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Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By StrmChzr
Boat Lift Air Compressor Died

I purchased a used air lift when I bought my XStar three years ago. The air compressor in my Model 6600 lift manufactured by Boat Floater Industries (Miami, Ok) has always sounded "sick" but what do...
Forum: Towers 05-10-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 789
Posted By StrmChzr
FWIW - If your tower looks like mine, it's the...

FWIW - If your tower looks like mine, it's the same story on my 05 XStar. The forward knobs on back base unscrews completely and I "un-torque" the back knobs on base a few turns without removing them...
Forum: Electrical 05-07-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 896
Posted By StrmChzr
Jerseydave - I'll double check for additional...

Jerseydave - I'll double check for additional wires but I'm 99% sure this is everything: 2 Red POS post clamps for both batteries, 1 black NEG post clamp, 1 black NEG bolt, and short black cable w/...
Forum: Electrical 05-07-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 896
Posted By StrmChzr
Shaun - just to clarify... I mistakenly said the...

Shaun - just to clarify... I mistakenly said the perko was in position 1 (picture is accurate - dial is in position 2) last night when i "sparked" making the connection to battery1 with black cable...
Forum: Electrical 05-07-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 896
Posted By StrmChzr
Thanks for replies fellas... If I could kick my...

Thanks for replies fellas... If I could kick my own arse, I would right now! Well, maybe I'd settle for a single biatch slap upside the back of the head.........

..... as I know better than to go...
Forum: Electrical 05-07-2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 896
Posted By StrmChzr
WTH have I done???

I'll try to keep this post from becoming a novel, but.... Trying to provide all the details so, maybe, despite myself, I can get my "baby" up and running in time for Memorial.

Quick review of how...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-07-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By StrmChzr
Well, not easy sleazy like I'd hoped... Checked...

Well, not easy sleazy like I'd hoped... Checked voltage per Laneberg1's recommendation and no smoking gun. Going to start thread on electrical forum to elaborate on the craziness that occured when I...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-04-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By StrmChzr
Laneberg1 - HOLY HELL, brother - thanks for the...

Laneberg1 - HOLY HELL, brother - thanks for the reply! My alternator has had bad bearing for a couple summers now and whines like crazy. I bought replacement alternator late last summer, but got...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-03-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By StrmChzr
I saw post from Mikeg205 where he recommended...

I saw post from Mikeg205 where he recommended scan tool by Rinda Tech... I found this post on another forum:

"The marine systemis not OBD II compliant. We use a computer based system made by a...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-02-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By StrmChzr
2005 8.1L alarm

Took boat out for first time since launching for season two weeks ago. A minute or so after throttling up, alarm sounded. Boat was fine at the end of last season and no alarm while idling in no wake...
Forum: Ballast 04-20-2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By StrmChzr
That's my baby too... Great wakeboard boat and...

That's my baby too... Great wakeboard boat and you can get it to surf w/ just a few mods.

http://i521.photobucket.com/albums/w333/strmchzr/For%20their%20eyes/image.jpg3_12.jpg...
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2015, 01:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By StrmChzr
Yep - gots to get me a drone fo sho. Very cool? ...

Yep - gots to get me a drone fo sho. Very cool? Is that a DJI Phantom 2?
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2015, 01:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,639
Posted By StrmChzr
Yaaaaa-wn...I've been TT sleeping all winter...

Yaaaaa-wn...I've been TT sleeping all winter until pulled boat out of cave last week then saw this thread. Now that I'm done hibernating for another 6 months, I'd like to "revisit" some old projects...
Forum: For Sale: Parts & Accessories 07-21-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By StrmChzr
Anybody else have a spare Z5 that would fit on 05...

Anybody else have a spare Z5 that would fit on 05 XStar to sell?
Forum: Upholstery 07-21-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 545
Posted By StrmChzr
Crack is whack

My 05 XStar's vinyl has been straight cracked out since I bought from OO in 2012.

Surprisingly, vinyl has held up better than expected with copious amounts of 303 during the summer months. My...
Forum: Electrical 07-21-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 802
Posted By StrmChzr
Bruce - Appreciate the heads up on the 140...

Bruce - Appreciate the heads up on the 140 alternator. If I was going to upgrade electrical system, I'd seriously consider it.


Supturb89 and cloaked - Thanks for pointing me to DB Electric! I...
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 07-21-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By StrmChzr
PO added keel guard (I guess - I didn't). After a...

PO added keel guard (I guess - I didn't). After a day on the lake, here's always been a wet spot under front port seat near bow coming from midline of boat (keel). I assume keel guard is "hiding"...
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 07-21-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By StrmChzr
Keel guard repair

Towed my XStar home this weekend so i could perform few mid-season maintenance tasks. I noticed my keel guard has separated from keel near the trailer bunk so need to add repair keel guard to...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-17-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5,360
Views: 1,027,384
Posted By StrmChzr
My battle scarred war wagon, a 2007 Toyota...

My battle scarred war wagon, a 2007 Toyota 4Runner. Tacked 200K hard ones on her and zero mechanical problemos - ever. Was able to buy my XStar after paying off that 4Runner early a few years back....
Forum: Upholstery 07-14-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,393
Posted By StrmChzr
After reading this thread, I sent Gary at G & J...

After reading this thread, I sent Gary at G & J an email regarding repairing my '05 XStar's upholstery and boat cover. I'm interested in having board "pouches" added to top of my Bimini as well. I'll...
Forum: Electrical 07-11-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 802
Posted By StrmChzr
Dkuntz - any update on where you purchased...

Dkuntz - any update on where you purchased alternator for '05 X-Star?

I've got the same year X-Star and need to replace my alternator w/ bad bearing..
Forum: Trailers 06-17-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,004
Posted By StrmChzr
Does the fact my trailer is galvanized affect how...

Does the fact my trailer is galvanized affect how I ground the electrical system?
Forum: Trailers 06-16-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,004
Posted By StrmChzr
Gracias! This is best wiring Croft Trailer in...

Gracias!

This is best wiring Croft Trailer in KC had available.

http://i521.photobucket.com/albums/w333/strmchzr/3d4c2b3b7a2ca048f47d26cedebcac91.jpg
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-16-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 201
Posted By StrmChzr
8.1L alternator replacement

Bearing in alternator has been squealing since last spring and i need to replace before alternator seizes and I'm SOL. I have 05 XStar with 8.1L Indmar. PO added 6 speakers to tower and I'm planning...
Forum: Trailers 06-16-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,004
Posted By StrmChzr
Wiring trailer

I've needed to rewire my trailer lights for past year. Purchased heavy duty trailer wire from local trailer company end of last summer when a buddy offered to install. He moved away this spring, so...
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