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Forum: General Discussion 11-20-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,552
Posted By bsloop
I would do some searches and read up on the x-80...

I would do some searches and read up on the x-80 and definitely water test both.

I have never boarded behind the x-80 but from what I remember of threads:
Wider beam made for a very wide wake to...
Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By bsloop
Cut the cross bar to fit if you are lake...

Cut the cross bar to fit if you are lake anchoring where current, tides and overnight are not an issue.
Use fuel line or clear vinyl over the bars if you need to protect the gel from banging. Carry...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-18-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By bsloop
Sounds like a solid tow within the expectations...

Sounds like a solid tow within the expectations of a 3/4 frame and midsize wheelbase.
http://www.ford-trucks.com/specs/2003-2/2003-ford-excursion-specifications/

One point of clarification for some....
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,552
Posted By bsloop
Thanks for clarifying your situation. The x-45...

Thanks for clarifying your situation.
The x-45 will have some rough water advantages over the Playcraft. No toons to collapse or fencing to dent due to waves are first to mind. You are still a...
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By bsloop
Yes, the boat will turn sharper to the right than...

Yes, the boat will turn sharper to the right than left. Pop rotation and the rudder being slightly off center contribute to this.
A power turn (chop throttle, turn hard, back on throttle) will...
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,552
Posted By bsloop
Echo the above. If you have boated LOTO, you...

Echo the above.
If you have boated LOTO, you should know not much sub 30' is going to be enjoyable in peak slop conditions.
The key is to recognize and adjust plans accordingly.

If 10' slip is...
Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,752
Posted By bsloop
No worries on freezing. Come on, you are a boat...

No worries on freezing. Come on, you are a boat owner with cold experience.......
Day 40's with 25 low, not even something to think about. Set out a cup of water, I bet it does not get a skim of...
Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,752
Posted By bsloop
Looks like a fun trip and family! I try to drive...

Looks like a fun trip and family!

I try to drive overnight when ever possible if the goal is to make time. Everyone is asleep so less potty breaks, fights and "are we there/where are we". Plus...
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By bsloop
I would not recommend spraying fogging oil into...

I would not recommend spraying fogging oil into cylinders unless you plan to change spark plugs in the spring, it will foul them. Fogging was not an issue when spark plugs were simple and cheap but...
Forum: General Discussion 11-06-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 960
Posted By bsloop
Given, tph description, I would pass. Definitely...

Given, tph description, I would pass.
Definitely sounds like a money pit with far more risk than return. Especially when you cant run the motor or water test.

This appears to be some kind of...
Forum: General Discussion 10-25-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,111
Posted By bsloop
Keep the x-30! I have a 5.5 yr and 8 mo old. ...

Keep the x-30!
I have a 5.5 yr and 8 mo old. Have gone though it twice. (second is more difficult just like balancing two spinning plates )
You are now done with the first year which is the most...
Forum: General Discussion 10-25-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,076
Posted By bsloop
Burn some oil and get a suspension that will...

Burn some oil and get a suspension that will laugh at anything discussed being towed in this thread 8p

If a person does not actually NEED the 3rd row seat, get a crew cab and bed height shell from...
Forum: General Discussion 10-25-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 681
Posted By bsloop
WOW! "OJ TZ-X5 Inboard Propeller Left Hand...

WOW!

"OJ TZ-X5 Inboard Propeller Left Hand Nibral 1 1/8" 5 Blade for 6.2L 7.4L 8.1L
Seller information- westmichiganpropeller (845 ) About westmichiganpropeller
More than 10 available ...
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,134
Posted By bsloop
Looks like a great day and wake!

Looks like a great day and wake!
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By bsloop
As a critique point, the hull does not have a dip...

As a critique point, the hull does not have a dip like your picture. It is flat/upward sloping.
It is rare to get water coming UP into the cabin from below. The only times I experience this if the...
Forum: MasterCraft In Your Area 10-11-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,371
Posted By bsloop
Water sports are fun but in Colorado it might be...

Water sports are fun but in Colorado it might be like trying to fit the proverbial square peg in round hole.

We have a blast off roading the trails and fire roads around Breck. I thought a summer...
Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1,018
Views: 278,624
Posted By bsloop
Turntable would be interesting but it is only a...

Turntable would be interesting but it is only a light RIB so hoisting the boat separately is probably much easier. Turntable would have to be built above the tires which would further increase...
Forum: Trailers 10-03-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,799
Posted By bsloop
Funny, I never remember dreams but had this one...

Funny, I never remember dreams but had this one last night......Premonition?

Towed into the night, parked, everything is fine before going to bed.
Wake up in the morning and trailer is in my...
Forum: Trailers 09-26-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,799
Posted By bsloop
Just for the sake of argument, I am going to...

Just for the sake of argument, I am going to assert tire quality has Improved while speed, loads and roads have become a greater burden.

Tire compounds, manufacturing techniques and quality control...
Forum: Trailers 09-25-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,799
Posted By bsloop
I am going to side with Roman. People may have...

I am going to side with Roman. People may have MCOCD but that often ends with the boat and cosmetic vanity. Too many get in a hurry or don't know trailer maintenance like bearings, tires, brakes or...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-23-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,416
Posted By bsloop
The Astro was similar to the same year's s-10 and...

The Astro was similar to the same year's s-10 and Blazer. It has a slightly longer wheel base than the Blazer but 6-12" less than most s-10.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_Astro

Would you...
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,050
Posted By bsloop
I would recommend the opposite. I would never...

I would recommend the opposite. I would never buy options that are not deemed useful to the owner when purchasing new. The return is no where close to what is charged especially higher end...
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,187
Posted By bsloop
6 large pumps. Those alone are going to eat a...

6 large pumps. Those alone are going to eat a good amount of electricity per hour.
Curious what the basic hourly operating costs are projected?
This looks like it would be 4+ times larger than one...
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 869
Posted By bsloop
I think each boat throws a unique wake. I believe...

I think each boat throws a unique wake.
I believe manufacturers keep a similar wake shape intent across their lines with a possible exception of when completely different water sports are the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-16-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 711
Posted By bsloop
I will spin it this way. What they fudged was...

I will spin it this way. What they fudged was MINIMUM curb weight and MAXIMUM cargo capacity (I will assert trailer weight is also inflated but more on that following)
We are talking a couple...
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