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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 11:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By 3event
Looks great ! Were those custom fabricated from...

Looks great ! Were those custom fabricated from scratch using the originals as templates? What material?

I need to do something with the woodgrain panels on my 2002, but I've got the gauge...
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 809
Posted By 3event
I'm not a course skier but had been running at...

I'm not a course skier but had been running at 36mph since my mid teens. In my late 30s I dropped to 34mph. Last year I replaced my HO System 8 with a Radar Senate. It's very very user friendly ,...
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 4,928
Posted By 3event
A little higher than 100ft - my favorite drone...

A little higher than 100ft - my favorite drone clip check this out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1BgzIZRfT8
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 02-13-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,298
Posted By 3event
Having mounted my GoPro to slalom ski for some...

Having mounted my GoPro to slalom ski for some cool video, a couple tips:

>If it comes offyour board/ski WITH the suction cup mount the floaty back door will not save it. I zip tied (3) key chain...
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,175
Posted By 3event
I don't think you'd have much trouble selling a...

I don't think you'd have much trouble selling a nice clean DD that has been well maintained in most parts of the country, given how much boat prices have gone up.

As Dad to a gang, carefully...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 01-09-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,753
Posted By 3event
Jim, your best carrier will have significant...

Jim, your best carrier will have significant effect on dropped calls and quality. For my vicinity and much of the midwest, Verizon is tops. Right now you may be able to get $150 for coming over...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 01-04-2015, 02:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,785
Posted By 3event
The Great Outdoors - classic ! Thanks for the...

The Great Outdoors - classic ! Thanks for the clip.

Mike Siepel himself doing the stunt skiing ! Great stuff!
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 01-03-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,785
Posted By 3event
I'm in for the ostrich (or is that lizard)...

I'm in for the ostrich (or is that lizard) interior!

If nothing else, I'm impressed by the owner's commitment - that thing is ALL IN !
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,850
Posted By 3event
As a former owner of a 18' outboard with a 68mph...

As a former owner of a 18' outboard with a 68mph top speed, DO IT! That looks like a fun ride, maintenance and upkeep is simpler and less expensive than the MC by far, and you won't be loading it up...
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,507
Posted By 3event
My kids definitely grew up on the 197 but our...

My kids definitely grew up on the 197 but our situation is easier on a small lake with family property - no trailering. Can you find a body of water with a park or beach area to set up a gazebo,...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 10-17-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 51,342
Posted By 3event
How does a British stand up comedian become world...

How does a British stand up comedian become world famous?

Capitalize on your natural "talent" for looking just like Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y85scNreRd4
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 09-22-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5,820
Views: 817,328
Posted By 3event
Found on...

Found on youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3J11tKwBbrc

Trying to high five the boat driver, the crash is followed by the obligatory "oh sh*&, oh sh*&"

What a well thought out plan that was!
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 09-18-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By 3event
Oddly enough I just stumbled across an article...

Oddly enough I just stumbled across an article about a guy who takes old pickup and van grills, and in each little gap he places a Hot Wheels car, then hangs it on the wall. If you have collectible...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-17-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By 3event
Thanks Frank, will give that a try. I would...

Thanks Frank, will give that a try. I would rather do a quick check now than wait 7.5 months until it's time to go back into the lake.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-17-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By 3event
Turn prop by hand, "groaning" sound from shaft

Just got the boat back from winterization, which included shaft alignment. Dealer did not water test, boat still sitting on trailer. When I turn the prop by hand it's not hard to turn (seems about...
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,080
Posted By 3event
When I learned as a teenager behind an outboard...

When I learned as a teenager behind an outboard runabout, I could never get the kneeboard launch down either. Learned to step off - used to take the heel piece off the ski. True, you will fall. If...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 09-04-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12,024
Views: 1,544,577
Posted By 3event
2011 X-14V at $55K

This is a nice looking one. Boat House is advertising it via email at $54,999. This seems like a good deal so would someone please go buy it before I am tempted to stop by and empty my wallet into...
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,858
Posted By 3event
My family loves the 197, but we are on a small...

My family loves the 197, but we are on a small lake and never too far from the dock.

How will you use it - trailering, docked? What size lake - how rough, how congested?
Forum: Upholstery 08-27-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By 3event
Sledge, check with JimN via PM. I hope to get...

Sledge, check with JimN via PM. I hope to get ball rolling tomorrow.

Madcity, I am not familiar with the mastercraft project.

Will report back.....
Forum: Upholstery 08-26-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By 3event
Upholstery Shop - SE Wisconsin?

So Team Talkers .... anyone have a good referral? I have that lousy 2002 vinyl in my 197 and I have babied it - only 400hrs now and she has lounged under a lift canopy her entire life. Cracking at...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 821
Posted By 3event
There are so many excellent products out there...

There are so many excellent products out there for your boat finish I can't even imagine why someone would find it necessary to do this!

For me? Collinite's Insulator Wax.
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,394
Posted By 3event
Where is this shop located? I am looking for...

Where is this shop located? I am looking for something in vicinity of SE Wisconsin - longshot but my list is empty so far. Looks like an outstanding job and I love the boat!
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 11,678
Posted By 3event
scorpion - me like!

The look of the Scorpion boat is interesting. Drop a 400hp engine in there, I bet it would scoot! Practical? Maybe not.
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 07-18-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By 3event
Barefoot Training Sling for Boom

My youngest (7) is now game to learn barefooting. I cruised around the web looking for the training sling that hangs from the boom , but did not find it anywhere.

Has anyone seen these things...
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By 3event
Most likely OK but warning if you are in...

Most likely OK but warning if you are in relatively shallow water:

Opening up the throttle to get the load moving will stir up the bottom. The cooling water intake will suck that up, if it is fine...
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