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Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2008, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,270
Posted By ecelis
The water is almost two feet over the walkway of...

The water is almost two feet over the walkway of my dock...
Highest I've seen in here in over three years.
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2008, 01:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,357
Posted By ecelis
We have a 2006 and are very happy with the boat....

We have a 2006 and are very happy with the boat. We add about 2700 lbs to the stock ballast. With the right prop it is able to get it on a plane, but it struggles. We only use the boat for...
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2007, 02:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,442
Posted By ecelis
A BIG vote for BAWS, just North of Tampa in...

A BIG vote for BAWS, just North of Tampa in Florida.
Sales AND service are great.
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2007, 04:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,994
Posted By ecelis
340 in 19 months. We actually spend more time on...

340 in 19 months. We actually spend more time on the water than that. We alternate boats with a friend on our lake.
Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2007, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By ecelis
We have the Fly-High system in ours. The X-Star...

We have the Fly-High system in ours.

The X-Star kit comes with all the bags, fittings, hoses, etc to build it in.
It also comes with three nice two-way valves that have to be build into the rear...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2007, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,269
Posted By ecelis
I was told that the problem is with the USCG,...

I was told that the problem is with the USCG, which tests the boats and gives it a rating, resulting in a 'capacity' sticker in the boat.

I my opinion they should make it an option. If you take the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2007, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,482
Posted By ecelis
2 years and 7 months for us. Russ is right. No...

2 years and 7 months for us.

Russ is right. No one who hasn't walked this sad path can, no matter how hard they try, understand what you are going through.
Every time a tragedy like the one in this...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2007, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By ecelis
What is the idea behind leaving the standard...

What is the idea behind leaving the standard tanks empty in the back ?
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2007, 07:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,317
Posted By ecelis
800 hrs+ hours before trading it in. Always ran...

800 hrs+ hours before trading it in. Always ran 89 in it and had the required oil/maintenance done on time. Zero problems with the engine.
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2007, 07:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 963
Posted By ecelis
Way to go ! No better way to spend time with the...

Way to go !

No better way to spend time with the kids then to ski/ride with them.
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2007, 02:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,161
Posted By ecelis
We have an 2006 X-Star with MCX. Most of the time...

We have an 2006 X-Star with MCX. Most of the time we run with 3000+lbs of ballast. We had to reprop and performance is OK now, but we are constanly running at around 4000 rpm. We have to reprop for...
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2007, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By ecelis
We have been dealing with Jim and Chuck for over...

We have been dealing with Jim and Chuck for over a year now when they bailed me out after my local dealer dropped the ball (BIG time).
They know the business, they care about the customer and they...
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2007, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 817
Posted By ecelis
Try these settings; CS 1035 KDW 120 Nn 120 Works...

Try these settings;
CS 1035
KDW 120
Nn 120

Works fine for 2006 with MCX and high-load prop.
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2007, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By ecelis
The Fligh-High system I have; Back : (840 x 2) =...

The Fligh-High system I have;
Back : (840 x 2) = 1680
+
Front : (250 x 2) = 500
=
2180lbs
How is the weight distribution on this system and how does it come to 2500lbs ?
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2007, 10:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,768
Posted By ecelis
I'm more for red, but this combination is very...

I'm more for red, but this combination is very nice. I love it.
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2007, 03:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,170
Posted By ecelis
We were looking at that boat when we were at BAWS...

We were looking at that boat when we were at BAWS two weeks ago. VERY nice, congratulations !
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2007, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 882
Posted By ecelis
Just wanted to add in that trailer tongue height...

Just wanted to add in that trailer tongue height is VERY important.
Found that out last weekend when my hubs got so hot they all 4 popped the plastic oil-bath caps off and the brakes started to lock...
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 03-23-2007, 09:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,710
Posted By ecelis
BTW, this prop setup is NO good if you also want...

BTW, this prop setup is NO good if you also want to use the boat for cruising. It runs too high rpm for cruising.
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 03-23-2007, 09:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,710
Posted By ecelis
Very strange that there would be a prop that is...

Very strange that there would be a prop that is not easily removable. Sounds like a design flaw to me...
The prop I'm using is a 14.5 X 14.25 4-blade OJ prop (1285). Also says .120 cup on the...
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 03-21-2007, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,710
Posted By ecelis
The only way is to remove the engine mounting...

The only way is to remove the engine mounting bolts so you can shift the engine, transmission and shaft to the front. Half an inch is enough.

;)

Or... you move the rudder to one side and try to...
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2007, 02:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,725
Posted By ecelis
If you are free skiing it will be great. My son...

If you are free skiing it will be great. My son ran the slalom course at 36mph, but is is a hard wake to cut through. But better than most other V's I'm sure.
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2007, 10:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,260
Posted By ecelis
Having no problems is even better than trying to...

Having no problems is even better than trying to get them fixed...

Our boat just passed its first birthday, 220 hours; NO problems.

The trailer is not holding up nearly as well, but our dealer...
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2007, 11:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,260
Posted By ecelis
The problem with the jet-dock is that you need...

The problem with the jet-dock is that you need something solid to atach it to, like a sea-wall or existing dock. You have to drive the boat onto the dock and if it is not attached to somehing it will...
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2007, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 744
Posted By ecelis
We have spend a lot of time on that lake when we...

We have spend a lot of time on that lake when we lived in Texas.
As someone said before, the weekends are busy, but during the week, it is always good. With the high banks and coves there is always a...
Forum: MasterCraft In Your Area 03-08-2007, 07:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,132
Posted By ecelis
Jim, we are coming for sure. Can you post a link...

Jim, we are coming for sure.
Can you post a link for the registration form ?
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