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Forum: General / Other 01-04-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 917
Posted By richies
Thanks

Thanks everyone for your tips. 29 deg on the deck today. Thats celcius...
Forum: General / Other 01-04-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 917
Posted By richies
84 stars and stripes rudder and strut

Its high summer in New Zealand and I have skied the last seven days.

Yesterday though I had a disaster on the water - hitting an un-marked rock while towing a friend. I have lost the rudder...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 11-26-2010, 12:40 AM
Replies: 2,335
Views: 360,610
Posted By richies
A slightly lower key garage

Ive always wanted to post our garage - mostly because of the constrast of our setup up with some of the setups I see posted here. This is a typical New Zealand holiday house ('batch' we call them). ...
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,670
Posted By richies
From our recent (double trailer) restore

This did put a bit of weight on the drawbar...but both trailers made it home.
Forum: Upholstery 07-21-2010, 01:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By richies
I had that issue a while back. On our 84, the...

I had that issue a while back. On our 84, the Allen head screws are a red herring. There should be some normal type screws at the top and bottom of housing - under or behind the housing outer trim.
Forum: Find A Pull / Give a Pull 06-19-2008, 01:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,098
Posted By richies
ok, Im paying. Where I come from - after paying...

ok, Im paying. Where I come from - after paying 100% up front, sight unseen - there would be a good chance there would be no house, and no more agent...

Thanks for the help though.

R
Forum: Find A Pull / Give a Pull 06-13-2008, 03:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,098
Posted By richies
The whole lot up front? Dodgy?

Hi all

Via the net we have found a lake house at Lake Arrowhead - USD600 odd for the 3 nights. The Agent wants the full 600 plus 400 deposit up front now. Is this normal for the states?

Im happy...
Forum: Find A Pull / Give a Pull 05-31-2008, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,098
Posted By richies
Lake Arrowhead

Hi

The closest ski school to LAX that I could find (open) was Lake Arrowhead. Horton lakes looked good, but too far. Im planning the following:

Limo from LAX -USD 200 odd for the family. The...
Forum: Trailers 03-26-2008, 04:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,495
Posted By richies
Im really pleased this thread was resurrected. ...

Im really pleased this thread was resurrected. Im planning to replace the bar on our 84 S&S with a boat buddy. I'll construct a mount for the boat buddy as per the shots in this thread or east...
Forum: Find A Pull / Give a Pull 03-23-2008, 06:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,098
Posted By richies
This is great stuff thanks. I'll have a look at...

This is great stuff thanks. I'll have a look at the links and let you know where we end up.

There is a house in The Hague looking for a housesitter if anyone fancies the summer in Europe.

R
Forum: Find A Pull / Give a Pull 03-23-2008, 01:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,098
Posted By richies
LA ski school?

Hi

Im travelling with my family from Europe, home to New Zealand via LA over the summer. This is our summer holiday, but we are heading back to winter and waterskiing will be tough. Because of...
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2007, 12:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,047
Posted By richies
eyes shut and hoping

this could go in the hunting thread as well

30290
Forum: Find A Pull / Give a Pull 06-18-2007, 05:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 681
Posted By richies
Hi Marcos Thanks - Im looking for course skiing...

Hi Marcos

Thanks - Im looking for course skiing - I'll send you a PM.

Cheers

Richard
Forum: Find A Pull / Give a Pull 06-17-2007, 09:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 681
Posted By richies
The Hague / Den Haag / s'gravenhage

Im moving to The Hague and am searching for a place to ski.

Ive sone a few searches and am sure I found a place using Mastercrafts between The Haag and Rotterdam, but I cant find the link again....
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2007, 12:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By richies
whirli Im afraid to say this is a common...

whirli

Im afraid to say this is a common problem. We had it on our 84S&S. Have a good seach on "platform bolt" and "platform loose" etc and you will find useful threads such as those below.

The...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2007, 07:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 541
Posted By richies
Cheap heater install - use an old mini heater

We've been keen on a heater for a while - I read plenty here about it and I thought I would share our effort - reusing a heater from an old mini car.

For the Americans - a mini:...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-12-2007, 03:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By richies
I got the boat in the water today and it went...

I got the boat in the water today and it went fine - no noise at all. Thanks to all for the advice.

R
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-11-2007, 04:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By richies
Tranmission / shaft noise

Im hoping someone can give me some advice on some noise coming from my transmission / drive shaft.

Our 84 S&S has been sitting for a month or so. Yesterday I decided to start it - I got the water...
Forum: General / Other 01-08-2007, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 576
Posted By richies
Thanks for the reply. Quite a bit of water went...

Thanks for the reply.

Quite a bit of water went down those holes, more than you would expect for screw holes. I would have blown it out immediately, but I dont have a compressor at the lake. What...
Forum: General / Other 01-07-2007, 11:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 576
Posted By richies
Bilge water into hull

I recently did some work on my bilge pump. I believe it is a standard type with a motor unit that connects to a base housing - the housing is mounted to the hull by 4 screws.

In my S&S the bilge...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 12-10-2006, 05:20 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 4,937
Posted By richies
Always lurking - beats working.

Always lurking - beats working.
Forum: MasterCraft In Your Area 11-13-2006, 06:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 881
Posted By richies
Trouble way downunder

There is a bit of trouble in the New Zealand market.

We have had one dealer i.e. one business in one location and it seems that Chris and Annie...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-12-2006, 02:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By richies
84S&S upgrade and fuel pump question

Hi

I am another lurker who has finally decided to make a post. A friend and I bought an 84 S&S six months ago and with wives and family intolerant of on water issues, have been doing it up ever...
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