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Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 07-06-2020, 4:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By hal2814
Inventory is almost non-existent right now....

Inventory is almost non-existent right now. Ordering may be your only option. My local Nautique dealer is currently out of boats. My local Centurion dealer has one Centurion currently for sale. Don’t...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 07-05-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By hal2814
Even a 2015/2016 boat stands a good chance at...

Even a 2015/2016 boat stands a good chance at spending time at the dealership so I’d look around for a dealership you like and then narrow down the boat. Nautique, Mastercraft, Malibu, Supra, and...
Forum: Wakesurfing 07-01-2020, 12:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,739
Posted By hal2814
Wind can absolutely affect the wave. In my...

Wind can absolutely affect the wave. In my experience anything over 10mph is going to be noticeable. Anything over 15mph is going to be a pain to work with. In higher wind situations you want the...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 06-25-2020, 3:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By hal2814
Your engine manufacturer should have published...

Your engine manufacturer should have published specs on how often to do these things. I’d follow that. Most of these are 200-500 hour things. A couple of notes:

2. Sometimes you’ll have more than...
Forum: Wakesurfing 06-22-2020, 3:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,091
Posted By hal2814
This is kind of apples and oranges. The G21 is a...

This is kind of apples and oranges. The G21 is a 21’ wake-specific boat. The XT23 is a 23’ crossover. It’s hard to beat the surf and wakeboard wakes of a G21 in a 21’ package. I came really close to...
Forum: Wakesurfing 06-22-2020, 1:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By hal2814
NSS 0 is full out. My hydro gate is the old...

NSS 0 is full out. My hydro gate is the old manual one. For that one, lower is more vertical but we only have 1,2,3. I run at 1 to 2. I’m not sure if they changed the numbering for the computer...
Forum: Wakesurfing 06-22-2020, 8:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By hal2814
Out of the box, a 230 needs more weight to be a...

Out of the box, a 230 needs more weight to be a great surf boat. I run about 2,200 in the rear (factory tanks plus 700lb piggyback bags). Up front I run a 650 under bow seat sack piggybacked on...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 06-22-2020, 8:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By hal2814
Epic doesn’t make wake boats anymore and quality...

Epic doesn’t make wake boats anymore and quality control issues were a big part of that. I don’t have personal experience but I’m also not willing to be the one who finds out. If after reading the...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 06-02-2020, 2:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,302
Posted By hal2814
Personally, I first look for how maintained the...

Personally, I first look for how maintained the interior is. In my experience people who don’t maintain vinyl and teak don’t maintain engines either. I do a thorough lake test and check fluids before...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-31-2020, 9:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,997
Posted By hal2814
What kind of boat? Are they impeller driven or...

What kind of boat? Are they impeller driven or aerator pumps? I’d feel each pump to make sure they’re running. If not, I’d get a multimeter on each pump and make sure you’re getting voltage. If...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-30-2020, 2:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,221
Posted By hal2814
If it’s not too hot for the battery, it’s...

If it’s not too hot for the battery, it’s probably not too hot for an amp. You could always measure temps in the compartment to make sure. My engine bay gets dirty over time. You may get a little...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-29-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,011
Posted By hal2814
That looks really nice.

That looks really nice.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-16-2020, 12:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,102
Posted By hal2814
It’ll be good to get some data points on Heyday....

It’ll be good to get some data points on Heyday. Definitely keep us posted.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-15-2020, 3:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,302
Posted By hal2814
Since weíre showing them off, this was in my...

Since weíre showing them off, this was in my Timehop today. Itís my former 83 being pulled by my Wrangler.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-13-2020, 5:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,302
Posted By hal2814
Those are probably two different years. 82-84 was...

Those are probably two different years. 82-84 was mostly the same but 84 had the solid side windows like on bottom while the 82-83 had the vent like in the top pic. I’ve seen the vented side windows...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-12-2020, 1:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,102
Posted By hal2814
What i did was buy a 2011 Nautique 230 for that...

What i did was buy a 2011 Nautique 230 for that money. It has a really good wakeboard wake at the speed I ride at (22.4MPH), a great surf wave, and is 23’ so it fits a lot of people. The years are...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-11-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,302
Posted By hal2814
Itís not your fault. That happened to a lot of...

Itís not your fault. That happened to a lot of forums and blogs at the time. What happened was terrible and Iím so sorry for everyone who put the time and effort into making that site what it was....
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-09-2020, 3:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,932
Posted By hal2814
Not sure about Tige specifically but there’s...

Not sure about Tige specifically but there’s usually a lip in the fiberglass seat base for the center pad to rest on. It’s not something that can really be added after the fact unless the boat was...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 05-07-2020, 2:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,981
Posted By hal2814
Wakeboarding is dying and forums are dying. A...

Wakeboarding is dying and forums are dying. A forum about wakeboarding is going to struggle. Neither thing will ever be fully dead. But they’ve both largely been replaced. It’s kind of hard to even...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 05-06-2020, 3:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,302
Posted By hal2814
There used to be a 2001-specific site but a few...

There used to be a 2001-specific site but a few years ago it was hacked and all of the information was lost. I had an 83 and it was probably my favorite wakeboard wake. I’m not talented enough to...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 04-01-2020, 6:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,039
Posted By hal2814
I currently ride a 2019 Murray 150 and love it....

I currently ride a 2019 Murray 150 and love it. My 2018 had a delamination issue but BuyWake took care of it easily in like a week under warranty. I’m 6’2” 220lbs but usually trend closer to 200lbs...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 03-31-2020, 1:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,747
Posted By hal2814
Pentagon Federal Credit Union has my current...

Pentagon Federal Credit Union has my current boat. I’m a member of 5 credit unions and they were pretty hit or miss on boat financing. Pentagon Federal was the only one I talked to that would give me...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 01-13-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,499
Posted By hal2814
I looked at the V215 a couple of years back...

I looked at the V215 a couple of years back because I heard the wakeboard wake is the truth. I really like it but passed on it, primarily because the freeboard felt very low, especially for surfing....
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 10-07-2019, 1:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,052
Posted By hal2814
I usually donít worry about hours but thatís a...

I usually donít worry about hours but thatís a bit on the high side. Iíd probably spend a little extra to have my mechanic thoroughly go over the engine before purchase. But if the inspection does...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 09-16-2019, 1:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,048
Posted By hal2814
It’s not just the screw size. The offset is...

It’s not just the screw size. The offset is different. They’ll be different widths between screw holes. You may find a combination that works but you may not.
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