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Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2008, 06:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,156
Posted By RickDV
The transom tow hook should be able to handle...

The transom tow hook should be able to handle anything you can do on the pylon or more. The two lifting rings on the transom are not designed for towing and should not used be for that.
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 05-28-2008, 10:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,727
Posted By RickDV
When you put the prop back on use a small amount...

When you put the prop back on use a small amount of grease on the shaft and make sure the key is brass. If it is a ferris metal it will rust. Also, as you recall from high school physics, having two...
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2008, 09:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,156
Posted By RickDV
Another thought: For large pulls you should run...

Another thought: For large pulls you should run the lines from your transom tow hook and not from the pylon. Attaching to the pylon will actually lift the bow causing you to push more water with the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2008, 08:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,156
Posted By RickDV
jbfootin has some good advice. I would add that...

jbfootin has some good advice. I would add that it is not so much about giving them a big jerk as it is about building up momentum with the boat. As the ropes are playing out the boat should be...
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2008, 09:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,467
Posted By RickDV
Thanks TMCNo1 and Footin for your advice. I...

Thanks TMCNo1 and Footin for your advice. I appreciate it a bunch!
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2008, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,467
Posted By RickDV
The hub without bearings....

The hub without bearings....
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2008, 08:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,467
Posted By RickDV
Is this part something I have to replace? If so,...

Is this part something I have to replace? If so, how does it come off?
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2008, 08:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,467
Posted By RickDV
Trailer Wheel Came Off - Help!

I got the boat home after an outing today and didn't even get it in the driveway before noticing that the wheel hub and bearings totally disintegrated. We heard the noise and stopped before the wheel...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 02-06-2008, 12:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,072
Posted By RickDV
Happy birthday to Banana George! Unfortunately,...

Happy birthday to Banana George! Unfortunately, he was not able to ski this year on his birthday. :(

Here's a man you have to respect:
"He took up water skiing at 40, started barefooting at 46 and...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 01-03-2008, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By RickDV
Hmmm...one of those stories that I would have to...

Hmmm...one of those stories that I would have to be there to believe!
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 01-03-2008, 12:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,925
Posted By RickDV
I couldn't tell you. I'll bet if I tried a hot...

I couldn't tell you. I'll bet if I tried a hot start like that I would dump a load of skiers right off the dock.

It will be fun to find out how fast it's hole shot is (without skiers, of course!):D
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 01-02-2008, 10:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,925
Posted By RickDV
From the looks of those props I would say that...

From the looks of those props I would say that boat is rigged for racing and trim tabs would be important. Not so much in show skiing. At the slower speeds needed for show skiing it is better to use...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 01-02-2008, 10:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,925
Posted By RickDV
This boat has 200# of lead weight in the bow (as...

This boat has 200# of lead weight in the bow (as well as the gas tank.) Some teams run up to 800# or 1000# in the bow. I hate to think what that does when towing down the road.

I think Sue has a...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 01-02-2008, 10:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,925
Posted By RickDV
That's crazy power! I saw some Merc 350s on the...

That's crazy power! I saw some Merc 350s on the Rock Aqua Jays twin rig.

The 200's are a better fit for what we need. Anything more and we move into a large block and run the risk of overpowering...
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2008, 10:35 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,242
Posted By RickDV
26.5 years for Sue and me and still gettin'...

26.5 years for Sue and me and still gettin' better. Who can't help but to love the woman who lets you buy a second boat!
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2008, 10:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,698
Posted By RickDV
Wow Sue - that looks like a lot of fun. I wish I...

Wow Sue - that looks like a lot of fun. I wish I was there...oh wait...I was there!;) And it was a lot of fun!!! Thanks for the great pics!
Forum: General Discussion 12-26-2007, 04:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,528
Posted By RickDV
With water that cold your feet are going numb by...

With water that cold your feet are going numb by the time the rope goes tight. No one wanted to try slalom skiing on frozen feet.

Ryan did run on a slalom ski for a little while until he stepped...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2007, 11:27 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,828
Posted By RickDV
Tim - Sue says it was a bad omen buying that teak...

Tim - Sue says it was a bad omen buying that teak bunny. It must be attracting the plant eating rabbit.

Maybe there's some recipe on the web for bunny wraps made with hosta leaves. If it's a really...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2007, 11:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,828
Posted By RickDV
Another update from Sue

More tests...more waiting. Sue was bored so she made me bring a camera to the hospital room.

She said this picture is the closest she could get to taking a picture of someone barefootin' at the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2007, 12:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,828
Posted By RickDV
Steve - Sue has ordered the doctors to make sure...

Steve - Sue has ordered the doctors to make sure she is released in time to take pictures at our ski show at your place Saturday...there are certain priorities! :)

We are looking forward to putting...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2007, 12:12 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,828
Posted By RickDV
Update on Sue

Well this morning the doctors ordered up some tests and so far we are waiting results. Hopefully we'll know more when we get those back.

Sue is comfortable but tired right now. She has been told it...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2007, 01:01 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,828
Posted By RickDV
SueDV needs your prayers

Tonight I brought Sue to the ER with some pretty severe neurological problems. They decided to keep her overnight for more tests. Please keep Sue and I in your prayers that the doctors can determine...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 07-19-2007, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By RickDV
Thanks everyone. Had breakfast with the whole...

Thanks everyone. Had breakfast with the whole family today (when does that happen anymore??)
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2007, 12:22 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 59,566
Posted By RickDV
You may also consider that the boat may not run...

You may also consider that the boat may not run right away. You should have a "tow me home" option lined up.

Hope all goes well for you. Be safe!
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2007, 11:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,816
Posted By RickDV
Erk - They may have soiled their shorts and need...

Erk - They may have soiled their shorts and need some new ones from Chicago MC! :D

Seriously, my heart goes out to the guys. I have landed on a sandbar before. At first you are concerned that no...
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