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Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,740
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My '07 Maristar did not have any factory ballast...

My '07 Maristar did not have any factory ballast so installed a bunch. My overflow/empty are both just below the rub rail- I put them at that level to see the water flow without having to visually...
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2009, 04:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,160
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One thing I learned early on, when my wife...

One thing I learned early on, when my wife completely tore her hamstring from the bone while skiing--- make sure there is at least oneother person in the boat who can drive and preferably two. They...
Forum: Electrical 09-15-2009, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,081
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Stereo Fuses? Clarion CMD5a

In a fit of youthful exhuberance, I cranked the Hawaii 5-O theme music while my buddy was surfing. After about 15 seconds we lost stereo power and I have not been able to find a fuse for the dang...
Forum: Electrical 09-15-2009, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,334
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I managed to short a couple of wires doing my...

I managed to short a couple of wires doing my heater install and tripped the main breaker by the battery. I reset it and everything seemed fine until I got to the water (of course). The gauges were...
Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2009, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,652
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Wow! That original setup was pretty interesting...

Wow!

That original setup was pretty interesting though I did wonder about all of the 90 degree angles. I had not even thought about the pumps overwhelming the check valves.

Thanks for posting- I...
Forum: General Discussion 08-23-2009, 12:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,852
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A bit like the Heatercraft instructions? "Install...

A bit like the Heatercraft instructions? "Install the heater." Gee, thanks. :rolleyes:
Forum: General Discussion 08-23-2009, 12:20 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,042
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My '07 200VRS (X-2) fits under the garage door...

My '07 200VRS (X-2) fits under the garage door BARELY. I'm betting an empty tank of gas is going to cause problems. One quick way to gain an inch or two of clearance is to ensure that the door is...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 08-22-2009, 11:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,310
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I had my share too. When I got under the boat the...

I had my share too. When I got under the boat the other day for an inspection/get acquainted look, I found two spots with damaged gelcoat. The lakes around here are connected by a shallow river. We...
Forum: General / Other 08-17-2009, 12:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,813
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Just a thought- as I almost cross-threaded mine...

Just a thought- as I almost cross-threaded mine the other day - that the nylon may be sacrificial to save the threads in the hull fitting. If you cross-thread it, the softer materail (plug, in this...
Forum: General / Other 08-17-2009, 12:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 362
Posted By Thumbs
Additional/Replacement Through hulls - found!

I finally found what I think are the factory thru hulls on my '07 Maristar 200VRS.
I'll need to get in the boat to check the exact dimensions but based on exterior dimensions and the fact that they...
Forum: General / Other 08-15-2009, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 394
Posted By Thumbs
A new ballast question(s)

Hi,

I'm prepping for my ballast install and need to figure out how to get the overflow and discharge off the boat. My '07 Maristar has no factory ballast, so the only through-hulls are for the two...
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2009, 08:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,852
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I'm interested in a group buy too. And a nice...

I'm interested in a group buy too.

And a nice install article. :)
Forum: General / Other 08-04-2009, 08:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,881
Posted By Thumbs
I really appreciate the photos. Thanks for taking...

I really appreciate the photos. Thanks for taking the time to post them.
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2009, 08:14 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,899
Posted By Thumbs
We just bought our boat this year and I was...

We just bought our boat this year and I was looking at late-model used MC's. I'd found a few to inspect and wanted my wife to go with me. She was in complete agreement with me that the graphics would...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-04-2009, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5,001
Views: 872,647
Posted By Thumbs
Very nice looking Escalade- boat is sharp too.

Very nice looking Escalade- boat is sharp too.
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2009, 10:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 368
Posted By Thumbs
X-2/Maristar 200 Through-Hull locations?

Hi,

I'm hoping to automate my ballast this winter and would like to get as close to factory as possible, assuming that they know the best place to place a through hull to minimize any impact on hull...
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2009, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
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Great shot- just need to tweak your ballast a bit...

Great shot- just need to tweak your ballast a bit to level the boat. :D
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2009, 11:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,870
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Now that is the shade I need to keep my...

Now that is the shade I need to keep my Dermatologist happy!!!!

Please- info on who/what/where/how so I can get that shade for myself. I'm operating on limited hours, as in after 3:30 p.m., because...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,825
Posted By Thumbs
Our BMW was made in Spartanburg, South Carolina....

Our BMW was made in Spartanburg, South Carolina. German engineered, American made (apologies to Mark Knopfler).
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-29-2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5,001
Views: 872,647
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Yeah, when we were in the market the X5 was the...

Yeah, when we were in the market the X5 was the only SUV available with a manual. At the time, I couldn't bring myself to own an automatic. Times, they are a changin'.
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2009, 03:27 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 102,185
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Here she is when we picked her up. 2007 Maristar...

Here she is when we picked her up.

2007 Maristar 200VRS
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2009, 03:02 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 102,185
Posted By Thumbs
Our 2007 Maristar 200VRS 5.7L Indmar Vortec V-8-...

Our 2007 Maristar 200VRS 5.7L Indmar Vortec V-8- We bought her in June from Action Water Sports in Fenton (great folks, btw) as a new, old-stock boat. As part of the deal we had them add the '09 wake...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-29-2009, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5,001
Views: 872,647
Posted By Thumbs
Our '01 BMW X5 3.0i 5-Spd Manual and 2007...

Our '01 BMW X5 3.0i 5-Spd Manual and 2007 Maristar 200VRS

The X5 is rated to 6,000 lbs and has no trouble hauling around SE Michigan. I'm finally appreciating the low 1st gear that was a bit of an...
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2009, 01:02 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 102,185
Posted By Thumbs
Dummy, The boat looks great without the decals!...

Dummy,

The boat looks great without the decals! Thanks for posting pics of before and after. The thought has crossed my mind to remove mine as well. The '07 has the auto-style raised letters on the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2009, 12:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 434
Posted By Thumbs
Improving on-board storage

Now that I have enough "gear" to satisfy just about anyone who could come on the boat (still need a couple of BIG jackets though), I'd really like to figure out a good way to organize it all on our...
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