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Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,455
Posted By ol1970
My $0.02 is it depends on where you live...up...

My $0.02 is it depends on where you live...up here in Michigan 100 hours is a great summer...sometimes it can be as low as 50-60. This may be a record year for me, 80 hours so far and I'm...
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,204
Posted By ol1970
So I'm sort of a nut when it comes to adding...

So I'm sort of a nut when it comes to adding weight to the boat...and it is hard for me to get people rounded up during the week, so this is what I have been doing on my new Star with GEN2:

-2...
Forum: General Discussion 08-05-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,113
Posted By ol1970
Great update...amazing boat! Glad you are loving...

Great update...amazing boat! Glad you are loving the X30...and here I thought I was doing good with 75 hours on my new '14 here in Michigan, I'm a slacker compared to you guys up north!
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,295
Posted By ol1970
I have the Gen2 Star and I have ridden the Gen2...

I have the Gen2 Star and I have ridden the Gen2 X30...if price is any consideration whatsoever, go with the X30. The waves in my opinion were indiscernible...both freaking awesome. I have not...
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,270
Posted By ol1970
I would say $90k with the Gen2...maybe a tad...

I would say $90k with the Gen2...maybe a tad higher...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,122
Posted By ol1970
Do you mean past the factory 5 year warranty?

Do you mean past the factory 5 year warranty?
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,122
Posted By ol1970
I don't mean to be Debbie downer for any 6.2L...

I don't mean to be Debbie downer for any 6.2L owners...but I could not imagine having this beast of a boat without the 7.4L. She is a big heavy girl and needs the power. The only time I regret...
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,204
Posted By ol1970
Eh...tough to say...I am a firm believer that it...

Eh...tough to say...I am a firm believer that it is better to have it and not need it vs. the alternative. That being said, the few extra hundred pounds probably makes a difference, but would be...
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,268
Posted By ol1970
Looks terrible...hate the colors, who would ever...

Looks terrible...hate the colors, who would ever ruin a perfectly good boat like that ;)

Seriously though, two thumbs up from me!
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,204
Posted By ol1970
Sorry for not having time to give the full scoop...

Sorry for not having time to give the full scoop on this yet...I've surfed about 5 times behind it so far, not optimal conditions because of extreme wind and time of day when there are tons of boats...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,033
Posted By ol1970
I would tend to agree with you...now its not the...

I would tend to agree with you...now its not the most common occurrence that you'll be that loaded, but on my star with the 7.4, I've noticed that I'm really freaking glad I went with the big motor...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By ol1970
Gen2 is now installed on my new Star

The guys at action water got my '14 Star retro-fitted this week with the gen 2, I dropped it in yesterday evening and even with only me in the boat my eyes were as wide as saucers. Does it work,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,241
Posted By ol1970
Mine is not very accurate. I could have full...

Mine is not very accurate. I could have full tank and literally 1 hour later of driving it is on 1/2 tank....then it will stay there for 5 more hours.

...frustrating on such an expensive boat.
Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,869
Posted By ol1970
I ordered two gallons and it came within a couple...

I ordered two gallons and it came within a couple of days. WOW, it works awesome on my all black boat...I'm addicted now, works so well and makes it look so nice. I hope they come out with another...
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,325
Posted By ol1970
Minor thread highjack but I just wanting to give...

Minor thread highjack but I just wanting to give a shout out to Action Water Sports in Fenton...they are helping me out with the swap from blue to green on the LED's on my '14 that got delivered a...
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,325
Posted By ol1970
Are there any pictures of what the baseball...

Are there any pictures of what the baseball stitching looks like on the interior? Seems like that could be pretty cool on the right color combinations.

Made me smile that the XStar they choose is...
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,204
Posted By ol1970
Lee, g23 IMO is an amazing machine...wake v wake...

Lee, g23 IMO is an amazing machine...wake v wake for boarding I thing it is personal preference but maybe slight edge to the 23 for what the masses will say is "perfect". Surfing out of the box no...
Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 856
Posted By ol1970
Not the best picture,but mine is 20% as well...

Not the best picture,but mine is 20% as well...
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 753
Posted By ol1970
Love it! How about some interior pics!

Love it! How about some interior pics!
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,204
Posted By ol1970
My 14 star will have the surf tabs installed the...

My 14 star will have the surf tabs installed the week of 7/7...I'll let you guys know the final verdict. For those who say the new or old gen xstar does not surf well either have never been on one...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By ol1970
Don't worry about it...Murphy's law states that...

Don't worry about it...Murphy's law states that wherever you would put the clear bra material at, the board would hit exactly 1" outside of it. I think if I were super worried, I'd put a foam little...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 615
Posted By ol1970
I've house boated on all of the above...all great...

I've house boated on all of the above...all great experiences, but honestly if you are towing a boat there as well I'd recommend just renting a house on Norris, we've done that the last 3 times and...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,839
Posted By ol1970
I lost a tire on my '07 X Star last year on my...

I lost a tire on my '07 X Star last year on my way home from Northern Michigan in 95 degree heat at 9:00 at night...getting dark, oh and my jack from the Tahoe would not lift the trailer high enough...
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By ol1970
So thinking about what fourforty said about the...

So thinking about what fourforty said about the voltage drop...the one thing that is different on my boat than stock is that I have a separate battery bank for my stereo, maybe if your volume is just...
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By ol1970
I have noticed the USB plug sometimes is...

I have noticed the USB plug sometimes is tricky...if I turn the power off an on once it always works...not sure what the scoop is with that.
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