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Forum: Ballast 07-01-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By redraider08
any thoughts on getting 4" pvc, filling it with...

any thoughts on getting 4" pvc, filling it with concrete and capping it on both sides? a 1' section should be about 50 lbs
Forum: Ballast 07-01-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 121
Posted By redraider08
I have 750's and run them half full due to lack...

I have 750's and run them half full due to lack of weight in the front with the KGB full (however the KGB busted so i plan to get the Fly High Pro X Series Tube Sac (370 lbs) to replace it)
Forum: Ballast 07-01-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 121
Posted By redraider08
IBS vs Lead 2000 X-star

I'm debating on getting the Straight Line Sumo Hidden Under Bow Bag (500 lbs) and pluming it in or getting some lead or possibly building some concrete bricks to put in the bow. Any advise? either...
Forum: Ballast 07-01-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By redraider08
2000 X-Star Ski Locker & Bow Bags

I need a new Ski Locker Bag and I'm thinking about adding a Bow bag under the seats. What are the best bags for those locations? Thanks!
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By redraider08
Family Reunion-Lake LBJ

Anyone know of a god place to have a Family reunion of about 30-50 ppl on LBJ? We rented a couple of houses last year at Granburry and ended up bending a prop due to the low lake levels. So...
Forum: Storage / Winterization 06-14-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 861
Posted By redraider08
2000 X-Star height

Hey guys, i will be building a shop soon that i will store my boat in. I measured the top of the tower from the ground up and it looked like it was about 10'. I am debating weather i want to make the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-06-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By redraider08
Thanks for the recomendation on the pump! I...

Thanks for the recomendation on the pump! I currently use a hand pump that works ok, i just want to be able to ensure i get as much fluid out as possable. I currently just keep moving the hose around...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-06-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By redraider08
Transmission Plug

I've have a 2000 X-Star with the Hurth transmission. When i bought the boat last year they had just replaced the oil cooler because they said it was leaking. I have changed the fluid a few times and...
Forum: Find A Pull / Give a Pull 05-21-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,662
Posted By redraider08
We have our trip planned for the weekend of June...

We have our trip planned for the weekend of June 8th, so hopefully it will keep raining and all the debris will be washed away!
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 05-21-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By redraider08
How young will kids start skiing?

Hello all, how young will kids start sking? My son is almost three and I was wanting to know if yall thought that was too young, and if not what kind of training skis to use. Thanks!
Forum: Find A Pull / Give a Pull 05-20-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,662
Posted By redraider08
We have a house rented just north of the Tin Top...

We have a house rented just north of the Tin Top bridge on the Brazos. Any advise from anyone on lake granburry about how safe it is to wakeboard in that area? Thanks!
Forum: General / Other 01-09-2013, 01:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,253
Posted By redraider08
I would have to take off the tower, it is about 7...

I would have to take off the tower, it is about 7 1/2 ft tall when folded down.
Forum: General / Other 01-06-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,253
Posted By redraider08
Fitting X-star in garage

Does anyone know how long the 2000 X-Star is on the trailer with the swim platform off and the trailer toung swung to the side? My boat is in storage and I'm thinking of making my two door garage...
Forum: Ballast 12-31-2012, 12:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 826
Posted By redraider08
Tsunami 1200 vs Rule 1100 vs Tsunami 800

Debating between these three pumps for my ballast system. Have read the the rule 1100 with 3/4" inlet is faster then the tsunami 1200 with the 1" pickup. Just wanted to get opinions on what people...
Forum: Ballast 12-16-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,754
Posted By redraider08
What about threading the tsunami pump into the...

What about threading the tsunami pump into the valve? I looked at the 1200 gpm pump with the 1 inch inlet and the threads were tapered.
Forum: Ballast 12-10-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,754
Posted By redraider08
So if you try to connect the valve from lowes to...

So if you try to connect the valve from lowes to a thru hull intake you will most likely not get a good fit and could leak. That sounds like a good reason to go with the marine valves, i just wanted...
Forum: Ballast 12-10-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,754
Posted By redraider08
http://www.lowes.com/pd_311481-18701-622F_0__?prod...

http://www.lowes.com/pd_311481-18701-622F_0__?productId=3402312&Ntt=bronze+ball+valve&pl=1&currentURL=%3FNtt%3Dbronze%2Bball%2Bvalve&facetInfo=

Here is a link to a bronze valve from lowes, would...
Forum: Ballast 12-10-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,754
Posted By redraider08
Brass Ball Valve

What is the difference between a brass ball valve you get at a department store such as Lowes and a brass ball valve you would find on a Marine Parts website. Below is a link to a couple of lowes...
Forum: Storage / Winterization 12-06-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,238
Posted By redraider08
I was reading the forum and noticed you need to...

I was reading the forum and noticed you need to wait to the engine temp get so 160 before putting anti freeze in the engine so that the thermostat will open up. My temp guage does not work, any...
Forum: Storage / Winterization 12-06-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,867
Posted By redraider08
Thanks for the help, is there any plugs on the...

Thanks for the help, is there any plugs on the manafold that need to be drained? Also, what is the sensor that i had an arrow pointed to in the origonal post? Thanks!
Forum: Storage / Winterization 12-06-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,821
Posted By redraider08
was it a pvc tee or brass tee? i am thinking i...

was it a pvc tee or brass tee? i am thinking i would need to put a brass tee and valve inline to minimize failure. Thanks!
Forum: Storage / Winterization 12-06-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,867
Posted By redraider08
Drain Plug Location

Hey guys, i have a 2000 X-star with the 310 inmar and am not real sure where the drain plugs are. Below are a couple of pictures i took pointing to what i think may be the drain plug, but it looks...
Forum: Storage / Winterization 12-02-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,821
Posted By redraider08
Thanks for the link, does anyone know what size...

Thanks for the link, does anyone know what size hose goes from the intake to the raw water pump?
Forum: Storage / Winterization 11-30-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,821
Posted By redraider08
Raw Water Hose Connections

I'm thinking about installing a tee and a couple of valves between the raw water intake and raw water pump so i can easily hook up a hose to run the boat out of the water on my 2000 X-star with the...
Forum: Storage / Winterization 10-03-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,952
Posted By redraider08
I've got an 2000 X-Star with the 310 hp engine,...

I've got an 2000 X-Star with the 310 hp engine, will all the part #'s be the same? Thanks!
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