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Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By kgrove
I've been on another boat that had dark blue. Bad...

I've been on another boat that had dark blue. Bad idea anyplace that gets really hot as you can't touch the surface if it's been sitting in the sun. This may not be a problem for those that don't...
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,791
Posted By kgrove
Not sure I get it... These are a full system from...

Not sure I get it... These are a full system from switches and actuators all the way to the tabs themselves? Is there an option to have them attached in place of existing surf tabs and use the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,404
Posted By kgrove
For sake of argument, lets say MC has sold 3000...

For sake of argument, lets say MC has sold 3000 boats each year (Wikipedia's claim for 2006) for each of the 5 production years the X-25 has been around, or 15,000 total units across all models. If...
Forum: General Discussion 01-14-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 890
Posted By kgrove
Diesels sound like a good idea for performance...

Diesels sound like a good idea for performance purposes, but the number of lakes that have diesel fuel supplies could be a huge problem.
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,404
Posted By kgrove
I would think the reversible seat would be an...

I would think the reversible seat would be an easy change.

I can't believe I'm saying this, but I don't know if I would want more ballast in the X-25. I'm sure if I had it I'd fill it up, but at...
Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,404
Posted By kgrove
Definite downside to all the deeper V hulls is...

Definite downside to all the deeper V hulls is bleeding speed in turns. Not too noticeable wake boarding or surfing since you mostly drive straight anyway, but when zig zagging like when pulling...
Forum: Ballast 12-21-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,067
Posted By kgrove
I bet a simple fix would be to attach a buoy to...

I bet a simple fix would be to attach a buoy to the device with a rope just long enough so it could sit on the swim deck. Worst case is keep a buoy tethered until you're sure the device is attached...
Forum: Ballast 12-08-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 50,651
Posted By kgrove
Curious... has anyone come up with a shape that...

Curious... has anyone come up with a shape that can be flipped over and used on the other side? It would be even more convenient if a single device could be used on both port and starboard sides of...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 12-04-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 902
Posted By kgrove
Without a title, it might be difficult for banks...

Without a title, it might be difficult for banks to track their collateral and verify there actually is collateral for their loan. What that means is that theoretically a person might be able to get...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 12-03-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 902
Posted By kgrove
Check the trailer for title and liens as well as...

Check the trailer for title and liens as well as the boat. Some states don't have titles for boats, and without a title, the lender may have trouble tracking ownership of the boat and will instead...
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,777
Posted By kgrove
I'm less concerned about how many jump starts it...

I'm less concerned about how many jump starts it can handle between charges and more concerned about how long it can sit there doing nothing then pull off 1-2 jumps. I know some of the earlier...
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,777
Posted By kgrove
How long are you finding these hold a charge? ...

How long are you finding these hold a charge? Are they particularly temperature sensitive? The practicality of these goes way up if they can sit for a month in a hot car and still be trusted to...
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,777
Posted By kgrove
Make my own jump start unit?

I have one of those store bought jump start units with an integrated tire inflator. I keep it in my truck so that it is always handy should my boat battery not be up to starting. So far I've never...
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,567
Posted By kgrove
The immature, testosterone driven part of me...

The immature, testosterone driven part of me would love to have either an X23 or G23. The older, wiser (and cheapskate) part of me knows the wake on my X-25 is already so much better than I am it's...
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,567
Posted By kgrove
My prior boat (X-15) cleaned up at a slower...

My prior boat (X-15) cleaned up at a slower speed, so I had to re-think the way I taught kids to wakeboard when I got the X-25. Try using a really long rope and slow the boat down, then have them...
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,567
Posted By kgrove
No ballast and 2-3 people in the boat, I get a...

No ballast and 2-3 people in the boat, I get a clean wake at 60' a shade under 18mph. With full factory ballast its clean at 60' at about 18.5mph. With full factory ballast and 2-3 people and 20mph...
Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 904
Posted By kgrove
Watching how the dealer did mine, they opened the...

Watching how the dealer did mine, they opened the bilge drains and kept squirting cleaning solution - something like 409, Simple Green, etc. - and then washing out with a hose. Nothing overly...
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 904
Posted By kgrove
Totally agree. You could literally blow up your...

Totally agree. You could literally blow up your boat and kill people. This isn't a "I'll fix that when I have time" kind of problem. Get it fixed ASAP.

Another possible cause: there is a vent...
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 301
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Posted By kgrove
That's nothing. This is me on my test ride.

That's nothing. This is me on my test ride.
Forum: Trailers 11-05-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By kgrove
Check the actuator as well. If you get water in...

Check the actuator as well. If you get water in the brake reservoir, it can work its way through the brake system. It can rust internal parts of the actuator which normally would cause the surge...
Forum: Wakesurfing 10-03-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,696
Posted By kgrove
Some of the criticism of the test is misplaced. ...

Some of the criticism of the test is misplaced. These guys should be applauded for attempting to make wake reviews more objective. What they're measuring may not be perfect, but it's great they...
Forum: Wakesurfing 10-03-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,696
Posted By kgrove
Same basic motors, yes, but running differently. ...

Same basic motors, yes, but running differently. I'm guessing measuring fuel burn, RPM, and CO levels are just three different ways to measure how much work the engine is doing. Was it always the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,663
Posted By kgrove
I stand corrected - neoprene has improved since...

I stand corrected - neoprene has improved since last I paid attention. Next time I buy a wetsuit I may have to pay more attention and not just immediately grab the cheapest O'Neill I can find, which...
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,680
Posted By kgrove
Teak is cheaper. Costs less up front and the...

Teak is cheaper. Costs less up front and the occasional can of teak oil should cost less than replacing the rubber insert that will eventually go bad on fiberglass decks. My first boat had a...
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,663
Posted By kgrove
The biggest difference between the high and low...

The biggest difference between the high and low priced wetsuits is not the material (all are neoprene), it's the seams and panel design. Seams let in cold water and decrease the insulating...
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