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Forum: Wanted to Buy Yesterday, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 79
Posted By wheelerd
I just took one out of my boat. The basket is...

I just took one out of my boat. The basket is cracked at the back. But I'm in Canada and I'm guessing shipping wouldn't be cheap. Those are heavy suckers.
Forum: Towers Yesterday, 01:44 AM
Replies: 1,343
Views: 299,787
Posted By wheelerd
Full marks for being eco-friendly.:)

Full marks for being eco-friendly.:)
Forum: Upholstery 05-24-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 55,100
Posted By wheelerd
Ditto

Ditto
Forum: For Sale: Boats 05-23-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By wheelerd
Beautiful ride.:D Someone will be lucky.

Beautiful ride.:D Someone will be lucky.
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2018, 01:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By wheelerd
x2 on the CWB Ride. My whole crew learned on that...

x2 on the CWB Ride. My whole crew learned on that and we still bring it along for newbies.
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1,015
Views: 189,594
Posted By wheelerd
At the end of the day stories like this make us...

At the end of the day stories like this make us realize it's the people around us that really matter -- not the shiny toys that we cherish and baby.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 05-13-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By wheelerd
It is required by Canadian sweepstakes law. See...

It is required by Canadian sweepstakes law. See here:
http://www.mardenkane.com/articles/skill-testing-question-canada-required.html

The questions are very basic and are often framed like this:
(3 x...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 05-13-2018, 12:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By wheelerd
English-speaking Canada uses a judicial system...

English-speaking Canada uses a judicial system based on British common law. Quebec's system relates more to the Napoleonic Code from France. There are other aspects of Quebec culture that differ...
Forum: Appearance 05-11-2018, 01:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 762
Posted By wheelerd
Two thoughts: - the effort to find a way to wax...

Two thoughts:
- the effort to find a way to wax the relatively small area where the hull sits on the bunks doesn't seem to be worth the time.
- even if you succeed in waxing those areas, after a...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-07-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By wheelerd
There are three Allen head bolts that attach the...

There are three Allen head bolts that attach the driven flange of the water pump to the crankshaft pulley. Make sure they are tight. If it still shakes, you can remove the bolts, rotate the flange...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 05-03-2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 16,050
Views: 6,065,197
Posted By wheelerd
A poor shot. The horizon on that pic isn't quite...

A poor shot. The horizon on that pic isn't quite level.
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 05-03-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By wheelerd
Cool. Keep posting pics. Does the rear storage...

Cool. Keep posting pics.
Does the rear storage compartment open forwards or backwards? My 01 was two halves that opened side to side.
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 05-03-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By wheelerd
That is definitely a 2003. Must have been a very,...

That is definitely a 2003. Must have been a very, very late 2002 build after the year change because all the documentation I've seen indicates the 195/X5 ended in 2002.
See...
Forum: Ballast 05-02-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By wheelerd
Same as: How can get a Chevette to run the...

Same as: How can get a Chevette to run the quarter mile in 11 sec?

Seriously though, we can surf all day behind our 05 X2 (205v hull). Not as easy out of the box as a new X23 but can be done quite...
Forum: General / Other 05-02-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By wheelerd
Here's what you need IIFC from my former...

Here's what you need IIFC from my former X5:
http://www.skidim.com/TOURNAMENT-PITOT-ASSEMBLY/productinfo/769B/
Yes, just fill any old used holes in the transom with 3M (unless your MCOCD is so finely...
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2018, 11:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 587
Posted By wheelerd
Someone did a nice job on the reupholstery.

Someone did a nice job on the reupholstery.
Forum: Ballast 05-01-2018, 02:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By wheelerd
The dealer is correct IF the 400's are simply...

The dealer is correct IF the 400's are simply added to the hard tanks that are already there. But if you're going to add bags anyway, just take out the hard tanks and do what Aric says. That's what I...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-30-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 815
Important: Fuel Pump 101
Views: 261,167
Posted By wheelerd
Yes, a very creative solution to the hose...

Yes, a very creative solution to the hose problem! I'm wondering two things though:
- Is the hose he added fuel-submersible rated? If, not it will disintegrate over time.
- I wonder if there are any...
Forum: For Sale: Parts & Accessories 04-30-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 782
Posted By wheelerd
What do you think of it in light of my comments a...

What do you think of it in light of my comments a few posts up?
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 04-29-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By wheelerd
2003? I thought 2002 was the last year for the...

2003? I thought 2002 was the last year for the 195/X5?
What are the last two digits of your HIN?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-26-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By wheelerd
Can't help you with the fitting . . . but I'm...

Can't help you with the fitting . . . but I'm curious why you want to do this?
Forum: For Sale: Boats 04-22-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 870
Posted By wheelerd
Not many of these around. They were only made for...

Not many of these around. They were only made for a couple of years and became the Prostar 195/X5. (I had a 2001 X5.)
More info and pics would help your sale -- sides/bottom of hull, dash, engine,...
Forum: Towers 04-22-2018, 02:02 AM
Replies: 1,343
Views: 299,787
Posted By wheelerd
What he's saying is that tower was the first...

What he's saying is that tower was the first version that MC put on their boats back in the day. It was a cool thing at the time. (Zero Flex is the brand.)
Forum: For Sale: Parts & Accessories 04-17-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 782
Posted By wheelerd
I did a back and forth comparison a couple of...

I did a back and forth comparison a couple of years ago. I slalom at 32-34 mph so lowering the upper end rpms was really nice. The 5 blade also seemed to flatten the ski wake a bit too.

mph ...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 04-11-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,430
Posted By wheelerd
Cool. I've never seen that color combo.

Cool. I've never seen that color combo.
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