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Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-31-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 80
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Posted By chrislandy
weird, this is how it's supposed to...

weird, this is how it's supposed to be!

http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/8/5/0/8/0/6/webimg/546049095_o.jpg
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-31-2016, 07:10 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,144
Posted By chrislandy
It's funny because that's the way I feel about...

It's funny because that's the way I feel about left hookers and stick shift with the right hand - feels weird. Especially when you've got a passenger in the car!

1st is always to the left and...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-29-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,144
Posted By chrislandy
I know I'm in the UK so you probably can't get...

I know I'm in the UK so you probably can't get this model in the US, but I just test drove this thing, the new ford ranger 3.2 oil burner. Quite impressed - no towing trial but it has a tow capacity...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 01-24-2016, 05:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By chrislandy
It all depends on the software you intend on...

It all depends on the software you intend on using. My understanding from other MAC users is that if you want to run DS Catia / AD inventor / AD AutoCAD / autodesk product then you have to run...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 01-23-2016, 06:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By chrislandy
From what I've read, the W5100 supports 3x 4k...

From what I've read, the W5100 supports 3x 4k monitors via displayport 1.2a ?

I'm a structural engineer so it's mainly building models up to 4 levels, my main software is Revit and AutoCAD but I...
Forum: MasterCraft.com 01-21-2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 633
Posted By chrislandy
I had that too, not tried to upload via the site...

I had that too, not tried to upload via the site before so thought it was normal!
Forum: MasterCraft.com 01-21-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 633
Posted By chrislandy
Hi, the screengrab was on the desktop not the...

Hi, the screengrab was on the desktop not the mobile site. I did notice when swapping between boats it sequenced through the models then overlayed the model numbers. Probably just a coding bug.
Chris
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 01-21-2016, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By chrislandy
Great, thanks. I think I'll be going the W5100...

Great, thanks.

I think I'll be going the W5100 route.

My current box is an i7 clocked to 3.2GHz, 16gb 1600MHz ram and a 256Mb SSD, all files are run off the network. The SSD made so much difference...
Forum: MasterCraft.com 01-21-2016, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 633
Posted By chrislandy
New MC website

I like it :)

There are only two things I've noticed though:
1) the mobile site doesn't allow you to switch to the desktop site as an option
2) the build a boat isn't displaying quite right (see...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 01-20-2016, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By chrislandy
The W5100 did peak my interest, someone has...

The W5100 did peak my interest, someone has recommended a non workstation card, GTX970 based but as it's a gaming card I'm a little dubious.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 01-20-2016, 05:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By chrislandy
Workstation graphics cards

I know there are a few CAD users out there so....

OK so the time has come to upgrade the graphics card on my workstation.

I've currently got an AMD Firepro V5700 which has been great until now. AMD...
Forum: General Discussion 01-14-2016, 04:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 714
Posted By chrislandy
I've been driving boats for 30+ years and never...

I've been driving boats for 30+ years and never driven a footer on a long rope, just on the boom a couple of times so I really don't know! - That's why I said "call me naive", everything I've read...
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 714
Posted By chrislandy
Call me naive but isn't it just lever to the...

Call me naive but isn't it just lever to the floor and back off if needed?
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 01-11-2016, 02:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,828
Posted By chrislandy
We are going into this with eyes wide open, I...

We are going into this with eyes wide open, I know of a few couples that have split due to this but I also know many that have successfully pulled it off. The other half is more driven that me so...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 01-09-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,828
Posted By chrislandy
I started my own Structural Engineering Practice...

I started my own Structural Engineering Practice 3 yrs ago, best thing I ever did. The company I was working for took a dive in work so the option was clear.... The company has done reasonably well...
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,873
Posted By chrislandy
My Dad back in the mid...

My Dad back in the mid 80's

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7394/11950812784_843532aed2.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/jd43hh)
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,873
Posted By chrislandy
It's a blow up disk and kneeboard! wicked,...

It's a blow up disk and kneeboard! wicked, although not exactly new! I learnt on a home made 4ft disk, upmost and newest technology... 1/2in plywood!
Forum: Wakesurfing 12-18-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By chrislandy
I agree with a BUT or a HOWEVER, you never gain...

I agree with a BUT or a HOWEVER, you never gain the experience until you've done it.

I've built a fair few wakeboards now, each one is a learning experience. I've found a shape and internal...
Forum: Towers 12-07-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,026
Posted By chrislandy
1997 and yes skylon pole was standard and tower...

1997 and yes skylon pole was standard and tower optional
Forum: Wakeboarding & Wakeskating 12-01-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,043
Posted By chrislandy
2014 my little girl having her first drive of the...

2014 my little girl having her first drive of the boat
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/684/23158550800_e535cf125f.jpg
The kids helping to clean the...
Forum: Storage / Winterization 12-01-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,338
Posted By chrislandy
Somewhere in the 10-30 range so $15-45 plus...

Somewhere in the 10-30 range so $15-45 plus shipping/import duty etc etc for a 1-2ft heater, but that's 220V - so not exactly expensive.

For those who don't know what the UK is like, I'm between...
Forum: Storage / Winterization 11-30-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,338
Posted By chrislandy
such a shame as they are excellent. There are a...

such a shame as they are excellent. There are a couple of companies over here that make them, maybe they do a 110v version? (hyco manufacturing and dimplex)

We use 110v on construction sites quite a...
Forum: Storage / Winterization 11-29-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,338
Posted By chrislandy
Similar thoughts to above but we used to use...

Similar thoughts to above but we used to use these:
https://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Images/Products/size_3/HETH451.JPG

1-2ft 40w/80w heater tube on a frost stat - plus you don't have to worry about the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,410
Posted By chrislandy
I think it's a great idea, an outboard has been...

I think it's a great idea, an outboard has been missing from the MC line for too long.

My local river can't support the more recent inboards due to their draft, the ability to trim the engine is a...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-11-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,347
Posted By chrislandy
Most of the time! I do about 20% of my driving in...

Most of the time! I do about 20% of my driving in France so I'd be on the wrong, right side of the road.

I have thought about importing, just not looked into it properly yet. Of the quick searching...
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