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Forum: Audio/Stereo Yesterday, 10:11 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,677
Posted By bsloop
Sucks on storm blow. Sarcastically, what would...

Sucks on storm blow. Sarcastically, what would one expect when low freeboard sterns are locked facing open water with large waves?
Notice none have a mooring cover that would have repelled much of...
Forum: Trailers 08-18-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By bsloop
I stand corrected, Thanks TR! I was not aware MC...

I stand corrected, Thanks TR! I was not aware MC built trailers. I have been on two factory tours (8 and 3 years ago) and don't recall either mentioning trailer production or seeing it in...
Forum: Trailers 08-15-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By bsloop
Why would a mastercraft dealer have anything to...

Why would a mastercraft dealer have anything to do with a 12 year old trailer?
Mastercraft does not "make" trailers, they have them contracted and put a sticker on them. If you have a question, I...
Forum: Trailers 08-14-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By bsloop
maybe take it to a frame shop and check that it...

maybe take it to a frame shop and check that it tows straight?
possibly a mount was bent at some point?
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 685
Posted By bsloop
I don't have the black box or all their true...

I don't have the black box or all their true details. That area of the highway is 4 lane and marked 65mph I believe. They are pretty conservative people and experienced towing boaters. They could...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 685
Posted By bsloop
This is my boat friend's new Tahoe (with tow...

This is my boat friend's new Tahoe (with tow package) and their 24' Mariah after some winds got ahold of them on the way to the lake. Conscious drivers, tow straps in place, etc. They got owned...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,257
Posted By bsloop
Glad to hear you are improving. With the latest...

Glad to hear you are improving.
With the latest "hang up" too deep sounds most likely.

Much depends on the angle of the ramp. An abnormally shallow or steep ramp may need other solutions or you may...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,281
Posted By bsloop
My experience with SUP's and paddlers is: they...

My experience with SUP's and paddlers is: they are not boaters, they are fitness people that are exploring new exercise. Similar to the hiker vs mountain bike conflicts back when mountain biking was...
Forum: General Discussion 08-05-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By bsloop
Very clean boat! Swim platform has been nicely...

Very clean boat!
Swim platform has been nicely maintained. Still thick and square so it has not been sanded much.

Down sides for what people today are looking for in a watersports boat:
No tower...
Forum: General Discussion 08-05-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,427
Posted By bsloop
Agree New Dimensions makes an awesome tower but...

Agree New Dimensions makes an awesome tower but with an awesome price to match. Other tower mfg have come up in quality and design since I first purchased mine 9 years ago.

Biggest thing is...
Forum: General Discussion 08-05-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 925
Posted By bsloop
I will 3rd practice. Find another experienced IB...

I will 3rd practice. Find another experienced IB owner and have them show you a few pointers.

Learn to use alternating reverse and forward to square up the back or spin tight.
Most important learn...
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,701
Posted By bsloop
Those that got the matching tribal tattoos will...

Those that got the matching tribal tattoos will probably dispute that :D

On topic, I have been very impressed with the improvements of Supra and Tige the past several years. The quality gap is...
Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By bsloop
Not familiar with the nuances of that model but...

Not familiar with the nuances of that model but when the square Rule pumps get a crack in the housing they don't pump efficiently and squirt some water out the cracks instead of out the bilge.

Have...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 110
Posted By bsloop
Pass the Handle - Introduce someone to water sports this Saturday, July 26

The INT League of watersports has designated Saturday, July 26th: Pass the Handle - Introduce someone to watersports.
#PasstheHandle -...
Forum: Wakeboarding & Wakeskating 07-22-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 815
Posted By bsloop
Congrats! I didn't look very hard this year for...

Congrats!
I didn't look very hard this year for a used kids wakeboard but my uncle still has the trainer skis everyone in the family has used for the last 35+ years (including myself)

Anything...
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 503
Posted By bsloop
My question would be, why is a 2013 low on brake...

My question would be, why is a 2013 low on brake fluid?

To eliminate any question of air in lines, go to HF and get this kit if you have a compressor handy since the fill bottle makes it super easy...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 07-18-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By bsloop
I read it, he is so MCCOD, he want the EXACT same...

I read it, he is so MCCOD, he want the EXACT same wire as stock.
A boat is not a classic corvette. I would suggest a few sessions with a professional or spend the money on new wire.
Cant go wrong...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 07-18-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By bsloop
For improved sound volume, a 4" will not do much...

For improved sound volume, a 4" will not do much at best and likely hurt more than it helps; as established.

A larger 12" hole cut in the pass thru and covered with a grill would be much better at...
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,744
Posted By bsloop
LOTO has about everything a boater could ask for...

LOTO has about everything a boater could ask for and more, all at the water's edge.

Great trip. Best of both worlds, wake boat to enjoy the weekday mornings and go fast to scoot around for evenings...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 952
Views: 260,246
Posted By bsloop
Even better, my buddy let a long time boating...

Even better, my buddy let a long time boating friend launch his boat since my buddy was going to arrive late.
Guy found the center plug, put it into the drain, then launched.
Guess he didn't realize...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 952
Views: 260,246
Posted By bsloop
"Naked Feet or Naked and High Heels" sticker on...

"Naked Feet or Naked and High Heels" sticker on your boat?

Guess we know which one they chose :D
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,189
Posted By bsloop
First answer, open it up. It is straight...

First answer, open it up. It is straight die-cast metal if you are lucky. Plastic cracks, peels and breaks and any insulation would likely cause greater heat build up which would reduce bulb life =...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,006
Posted By bsloop
Prop will likely help but I would bet balance is...

Prop will likely help but I would bet balance is your primarily problem.
You need to get a few people in the bow (weight) not 3 kids or small girls. They can move around once you get on plane.
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,315
Posted By bsloop
What does "fail" mean? If a bladder gets a small...

What does "fail" mean? If a bladder gets a small nick, that is usually a puncture. A larger tear could actually be a pop due to over inflation.
Make sure it is not drug on the dock, etc.

Filling...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 07-09-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By bsloop
I have no experience with PPI, their quality or...

I have no experience with PPI, their quality or actual power delivery but I will ask a couple general questions that may put together a picture for you.
Consider for 900 watts, PPI calls for 8 ga...
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