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Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,681
Posted By 3event
scorpion - me like!

The look of the Scorpion boat is interesting. Drop a 400hp engine in there, I bet it would scoot! Practical? Maybe not.
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 07-17-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By 3event
Barefoot Training Sling for Boom

My youngest (7) is now game to learn barefooting. I cruised around the web looking for the training sling that hangs from the boom , but did not find it anywhere.

Has anyone seen these things...
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By 3event
Most likely OK but warning if you are in...

Most likely OK but warning if you are in relatively shallow water:

Opening up the throttle to get the load moving will stir up the bottom. The cooling water intake will suck that up, if it is fine...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,675
Posted By 3event
In fall I do a simple quick wash/rinse of the...

In fall I do a simple quick wash/rinse of the boat, since she will get a bit dusty in the garage anyway. Big cleanup is spring. To remove all spotting and deposits on the hull I put gloves on and...
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 519
Posted By 3event
I would also caution against power washer. ...

I would also caution against power washer. Orbital sander to start. Given that it was painted , it may be best to take the thing apart and really do it right. I just refinished my platform this...
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,731
Posted By 3event
If you are close enough to any competitions (eg...

If you are close enough to any competitions (eg Malibu Open in Milwaukee) and can swing by one of those for a few hours with some/part/all of the family, your kids can see lots of other good looking...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 05-24-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10,816
Views: 1,294,259
Posted By 3event
1952 Mastercraft...

1952 Mastercraft !!!
http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/boa/4470985675.html

(yes I know.....just found it interesting - it is an interesting little inboard)
Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,731
Posted By 3event
If you get a reasonable deal on lake property and...

If you get a reasonable deal on lake property and buy in a good location you're pretty unlikely to lose money on it - it could even be a good investment. We're blessed with a family cabin - I...
Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,940
Posted By 3event
Although I make a living running a sales...

Although I make a living running a sales organization stocked with engineers (myself included), I'm extremely limited in mechanical abilities where cars and boats are concerned. I rely on my dealer...
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 521
Posted By 3event
I've been using lifts for a long time and always...

I've been using lifts for a long time and always accepted that only perfect parking technique and luck would position the boat perfectly centered when coming into the lift (currently using a Shore...
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,501
Posted By 3event
In Wisconsin, you can't be moving with...

In Wisconsin, you can't be moving with non-standard nav light colors (r/g in front, white in back/overhead):

"No other lights (including docking lights) may be used which could be mistaken for or...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 05-15-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 213
Posted By 3event
I've been in sales for 20 years, just made a good...

I've been in sales for 20 years, just made a good change last year. Recruiters are always working for the company or pushing a lot of candidates' paper around - they are never really working for...
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 551
Posted By 3event
I hear some folks on our lake are using the 4x8...

I hear some folks on our lake are using the 4x8 sheet method now, reportedly it works well. Our side of the shore is a bit more firm so all I have to do is place a 24"x24" concrete block under the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By 3event
I've got one cracked fender and was quoted $550...

I've got one cracked fender and was quoted $550 or so for a replacement from the dealer a couple years ago. So $500 sounds like a deal to me for 2 + a spare provided they are in acceptable...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,605
Posted By 3event
When I was a kid I saw a boat burn down below the...

When I was a kid I saw a boat burn down below the rub rail and sink on our little lake. The likely cause was bilge fumes that ignited (I/O).

Remember to run your blower before starting, fellow...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 04-03-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By 3event
Yep, be prepared to adjust your body clock...

Yep, be prepared to adjust your body clock significantly. You'll be up late to really experience the city and have some authentic dinners.

I LOVE Spain. Madrid is a cool town and easy to get...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 03-26-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,060
Posted By 3event
Consider this: Average annual income 1969 $8486 ...

Consider this:
Average annual income 1969 $8486 cost of the GT500 $ 5245
Average annual income 2012 $51371 cost of new Mustang GT, what, $35000?

Amazingly , the comparison isn't as skewed as...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,803
Posted By 3event
Yep looks like a good idea. I was toying with...

Yep looks like a good idea. I was toying with the idea of mounting a couple pressure tanks to the lower crossmembers somehow (or use some large diameter capped PVC pipe with some sort of bladder...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 03-17-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,359
Posted By 3event
Whereabouts on the W coast are you located? edit...

Whereabouts on the W coast are you located?
edit - nevermind I see it now - unfortunately not near my family out in CA

Good luck, she looks pretty nice!
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 03-16-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,584
Posted By 3event
Oakley Vault has the usual stuff along with close...

Oakley Vault has the usual stuff along with close outs and clearance specials, I have purchased several pairs there. Sign up for emails and you will get updates on deals.

http://oakleyvault.com/
Forum: For Sale: Boats 03-15-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,291
Posted By 3event
bump.... noticed another thread looking to buy...

bump.... noticed another thread looking to buy one of these.
nice ride!
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,253
Posted By 3event
Hilarious. I heard that Linda's ex-husband...

Hilarious.

I heard that Linda's ex-husband decided to take her yahoo email address and spend a couple weeks trolling around the world getting her into all sorts of trouble. Looks like it's...
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 83,815
Posted By 3event
If it does what Jason says, it's a bit of a game...

If it does what Jason says, it's a bit of a game changer as far as convenience. I am not sure if the design will grow on me, but I am willing to give it a bit of time.

Did anyone answer the earlier...
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,711
Posted By 3event
FLOATIE? A couple quick suggestions we use on...

FLOATIE? A couple quick suggestions we use on the GoPro2:

Zip tie a couple neoprene key floaties to the mount you are using then drop the whole thing in shallow water to ensure it still floats. ...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 12-17-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 10,816
Views: 1,294,259
Posted By 3event
Nice looking X14V in...

Nice looking X14V in Wisconsin
http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/boa/4247140470.html
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