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Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2005, 06:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,050
Posted By J. Patterson
Logan Martin Flood

J.W. When I saw your picture, I knew that was Logan Martin. I keep my TriStar on the trailer under a carport, so no problem with the boat. That weekend however I had just taken delivery of a new...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2005, 09:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,976
Posted By J. Patterson
You can even make one.

For years we have used a pvc tee with a hose bib in the raw water line between the trans cooler and the raw water pump. Connect your garden hose and it backflushes the trans cooler. Then when you...
Forum: General / Other 09-14-2005, 06:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,380
Posted By J. Patterson
One more thing to check

Danimal---
Our Tristars have different hulls from the ProStars. The molded in platform we have makes the seam for the deck to hull drop right to the water line at the rear. I would check the...
Forum: General / Other 09-14-2005, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,143
Posted By J. Patterson
Have you greased the rudder box?

Your description of tight steering while under power, & while the rudder is turned at an angle with prop wash putting pressure against it, would indicate a tight or dry rudder bushing. I had this...
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2005, 06:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,666
Posted By J. Patterson
reminding myself----- Too old to jump Too old to...

reminding myself-----
Too old to jump
Too old to jump
Too old to jump
Too old to jump
Too old to jump
Too old to jump
Too old to jump :noface:
Forum: General Discussion 09-06-2005, 07:01 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,630
Posted By J. Patterson
Grins per $

Yes a $50 weekend last year is now a $100 weekend, but I still get more grins per $ skiing than anything else I have ever done. If I were really good at it I would probably never go to work.
My...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2005, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By J. Patterson
Steam AND Louder usually pump impeller

Over the years I have learned that when I notice steam in the exhaust, that I also notice my boat to be a bit louder. Usually needs an impeller when this happens. Of course trans cooler obstruction...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2005, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,039
Posted By J. Patterson
Sorry guys. My memory was a bit off.

Your speed vs rpm posts made me doubt my memory so I GPS checked my speedos and checked rpm Saturday on the way to the course. Heres what I got. (351 with 1/1 velvet drive and an OJ 13 X 13 ...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2005, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,039
Posted By J. Patterson
east tx--- 13X13 prop = 13 " X 4000 rpm =...

east tx---

13X13 prop = 13 " X 4000 rpm = 52000" inches per minute / 12 = 4333 ft per min less 10 % slippage =3900 ft per min X 60 = 234000 ft per hour / 5280 = 44.3 miles per hour. You...
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2005, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,039
Posted By J. Patterson
How fast does it go?

I'm curious. I have a 1990 Tristar with Ford 351 with 1/1 velvetdrive and 13/13 OJ 3 blade. I top out at 44---45 mph and just a tick over 4000 rpm.
Mind sharing what your numbers are with the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2005, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,388
Posted By J. Patterson
The politically correct answer would be . I...

The politically correct answer would be . I catch it in a bucket and send it to the sanitary sewer. ;)
Of course if you DON'T clean your bilge, the nasty stuff floats on the water and gets pumped...
Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2005, 07:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,388
Posted By J. Patterson
Use that dish detergent.

We use liquid dish washing soap for ski binding lube. So it is always handy. Whenever I trailer my boat ( three or four times a year) I put about 10 gal of water in the bilge, and add a cup or two...
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2005, 05:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,353
Posted By J. Patterson
So why don't we educate them.

Why doesn't somebody make up a line of shirts-----banners----signs----decals-----ect. that say " Glass is for skiing, Please don't break it (or me )with your wake :) " . Or something silly like...
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2005, 03:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,361
Posted By J. Patterson
They still look good don't they?

Our old TriStars still have nice lines even after 15 years. Even if they do ride a bit "firm". I like your cover. Mine is still the original Mastercraft. Covers the platform and gets wet when...
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2005, 10:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,955
Posted By J. Patterson
Yes, I have some on my single axle trailer. load...

Yes, I have some on my single axle trailer. load range D. Two years old. They have been fine. Made in Mexico if I remember correctly.

J Patterson
Trussville , AL
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2005, 03:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,846
Posted By J. Patterson
Tough On Trailers

I have taken my 90 Tristar to salt water for about one week each year for the past six or seven years. I hate the beach and there are some real nice small bays at Orange Beach, AL . My son and I...
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2005, 11:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,292
Posted By J. Patterson
Danimal, I changed mine once without removing...

Danimal,
I changed mine once without removing the carb. Can you stand on your head? ;)
J. Patterson
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2005, 07:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,292
Posted By J. Patterson
Danimal, I have had a 90 TriStar for six or...

Danimal,
I have had a 90 TriStar for six or seven years. I have been very happy. Your fuel leak is probably the accelerator pump diaphram right under the front bowl. It has a linkage that...
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2005, 06:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,627
Posted By J. Patterson
Sorry Guys

Even though I'm an old guy, remember I am a Newby here. Had no idea that my post would renew an old controversy. My episode while it caught me by surprise was easy to understand once I got over...
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2005, 04:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,627
Posted By J. Patterson
Chine Lock

Saw this term in that twin props thread. Never heard the term before, but I KNOW what it means. Did that once in the turn around at the end of the course. Pulling up skier after shortening line....
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2005, 01:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,553
Posted By J. Patterson
getting 8 up

We have had 8 up on combos and jumpers and maybe a wakeboard or trick ski. It is ALWAYS good for a lot of attention. Sometimes memorable things happen ;) A few years ago we had 8 skiers and...
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2005, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 922
Posted By J. Patterson
Well, if it is an Indmar, you will have to remove...

Well, if it is an Indmar, you will have to remove and replace the water pump mounting bracket next to the crankshaft pulley, as it has the belt trapped. No big deal, Three bolts.

J. Patterson
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2005, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 575
Posted By J. Patterson
alecams ---Lets hope for the best here. First---...

alecams
---Lets hope for the best here. First--- a transmission problem, any one that still allows it to go into gear anyway, will produce heat. If the transmission is not getting abnormally hot,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2005, 01:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,406
Posted By J. Patterson
Look at the trailer.

Ok, hasn't anyone else noticed this? That sure looks like an older Nautique trailer. Bunks are directly on the frame rails. Boat sits low. Where is the prop skid guard? I would be real...
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2005, 05:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,600
Posted By J. Patterson
aluminum wheels??

When son skied collegiate for Auburn Univ. They lost a wheel on a Nautique on the way to Collegiate All stars in 2000. They were pulling it with my van. Close call but all turned out ok. I...
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