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Forum: Engine / Drive Train Yesterday, 10:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 919
Posted By Miss Rita
I'm pretty sure my mechanic ordered a new...

I'm pretty sure my mechanic ordered a new Pertronix Ignitor ignition module for me. Because he's so busy winterizing, I asked if I could have the part and install it myself, figuring it's a...
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 936
Posted By Miss Rita
You don't want to think about all the crap that's...

You don't want to think about all the crap that's floating in lake water.

Use a OTC nasal steroid spray daily during ski season (they're safe to use year-round if you think it helps) to block...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-21-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 919
Posted By Miss Rita
Word from the shop is that they had to order a...

Word from the shop is that they had to order a "module" for the ignition; I'm not sure what that means, I didn't speak to the mechanic directly. So it IS a no spark/distributor problem. I may or...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-20-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 919
Posted By Miss Rita
HaHa! I decided that it's beyond my...

HaHa!

I decided that it's beyond my capabilities, took it to my boat guy. He's swamped with winterizing lesser boats that are not still used for skiing, promised to try and get it back to me by the...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 09-19-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,246
Posted By Miss Rita
$7500 for a "mint" '96 PS 205? That's a heckuva...

$7500 for a "mint" '96 PS 205? That's a heckuva deal, I wonder what's wrong with it.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-18-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 919
Posted By Miss Rita
waterlogged, you have once again gone above and...

waterlogged, you have once again gone above and beyond. Thanks!

jayR: Yes I replaced the ignition switch one week ago. The engine does crank, and there are 10 volts at the coil, so it appears...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-18-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 919
Posted By Miss Rita
All of the above is good advice. I'll get...

All of the above is good advice. I'll get working on it, and let you know if I find something. Thanks!
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-18-2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 919
Posted By Miss Rita
So why is there only 10 volts at the coil?

So why is there only 10 volts at the coil?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-16-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 919
Posted By Miss Rita
A possible helpful hint: we were just idling...

A possible helpful hint: we were just idling along, in gear, for about ten minutes, then decided to go to the other side of the lake. The instant I moved the throttle forward the engine died. Does...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-16-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 919
Posted By Miss Rita
I'm basically an engine noob, so bear with me....

I'm basically an engine noob, so bear with me. Some random comments:

It's not the kill switch (I don't have one).

What fuse, if blown, would cause the engine to just quit?

I have an electronic...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-16-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 919
Posted By Miss Rita
Engine just quit

I was idling along yesterday, gave it some gas, and the engine just quit without warning. No amount of different restarting techniques helped. It was running just find prior to that, no hint of a...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-14-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By Miss Rita
Update: I replaced the OEM 26 year-old switch...

Update: I replaced the OEM 26 year-old switch and the problem is solved. I checked the old switch, and when it was in "start" position there was power going to both starter and ignition, but...
Forum: Trailers 09-13-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By Miss Rita
My UFP brakes came with organic pads. They say...

My UFP brakes came with organic pads. They say that they are easier on the rotors, but they make a ton of dust. UFP said that replacement pads from a 2001 Kia Sephia would fit. (really? A 2001...
Forum: Trailers 09-13-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By Miss Rita
It depends: what brand of brakes is on your...

It depends: what brand of brakes is on your trailer? The brakes are not a Mastercraft part, they are from an aftermarket company, parts available anywhere. UFP and Kodiak are two big players.

I've...
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By Miss Rita
I looked at the pics of gwozhog's dinghy, and I...

I looked at the pics of gwozhog's dinghy, and I can attest that it is nice and red and shiny and fully pumped up.
Forum: General / Other 09-09-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By Miss Rita
Any welding shop can fix that for you, if it...

Any welding shop can fix that for you, if it needs to welded.

In the meanwhile, get a wire wheel, put it on your cordless drill. Remove as much of the rust as you can, see if the rust is structural...
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 09-07-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By Miss Rita
I know it doesn't matter, but...

...when retrieving a skier who has fallen or dropped, is it better to:

1) remain in gear, pull the lever back to idle speed, slow down and retrieve the skier, or
2) pull the lever back to neutral...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 09-07-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 673
Posted By Miss Rita
I replaced the grip tape on my '92 trailer two...

I replaced the grip tape on my '92 trailer two years ago. The new stuff was awful: it started to shrink and peel last summer after only 9 months. It looked disgusting. I replaced it last week...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 09-05-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By Miss Rita
You don't need marine plywood. From...

You don't need marine plywood. From Google:



Treated or even regular 3/4" plywood from your local store will work fine. You'll want to encapsulate it with a couple of coats of epoxy resin to...
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 09-02-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By Miss Rita
I agree with not using knots in a ski line (pun...

I agree with not using knots in a ski line (pun intended!), but a proper splice doesn’t have to involve knots
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 09-01-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By Miss Rita
Ok got it. Another option is to splice a new loop...

Ok got it. Another option is to splice a new loop in the 15 off section as it wears. Your rope will eventually get shorter, one foot at a time. Or make a new 15 off section from an old rope
Forum: For Sale: Parts & Accessories 08-30-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Posted By Miss Rita
I don't need it; I'm sure you've tried Craigslist?

I don't need it; I'm sure you've tried Craigslist?
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 08-29-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By Miss Rita
Can you explain this in more detail? I'm not...

Can you explain this in more detail? I'm not quite catching your drift.
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,677
Posted By Miss Rita
Waterlogged is right, as usual. I'm a virtual...

Waterlogged is right, as usual. I'm a virtual carburetor noob, but removing the carb is easy. I'm not nearly as scared as I was the first time I did it. (when you think about it, everything is easy...
Forum: Trailers 08-26-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 177
Posted By Miss Rita
UFP disk brake dust

I installed a set of UFP disk brakes, model DB35, on my trailer almost two years ago at the end of the season. All last year and this year they have been producing prodigious amounts of thick sticky...
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