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    Oops! Well, now that you have to replace a...

    Oops! Well, now that you have to replace a winch, you might as well get the right one, the Fulton F2 two-speed winch. You will never need to power on again. I upgraded to this model and it works...
  2. The factory FAE does not make a significant...

    The factory FAE does not make a significant change at the surface for me. The hydrofoilers notice the submarine disturbance if they ride directly behind the boat.
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    I simply use the winch to get it on. Powering on...

    I simply use the winch to get it on. Powering on wrecks the gravel ramp. It takes a couple of experiments to find the correct amount to back in, but after that it works like a charm.
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    What's the best way to get access to the bottom...

    What's the best way to get access to the bottom of the bilge area for this kind of work? When replacing my steering cable, I had to remove the hinged side door for the engine compartment and lay...
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    Vaseline and rubber don't mix. Use silicone. ...

    Vaseline and rubber don't mix. Use silicone. Glad to see that you replaced it.
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    Do you have a picture of that to share?

    Do you have a picture of that to share?
  7. The screw locations appear to have changed over...

    The screw locations appear to have changed over the years. Mine weren't in all of the same locations as someone documented for a different model year, long ago. However, you can find them yourself...
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    Please post results of found information and/or...

    Please post results of found information and/or repairs done. I have a very slow leak in my V-drive (1-2 litres per season) that I have so far addressed with highly effective oil sponges. I'd love...
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    Do you have a picture? Thanks.

    Do you have a picture? Thanks.
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    I got the bags for this, but so far have not...

    I got the bags for this, but so far have not installed them. I just use a single bag on the seat, filled using a handheld Tsunami pump. I found that the 400's are a bit too big, and pose a risk of...
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    What you are seeing here is a manufacturer of a...

    What you are seeing here is a manufacturer of a premium product trying to go downmarket. They might eventually learn how to do it (like Malibu did with Axis), but it's much easier to do what Skier's...
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    I've been paying about double what you guys do! ...

    I've been paying about double what you guys do! Here in Canada, it is difficult to find insurance for wakeboarding boats. Many companies just do not know what they are. They do a calculation for...
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    I have both wetsuit and drysuit. I no longer...

    I have both wetsuit and drysuit. I no longer bother with the wetsuit myself, but I do bring it because a friend sometimes likes to use it as a windbreak when temperatures are marginal.

    Drysuits...
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    My buddy at 6'2" ordered a drysuit for...

    My buddy at 6'2" ordered a drysuit for hydrofoiling, years ago over the phone. He asked the same question. The clerk asked him "Are you long in the torso". "Yes". "Then get the XL. Otherwise your...
  15. +1 here. I'm not even into surfing, but some of...

    +1 here. I'm not even into surfing, but some of my crew are. I got an FAE in part to cut the exhaust fumes while surfing, but it's still a pain to set up ballast. Anything that cuts that bother is...
  16. Let's hope that you made a big deal out of...

    Let's hope that you made a big deal out of Valentine's Day for her!
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    In my earlier reply, I did not bother to list...

    In my earlier reply, I did not bother to list things that are required by law in most areas. One item to single out is paddles. You should carry two (even if only one is required), and I highly...
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    I prefer slightly thinner longer dock lines. I...

    I prefer slightly thinner longer dock lines. I think that mine are 3/8"x15'. This has them thin enough to easily fit through the boat's pop-up cleats along with the 1/4" fender loops, and long...
  19. Here is another group that has made many custom...

    Here is another group that has made many custom contraptions and might be able to advise:

    http://www.skiabilityottawa.ca/
  20. You guys are spoiled with your cheap fuel! It's...

    You guys are spoiled with your cheap fuel! It's been the equivalent of around $5/gallon or more here in Canada for years. It's probably closer to $6+ at marinas.

    I have a solution to stop...
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    It's actually above freezing, and raining, in...

    It's actually above freezing, and raining, in Juneau AK right now. Yes, it's currently warmer there than Alabama. You've stolen their polar weather!
  22. Yesss.... I would much rather...

    Yesss.... <strokes beard>

    I would much rather pay a grand for this solution than buy yet more ballast that occupies storage space.
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    Sorry to hear this. Also try hydrofoiling. It...

    Sorry to hear this.

    Also try hydrofoiling. It requires one investment and keeps paying in entertainment for years. Skip the beginner equipment and go right for mid-tier skill level with CinchMax...
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    I wonder if this breaks any anti-trust laws.

    I wonder if this breaks any anti-trust laws.
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    Like the others here, I am having sympathy pains....

    Like the others here, I am having sympathy pains.

    Rant: Really? After decades of having automotive engines adapted for marine use, why don't marine engines drain themselves?
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