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    Thanks for providing the opp. My coaching plans...

    Thanks for providing the opp. My coaching plans for summer are already full and still not in shape yet.
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    I have a 99 Mobius - which is basically an...

    I have a 99 Mobius - which is basically an Outback - and it has an Indmar 5.7L engine with standard rotation. If you have a PCM - maybe it is aftermarket? Wasn't Nautique using PCM for a while and...
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    I think Schmitters real point is that the average...

    I think Schmitters real point is that the average recreational wakeboarder spends most of their time setting up for heel-side-wake-to-wake, and celebrating after - if they make it. Because of all...
  4. I have been in the boat when Andy Mapple ran...

    I have been in the boat when Andy Mapple ran 22off at 15 mph on his competition ski - impressive - but it did not look like fun. The wake is huge - I mean that is slower than trick speeds. Trying...
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    I am certain I have hit the water at 50mph while...

    I am certain I have hit the water at 50mph while slalom and in 42 years have only been injured 3 times - none of which were career/season ending.

    About third time up on a wakeboard at 20 mph?...
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    Lots of progress in one day :) Something I...

    Lots of progress in one day :)
    Something I always wanted but the better half wanted water she could sail on. We have some very nice slalom communites nearby. But no-sale.
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    The value of coaching

    This may be rehashing an old thread - sorry I did not do any checking.

    But I just wanted to remind everyone how valuable coaching is. I wish someone had seriously brought that to my attention 30...
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    Actually I recently heard that slalom is making a...

    Actually I recently heard that slalom is making a comeback. All the wake-wanna-bees are finding that wakeboarding it is not as easy as the pros make it look and spending all day going wake-to-wake...
  9. Poll: Well with all the extreme subzero weather - We...

    Well with all the extreme subzero weather - We will be lucky to get in the water on Memorial day. We typically try to get in by end of April beginning of May. But I bet we have a foot more ice at...
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    So I googled this: "what are the extra straps...

    So I googled this:
    "what are the extra straps with the OZ tower for?"

    And found this:
    http://www.boatcoversdirect.com/products/details/benefits-of-the-tower-bimini-top

    If I understand it...
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    I had heard every body of water in Florida has at...

    I had heard every body of water in Florida has at least one gator in it.
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    I would say spearing your own wake is the most...

    I would say spearing your own wake is the most common - but I don't boat i busy water. I would naver take my 99 Mobius in high seas or even on a busy river - just because of the low freeboard at the...
  13. A couple years ago we were in Ambergris Cay in...

    A couple years ago we were in Ambergris Cay in Belize at Tranquility Bay. Carlos - the manager - originally moved donw there to run a waterski school, but it did not pan out. He towed his Nautique...
  14. Thread: New Tow Rig

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    I went the other way. Just bought a 201 Rav4...

    I went the other way. Just bought a 201 Rav4 Sport with a V6. Only rated for 3500. I pull my boat about 20 miles per year unless I need to bring it to the dealer. Then about another 60 miles.
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    We probably have 12 inches of ice on our lake. ...

    We probably have 12 inches of ice on our lake. West Central Wisconsin. So can only envy you. But 58 and 53 - not too much envy. As long as there is no wind - and the sun is out - I could see it. ...
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    I was thinking about going this way - but wife...

    I was thinking about going this way - but wife won out : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SU8iRYbnAb0
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    So has FEMA come out with the free big ticket ATM...

    So has FEMA come out with the free big ticket ATM cards?
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    I try to discourage our lake association from a...

    I try to discourage our lake association from a large web presence. I don't want anything drawing attention to our lake and increasing boat traffic. A FB page with all settings as Friends only is...
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    Pretty sure I will never own a V drive

    Pretty sure I will never own a V drive
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    Google knows everything: just Google this: ...

    Google knows everything:
    just Google this: "towing capacity chart"

    http://www.onlinetowingguide.com/guidelines/towing_capacities.html
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    On the lighter side - we pulled a 1998 MC Prostar...

    On the lighter side - we pulled a 1998 MC Prostar from Farmer City Illinois to St. Croix Falls WI , in August, at agressive hwy speeds - with a 6 cyl Rav4. We did not have any tranny temp monitoring...
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    There is no fault - it is natural selection. ...

    There is no fault - it is natural selection. Bottom line - not everyone can be a millionaire without taking all the money from the millionaires - but then there probably won't be any millionaires...
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    Minimum wage was never intended to be a living...

    Minimum wage was never intended to be a living wage.
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    I certainly don't have the answers. The balance...

    I certainly don't have the answers. The balance point between the humanitarian desire to not have people living in poverty vs. the desire to improve ones own condition and or meet your list of wants...
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    http://money.cnn.com/2013/08/29/pf/taxes/who-doesn...

    http://money.cnn.com/2013/08/29/pf/taxes/who-doesnt-pay-federal-income-taxes/

    So even if you took all the income from the bottom half of the eraners (not just some percentage in the form of a tax)...
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