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Old 03-30-2010, 12:12 PM
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Who is the jerk that is taking up 2 parking spots?

I guess you can do that when you own the parking lot.
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Old 03-30-2010, 12:16 PM
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Who is the jerk that is taking up 2 parking spots?

I guess you can do that when you own the parking lot.
Probably the only guy in Alberta with a car that looks like it belongs in South Central Los Angeles. The local Albertans don't mess with it in fear that the owner will bust a cap in their skull!
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Old 03-30-2010, 01:07 PM
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Who is the jerk that is taking up 2 parking spots?

I guess you can do that when you own the parking lot.
That's how I like to look at it.
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Old 03-30-2010, 01:09 PM
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Probably the only guy in Alberta with a car that looks like it belongs in South Central Los Angeles. The local Albertans don't mess with it in fear that the owner will bust a cap in their skull!
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Old 03-30-2010, 07:04 PM
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Julio, you need to get some matching rims for that trailer...
Yeah no kidding. I'm working on it. Nice caddy btw.
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Old 03-30-2010, 07:55 PM
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If only my boat had closed cooling, I would have considered towing it to Baja (glass every day in Conception Bay -until mid-afternoon anyway)
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Old 04-01-2010, 12:32 PM
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My 2008 LY6 TT 197 had no mufflers in it because it was one of the first built and the mufflers were no available yet from the vender so MC did not install them at the time. Later in the year i could have had them installed ,but Liked the it was. It sounded like you at the drag strip it was awsome!! 2009 LY6 got better had mufflers 2010 LY6 very quite and smooth as butter.
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Old 04-01-2010, 12:55 PM
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Seriously why would go from Star Trek back to the Flintstone's in technolgy and size, comfort and ski and drivabillity.
Granted in the day they were great boats but compared to now not so much.
Uhhhh, take a look at the LT1 and then at the new model TBI and MCX. The LT1's got it goin on techno wise. The newer motors went back to a distibutor ignition. LT1 had the retrofit Northstar coil packs. Rest of the engine, LT1 vs MCX is essentially the same technology, save for the red metallic paint and high rise intake.
Oh and the LT-1 doesn't have an unreliable $500 in tank fuel pump that's sportin a $40 filter that takes 2 hrs to change. Still pushes TPI injectors though, easy to access pump, gotta be way less than $400-500 to replace and $6 Autozone fuel filters.
Trans and steering are similar technology too.
As far as ski and driveability, while I've never driven a 197 and think they're a sweet boat, I'm going to go out on a limb and say an LT1-slot 190 will pull as good or better than a MCX and damn near as hard as a LY6. I've only pulled up 5 fat guys deep water start at the same time with a LT1 1:1, but I can't see needing more pones than that. And the 190 will definately cut as tight of a turn as any ski boat out there.
Guess you couldn't get Stargzer and pre plumbed ballat in 1995 though.

Size, yes, the 190 is smaller.
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Old 04-01-2010, 01:04 PM
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Really Thrall? You have had no problems with your vinyl on a '96?

My '97 (bought new) had problems starting the first summer and for years after that. The only skins that have not been replaced are the side gunwale pads.

My boat has been garage kept all its life and babied so I know that I didn't cause any extra ear and tear. (740 hrs)

I wonder if you DO have different vinyl? When considering the marine industry..anything is possible.
Yeah, seriously. Mines been garaged for the last 6+ years and wiped down regularly with vinyl destroying products like Armor All .
When I bought it, it wa parked on the West facing side of a garage in Phoenix AZ with a tattered cover, completely oxidized gel on that side of the boat and when I saked the owner if it had been garaged, he was honest and said "not in the last 4 years since I moved to Phx, but I have gone thru 3 covers."

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Old 04-01-2010, 01:20 PM
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Ya'll think that era vinyl is bad?

Try early 2000's..

My '02 X9 that has been well cared for is littered with small (less than .5") tears.


Mag_Red - I hear you bro.

When I compare to my neighbor's '85 S&S or other neighbor's '89 Tristar, that each have ZERO tears after many more years, it's a little frustrating.


Anyway- without turning this into another whiney vinyl thread- old boat is the way to go
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