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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 09:11 PM
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Posted By d2jp
Following!

Following!
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-16-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,803
Posted By d2jp
Thanks everyone for the input. I bought the...

Thanks everyone for the input. I bought the truck Monday, at what I think is a very good price. I installed a Thule Xsporter bed rack and Thule Force box (I'm a Thule dealer) - loaded up the truck...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-10-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,803
Posted By d2jp
Update

The truck has a crazy history, but after a lot of research I think the ECM hours are correct at 2640. It doesn't appear to have been chipped or tuned or modded in any way. I do know this truck has...
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,664
Posted By d2jp
130154

130154
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2015, 03:12 PM
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Views: 4,664
Posted By d2jp
I don't have a problem with tubes, but more of a...

I don't have a problem with tubes, but more of a problem with the people driving the boats. Last weekend on Lake Gaston, NC there was a moron in an X45 pulling two tubes swerving and weaving his way...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-30-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,803
Posted By d2jp
UPDATE: Odometer tampering? Looking for advice.

Arrived home from my trip. Truck ran great and didn't know I was pulling a boat. However I still had my doubts about the low mileage. a few years ago, I pulled the gauge cluster on my '04 Suburban to...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-29-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,803
Posted By d2jp
No 4 LOW on a 2WD :)

No 4 LOW on a 2WD :)
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-27-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,803
Posted By d2jp
I think it has a limited slip rear end. Which...

I think it has a limited slip rear end. Which would be a bonus with the 2wd. Also gotta be careful with the right foot on the boat ramp. Lots of power and first gear is low. Stating in 2nd and light...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-26-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,803
Posted By d2jp
On the 150 mile trip to the lake the truck ran...

On the 150 mile trip to the lake the truck ran perfect. I live in a very hilly area. Sections of road my Suburban would downshift and struggle with the Duramax cruised up like there was no hill. It...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,989
Posted By d2jp
I just browsed through the Bryant owners forum...

I just browsed through the Bryant owners forum and...not a mention of the revolutionary Wake Tractor I could...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-24-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,803
Posted By d2jp
Thanks, that's very good information. If I...

Thanks, that's very good information. If I decide to go forward I will have them replace the injector harness.

Crap - hate to hear head gaskets may be an issue. It seems every vehicle I've owned...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-23-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,803
Posted By d2jp
Thanks guys, and thanks clrussell - looking...

Thanks guys, and thanks clrussell - looking forward to your input. I've spent some time on the LLY section of the Diesel Place forum this afternoon reading up on good and bad. General consensus...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-23-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,803
Posted By d2jp
'05 GMC DuraMax - what do you think

I've found a 2005 GMC P/U, under 60k miles with 6.6L DuraMax and Alison transmission that I'm considering buying for a tow vehicle. I assume there are folks around with some real world experience...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,779
Posted By d2jp
I was (mostly) joking and yeah, I'd do it again....

I was (mostly) joking and yeah, I'd do it again. If 'work' is something you love, it's a lot easier to show up every day and get some enjoyment from it.

And, I do ride as much as possible. Also...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,779
Posted By d2jp
Used to be cycling. Then I bought a bike shop and...

Used to be cycling. Then I bought a bike shop and deal with that for a living. So besides boating and watersports, now it's mostly drinking and hot tubbing, LOL.
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,416
Posted By d2jp
Do you have a picture? I did tweak mine a little...

Do you have a picture?

I did tweak mine a little by bending to angle it downward, but with the slighly larger prop on the powerslots the trailer design wasn't changed, and is just too close IMO. I...
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,416
Posted By d2jp
I've done that twice (maybe three times) with my...

I've done that twice (maybe three times) with my '89 Prostar 190 Powerslot. The 14" prop just barely clears the prop guard on dry land. I think what happens when you apply throttle to load, the...
Forum: What is this boat worth? 06-05-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 787
Posted By d2jp
At that price, I'm sure she had people beating...

At that price, I'm sure she had people beating down her door. $6K was a steal IMO. However, there are lots of good MC's out there - keep looking and good luck!
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-04-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,014
Posted By d2jp
How to you keep the water from the garden hose...

How to you keep the water from the garden hose from going out the pickup inlet on the bottom of the hull?
Forum: What is this boat worth? 06-04-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 787
Posted By d2jp
For $6K if as described and runs well, I don't...

For $6K if as described and runs well, I don't know how you could go wrong.

http://www.waterskimag.com/ski-boats/2001/06/14/cobalt-202cs/
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,269
Posted By d2jp
I've been using Griot's Garage Speed Shine on the...

I've been using Griot's Garage Speed Shine on the hull AND the vinyl with good results. But always interested in something new, will check it out.

Also, if you have a Dollar Tree store around, they...
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 06-03-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,321
Posted By d2jp
My guess is there are numerous issues: Too much...

My guess is there are numerous issues:
Too much throttle - For deep water slalom starts, I like the driver to use a slow steady throttle, counting: 1 thousand 1, 1 thousand 2, etc as they move the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,345
Posted By d2jp
SkiSafe - read the fine print

I've used SkiSafe for the past couple of years. Low premiums and no issues but as I found out a couple of years ago, there are some disclaimers with the 'lay-up' period. Not a problem really but...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,930
Posted By d2jp
All is right in the world (of MasterCraft) now!

All is right in the world (of MasterCraft) now!
Forum: What is this boat worth? 03-26-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By d2jp
If you can do a compression test and water test...

If you can do a compression test and water test and she checks out OK - I'd say $3500 max and anything under is better.

Two things I noticed on the pictures:
1) It looks like it might be a...
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