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Forum: Audio/Stereo 12-07-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,508
Posted By SS LS1
Exciting! It's going to sound great and you can...

Exciting! It's going to sound great and you can be proud of doing the install yourself. Happy to hear you had a chance to see my audio project thread as I was hoping it would help or motivate other...
Forum: General / Other 11-30-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By SS LS1
Or just use silicone covered 12v LED strips with...

Or just use silicone covered 12v LED strips with self adhesive. I have blue in our boat lift canopy but you can get multi color RGB strips with a controller and hundreds of colors from Amazon or Ebay.
Forum: General / Other 11-30-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By SS LS1
Maybe not "dock clips" but just Google "Table...

Maybe not "dock clips" but just Google "Table Cloth Clips" and you will get all kinds of ideas. Some plastic, some stainless steel, adjustable, spring loaded, etc.

The first 2 photos open up to 2"...
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By SS LS1
Would absolutely advoid the soft and rubber...

Would absolutely advoid the soft and rubber suggested above as it will be hot as heLL on you feet. Also don't care for Decadence much either as it can get hot, is kind of scratchy feeling and you...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 11-18-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By SS LS1
There is a thread around here about using a...

There is a thread around here about using a toothpick and some dielectric grease to clean/service the little amp switches on older amps that are cutting out. Could be a way cheaper option to get your...
Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By SS LS1
There is no clear coat on these anodized parts...

There is no clear coat on these anodized parts and it does not just "come off" like paint or some form of coating. The clear bright anodized finish is basically etched/embedded into the surface layer...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-07-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,335
Posted By SS LS1
Shouldn't be a problem with a good welder.

Shouldn't be a problem with a good welder.
Forum: General Discussion 11-05-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 951
Posted By SS LS1
Yes, we all hate stepping on the seats to get...

Yes, we all hate stepping on the seats to get into our boats. We use seat saver pads to protect our upholstery when entering the boat or when I do maintenance and kneel on the seat cushions. They are...
Forum: Appearance 10-30-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,529
Posted By SS LS1
Look good, way better than the faded black...

Look good, way better than the faded black anodizing!

It's funny I commented on my concerns about MC going to dark anodized glove boxes and dash panels last yr and got bashed by the MC fan boys...
Forum: Storage / Winterization 10-30-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 822
Posted By SS LS1
Nope, actually I had to inquire about it and...

Nope, actually I had to inquire about it and present the Ilmor replacement part number which was in stock luckily. Ours broke at 350 hrs.
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 10-29-2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,251
Posted By SS LS1
Yes, my tracking fins are dull on the front and...

Yes, my tracking fins are dull on the front and super sharp on the rear edge. Now what will blow your mind is the steering rudder has a smooth front edge and the rear is a flat blunt edge just...
Forum: Storage / Winterization 10-29-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 822
Posted By SS LS1
Lightbulb Yes, definitely a "thing". Mine went out this...

Yes, definitely a "thing". Mine went out this fall with a temp warning but the new impeller was pumping water like mad as witnessed by looking at the sea strainer.

Took the check valve apart and...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,272
Posted By SS LS1
Exactly, well put!

Exactly, well put!
Forum: Storage / Winterization 10-23-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 822
Posted By SS LS1
Pulled my intake manifold yesterday to change my...

Pulled my intake manifold yesterday to change my distributor cap and rotor so here is a photo to help you see the thermostat housing with all the cooling hoses coming from it.
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 10-20-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,756
Posted By SS LS1
Absolutely, that boat is bad azz with the 454 and...

Absolutely, that boat is bad azz with the 454 and power slot! Back in '85 our new S&S 351w was impressive as it would pull out of the hole even with my friends Malibu Skier with a 454 until 30mph....
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-20-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By SS LS1
Agree with above to pressure test. But would also...

Agree with above to pressure test. But would also flush with fresh fluid and then bypass the trans cooler for only a day and run the boat to see what the oil looks like afterwards.

Wouldn't surf or...
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 743
Posted By SS LS1
Yes, very well aware of that fact and still stand...

Yes, very well aware of that fact and still stand by my reasoning that the engine has way more mass than say an also excellent heat conducting brass ballast pump housing. Thus the engine will take...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By SS LS1
Thanks, never cared for the business of the faux...

Thanks, never cared for the business of the faux teak lines all over the floor, especially on non wood color flooring like lite gray. But love the look of the hull molded drain channels to break up...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By SS LS1
Yes, out with that smelly carpet! Have never...

Yes, out with that smelly carpet!

Have never used that brand of flooring but absolutely love our Aqua Marine deck flooring.
https://www.aquamarinedeck.com
They seem to have faster turn around...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By SS LS1
Overall agree with above. The X15 is a great...

Overall agree with above. The X15 is a great family boat, perfect size and do it all performance. Prop upgrade should be on your list especially with the added ballast you will need for surfing to...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 743
Posted By SS LS1
It may be an option for the scenario above but I...

It may be an option for the scenario above but I wouldn't rely on that preventing freeze damage to your boat. If you think about it the huge mass of the engine, block and water in the block it would...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,940
Posted By SS LS1
Great story and thanks for sharing. Wish I had...

Great story and thanks for sharing. Wish I had your problems deciding between a beautiful '14 X30 or a Sick new X Star! 8p How do you sleep at night? LOL :D

That XSTAR wake looks amazing right out...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,444
Posted By SS LS1
I promise last of the plane photos, but my friend...

I promise last of the plane photos, but my friend snapped these this morning from his deck.
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,444
Posted By SS LS1
Ah, very cool photos. You must visit Action in...

Ah, very cool photos. You must visit Action in Fenton, we are right next to Action in Hudsonville. I see your icon is a photo of Silver Lake Dunes also. I have a neat fall photo up at Silver Lake...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,935
Posted By SS LS1
Uh, not even close to the experience to be...

Uh, not even close to the experience to be honest. A BF200 is like riding in an old bass boat where a 600hp V8 ProStar experience is more like driving a drag boat.

The open exhaust rumble, the lope...
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