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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-07-2016, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By rek
Update: After buying new spark plugs,...

Update: After buying new spark plugs, distributor cap, fuel pump, and fuel filter, decided to simply change the spark plugs first. They were fouled. (sorry no pics) Side note: changing plugs on...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-03-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 532
Posted By rek
Here's a pic of the motor....

Here's a pic of the motor. (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0xGLD864qKqY1JveE00WlByMXc/view?usp=sharing)

The plugs haven't been changed out since 2006 when it had the 50 hour service. The records...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-02-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 532
Posted By rek
Thanks for the suggestions guys. Using a 3 blade...

Thanks for the suggestions guys. Using a 3 blade OJ prop which i've ran over a year no problems. Works much better than the OEM 4 blade top speed and hole shot.

Speed at that RPM is...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-29-2016, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 532
Posted By rek
5.7 MCX won't exceed 3200 RPM's under load?

Problem: Can dis-engage shaft and the engine will red line no problem but won't exceed 3200RPM's under load. Just me in the boat or 5 big guys same thing...3200RPM. The engine sounds fine, starts...
Forum: Wakesurfing 05-30-2016, 09:51 PM
Replies: 1,670
Views: 338,843
Posted By rek
Foggy, that pic says it all man nice job! What...

Foggy, that pic says it all man nice job! What size plate are you using? I have a test suck gate ready to go with a beta plate.....on my current....your previous boat.....x9. :D
Forum: Audio/Stereo 05-29-2016, 11:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By rek
An option is to not go with a traditional head...

An option is to not go with a traditional head unit at all. Rather, a EQ instead with bluetooth and RCA inputs directly from a tablet, mp3, whatever instead. Fill that hole with something...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 05-29-2016, 11:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By rek
Free air woofers are great if you can truly...

Free air woofers are great if you can truly separate the rear wave from the front wave. In a boat, very hard. Therefore, the output can be muddy, midrange freq. only, and low on output. If...
Forum: Wakesurfing 05-26-2016, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1,670
Views: 338,843
Posted By rek
Posts like this is why I'm a member of this great...

Posts like this is why I'm a member of this great community. That is so DIY and so sweet. Building off each other's designs and providing feedback at its finest! I'm so TT proud right now lol.
Forum: Wakesurfing 05-20-2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1,670
Views: 338,843
Posted By rek
Nice ***, what height and width did you go with...

Nice ***, what height and width did you go with on elephant ***? :D Have you had it in the water yet?
Forum: Wakesurfing 05-17-2016, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1,670
Views: 338,843
Posted By rek
"TT Suckgate 2016" it has to be an actual date...

"TT Suckgate 2016" it has to be an actual date like it was an event or something. :D I'd buy one as a sticker on the suck gate hell maybe a small sticker on the stern. Great conversation piece...
Forum: Wakesurfing 05-17-2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1,670
Views: 338,843
Posted By rek
$8 handle on demand from harbor freight, stealing...

$8 handle on demand from harbor freight, stealing the wife's cutting board for scrap parts, turning your $50k Mastercraft into a better 'fake-an-ocean' wake.....priceless! :D
Forum: Wakesurfing 05-15-2016, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1,670
Views: 338,843
Posted By rek
Interesting....would like to know how it holds up...

Interesting....would like to know how it holds up on the water.
Forum: Wakesurfing 05-15-2016, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1,670
Views: 338,843
Posted By rek
Wake gate, Ghetto gate, Suck gate, now we have...

Wake gate, Ghetto gate, Suck gate, now we have Egg gate! :D
Forum: Wakesurfing 05-15-2016, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1,670
Views: 338,843
Posted By rek
$199 i'd buy it too instead of the $499. So, ...

$199 i'd buy it too instead of the $499. So, $99 pays back the R&D, $50 covers the MFG, and the remaining $50 is the margin. I'd venture to say they could make more money at $199 than $499 due to...
Forum: Wakesurfing 05-15-2016, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1,670
Views: 338,843
Posted By rek
Thumbs up Just built mine like Mike's. Will test it out...

Just built mine like Mike's. Will test it out next time out in the X9. If it works out, i'll replace the MDF with HDPE. Took me a little over an 1.5 hours to build. Pretty straight forward. The...
Forum: Wakesurfing 05-14-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1,670
Views: 338,843
Posted By rek
Mike, thanks for posting your lowe's receipt! ...

Mike, thanks for posting your lowe's receipt! Just online ordered the parts based on your part #'s. All i got to do is pick them up later today which probably saved me an hour searching around the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,129
Posted By rek
I agree with the price ranges already mentioned...

I agree with the price ranges already mentioned here and would add that the range could sway a good $8k +/- depending on what the owner has done to maintain the boat and obv. the number of...
Forum: Wakesurfing 05-13-2016, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1,670
Views: 338,843
Posted By rek
Version 2 looks much better where did u get those...

Version 2 looks much better where did u get those L brackets? Are those 2" SS bolts? Any problems mounting the brackets to the suction cup handle?
Forum: Wakesurfing 05-13-2016, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1,670
Views: 338,843
Posted By rek
Maybe an improvement if you rounded off the far...

Maybe an improvement if you rounded off the far edges of the plate taking off an inch or two, angle the plate a bit, and perhaps drill some holes on the near side of the plate closest to the boat. ...
Forum: Wakesurfing 05-12-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 1,670
Views: 338,843
Posted By rek
I think everyone needs to pause and appreciate...

I think everyone needs to pause and appreciate the fact that you got the perfect pic of a ghetto gate prototype falling off in that last picture. Amazing. Pouring a little of my 40oz outta respect.
Forum: Wakesurfing 05-12-2016, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1,670
Views: 338,843
Posted By rek
dang this thread is on fire. I bought two of the...

dang this thread is on fire. I bought two of the $8 amazon (http://www.amazon.com/FastCap-HOD-DOUBLE-Handle-On-Demand/dp/B001PBQ9K8?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01) ones...
Forum: General Discussion 03-16-2016, 06:38 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 23,919
Posted By rek
The pics are a bit confusing sorry. The 3rd pic...

The pics are a bit confusing sorry. The 3rd pic above and 8th are the old setup. All other pics are the new setup.
Forum: General Discussion 03-16-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 23,919
Posted By rek
Sorry for the very late reply. When i winterize...

Sorry for the very late reply. When i winterize the boat and get it laid up, i forgot i have a boat and don't think about this thread. :D

I had my local trailer dealer order all the parts for me. ...
Forum: General Discussion 03-16-2016, 06:10 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 23,919
Posted By rek
Here's what i ordered off...

Here's what i ordered off wakemakers.com:

Stainless Steel Hose Clamp
Size 3/4"
6 31003-340
$0.99
$5.94
Ballast Hose - Black
Size 3/4"
20 31001-340
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,631
Posted By rek
drool :) Very nice lots of good info here thx...

drool :)

Very nice lots of good info here thx for sharing. With my Pilot (cough Honda Ridgeline actually) hauling a fully loaded X9 (~4000lbs) it does well too. Lacks torque on the interstate esp....
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