Go Back   TeamTalk > General MasterCraft Topics > Tow Vehicles

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #3891  
Old 03-27-2013, 08:13 PM
jeff.leitheiser jeff.leitheiser is offline
TT Regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Boat: MasterCraft 2012 X-25
Location: KS
Posts: 32
Boat Buddy

Quote:
Originally Posted by Latetowork View Post
On my X30, I hate the boat buddy too. But usually cranking the winch strap an extra click pulls it loose to move the lever into position.
I Hate that thing too... Its also a pretty hard plastic to be sliding your boat on. I'm probably going to take it off this summer and put a regular bumper there. Plus, makes you look like a rookie on the ramp when the F%&$^# wont release. haha.
Reply With Quote
  #3892  
Old 03-28-2013, 02:25 AM
JRW160's Avatar
JRW160 JRW160 is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Boat: 2003 X2
Location: Huntsville, AL
Posts: 1,302
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeff.leitheiser View Post
I Hate that thing too... Its also a pretty hard plastic to be sliding your boat on. I'm probably going to take it off this summer and put a regular bumper there. Plus, makes you look like a rookie on the ramp when the F%&$^# wont release. haha.
The boat buddy can be a pain, but it's somewhat useful. I covered the top of mine with carpet attached with contact cement to keep the plastic from getting on the hull. When loading, after it clicks, I always tighten the winch to keep the boat from pulling on the pin and getting it stuck. When unloading, I always release the boat buddy pin on level ground. That should keep it from getting stuck and making you look like a rookie on the ramp.
Reply With Quote
  #3893  
Old 03-28-2013, 02:53 AM
milkmania's Avatar
milkmania milkmania is offline
MC Platinum
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Boat: White/Red 91 PS 190
Location: God's blindspot aka Oklahoma
Posts: 9,155
Quote:
Originally Posted by 04redxstar View Post
Hes an F2 Savannah... You know going to get him chick fil a
did a brief search, because I've never seen or heard of these things.... one place I found was selling them for 6k to 9k minimum price


cool cat
as far as cats go
__________________
WE LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE, BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE


Team MasterCraft Google Search Engine
Reply With Quote
  #3894  
Old 03-28-2013, 03:05 AM
Aric'sX15's Avatar
Aric'sX15 Aric'sX15 is offline
MC Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Boat: 85' S&S
Location: DFDUB
Posts: 5,029
Quote:
Originally Posted by 04redxstar View Post
Hes an F2 Savannah... You know going to get him chick fil a
I'm getting one! Where did you find your breeder?
__________________
"if one day the speed kills me, do not cry because i was smiling." -Paul Walker
Reply With Quote
  #3895  
Old 03-28-2013, 03:18 AM
Michigan Tim Michigan Tim is offline
TT Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Boat: Malibu Sunsetter LXI 2006 Indmar 320
Location: Midwest
Posts: 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by milkmania View Post
did a brief search, because I've never seen or heard of these things.... one place I found was selling them for 6k to 9k minimum price


cool cat
as far as cats go
A 6k to 9k cat! I've heard of expensive ******, but..........

Last edited by mikeg205; 03-28-2013 at 12:00 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #3896  
Old 03-28-2013, 04:03 AM
milkmania's Avatar
milkmania milkmania is offline
MC Platinum
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Boat: White/Red 91 PS 190
Location: God's blindspot aka Oklahoma
Posts: 9,155
Quote:
Originally Posted by Michigan Tim View Post
A 6k to 9k cat! I've heard of expensive *****, but..........
what about the millions bobby petrino gave up???
now, THAT'S EXPENSIVE!!!
__________________
WE LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE, BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE


Team MasterCraft Google Search Engine

Last edited by mikeg205; 03-28-2013 at 12:01 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #3897  
Old 03-28-2013, 11:01 PM
SunCoast 83's Avatar
SunCoast 83 SunCoast 83 is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Boat: 2009 Tournament Team 197
Location: Orlando Fl
Posts: 1,060
Quote:
Originally Posted by mzimme View Post
Definitely run your trailer level, maybe even a little low on the tongue. It will protect your prop and be easier to load on the trailer at the ramp. Our boat's weight is pretty evenly spread on each side of the axle, you shouldn't see too much sag on your escape by running the tongue a little low.
I always ran my 1983 SS level while towing. My 197 rides just a bit nose low. Or with the able of the bow it appears that way. I agree to protect the props even now with a prop guard I and very cautious of it.
__________________
2009 MasterCraft 197 TT
#46 of #100
Reply With Quote
  #3898  
Old 04-01-2013, 10:00 AM
wakeX2wake's Avatar
wakeX2wake wakeX2wake is offline
MC Maniac
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Boat: 2007 mastercraft x2
Location: Auburn, Al
Posts: 2,845
thought this was too cool not to post... from google maps... looks like this was taken the day on one of those mid-week-home from work-straight to the lake days
Name:  googlemaps-home.jpg
Views: 658
Size:  20.1 KB
__________________
Current - '07 X2 blue on silver metal flake w/ switch graphics

MY LED INSTALL... CHECK IT OUT

MY WAKESIDE RIDE

"It's just water... not concrete or dirt... so just throw it"
-Parks Bonifay

"I feel sorry for people who don't drink... when they wake up that's as good as they're going to feel all day"
-Frank Sinatra

"Indecision may, or may not, be my problem"
-Jimmy Buffett
Reply With Quote
  #3899  
Old 04-01-2013, 10:04 AM
thatsmrmastercraft's Avatar
thatsmrmastercraft thatsmrmastercraft is online now
MC Master Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Boat: 1977 Stars & Stripes
Location: St. Paul, MN
Posts: 15,203
Quote:
Originally Posted by wakeX2wake View Post
thought this was too cool not to post... from google maps... looks like this was taken the day on one of those mid-week-home from work-straight to the lake days
Attachment 92067
Very cool indeed!
__________________
Peter

SPECIAL PACKAGE PRICING
4 ST205/75R14 Kenda KR03 radials
4 wheels of your choice
Mount, balance & free shipping
$529




CARBURETOR REBUILDING - $125 + PARTS
LED lights, Hubs, Spare Tire Carriers, Chrome & Powder Coated Lug Nuts

PM or email me tiresplease@gmail.com
*** FREE DELIVERY ON ALL ORDERS ***[/center]

Coming soon.......TrailerEssentials.com
Reply With Quote
  #3900  
Old 04-01-2013, 10:08 AM
Covi's Avatar
Covi Covi is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Boat: 1986 Mastercraft, 19 Skier, PCM Ford 351
Location: Northeast / Vermont
Posts: 1,716
Send a message via AIM to Covi Send a message via Skype™ to Covi
Quote:
Originally Posted by wakeX2wake View Post
thought this was too cool not to post... from google maps... looks like this was taken the day on one of those mid-week-home from work-straight to the lake days
Attachment 92067
Cool is right! I like.
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
2008, f150, f350, hybrid, tdi, x2 2008, x45, xstar

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:44 AM.