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Forum: Find A Pull / Give a Pull 06-19-2012, 08:29 PM
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Posted By mertens
I am sure you all read about the collision at the...

I am sure you all read about the collision at the river this past weekend. The river can be a scary place when you mix alcohol, narrow river, and powerful boats with lack of enforcement. My...
Forum: Find A Pull / Give a Pull 04-25-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,083
Posted By mertens
Storm34 - We ride the river as well when we can...

Storm34 - We ride the river as well when we can and saylorville late nights and early mornings. We use to have a great crew but riders have slowly started to disappear or lose interest. It would be...
Forum: Find A Pull / Give a Pull 04-24-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,083
Posted By mertens
I might have to start chipping in for all the gas...

I might have to start chipping in for all the gas and give away gifts to get some riders :) Nights like this I hate to see the boat just sitting in the parking lot. I swear I have friends, just...
Forum: Find A Pull / Give a Pull 04-24-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,083
Posted By mertens
Still looking for riders one or two nights a week...

Still looking for riders one or two nights a week and weekend days, we are pretty flexible. Lost a lot of riders lately and finding dependable thirds is pretty tough it seems.
Forum: Find A Pull / Give a Pull 03-23-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,083
Posted By mertens
COBRIEN, will you PM me your email? SPSinclair -...

COBRIEN, will you PM me your email? SPSinclair - I heard they thought about leaving the boards up but did not end up doing it. Glad they did! Think we are heading out Sunday, might have to look at...
Forum: Find A Pull / Give a Pull 02-29-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,083
Posted By mertens
SPSinclair - I hear ya! :) We didn't get a...

SPSinclair - I hear ya! :) We didn't get a chance to last year but this year we definately need to hook up with you guys this summer.
Forum: Find A Pull / Give a Pull 02-28-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,083
Posted By mertens
Let me know, we can go about any night or weekend...

Let me know, we can go about any night or weekend day/night....
Forum: Find A Pull / Give a Pull 02-28-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,083
Posted By mertens
Des Moines Iowa - Got a boat, looking for riders

Let me know if anyone needs a pull this season in Des Moines. Chip in for gas and your good to go.

1989 Maristar 240 (25 foot) with 3000#s of automated ballast

Mark-
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 499
Views: 105,832
Posted By mertens
Work in prgress, 1989 Maristar 240

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/picture.php?albumid=520&pictureid=3303

Latest upgrade, 2600lbs automated ballast system

Mark Mertens
Forum: Find A Pull / Give a Pull 07-16-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By mertens
I sent a PM to you

I sent a PM to you
Forum: Find A Pull / Give a Pull 07-16-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By mertens
Des Moines, IA - Usually looking for riders

Let me know if you want to ride; we would like to go out 2-3 times a week. Riding time gets cut short with too many riders so we usually only load the boat with a maximum of 4 riders each time...
Forum: Ballast 04-24-2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,652
Posted By mertens
Hey Matt! Beautiful Maristar!!! Mine is an open...

Hey Matt!

Beautiful Maristar!!! Mine is an open bow; I have to say I have not seen any early Maristar's that look as nice as yours.

My 240 was a little sluggish when fully loaded until I rebuilt...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,332
Posted By mertens
low 60's is not warm enough for me :)

low 60's is not warm enough for me :)
Forum: Ballast 04-22-2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,652
Posted By mertens
Thanks for the participation! The size of the...

Thanks for the participation!

The size of the wake is great and pretty steep as well. As a prerequisite I will say I rode behind a 23' gravity games addition moomba before I broke away and bought...
Forum: Ballast 04-22-2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,652
Posted By mertens
The Maristar or the Prostar? Any good tips for...

The Maristar or the Prostar? Any good tips for the Maristar?
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,332
Posted By mertens
2nd time out this season injury report

Temperature in the low 70's, dry suits on, water temp low 60's, lake to ourselves, not a cloud in the sky, water was glass........perfect day until our second rider broke his leg on a bad landing!...
Forum: Ballast 04-22-2010, 07:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,652
Posted By mertens
Any info on a 1989 Maristar 240?

Hello all,

I have a 1989 Maristar 240. I am trying to find out what might be the best placement for ballast to produce a steep but firm wake with a kick at the top. I have 1350lbs of ballast in...
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