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Forum: General / Other 06-12-2020, 12:44 PM
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Posted By Spitfire
On the advice of several members on various FB...

On the advice of several members on various FB message boards (and here as well, as I recall), I did the repair cold. A 20T press (that I’d fabricated for my wife, a jeweller, years ago) did the...
Forum: General / Other 06-12-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 121
Posted By Spitfire
Straightening a fin

Last year when I bought my ‘85 S&S, one of the directional fins was bent to the side. Didn’t seem to affect the boat handling or tracking that I could detect, but...

I seem to recall asking on TT...
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 669
Posted By Spitfire
Yeah, I tried pulling behind the boat in my WW...

Yeah, I tried pulling behind the boat in my WW kayak as well, years ago—and yeah, not fun.

As for making it look easy, well, he’s Dane Jackson, one of the top professional kayakers AFAIK, so... I...
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 669
Posted By Spitfire
Interesting wakesurfing

Finally, a wakesurf video that makes me wanna try it! I’m no Dane Jackson, but I’ve been paddling (and surfing) whitewater for over 30...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 11-17-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 207,723
Posted By Spitfire
Nice. The reason I have a Spitfire is that my...

Nice.

The reason I have a Spitfire is that my wife’s ex boyfriend had had a TR6, back in the late 70’s or early 80s...when a friend of mine wanted to sell his Spitfire, she said I should get it,...
Forum: For Sale: Parts & Accessories 11-15-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,581
Posted By Spitfire
Does this boat have bottom fins, and do you know...

Does this boat have bottom fins, and do you know if they’re the same as on the older boats (like my ‘85)?
Forum: MasterCraft In Your Area 11-10-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,570
Posted By Spitfire
Fitzkeboatworks...

Fitzkeboatworks (https://fitzkeboatworks.com/bugbite) does some nice work.
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,042
Posted By Spitfire
I had to rotate my double axle trailer a bit. I...

I had to rotate my double axle trailer a bit. I couldn’t budge it by myself, so I placed my heavy floor jack under a point on the trailer between the axles and lifted it enough to take most the...
Forum: General / Other 11-06-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,414
Posted By Spitfire
Thanks! Gotta remove mine and see if I can...

Thanks! Gotta remove mine and see if I can straighten it before I shell out the cash, but yeah.
Forum: General / Other 11-04-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 802
Posted By Spitfire
Ouich—you have a 15 - 20% driveway? Even logging...

Ouich—you have a 15 - 20% driveway? Even logging roads seldom exceed 15% (and that’s steep!).

BTW, I’m impressed (and frankly, a bit surprised) that your Range Rover Sport would have such a high...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 11-04-2019, 02:12 AM
Replies: 955
Views: 207,723
Posted By Spitfire
Hmmm...just found this thread.

Hmmm...just found this thread.
Forum: General / Other 11-03-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 802
Posted By Spitfire
If your vehicle’s tires were indeed sliding on...

If your vehicle’s tires were indeed sliding on dry pavement due to the force of the boat pulling it down the driveway, I’d immediately suggest you need a heavier tow vehicle. All the brakes can do...
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,348
Posted By Spitfire
So, I had to google “Dockstar.” Note, as a new...

So, I had to google “Dockstar.” Note, as a new owner of an inboard (‘85 MC), the slow-speed manoeuvring learning curve was steep. The O/Bs and I/Os I’m used to definitely handle differently!

I’m...
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2019, 12:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By Spitfire
I would love this.

I would love this.
Forum: Trailers 10-27-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,042
Posted By Spitfire
“Powerslot” boats came stock with a 14” dia x 18”...

“Powerslot” boats came stock with a 14” dia x 18” pitch prop. So yeah, prop would hang down ˝” further than a non-Powerslot boat with the 13 x 13 prop (I assume the rear trunnion would be the same,...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 10-23-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,734
Posted By Spitfire
Have you driven/ridden in a Tesla driven in...

Have you driven/ridden in a Tesla driven in anger? :)
Forum: General / Other 10-20-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,083
Posted By Spitfire
As I don’t quite completely trust my ‘85 (despite...

As I don’t quite completely trust my ‘85 (despite the fact that so far it’s been stone reliable), I’ve wondered myself about carrying a small trolling motor I could attach to the swim platform in an...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 10-19-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By Spitfire
Well, you could start just like you normally...

Well, you could start just like you normally would, then throw the rope...

https://www.facebook.com/nomadsurfersofficial/videos/949029995451246?sfns=mo
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 10-18-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,210
Posted By Spitfire
From Merriam-Webster: ”LARK noun (2) Definition...

From Merriam-Webster:
”LARK noun (2)
Definition of lark (Entry 2 of 3)
: a source of or quest for amusement or adventure
—thought life was a lark
—entered the race on a lark”

What he’s saying is...
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 10-18-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,210
Posted By Spitfire
I’m in the middle of that demographic—and my main...

I’m in the middle of that demographic—and my main problem is a lack of community (that is, other waterskiers). That’s one reason I never bought a boat before—I always figured I’d find & join some...
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 10-17-2019, 11:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,210
Posted By Spitfire
I’ve tried barefooting, on a boom—it was fun, but...

I’ve tried barefooting, on a boom—it was fun, but painful! Kneeboards, yeah, back in the 80s. I can get up on a wakeboard, but I find them a bit limiting as I’m not into jumping. Slalom is where...
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 10-17-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,210
Posted By Spitfire
That’s Arrow Lakes, just north of Castlegar...

That’s Arrow Lakes, just north of Castlegar looking south.

Are you on Moyie, or maybe Tie Lake? I’m not sure how many others there are in the EK.

Oh, and no, I’m in BC—gotta fix my profile page!...
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 10-17-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,210
Posted By Spitfire
Back in the day, we’d usually launch at about 6am...

Back in the day, we’d usually launch at about 6am and pull out around 9am, then go for breakfast (we kept our boat in “dry moorage” at a riverside marina). On the few occasions we stayed beyond 10am...
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 10-17-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,210
Posted By Spitfire
Am I a dinosaur?

Boat’s put away for the winter (hopefully I’ll get some work done on her), so now it’s time for some random stuff.

I started skiing in the 80s, when a friend and I bought an old outboard Cobra (I...
Forum: General / Other 10-15-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 817
Posted By Spitfire
Oops, I didn’t mean it like that—I really...

Oops, I didn’t mean it like that—I really appreciate your input! It’s good to see what others have done. Especially that you were able to lift it with the transom eyes—that was my main question...
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