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Forum: Engine / Drive Train Yesterday, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By d2jp
This is good advice. I had a hot re-start issue...

This is good advice. I had a hot re-start issue on my '92 when I first got it. It sounded like there wasn't enough juice to turn over the starter. Checked battery, all connections, etc and replaced...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 04-18-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 519
Views: 29,034
Posted By d2jp
Last weekend I fired up my PS205 after winter...

Last weekend I fired up my PS205 after winter lay-up. Still a little too cold here for slalom...but talk about motivation:) That sound and smell is a magic motivation elixir!

It's nice reading about...
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,559
Posted By d2jp
Deleted...not worth it...

Deleted...not worth it...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,559
Posted By d2jp
No 2bbl on the 240HP - I've owned one of those...

No 2bbl on the 240HP - I've owned one of those and it came stock with a Holley 4160.

I thought the main difference in the 240HP Indmar 351 and the 285HP "HO" option was different heads - the GT40...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 04-13-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 29,034
Posted By d2jp
Ok, this is motivation. I hadn't seen this thread...

Ok, this is motivation. I hadn't seen this thread until today - but 2 weeks ago got tired of being 'fat' and out of shape. Towards the end of last season, I had a few slalom starts that just sucked....
Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,239
Posted By d2jp
I'll throw in bonus points for multiple engine...

I'll throw in bonus points for multiple engine pics, and it looks really clean! You mentioned "new" gelcoat - but I'm guessing you just buffed out the oxidation, which doesn't look bad at all, as...
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 04-13-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By d2jp
I'd contact both OJ and Acme. I've had good...

I'd contact both OJ and Acme. I've had good service from both.

FWIW: My '89 PS190 'slot had the stock OJ 14x18 3-blade and I had no complaints. They routinely pop up pretty inexpensive on the used...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 04-12-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 837
Posted By d2jp
It's been a while since I've had to patch...

It's been a while since I've had to patch anything plastic, but....I've had excellent results using West Systems G-Flex Epoxy. https://www.westsystem.com/specialty-epoxies/gflex-650-toughened-epoxy/...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-10-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 772
Posted By d2jp
I haven't owned a Discovery in a few years. But I...

I haven't owned a Discovery in a few years. But I did own a 2001 Discovery for almost 16 years. If reliable means it starts and gets from point A to point B - then yes, it was reliable.

But if...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 738
Posted By d2jp
Same trailer, same issue. I towed for about a...

Same trailer, same issue. I towed for about a year w/o functioning trailer brakes. I replaced my entire system and converted to disc. Around $550 total and some time involved. Then 4 months later...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By d2jp
I opted for the integrated bimini when I ordered...

I opted for the integrated bimini when I ordered the New Dimension Mini tower last year. Cried when I wrote the check but smile every time I'm using it. Bimini is deployed quite a bit, prolly 75% of...
Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,559
Posted By d2jp
Congratulations! I too have spent a lot of time...

Congratulations! I too have spent a lot of time on LKG. My wife is originally from Roanoke Rapids and they have had a place on LKG since the early 70's, I've been hanging around there since the early...
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,053
Posted By d2jp
$100 is only 10% of Bust Out Another Thousand....

$100 is only 10% of Bust Out Another Thousand. And as others have said, worth it once you use it.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-18-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By d2jp
I've got a 2004 1500 Suburban, about 150k miles....

I've got a 2004 1500 Suburban, about 150k miles. Also have an '05 2500HD Duramax Crewcab. So I have some experience with both options. I spend a few hundred dollars every now and then on my Suburban...
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 898
Posted By d2jp
Same issues here on my '92 and here's how I fixed...

Same issues here on my '92 and here's how I fixed it:

I tried Starboard, but found it too hard to staple. I replaced the wooden strips on the bottom of the seat (floor side) with pressure treated...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 12-27-2017, 11:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By d2jp
My 92 has light gray vinyl. I don't have many...

My 92 has light gray vinyl. I don't have many local options so I called Viper Customs in TN. They said they could get close on a match of the vinyl and quoted me with the option of sending just the...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 12-05-2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,912
Posted By d2jp
The rewards of fatherhood outweigh anything IMO....

The rewards of fatherhood outweigh anything IMO. Just use patience and accept the fact kids and their stuff require use up a lot of space and nothing happens quickly!

Boating with your family,...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 12-04-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,912
Posted By d2jp
Congrats, and it's totally worth it. But if you...

Congrats, and it's totally worth it. But if you think you're just gonna miss 'a day' for the start of the season, I'd reassess your season, LOL. Fatherhood is awesome but having raised 2, now 20 and...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 12-01-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 643
Posted By d2jp
My boat has them below the rub rail. The mooring...

My boat has them below the rub rail. The mooring cover that came with the boat has a drawstring and snaps. I will be replacing the cover next year and pretty sure the snaps won't be needed. I've...
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,606
Posted By d2jp
Same here but either carb or FI was OK with me....

Same here but either carb or FI was OK with me. If your preferences are the same and you are looking $16k and under - hard to beat a PS205. And you'll find lots for sale if you're not in a hurry....
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 11-16-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9,579
Views: 2,249,030
Posted By d2jp
Ha! I stopped and looked at that same boat a few...

Ha! I stopped and looked at that same boat a few years ago. It used to have a cover, which has now deteriorated - I drive past it all the time. It's not a bad looking design but from what I could...
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2017, 07:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,385
Posted By d2jp
I mean, it's not like I live in Winter Park, CO...

I mean, it's not like I live in Winter Park, CO any more....where one morning I dropped my kids off at Fraser Elementary and the temperature was -37! Not negotiating with myself at this point as...
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,385
Posted By d2jp
First Winter On Lift-Overnight Temps Freeze Worry?

Thanks for all the replies. Nothing even below 40 has been in the forecast until this mornings weekend outlook. Headed out of town this Friday which is when the nightly low of 25 is forecast. The...
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,385
Posted By d2jp
Thanks for the advice. I installed EZ Drains from...

Thanks for the advice. I installed EZ Drains from skidim so other than a piece of wire to check for blockages, and removing lower hoses and draining the trans cooler - that's a good plan of action...
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,385
Posted By d2jp
First Winter On Lift-Overnight Temps Freeze Worry?

'92PS 205 spending it's first winter in a covered slip on a lift. Haven't winterized as I'm hoping to take advantage of the lift and extend my season. The weather for the next few days took a turn...
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