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Forum: Trailers 12-19-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,913
Posted By bsloop
A good 20" four-way with an extra "squeak" at the...

A good 20" four-way with an extra "squeak" at the end I have found about right to hit that 70-90# number of most 4-6 lug consumer wheels.

8 lug wheels torqued to 140-150 can be on the upper end to...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 12-18-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 910
Posted By bsloop
David, I will not dispute your technical...

David, I will not dispute your technical knowledge and appreciate your inputs to the group greatly. You do lend as much bias to JL as I tend to provide alternative for the average install.
As we...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 12-17-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 910
Posted By bsloop
It is difficult to make IB's "hit", there is...

It is difficult to make IB's "hit", there is nothing to load against. I am NOT a fan of IB for anything more than sound reinforcement. Two IB are not going to yield much more.

Sealed enclosures...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 12-17-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,307
Posted By bsloop
Don't bring it back out there once you have...

Don't bring it back out there once you have replaced the equipment.
Now that they stole it, they know anything replaced will be brand new and twice as valuable.
Even with a camera, it is a pain in...
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By bsloop
I have seen orange/blue from paradise pad. ...

I have seen orange/blue from paradise pad. http://www.paradisepad.com/our-products-water-pads/

Water Mat Shark is grey - http://www.thewatermat.com/store/products/watermat-shark.htm

Construction,...
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By bsloop
Depends on the trailer but a floor jack and a...

Depends on the trailer but a floor jack and a chunk of 2x4 and 4x4 can solve most problems.
Lumber has multi uses - greater height, prevent jack from sinking, drag trailer up on it to allow for...
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,994
Posted By bsloop
Glad you are not trying to reinvent the sub...

Glad you are not trying to reinvent the sub placement ;)

How to secure the box depends on the enclosure. For a custom enclosure, many will build it into the kick panel so it is all one unit.
Did...
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,007
Posted By bsloop
Exactly, the first number followed by W is for...

Exactly, the first number followed by W is for winter. Most recreational boats are not used in temps that would even come close to flow concerns for single weight oils. See the SAE chart below. ...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-09-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By bsloop
After my experience with dealers being able to...

After my experience with dealers being able to "locate" inventory..... I call BS unless you had the same experience with several dealers nor could find it on your own search of GM inventory.

The...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,726
Posted By bsloop
Good answers above. Another consideration; is...

Good answers above. Another consideration; is the 13 yr old used to lake party activities?

There are multiple lines as mentioned. Just like any rafting situation, there are going to be rowdier...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-09-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,436
Posted By bsloop
The problem with Bio Diesel concentrations higher...

The problem with Bio Diesel concentrations higher than 5% (or any Bio for that matter) are not unique to Ford. GM, Dodge, VW and any other manufacturer that injected fuel during the exhaust cycle to...
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,041
Posted By bsloop
Install Perfect Pass? Pull wheels and hubs. ...

Install Perfect Pass?

Pull wheels and hubs. Inspect and repack bearings.

Purge surge brake reservoir and bleed brake lines. HF kit makes it a one man job if you have a compressor. If not get...
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,605
Posted By bsloop
I recently dis-assembled an old Husky combo jump...

I recently dis-assembled an old Husky combo jump pack that was dead.
It basically had a sealed 19AH motorcycle/jet ski battery. This explains why it has some pep but may not crank over an old, cold...
Forum: Storage / Winterization 12-03-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,508
Posted By bsloop
I don't really recommend the valves, too easy to...

I don't really recommend the valves, too easy to be blocked by obstruction and you would never know since it just stopped draining like one would expect.

There are always some rust flakes that...
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,726
Posted By bsloop
We are at LPYM. I keep my blue MC in their...

We are at LPYM. I keep my blue MC in their storage garages. Blue toon and OtherPartyPlatform are end tied.
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,726
Posted By bsloop
Not to get into another LOTO too rough thread....

Not to get into another LOTO too rough thread. Captain Ron's is above most of the heavy boat traffic. There are plenty of condo's in the upper numbers. Check VRBO around Spring Break, not much gets...
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,726
Posted By bsloop
BroStock 2015 - May 28-30 Lake of the Ozarks

Just received an email confirming LF BroStock is returning to Lake of the Ozarks for 2015, May 28-30!
No info on location?? Anyone know if they are returning to Captain Ron's cove or making any...
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,064
Posted By bsloop
I think you better re-read the IL law. It says...

I think you better re-read the IL law. It says nothing about when pulling a skier. It goes into too much detail as to what constitutes a "down skier" which invites more problems than it...
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,675
Posted By bsloop
For those that hate the new ventless...

For those that hate the new ventless cans......

Several sellers on Ebay sell the vent plugs.
Drill a 1/2 hole, insert plug and you are back to the old days. My "ventless" now flow as fast as the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 578
Posted By bsloop
What exactly is your goal with a bimini? The 240...

What exactly is your goal with a bimini?

The 240 has a very spread out cockpit and tower is fairly forward. This makes pretty much any tower mounted bimini worthless.
There is no storage to lay...
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,994
Posted By bsloop
The kick panel will have better sound because it...

The kick panel will have better sound because it will not be reflecting off the opposing walkway.
Kick panel is also easier and less intrusive, with the potential for larger surface area.
Why make...
Forum: General Discussion 11-20-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,875
Posted By bsloop
I would do some searches and read up on the x-80...

I would do some searches and read up on the x-80 and definitely water test both.

I have never boarded behind the x-80 but from what I remember of threads:
Wider beam made for a very wide wake to...
Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By bsloop
Cut the cross bar to fit if you are lake...

Cut the cross bar to fit if you are lake anchoring where current, tides and overnight are not an issue.
Use fuel line or clear vinyl over the bars if you need to protect the gel from banging. Carry...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-18-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 876
Posted By bsloop
Sounds like a solid tow within the expectations...

Sounds like a solid tow within the expectations of a 3/4 frame and midsize wheelbase.
http://www.ford-trucks.com/specs/2003-2/2003-ford-excursion-specifications/

One point of clarification for some....
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,875
Posted By bsloop
Thanks for clarifying your situation. The x-45...

Thanks for clarifying your situation.
The x-45 will have some rough water advantages over the Playcraft. No toons to collapse or fencing to dent due to waves are first to mind. You are still a...
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