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  1. Thread: Can't get it

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    Very, very subtle weight shifts. A small change...

    Very, very subtle weight shifts. A small change makes a big difference. Be patient. We were all used to leaning back against the rope and the process for surfing is a dramatic shift. Like they said,...
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    That's a sweet looking wave. I feel a V in my...

    That's a sweet looking wave. I feel a V in my future. Maybe I'll win the lottery, keep the DD for morning ski runs and hook up with and LSV or and OBV for surfin'. A man can dream...
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    We continue to play with the weight in our older...

    We continue to play with the weight in our older OB DD. This past Saturday evening, we had our best wave of the summer. We had 800 across the back, 650 along the surf side, 300 on the seat in front...
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    Yeah, I would have gone up to Volo, but I was...

    Yeah, I would have gone up to Volo, but I was starting out from Apple Canyon and had to go to La Crosse on business anyway, so it worked out well. Bought my first good ski (EP Comp) at Munson in Volo...
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    I ended up taking it to Skipper Buds in Madison....

    I ended up taking it to Skipper Buds in Madison. Got to say they treated me and my poor old OB well. Dropped it off right at closing on Monday, they stored it inside and it's ready to go today. Jerry...
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    Well, I ended up taking my OB to a dealer for...

    Well, I ended up taking my OB to a dealer for service on the trans as I didn't have the means to do it myself. The end result of having the wire from the blower hose wrapped up in between the coupler...
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    How long did it take you to get to the point...

    How long did it take you to get to the point where you are flying like that?
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    Here is a shot from my families entry in the...

    Here is a shot from my families entry in the Chapman Lake Flotilla on the 4th several years ago. My Dad and brother-in-law really get into it. We won several years in a row and this was one of the...
  9. Thread: Lead...?

    by Waynes345
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    Yeah, that's about what I have as well. 800...

    Yeah, that's about what I have as well. 800 across the back and 650 on the surf side. Couple people sitting on the side as well.
  10. Thread: Lead...?

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    Yeah, that is the way my OB sits with weighted...

    Yeah, that is the way my OB sits with weighted down. Sometimes the water will run along the top above the rub rail when turning.
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    Inboard Service?

    Anybody know of a dealer or shop in NW Illinois, SW Wisconsin or Eastern Iowa that'll work on an inboard? Looks like I'm going to need some help with this trans. Appreciate any input. Thanks.
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    I got all the wire out of there and it looks like...

    I got all the wire out of there and it looks like the oil seal is gone. I'm assuming (hoping?) that the loss of the fluid out the back caused it to quit spinning. I'm trying to figure out how to...
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    Does anbody know if I unbolt the driveshaft at...

    Does anbody know if I unbolt the driveshaft at the trans coupling (Outback DD), whether I can slide it back and get to the oil seal on the tranny? I've got it in my driveway and am going to see what...
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    I was having a very similar issue and after a ton...

    I was having a very similar issue and after a ton of messing around, ended up replacing the positive battery connection. The insulation had pulled slightly away and the wires were beginning to...
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    Transmission Seal?

    So last run of the day my son was pulling me surfing. They heard some clicking and the trans slipped and something smelled hot. I told them to shut it down, hopped in the boat, emptied the bags and...
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    Yeah, and it should be changed as part of the...

    Yeah, and it should be changed as part of the winterization process every fall.
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    We were dealing with the flooding on our lake...

    We were dealing with the flooding on our lake near Galena, IL (Apple Canyon Lake) when we saw that news. The dam collapsed and the small town below it was evacuated. Sounded like our situation where...
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    I predict you'll love it. I've started about 15...

    I predict you'll love it. I've started about 15 different people so far, and everyone has raved about it. Only problem with you being goofy is switching over for all the regular riders. Have fun.
  19. I got news for you, 42 is the new 21. You ain't...

    I got news for you, 42 is the new 21. You ain't old.
  20. Thread: Rain

    by Waynes345
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    The missing dock and boats. Our lift motor was...

    The missing dock and boats. Our lift motor was submerged. Road damage. Instant river and more road damage.
  21. Thread: Rain

    by Waynes345
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    Our spillway/waterfall. The remnants of a boat...

    Our spillway/waterfall. The remnants of a boat after going over the falls. A missing dock as well as 8 boats. Marina and launch under water. My kids on the docks for boat parking at the Cove...
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    Don't run out of the water without a fake-a-lake...

    Don't run out of the water without a fake-a-lake or other water source into it. If you don't have one, there are posts on here about making one out of a plunger. You should be able to search and find...
  23. Thread: Rain

    by Waynes345
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    Things are pretty bad here at ACL. Good thing my...

    Things are pretty bad here at ACL. Good thing my boat was out of the water last week as the lake came up more the 4.5' and it was to the bottom of my lift cover. 7" Thu night and another 6" last...
  24. Thread: Rain

    by Waynes345
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    Rain

    So we had 7+ inches of rain Thursday night and the lake came up a couple feet and was closed. The local marina guy told me there were more than 100 boats that had floated off lifts (always tie them...
  25. Thread: Boat lifts

    by Waynes345
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    As we are about a half mile from our slip, one of...

    As we are about a half mile from our slip, one of the side benefits to having a covered lift is having a storage net on each end to keep all our crap in. We toss tubes, bags, extras skis, floats,...
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