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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 11:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 487
Posted By wheelerd
I had one and sold it after the first time I...

I had one and sold it after the first time I tried using it. Trailer axle is so low to the ground when the tire is flat that it is hard for the jack to get bite in the dirt/gravel and roll up like...
Forum: General / Other Yesterday, 11:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 254
Posted By wheelerd
I used a Bennett 18" wakeplate on my 05 X2. Same...

I used a Bennett 18" wakeplate on my 05 X2. Same idea as what you are doing. Yes, it does help to soften the rooster tail at slalom speeds.
Install thread and more pics here:...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train Yesterday, 11:24 PM
Replies: 763
Important: Fuel Pump 101
Views: 194,001
Posted By wheelerd
12 years old!

12 years old!
Forum: Engine / Drive Train Yesterday, 09:25 PM
Replies: 763
Important: Fuel Pump 101
Views: 194,001
Posted By wheelerd
I don't have a part number but an auto store...

I don't have a part number but an auto store should be able to cross reference it.
I just redid my pump today -- preventive spring maintenance before the season begins. I used pliers and just enough...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 04-28-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,448
Posted By wheelerd
Well done! Someone got a good deal on a nice...

Well done! Someone got a good deal on a nice boat.:friday:
Forum: Team Talk Forum Help- Forum Issues Only 04-28-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,106
Posted By wheelerd
There are a couple of threads on TT about...

There are a couple of threads on TT about replacing the tongue and actuator. Here are two that I quickly found:...
Forum: Wakeboarding & Wakeskating 04-27-2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By wheelerd
Our young teens started on a Hyperlite State....

Our young teens started on a Hyperlite State. Worked for me too -- 5'9" 160 lbs.
Forum: For Sale: Boats 04-26-2017, 10:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,448
Posted By wheelerd
Pristine boat. Love the trailer! Should sell soon.

Pristine boat. Love the trailer!
Should sell soon.
Forum: General / Other 04-26-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By wheelerd
Our 05 X2 has 4.5" cleats. Plenty big enough for...

Our 05 X2 has 4.5" cleats. Plenty big enough for two normal size mooring lines if needed.
Forum: Wakesurfing 04-26-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1,920
Views: 557,299
Posted By wheelerd
Most HD and Lowes stores sell plywood in various...

Most HD and Lowes stores sell plywood in various thicknesses in 2' x 4' chunks. I know mine do. And yes, marine-grade plywood is expensive if you have to buy a whole sheet. But specialty wood shops...
Forum: Wakesurfing 04-26-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1,920
Views: 557,299
Posted By wheelerd
Thinking about these last few posts about...

Thinking about these last few posts about floating and material . . .

While HDPE looks nice, why don't more people just use 1/2" or 3/4" plywood? Regular plywood would work but marine plywood is an...
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 78,601
Posted By wheelerd
Beauty! Makes us all remember why we love lakes,...

Beauty! Makes us all remember why we love lakes, water, and boats.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-24-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By wheelerd
Thanks for the info. I'll order some. To remove...

Thanks for the info. I'll order some.
To remove the hose from the pump . . . I'm assuming heating it with a hair dryer or something to soften the plastic is what's needed?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-23-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By wheelerd
Clamps -- what type for in-tank fuel line?

I'm planning to do some preventive maintenance this spring and replace my fuel pump.
I'm hoping to be able to reuse the pump-to-regulator hose currently in the unit. From what others with 2005 MC's...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 04-20-2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By wheelerd
If you haven't already, check...

If you haven't already, check out:

iboats.com
onlyinboards.com
ski-it-again.com
Forum: Wakesurfing 04-19-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1,920
Views: 557,299
Posted By wheelerd
Wood, or . . . ? (I think maybe you posted it...

Wood, or . . . ?
(I think maybe you posted it earlier in this thread but I can't find it at the moment.)
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By wheelerd
Cigarette lighter was an option.:rolleyes:

Cigarette lighter was an option.:rolleyes:
Forum: Appearance 04-11-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 65,809
Posted By wheelerd
Not hard. See my pic in post #30.

Not hard. See my pic in post #30.
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2017, 10:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By wheelerd
Makes sense. Good on ya. I've done that with a...

Makes sense. Good on ya. I've done that with a few cars.
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By wheelerd
Begs the question, if I may, why did you get rid...

Begs the question, if I may, why did you get rid of the 02 and 03, since your new boat is essentially the same?
Forum: Appearance 04-07-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 65,809
Posted By wheelerd
Back in the day I had some holes for the seat...

Back in the day I had some holes for the seat bases that were stripped. I epoxied the holes and redrilled them. It worked fine.
Forum: What is this boat worth? 04-07-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 862
Posted By wheelerd
Here are some good pics of the walk around...

Here are some good pics of the walk around configuration: http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=47055

Also, a whole thread on the TriStar that you should read:...
Forum: What is this boat worth? 04-07-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 862
Posted By wheelerd
$2k?:confused: If the boat was laid up properly...

$2k?:confused: If the boat was laid up properly it might take $100 for oil and a new impeller. But maybe the PO already has a new impeller ready to go. I've worked on vehicles that had sat for...
Forum: What is this boat worth? 04-06-2017, 12:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 862
Posted By wheelerd
Our first MC was a 91 TriStar. We enjoyed it...

Our first MC was a 91 TriStar. We enjoyed it alot.
The wake is just fine for open water skiing, and a heck of a lot better than many of the newer wakeboard/surf behemoths.
$5000 is a great price,...
Forum: Trailers 04-05-2017, 10:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 663
Posted By wheelerd
I sometimes find if my tongue/actuator is partly...

I sometimes find if my tongue/actuator is partly depressed the lockout solenoid doesn't deactivate the brakes. So I just pull ahead a few feet to release the pressure, then hit reverse, and all is...
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