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Forum: MasterCraft In Your Area 03-31-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 20,739
Posted By Whalenjf
Live: Powhatan VA 23139, ride on the James River...

Live: Powhatan VA 23139, ride on the James River when I'm here.

Boat: Lake Gaston in Bracey VA 23919
Buggs Island in Clarksville VA 23927
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,225
Posted By Whalenjf
I'll PM you the price. Thank you for the...

I'll PM you the price. Thank you for the compliment! It's been my favorite toy to date!

One thing I noticed is that my boat is the 225VRS (22' 8") version and looking at your profile picture it...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By Whalenjf
We had the same thought when installing ours so...

We had the same thought when installing ours so we mounted it to the new engine dividers we made with big zipties. I'm sure it will be a little bit of a PITA when I have to pull the engine dividers...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,225
Posted By Whalenjf
When I had mine done a few months ago, Brent sent...

When I had mine done a few months ago, Brent sent me the unfinished cover with no holes and had me mark exactly where the tower would poke through. Then I sent it back, he finished it up, and...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,225
Posted By Whalenjf
Another vote for Brent at Coversports! I have...

Another vote for Brent at Coversports! I have the exact same boat as you and I just got my cover from him, I couldn't be happier! Check out my build thread for more pictures...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 12-30-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,363
Posted By Whalenjf
I agree about cutting out the rear swim platform,...

I agree about cutting out the rear swim platform, but that is just how he does his covers. I think it is mainly for access to the rear tension straps. We may try to make something to cover up that...
Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By Whalenjf
He must have been working on yours at the same...

He must have been working on yours at the same time he was working on mine. You won't be disappointed :dance: I ordered it the first week of September and just received it December 14th. He had to...
Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By Whalenjf
Thanks a lot, it's needed a new cover for so long...

Thanks a lot, it's needed a new cover for so long and I finally pulled the trigger on this one. When I added all the equivalent options to the skiboatcovers.com cover it came out more expensive than...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 12-27-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,363
Posted By Whalenjf
Haha, I just got home last night from Christmas...

Haha, I just got home last night from Christmas in Connecticut, still nothing compared to where you are though, so 52 is nice. I've been away from the north for too long, I'm becoming a wuss when it...
Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By Whalenjf
An old thread, but Maristardd I wanted to say...

An old thread, but Maristardd I wanted to say thank you for templating this cover for Brent, I just received the cover for my Maristar 225VRS and it is an amazing piece! Check out my thread if you'd...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 12-27-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,363
Posted By Whalenjf
Haha the only thing happening with the boat when...

Haha the only thing happening with the boat when it's 52 degrees is possible cleaning... and that's not even guaranteed.

Thanks for the kind words, It's a never ending project but it keeps us busy!
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 12-27-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,363
Posted By Whalenjf
You are correct, and there's a concrete boat ramp...

You are correct, and there's a concrete boat ramp in the middle of the yard too haha. I live on the upper section of the James River, about a 3-4 mile stretch of usable river. Great for weekday...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 12-27-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,363
Posted By Whalenjf
Winter Upgrades

Well, winter is upon us and the boat has been winterized for a little while by now so that means time to start ordering parts haha. The big ticket item was the new cover from Brent at Cover Sports...
Forum: For Sale: Parts & Accessories 12-27-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By Whalenjf
Here are a few cell phone pictures of the unit. ...

Here are a few cell phone pictures of the unit. I couldn't figure out how to attach them to the PM.
Forum: For Sale: Parts & Accessories 12-23-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By Whalenjf
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: For Sale: Parts & Accessories 12-10-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By Whalenjf
Did you ever find a speedometer? I have one...

Did you ever find a speedometer? I have one laying around since I put PP in my boat. Let me know if you're interested and I'll get some pictures for you.

Here's a dash shot from before I put the...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 09-16-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,500
Posted By Whalenjf
Perfect Pass won't affect your throttle...

Perfect Pass won't affect your throttle response/feel. It's just like cruise control in a car, just turn it on and set the speed when you need it or turn it off and manually control the throttle...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 09-13-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,500
Posted By Whalenjf
Some great ideas for this weekend right here. ...

Some great ideas for this weekend right here. I'll half fill the rears and keep all the bow weight in the boat, more vert would be nice!

Perfect Pass Stargazer is a lifesaver when running ballast,...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 09-13-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,500
Posted By Whalenjf
Traxx, thanks for that tip! I'll try it Sunday...

Traxx, thanks for that tip! I'll try it Sunday and see how it works out. I'm still tweaking and fine tuning the wake, it seems like a never ending process haha.
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 09-13-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,500
Posted By Whalenjf
WOW!!! Great looking boat! I could be a little...

WOW!!! Great looking boat! I could be a little biased though haha. I was getting ready to post some pictures of my faux teak platform until I read the bottom of your last post.

I second what...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 09-03-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,363
Posted By Whalenjf
Sorry guys, just got back from my lake vacation...

Sorry guys, just got back from my lake vacation on Buggs Island since August 23rd :dance:



To be honest, if we hadn't remade the engine dividers we probably would have left it alone, we tend to...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 08-22-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,363
Posted By Whalenjf
They will make it anyway you want it just give...

They will make it anyway you want it just give them a call. The 1st link shows the basic designs that they offer. 2nd link shows the different color options.

225 VRS Pattern:...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 08-22-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,363
Posted By Whalenjf
My friend sent me a few pictures of how we...

My friend sent me a few pictures of how we mounted the struts. The dividers are also visible in the pictures, you can see how far in we moved them to get more room in the v-drive lockers. We still...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 08-21-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,363
Posted By Whalenjf
We had the actuator on the sunpad but it took...

We had the actuator on the sunpad but it took forever to open and close and we were always filling and emptying ballast in the v-drive lockers (surfing to wakeboarding and vice versa) and getting...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 08-21-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,363
Posted By Whalenjf
Smarten, thanks for the pictures that came out...

Smarten, thanks for the pictures that came out great! I know what you mean about the weather.... It's either been raining or overcast and 75 degrees. The girls wouldn't even get in the water this...
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