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Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 09-23-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,323
Posted By chrislandy
I had similar 20 years ago when I still slalomed,...

I had similar 20 years ago when I still slalomed, I took a days training with John Battleday (shows my age now!!) and my form improved significantly (went from full pass at 30 to full at 34 and...
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,134
Posted By chrislandy
Thats a cheap feature planter ;)

Thats a cheap feature planter ;)
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,092
Posted By chrislandy
My first thought too

My first thought too
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 09-19-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,552
Posted By chrislandy
That's pretty good going! - My 96 has 2326 hours...

That's pretty good going! - My 96 has 2326 hours now! since I've had the boat we've put around 300 on it, read 2188 in 2006 but I've had it since winter '02 and it was just over 2000 hours so it's...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-19-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By chrislandy
From what you describe the MAP sensor is sending...

From what you describe the MAP sensor is sending an inverted scale for output so may be a case of just swap it out for the correct part number? (is there a spare one hanging around the shop you can...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 09-17-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,552
Posted By chrislandy
Just put the boat to bed for 18 months as they...

Just put the boat to bed for 18 months as they are draining the ski lake next year :(

Managed 13 hrs on the meter this year, so thats 13 more hours than the last 6!
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-16-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By chrislandy
I'd check all of the ground terminals on the...

I'd check all of the ground terminals on the block and back to the battery. I had a load of erroneous readings on my TBI which traced back to a dodgy sensor earth on the block, cleaned, degreased,...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By chrislandy
I'm a massive trip fan, I've tried a load of...

I'm a massive trip fan, I've tried a load of boards over the years (and now build my own) but still love taking it out for a quick run every so often... the production run tells all really, it hasn't...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-13-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 955
Posted By chrislandy
FWIW mine is an older engine but I had a load of...

FWIW mine is an older engine but I had a load of sensor errors, it just turned out to be a bad earth to the block
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-13-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,355
Posted By chrislandy
OK, just back from France and 10 days with the...

OK, just back from France and 10 days with the boat :) SUCCESS!!!

Managed 10 hours of running and got it running sweet as.

So... I took over a load of service parts (Fuel Filter, Dizzy cap & arm,...
Forum: Electrical 08-28-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By chrislandy
on mine, the battery sits in a recess under the...

on mine, the battery sits in a recess under the observers seat up front, I'm reasonably happy it will fit in height but it's the length that concerns me as I can't remember how much space there is...
Forum: Wakeboarding & Wakeskating 08-27-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,034
Posted By chrislandy
Forgot about wash, as a rule of thumb the shorter...

Forgot about wash, as a rule of thumb the shorter rope length, the slower you can go as the wake crisps off at a slower speed closer to the boat. If you want/need to rider slower then shorten off and...
Forum: Electrical 08-26-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By chrislandy
This was the one I was looking...

This was the one I was looking at
http://www.advancedbatterysupplies.co.uk/numaxdualterminal120ampleisurebattery

It seems really hard over here (UK) to find a small high Ah unit
Forum: Wakeboarding & Wakeskating 08-26-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,034
Posted By chrislandy
I normally ride at 2off so probably 60/65ft but...

I normally ride at 2off so probably 60/65ft but it's fun to play around with the length a little, the shorter the rope, the slower you can go so that's really good for learning new tricks or learning...
Forum: Electrical 08-26-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By chrislandy
PS205 battery

I've been looking at a new battery for the boat and have found one I think will be suitable (120Ah, CCA/SAE 1100 as per the owners manual) but as the boat is in France and I am not, I can't check the...
Forum: Wakeboarding & Wakeskating 08-19-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By chrislandy
Thanks :) it took 4 days to do that paint job!

Thanks :) it took 4 days to do that paint job!
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 08-19-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 14,645
Posted By chrislandy
Here are a couple I just dug out, early morning...

Here are a couple I just dug out, early morning in France a few years...
Forum: Wakeboarding & Wakeskating 08-16-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By chrislandy
Just finished another wakeboard

Well, here it is :) The customer just collected this little...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 08-15-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,552
Posted By chrislandy
About 1/2hr on the cable, 10mins towing and 3...

About 1/2hr on the cable, 10mins towing and 3 days fixing, total hours circa 3-4 on the meter :( back again in a few weeks so should get at least another 10 on it preferably more :)
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-06-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 313
Posted By chrislandy
before you start pulling everything out, check...

before you start pulling everything out, check there's no blockage on the pitot at the water side, sometimes a little bit of crud can get stuck in the end and keep the pressure up inside the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By chrislandy
I was told by MCUK that the only way to lubricate...

I was told by MCUK that the only way to lubricate the cables without grease nipples was to take it off, hang it and slowly over a number of days drip oil onto the top side of the cable so it migrated...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-29-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By chrislandy
350 TBI Starter motor & Alternator P/N's

Right, I need to replace the Starter and alternator on my '96 205 with 350 TBI, I've checked out Skidim and RockAuto but can't work out which one's I need. The boat is in France and I'm in the UK so...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-23-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,355
Posted By chrislandy
Yes, I cleaned out the gauze screen in the pump...

Yes, I cleaned out the gauze screen in the pump (which was pretty much packed solid with debris), I disconnected the fuel line from the tank and pump and blew through with compressed air with no...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-23-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,355
Posted By chrislandy
These are the two videos I took so you can hear...

These are the two videos I took so you can hear the noises it's making

http://vimeo.com/101447088

http://vimeo.com/101447087

hearing it back, does that sound like timing?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-22-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,355
Posted By chrislandy
15 months on I finally got back out to the...

15 months on I finally got back out to the boat!!!

We cleaned up every ground terminal on the block and battery, scotchbrited,de-greased and put back together.

Wired up the check engine light...
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