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Forum: Engine / Drive Train Today, 01:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 606
Posted By wheelerd
That can be good or bad. If the PO knew what he...

That can be good or bad. If the PO knew what he was doing, good. Mistorqued rods/bearing caps/heads/valves or a dry initial start or whatever . . . bad!

Compression test on the engine and...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion Yesterday, 12:50 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 21,106
Posted By wheelerd
Airlines typically purchase their fuel at...

Airlines typically purchase their fuel at contract prices, so at the moment they are buying fuel at a price agreed to months ago. Also, this quarter is peak travel season, beginning with Canadian...
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By wheelerd
I use the hydraulic bottle jack that comes with...

I use the hydraulic bottle jack that comes with my Yukon.
Forum: Upholstery 12-09-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,027
Posted By wheelerd
Yup. Looks familiar! I remember that stage . . ....

Yup.
Looks familiar! I remember that stage . . . wondering if I ever would get things back together and whether it would look decent.
Forum: Upholstery 12-09-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,027
Posted By wheelerd
Trying to upload pics?

Trying to upload pics?
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,042
Posted By wheelerd
I currently ski on the Siege. How would either...

I currently ski on the Siege. How would either of the Radar's compare to this?
Forum: Ballast 12-09-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By wheelerd
I installed that on my X2.

I installed that on my X2.
Forum: Upholstery 12-03-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,027
Posted By wheelerd
I redid my 91 TriStar carpet and complete...

I redid my 91 TriStar carpet and complete upholstery back when I owned it. I went completely stock with the upholstery, even down to having the logos on the seat backs recreated and sewn in. ...
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By wheelerd
Only blue and red from what I've seen. The black...

Only blue and red from what I've seen.
The black covers that came on the non-MCX engines are a different shape also.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 12-03-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 814
Posted By wheelerd
Kinda what I did with a previous purchase. Had a...

Kinda what I did with a previous purchase. Had a bank transfer made up payable to BOTH the seller AND his bank. His bank sent me a copy of their release of title. When I went to pick up the boat up...
Forum: General / Other 11-28-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 725
Posted By wheelerd
In the 1 1/4" raw water inlet hose before the...

In the 1 1/4" raw water inlet hose before the impeller. You have to cut a chunk out to make room for the Y adapter. The smaller 5/8" barb on the Y (to which the heater return line attaches) points...
Forum: Upholstery 11-28-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By wheelerd
I've purchased two covers from Ameri-Brand who...

I've purchased two covers from Ameri-Brand who retail the Carver covers. Check them out here:
http://www.websweeper.com/boatcovers/mfg-274-MASTERCRAFT
There are several choices of material...
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By wheelerd
Captain Planet is correct. 2005 saw the switch...

Captain Planet is correct. 2005 saw the switch to throttle by wire. Having said, some of the components may still be usable for a 2001. Call the Perfect Pass people and ask. As for the interior,...
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,475
Posted By wheelerd
Got it. Makes perfect sense if you own your...

Got it. Makes perfect sense if you own your houseboat and can mount it permanently.
BTW, what eventually happened to the submerged boat?
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,475
Posted By wheelerd
Ah yes, I had just assumed that the boom was a...

Ah yes, I had just assumed that the boom was a taut mooring line.
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,475
Posted By wheelerd
2nd pic? Looks like the houseboat is moored and...

2nd pic?
Looks like the houseboat is moored and the X7 is just tied on. Maybe I'm missing something.
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,475
Posted By wheelerd
Curious to know how you towed beside the...

Curious to know how you towed beside the houseboat?
(BTW, great pics!)
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,475
Posted By wheelerd
Shuswap is a big lake -- 889 miles of shoreline...

Shuswap is a big lake -- 889 miles of shoreline -- and we have no particular destination in mind. Just putt around, explore the lake, fish, swim, do watersports, hike in some of the many parks. So...
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,475
Posted By wheelerd
Ya, I do know the bowline but was thinking of...

Ya, I do know the bowline but was thinking of using a biner to attach the rope to the bow eye. I'll just be towing a single boat but using a bungee to secure the steering wheel might be a good idea...
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,475
Posted By wheelerd
Ditto

Ditto
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,478
Posted By wheelerd
Welcome to TT and to the MC family. Kudos for...

Welcome to TT and to the MC family. Kudos for getting into the sport, even with a disability. :)
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,475
Posted By wheelerd
towing a boat behind a houseboat?

Next summer my family and some inlaws are renting a houseboat for a week on Shuswap Lake in BC. We'll be taking our X2 along for the ride.

I've come across a few posts here and on Wakeworld. There...
Forum: General Discussion 11-21-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,369
Posted By wheelerd
For someone with some fabrication skills I see a...

For someone with some fabrication skills I see a great entrepreneurial opportunity here, given the increasing popularity of surfing.

If something could be made that was adaptable (to different...
Forum: General Discussion 11-20-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,369
Posted By wheelerd
Very cool. How much did you have to experiment...

Very cool.
How much did you have to experiment and adjust before finding a shape and size that worked?
Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,827
Posted By wheelerd
OP already indicated the prop was loosened on the...

OP already indicated the prop was loosened on the shaft.:rolleyes::rolleyes:
No puller, nor hammer, no blowtorch needed.
He needs help getting it past the rudder.

Since the rudder is offset, turn it...
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