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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-08-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By 73blue
Install PerfectPass instead? May be a bit...

Install PerfectPass instead? May be a bit pricier, but worth it imo. Get your speed dialed in and you could probably dial in your tab without continual adjustment. Then you just have to worry about...
Forum: Ballast 08-04-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 469
Views: 46,482
Posted By 73blue
I need to see how you can walk with one leg on...

I need to see how you can walk with one leg on the ground, much less 2. I try to keep my feet in contact, and even then I can only do one at a time. Whenever I try 2, I just end up standing around.
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,462
Posted By 73blue
Figured I'd double-check TN's laws after reading...

Figured I'd double-check TN's laws after reading this thread. TWRA website says:

"Ski Belts
These are not on the approved list of flotation devices and are not recommended for your safety. A ski...
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,039
Posted By 73blue
I have some tenants that swear by the peppermint...

I have some tenants that swear by the peppermint oil method. They spray the mixture (~2oz in a quart spray bottle full of water) all over their boat and slip. They came by today after having been...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,445
Posted By 73blue
Fairly certain thats a federal law.

Fairly certain thats a federal law.
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,791
Posted By 73blue
Fair enough. As I said earlier, I cant judge your...

Fair enough. As I said earlier, I cant judge your situation as I wasnt there. Just trying to see it from another perspective.
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,791
Posted By 73blue
This is contradictory.

This is contradictory.
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,791
Posted By 73blue
To play a little devil's advocate, OP, was this...

To play a little devil's advocate, OP, was this truly such an emergency that you couldnt have added 1-2 minutes to the trip by slowing down? Was he bleeding out? Because a rope burn and a knee...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,434
Posted By 73blue
Yeah, TWRA considers them "beach toys" which do...

Yeah, TWRA considers them "beach toys" which do not require pfds, although they "strongly suggest" that you have one on board.
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,383
Posted By 73blue
To be honest, if my helm ever goes completely...

To be honest, if my helm ever goes completely under like that, I'd want the boat to be considered a total loss. In my experience, once an electrical system is submerged, you can never get all the...
Forum: Wanted to Buy 07-04-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By 73blue
According to my '04, the swivel racks started in...

According to my '04, the swivel racks started in '05, unfortunately
Forum: Electrical 06-22-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By 73blue
Just keep in mind that boats have kill switches...

Just keep in mind that boats have kill switches for a reason. If and when you ever decide to sell your boat, you will want to re-install the switch or you could potentially be held liable for any...
Forum: Wakeboarding & Wakeskating 06-17-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,187
Posted By 73blue
We started using a helmet after a buddy got a...

We started using a helmet after a buddy got a concussion. I never wore flaps. It always seemed that the helmet sticking out by my ear would break the water before my ear hit it, and I never had an...
Forum: Electrical 06-16-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By 73blue
It may very well be an ignition switch issue, but...

It may very well be an ignition switch issue, but I will say that I had a similar issue where the little arm that held the plunger down was weakening and the boat would fire sometimes but wouldnt...
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,403
Posted By 73blue
Wow. My dad grew up in a house on Padgett. Dont...

Wow. My dad grew up in a house on Padgett. Dont see too many who know it. This was mid-late 60s. He had an amphi-car.

As for me, I remember my first time navigating at night. I was 17 and had just...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-02-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,668
Posted By 73blue
I think I may have reunsettled it again today. It...

I think I may have reunsettled it again today. It may be different for different years. In my attempt to switch to the Faria gauges, I was repeatedly plugging/unplugging the MMDC (part 7018-00001-01)...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-27-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,668
Posted By 73blue
Some others have suggested hooking the tach to...

Some others have suggested hooking the tach to 12v before installing to allow the hour meter to count to the right number, but as you say, if the PP has it, and the ECM has it, whats the point?
The...
Forum: General Discussion 05-26-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By 73blue
There have been a few threads lately where people...

There have been a few threads lately where people have deleted the MDC and installed Faria or Teleflex gauges. All the actual sensors on the engine will wire up directly to the new gauges and a...
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,150
Posted By 73blue
Completely agree with this. And I definitely...

Completely agree with this. And I definitely appreciate those that have helped me better understand this stuff.
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,150
Posted By 73blue
Im just saying, at one point we were all rookies....

Im just saying, at one point we were all rookies. Did you understand the ins-and-outs of the internal combustion engine before you ever drove (or rode in, ie used) a car?

I've dealt with both...
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,150
Posted By 73blue
Good point. Any advice to help me change the...

Good point. Any advice to help me change the impeller on my bike? Maybe lube the chain on my truck?
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,972
Posted By 73blue
I know a guy who had similar issues with his...

I know a guy who had similar issues with his kids. He had a really nice boat and loved the lake, but he really tried to force it on his kids. Surprised them with trips to wakeboard camp and...
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,674
Posted By 73blue
Thats what I was thinking. And after a brutal...

Thats what I was thinking. And after a brutal winter? This is the likely culprit. Of course any auto parts store should be able to test them before you buy new
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,150
Posted By 73blue
On the other hand, it is very difficult to learn...

On the other hand, it is very difficult to learn even simple things like routine maintenance without first owning and/or using something
Forum: Wakeboarding & Wakeskating 05-17-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 848
Posted By 73blue
Oh, the memories. We definitely had the Perez...

Oh, the memories. We definitely had the Perez model. I remember learning to jump and about every other time the board would come off your feet. Great times, and great crashes.

To build on what other...
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