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    Also check the electrical connections. On the...

    Also check the electrical connections. On the model on my boat, they are not shielded against water, so corrosion or am intermittent short circuit could be an issue.
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    ... and a good one that's worth keeping is at...

    ... and a good one that's worth keeping is at least twice that. So? When buying a boat to enable our usual activities, choosing options like different boat models, engines, cargo covers and so...
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    A new one is 5-10% of the cost of a boat, but...

    A new one is 5-10% of the cost of a boat, but doubles the value of having the boat for towed watersports. When there's foot-high chop, wakeboarding is more exercise than fun, but you can still foil!
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    Very interesting. Is there a symptom wherein the...

    Very interesting. Is there a symptom wherein the perfectpass will hunt a lot, above the targetted speed, if you try to engage it? Mine has been doing this lately. I thought that it was from...
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    Good. He should be exposed to a variety of...

    Good. He should be exposed to a variety of conditions in order to know the difference.


    I recommend experimenting with the wakeplate some more. I've been getting better results by have the wake...
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    Though my problem ended up being a too-steep wake...

    Though my problem ended up being a too-steep wake (needed ballast in bow), I'd say that he needs to practise the Standing Tall move that you'll see at http://www.learnwake.com/ (subscription needed...
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    Ah-ha! Thanks for coming back to post the fix. ...

    Ah-ha! Thanks for coming back to post the fix. I'll take a look the next time that I'm at my boat.
  8. Usually for about an hour, 2-6 times per year. ...

    Usually for about an hour, 2-6 times per year. Typically, I'd just take it on one cottage trip and one or two trips home for cleaning. My XLV has spent most of its life at the marina.

    There was...
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    So, what was the simple problem that was fixed?

    So, what was the simple problem that was fixed?
  10. Helmets, yes, definitely. I have posted on this...

    Helmets, yes, definitely. I have posted on this several times before, but now it looks like those old posts are not searchable. So, here it is again.

    I have had many dozens, perhaps hundreds, of...
  11. I test drove a LSV and then bought an XLV after...

    I test drove a LSV and then bought an XLV after simply seeing it in the showroom. These were 2005 models, and the 2006 LSV got a bit of a deeper hull, which would be an improvement.

    Here is my...
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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...
  13. 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?
  18. 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...
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