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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 11:55 PM
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Posted By wheelerd
PM'd you.

PM'd you.
Forum: What is this boat worth? 08-27-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By wheelerd
At that price and in that condition I'd...

At that price and in that condition I'd agree.
One cool think you might not know . . .
There is (or at least should be) a bungie cord up under each gunnel that stretches down and attaches to the...
Forum: What is this boat worth? 08-27-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By wheelerd
It's just a regular GM Vortec engine . . . so...

It's just a regular GM Vortec engine . . . so whatever your local shop will quote you. The removal is pretty straightforward; much simpler than from a vehicle. If it's just heads and honing the...
Forum: What is this boat worth? 08-27-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By wheelerd
I had an 01 X5. They are lovely boats with a...

I had an 01 X5. They are lovely boats with a great ski wake and OK boarding wake. Never tried surfing it. Just don't plan on taking lots of peeps along! (Sometimes that's a good thing.)
Forum: What is this boat worth? 08-24-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 676
Posted By wheelerd
While I haven't owned a 220 TriStar I did have a...

While I haven't owned a 220 TriStar I did have a 190 TriStar and now own an 1st gen X2 (205V hull.) I'd go for the 205 out of the three you mentioned. There is a reason that this hull was in...
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,680
Posted By wheelerd
Nice. What speed and what board?

Nice. What speed and what board?
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,680
Posted By wheelerd
I might angle the plate on my next version (see...

I might angle the plate on my next version (see post#90 above) but it seems to work OK as is.
Forum: Appearance 08-18-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By wheelerd
The domed lettering is nice because each letter...

The domed lettering is nice because each letter is attached to a common strip (on the front side) that holds everything together and provides the alignment and spacing when the backing strip (on the...
Forum: Appearance 08-18-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By wheelerd
Here's an update . . . Once the original...

Here's an update . . .
Once the original lettering and adhesive residue was removed there was a slightly raised outline where each one had been. Did some wet sanding, then 3M Rubbing Compound,...
Forum: Wakesurfing 08-18-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 126,519
Posted By wheelerd
. . . and what board?

. . . and what board?
Forum: Upholstery 08-14-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,139
Posted By wheelerd
I had a 2001 X5 -- same thing.

I had a 2001 X5 -- same thing.
Forum: For Sale: Boats 08-11-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By wheelerd
Looks good. Nice color combo. (Just get those...

Looks good. Nice color combo. (Just get those fenders buffed out. ;))
GLWS
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 941
Posted By wheelerd
Two advantages of the box anchor: - no chain...

Two advantages of the box anchor:
- no chain needed
- much less rope length needed
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-09-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By wheelerd
Further to the previous reply . . . Some guys...

Further to the previous reply . . .
Some guys think there is something wrong with the secondaries because they don't open when testing the carb operation on the driveway or at the dock. Since they...
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 941
Posted By wheelerd
Yup. Changed to one this year from a Danforth. ...

Yup. Changed to one this year from a Danforth. No comparison.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-08-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By wheelerd
There should also be a bronze filter in the fuel...

There should also be a bronze filter in the fuel inlet at the carb to check. Does the boat have a fuel/water separator? If so, empty that. And yes, there should be a filter on the pickup in the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,016
Posted By wheelerd
FWIW, here's what it a Bennett unit looks like...

FWIW, here's what it a Bennett unit looks like installed on my 05 X2. I had to shave some corners to fit between the exhausts and also had to shim the backing plate with small pieces of thin...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 08-08-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 14,692
Views: 4,226,813
Posted By wheelerd
Interesting, um, "pose" by the girl on the swim...

Interesting, um, "pose" by the girl on the swim platform on the first picture. Then I also noticed the other gal right above her head on the boat beside. Was this a contest to see who could wear...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-08-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 662
Posted By wheelerd
While we're on the topic of marine-specific...

While we're on the topic of marine-specific engine parts . . . if you happen to replace the alternator or starter these too are not off the shelf auto parts (although they might fit.) The...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-08-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 662
Posted By wheelerd
The current carb on your engine is a street carb...

The current carb on your engine is a street carb and is not legal for marine use. You can easily tell by looking at the vent tubes coming up from the primaries and secondaries. On marine carbs they...
Forum: Appearance 08-07-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By wheelerd
I dunno about the water thing. These are the...

I dunno about the water thing. These are the domed letters and have an adhesive backing. They're not like a regular flat vinyl decal where the water and squeege application process is needed.
Forum: Appearance 08-07-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By wheelerd
Thanks all for the advice. The letters are...

Thanks all for the advice.
The letters are individual but attached to a continuous backing on both sides. This keeps them all spaced evenly and lined up for installation. Once the lettering is...
Forum: Appearance 08-07-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By wheelerd
installing decals -- how?

Just received a new "MasterCraft" decal (well, decals since they are individual letters) for my transom. I recently lost the "R" and the "E" is coming loose.
This will be a great opportunity to...
Forum: Wakesurfing 08-06-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 126,519
Posted By wheelerd
My sons a couple of weeks ago on vacation behind...

My sons a couple of weeks ago on vacation behind our 05 X2.
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 08-06-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By wheelerd
What he said . . . I put a Bennett Wakeplate on...

What he said . . .
I put a Bennett Wakeplate on my 05 X2 and it really helped the slalom wake.
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