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Forum: Towers 07-24-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,438
Posted By Red 08 Xstar
I screwed an 89 cent j-hook into my garage...

I screwed an 89 cent j-hook into my garage ceiling and use a short peice of rope looped around the tower light to hold it up.
Forum: Electrical 07-24-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By Red 08 Xstar
Mine does the same thing. I took the sending...

Mine does the same thing. I took the sending unit out of the gas tank and found that the float doen't float. It sinks to the bottom.
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By Red 08 Xstar
I've accidentally taken off with mine down lots...

I've accidentally taken off with mine down lots of times. Hasn't ever really caused any problems.
Forum: General / Other 05-20-2013, 12:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,257
Posted By Red 08 Xstar
I use mine off the stern to keep the boat from...

I use mine off the stern to keep the boat from spinning around. I would never use it to anchor the boat.
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,025
Posted By Red 08 Xstar
Mine mostly gets used for women getting in the...

Mine mostly gets used for women getting in the water to pee without jumping in.
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,207
Posted By Red 08 Xstar
After Ford bought Land Rover the quality issues...

After Ford bought Land Rover the quality issues went away. 86,000 miles on mine so far and have never had any problems. Not sure what's going to happen now that they've been bought out by some...
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,207
Posted By Red 08 Xstar
I've towed thousands of miles with my LR3 for the...

I've towed thousands of miles with my LR3 for the past 5 years with no problems at all. What are you worried about? The vehicle's towing capacity is way higher than the weight of the boat.
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 777
Posted By Red 08 Xstar
I wouldn't be worried about the torque, I'd be...

I wouldn't be worried about the torque, I'd be worried about the suspension. I have an X5 4.4i and would never consider towing my boat with it although I'm sure it would have plenty of power.
Forum: General Discussion 03-01-2013, 11:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,025
Posted By Red 08 Xstar
Ditto on the "couldn't convince her otherwise". ...

Ditto on the "couldn't convince her otherwise". Once she saw it there was no going back.
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,359
Posted By Red 08 Xstar
My 08 doesn't have the exhaust tips. It has the...

My 08 doesn't have the exhaust tips. It has the black rubber flapper. In 08 they came out with the fold down swim platform. That's why they got rid of the tips. It doesn't have a muffler either...
Forum: General / Other 11-14-2012, 12:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,706
Posted By Red 08 Xstar
No, what would be the point??

No, what would be the point??
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-10-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,144
Posted By Red 08 Xstar
This is absolute misinformation. I start my boat...

This is absolute misinformation. I start my boat all the time out of the water. When I winterize it at the end of the season the impeller is fine. I'm on the same impeller for 4 years now and it...
Forum: General / Other 09-22-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,857
Posted By Red 08 Xstar
Any of these will work: Napa 1069 ...

Any of these will work:

Napa 1069
Wix 51069
Fram CPH 30 / PH 30
AC PF25
Penske PN30
Purolator L20049
Castrol CM30
Motorcraft FL10
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 969
Posted By Red 08 Xstar
Not necessarily. I was doing 5 MPH when this...

Not necessarily. I was doing 5 MPH when this happened.
Forum: General / Other 08-22-2012, 12:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By Red 08 Xstar
Mine was intermittent like that at first, then it...

Mine was intermittent like that at first, then it completely quit working and always read 0.
The warranty on electronics is 1 year.
Forum: General / Other 08-19-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By Red 08 Xstar
I had the same problem. Replaced the Airmar...

I had the same problem. Replaced the Airmar Triducer and it is working again.
Forum: General / Other 07-30-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 873
Posted By Red 08 Xstar
Disregard my last post. I just checked and mine...

Disregard my last post. I just checked and mine has two also. They're always set on auto so I've never really paid attention to them.
Forum: General / Other 07-30-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 873
Posted By Red 08 Xstar
On my 2008 they are on a single switch.

On my 2008 they are on a single switch.
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,001
Posted By Red 08 Xstar
Lake Billy Chinook outside of Madras, OR. Very...

Lake Billy Chinook outside of Madras, OR. Very similar to Lake Shasta but the water level never drops during the summer.
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2012, 12:25 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 14,071
Posted By Red 08 Xstar
I don't know, call me crazy. Just seems strange...

I don't know, call me crazy. Just seems strange to me that the factory would deliver a $70,000 boat that doesn't float.
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 14,071
Posted By Red 08 Xstar
Not venting, just saying what happened. I still...

Not venting, just saying what happened. I still bought a boat didn't I? My dealer must suck if they weren't aware all that stuff needed to be done. My Xstar floated fine when I took it out for the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 14,071
Posted By Red 08 Xstar
When I was purchasing my Xstar I took a test ride...

When I was purchasing my Xstar I took a test ride in a brand new X2 and it almost sank. It started taking on a huge amount of water in the engine compartment and we barely made it back to the boat...
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 14,071
Posted By Red 08 Xstar
Problems so far with my 08 XStar with 180...

Problems so far with my 08 XStar with 180 hours:

1. Depth finder quit working
2. Gas gauge quit working
3. Gelcoat stress cracks where the tower meets the hull
4. Observer seat back coming apart
5....
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 07-09-2012, 12:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,089
Posted By Red 08 Xstar
I think mine was about $2

I think mine was about $2
Forum: General / Other 07-08-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,575
Posted By Red 08 Xstar
In case any body else ever has this problem, I...

In case any body else ever has this problem, I thought I would post my fix. I let the sending unit sit out on my workbench for 2 weeks, put it back in the tank and it works like new again. I guess...
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