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Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 02-26-2015, 9:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,846
Posted By Bakes
The samson blade has looked pretty decent on some...

The samson blade has looked pretty decent on some of the 'classic' boats.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 02-12-2015, 5:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,114
Posted By Bakes
When you look at $16k boats, make sure you have...

When you look at $16k boats, make sure you have a good tower, perfect pass and a nice prop. If you can find a well maintained vdrive in the 16-18k range with those 3 items you should be good.

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Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 02-09-2015, 4:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,541
Posted By Bakes
Grand lake was like that all day for us for...

Grand lake was like that all day for us for pretty much 5 straight days last August. I have not tried it on a weekend though and would even think about being on it on Saturday or Sunday. We have...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 02-08-2015, 4:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,541
Posted By Bakes
Generally...if you want good water you have to go...

Generally...if you want good water you have to go private, up in the mountains or else be out there before or after everyone else is on the water (*early spring, late fall). If you are coming from...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 02-01-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,787
Posted By Bakes
I think my 10 year would have taken better care...

I think my 10 year would have taken better care of that boat...even if he was the one trailering, launching and docking it. Looks like it was just left in a slip all summer long without a cover. ...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 01-27-2015, 4:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,938
Posted By Bakes
Also....I would avoid a hard board unless you...

Also....I would avoid a hard board unless you live by the ocean or a nice deep river (ie the hood river). The hard ones will ding up, ding your boat up and are a pain in the butt to transfer. ...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 01-27-2015, 4:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,938
Posted By Bakes
Get 6 inch thick one. 4 inch ones are OK for...

Get 6 inch thick one. 4 inch ones are OK for kids and lighter people but is is nice to have the versatility. I would stay away from the ones that are in the $400-500 range (unless they are 40% off...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 01-21-2015, 6:27 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,845
Posted By Bakes
While it is nice to share....I prefer nobody else...

While it is nice to share....I prefer nobody else out there. And there are plenty of douche bag wakeboarders. Wake, ski, surf, tube, power turn...whatever. Still messes up the water.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 01-21-2015, 5:16 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,845
Posted By Bakes
Frankly I love $125k+ wake boats. Worst thing...

Frankly I love $125k+ wake boats. Worst thing in the world would be an "affordable" $50k boat. That would lead to a glut of cheap used boats on the market and even more competition for limited...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 12-21-2014, 8:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,822
Posted By Bakes
I used one designed for a t-top. Worked...

I used one designed for a t-top. Worked perfectly for 2 yrs of Louisiana. You will pay about $350-$400 or so for a decent one. Don't have a pic of it but the T-top covers is the place to start...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 10-26-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,585
Posted By Bakes
Grand lake and Lake Granby. They are actually a...

Grand lake and Lake Granby. They are actually a is a bit less than 8,400 feet but still way up there compared to Tacoma and Louisiana where we had been boating for the 5 prior summers. I had to...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 10-25-2014, 9:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,140
Posted By Bakes
We keep a wide slalom for guests. Connelly...

We keep a wide slalom for guests. Connelly pilot. If you have access to a barefoot boom they are great for getting a feel. Very few people I cannot get up in short order progressing from the boom,...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 10-25-2014, 8:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,585
Posted By Bakes
A we went out today in Colorado. Nice 78 degree...

A we went out today in Colorado. Nice 78 degree air with bitter cold water. My wife used our very nice wetsuit and had a great first set. I used my kokatat drysuit. A couple hours later I was...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 08-10-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,483
Posted By Bakes
Ok for Lousiana.....not so much for Colorado

Ok for Lousiana.....not so much for Colorado
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 07-03-2014, 9:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,451
Posted By Bakes
Just switch to the hydrofoil. Way better than...

Just switch to the hydrofoil. Way better than surfing.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 07-03-2014, 8:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,172
Posted By Bakes
Tis 60 kilometers per hour....I doubt the French...

Tis 60 kilometers per hour....I doubt the French use miles per hour.
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 06-11-2014, 7:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,428
Posted By Bakes
You may have a bad water pump. Not the pump at...

You may have a bad water pump. Not the pump at the bottom of the engine, rather the water pump kind of at the top of the engine. Who knew these things had 2 pumps. It is driven by the serpentine...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 05-21-2014, 9:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,303
Posted By Bakes
That's the point....just like everybody else in...

That's the point....just like everybody else in the country. Seriously, most over-crowded lakes I have ever been on. As much as I hated living in Louisiana, the endless all day flat water was to...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 04-27-2014, 9:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,224
Posted By Bakes
And he used the windshield as a grab bar....very...

And he used the windshield as a grab bar....very poor form.
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 03-07-2014, 1:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,418
Posted By Bakes
If you are up for a little travel (2-4 hr...

If you are up for a little travel (2-4 hr depending), lousiana has endless butter. May sound like a lot of driving but I would rather drive 5 hours for good water than 10 minutes for a crowded,...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 03-05-2014, 6:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,720
Posted By Bakes
We never have any probs with death from carbon...

We never have any probs with death from carbon monoxide with my brothers LSV and it has the same motor.
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 03-04-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,743
Posted By Bakes
There is a reason wakeboarders peak earlier on in...

There is a reason wakeboarders peak earlier on in life. Usual path is some sort of injury resulting in imperfect biomechanics. Now add 10-15 years of hard use that a wake athlete will put on...
Forum: Find A Third/Be A Third 02-26-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,882
Posted By Bakes
There are a few dudes that put in at the oxbow in...

There are a few dudes that put in at the oxbow in Boyce on e Red River. Seems like there is a red x-star and an epic that frequent the area on the weekends. Otherwise, it is just a paradise of...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 02-26-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,925
Posted By Bakes
This is kinda what it looked like. Towable cover...

This is kinda what it looked like. Towable cover underneath. EZ on, EZ off. No mold problems in Louisiana for 2 years. A bit spendy at $450 but well worth it.
...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 02-24-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,925
Posted By Bakes
For 2 years I used my towable cover with the...

For 2 years I used my towable cover with the tower up and then put a cover designed for a T top center console boat over everything. The over cover did get a little bit of what appeared to be...
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