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Old 07-17-2014, 09:01 PM
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I live in Fennvile Mi it's about 45 mins south of Grand Rapids
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Old 07-17-2014, 09:21 PM
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Your close enough to bring that baby down to Buckeye Bash 5 in August.


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Old 07-17-2014, 09:46 PM
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Yep, mine pulls to the right as well. From what I understand it's what's called preload. Essentially eliminates the dead, neutral spot of a balanced track which would cause the driver to constantly turn left then back right as a slalom skier loads the boat accelerating out of his (or her) turn between the balls. This is my first inboard, at first I thought it was bent running gear until I did a little research. I have had other pleasure boats before with OB and IO; never competition ski boats. I have experienced fighting the skier all the way through the course and trying to keep the boat centered down the lane. From info on this forum it seems possible to "tune" the amount of pull by grinding on one side of the rudder or the other... I'm gonna leave it like it is. I'm 6'4", 250# and ski on a 67" slalom. When I load the boat you feel it. I want whoever is driving for me to keep it as straight as possible.
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Old 07-17-2014, 10:00 PM
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Haven't relocated or installed the forward bilge pump yet. I'm brainstorming how to make it so I can go from 2 pumps to one hose so I don't have to drill a 2nd thru-hull. I'm thinking if one is pushing water and the other isn't, it might just backflow on the dry one once the water gets past the "Y". May have to set up a little "experiment" on the R&D workbench.
I trailer the boat out and store in the garage. Even though I pull both plugs on the ramp and let her drain, I have found that once I'm back at the house if I get the kids to sit on the swim platform and lift the trailer tongue until the rudder touches the garage floor i always get a quart or two that is draining back from up front. With the wood frame of our boats I don't want a couple quarts of water just hanging out in the bilge.
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Old 07-18-2014, 12:12 PM
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Bash

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Where an when is this bash at? what happens there?
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Old 07-18-2014, 12:46 PM
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Where an when is this bash at? what happens there?
Glad you asked!! This is the fifth year for this grass roots event and this year will be even bigger. The lake we use is just North of Columbus, Ohio. Here is a link to the main thread: http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...ad.php?t=59780
and my signature has a link to the facebook page that has all the previous years pictures and video's.

The main day is still Saturday, August 16th with hanging out on Sunday, but this year we are extending it one extra day, Friday August 15th, and having a Wade Cox ski clinic which could be pulled behind a new ProStar!! (Stay Tuned) This Wade Cox clinic will also extend into Saturday morning so make sure you sign up for a spot.

Most questions can be answered through the thread and updates are on facebook as well. Stay tuned over the next month for more details, t-shirt requests and much more.

Here is the original brochure before we locked in Wade Cox...

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Old 07-22-2014, 08:26 AM
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That sounds fun!
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Old 07-22-2014, 08:27 AM
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Does anyone know where I can get new hinges for my engine cover?
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