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Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,585
Posted By Laurel_Lake_Skier
That's a sharp looking boat. Keep it original and...

That's a sharp looking boat. Keep it original and stick with the carb. They are pretty easy to work with and with a bit of tweaking (if that's even needed) will have it running every bit as good as...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,203
Posted By Laurel_Lake_Skier
Looks great! You'll be happy with that boat.

Looks great! You'll be happy with that boat.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 01-06-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 2,759
Views: 158,556
Posted By Laurel_Lake_Skier
Yeah...after 30 years on the '84 it sure didn't...

Yeah...after 30 years on the '84 it sure didn't take long to appreciate the new suspension, riding position and boost in power.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 01-05-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2,759
Views: 158,556
Posted By Laurel_Lake_Skier
After thinking about an update for several years,...

After thinking about an update for several years, I finally pulled the trigger on replacing the trusty old '84 Phazer.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-16-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By Laurel_Lake_Skier
It might be worth checking to see that your...

It might be worth checking to see that your valves are opening fully on the #4 cylinder. Since you swapped out heads, I'd assume you checked the valves for correct clearance on all cylinders but if...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 06-15-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2,409
Views: 386,615
Posted By Laurel_Lake_Skier
The walls are poured. 10" thick, 12' high 34'...

The walls are poured. 10" thick, 12' high 34' wide X40' deep. I built it into the side of a hill on the drive a few hundred yards from the house my shop sits on top of the garage area you see in...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 06-14-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2,409
Views: 386,615
Posted By Laurel_Lake_Skier
The first trial of the new garage/shop's lifting...

The first trial of the new garage/shop's lifting system seems like a success. Now I'll be able to get some wax on the areas I couldn't reach when the trailer was in the way.
Forum: Other 04-13-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 857
Posted By Laurel_Lake_Skier
I'll echo Tim's thoughts on the padded shorts -...

I'll echo Tim's thoughts on the padded shorts - wear them along with a barefoot suit. If you start learning with them, you'll be more likely to get comfortable riding your butt for a while rather...
Forum: General / Other 02-15-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 803
Posted By Laurel_Lake_Skier
Once the hoses were off, the original flanges...

Once the hoses were off, the original flanges came of fairly easily. I took the screws out, got a thin flexible blade of a putty knife worked in between the hull and the flange and then a bit of...
Forum: General / Other 02-14-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 803
Posted By Laurel_Lake_Skier
I had the same issue a year ago when I pulled...

I had the same issue a year ago when I pulled mine to put stainless tips on. You'll need to get pretty aggressive with the hoses and they will eventually pop loose. Taking out the rear seat and floor...
Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,758
Posted By Laurel_Lake_Skier
Top GPS speed without skier is 47.8. With me in...

Top GPS speed without skier is 47.8. With me in tow (barefooting) it will run 44.5. Trans is a 1:1 with an Acme 475 prop.
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,758
Posted By Laurel_Lake_Skier
I've got a 351 and you can see most of the mods...

I've got a 351 and you can see most of the mods in my signature.
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,758
Posted By Laurel_Lake_Skier
1984 was the first full year for all composite...

1984 was the first full year for all composite construction from MasterCraft. I've got a '91 ProStar that I use primarily for barefooting. It is not the ideal barefoot wake when compared to a Sanger...
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,758
Posted By Laurel_Lake_Skier
It will have wood stringers so the condition of...

It will have wood stringers so the condition of them will be something that you will need/want to investigate. 60mph is pretty optimistic unless there have been a good deal of engine mods done even...
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,750
Posted By Laurel_Lake_Skier
Sorry to hear this news.....RIP Harold.

Sorry to hear this news.....RIP Harold.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 12-15-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 13,162
Posted By Laurel_Lake_Skier
....don't want to start a debate but this cracks...

....don't want to start a debate but this cracks me up!
Forum: For Sale: Parts & Accessories 11-02-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 907
Posted By Laurel_Lake_Skier
It's hard for me to tell what you have from the...

It's hard for me to tell what you have from the photo but it might be worth checking out http://jwwinco.com/, they've got quite a selection......
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,694
Posted By Laurel_Lake_Skier
I changed mine out for stainless last...

I changed mine out for stainless last winter....and from the looks of those in the link, you'll want to find some others with a bolt pattern that matches up with what you have.

Once you have the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2,319
Views: 463,665
Posted By Laurel_Lake_Skier
Posted this shot of my '91 taken after a morning...

Posted this shot of my '91 taken after a morning set last summer a little while ago. For some reason, it seems to be missing now......will give it another shot.
Forum: Electrical 06-04-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By Laurel_Lake_Skier
Did they give any reason for recommending that...

Did they give any reason for recommending that high amperage rating? Seems like a great deal of overkill to me.....I've had a 550 or so CCA for a long time without any problem.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 04-21-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,107
Posted By Laurel_Lake_Skier
Sounds like things went well and that's good...

Sounds like things went well and that's good news. With the spring we're having, it doesn't look like there will be any rush to get out on the water this year!
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-19-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By Laurel_Lake_Skier
Sorry but the intake and distributor don't...

Sorry but the intake and distributor don't contact each other on the 351 so pulling the intake won't help you to much.

I'd suggest completely removing the hold-down bolt and bracket for the...
Forum: Trailers 03-31-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By Laurel_Lake_Skier
I've got a lead for you....sent a PM

I've got a lead for you....sent a PM
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 03-12-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,364
Posted By Laurel_Lake_Skier
That's a wild ride! The salesman may be thinking...

That's a wild ride! The salesman may be thinking twice before trying to talk a customer into that next test drive.
Forum: Other 03-09-2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 17,303
Posted By Laurel_Lake_Skier
I don't get much chance to get video...

I don't get much chance to get video (www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuxEjqABfKk) but to get in the spirit of summer, here's one (www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuxEjqABfKk) from a couple of years ago.....
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