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Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,579
Posted By Sidewinder
Great project! Have you thought about adding a...

Great project! Have you thought about adding a little "doghouse" / engine box to it. How do you find the engine / speed control / battery temps when you drive at cruising speeds? Did you experiment...
Forum: Electrical 07-24-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By Sidewinder
Check all of you fuel line / fuel tank...

Check all of you fuel line / fuel tank connections. I had that problem with my '79 a couple years ago. It started off loosing power and the speed would drop from mid 30's to mid 20's, but then would...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 10-19-2011, 09:51 PM
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Posted By Sidewinder
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Forum: Off Topic Discussion 09-26-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 710
Posted By Sidewinder
Newbie Triathlon Training with 40 lb weight loss goal

Just wondering if any of you have any recommended sites / plans for newbie triathlon training...

Long story short, I've started training from couch -> Sprint Triathlon distance (750m swim, 20km...
Forum: General / Other 08-31-2010, 09:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 314
Posted By Sidewinder
Lubricating Shifter / Throttle on '79 Skier

Does anyone have any advice / pics / info for lubricating the throttle / shifting assembly at the helm in a '79 skier? Mine is starting to get sticky and I'm not sure how to open it up and/or...
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2010, 08:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,514
Posted By Sidewinder
Jim@BAWS wrote: Having done my fair share of...

Jim@BAWS wrote:
Having done my fair share of driving and skiing in upstate NY, Henderson Harbor, Alex Bay, Clayton etc. Some of these OLDER cottage owners have a double standard.

It is such an...
Forum: Team Talk 06-15-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,730
Posted By Sidewinder
Agree with just a few changes. Bring back the TMC...

Agree with just a few changes. Bring back the TMC Google style search. That was a tremendously useful feature.

Drastically redoing the site could ruin it... not sure how many of you follow...
Forum: General / Other 05-27-2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,738
Posted By Sidewinder
Hey Harold, Good to hear from you. Haven't seen...

Hey Harold,

Good to hear from you. Haven't seen you on the board as much lately. Hopefully things are going as well as can be for you and you're getting the treatment / medical assistance you...
Forum: General / Other 05-27-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 417
Posted By Sidewinder
Line-X and 3M 4200

Do any of you know if Line-X and 3M 4200 are compatible?

Long story short, I rebuilt my fiberglass swim platform for my '79 Skier and am going to get it Line-X'ed, but would like to seal it to the...
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 05-26-2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,188
Posted By Sidewinder
Jesus_Freak, Thanks for the pic. Really...

Jesus_Freak,

Thanks for the pic. Really interesting. I'd be curious to see a 3 vs 4 blade comparison or a 3 blade smooth vs 3 blade with cnc marks on it like...
Forum: General / Other 05-24-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,738
Posted By Sidewinder
Hey Drylandfish, Thanks for the info - good...

Hey Drylandfish,

Thanks for the info - good advice with the jacket.

How do I remove the key? Tap on the underside of the arm? Attempt to wiggle it? Use a puller?

Thanks.
Forum: General / Other 05-24-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,738
Posted By Sidewinder
Need help: How to remove rudder in '79 Skier to replace packing

Hello,

I'm trying to replace the rudder packing in my '79 Skier, but I can't figure out how to remove the rudder arm from the rudder shaft. Is there a trick?

I have the bolt / nut and cotter pin...
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2010, 09:15 PM
Replies: 1,084
Views: 102,905
Posted By Sidewinder
Funny Toyota Sienna minivan...

Funny Toyota Sienna minivan ad...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ql-N3F1FhW4
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 05-20-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 135,715
Posted By Sidewinder
Jim, Thanks for the gastank photos / info. Looks...

Jim,
Thanks for the gastank photos / info. Looks good. Are you planning on leaving it like that or treating / sealing / painting it with something? Just curious. Can't wait to see the boat all done...
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,233
Posted By Sidewinder
How are you guys with the Skylons mounting them...

How are you guys with the Skylons mounting them on the ski pole? Don't the little extensions that come off of either side (Yellow arrows in the pic) interfere with the Skylon? They stick out beyond...
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By Sidewinder
Hey 83SuperSlot, I'm 250+ and didn't have any...

Hey 83SuperSlot,

I'm 250+ and didn't have any issues with the fiberglass and/or platform, other than the outer lag bolts started leaking last year - turns out the out bolts were stripped. The others...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 05-18-2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 11,470
Views: 1,428,011
Posted By Sidewinder
That reminded me of this... Kid Rock's "All...

That reminded me of this...
Kid Rock's "All Summer Long"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwIGZLjugKA
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 05-18-2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 135,715
Posted By Sidewinder
americanskierJim, If you don't mind me asking,...

americanskierJim,

If you don't mind me asking, what did it cost to have your gas tank acid cleaned / welded?
Were there any other options that you considered to clean your tank?

I have the aluminum...
Forum: General / Other 05-18-2010, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By Sidewinder
Hi Mr MC, Thanks for the link. I was hoping to...

Hi Mr MC,

Thanks for the link. I was hoping to source it locally so I can get it quicker, but failing anyone else knowing the size I'll contact them.
Forum: General / Other 05-17-2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,039
Posted By Sidewinder
Bump... any ideas with 4200? How well does...

Bump... any ideas with 4200?

How well does Line-X "hide" imperfections? I'm down to sanding what will hopefully be the final coat of fiberglass / resin/silica putty and just curious to know how...
Forum: General / Other 05-17-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By Sidewinder
'79 Rudder Packing - What size?

Anyone know what size of packing I need for a '79 Skier's rudder?

I've read here, http://www.mastercraftboats.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?p=173180 and elsewhere that the drive shaft is 1/4", but...
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1,084
Views: 102,905
Posted By Sidewinder
Roller Karussell - time to say goodbye! ;)

This is pretty good...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRasoZMirRc
Forum: General Discussion 05-08-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,067
Posted By Sidewinder
Guess I forgot to reply to this thread, anyway,...

Guess I forgot to reply to this thread, anyway, my wife bought me a Plano Marine box...
http://www.planomolding.com/tackle/products.asp

I think it should work quite well. Not sure if it will fit...
Forum: General / Other 05-08-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,744
Posted By Sidewinder
Skipper, Thanks for the info. When I took the...

Skipper, Thanks for the info.

When I took the tank out it looks exactly like Bellinghamster's boat from the inside (see link in post #6 above and go to last pic in post #8). All 9 "bolts" were lag...
Forum: General / Other 05-08-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,039
Posted By Sidewinder
ps. toilet bowl cleaner works wonders on removing...

ps. toilet bowl cleaner works wonders on removing old lake slim. The slim came off in seconds and the transom is once again blue!
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