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    So just had to share our first time out. Yesterday was a bad day for the girl at work. We haven't been on the water yet and she called saying she just needed to get some fresh air.........to the MCmobile! An hour later we are plopping in. Run around the immediate area for about 10 minutes and the boat is running better than ever. I'm talking pissed off bull happy. I'm pretty sure I was ear to ear grinning. We take off down the lake for a quick run and a jetskier decides to have some fun. I'm just testing the perfect pass etc and hes jumping my wake way too close. Not thinking one bit I slam on the throttle still engaged in PP. Engine basically dies off and the a hole almost lands in the back of the boat. It was close enough that I jumped on the girlfriend and he sprayed water inside the boat. I throw it full throttle again to give chase and hear a snap after 20 seconds......... Ruh roh. Pull open the doghouse and one of the strands on the belt broke. Brand new freaking belt! So when I opened the doghouse it slaps right through my foot. gushing blood all over the boat.You would think after having my hand thrown into the belt last year I would have learned to never open it running.

    Keep in mind at this point I'm 3 miles or so from the dock, its almost dark, and I'm bleeding like helen keller in a room lined with nails. Finally someone passes and offers us a tow in. AWESOME! PS: Yes I usually keep a spare belt in the boat but hadn't put my bags in yet.

    Not only are we getting towed in but a 190 is getting towed in too. 3rd MC of the day I saw dragged in including myself. If someone owns the flake 190 that was getting towed in that thing is prettyyyyyyy.

    and the day continues on.......

    So 2 weeks ago I got a new 2wd truck. Mid way pulling up the ramp I'm happy that the tires didn't spin one bit........until a guy cuts right in front of me to turn around on the ramp. Had to stop. Evidently that is a no no in a 2wd on a soaked ramp. Basically had to smoke tires to get her up the ramp. I'm sure I looked awesome getting towed in and then smoking tires on the way out. Calmly explained to the guy that you can't just cut someone off coming up the ramp b/c of that. He says sorry and at the this point I just need a natty light.

    We get home and I immediately wipe down the boat and start to wash blood out. The natty tastes like holy water and all is well in the world.

    Take the boat to storage this morning and get a flat. Still in my zen like place I pull over to change the tire. Oh fantastic must have left the lug lock key for the spare in the yukon when I traded it in.

    What an epic 24 hours of crap.

    The only thing keeping me calm at this point is the thought of more of this and less of that

  • #2
    I honestly do not know what to say.... Except, I hope to God I never have a day like that!! Knock, Knock!
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    • #3
      Sorry to hear about the rough day... how's the foot?
      -Mike

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      • #4
        Wow, what a day. Things will get better. I guess it's good that it was all little stuff, but it doesn't feel that way when it's your little stuff.
        '96 ProStar 205 SD LT-1

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        • #5
          Wow, what a day. Things will get better. I guess it's good that it was all little stuff, but it doesn't feel that way when it's your little stuff.
          Yea I didn't flip out once which is a shocker for me. Looking at it the boat ran better than ever and its a 50 buck fix. I actually already had a belt on order for a new spare since the old spare was alil ragged. It will be on the doorstep when i get home. The only thing that really worries me is the truck at this point. 2 weeks in and it might not fit the bill for what I need. The tire is just a tire.

          Sorry to hear about the rough day... how's the foot?
          didn't feel a thing until the beer wore off. nothing some butterflys and super glue can't fix! Plus I got to wear sandals to work today!!! lol

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          • #6
            Well, good day for me to read this. I dont feel so alone now.

            Had plan to go spearfishing tomorrow. First of the season. Take my kid to school today and Bamm! Flat tire on the yrailer i see.

            This is going to to take my diving time off!

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            • #7
              ouch SammyD, that is a sucky 24 hours. but hey you are still alive, boat is in one piece and you have an entire season ahead of you...I wish you cool runnings on your next outing...
              2004 MariStar 230 VRS with X Package
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              • #8
                Bright side: your interior looks awesome!!

