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Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2016, 12:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,454
Posted By rtw_travel
My main concern would not be the weight, but the...

My main concern would not be the weight, but the size. If it is large enough that it gets hit by the wake when speeding up or slowing down, that could cause more force on the brackets that two people...
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,258
Posted By rtw_travel
Adversity often brings the best out in people....

Adversity often brings the best out in people. Good on you!
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,230
Posted By rtw_travel
I always like more bling when I see a boat in the...

I always like more bling when I see a boat in the water... and less bling when it's on the trailer.

So I'd pick #1 if I was keeping it in my garage on the trailer for 90% of the time. If it was...
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 44,074
Posted By rtw_travel
OK - so I've started to index some of the useful...

OK - so I've started to index some of the useful info in this thread by creating three threads in the "Maintenance tips/ How to" section.

X-14V: KGB Ballast pump...
Forum: General / Other 12-07-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 217
Posted By rtw_travel
X-14V: Raise your KGB ballast pump to avoid electrical issues and give easier priming

There's been a lot of tidbits of useful info that are getting lost in the X-14V thread. This is a thread to provide a better index to the main X-14V thread than the regular search allows.

One of...
Forum: General / Other 12-07-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 205
Posted By rtw_travel
X-14V: Realign the mounting bracket on the ski pylon

There's been a lot of tidbits of useful info that are getting lost in the X-14V thread. This is a thread to provide a better index to the main X-14V thread than the regular search allows.

One of...
Forum: General / Other 12-07-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 251
Posted By rtw_travel
X-14V: Raise the platform to improve the surf wake

There's been a lot of tidbits of useful info that are getting lost in the X-14V thread. This is a thread to provide a better index to the main X-14V thread than the regular search allows.



One of...
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 44,074
Posted By rtw_travel
Wood shim info is in this thread back on page...

Wood shim info is in this thread back on page 19
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=39449&page=19

Pmillerosu:
Nice job on the bracket. I think there are other solutions too- For...
Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,590
Posted By rtw_travel
I've got my dream towboat, and I'm happy with our...

I've got my dream towboat, and I'm happy with our dock, and cottage. Actually I need some boat whips, or a used sunstream floatlift - so assume $10k for that.

With the other $160k, I could get my...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 10-12-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 693
Posted By rtw_travel
I understood "worked on the fishing boat", but...

I understood "worked on the fishing boat", but the rest of the sentence must have been in a different language because it made no sense! Glad it was a heck of a day :)
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 44,074
Posted By rtw_travel
I remember being confused about is once...

I remember being confused about is once before

Here's a 2013 ps214 with a ZFT4 tower owned by 340 rvfan in Canada... So your desired boat and tower combination does seem to be available....
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 44,074
Posted By rtw_travel
Hi Andy I'm pretty sure that's right. The zft4...

Hi Andy
I'm pretty sure that's right. The zft4 wasn't available until some time in the 2012 model year... And they stopped making the 14dd in 2011 so you're out of luck on that tower option.
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 16,157
Posted By rtw_travel
I'm happy with our wake at all lengths except 22'...

I'm happy with our wake at all lengths except 22' off: it's just too much of a bump at that line length.

One problem I've found on my boat that affects the wake is that you should lift the carpet...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 16,157
Posted By rtw_travel
OP: This whole ordeal, starting from the...

OP: This whole ordeal, starting from the accident, will just be a good story with happy ending in a while. We've all lived through this vicariously with you... And I hope that's made it easier

I've...
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,358
Posted By rtw_travel
We had big problems with our 2012. Your best...

We had big problems with our 2012. Your best solution will be to work through the dealer to get a solution with MC that works for you. In our case, we were offered a pretty good discount on a new...
Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,418
Posted By rtw_travel
this is a fairly recent one on only inboards....

this is a fairly recent one on only inboards. Great price and Salmon Arm is not too far from Seattle - plus delivery to the border for $200 is a deal.

Its not blue, but how do you like...
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,105
Posted By rtw_travel
There may be a lesson here. Is anyone else...

There may be a lesson here. Is anyone else shocked by how quickly the boat sank? I would have thought there was foam under the floor or the gunwhales? To have it disappear that fast is staggering....
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,105
Posted By rtw_travel
Wow. It's shocking how things go from bad to lost...

Wow. It's shocking how things go from bad to lost in an instant - but it's amazing and that you're all OK.

How are you doing? I trust you're talking through everything - especially with the kids?...
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,638
Posted By rtw_travel
We've gone longer to 15 off just to avoid 22...

We've gone longer to 15 off just to avoid 22



Agreed - The kids and I ski and surf a lot, but we still spend more hours in the boat cruising
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,638
Posted By rtw_travel
Looks excellent. So this must mean you're keeping...

Looks excellent. So this must mean you're keeping the X-14V longer because there is no replacement boat?
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 07-12-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,329
Posted By rtw_travel
Looks great- good job!

Looks great- good job!
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 07-11-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,329
Posted By rtw_travel
How'd the house turn out?

How'd the house turn out?
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 14,617
Posted By rtw_travel
That's similar to my golf game. I had my ball...

That's similar to my golf game. I had my ball retriever regripped - it's my most used club in the bag.
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 44,074
Posted By rtw_travel
I find the biggest roadblock to getting a good...

I find the biggest roadblock to getting a good wave on the 14V is that the platform is too low. It drags in the water and stops the wake from forming that clean curl on the surfable part of the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-02-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,527
Posted By rtw_travel
Looks like some flat bottom inboard - not the...

Looks like some flat bottom inboard - not the best boat for high winds and 7 people.

Obviously tragic... but a good time for the rest of us to review hypothermia. 53 degree water is pretty darned...
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