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Forum: General Discussion Today, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By rtw_travel
MasterCraft moments

Anyone had a MasterCraft moment? This is where, despite many years of boating experience, your rudder and inboard engine combine to make you look and feel like a novice boater. You get bonus points...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By rtw_travel
The surf wake is nothing like the surf boats can...

The surf wake is nothing like the surf boats can produce, but it's not bad with some tweaking. I've been able to get. ~3' wave on mine that looks nice. Have a look at the "x-14v enthusiasts" thread...
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 24,377
Posted By rtw_travel
I think that's the key- the height of the...

I think that's the key- the height of the platform relative to the lifting lugs. I moved mine from about 1.5" below to just below.... Or from flush with the water when at rest, to completely above...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 24,377
Posted By rtw_travel
Stock from the factory...whatever that is. I...

Stock from the factory...whatever that is. I haven't looked at it.
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,245
Posted By rtw_travel
Compared to my last i/o bowrider, I like that it...

Compared to my last i/o bowrider, I like that it does regular boat stuff well, plus I can do all watersports too.
- Ski? Yes
- Wakeboard? Yup
- Surf? Absolutely
- cruise comfortably? Aye.
-...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 24,377
Posted By rtw_travel
That's a great solution, but I'd be disappointed...

That's a great solution, but I'd be disappointed if it was factory installed... Because it means they stopped putting these on later models as neither my '12 or '14 had them.

One advantage is that...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 24,377
Posted By rtw_travel
Our local specialty wood company. Brace yourself-...

Our local specialty wood company. Brace yourself- it'll be the most expensive piece of wood you've ever bought from a lumber store. I spent $80 for a piece that was unfinished 2x8x18" . I'm sure you...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 24,377
Posted By rtw_travel
I used whatever I had at hand- in this case, two...

I used whatever I had at hand- in this case, two coats of contact cement. It's really the screws through the the mounting plate that hold it together. The screws are #14 x3" stainless steel, with...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 24,377
Posted By rtw_travel
i've raised my platform on our X-14V, and I'm...

i've raised my platform on our X-14V, and I'm happy with the results.

I bought a 2"x8"x18" piece of teak and ripped it into two pieces of 2"x4". I then cut a slight wedge into the wide side of the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By rtw_travel
Very tragic, and obviously easily preventable....

Very tragic, and obviously easily preventable.

Interesting comment in the article about not knowing if they had their boater's license. It's a pet peeve of mine. In canada, the boating exam is a...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 07-31-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 352
Posted By rtw_travel
Danny MacAskill has a bunch of videos on youtube....

Danny MacAskill has a bunch of videos on youtube. It's worth doing a search because he is incredibly talented.

Also check out Martyn Ashton and his two road bike videos on youtube. Unbelievable!
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 24,377
Posted By rtw_travel
Yes it does - surprizingly easily. Its spring...

Yes it does - surprizingly easily. Its spring loaded, so you push down and twist a quarter turn and let it back up to lock into place.

Just take the trim ring off the carpet and see if that makes...
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By rtw_travel
Yes, it makes a difference. We prefer to put the...

Yes, it makes a difference. We prefer to put the spotter in the bow seat rather than use ballast. And we run the gas down to half tank or less.
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,276
Posted By rtw_travel
That's the nice thing about Gen 2 in a tanker -...

That's the nice thing about Gen 2 in a tanker - you don't need the 500 tons of fat sacs to lean it over to the rub strip to get a good wave.

This guy, on the other hand, is old school.
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By rtw_travel
Yes, I always have. I'm thinking I should monitor...

Yes, I always have. I'm thinking I should monitor bus voltage and see if there is a relationship between voltage drop on startup and failure of the speedo... Except it doesn't fail that frequently
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By rtw_travel
Wow- impressive that you have that. I've checked...

Wow- impressive that you have that. I've checked with my dealer, and that bulletin fixes a wiring issue that allowed the radio to drain the battery even if the key was off. It's not the problem...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By rtw_travel
Thanks-good info. Any idea what the bulletin...

Thanks-good info. Any idea what the bulletin number is that I can refer the dealer to?
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By rtw_travel
Interesting- that's happened to me twice in the...

Interesting- that's happened to me twice in the week I've driven the boat. Yes, both times it came back on a battery switch on/off cycle. I've also had a few random issues with the touchscreen...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 07-13-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,537
Posted By rtw_travel
I don't know building costs or standard building...

I don't know building costs or standard building practices and requirements in your area and we build up-scale house in the 5000sq ft plus range, and I've never done a crawl space...but in our area, ...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 07-13-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,537
Posted By rtw_travel
Something's not right here. I know if we got...

Something's not right here.

I know if we got someone with a set of finished plans who said "I want you to build this two story house, but the second floor wasn't designed as actual living space, so...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 24,377
Posted By rtw_travel
Post #1000! Congrats

Post #1000! Congrats
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 24,377
Posted By rtw_travel
One note for other X-14V owners - I've had two...

One note for other X-14V owners - I've had two 14V's now, and both had ski pylons that were hard to install. I could not actually install the new one.

But I found the trick on my last boat and I...
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 24,377
Posted By rtw_travel
We're keeping the tower clean for now. We have...

We're keeping the tower clean for now. We have the stereo upgrade so the sound in the cockpit is excellent, but I didn't want to disturb the neighbours or have the kids disturb the neighbours with...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 24,377
Posted By rtw_travel
Short story is we live in Calgary but still have...

Short story is we live in Calgary but still have the family cottage in Ontario. We beat a path back there every summer.

It's a long way, and we can't just go for a long weekend so that's why I have...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 24,377
Posted By rtw_travel
Excellent pictures- way more skillful & artistic...

Excellent pictures- way more skillful & artistic than mine

Where do you boat near Ottawa? We're on the rideau between smiths falls and kingston, and bought the boat at Lens Cove.
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