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  1. good point. low hours and possible neglect =...

    good point. low hours and possible neglect = likely bad fuel. might as well avoid a headache. I get what you're staying.
  2. So, I have a 2008 XLV like yourself. I doubt any...

    So, I have a 2008 XLV like yourself. I doubt any water got in the fuel tank, as the only access would have been through the filler and vent lines that are way up at the top of the gunwales.

    As...
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    Well, I just got notification that Erickson is...

    Well, I just got notification that Erickson is shipping me a replacement set of ratcheting tie downs. I am not thrilled with their reliability, but at least they have good customer service and stand...
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    I bought the erikson straps and after about a...

    I bought the erikson straps and after about a year, they stop retracting. I've had 2 sets quit their spring-loaded retract. That reminds me to contact the manufacturer again to get my 2nd set...
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    codes sent

    codes sent
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    There are a handful of us with XLV's like yours. ...

    There are a handful of us with XLV's like yours. feel free to ask model specific questions and you'll have a lot of input.

    I replaced my carpet with hydroturf. I didn't feel like spending the...
  7. When it's time to pull your cooling impeller and...

    When it's time to pull your cooling impeller and change it, i HIGHLY recommend that you get an impeller puller. I've done it without and I mangled the old one with vice grips. It took a long time...
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    Yeah, you can accomplish a lot with a test light...

    Yeah, you can accomplish a lot with a test light and maybe a couple jumper wires.

    As mentioned, there's only 5 wires on your trailer. Turn left, turn right, running lights, reverse, ground. So...
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    I guess it is good for people to keep in mind...

    I guess it is good for people to keep in mind that while backing downhill (or uphill for that matter) that the trailer won't have any braking power. it's all the tow vehicle at that point. It's not...
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    For sure. Seablaze 3 lights are 32 watts, which...

    For sure. Seablaze 3 lights are 32 watts, which means it'd take over 5 of these to equal one of those. That's a huge difference.
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    As far as the economics... Shadowcaster SCM-4...

    As far as the economics...

    Shadowcaster SCM-4 = 17 watts which means that ~3 of these ebay LED's will be about the same power draw and arguably about the same light. $30 vs $319.

    Shadowcaster...
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    Well, I guess it depends on perspective of how...

    Well, I guess it depends on perspective of how much is "enough". On my last boat each of my transom lights was comprised of 30 SMD 5050's. And they were pretty decent once I had 6 of them. So these...
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    Love it. I feel like I'm on the cutting edge,...

    Love it. I feel like I'm on the cutting edge, pioneering mods. But I guess I'm just a guinea pig
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    Good thing I only have a $30k boat. They'll go...

    Good thing I only have a $30k boat. They'll go well with my PPI amps and my DIY angel eye and plexiglass ring LEDs.

    If we are talking about 6w cree LEDs, why does it really matter if they're...
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    They'll be on the transom below the swim...

    They'll be on the transom below the swim platform. And of course I'm gonna be putting them somewhere I'll have access to the back side of the holes I drill, so they're not going on the hull below...
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    So now I actually have to get mine done!!!

    So now I actually have to get mine done!!!
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    Yeah, how much power they consume tells a LOT. ...

    Yeah, how much power they consume tells a LOT. so about 1.5 watts. Meh. Not impressed.


    I got a handful of these that are CREE and 6w each for just over $10 each. ...
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    Well done Kane. I think that puts the issue to...

    Well done Kane. I think that puts the issue to bed FO SHO!.

    And I won't sweat the "automotive" cap and rotor on my XLV.
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    Here's corroded the "marine" cap that was on my...

    Here's corroded the "marine" cap that was on my XLV. just attached to the distrib with 2 screws. nothing to seal anything...
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    I threw a automotive cap and rotor in mine...

    I threw a automotive cap and rotor in mine because it's what I could find in a pinch. it's working fine and mine doesn't even have the brass. I just figure on mine that I'll replace it sooner. ...
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    The boat had the hot water shower.

    The boat had the hot water shower.
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    My buddy surfed with no gloves. the other guy...

    My buddy surfed with no gloves. the other guy surfed with no gloves or booties. Damn.
    http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u492/traysonh/Moomba%20XLV/0128171627_HDR_zpsmsznstev.jpg

    And a video...
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    So, I'm pretty excited that I get to contribute...

    So, I'm pretty excited that I get to contribute some BOATING pictures to the January thread!!!

    Last night I got the call and invite, so I packed up the trusty AWD Audi S6 with my snowboard and...
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    Not a bad idea. I used duct tape to hold my key...

    Not a bad idea. I used duct tape to hold my key in the 2 times I used it this summer.

    I also have the one where you just twist the lever on the reservoir cap and it locks it out also.
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    I saved the file and sent it to one of the...

    I saved the file and sent it to one of the companies that does custom vinyl lettering. they were able to use the file to make me decals for my boat in that font.

    I haven't seen anyone that has...
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