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Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,255
Posted By bsloop
Just for the sake of argument, I am going to...

Just for the sake of argument, I am going to assert tire quality has Improved while speed, loads and roads have become a greater burden.

Tire compounds, manufacturing techniques and quality control...
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,255
Posted By bsloop
I am going to side with Roman. People may have...

I am going to side with Roman. People may have MCOCD but that often ends with the boat and cosmetic vanity. Too many get in a hurry or don't know trailer maintenance like bearings, tires, brakes or...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-23-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 989
Posted By bsloop
The Astro was similar to the same year's s-10 and...

The Astro was similar to the same year's s-10 and Blazer. It has a slightly longer wheel base than the Blazer but 6-12" less than most s-10.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_Astro

Would you...
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 979
Posted By bsloop
I would recommend the opposite. I would never...

I would recommend the opposite. I would never buy options that are not deemed useful to the owner when purchasing new. The return is no where close to what is charged especially higher end...
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,093
Posted By bsloop
6 large pumps. Those alone are going to eat a...

6 large pumps. Those alone are going to eat a good amount of electricity per hour.
Curious what the basic hourly operating costs are projected?
This looks like it would be 4+ times larger than one...
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 813
Posted By bsloop
I think each boat throws a unique wake. I believe...

I think each boat throws a unique wake.
I believe manufacturers keep a similar wake shape intent across their lines with a possible exception of when completely different water sports are the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-16-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By bsloop
I will spin it this way. What they fudged was...

I will spin it this way. What they fudged was MINIMUM curb weight and MAXIMUM cargo capacity (I will assert trailer weight is also inflated but more on that following)
We are talking a couple...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,422
Posted By bsloop
I don't winterize til mid November in KS. Shed...

I don't winterize til mid November in KS. Shed kept.
Wakeboard is usually done in Oct anymore, cant find solid riders and getting a little soft myself.
Enjoy a late season cruise as the colors...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 742
Posted By bsloop
Great looking boat! Glad you have a standup...

Great looking boat! Glad you have a standup dealer!

While vacationing in Gatlinburg, the girls went shopping and the boys played with boats one day!
Malibu and Bayliner plants are within minutes of...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 987
Posted By bsloop
Agree, level trailer is important. Without...

Agree, level trailer is important. Without getting into a tow vehicle debate, lighter sprung SUV and half ton are more susceptible to bouncing and load variation.
What sits level for a normal day to...
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,043
Posted By bsloop
The idiot is the cheap/na´ve guy that expects to...

The idiot is the cheap/na´ve guy that expects to just leave his expensive toys tied up and bobbing in open water instead of a protected harbor. What was acceptable in dock construction and flotation...
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 987
Posted By bsloop
Was this your first long distance trip with the...

Was this your first long distance trip with the rig? What may have been different this time?

x-30 base weight is 4140,
add trailer 1200
if fuel 50g - 400
stereo + avg gear - 600
+ anything else...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 09-10-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By bsloop
The red wire may be on the battery and black...

The red wire may be on the battery and black grounded though the wiring harness. (bad, by the way as this is what can cause a ground loop whine)

You need to trace the blue remote turn on lead from...
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 987
Posted By bsloop
Need more specifics. type of tire, tire...

Need more specifics. type of tire, tire location, speed, inflation, weight rating vs actual trailer weight.
Define "new". Tendency to drive over curbs or a hard hit at some point?
Any thing...
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,043
Posted By bsloop
Show up and voice against if you can! From...

Show up and voice against if you can!
From experience, it is much easier to squash a few whiners in the ear of decision makers that have limited interest (or their own) than fight to get it changed...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,931
Posted By bsloop
Interesting find. The 240sc was not produced in...

Interesting find. The 240sc was not produced in big numbers and I had never seen a 21sc before.
Its definitely smaller giving the seats sit low vs on a pedestal with the 240. Also the deck is flat...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,781
Posted By bsloop
Get the trailer brakes properly adjusted and...

Get the trailer brakes properly adjusted and optimized. Add brakes to the second axle.
If you are going to have to change actuators, I would look closely at Electric over Hyd. This is much cheaper...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,941
Posted By bsloop
It is after Labor Day. Wally problems will soon...

It is after Labor Day. Wally problems will soon be over if not already gone.
My primary lake was flat end to end last weekend with only ripples from the wind.

Sucks football season takes away many...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,645
Posted By bsloop
I said the 454 HO 390hp was $3k, standard 454...

I said the 454 HO 390hp was $3k, standard 454 330hp was $500. I left the question of whether the OP could prove beyond a doubt it was an HO given it is very difficult to discern without pulling the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,645
Posted By bsloop
You are correct. First "wake" specific boats...

You are correct. First "wake" specific boats didn't launch til 1997 (both xstar and air nautique). Hyerlite, the first mass board company was founded in 1991.
Consider Waterski Magazine gave the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,645
Posted By bsloop
I don't know what I would value mine at because...

I don't know what I would value mine at because to me, there is not another boat that has ever been built that has an inboard wake, cuddy cabin to overnight and size to take on larger lake waters. ...
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,645
Posted By bsloop
Congrats on the sale! It was obviously a clean...

Congrats on the sale! It was obviously a clean boat.
Your description of the buyer and mine of who would buy appear to match up pretty close, IMO. Who looks at a boat for 30 min, no water test...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,723
Posted By bsloop
Thread on OSO reports a blood clot in the brain...

Thread on OSO reports a blood clot in the brain :(

My stomach sank. 44 and three young kids, not far off from my family situation.
RIP. He was a marine innovator. I hope someone picks up his work...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 270,808
Posted By bsloop
Lake Havasu; Site 6. Between the location,...

Lake Havasu; Site 6. Between the location, "boaters" and peanut gallery, it is perfect live entertainment.

Location is a tight 3 wide ramp. There is no courtesy dock to directly tie off a boat and...
Forum: General Discussion 08-23-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,164
Posted By bsloop
Coming from 10 yrs at FedEx. IF the box was...

Coming from 10 yrs at FedEx.

IF the box was pristine, my first thought is repack. Prop could have been dropped, squished, etc that pushed a blade out and subsequently got stuck or pushed off a...
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