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Forum: Storage / Winterization Yesterday, 10:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By wheelerd
If you've drained everything I wouldn't worry. I...

If you've drained everything I wouldn't worry. I live in Alberta where our winters can hit -30C. In 8 years with three different boats all I've ever done is drained the block and manifolds and all...
Forum: Appearance 10-20-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By wheelerd
How do you wash your cover?

Putting the boat away for the season and I'm wondering how everyone washes their boat cover? Hose down on the lawn? Bathtub? Detergent or no? Or what else?

FWIW I have an aftermarket black Sunbrella...
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By wheelerd
From Google: A gunwale is the upper side of a...

From Google:

A gunwale is the upper side of a ship or boat or the uppermost planks of a wooden vessel. Originally, the gunwale of a ship was the part of the deck where the guns were mounted and the...
Forum: Trailers 10-10-2018, 12:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By wheelerd
x2 on Spectrum. Most likely your red is Viper...

x2 on Spectrum. Most likely your red is Viper Red, used from 2001 - 2008.
Forum: What is this boat worth? 10-10-2018, 12:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By wheelerd
Double post.:mad:

Double post.:mad:
Forum: What is this boat worth? 10-09-2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By wheelerd
Ditto to the above post. We had a 91 Tristar...

Ditto to the above post. We had a 91 Tristar before moving to an X5 (Prostar 195).
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By wheelerd
Or fuel stabilizer?

Or fuel stabilizer?
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By wheelerd
Did you winterize with RV antifreeze? (Although...

Did you winterize with RV antifreeze? (Although that is typically a lighter pink.) What does it smell like?
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 10-06-2018, 02:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 506
Posted By wheelerd
Ditto on Santorini. We did a 12 day Mediterranean...

Ditto on Santorini. We did a 12 day Mediterranean cruise this summer and it was the highlight. (Although Rhodes is fascinating too.)
Forum: For Sale: Boats 10-04-2018, 02:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,242
Posted By wheelerd
Fine job on the upholstery. Great price. GLWS.

Fine job on the upholstery. Great price. GLWS.
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2018, 02:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,687
Posted By wheelerd
I'm 62 and got back into skiing 7 years ago after...

I'm 62 and got back into skiing 7 years ago after a 30 year hiatus. I'm better now than when I was 20! You can do it man.
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By wheelerd
I will be up there later in the month. It's 1 1/2...

I will be up there later in the month. It's 1 1/2 hours from me. Ditto for Martin Motorsports as a contact.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-24-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 866
Important: Fuel Pump 101
Views: 285,118
Posted By wheelerd
The hose may "work" in terms of being...

The hose may "work" in terms of being submersible, but ti still doesn't solve the problem of the mismatched diameter of the barbs on the pump and the regulator.

With only an inch cut off the current...
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2018, 02:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,378
Posted By wheelerd
We have a 2005 X2 (the first gen X2 with the 205V...

We have a 2005 X2 (the first gen X2 with the 205V hull) and can surf starboard side all day. Goofy is a bit trickier but doable. My boys are getting close to nailing 360's. I've added bigger ballast...
Forum: Wakesurfing 09-04-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By wheelerd
Pretty impressive. Proves that you don't need a...

Pretty impressive. Proves that you don't need a $150k boat!:D
Forum: Towers 08-27-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 320,856
Posted By wheelerd
He didn't give much thought to the downwards...

He didn't give much thought to the downwards geometry forces on the stern with the tow point that far back.
Forum: MasterCraft In Your Area 08-16-2018, 11:31 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 55,423
Posted By wheelerd
Cannes, France

Stopped in Cannes on a Mediterranean cruise a couple of weeks ago.
Saw this pair of rental mid-2000's Prostars and an earlier Prostar (205V?) pulling tubers.
Forum: Electrical 08-09-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By wheelerd
The switch itself is a basic piece of electronics...

The switch itself is a basic piece of electronics that you should be able to access many places. Carefully pop off the illuminated cover and just pop in onto the new switch.
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 49,157
Posted By wheelerd
With 99 I always assumed you were a Gretzky fan!

With 99 I always assumed you were a Gretzky fan!
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-22-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,051
Posted By wheelerd
I did two things: - turned it so it faced the...

I did two things:
- turned it so it faced the stern (there is a mounting nut on the backside of vent up under the helm)
- stuffed a small bit of shop towel into the vent, but still with enough room...
Forum: Upholstery 06-29-2018, 02:00 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 59,360
Posted By wheelerd
Just installed mine today . . . after getting...

Just installed mine today . . . after getting them a year ago. Wasn't too hard -- here's what I did.

Preparation:
- Remove Captains seat. A 5-minute job -- four bolts requiring 1/2" socket and 1/4"...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2018, 11:35 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 96,481
Posted By wheelerd
Nice shiny baby there!

Nice shiny baby there!
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-24-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By wheelerd
I have an 05 Denali with the 6.0 engine. I pull a...

I have an 05 Denali with the 6.0 engine. I pull a 32' travel trailer 50 miles (each way) several times a year. Weighs close to 8000 lbs. No problems so far. I'm just careful not to make any sudden...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 685
Posted By wheelerd
Wow. Quite the ordeal. Glad you were able to...

Wow. Quite the ordeal. Glad you were able to finally succeed.
MC should include in all Owner's Manuals: "Loosen and tighen all tower mounting hardware every three months to ensure the bolts don't...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-20-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 866
Important: Fuel Pump 101
Views: 285,118
Posted By wheelerd
The presence of fuel in the line doesn't really...

The presence of fuel in the line doesn't really prove anything. You need to attach a fuel pressure gauge at the fuel rail and test it under various load conditions.
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