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Forum: General / Other 12-24-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,549
Posted By 73blue
I think you'll be fine. You may feel a little...

I think you'll be fine. You may feel a little underpowered if you have many hills to pull. Most of the time, the tow ratings are based more on tongue weight and stopping power than it is pulling...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 12-18-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,228
Posted By 73blue
If you're wanting year round watersports, then...

If you're wanting year round watersports, then Florida is probably where you need to be (or the Southwest). If you just want a longer summer, then anywhere in the South will suit. Not a huge...
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,582
Posted By 73blue
I've used those in the OP. They are very bright....

I've used those in the OP. They are very bright. A couple of places, I've replaced 2 bulbs with one. These have all been lower ceiling applications, though. They are also very simple to rewire and...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-01-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,641
Posted By 73blue
I disagree. If the issue was on the engine side...

I disagree. If the issue was on the engine side of the water pump, then the engine was pumping the boat full of water. Stop the engine and bilge the boat. That prevents sinking and engine overheat....
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 09-24-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,283
Posted By 73blue
DO you have any standing water anywhere? Could be...

DO you have any standing water anywhere? Could be a birdbath, fountain, clogged gutter, poor drainage area, etc. The first thing to do to get rid of spiders is eliminate wet areas (which is why its...
Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By 73blue
I have an 04 X-10. 750's in the rear lockers, kgb...

I have an 04 X-10. 750's in the rear lockers, kgb in ski locker, and integrated bow sack under seats. I also have a long, narrow sack under port side seats, I think 250# maybe. With the port rear...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-07-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,704
Posted By 73blue
That reason being that GM markets their trucks...

That reason being that GM markets their trucks under 2 separate brands. In reality, GM and Ford have bounced back and forth over the years.

Also, isnt Malibu the #1 inboard manufacturer by volume?...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-02-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,704
Posted By 73blue
Have you driven them? If not, a test drive may...

Have you driven them? If not, a test drive may make the decision much easier for you.
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,428
Posted By 73blue
Not sure about the math, but when surfing you are...

Not sure about the math, but when surfing you are moving independent of the boat. You can speed up and slow down (comparative to the boat speed). I know there have been a few times where I've had to...
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,428
Posted By 73blue
Its tough. I saw a guy this weekend bringing his...

Its tough. I saw a guy this weekend bringing his teenage daughters out with a surfboard on his deckboat. We had spoken about surfing before, so I tried gently explaining that it wasnt a good idea to...
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,595
Posted By 73blue
Not necessarily true. If they add a purasan...

Not necessarily true. If they add a purasan treatment system, then you would be able to discharge in most bodies of water.
Forum: Wakeboarding & Wakeskating 08-22-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,464
Posted By 73blue
Im gonna be that guy. I know you said you had...

Im gonna be that guy. I know you said you had already decided on a board, but...

Most wakeboards are designed for smaller guys than you. A lot of the pros ride >140 and they are almost all small...
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,439
Posted By 73blue
Dang, where you buying $.44 stamps at nowadays?

Dang, where you buying $.44 stamps at nowadays?
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,878
Posted By 73blue
I guess i'm a little different than most on here....

I guess i'm a little different than most on here. If I was going to spend ~$100k on a boat, I'd get the boat I wanted. I wouldnt buy a second or third choice because I didnt like the salesman....
Forum: Appearance 08-10-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,638
Posted By 73blue
You may want to see some repairs that the...

You may want to see some repairs that the fiberglass guy has done on flake before. It can be fixed, but it is very difficult to get matched. Had a guy assure me he had done plenty of repairs on...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 07-31-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,308
Posted By 73blue
This is truth. Its the same with boats. Anything...

This is truth. Its the same with boats. Anything mechanical can and eventually will have issues. Get something you enjoy driving and you can get a decent deal on. Let the warranty handle the rest....
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 07-29-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,011
Posted By 73blue
After buying a marina several years ago, a few...

After buying a marina several years ago, a few thoughts-

Nothing's easy. Any job will have its days that cause you to rethink your decision. For me, working on the water gives me less of those days...
Forum: Ballast 07-29-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 973
Posted By 73blue
Is there enough room in your locker for a 750#...

Is there enough room in your locker for a 750# bag? No way I could fit more than the stock 400# in my 04 X-10 locker. That said, go for both. Then you can adjust as necessary and never worry about...
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,151
Posted By 73blue
Fairly sure thats not legal to use on the water....

Fairly sure thats not legal to use on the water. OP, I've not found much that works. The best thing is to keep the webs knocked down as much as possible.

As for birds, we've had pretty good luck...
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By 73blue
In my X-10 (same hull, I think), I have a 750# in...

In my X-10 (same hull, I think), I have a 750# in port rear, a 400# under port seats, kgb center sack full, and probably 100# in bow sack. Also surf about 10.3 mph
Forum: Appearance 07-14-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,073
Posted By 73blue
Anyone talking about changing brands should care....

Anyone talking about changing brands should care. It wouldnt make much sense to move away from MC to a competitor that has a similar policy, if that is the sole reason someone decides to make the...
Forum: Appearance 07-14-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,073
Posted By 73blue
So what is industry standard here? How far back...

So what is industry standard here? How far back do Nautique, Malibu, etc go when it comes to available parts/decals? I would think, considering the relatively small number of each model produced in a...
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By 73blue
New one opened near me a couple years ago. Its...

New one opened near me a couple years ago. Its nice. http://www.anchordownrvresort.com/
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,107
Posted By 73blue
I know that TN requires the boat be registered in...

I know that TN requires the boat be registered in TN if that is the state of principal use. So for all those that live in KY and OH but keep their boats on Norris, etc, the boat should be registered...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,482
Posted By 73blue
Have had this and similar discussions with our...

Have had this and similar discussions with our local wildlife officers. The bottom line is that laws are only as good as their enforcement, and without an officer present or an actual incident, there...
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