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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-18-2017, 12:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 837
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
812 impeller - big price variances on Amazon?

I just winterized my boat and am shopping for a new impeller on Amazon to be ready to insert in the spring, but I'm surprised at the large price differences for what appears to be the same thing....
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-08-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,814
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
Thanks for all the suggestions and guidance. Much...

Thanks for all the suggestions and guidance. Much appreciated.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-08-2017, 01:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,814
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
Apparently too tight -- though that end piece was...

Apparently too tight -- though that end piece was pretty rounded when I bought the boat.
What is a slip on? Are you saying I could replace just the end brass piece? If so, where can I buy something...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-07-2017, 10:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,814
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
End of oil drain hose - replace?

I winterized my boat today after a ski set (water 59, air 61, calm with blue sky). I had quite a time removing the cap at the end of the oil drain hose because the brass connector is worn down so...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-03-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 910
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
Changed my transmission fluid yesterday -- cold....

Changed my transmission fluid yesterday -- cold. My transmission uses Dexron III/Mercon, and that stuff appears to have the same viscosity cold as it does warm. It sucked out very easily.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-25-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 910
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
Change tranny fluid when cold?

I know you have to check tranny fluid when hot and immediately after turning off the engine. However, is there any reason not to change the fluid when cold?

I ask because my understanding is that it...
Forum: Trailers 09-27-2017, 11:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,435
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
It is really difficult to adjust the brakes on my...

It is really difficult to adjust the brakes on my trailer. The little access slots with rubber caps are nearly impossible to get to because the axle is a drop axle with the spindle a few inches...
Forum: Trailers 09-26-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,435
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
Update: I just got back from my appointment with...

Update: I just got back from my appointment with the trailer specialist. After briefly looking at my axle he told me it was highly unlikely that the axle is bent. I have the square kind of axle. He...
Forum: Trailers 09-18-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,538
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
My understanding is that trailer tires should be...

My understanding is that trailer tires should be inflated to max air pressure stated on the tire. Do your tires also state max air pressure is 80 psi?
Forum: Trailers 09-13-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,435
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
Update: I installed the new brake assembly -- was...

Update:
I installed the new brake assembly -- was easier than I thought it would be. I was able to use all the bolts facing inward like they came on the assembly. I was concerned there would not be...
Forum: Trailers 08-28-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,435
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
I got all new brake cylinders just a few years...

I got all new brake cylinders just a few years ago. The cylinder on the offending wheel actually appears to be working fine. I really don't know where the heat has been coming from, but as you can...
Forum: Trailers 08-28-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,435
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
Last night I was able to position the brake shoes...

Last night I was able to position the brake shoes on the problem wheel so they were not causing much resistance and then put everything back together. I installed my lockout pin and just came back...
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 08-27-2017, 10:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,612
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
You stay at 34 max speed until 65 years old and...

You stay at 34 max speed until 65 years old and then it drops to 32. At 70 it drops again to 30mph max speed.
Forum: Trailers 08-27-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,435
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
So now I'm starting to think my idea of just...

So now I'm starting to think my idea of just pulling off the brake shoes may not be a good idea -- do the brake shoes need to be on in order to keep the brake cylinder from extending too far and then...
Forum: Trailers 08-27-2017, 01:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,435
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
@bturner2 -- I ordered the backing plate assembly...

@bturner2 -- I ordered the backing plate assembly from etrailer yesterday and I just received an email saying it shipped today. This is what I...
Forum: Trailers 08-24-2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,435
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
My brakes are drums, so I did try spinning the...

My brakes are drums, so I did try spinning the "star drive" to back them off -- that was the adjustment I mentioned. Sounds like a need to mess with that some more. Maybe I just didn't do it enough....
Forum: Trailers 08-24-2017, 01:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,435
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
So I pulled the bearings, seal and races out...

So I pulled the bearings, seal and races out today and replaced them with new. It was my first time doing this, so I had to watch some YouTube instructional videos, but I got it done. The items I...
Forum: Trailers 08-22-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,435
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
If only one tire is worn it usually means the...

If only one tire is worn it usually means the spindle is bent. If both tires are worn it may mean the axle is bent.[/QUOTE]

Could the tire wear also mean the inside bearing is crushed and therefore...
Forum: Trailers 08-22-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,435
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
I just jacked up the trailer to check the problem...

I just jacked up the trailer to check the problem wheel and it doesn't have any play but there is a light grinding noise when spinning the wheel.

However, when messing with the wheel I noticed the...
Forum: Trailers 08-21-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,435
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
If I just replaced the hub, is this the one I...

If I just replaced the hub, is this the one I should order:
http://recstuff.com/trailer-accessories/hubs-spindles/5-bolt-high-speed-pre-greased-trailer-hub-1875-lbs-capacity/
Forum: Trailers 08-21-2017, 01:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,435
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
One hub sizzling on dual axle trailer with surge brakes

I have a '97 PS 190 with the original dual-axle trailer. I got new brake cylinders on all four wheels three years ago.

I drove about an hour to a lake on Friday for a weekend camping trip, and when...
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 08-10-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,612
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
Congratulations! I finally ran a really clean...

Congratulations! I finally ran a really clean pass at -15/34 this season, but have only been in a course four times so far this season. I'm hoping to just successfully run that length and speed twice...
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
Boat U.S. insurance price jump

I just received my Boat U.S. insurance renewal documents, which state their new underwriting company is Geico. My premium went up by 35% compared to last year!!! What's up with that?:confused:
Forum: Electrical 07-14-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
You sure it is an electrical problem?

You sure it is an electrical problem?
Forum: For Sale: Watersports Equipment 06-16-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 986
Posted By TallSkinnyGuy
You can get the Katana (Theory replacement) with...

You can get the Katana (Theory replacement) with front Vector and rear toe piece for $430 at wakehouse.com. In my opinion, a 5-year-old ski in nearly perfect condition should be priced at half of...
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