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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 01:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 991
Posted By bturner2
Lot of interesting perspectives. Don't agree with...

Lot of interesting perspectives. Don't agree with the "bait and switch" analogy as someone would have to be actually planing on this and replacing the product in question which from what I can tell...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 08:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 991
Posted By bturner2
The difference is probably in the size of the...

The difference is probably in the size of the company. Larger companies will take the hit to save face and it's easier to deal with it by taking the loss and moving on. Smaller companies typically...
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By bturner2
I have an 07 X2 but am not sure what year they...

I have an 07 X2 but am not sure what year they cut over from the old hull to the pickle fork design. If you have the same pickle fork hull you should be good to go with the set up you list above....
Forum: Wanted to Buy 11-25-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By bturner2
Where? That's on the list for next summer.

Where? That's on the list for next summer.
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,920
Posted By bturner2
My buddy got a great deal on a new Broadcast...

My buddy got a great deal on a new Broadcast board at the Action Water Sports Black Friday sale. Great "house board" for teaching and it was only $250. Much better option than sending a first time...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 11-23-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,269
Posted By bturner2
Consumers Reports has been junk and rigged...

Consumers Reports has been junk and rigged forever. They've been caught and accused of rigging ratings going back 20 years. Just Google Consumers Reports rigged and watch the links appear.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-20-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By bturner2
Sounds like you're ready to add to the...

Sounds like you're ready to add to the intellectual database here on team talk with a write up of your repair. I'm sure we'd all like to hear and see how this all played out for you.....
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 11-16-2017, 06:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By bturner2
Agree with the above. I had two friends that had...

Agree with the above. I had two friends that had water line covers made at skiboatcovers.com this spring. Both were Sunbrella, one was an over the tower cover for a 12 X2 and both were under that...
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,198
Posted By bturner2
Mines in a heated pole barn at a friend's house....

Mines in a heated pole barn at a friend's house. I fill with AF every year. Too much money at risk versus spending $30 for AF and an hour of time to fill the system. But to each his own.....
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,519
Posted By bturner2
Dang son that's really stiff. My dealer offered...

Dang son that's really stiff. My dealer offered to loan me a trailer for a week for free when I was looking to buy a used 97 ProStar 190 at auction. To be fair I had planed to buy a new trailer from...
Forum: Wanted to Buy 11-09-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By bturner2
Unless someone has severely modified your boat...

Unless someone has severely modified your boat you have DBW which in this case means the throttle is controlled digitally in comparison to having a mechanical throttle linkage. Want to check to be...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 11-08-2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 817
Posted By bturner2
I've used Fred's Custom Boats...

I've used Fred's Custom Boats (http://www.fredscustomboats.com/) on M59 in Waterford. They're not cheap but they do very good work and have matched everything I've ever taken to them.

That decal...
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,538
Posted By bturner2
This is one of those cases where you have to...

This is one of those cases where you have to determine if the "juice is worth the squeeze". I looked at doing this about 5 years ago when all the parts including the dash cheek plates were still...
Forum: What is this boat worth? 11-02-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,069
Posted By bturner2
Thanks! I've shopping for flip boats the last...

Thanks! I've shopping for flip boats the last couple years. Amazing how quickly you can estimate the value and cost to repair when you're the one that's going to have to pay for it.
Forum: What is this boat worth? 11-02-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,069
Posted By bturner2
$30K is a steal but as others have said you'll...

$30K is a steal but as others have said you'll need to look real close at the major systems of the boat to be sure everything is at least solid.

The positives I see are.....
Low hours (especially...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 11-01-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By bturner2
I'd agree with the above. With most all the boats...

I'd agree with the above. With most all the boats from MC the radio is mounted in the glove box, is the wrong DIN format or just would not benefit from the options offered by this system. If anything...
Forum: What is this boat worth? 10-30-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By bturner2
Yeah it was in final thrash mode when I took...

Yeah it was in final thrash mode when I took those pictures. All my ski buddies kept telling me to list it while I was freshening it up. Probably listed it a week too early. I had just finished up...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 10-30-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,408
Posted By bturner2
6 weeks NFL free, 7 weeks FB free. Just had it...

6 weeks NFL free, 7 weeks FB free. Just had it with all the political BS and negativity.
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,117
Posted By bturner2
Every time I see a wrap I expect this or worse,...

Every time I see a wrap I expect this or worse, typically worse. The crap repairs were probably done just to get a smooth surface for the wrap to go over. As others stated I'm in the "repair it...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 10-30-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,408
Posted By bturner2
The interesting part is the years that were used...

The interesting part is the years that were used for the indictment. Apparently they were looking at 2012 if you can believe what's being reported.
Forum: What is this boat worth? 10-30-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By bturner2
Here's a couple of the pictures after the refurb.

Here's a couple of the pictures after the refurb.
Forum: What is this boat worth? 10-30-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By bturner2
Depends on what condition boat you're looking for...

Depends on what condition boat you're looking for but based on the 98 you reference it would be reasonable to pick something up in the 95 - 98 range that needs some love. I picked up a 97 in the very...
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,447
Posted By bturner2
I've always done the manual method of pulling the...

I've always done the manual method of pulling the hoses/drain plugs and filling the block with a minimum of -50 marine antifreeze. Something about seeing all the water come out and seeing the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,376
Posted By bturner2
I'm in the "oil/filter are cheap" camp. The in...

I'm in the "oil/filter are cheap" camp. The in between would be leave the filter and dump the oil which I did this year on our jet ski. Due to our schedules and crappy weather pattern this summer we...
Forum: Electrical 10-28-2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 753
Posted By bturner2
Both prices could be good or bad depending on...

Both prices could be good or bad depending on parts used on the starter and the procedure/parts being used on the winterization. It's always cheaper to do it yourself (if you do it right) so...
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