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Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2014, 08:03 AM
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Posted By rtw_travel
The rumble seats look great, but I wonder if...

The rumble seats look great, but I wonder if these come stock with something like a FAE to avoid carbon monoxide problems.
Forum: Towers 09-15-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 637
Views: 74,724
Posted By rtw_travel
The inner pair of 'tower' speakers are facing...

The inner pair of 'tower' speakers are facing forwards? That's awesome.
Forum: Wakesurfing 09-11-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By rtw_travel
Interesting idea. My guess, and it is only a...

Interesting idea. My guess, and it is only a guess, is that you'd get a lot more benefit of a shaping device placed on the edge of the boat. If you picture the water flow behind a boat, I think...
Forum: General Discussion 09-06-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,980
Posted By rtw_travel
Our boat is away for the winter already. I'm...

Our boat is away for the winter already. I'm looking forward to skiing, though. This pic is from Bow Summit last year, but I heard they got a foot of snow already last week.

I'd have a tough time...
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,160
Posted By rtw_travel
Cobalt makes a quality boat, but it is completely...

Cobalt makes a quality boat, but it is completely different from an MC. Cobalt is built for cruising first and the occasional watersport. The MC is built for watersports first and cruising second....
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,549
Posted By rtw_travel
I'm glad I started this thread, and I should...

I'm glad I started this thread, and I should re-read it every year before boating season because it saved me today.

We were going into another lock today, and I was kind of close on one side as we...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,549
Posted By rtw_travel
MasterCraft moments

Anyone had a MasterCraft moment? This is where, despite many years of boating experience, your rudder and inboard engine combine to make you look and feel like a novice boater. You get bonus points...
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By rtw_travel
The surf wake is nothing like the surf boats can...

The surf wake is nothing like the surf boats can produce, but it's not bad with some tweaking. I've been able to get. ~3' wave on mine that looks nice. Have a look at the "x-14v enthusiasts" thread...
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 25,863
Posted By rtw_travel
I think that's the key- the height of the...

I think that's the key- the height of the platform relative to the lifting lugs. I moved mine from about 1.5" below to just below.... Or from flush with the water when at rest, to completely above...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 25,863
Posted By rtw_travel
Stock from the factory...whatever that is. I...

Stock from the factory...whatever that is. I haven't looked at it.
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,386
Posted By rtw_travel
Compared to my last i/o bowrider, I like that it...

Compared to my last i/o bowrider, I like that it does regular boat stuff well, plus I can do all watersports too.
- Ski? Yes
- Wakeboard? Yup
- Surf? Absolutely
- cruise comfortably? Aye.
-...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 25,863
Posted By rtw_travel
That's a great solution, but I'd be disappointed...

That's a great solution, but I'd be disappointed if it was factory installed... Because it means they stopped putting these on later models as neither my '12 or '14 had them.

One advantage is that...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 25,863
Posted By rtw_travel
Our local specialty wood company. Brace yourself-...

Our local specialty wood company. Brace yourself- it'll be the most expensive piece of wood you've ever bought from a lumber store. I spent $80 for a piece that was unfinished 2x8x18" . I'm sure you...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 25,863
Posted By rtw_travel
I used whatever I had at hand- in this case, two...

I used whatever I had at hand- in this case, two coats of contact cement. It's really the screws through the the mounting plate that hold it together. The screws are #14 x3" stainless steel, with...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 25,863
Posted By rtw_travel
i've raised my platform on our X-14V, and I'm...

i've raised my platform on our X-14V, and I'm happy with the results.

I bought a 2"x8"x18" piece of teak and ripped it into two pieces of 2"x4". I then cut a slight wedge into the wide side of the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 827
Posted By rtw_travel
Very tragic, and obviously easily preventable....

Very tragic, and obviously easily preventable.

Interesting comment in the article about not knowing if they had their boater's license. It's a pet peeve of mine. In canada, the boating exam is a...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 07-31-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 415
Posted By rtw_travel
Danny MacAskill has a bunch of videos on youtube....

Danny MacAskill has a bunch of videos on youtube. It's worth doing a search because he is incredibly talented.

Also check out Martyn Ashton and his two road bike videos on youtube. Unbelievable!
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 25,863
Posted By rtw_travel
Yes it does - surprizingly easily. Its spring...

Yes it does - surprizingly easily. Its spring loaded, so you push down and twist a quarter turn and let it back up to lock into place.

Just take the trim ring off the carpet and see if that makes...
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By rtw_travel
Yes, it makes a difference. We prefer to put the...

Yes, it makes a difference. We prefer to put the spotter in the bow seat rather than use ballast. And we run the gas down to half tank or less.
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,391
Posted By rtw_travel
That's the nice thing about Gen 2 in a tanker -...

That's the nice thing about Gen 2 in a tanker - you don't need the 500 tons of fat sacs to lean it over to the rub strip to get a good wave.

This guy, on the other hand, is old school.
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 521
Posted By rtw_travel
Yes, I always have. I'm thinking I should monitor...

Yes, I always have. I'm thinking I should monitor bus voltage and see if there is a relationship between voltage drop on startup and failure of the speedo... Except it doesn't fail that frequently
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 521
Posted By rtw_travel
Wow- impressive that you have that. I've checked...

Wow- impressive that you have that. I've checked with my dealer, and that bulletin fixes a wiring issue that allowed the radio to drain the battery even if the key was off. It's not the problem...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 521
Posted By rtw_travel
Thanks-good info. Any idea what the bulletin...

Thanks-good info. Any idea what the bulletin number is that I can refer the dealer to?
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 521
Posted By rtw_travel
Interesting- that's happened to me twice in the...

Interesting- that's happened to me twice in the week I've driven the boat. Yes, both times it came back on a battery switch on/off cycle. I've also had a few random issues with the touchscreen...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 07-13-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,713
Posted By rtw_travel
I don't know building costs or standard building...

I don't know building costs or standard building practices and requirements in your area and we build up-scale house in the 5000sq ft plus range, and I've never done a crawl space...but in our area, ...
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