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                • #9
                  Hahaha, couldn't have happened to a better person. Hope your boats twin doesn't see the same issues its first time out.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by epnault View Post
                    Bright side: your interior looks awesome!!
                    I'll second that!
                    - Peter
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                    PM or email me for tire, wheel or package pricing.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by thatsmrmastercraft View Post
                      I'll second that!
                      Yeah, yeah. I guess so

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by nickespi View Post
                        Yeah, yeah. I guess so
                        The first trip out can be full of pitfalls. I always make my first venture as a shake-down run only in attempt to limit disappointment.
                        - Peter
                        TANDEM AXLE PACKAGE $950 DELIVERED
                        5 14X5.5 T06 WHEELS W/5 ST215/75R14 KENDA LOADSTAR RADIALS SS CENTER CAPS, LUGS, MOUNTED, BALANCED & READY TO INSTALL


                        PM or email me for tire, wheel or package pricing.
                        CARBURETOR REBUILDING - $125 + PARTS
                        LED lights, Chrome & Powder Coated Lugs
                        2 LED 6" BRAKE LIGHTS DELIVERED $25

                        tiresplease@gmail.com

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by 02ProstarSammyD View Post
                          So just had to share our first time out. Yesterday was a bad day for the girl at work. We haven't been on the water yet and she called saying she just needed to get some fresh air.........to the MCmobile! An hour later we are plopping in. Run around the immediate area for about 10 minutes and the boat is running better than ever. I'm talking pissed off bull happy. I'm pretty sure I was ear to ear grinning. We take off down the lake for a quick run and a jetskier decides to have some fun. I'm just testing the perfect pass etc and hes jumping my wake way too close. Not thinking one bit I slam on the throttle still engaged in PP. Engine basically dies off and the a hole almost lands in the back of the boat. It was close enough that I jumped on the girlfriend and he sprayed water inside the boat. I throw it full throttle again to give chase and hear a snap after 20 seconds......... Ruh roh. Pull open the doghouse and one of the strands on the belt broke. Brand new freaking belt! So when I opened the doghouse it slaps right through my foot. gushing blood all over the boat.You would think after having my hand thrown into the belt last year I would have learned to never open it running.

                          Keep in mind at this point I'm 3 miles or so from the dock, its almost dark, and I'm bleeding like helen keller in a room lined with nails. Finally someone passes and offers us a tow in. AWESOME! PS: Yes I usually keep a spare belt in the boat but hadn't put my bags in yet.

                          Not only are we getting towed in but a 190 is getting towed in too. 3rd MC of the day I saw dragged in including myself. If someone owns the flake 190 that was getting towed in that thing is prettyyyyyyy.

                          and the day continues on.......

                          So 2 weeks ago I got a new 2wd truck. Mid way pulling up the ramp I'm happy that the tires didn't spin one bit........until a guy cuts right in front of me to turn around on the ramp. Had to stop. Evidently that is a no no in a 2wd on a soaked ramp. Basically had to smoke tires to get her up the ramp. I'm sure I looked awesome getting towed in and then smoking tires on the way out. Calmly explained to the guy that you can't just cut someone off coming up the ramp b/c of that. He says sorry and at the this point I just need a natty light.

                          We get home and I immediately wipe down the boat and start to wash blood out. The natty tastes like holy water and all is well in the world.

                          Take the boat to storage this morning and get a flat. Still in my zen like place I pull over to change the tire. Oh fantastic must have left the lug lock key for the spare in the yukon when I traded it in.

                          What an epic 24 hours of crap.

                          The only thing keeping me calm at this point is the thought of more of this and less of that
                          Duuuuuuuude.... I don't mean to laugh, I know I've had some shirty days on the lake but I about spewed my coffee on the Helen Keller comment.

                          Hope your foot gets better fast.
                          What does the fox say?

                          Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding...

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                          • #14
                            I hated reading this as it reminds me of my former boat (78S+S) that was clapped out when I bought it and a lot better when I sold it to a guy who redid the stringers. It seemed like every ride was an adventure! Too many tows later I got it running well. That's why now I am like Peter in that the first ride is only a shakedown run..... Take it out for a few minutes at a time to see what isn't working, fix it, then go in earnest. Now you know what happened so good luck with the rest of the year.
                            Bob

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                            • #15
                              Man we have all been there.

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