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    I think it's worth having the dealer do the 20 hr...

    I think it's worth having the dealer do the 20 hr service even if you have to fork over a chunk of gas money.

    They do all the shaft / motor alignment checks after the initial break in hours...
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    Picked up a new 4'6" Doomswell Nubstep this...

    Picked up a new 4'6" Doomswell Nubstep this weekend... had a hard time rolling myself out of bed this morning because you couldn't keep me out of the water!

    Anyone else have kids that love to...
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    That southerly wind was pumping last weekend......

    That southerly wind was pumping last weekend... looks much nicer down by the dam than up on the north side!
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    Looks gorgeous... what lake are you on?

    Looks gorgeous... what lake are you on?
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    O2 Sensor Errors

    Getting some persistent O2 sensor errors popping up since de-winterizing on my 2020 Kaiyen. Would anyone know whether I'm looking at starboard or port side bank so I can swap in a replacement?
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    How large is your typical crew size? Lead...

    How large is your typical crew size?

    Lead makes a huge difference... we're up to 700 lbs in our Kaiyen and the wave keeps getting better.

    Picture from this weekend trying to burn off some...
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    Full disclosure, I work for an "energy"...

    Full disclosure, I work for an "energy" company...

    The issues driving higher consumer gas prices at the pump are multifaceted and very little is influenced by the big suit sitting in the oval...
  8. Thread: Tow Vehicle

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    Poll: The new Ford 7.3 gasser is a beast... that would...

    The new Ford 7.3 gasser is a beast... that would be my vote.

    Between the added cost, weight, and emissions complexity of the new diesels, it's not worth the hassle if you plan to keep your truck...
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    Take a small needle and pierce the bubbles. ...

    Take a small needle and pierce the bubbles.

    You can then squeeze / press the air out and get the adhesive to stick.
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    12' leaky riveted aluminum w/ 7.5 Johnson (used...

    12' leaky riveted aluminum w/ 7.5 Johnson (used to have to run @ full throttle and pull the plug to bail every hr or so)
    14' Hobie Cat Turbo
    20' Twin Vee center console w/ 150 Suzuki
    21' Moomba...
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    I feel like this list warrants further...

    I feel like this list warrants further elaboration...
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    When cross shopping before we bought our Kaiyen,...

    When cross shopping before we bought our Kaiyen, it took all of 30 seconds of my wife walking around an Axis for her to throw the "meh" face and climb back out of the boat.

    Ride quality...
  13. Thread: Mojo Build

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    Looks awesome... With Will's allegiance to...

    Looks awesome... With Will's allegiance to Kawasaki, I'm sure he's stoked you went with the green theme.

    Moomba offering chill-tec on the new Mojo was a game changer for your murdered out build....
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    Poll: Yea the SRT rides lower from the start than a...

    Yea the SRT rides lower from the start than a standard Durango. It was ~1" of additional squat when hitched up, but I didn't take out bow lead and had the back of the truck loaded with my air...
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    Poll: Last dip of the season and first chance to give...

    Last dip of the season and first chance to give the Durango towing capacity a run for it's money. I'm happy to report that tow mode bangs out quite sporty 5k shifts and she handles the weight...
  16. Still sporting the same unibody since the 2011...

    Still sporting the same unibody since the 2011 redesign...
  17. Ha... it's actually a Mercedes chassis platform. ...

    Ha... it's actually a Mercedes chassis platform. Handling characteristics of an AMG with the fit and finish definitely "Made in America."

    Towing capacity is bested only by the Expedition in the...
  18. For a rad double duty vehicle, look into the...

    For a rad double duty vehicle, look into the Durango SRT. 8,700 lb towing capacity, room for the whole family / dogs, plus a 6.4L NA V8 with very nice bilstein adjustable suspension, VF 8 spd, and...
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    Lake is a lot quieter these days now that school...

    Lake is a lot quieter these days now that school / football season started...

    https://i.imgur.com/uWm7Hkm.jpg
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    Boat ownership is a slippery slope of all these...

    Boat ownership is a slippery slope of all these things you never realized you needed... the "life upgrade" cost doesn't typically get layered on top of the boat purchase!

    To be honest, getting a...
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    Had a 110” gate at our old place and my Kaiyen...

    Had a 110” gate at our old place and my Kaiyen barely fit through with minimal clearance. You will need the precision of landing a rover on Mars trying to get through a 106”. Doable, but you won’t...
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    I used to have the same Tacoma and spent a fair...

    I used to have the same Tacoma and spent a fair bit of time towing my Kubota, which was around the same all in weight. Some sumo springs will help the squat, but you should be fine.

    Just remember...
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    Poll: These two scenarios aren't necessarily state...

    These two scenarios aren't necessarily state specific... there is a pretty wide philosophical divergence when it comes to hunting and the push to the extreme "Idaho" hunting model seems to be favored...
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    You guys anchor by the beach on the east side of...

    You guys anchor by the beach on the east side of the dam?
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    Never understood this perception of “value”… I...

    Never understood this perception of “value”… I wonder how many prospective buyers see the new MSRPs on the website and get sticker shock. May not even step foot into a dealership to unlock the secret...
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