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    You'll get the hang of it. The first time I...

    You'll get the hang of it. The first time I drove mine I thought I made a serious mistake- now I can do things with the V-drive no outboard can do. Btw good call on having the kids wear life...
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    Sounds to me like you probably wouldn't need...

    Sounds to me like you probably wouldn't need them, but if you have electric to it which it sounds like you do you could even just toss a ceremaic heater out there. Get a plastic water bottle and set...
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    Pickos was awesome- really laid back and flexible...

    Pickos was awesome- really laid back and flexible and I was able to pop in and ski a few quick sets a few mornings this week then get back to the family before they made it to the beach. The slalom...
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    Depends how bad you want it! With a direct drive...

    Depends how bad you want it! With a direct drive I would say no problem- engine is easy to access- use it, drain the block, drain the water pump, blow out the heater and transmission cooler, good to...
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    Once a year I wax the zipper and twice a year I...

    Once a year I wax the zipper and twice a year I apply the silicone latex conditioner to the seals. I'm pretty sure the silicone seal conditioner is the same silicone "latex conditioner" used for...
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    The oneil boost takes me down to frozen water. I...

    The oneil boost takes me down to frozen water. I wear under armor cold weather gear underneath. For water temps< 45 I have a neoprene hat and gloves. Most years I go from dry suit (water temp<55)...
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    Planning my new dock... Waiting for soft...

    Planning my new dock... Waiting for soft water19378
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    wish I had the ability to get away to ski...

    wish I had the ability to get away to ski paradise but with 3 young kids it's hard to leave the wife and kids behind while I fly out of the country for a week to ski... so I'll do the next best thing...
  9. My brother and I used to ski together until he...

    My brother and I used to ski together until he fractured both wrists- has pins in both. He just couldn't take the pull any more on a traditional slalom ski. When I got the satori he started skiing...
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    I would be curious to know how many outbacks SC...

    I would be curious to know how many outbacks SC sold with the goofy tower that interfered with shortline. I would bet not many. Once they did that I knew the outback was sunk. I always thought...
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    Ron takes good care of his customers. He's...

    Ron takes good care of his customers. He's always been good to me and to say he has low building overhead is an understatement. When I visit N3 boatworks I always think "no crap your boats cost so...
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    It's funny to me the discussions coming up...

    It's funny to me the discussions coming up between ease of skiing vs wake boarding. For me, getting up on a wake board might be easier than slalom, but the head bonks were 10times worse than any...
  13. You guys who haven't yet tried a free ski like...

    You guys who haven't yet tried a free ski like the Radar Satori you should give it a try. It's as easy to get up on as a wake board and its big enough you can ski at slow speeds. My wife and 67...
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    Moombadaze if you can still wakeboard you might...

    Moombadaze if you can still wakeboard you might want to try the new freeskis like the Radar Satori- low resistance getup like a wakeboard but still a lot of fun. You can ride it at much lower speeds...
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    I am still here and looking forward to some big...

    I am still here and looking forward to some big things once the ice thaws!

    Funny over on ball of spray a recurrent topic is the desire for an "entry level" slalom boat- which we used to have with...
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    I used to take rollers frequently in my OBV until...

    I used to take rollers frequently in my OBV until I learned how not to- now I never do unless I want to. My buddy has a Tige which the salesman assured him is a "dry boat" and I make it a point to...
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    Yeah I agree Acadia is fine for a few miles here...

    Yeah I agree Acadia is fine for a few miles here and there just not the best choice to load up with gear and head down I75 through TN. We had a bad experience from the beginning because of service...
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    I probably had a thousand pounds of kids luggage...

    I probably had a thousand pounds of kids luggage beer etc in the Acadia at the time- I'm sure that didn't help
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    For a while I owned a GMC Acadia and I decided to...

    For a while I owned a GMC Acadia and I decided to tow my boat to Tennessee with it. I figured it has a 5200 pound tow rating so load her up and lets go. That falls into the "what the hell was I...
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    Made it out for some nice October boating Friday...

    Made it out for some nice October boating Friday night. Water temp high 60s- still trunk weather in Indiana! We ran into another Moomba while out on the lake

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    I'm with Kane on this one. I don't track mine...

    I'm with Kane on this one. I don't track mine but my credit card does. It helps me spend money on other things too "Do I really want to download this song from iTunes... Why not I spend that much...
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    they smoke some funny stuff up near your way. ...

    they smoke some funny stuff up near your way. I'm surprised the river patrol didn't want to at least question him especially if there's commercial traffic.
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    I love my Vice but I've never skied on the...

    I love my Vice but I've never skied on the concept so I can't compare. I went from the Radar Senate to the Vice 2 years ago- the Vice is fast that's for sure plus more importantly it looks cool. ...
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    buying a boat without inspecting it is a terrible...

    buying a boat without inspecting it is a terrible idea, but that's how I bought my Nautique. I bought it from a ski junkie I met on another forum and after talking with him on the phone I was pretty...
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    I keep finding new features on the EL that I...

    I keep finding new features on the EL that I like. Plus I fall into the category of believing your tax dollars should not pay for my vehicle so I won't be buying any GM products. If only I could...
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