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Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2010, 11:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 877
Posted By dsoby
I can't remember what weight of the X7 ballast...

I can't remember what weight of the X7 ballast bag is but it is not worth the trouble of plumbing one. Just use a large water ballast bag(fly high, or similar). Depending on what you want to use the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2008, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By dsoby
I can't tell from your picture what kind of pump...

I can't tell from your picture what kind of pump you have. I have an '02 boat with a Johnson pump. It has a separate plug/wiring for the pump vs the float switch. If you have the same pump as me, the...
Forum: Electrical 12-08-2008, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 380
Posted By dsoby
Bilge Pump Float Wiring

I'm replacing my bilge pump float switch ('02 X7). The old one just had two wires and was simply a straight switch. The replacement has three wires with the third one being a ground. Therefore, I...
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2008, 12:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,766
Posted By dsoby
I second going to NAPA for your struts. They can...

I second going to NAPA for your struts. They can match them for about half of the price a dealer will charge.
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2008, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By dsoby
Sounds like a warranty issue to me.

Sounds like a warranty issue to me.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 11-24-2008, 06:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,295
Posted By dsoby
Any snake that eats rattlesnakes is a good snake...

Any snake that eats rattlesnakes is a good snake in my book.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-13-2008, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 979
Posted By dsoby
You might also want to think about heating the...

You might also want to think about heating the prop while doing the above if you can't get it off otherwise. Like Sodar said, make sure that you don't take the prop nut off completely. When it gives,...
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2008, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By dsoby
Not familiar with the McClintock video. There are...

Not familiar with the McClintock video. There are several slalom instructional videos out there. Gordon Rathbun has several of differing skill levels. Good basic and intermediate level. Drew Ross has...
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2008, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By dsoby
Happens all of the time. I have made a backwash...

Happens all of the time. I have made a backwash hose for this because it is easier than taking the the box out and cleaning the screen.
Forum: General Discussion 11-03-2008, 06:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,720
Posted By dsoby
If this is true, maybe fake-a-lake doesn't...

If this is true, maybe fake-a-lake doesn't provide enough water in all cases either.
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2008, 02:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,720
Posted By dsoby
Yes if you can get ahold of a "fake a...

Yes if you can get ahold of a "fake a lake".
Forum: Storage / Winterization 11-02-2008, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 898
Posted By dsoby
Old Footer, There are many threads about...

Old Footer,
There are many threads about winterization on the site. WInterization is not hard but if you don't know what you are doing, you can really damage your boat. Make sure that you get all of...
Forum: Storage / Winterization 11-02-2008, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 898
Posted By dsoby
Take the water (big radiator looking thing...

Take the water (big radiator looking thing attached to the cooler with a hose clamps) hoses off and drain the water out.
Forum: Storage / Winterization 11-01-2008, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By dsoby
Enjoy. I winterized last weekend.

Enjoy. I winterized last weekend.
Forum: Storage / Winterization 11-01-2008, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By dsoby
Yes. You need the gas that remains in the fuel...

Yes. You need the gas that remains in the fuel and injection system to be treated. Pour it into the tank before you run your boat.
Forum: Storage / Winterization 10-31-2008, 10:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,922
Posted By dsoby
Scott, K&N sells a flame arrestor cleaning kit...

Scott,
K&N sells a flame arrestor cleaning kit that is available at most auto parts stores. This kit is easy to use. Jim is correct, they do get dirty and this will definitely affect your engine's...
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2008, 01:48 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,840
Posted By dsoby
Asking for quite a bit there. I have an X7 and...

Asking for quite a bit there. I have an X7 and love it. Great ski boat, OK wakeboard boat. Haven't quite figured out how to surf without a rope yet. You could reprop your boat to get a little more...
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2008, 11:11 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,840
Posted By dsoby
Wannabeshortline, all of those things would be...

Wannabeshortline, all of those things would be nice but the 197 is a sub 20' competition ski boat. It does what it is designed to do very well. A floor ski locker, more room behind the driver's seat...
Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2008, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,240
Posted By dsoby
Muttley, have you actually used CLR?

Muttley, have you actually used CLR?
Forum: Storage / Winterization 10-25-2008, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,842
Posted By dsoby
Yeah, I knew that it wouldn't take too long for...

Yeah, I knew that it wouldn't take too long for some perv to comment on my statement. All joking aside, sucking will not remove all of the water from the system.
Forum: General Discussion 10-24-2008, 05:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,050
Posted By dsoby
Ditto what TMC says. Sounds like a short to me.

Ditto what TMC says. Sounds like a short to me.
Forum: Storage / Winterization 10-24-2008, 05:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,842
Posted By dsoby
I don't think that sucking would work nearly as...

I don't think that sucking would work nearly as well as blowing. That being said, I blow and then attach another hose to one end and let antifreeze gravity feed into the system until it comes out of...
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2008, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,301
Posted By dsoby
I would think that the CG would be slightly...

I would think that the CG would be slightly forward of the trailer axle to put some weight on the trailer tongue.
Forum: General / Other 09-27-2008, 09:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,359
Posted By dsoby
What was the NAPA part number?

What was the NAPA part number?
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2008, 09:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,838
Posted By dsoby
Jaffersuz, Just stop the boat straight ahead and...

Jaffersuz, Just stop the boat straight ahead and then idle back to your skier after the wake passes you.
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