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Forum: Upholstery Yesterday, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By 3event
Sledge, check with JimN via PM. I hope to get...

Sledge, check with JimN via PM. I hope to get ball rolling tomorrow.

Madcity, I am not familiar with the mastercraft project.

Will report back.....
Forum: Upholstery 08-26-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By 3event
Upholstery Shop - SE Wisconsin?

So Team Talkers .... anyone have a good referral? I have that lousy 2002 vinyl in my 197 and I have babied it - only 400hrs now and she has lounged under a lift canopy her entire life. Cracking at...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By 3event
There are so many excellent products out there...

There are so many excellent products out there for your boat finish I can't even imagine why someone would find it necessary to do this!

For me? Collinite's Insulator Wax.
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,243
Posted By 3event
Where is this shop located? I am looking for...

Where is this shop located? I am looking for something in vicinity of SE Wisconsin - longshot but my list is empty so far. Looks like an outstanding job and I love the boat!
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,038
Posted By 3event
scorpion - me like!

The look of the Scorpion boat is interesting. Drop a 400hp engine in there, I bet it would scoot! Practical? Maybe not.
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 07-17-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By 3event
Barefoot Training Sling for Boom

My youngest (7) is now game to learn barefooting. I cruised around the web looking for the training sling that hangs from the boom , but did not find it anywhere.

Has anyone seen these things...
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By 3event
Most likely OK but warning if you are in...

Most likely OK but warning if you are in relatively shallow water:

Opening up the throttle to get the load moving will stir up the bottom. The cooling water intake will suck that up, if it is fine...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,791
Posted By 3event
In fall I do a simple quick wash/rinse of the...

In fall I do a simple quick wash/rinse of the boat, since she will get a bit dusty in the garage anyway. Big cleanup is spring. To remove all spotting and deposits on the hull I put gloves on and...
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 561
Posted By 3event
I would also caution against power washer. ...

I would also caution against power washer. Orbital sander to start. Given that it was painted , it may be best to take the thing apart and really do it right. I just refinished my platform this...
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,795
Posted By 3event
If you are close enough to any competitions (eg...

If you are close enough to any competitions (eg Malibu Open in Milwaukee) and can swing by one of those for a few hours with some/part/all of the family, your kids can see lots of other good looking...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 05-24-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11,005
Views: 1,328,277
Posted By 3event
1952 Mastercraft...

1952 Mastercraft !!!
http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/boa/4470985675.html

(yes I know.....just found it interesting - it is an interesting little inboard)
Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,795
Posted By 3event
If you get a reasonable deal on lake property and...

If you get a reasonable deal on lake property and buy in a good location you're pretty unlikely to lose money on it - it could even be a good investment. We're blessed with a family cabin - I...
Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,979
Posted By 3event
Although I make a living running a sales...

Although I make a living running a sales organization stocked with engineers (myself included), I'm extremely limited in mechanical abilities where cars and boats are concerned. I rely on my dealer...
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 561
Posted By 3event
I've been using lifts for a long time and always...

I've been using lifts for a long time and always accepted that only perfect parking technique and luck would position the boat perfectly centered when coming into the lift (currently using a Shore...
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,628
Posted By 3event
In Wisconsin, you can't be moving with...

In Wisconsin, you can't be moving with non-standard nav light colors (r/g in front, white in back/overhead):

"No other lights (including docking lights) may be used which could be mistaken for or...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 05-15-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By 3event
I've been in sales for 20 years, just made a good...

I've been in sales for 20 years, just made a good change last year. Recruiters are always working for the company or pushing a lot of candidates' paper around - they are never really working for...
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 578
Posted By 3event
I hear some folks on our lake are using the 4x8...

I hear some folks on our lake are using the 4x8 sheet method now, reportedly it works well. Our side of the shore is a bit more firm so all I have to do is place a 24"x24" concrete block under the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By 3event
I've got one cracked fender and was quoted $550...

I've got one cracked fender and was quoted $550 or so for a replacement from the dealer a couple years ago. So $500 sounds like a deal to me for 2 + a spare provided they are in acceptable...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,650
Posted By 3event
When I was a kid I saw a boat burn down below the...

When I was a kid I saw a boat burn down below the rub rail and sink on our little lake. The likely cause was bilge fumes that ignited (I/O).

Remember to run your blower before starting, fellow...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 04-03-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 398
Posted By 3event
Yep, be prepared to adjust your body clock...

Yep, be prepared to adjust your body clock significantly. You'll be up late to really experience the city and have some authentic dinners.

I LOVE Spain. Madrid is a cool town and easy to get...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 03-26-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,085
Posted By 3event
Consider this: Average annual income 1969 $8486 ...

Consider this:
Average annual income 1969 $8486 cost of the GT500 $ 5245
Average annual income 2012 $51371 cost of new Mustang GT, what, $35000?

Amazingly , the comparison isn't as skewed as...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,855
Posted By 3event
Yep looks like a good idea. I was toying with...

Yep looks like a good idea. I was toying with the idea of mounting a couple pressure tanks to the lower crossmembers somehow (or use some large diameter capped PVC pipe with some sort of bladder...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 03-17-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,401
Posted By 3event
Whereabouts on the W coast are you located? edit...

Whereabouts on the W coast are you located?
edit - nevermind I see it now - unfortunately not near my family out in CA

Good luck, she looks pretty nice!
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 03-16-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,761
Posted By 3event
Oakley Vault has the usual stuff along with close...

Oakley Vault has the usual stuff along with close outs and clearance specials, I have purchased several pairs there. Sign up for emails and you will get updates on deals.

http://oakleyvault.com/
Forum: For Sale: Boats 03-15-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,425
Posted By 3event
bump.... noticed another thread looking to buy...

bump.... noticed another thread looking to buy one of these.
nice ride!
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