Go Back   TeamTalk > General MasterCraft Topics > General Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 03-07-2013, 07:30 PM
JimN's Avatar
JimN JimN is offline
MC Master Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 11,471
Quote:
Originally Posted by thatsmrmastercraft View Post
My previous post referred to morons cranking on the throttle as the culprit.
I didn't look that far back. Sue me.

I saw a lot of these pinheads at Lauderdale Lake in Elkhorn, WI. They really screwed that launch up, something fierce.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 03-07-2013, 07:40 PM
Sodar's Avatar
Sodar Sodar is offline
MC Master Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Boat: '07 ProStar 197 w/ MCX
Location: Seal Beach, CA
Posts: 10,964
I float off. At the pull out, I always leave the trailer out just a little, so the bunks catch the boat and stop it before the bow chock. I then power on the last foot or winch it on, if I am in the mood. Either way, it takes little more than bumping it in gear to engage the boat buddy.
__________________
-Cameron
2007 ProStar 197
1996 ProStar 190
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 03-07-2013, 08:32 PM
east tx skier's Avatar
east tx skier east tx skier is offline
MC Hero
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Boat: 1998 Ski Nautique
Location: End of my rope.
Posts: 25,222
Quote:
Originally Posted by Table Rocker View Post
I float off and basically float on (winching less than a foot). Luckily the ramps I normally use are at an angle that makes it easy for me to do this.
+1. This is what I do currently.

You can wax the bunks (don't use silicone based products like 303 on the bunks). But if you wax them, don't ever unhook the boat until it is over the water. They will slide off.
__________________
Previous: 1993 Prostar 205

Red 1998 Closed Bow Ski Boat, Ford 351, 310 hp, Acme 4 blade, Perfect Pass SG.

FAQ


Tyler Ski Club


To me, this forum is about love of inboard boats. It is about the sharing of information and, on a good day, some humor. It is not about post count, brand of boat, or any other superfluous labels that lend themselves to a false sense of superiority. Please, respect one another, try to pass on accurate information, and keep your eye on the ball.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 03-07-2013, 09:38 PM
sully's Avatar
sully sully is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Boat: 09 214 Prostar
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 356
Sort off the same

Quote:
Originally Posted by thatsmrmastercraft View Post
When I launch, I back it in far enough to start and once the driver nods that it is running, I back in a little further for a modified drive/float off.
The county ramps I typically use have signs that say No Power Loading, and a resident of that county and my tax dollars go to fix those ramps I have grown to be politely vocal towards power loaders.

We typically idle to the trailer the winch it the rest of way.
__________________
09 214 Prostar with MCX
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 03-07-2013, 09:44 PM
orbeamlb's Avatar
orbeamlb orbeamlb is offline
MC Fanatic
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Boat: 1988 ProStar 200, 1991 Mercury 2.5L 200hp XRi Outboard
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 769
Float off. Glide on at idle speed and winch that last foot or so.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 03-07-2013, 09:47 PM
thatsmrmastercraft's Avatar
thatsmrmastercraft thatsmrmastercraft is offline
MC Master Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Boat: 1977 Stars & Stripes
Location: St. Paul, MN
Posts: 14,704
Quote:
Originally Posted by sully View Post
The county ramps I typically use have signs that say No Power Loading, and a resident of that county and my tax dollars go to fix those ramps I have grown to be politely vocal towards power loaders.

We typically idle to the trailer the winch it the rest of way.
I would never go against signs stating no power loading. I fish some lakes with those signs and of course comply, but haven't had my '77 at a launch thus designated.
__________________
Peter

Tandem Axle Wheel & Tire Package $659
4 S5 or S5 Black 14x5.5 wheels, 4 ST205/75R14 Kenda Loadstar tires

Single Axle Wheel & Tire Package $399
2 S5 or S5 Black 14x5.5 wheels, 2 ST215/75R14 Kenda Loadstar tires
MOUNT, BALANCE & FREE SHIPPING INCLUDED IN BOTH PACKAGES



CARB REBUILDING - FAST TURN-AROUND - $100 +PARTS
LED lights, Hubs, Spare Tire Carriers, Chrome & Powder Coated Lug Nuts - Red, Blue & Black


PM or email me tiresplease@gmail.com
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 03-07-2013, 09:55 PM
JimN's Avatar
JimN JimN is offline
MC Master Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 11,471
Quote:
Originally Posted by sully View Post
The county ramps I typically use have signs that say No Power Loading, and a resident of that county and my tax dollars go to fix those ramps I have grown to be politely vocal towards power loaders.

We typically idle to the trailer the winch it the rest of way.
That launch on Lauderdale had a "No Power loading", too- it was a lot like telling a fire not to burn, though.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 03-07-2013, 09:57 PM
tdjaster's Avatar
tdjaster tdjaster is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Boat: '02 X-Star. Previous: '98 SportStar, '89 ProStar
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 480
I find it most fun...and challenging...to leave the Perfect Pass set at wakeboard speed and try to shoot the gap between the bunks. Of course, this is most enjoyable after killing, at minimum, a 6 pack.

I hope you catch my sarcasm. :-)
__________________
Troy
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 03-07-2013, 09:58 PM
thatsmrmastercraft's Avatar
thatsmrmastercraft thatsmrmastercraft is offline
MC Master Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Boat: 1977 Stars & Stripes
Location: St. Paul, MN
Posts: 14,704
Quote:
Originally Posted by tdjaster View Post
I find it most fun...and challenging...to leave the Perfect Pass set at wakeboard speed and try to shoot the gap between the bunks. Of course, this is most enjoyable after killing, at minimum, a 6 pack.

I hope you catch my sarcasm. :-)
__________________
Peter

Tandem Axle Wheel & Tire Package $659
4 S5 or S5 Black 14x5.5 wheels, 4 ST205/75R14 Kenda Loadstar tires

Single Axle Wheel & Tire Package $399
2 S5 or S5 Black 14x5.5 wheels, 2 ST215/75R14 Kenda Loadstar tires
MOUNT, BALANCE & FREE SHIPPING INCLUDED IN BOTH PACKAGES



CARB REBUILDING - FAST TURN-AROUND - $100 +PARTS
LED lights, Hubs, Spare Tire Carriers, Chrome & Powder Coated Lug Nuts - Red, Blue & Black


PM or email me tiresplease@gmail.com
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 03-07-2013, 10:02 PM
jhall0711's Avatar
jhall0711 jhall0711 is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Boat: None
Location: C-Bus/Akron
Posts: 357
Quote:
Originally Posted by tdjaster View Post
I find it most fun...and challenging...to leave the Perfect Pass set at wakeboard speed and try to shoot the gap between the bunks. Of course, this is most enjoyable after killing, at minimum, a 6 pack.

I hope you catch my sarcasm. :-)
Heck... Why not go for slalom speed... more of a challenge.....
Reply With Quote
Reply

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 07:09 PM.