in-law is an engineer. He was involved with the company that made these for a while. They're a ton of fun.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfRHgd9KbEw
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,163
Posted By madcityskier
Reviving an old thread. I went through...

Reviving an old thread. I went through re-attaching after a fuel leak recently and monkeyed with it for some time to get it just right. If it ever comes around again, I'd love to know if you have a...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 10-05-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 11,307
Views: 1,393,943
Posted By madcityskier
MC registration is Michigan. Seems a long way...

MC registration is Michigan. Seems a long way from home.
Forum: For Sale: Boats 10-03-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By madcityskier
Sportstar 19. Not a ProStar, not a 195. Nice...

Sportstar 19. Not a ProStar, not a 195.
Nice boat though.
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,645
Posted By madcityskier
http://www.waterskimag.com/features/2012/08/23/sne...

http://www.waterskimag.com/features/2012/08/23/sneak-peak-brooks-wilson-flare-skiing/

I'd call it a great idea on a private lake. On public water the fine can be a bit steep, so we've always tried...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 09-24-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,831
Posted By madcityskier
It takes a LOT of space. A good deal of...

It takes a LOT of space. A good deal of customization of the engine cover, strut, drive shaft etc. I've seen it in progress, pics of the engine cover are on FB on the MasterCraft Project.


FYI,...
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 787
Posted By madcityskier
Those trays could be built to fit. Neighbor put...

Those trays could be built to fit. Neighbor put one in his CC. It's very handy.
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 787
Posted By madcityskier
I will take mine off when I'm done skiing if it's...

I will take mine off when I'm done skiing if it's particularly cold. Then it's back to dry clothes and ski parka. We consider it particularly cold when the suits freeze to the carpeting if left in...
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 842
Posted By madcityskier
Love skidim.com Vince is like an encyclopedia in...

Love skidim.com Vince is like an encyclopedia in my experience.
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By madcityskier
Welcome. Nice ride. People may tease, but no...

Welcome. Nice ride. People may tease, but no one here would say no to a pull.
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 661
Posted By madcityskier
Does your bilge pump work? Will you be leaving...

Does your bilge pump work? Will you be leaving it on the lift long term while you're far away and unable to check water accumulation? If it rains hard and you're gone having the plug out to let...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 09-16-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 849
Posted By madcityskier
Got a Roomba about 5 years ago. It did fine, but...

Got a Roomba about 5 years ago. It did fine, but required nearly constant maintenance due to all the dog hair. Emptying, cleaning filters, cleaning sensors. If you run it every day it can...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 09-12-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 11,307
Views: 1,393,943
Posted By madcityskier
Not a mastercraft, but seems like a sweet deal...

Not a mastercraft, but seems like a sweet deal for the barefooters out there. Not too bad for slalom, though the platform leaves room for improvement.
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,537
Posted By madcityskier
Mike, you just need what I have found. My wife...

Mike, you just need what I have found. My wife refers to them as friends who are as stupid as me in the same way.

We usually keep running through November, and often December weather permitting. ...
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By madcityskier
On the up side my lovely niece was born that day....

On the up side my lovely niece was born that day.

I feel like this is an important read:
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Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,972
Posted By madcityskier
I'm sure others will weigh in on this, but at 29...

I'm sure others will weigh in on this, but at 29 my boat has never had anything resembling that.
Forum: What is this boat worth? 09-10-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,704
Posted By madcityskier
Which Maristar? A lot of info about condition...

Which Maristar? A lot of info about condition would be required. Check compression, look closely at seams in the vinyl. I'm not a Maristar expert, but I would call that high end, and would feel...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 09-09-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5,194
Views: 701,309
Posted By madcityskier
Now I will need a new keyboard. Worth the laugh...

Now I will need a new keyboard. Worth the laugh though, as long as she's ok. This is the type of thing that means kids are wearing helmets when they board with me.
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,972
Posted By madcityskier
The bow hatch had me convinced 24'. A 21' means...

The bow hatch had me convinced 24'. A 21' means my comments about engine, wake etc. are all nonissues. I still wouldn't try cutting it up if you're not 100% sure. Good looking boat.
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