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Forum: Off Topic Discussion Yesterday, 06:09 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,210
Posted By ac505
not that I fancy putting this hypothesis to the...

not that I fancy putting this hypothesis to the test.... in the UK, the safest place to be is probably in front of a person with a hand gun compared to a person with a knife. Hand guns are illegal...
Forum: Electrical Yesterday, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 108
Posted By ac505
Running the battery flat and charging is not...

Running the battery flat and charging is not going to damage the mmdc unless there is a problem with the charger and you were putting out a high voltage. As Mike say the mmdcs are the weak link on...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 833
Posted By ac505
I'd definitely recommend drilling the end of the...

I'd definitely recommend drilling the end of the crack to stop it propagating further. Gel coat is brittle and the end of the crack is under a great deal of stree just due to its shape so will...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion Yesterday, 11:20 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,210
Posted By ac505
This "why? Because I can" culture and arguement...

This "why? Because I can" culture and arguement for justification is quite frankly weak. Because you can does not mean you should. My opinion, trophy hunting is for people who are warped and...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 08-01-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,210
Posted By ac505
Maybe I've got this comment out of context.......

Maybe I've got this comment out of context.... How does shooting an endangered animal make you a hard man?

I'm not from the U.S. so don't get this whole love of guns culture. I can understand...
Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,438
Posted By ac505
Yes, thanks. Now just hoping summer decides to...

Yes, thanks.

Now just hoping summer decides to show its face here, I've had the boat on the water 3 times this year.......
Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,438
Posted By ac505
I'll play. Request pending.

I'll play. Request pending.
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,194
Posted By ac505
If there is an air leak then the pumps wont prime...

If there is an air leak then the pumps wont prime properly or move water efficiently. But if there was a sufficient leak to cause this I would expect there to be a pretty hefty leak into the bilge...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,194
Posted By ac505
If the pumps are running it should be a simple...

If the pumps are running it should be a simple fix.

Have you pulled the hose from the feed side of the pumps? Make sure it is clear. Run a garden hose into the feed pipe, does water come out under...
Forum: Trailers 07-16-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By ac505
Hopefully not! I readjusted the brakes and all...

Hopefully not! I readjusted the brakes and all seemed fine for the 10 miles home.

Pulled one drum apart today, everything looks fine, I changed the grease and re packed the bearings. Will keep,an...
Forum: Trailers 07-16-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By ac505
Damn, overheated the brakes....

UK trailer so a little different to the American ones. Primarily, the brakes are cable operated.

Long story cut short, a little maintenance on the draw bar and I adjusted the brakes a fraction too...
Forum: General / Other 07-13-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By ac505
Check for play in the rudder box, if it's worn it...

Check for play in the rudder box, if it's worn it will tighten up the steering when you are on the water.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-13-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By ac505
Yes, same transmission. Think of the change of...

Yes, same transmission. Think of the change of oil to 15-40 as a product improvement.
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By ac505
I find a 20kg bag of lead works pretty well at...

I find a 20kg bag of lead works pretty well at keeping the seat base in place. I'd also like to see if somebody has come up with something better than the crappy looking pop stud and strap...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2015, 02:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By ac505
I've seen a few of the internal fuel pumps where...

I've seen a few of the internal fuel pumps where the feed hose kinks over time. If it were me, I'd replace the fuel pump and hose to rule out an easy/cheap repair.
Forum: Ballast 07-08-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By ac505
I bought a couple of panel mount blinking LED's...

I bought a couple of panel mount blinking LED's which blink when the pumps are emptying. Serves as a good visual reminder that the pumps are running. Alternatively, with a check valve in the line you...
Forum: For Sale: Parts & Accessories 07-07-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By ac505
Love it!! I can't mock you, I better not say what...

Love it!! I can't mock you, I better not say what I paid for the dash and gauges..

Steve, it will fit the X1 just fine, i was going to fit it on my 2000 xstar but thought the black dash and grey...
Forum: Ballast 07-07-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 370
Posted By ac505
I have added two thru hulls on my 2000 for...

I have added two thru hulls on my 2000 for additional ballast. One in parallel with the raw water thru hole (I was being a little carelous when drilling this and almost went too far forward - I...
Forum: For Sale: Parts & Accessories 07-07-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By ac505
Todd, did the panel I sent not work for you??...

Todd, did the panel I sent not work for you?? $200, I should have charged you more :).
The panel is in really good condition with only a few marks, worth every penny to whoever needs one.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-05-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By ac505
I've had mine 2 years now. Check the gauges all...

I've had mine 2 years now. Check the gauges all work, the MMDC that controls the gauges break regularly, the best fix is to revert to analogue gauges which is well documented on the site. Check the...
Forum: Ballast 07-05-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By ac505
That's perfect. The extra space with the smaller...

That's perfect. The extra space with the smaller bag would allow a few small bags of lead to be placed in a nice hidden location...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-05-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By ac505
I generally head up to LLWB and surf on the G21....

I generally head up to LLWB and surf on the G21. No wake gate on my boat just yet.

I was at Ardlui yesterday, the yellow xstar is away, I'm sure it will turn up again... Is the boat you are looking...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-05-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By ac505
I've been meaning to head over to Loch Tay, we...

I've been meaning to head over to Loch Tay, we normally use our boat on Loch Lomond.

There is a yellow/white xstar ('99 or '00) which has been for sale for a while, last I saw of it, it looked...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-04-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By ac505
Hopefully you get to the bottom of the problem...

Hopefully you get to the bottom of the problem and it is not a deal breaker. Where in Scotland are you? Who is the dealer that "fixed" the engine?
Forum: Electrical 07-02-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By ac505
Strip the starter, clean it and change the...

Strip the starter, clean it and change the brushes - $20 on eBay and 20 mins work tops.
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