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  • Birthday 11/06/1961

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  1. I have the paint codes and instructions, pm me your email address and i'll forward them to you
  2. Did you contact the mfg yourself or go through the dealer? I contacted JayKay mfg myself ,arranged everything and paid them directly.
  3. No you can not add wakeboard racks to the arch. When we modified our arch they welded backing plates inside the arch for us to screw the racks on. The bolt diameter is about a 1/2" and the arch is about an inch thick at that point.
  4. We have it on the swim platform and aisle going into the boat as of now. I have the entire boat sitting in my basement ready to go in before the season starts. Problem with the carpet is that when doing a lot of watersports its always wet.
  5. You need to come east. Regular unleaded is $1.51 a gallon out here
  6. I will never argue with the fact that a f250 would do a better job, but in my situation is like wingnuts. The f150 does a good enough job for how I use it. As I stated I'm extremely alert and drive cautiously. And I agree that at any given time some idiot can pull out in front of you but I try and pay attention to my surroundings as I drive and try to look ahead for that idiot that thinks he can beat you out of the side street.
  7. With the max towing package i'm 1900lbs under stated capacity. With the max towing pkg I have a guage on the dash that monitors transmission temp and it has never gotton remotely close to redline. The reason I went with the 150 is because I only tow 4 times a year and never a great distance. As for the 3/4 ton, the first time i ever towed this rig was with a rented f250 from enterprise commercial. It was a gasser with the same exact engine and trans I have in mine. So it didn't really pull it any better. I'm also extremely cautious and maintain at least 3-4 car lengths of stopping distance and usually don't exceed 45-50 mph.
  8. I've been towing my 08 276 ssx for 6 years now with a 2010 F150 with the max towing package. It does a good job towing but as someone stated earlier, I wouldn't use it for a long haul. I'm only going about 5 miles to the ramp twice a year and to and from my dealer for service. So the farthest I travel is about 30 miles one way. It does tow it up and over a bridge without any problems but I still don't think I would take it on a long haul. The F150 only achieves the 11500 towing capacity by using a weight distributing hitch. With one I don't need any airbags or helper springs. The torsion bars keep everything on an even plane. I went with the 150 because I didn't want the 3/4 ton ride the rest of the time. I do have a custom built triple axle aluminum trailer with bunks. Weight with the trailer is 9600lbs.I also only have surge brakes on two of the axles but I have been seriously considering an electric over hydraulic actuator.
  9. You misunderstood my post. The IBR is the best thing that's came along with personal watercraft and the handling of my son's seadoo is head and shoulders above the kawasaki. I was stating that that's the only thing that's given us reliability issues. He has 180hrs and the supercharger hasn't given us any issues whatsoever. It is probably going to be rebuilt at 200 hrs per the service manual. The older seadoos with superchargers had to be rebuilt at 100 hrs.
  10. We have two in our family. My son has a 2011seadoo rxt-x260 and my son in law has a kawasaki 300. The seadoo rides drier than the kawasaki because of the hull design and the ibr is a great feature. They are both equally as fast. The kawasaki though has been more reliable with less breakdowns than the seadoo. It hasn't been a cost factor because we bought an extended warranty which paid for itself a couple times over. Bear in mind that these two guys ride them HARD constantly jumping wakes and racing each other. The seadoo has 180 hrs and the kawi has about 120. No supercharger issues for either other than a broken belt on the kawi. The main issues on the seadoo was the ibr which i believe is now in it's second generation so hopefully they got the bugs worked out. My son also has his chipped and added thru hull exhaust so he tops out at about 75 mph. Good luck with your search, don't rule out used because most people buy these things and sell them with low hrs. These two skis get used every weekend when we take the boat out. Remember the family that plays together stays together. BTW the two skis are just off the bow in my sig pic
  11. I pull my 276 with a f150 as well. I do recommend getting a weight distributing hitch though. The truck is only rated at 11300 while using a wd hitch
  12. Most of the time we have 3 labs onboard. Our 2 girls and my daughter has a 2yr old yellow female. Unfortunatly for my 9 yr old she gets beat up by the younger 2 all the time. I guess they're challenging her for dominance in the household.
  13. When did you get the second Lab CJ? We always had one until a few years ago, but seeing the way our 2 girls are unseperable we'll always have 2.
  14. Pulled ours today. My son pulled his ski on monday and we're pulling my son in laws ski tomorrow. And yes I do remember what Sandy did to your Chap Al.
  15. We just broke 400hrs last week