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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...
  4. +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...
  5. 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...
  8. 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/
  9. 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!
  11. 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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    Yes. Also, it must be stable enough to handle...

    Yes. Also, it must be stable enough to handle swerves, curves, dips and bumps.

    The reason to be concerned about stability is not just vehicle size and suspension. There is a less-known failure...
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    Hi, Vanamp. Here is my take. Please consider...

    Hi, Vanamp. Here is my take.

    Please consider how your life is about to change with children on the way and with a second vehicle coming into use. How likely is it that the second vehicle will...
  17. Yes. The only place that you should be towing...

    Yes. The only place that you should be towing that trailer is directly to a repair shop.
  18. I wish that I had known what was happening back...

    I wish that I had known what was happening back when I started getting early symptoms back in 2009...

    http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?9187-Trailer-hitch-latch-adjustment

    I only...
  19. The engine problem continued until I detached the...

    The engine problem continued until I detached the FAE to drain the water.

    I sure as hell wasn't panicking. I knew exactly what I was doing. We've had a couple of situations with non-attentive...
  20. I wish that it were. Unfortunately, I did...

    I wish that it were. Unfortunately, I did encounter this failure while trying to do an emergency move to save a fallen rider from being run over by another boat. I did get pretty much in his path,...
  21. One other thing for the driver to keep in mind...

    One other thing for the driver to keep in mind with an FAE: there are no flaps. If you do an emergency stop, you could hydrolock the engine and wreck it.

    I did such a manoeuver shortly after...
  22. I have one on my boat. It does help immensely...

    I have one on my boat. It does help immensely with exhaust fumes. I personally would not surf without the FAE on a boat with no catalytic converter.

    I did not get the expected noise reduction in...
  23. Poll: Always. Clearly the risks due directly to...

    Always. Clearly the risks due directly to propeller contact are far lower with an inboard and swim platform than OB and IO boats, but it's just not worth the risk of an unintended action.
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    Thanks for posting this. This choice would have...

    Thanks for posting this. This choice would have saved me a time and expense earlier this year when an intake got clogged.
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    Check engine temperature. Going much above 180...

    Check engine temperature. Going much above 180 degrees will trip limp mode. This happened to me this year due to a clogged cooling water intake.

    I would also re-seat (unplug and plug in) every...
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