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Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By skipaola
Well, I mostly keep the bow out of the bottom of...

Well, I mostly keep the bow out of the bottom of the ditch, but that doesn't keep the rain water out.

As an engineer, I'm struggling with the thinking at Mastercraft when they were designing this...
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By skipaola
Sorry, I modified my search and found a bunch of...

Sorry, I modified my search and found a bunch of other threads on this. Can't find a delete button for a thread.

I'll try finding a battery box with a lip that sticks up high enough to divert the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By skipaola
X-9 Battery Box fills with water

I have an '02 X-9 that has the top battery box flush with the floor decking under the side passenger seat. Everytime I get any rain or water on the front 1/2 of the boat, it drains down and ends up...
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By skipaola
For what it is worth, I didn't see any blistering...

For what it is worth, I didn't see any blistering on the exhaust flaps.

I gave KC Watersports a call, waiting on a call back. I'll let you know how it goes.

THanks everybody for the assistance.
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By skipaola
Thanks for the replies. My son had the boat...

Thanks for the replies.

My son had the boat out so I wasn't there to know if it got hot or not, but I don't think so. I've never had a problem bedore, but i seem to remember that it gives an...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By skipaola
Mechanic in Kansas City Area

My boat engine died on my '02 X9 last night and threw up oil/water mix all over the inside of the engine cover. Not a pretty sight. I'm getting water in the crankcase from somewhere.

Does...
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2008, 10:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,680
Posted By skipaola
One word of warning. I have a 2002 X-9 and there...

One word of warning. I have a 2002 X-9 and there are problems with the vinyl splitting at the stitching. If you do a search on this site, you will see several posts about this problem. For a while...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2008, 07:25 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 13,540
Posted By skipaola
If the replacement skins (that I'm going to have...

If the replacement skins (that I'm going to have to buy) aren't going to hold up any better, guess I will hold them until I am ready to unload the boat. I sure wouldn't buy a Mastercraft boat with...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2008, 06:47 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 13,540
Posted By skipaola
I have an update on my boat. My dealer told me...

I have an update on my boat. My dealer told me Mastercraft rejected my claim to get replacement skins. Since I am the second owner, I was told that the "splits in the seats must have been a...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2007, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,547
Posted By skipaola
My 2002 X-9 is still on it's original steering...

My 2002 X-9 is still on it's original steering cable.
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2007, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By skipaola
Ok. Unfortunately since my local dealer closed...

Ok. Unfortunately since my local dealer closed up shop, my closest dealer is several hours away. It takes at least week and two weekends of travel to get anything done because of the distance. ...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2007, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By skipaola
I guess I'm going to have to rig something...

I guess I'm going to have to rig something similiar up. My main concern is all the humidity that gets build up around the CD player if I don't catch it right away.

Thanks for the help.
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2007, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By skipaola
X-9 Glove box fills with water

Any time I get any rain, the little drain hole at the top corner of the glove box, by the weather strip, can't keep up with the water and I end up with a puddle in the bottom of my glove box. I have...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2007, 12:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,975
Posted By skipaola
I've found that a heavy coat of 303 helps keep...

I've found that a heavy coat of 303 helps keep the black down.
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2006, 07:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 987
Posted By skipaola
I have found water in the battery box on my 2002...

I have found water in the battery box on my 2002 X9. I assumed no drain holes in case the battery case ever cracks to keep the battery acid in check?? Any other thoughts?
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2006, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 889
Posted By skipaola
I has a similar problem with the fuel gauge on my...

I has a similar problem with the fuel gauge on my '02 X9. After checking out the sending unit, i replaced the gauge only to have the problem continue. Working my way forward from the tank, I...
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2006, 08:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 798
Posted By skipaola
Capacity Calculations

Can anybody explain to me how they determine the maximum capacity for a boat? I have an '02 X9 and it is rated for a max of 12 people (I don't remember the weight capacity). I notice the '07 X9's...
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2006, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By skipaola
In a previous life, I sailed a hobie cat a lot. ...

In a previous life, I sailed a hobie cat a lot. www.murrays.com has a couple of different variations on neoprene glue as well as an assortment of cleaners, etc. I bought and used "neo-rez" wetsuit...
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2006, 07:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,301
Posted By skipaola
My kids really like the HO SoloX tube, or the...

My kids really like the HO SoloX tube, or the Dragon, they are the same tube with different graphics. The rounded shape of the nose and the thin profile allows them to get bigger air and they can...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2006, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 989
Posted By skipaola
I have a 68" Kidder Redline that I've taught...

I have a 68" Kidder Redline that I've taught several people to ski on. That is once they have a fairly good handle on deep water starts on a wider ski. The Redline is just enough ski to respond and...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2006, 02:04 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 13,540
Posted By skipaola
Ok thanks for the advice. I'm in Kansas City,...

Ok thanks for the advice. I'm in Kansas City, unfortunately the closest dealer is several hours away, not the best situation for me. I'll give it a try and see what they say.

Great analogy with...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2006, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By skipaola
Hey Thanks a bunch! I'll give them a call and...

Hey Thanks a bunch! I'll give them a call and let you know how it work out.
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2006, 01:23 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 13,540
Posted By skipaola
That's a shame. I'm a relatively new Mastercraft...

That's a shame. I'm a relatively new Mastercraft owner and relatively new to using this site, but it seems that everybody on this site is devoted to promoting Mastercraft. If they won't comment...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2006, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By skipaola
How do you find out the exact color? My X-9 is...

How do you find out the exact color? My X-9 is red, but I imagine that there are 50 different shades of red. Will the dealer know by the year and model?
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2006, 11:21 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 13,540
Posted By skipaola
I second that! This is a very visible problem...

I second that! This is a very visible problem that everybody who gets on my boat notices. And they are getting much worse fast.

It sounds like this problem extend to all of the vinyl on the boat...
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