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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 12:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 515
Posted By Miss Rita
Sta-Bil Marine has been around for a year or two,...

Sta-Bil Marine has been around for a year or two, should be a reputable product. But, for all I know it's identical to Ethanol Defense.
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By Miss Rita
Stocking Stuffers

My family is looking for suggestions for Christmas gifts, new gloves would be the right price range.

It sticks in my mind that the HO Tail may be the one to have; any suggestions?
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 949
Posted By Miss Rita
I have two old-school boats, a 1991 Ski Pro with...

I have two old-school boats, a 1991 Ski Pro with 5.7 MerCruiser, and the 1992 MC with 351 Indmar.

MerCruiser manual recommends to use Quicksilver 25W/40 oil (about $5/qt !), but in the same breath...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-27-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By Miss Rita
Since most boats have an open, non-pressurized...

Since most boats have an open, non-pressurized cooling system, they need to run cooler thermostats than cars. The 195 is clearly too hot.
Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,847
Posted By Miss Rita
I know it doesn't matter any more, but having...

I know it doesn't matter any more, but having driven I-90 through Montana and I-80 through Wyoming, I would much rather drive I-90. Yes, there are passes to contend with, but Montana is simply a...
Forum: Storage / Winterization 10-19-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 541
Posted By Miss Rita
buying the impeller is the easy part, the hard...

buying the impeller is the easy part, the hard part is removing the old one. The method that works best for me is to use simultaneously use two paint can openers to pry out the old one. Somewhere...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 10-16-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,208
Posted By Miss Rita
If it's not too late you should cancel the...

If it's not too late you should cancel the rebuild on the 4010 and get a 4160 to replace it.
Forum: Trailers 10-06-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,928
Posted By Miss Rita
It's not clear if it's a good tire, but it sure...

It's not clear if it's a good tire, but it sure was a lot of good luck
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,196
Posted By Miss Rita
Minor thread hijack: I'm giving away a Holley...

Minor thread hijack: I'm giving away a Holley 4010 for parts (it works!) for the price of shipping. Any one interested?
Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,351
Posted By Miss Rita
I'd be worried about the amount of stress trim...

I'd be worried about the amount of stress trim tabs would place on the structure. There's a LOT of leverage there.
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By Miss Rita
x 2 on the Gladiators from Peter

x 2 on the Gladiators from Peter
Forum: Trailers 09-25-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,923
Posted By Miss Rita
If you have leaf springs place the jack under the...

If you have leaf springs place the jack under the equalizer, and raise both wheels at the same time. Or you can place the jack directly under the axle, as close to the wheel as possible. Do NOT...
Forum: For Sale: Parts & Accessories 09-21-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 270
Posted By Miss Rita
Free Holley 4010

I'm getting rid of the OEM Holley 4010 that came with my PS 205. It works. The boat started ok, but ran a little rough until warm. It worked great for skiing, best holeshot that I've experienced. ...
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,438
Posted By Miss Rita
I'm a Family Practitioner. While I've never had...

I'm a Family Practitioner. While I've never had knee surgery, I've known lots of people who have, both personally and professionally.

While you don't need ACL repair, I'd recommend that you do. If...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-16-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Posted By Miss Rita
replacing 4010 with 4160

disclaimer: I've never done this before.

I'm replacing my 4010 with a newly-rebuilt Holley 4160.

Only one question so far. When I took off the 4010, I found a 1/2" spacer made of some kind of...
Forum: Upholstery 09-15-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By Miss Rita
Once you find the patterns, I'd recommend making...

Once you find the patterns, I'd recommend making the openings a little larger so that it's easier to remove and replace skis. Or, if you're a boarder, make the openings a LOT bigger.
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,138
Posted By Miss Rita
90 degrees two days ago, snow tomorrow. It's a...

90 degrees two days ago, snow tomorrow. It's a good thing, keeps the wally's away.
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 09-10-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,352
Posted By Miss Rita
Assuming you have leaf springs, jack up the...

Assuming you have leaf springs, jack up the trailer putting the jack under the frame so that the individual spring leaves are separated, and spray chain lube between the leaves. It wouldn't hurt to...
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 09-09-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By Miss Rita
I have the exact same powertrain as the OP. Last...

I have the exact same powertrain as the OP. Last year I bought the Acme 543; 11.5" pitch. I wanted less pitch because I usually run at 4700' altitude. It has a great hole shot, lost nothing on top...
Forum: General Discussion 09-06-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,138
Posted By Miss Rita
Shhh! We're trying to keep that a secret! It's...

Shhh! We're trying to keep that a secret! It's not that great after Labor Day: the roads are too smooth, too little traffic, too much wildlife, the air smells too clean, the locals are too...
Forum: General / Other 09-04-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5,258
Views: 467,334
Posted By Miss Rita
It looks like a piece of art! ;)

It looks like a piece of art! ;)
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,686
Posted By Miss Rita
IMO a family of five that skis needs a DD 205. ...

IMO a family of five that skis needs a DD 205. It will hold all of you when necessary, will have better wake than the 209, and will come in under budget.
I know of a 1999 PS205 in excellent...
Forum: Trailers 08-31-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By Miss Rita
I bought new pads last year for my "skinny" 1.5"...

I bought new pads last year for my "skinny" 1.5" poles. The company that sold them to me just added a little more padding so that the pads they make for 2" poles would fit. It's not rocket surgery.
Forum: Trailers 08-24-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,285
Posted By Miss Rita
I don't know much, but that doesn't look like a...

I don't know much, but that doesn't look like a MC trailer.
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 08-24-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By Miss Rita
My question wasn't about power turns (which I...

My question wasn't about power turns (which I don't do, BTW). I was wondering about any deleterious effects on the tranny/drivetrain of leaving it in gear vs letting the prop freewheel as the boat...
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