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Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2020, 11:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 635
Posted By SS LS1
On our X2 we ran a 15 x 13 ACME 3155 prop and...

On our X2 we ran a 15 x 13 ACME 3155 prop and highly recommend it for a heavily ballasted X2. Way less prop slip when accelerating up to speed, Zero Off speed control held surf speeds rock solid...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-31-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By SS LS1
When was the last time the distributor cap, rotor...

When was the last time the distributor cap, rotor and spark plugs were replaced? Plug wires also?

Maybe check the fuel rail pressure both at idle and under load to see if it is too low and starving...
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 378
Posted By SS LS1
Typically the "standard" color is blue however...

Typically the "standard" color is blue however our boat has a custom color accents option package. So our gauges, cockpit, speaker, tower speakers, cup holders and underwater-lights are all matching...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 05-20-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,011
Posted By SS LS1
Agreed with your thoughts above. Gen 2 is worth a...

Agreed with your thoughts above. Gen 2 is worth a change and yes an X20 is not much roomier inside for your family.

Myself moving from a '13 X2 (with the newer topdeck than your '07) to an XT20 the...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 05-19-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,011
Posted By SS LS1
Good input given above. Interior cockpit is of...

Good input given above. Interior cockpit is of the same basic generation meaning the X20 is of the older style and very similar to the X2 when comparing things like cockpit speaker placement, glove...
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By SS LS1
Absolutely! 100x easier than the 5.7L in the X2...

Absolutely! 100x easier than the 5.7L in the X2 since it was totally out of view. This one is super easy, pop the starboard locker cover, remove engine divider panel and bam its right there. Easier...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 05-18-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By SS LS1
IKR, thinking the same thing. :D

IKR, thinking the same thing. :D
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By SS LS1
Yes, this is what my 5500 GDI looks like.... and...

Yes, this is what my 5500 GDI looks like.... and the clear cover next to it is the raw water "sea strainer".
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2020, 11:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By SS LS1
ACME 3155 Prop (15 x 13) makes a huge difference...

ACME 3155 Prop (15 x 13) makes a huge difference in getting a heavily ballasted boat up to speed with a 5.7L Ilmor motor.
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,594
Posted By SS LS1
We buy Rec 91 100% gasoline and many local...

We buy Rec 91 100% gasoline and many local stations. Often its dispensed off to the side at a different pump where they may sell kerosene or racing gas also.

Have also seen it locally at larger fuel...
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,300
Posted By SS LS1
No decals excapt the capacity placard. Dislike...

No decals excapt the capacity placard. Dislike extra decals so much I have pulled off a few before even getting boats home. Recommend removing transom stickers from flake areas before using the boat...
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,096
Posted By SS LS1
With boat keys and wireless boat lift remotes we...

With boat keys and wireless boat lift remotes we have all the above including the Davis Key Bouy.

My personal favorites were from back when I was a kid....... our 85 S&S new came with a sweet...
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 931
Posted By SS LS1
Used these for yrs, work great, easy to clean,...

Used these for yrs, work great, easy to clean, half the cost.
Forum: Upholstery 05-15-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,864
Posted By SS LS1
Haven't used that one specifically (seems kind...

Haven't used that one specifically (seems kind of expensive for what it is ) but have been using these for years. They are half the cost and work great.

https://seatsaver.com/
Forum: For Sale: Boats 05-14-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,503
Posted By SS LS1
Beautiful boat, love the flake. Looks like you...

Beautiful boat, love the flake. Looks like you took good care of it. Its the nice ones likes this are emotionally hard to sell, but I am sure you will love your next MC too. GLWS
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-13-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By SS LS1
You may get varrying opinions but the filter is...

You may get varrying opinions but the filter is typically a stainless steel mesh/perforated design you can remove, wash and reuse.

As for oil originally it likely was filled with red ATF but later...
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,187
Posted By SS LS1
Funny, first thing I did to my boat was remove...

Funny, first thing I did to my boat was remove the aluminum engine hatch tab. :D

I "crack open" the hatch immediate after we get back on the boat lift help cool and ventilate the engine...
Forum: Ballast 05-12-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 747
Posted By SS LS1
Sounds like a cool project but a lot of time...

Sounds like a cool project but a lot of time investment for something that may not really be necessary.

Never had any inconsistent issues you mention through 300+ hrs with the Gen 2 system on our...
Forum: General / Other 05-12-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,999
Posted By SS LS1
Amen, had frost on the ground this morning on the...

Amen, had frost on the ground this morning on the west side of the Mitten. :(

I did the strap idea on my last cover with great results. Only needed one rear strap as that boat had a full wrap around...
Forum: General / Other 05-12-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,999
Posted By SS LS1
I hate setting up and storing poles so I went...

I hate setting up and storing poles so I went another route. This is my 2nd custom full waterline cover I had built with 2" female buckle clips sewn into the top of the cover. I use 2" nylon...
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,191
Posted By SS LS1
Do you have any more clearance for pulling a wire...

Do you have any more clearance for pulling a wire through the passenger's side tower leg? I ran mine on the drivers side so I could hook up the tower camera video output into the dash touchscreen and...
Forum: Appearance 05-11-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,954
Posted By SS LS1
Agreed, 100% Silver Flake is beautiful when new...

Agreed, 100% Silver Flake is beautiful when new but will begin to yellow even with just basic "on the water" boat usage like you said. Need to remove any and all warning or safety transom decals...
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,191
Posted By SS LS1
Smile Diesel, I added a custom backup camera to my...

Diesel, I added a custom backup camera to my tower this winter and had to run the camera harness through the tower. I beat this challenge all without any major tower disassembly, just removed...
Forum: Appearance 05-11-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,954
Posted By SS LS1
Agree +100! Do it ASAP or you will hate yourself...

Agree +100! Do it ASAP or you will hate yourself when you realize waiting was the wrong call. Silver flake is the most noticeable to see the effects of yellowing, and gotsnow, you have a lot of the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By SS LS1
Good advise above, avg sized peeps the Inland...

Good advise above, avg sized peeps the Inland Surfer Blue Lake is a good surf style board and can be picked up used as they have been made for yrs. Big boys wanting to go ropeless behind a DD boat...
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