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Forum: General Discussion 11-20-2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,166
Posted By wheelerd
Here are some pics of us towing and mooring. We...

Here are some pics of us towing and mooring.

We always moored with the boat on the outside of the houseboat ropes to maintain distance and facing bow out in case a wind ever came up. We also looped...
Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2017, 11:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,166
Posted By wheelerd
We towed our X2 for a week all around Shuswap...

We towed our X2 for a week all around Shuswap Lake in BC. No problem at all.
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,660
Posted By wheelerd
The other advantage of Gen 2 is that you can...

The other advantage of Gen 2 is that you can switch port to starboard effortlessly, even in the middle of a ride. With Nauticurl (or any other suckgate/fakegate) you have to stop, remove the device,...
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,660
Posted By wheelerd
There are a bunch of threads on here about...

There are a bunch of threads on here about various types of add-on devices -- fakegates, suckgates, etc.
This is the "Mother of them All" if you have time to read!...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-05-2017, 11:56 PM
Replies: 793
Important: Fuel Pump 101
Views: 233,411
Posted By wheelerd
I don't have an exact measurement . . . but...

I don't have an exact measurement . . . but here's a pic of the OEM hose (which I reused) from when I did mine in the spring. Maybe 8-9"? You can approximate by the size of the pump, the pliers, etc.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-03-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 793
Important: Fuel Pump 101
Views: 233,411
Posted By wheelerd
A good source, but the problem is that the...

A good source, but the problem is that the required tubing is not the same diameter at either end. 5/16" vs. 3/8"
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-31-2017, 11:42 PM
Replies: 793
Important: Fuel Pump 101
Views: 233,411
Posted By wheelerd
Yes, see my post #781 above. I purchased several...

Yes, see my post #781 above.
I purchased several lengths from APE prior to doing my install. http://www.autoperformanceengineering.com/html/kits.html
Forum: General Discussion 10-25-2017, 12:20 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 78,724
Posted By wheelerd
Great shots. Looks like a relaxing day.

Great shots. Looks like a relaxing day.
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 78,724
Posted By wheelerd
So which of the covers did you end up using? And...

So which of the covers did you end up using? And was it the swim platform or the tower cut-outs that were different between the two?
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2017, 10:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By wheelerd
Yup. Bought me one earlier this summer. Good...

Yup. Bought me one earlier this summer. Good company to deal with.
Forum: Upholstery 10-10-2017, 11:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By wheelerd
Sometimes the upholstered side sections are...

Sometimes the upholstered side sections are attached with plastic "Christmas tree" push-in fittings and will just pop out. Not sure about 2006 vintage.
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2017, 11:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By wheelerd
I had an 01 X5 so bring on the questions.:D

I had an 01 X5 so bring on the questions.:D
Forum: For Sale: Boats 10-03-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,930
Posted By wheelerd
Remember, the original post is from 2012!:D

Remember, the original post is from 2012!:D
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By wheelerd
If the shoe (seat?) fits, wear it.;)

If the shoe (seat?) fits, wear it.;)
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By wheelerd
I have the 205v hull and I really don't think...

I have the 205v hull and I really don't think there is room for the seat to swivel. The issue is not space behind but rather its proximity to the starboard gunnel. The captain's seats are quite...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-27-2017, 11:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,217
Posted By wheelerd
When I redid the carpet on mine I removed the...

When I redid the carpet on mine I removed the captain's chairs. Several of the mounting holes in the floor were stripped. I epoxied all the holes, placed the chairs where I thought was best...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-27-2017, 10:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,217
Posted By wheelerd
Are you talking about the captain's seats or the...

Are you talking about the captain's seats or the rear seats?
Forum: Storage / Winterization 09-27-2017, 10:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 832
Posted By wheelerd
Some also have the return line going into the...

Some also have the return line going into the draw side of the water pump. And then . . . some of us have inserted a Y into the raw water inlet hose to help improve circulation at low rpm's.
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 902
Posted By wheelerd
18" My complete install with pics is here:...

18"
My complete install with pics is here: http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=62554&highlight=bennett
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2017, 12:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,863
Posted By wheelerd
Amen brother! That was my post back a few...

Amen brother! That was my post back a few months.
And yes, I used the Airtex replacement pump. Put 70 trouble-free hours on it this summer.
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2017, 11:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By wheelerd
Sound like you went to an Acme 1285 (or 1235 if...

Sound like you went to an Acme 1285 (or 1235 if not splined)?
Yes, with that change your rpms will increase by a couple hundred or so. I went from stock prop to the 1285 for awhile and that was the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2017, 11:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 902
Posted By wheelerd
I installed a Bennett wakeplate. Cured the...

I installed a Bennett wakeplate. Cured the porpoising and also helps flatten the wake a bit for slalom.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-26-2017, 11:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,217
Posted By wheelerd
Judging from your pics your are in a dry southern...

Judging from your pics your are in a dry southern climate . . . which makes we wonder about the amount of rust? Was the boat stored wet at some point, or perhaps partly submerged?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-25-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,217
Posted By wheelerd
From the two pics so far it looks to be in good...

From the two pics so far it looks to be in good shape. If you got it for 2 G's that's a good deal!
I had a 91 TriStar.
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,294
Posted By wheelerd
I'm 61 and ski at 32 mph, 15 off. (Occasionally...

I'm 61 and ski at 32 mph, 15 off. (Occasionally 22 off.)
The attachment point in the boat also affects how the wake feels. Further back means you are crossing the wake at a wider point than if the...
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