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Forum: General Discussion Today, 03:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,303
Posted By kgrove
No ballast and 2-3 people in the boat, I get a...

No ballast and 2-3 people in the boat, I get a clean wake at 60' a shade under 18mph. With full factory ballast its clean at 60' at about 18.5mph. With full factory ballast and 2-3 people and 20mph...
Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 680
Posted By kgrove
Watching how the dealer did mine, they opened the...

Watching how the dealer did mine, they opened the bilge drains and kept squirting cleaning solution - something like 409, Simple Green, etc. - and then washing out with a hose. Nothing overly...
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 680
Posted By kgrove
Totally agree. You could literally blow up your...

Totally agree. You could literally blow up your boat and kill people. This isn't a "I'll fix that when I have time" kind of problem. Get it fixed ASAP.

Another possible cause: there is a vent...
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 301
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Posted By kgrove
That's nothing. This is me on my test ride.

That's nothing. This is me on my test ride.
Forum: Trailers 11-05-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By kgrove
Check the actuator as well. If you get water in...

Check the actuator as well. If you get water in the brake reservoir, it can work its way through the brake system. It can rust internal parts of the actuator which normally would cause the surge...
Forum: Wakesurfing 10-03-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,333
Posted By kgrove
Some of the criticism of the test is misplaced. ...

Some of the criticism of the test is misplaced. These guys should be applauded for attempting to make wake reviews more objective. What they're measuring may not be perfect, but it's great they...
Forum: Wakesurfing 10-03-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,333
Posted By kgrove
Same basic motors, yes, but running differently. ...

Same basic motors, yes, but running differently. I'm guessing measuring fuel burn, RPM, and CO levels are just three different ways to measure how much work the engine is doing. Was it always the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,542
Posted By kgrove
I stand corrected - neoprene has improved since...

I stand corrected - neoprene has improved since last I paid attention. Next time I buy a wetsuit I may have to pay more attention and not just immediately grab the cheapest O'Neill I can find, which...
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,582
Posted By kgrove
Teak is cheaper. Costs less up front and the...

Teak is cheaper. Costs less up front and the occasional can of teak oil should cost less than replacing the rubber insert that will eventually go bad on fiberglass decks. My first boat had a...
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,542
Posted By kgrove
The biggest difference between the high and low...

The biggest difference between the high and low priced wetsuits is not the material (all are neoprene), it's the seams and panel design. Seams let in cold water and decrease the insulating...
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 16,000
Posted By kgrove
Nope... Rule #89 says no tools allowed on board. ...

Nope... Rule #89 says no tools allowed on board. The fun goes precisely between the lines I have precisely defined for all to see.
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 840
Posted By kgrove
Agree. Thats where a hot water heater on a boat...

Agree. Thats where a hot water heater on a boat can come in handy. If you have an air heater, you can run the heater hose so it blows warm air in the neck and out the arms and legs while the rider...
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 840
Posted By kgrove
You are correct that wearing it 3-6 hours would...

You are correct that wearing it 3-6 hours would be miserable. Realistically, you will want to take it all the way off or at least take off the top portion and wear it hanging around your waist. ...
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 840
Posted By kgrove
Many boat dealers here where we have the same...

Many boat dealers here where we have the same zero tax on private party sales will sell used boats on consignment. The dealer never takes ownership of the boat and collects only a sellers fee or...
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 840
Posted By kgrove
8.3% on both new and used if purchased from a...

8.3% on both new and used if purchased from a dealer, but transactions between private parties are not taxed.
Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,103
Posted By kgrove
Sorry... Been there, done that. Do NOT mount a...

Sorry... Been there, done that. Do NOT mount a GoPro to the headboard.

The action is mostly nonexistent - a lot of "still life" shots. That's great if you're a basket of fruit, but it's a...
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,102
Posted By kgrove
Let's face it... wakeboarding is a fringe sport...

Let's face it... wakeboarding is a fringe sport and we WANT it that way. Smooth water is difficult to come by anyway. If it were popular, it wouldn't be as good.

And what's this crap about...
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,102
Posted By kgrove
Nautique, Malibu, etc. have managed to sell quite...

Nautique, Malibu, etc. have managed to sell quite a few wakeboard boats without sponsoring PWT. I'm guessing MC is just re-evaluating the best way to spend marketing dollars. I doubt this is either...
Forum: Wakeboarding & Wakeskating 09-16-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By kgrove
I have a lot of my kids friends come aboard that...

I have a lot of my kids friends come aboard that have never wakeboarded before, sometimes with their dad. I always get a kick out of it when the dad, who also has never wakeboarded or sometimes even...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By kgrove
As best I can tell, my cover leaks straight...

As best I can tell, my cover leaks straight through the material. The cover is tight with no pooling or sagging anywhere. During a good rain storm, the interior of the boat is damp everywhere with...
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By kgrove
Waterproofing boat cover

My MC boat cover is now several years old and leaks like a sob. I'm going to put it though a washing machine to get rid of any dirt particles caught in the fabric and want to treat it with a...
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 09-04-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 596
Posted By kgrove
You have no worries. An X-15 with the 6.0 liter...

You have no worries. An X-15 with the 6.0 liter engine should perform like a dream. My '08 X-15 had the MCX engine, and even with the smaller engine and an OEM prop, it only struggled under the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 796
Posted By kgrove
Agree - being underpowered sucks big time. ...

Agree - being underpowered sucks big time. Unless you're operating at high altitudes or WAY over full factory ballast, I think the 5.7 engine would work just fine - especially if you fork out $500...
Forum: Wakeboarding & Wakeskating 08-29-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,135
Posted By kgrove
I totally agree. Aside from less violent...

I totally agree. Aside from less violent crashes, lower boat speeds increase the size of the wake or allow the same size wake using less ballast and fuel. I'm a huge fan of lower boat speeds and...
Forum: Wakeboarding & Wakeskating 08-29-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,135
Posted By kgrove
That's a great drill. The only warning on it is...

That's a great drill. The only warning on it is it isn't "step one" - there are a number of instructional videos before this one in "The Book", the DVD instructional box set that this video came...
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