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    Personally I am very disappointed in SC's choice...

    Personally I am very disappointed in SC's choice to discontinue the true slalom boat. I was hoping that I would need one more Outback in my life, maybe in a few years, to be my last boat. Now it...
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    My coach is a man of few words. His only advice...

    My coach is a man of few words. His only advice on how to ski better? "Ski More!!!".
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    Last year I went to Ocean State Job Lot and...

    Last year I went to Ocean State Job Lot and bought a slightly oversized non custom cover. I then built a frame of 2x4 lumber that created a very steep pitch with the cover and just snow raked the...
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    Making my Outback easier to clean

    I absolutely HATE cleaning vinyl. I want to ski, not clean the boat. Has anyone modified their boat to reduce the amount of vinyl to clean? What did you replace?
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    There are only two kinds of boaters, those who...

    There are only two kinds of boaters, those who have broken a propeller and those who are going to.
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    You may need to check the screen on the fuel...

    You may need to check the screen on the fuel pump. My Outback had the same issue, it would run great until I had a skier on the end of the rope, then it wouldn't pull at all.
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    we started getting ethanol in CT in 2004. When I...

    we started getting ethanol in CT in 2004. When I picked up my boat in 2005 it wouldn't pull a skier. It would idle fine, however when I had someone on the end of the rope it died. It ended up being a...
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    2005 Silverado had some kind of screen or...

    2005 Silverado had some kind of screen or something preventing me from siphoning out the gas when I went to turn it in at the end of the lease. My 2002 didn't have this "feature" so when I turned it...
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    As far as I can tell, no one else on the lake...

    As far as I can tell, no one else on the lake knows that the water is good until I get my boat off the lift. It is a relatively small lake with no public launch. Typically we will go to the end of...
  10. My 04 did the same thing. It took the mechanic...

    My 04 did the same thing. It took the mechanic just about all summer to find the problem. My 04 did not have a fuel filter installed at the factory, and the fuel pump screen was getting clogged. It...
  11. Thread: gas cap

    by Schmitter
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    Since you have to dock the boat right side to...

    Since you have to dock the boat right side to dock, filling is easier at the dock. I just make sure my truck is full before I hook up the boat and drag the boat empty till the last station before the...
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    Where I am the FM transmitters suck. There are...

    Where I am the FM transmitters suck. There are literally zero clear frequencies.
  13. Thread: iPod mount

    by Schmitter
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    I use Velcro in my vehicles and that seems to...

    I use Velcro in my vehicles and that seems to work well. I can also remove the Velcro without leaving holes. Did you have any problems with the sun on the display being out in the sun? I have had...
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    Interesting concept, my lake is only 1.5 miles...

    Interesting concept, my lake is only 1.5 miles long and about 1/3 mile wide. GPS would kind of be like shooting a rabit with a nuculear warhead. I like the idea though. I wonder if anyone makes a...
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    I am looking for a clock to put in small blank on...

    I am looking for a clock to put in small blank on my dash. It would seem like a good idea to make one, but I can't find one that matches the other guages. I don't like wearing a watch and our lake...
  16. Thread: EZ Cruise?

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    I have the EZ on my 06 Outback. It does a decent...

    I have the EZ on my 06 Outback. It does a decent job of holding the speed, especially when I am being pulled by someone other than my regular driver. We tend to trade on and off a lot each driver is...
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    Dash Mounted clock

    I am looking for a clcok to fit in the blank spot where a depth finder would go. I have an 2006 Outback, and town regulations say no skiing after 7:30 in June, 8:00 in July and August, and not...
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    Replying to Topic 'Owners: Moomba vs. Mastercraft'

    It has been said here before, but there is definitly a name brand ego thing with the MCs. The question I asked myself, is am I going to ski better behind a Master Craft than a Moomba. At my level of...
  19. Thread: Cover help

    by Schmitter
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    Replying to Topic 'Cover help'

    I made a support out of 2 1/2" PVC schedule 80 pipe and fittings. I use a 90 degree to hook over the pylon, then a cuple of 4-way plus signs. I will try and get a picture of my conraption later this...
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    Replying to Topic ''03 Outback 4 years later'

    I have considered removing the cloth pannels in the rear trunk and replacing with plexiglas. It won't hold water and I can see when fueling to let me know how close to full I am. I don't really store...
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    Replying to Topic 'Looking for insider opinions'

    I purchased an '04 outback in '04. I slalom ski and so do my friends. None of us have any interest in wakeboarding. I absolutely cannot be happier in my decision. I did have several concerns coming...
  22. Thread: Thank you

    by Schmitter
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    Replying to Topic 'Thank you'

    Durring fall skiing, when it is a little on the chilly side in CT, will dock start with one ski, wearing a fleece coat under her vest, ski a lap around the lake and land in shallow water, not even...
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    Replying to Topic 'Things I've Learned.............'

    1. Don't get rid of your old truck until you actually take delivery of your NEW truck.
    2. Sometimes lazyness pays off. (See #1)
    3. The soda will suck itself out of the can if the can and down the...
  24. Thread: Fuel Gauge

    by Schmitter
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    Replying to Topic 'Fuel Gauge'

    I think I am going to cut a plexiglass window in my trunk floor so I can see the tank. The guage is really not even close to accurate. You would think they would put a couple of baffels in the tank...
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    Replying to Topic '05 Outback wont run after warm'

    Since installing the new throttle body did not fix the problem, the mechanic removed the screen from the old fuel pump, which was still kicking around at the shop. When he removed the screen it was...
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