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Forum: Ballast 04-18-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,550
Posted By blackhawk
It works! See my picture in post #5 of this...

It works! See my picture in post #5 of this thread. I've been using them every outing for 3 years now. I promise you that 460s will not give you enough weight in the X15 for a good surf wave.
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 362
Posted By blackhawk
3M adhesive remover is worth a try. Never tried...

3M adhesive remover is worth a try. Never tried it on a swim deck mat, but it has never failed me on anything else.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-11-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By blackhawk
Thanks for letting us know the fix. How exactly...

Thanks for letting us know the fix. How exactly was the FAE causing the surge?
Forum: Electrical 04-11-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By blackhawk
I would solder the new leads onto the old ones. ...

I would solder the new leads onto the old ones. That is really the right way to do it. This is a really good video on soldering: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zu3TYBs65FM
Forum: Ballast 04-11-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,550
Posted By blackhawk
Yes, just piggy back on top of the factory tanks....

Yes, just piggy back on top of the factory tanks. Go search Wakemakers.com for info on how to do the piggy back. It is easy.

I would get the Straight Line Sumo 850s for the rear. I have the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-31-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,325
Posted By blackhawk
Hello Zeus - You did it correctly the first time....

Hello Zeus - You did it correctly the first time. After you get all the o-rings in place, put the cover in place and push down on top of the cover with your fingers as hard as you can. As you hold...
Forum: Appearance 03-18-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By blackhawk
Send Mastercraft an email via their website. ...

Send Mastercraft an email via their website. They answered me back in a day when I had the exact same question.
Forum: General Discussion 03-01-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,122
Posted By blackhawk
Interstate for me.

Interstate for me.
Forum: General / Other 01-26-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By blackhawk
Do you have a mounting plate in your boat for the...

Do you have a mounting plate in your boat for the table?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-26-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 728
Posted By blackhawk
Yea, I would replace the cam.

Yea, I would replace the cam.
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By blackhawk
I have an 06 X15 and it lacks about 3" from...

I have an 06 X15 and it lacks about 3" from fitting under a 10' door. So, I agree with everyone.
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,484
Posted By blackhawk
Peppermint oil is 10X better than dryer sheets or...

Peppermint oil is 10X better than dryer sheets or moth balls
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-05-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,621
Posted By blackhawk
Was there any reason why you didn't go ahead and...

Was there any reason why you didn't go ahead and replace the bearings while the motor was out. At that point, pulling the crank would not have been that large of a job. Did they measure any of the...
Forum: Ballast 12-05-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 916
Posted By blackhawk
I used a standard PVC tapered thread fitting on...

I used a standard PVC tapered thread fitting on mine. It is not the correct thread, but it sealed up good enough to suck in the antifreeze.
Forum: Ballast 11-30-2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 916
Posted By blackhawk
Are you talking about the fitting on the flexible...

Are you talking about the fitting on the flexible hose coming off the distribution manifold at the rear of the boat? My X15 might be different. Can you take a picture?
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,828
Posted By blackhawk
Even if I was sure that a heated garage would...

Even if I was sure that a heated garage would never lose power, I would still drain and fill with propylene glycol AF. This will keep the corrosion in your engine down to near zero percent. I have...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 11-09-2017, 10:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,492
Posted By blackhawk
Swatguy - I have been driving Durangos for the...

Swatguy - I have been driving Durangos for the past 16 years. I bought the 1st one new in 2001. Drove it 200,000 miles. Besides standard maintenance, I had to replace the radiator at about 150,000...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-09-2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By blackhawk
Ethylene glycol will actually turn acidic after a...

Ethylene glycol will actually turn acidic after a few months and will attack your cast iron. Listen to CruisinGA
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-09-2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,783
Posted By blackhawk
I really don't understand this at all. What...

I really don't understand this at all. What information are they using to say that you should ignore the manufacturer's recommendation of 15W40?
Forum: Ballast 11-09-2017, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,931
Posted By blackhawk
Pull out the impeller and see if you feel any...

Pull out the impeller and see if you feel any looseness in the shaft. Does it turn freely with your fingers without any rough spots. Turn on the pump with the impeller out and observe if the shaft...
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,419
Posted By blackhawk
In Virginia, you can also get a gas refund tax on...

In Virginia, you can also get a gas refund tax on any gas used for non-road activities such as lawn mowers, generators, etc.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-28-2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By blackhawk
I powdercoated the header on my motorcycle about...

I powdercoated the header on my motorcycle about 12,000 miles ago. It still looks good. My engine is air cooled only so the header gets pretty hot. If you use the high heat powdercoat, it should...
Forum: Storage / Winterization 09-26-2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,938
Posted By blackhawk
Be sure to use propylene glycol and not ethylene...

Be sure to use propylene glycol and not ethylene glycol in your engine.
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2017, 10:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,293
Posted By blackhawk
Not standing for the national anthem is...

Not standing for the national anthem is accomplishing zero for these players. It is utterly ridiculous. If these guys really want to correct whatever they think is wrong, they should step up and...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 09-18-2017, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,460
Posted By blackhawk
I just switched to Skisafe for my boat. It saved...

I just switched to Skisafe for my boat. It saved me $100 off my old policy from Metlife. I have Metlife for everything else. My company has a deal with them and my premiums get deducted from my...
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