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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 10:39 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By 86Skier
Enter me aboard the 3.5 eco fan bus. Coming from...

Enter me aboard the 3.5 eco fan bus.

Coming from numerous previous 5.4's and 5.0's in several F150's, I was gun shy to try the eco and give up my V8... but I test drove the 2.7 and 3.5 ecos in '16...
Forum: Wakesurfing 09-19-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,825
Posted By 86Skier
Exactly! Spent a bunch of time the other day...

Exactly!

Spent a bunch of time the other day learning to start and ride heel side just to get her out of her zone. She also keeps trying to spin, just can't convince her to truly comit to it when...
Forum: Wakesurfing 09-18-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,825
Posted By 86Skier
Dad doesn't get any water time now.... hahaha......

Dad doesn't get any water time now.... hahaha... this kid won't share anymore. :)

https://youtu.be/icWHvMn0ZIE

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Forum: Ballast 09-18-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,749
Posted By 86Skier
New pump was the key. Working great today....

New pump was the key. Working great today.

Swapping out was easy... right up until I had to unplug the old one... at the bottom of the engine bay, crammed between the engine and hull at full arms...
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By 86Skier
I had the center rear bench seat cushion almost...

I had the center rear bench seat cushion almost fly out of the boat going through Chicago once. Luckily the tower was in the down position and "caught" it. I watched that thing cling for dear life...
Forum: General / Other 09-16-2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,669
Posted By 86Skier
Agreed! After another summer slammed with...

Agreed!

After another summer slammed with crazies pulling tubes from daylight to dark (including a lot of very new MC's I saw all year without anything else ever behind 'em).... there ain't much...
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 16,829
Posted By 86Skier
Hahahaha. At 17, I’d have probably been chopping...

Hahahaha.

At 17, I’d have probably been chopping a bigger hole and going for a [very cold] swim. :D
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By 86Skier
Onlyinboards is great, but dont shy away from CL...

Onlyinboards is great, but dont shy away from CL and facepage (I don't do that one myself, but I know I'm in the minority)... alot of local stuff popping up this fall on CL.

That said... post a...
Forum: Ballast 09-13-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,749
Posted By 86Skier
Thanks! Order placed and fingers crossed.

Thanks! Order placed and fingers crossed.
Forum: Ballast 09-13-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,749
Posted By 86Skier
Anybody have input on the best place to source a...

Anybody have input on the best place to source a Jabsco “Puppy” Model #18670-6127? Tried MCPartsDepot but couldn’t find one… and wakemakers has bunch of similar looking models (18220-1127), but not...
Forum: General / Other 09-12-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,669
Posted By 86Skier
Agreed. Which is why I LOVE September. ...

Agreed. Which is why I LOVE September. ;)



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Forum: Ballast 09-11-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,749
Posted By 86Skier
Had the boat on the water today and messed with...

Had the boat on the water today and messed with the diagnostic screen while trying to run the pump. It showed nothing when I started, but every time I'm on that screen, if I manually trigger the...
Forum: General / Other 09-11-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,669
Posted By 86Skier
Sitting at 95 hours on the season after today......

Sitting at 95 hours on the season after today... should easily surpass 100 if the next few weeks cooperate.

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Forum: General / Other 09-10-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,669
Posted By 86Skier
What, north... ? Ice ain't on yet... my daughter...

What, north... ? Ice ain't on yet... my daughter and I are still all in.

Mamma might just drive from here on out with a sweatshirt on, but otherwise, life's too short.

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Forum: Ballast 09-07-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,749
Posted By 86Skier
Thank you all for the input! Will definitely...

Thank you all for the input! Will definitely play with the Diag Screen as soon as I can dunk the boat and mess with turning the pump on and off (assuming doing so on land would be bad?).

Will also...
Forum: Ballast 09-06-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,749
Posted By 86Skier
It isn't that the pump doesn't run... because it...

It isn't that the pump doesn't run... because it does... it just shuts off right away. After changing the impeller a week or so ago (?) When it was doing the same, and having the issue then go away,...
Forum: Ballast 09-05-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,749
Posted By 86Skier
And it's back..... exact same issue popped up...

And it's back..... exact same issue popped up today after about 5-6 outings over the last 2-ish weeks without any issues.

Same ballast pump would turn on and run for a second, then shut off. ...
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2021, 10:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By 86Skier
So..... what boat was in the water? Cropped out...

So..... what boat was in the water? Cropped out or not there. Could add more detail to this story...

None. Old folks or family cottage gone unused?

Sea Ray, Four Whins, Bayliner, etc... cottage...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 09-02-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 16,393
Views: 5,284,149
Posted By 86Skier
One definitely has to question how well a boat...

One definitely has to question how well a boat was cared for over its lifetime when the owner is too lazy to even dust it off and wash the windshield before taking sales pics…..
Forum: Wakesurfing 09-01-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,825
Posted By 86Skier
I'd definitely help ya out if I didn't have a 5...

I'd definitely help ya out if I didn't have a 5 year old right behind her that's also getting very close to gaining the confidence to give it whirl... but for now, I'll probably hang onto it until we...
Forum: Wakesurfing 08-31-2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,825
Posted By 86Skier
Thanks. You're the second person to recommend...

Thanks. You're the second person to recommend that board to me now... might just have to give one a try.

Probably would have pushed it until spring unless she mentioned it (probably will anyway...
Forum: Wakesurfing 08-31-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,825
Posted By 86Skier
Yeah, she has a P5 Scamp and a H/L Gromcast now,...

Yeah, she has a P5 Scamp and a H/L Gromcast now, but we will definitely be looking into something faster very soon.

She only finally showed interest in giving it a shot around mid-July, so I...
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2021, 12:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,150
Posted By 86Skier
That connection should have washers on it from...

That connection should have washers on it from the factory. Odd choice of places to save pennies.....

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Forum: Wakesurfing 08-30-2021, 11:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,825
Posted By 86Skier
Thanks all for the pointers. She's lovin'...

Thanks all for the pointers. She's lovin' it....

(Spent a few hours working on 360's... told her she's gotta watch B&G's videos a few more times..... hahaha)



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Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2021, 11:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,281
Posted By 86Skier
Bingo. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk

Bingo.

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