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Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,120
Posted By rtw_travel
Yes it does - surprizingly easily. Its spring...

Yes it does - surprizingly easily. Its spring loaded, so you push down and twist a quarter turn and let it back up to lock into place.

Just take the trim ring off the carpet and see if that makes...
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By rtw_travel
Yes, it makes a difference. We prefer to put the...

Yes, it makes a difference. We prefer to put the spotter in the bow seat rather than use ballast. And we run the gas down to half tank or less.
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,222
Posted By rtw_travel
That's the nice thing about Gen 2 in a tanker -...

That's the nice thing about Gen 2 in a tanker - you don't need the 500 tons of fat sacs to lean it over to the rub strip to get a good wave.

This guy, on the other hand, is old school.
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By rtw_travel
Yes, I always have. I'm thinking I should monitor...

Yes, I always have. I'm thinking I should monitor bus voltage and see if there is a relationship between voltage drop on startup and failure of the speedo... Except it doesn't fail that frequently
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By rtw_travel
Wow- impressive that you have that. I've checked...

Wow- impressive that you have that. I've checked with my dealer, and that bulletin fixes a wiring issue that allowed the radio to drain the battery even if the key was off. It's not the problem...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By rtw_travel
Thanks-good info. Any idea what the bulletin...

Thanks-good info. Any idea what the bulletin number is that I can refer the dealer to?
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By rtw_travel
Interesting- that's happened to me twice in the...

Interesting- that's happened to me twice in the week I've driven the boat. Yes, both times it came back on a battery switch on/off cycle. I've also had a few random issues with the touchscreen...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 07-13-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,384
Posted By rtw_travel
I don't know building costs or standard building...

I don't know building costs or standard building practices and requirements in your area and we build up-scale house in the 5000sq ft plus range, and I've never done a crawl space...but in our area, ...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 07-13-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,384
Posted By rtw_travel
Something's not right here. I know if we got...

Something's not right here.

I know if we got someone with a set of finished plans who said "I want you to build this two story house, but the second floor wasn't designed as actual living space, so...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,120
Posted By rtw_travel
Post #1000! Congrats

Post #1000! Congrats
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,120
Posted By rtw_travel
One note for other X-14V owners - I've had two...

One note for other X-14V owners - I've had two 14V's now, and both had ski pylons that were hard to install. I could not actually install the new one.

But I found the trick on my last boat and I...
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,120
Posted By rtw_travel
We're keeping the tower clean for now. We have...

We're keeping the tower clean for now. We have the stereo upgrade so the sound in the cockpit is excellent, but I didn't want to disturb the neighbours or have the kids disturb the neighbours with...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,120
Posted By rtw_travel
Short story is we live in Calgary but still have...

Short story is we live in Calgary but still have the family cottage in Ontario. We beat a path back there every summer.

It's a long way, and we can't just go for a long weekend so that's why I have...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,120
Posted By rtw_travel
Excellent pictures- way more skillful & artistic...

Excellent pictures- way more skillful & artistic than mine

Where do you boat near Ottawa? We're on the rideau between smiths falls and kingston, and bought the boat at Lens Cove.
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,120
Posted By rtw_travel
Back to what this thread was originally about:...

Back to what this thread was originally about: Here's pictures of our new x-14V.

There's a lot of things I really like about it, but my one regret was we should have got more 'bling'. The gunmetal...
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,120
Posted By rtw_travel
We wake surfed yesterday with borrowed ballast...

We wake surfed yesterday with borrowed ballast and 6 people. Not too bad, but the platform shaves the wake. The platform on the 14v seems lower in the water than other boats- I guess it was the right...
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By rtw_travel
Which mirror do you have? I have the ptm edge vr...

Which mirror do you have? I have the ptm edge vr 100. On that one, you swivel the mirror up into the viewing position, and then slide the mirror down into the base by a quarter of an inch to lock it...
Forum: General / Other 07-04-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,352
Posted By rtw_travel
That's a great idea. I just installed a set of...

That's a great idea.

I just installed a set of phender pros on our new boat yesterday and came up with one more general consideration for where to locate the clips before you start drilling ......
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,120
Posted By rtw_travel
I wonder if the demise explains why they did not...

I wonder if the demise explains why they did not develop an x-14v gen 2 surf package? I was lucky enough to surf behind an x-10 with the gen 2 today. What an awesome boat for surfing- shame gen 2 is...
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,120
Posted By rtw_travel
Wow- so I bought one of the last 14V's. Good...

Wow- so I bought one of the last 14V's. Good thing I got all the features I wanted- I'll post pictures of our new boat when I'm back home on a real internet connection next week.

The 14v...
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,711
Posted By rtw_travel
Yours was built in November '13? PM me if you...

Yours was built in November '13?
PM me if you want the original pic in high resolution.

...and I'll post pics of my boat in the x-14 thread when I return home next week.
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,711
Posted By rtw_travel
....8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, .... For those of you...

....8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, ....
For those of you counting along at home, I pick up the boat tomorrow! That really was a long time.
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By rtw_travel
Amazing day...and the boots match the bathing...

Amazing day...and the boots match the bathing suit

Now that you've been skiing on the 14v for a while, what's it like to go back to a proper ski boat?
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 960
Posted By rtw_travel
My recollection was that the '12's had a 3 year...

My recollection was that the '12's had a 3 year warranty on electronics. I think the model year starts after the July weekend the previous year, so even if yours was the first boat off the line, all...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 841
Posted By rtw_travel
You can buy Ilmor parts, but the most convenient...

You can buy Ilmor parts, but the most convenient place to get them is your local dealer. Waterskis.com is the only one where I've found common parts online.

A motor is a motor, and any mechanic/...
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