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About Lightningtruck

  • Birthday 03/14/1974

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    Chickahominy River, VA

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  1. Thanks everyone for the input. Sorry for my slow reply. Things of been kind of crazy here for the past few months and I don't have a lot of down time. We had a change of plans, and will just do a quick trip up to Boston without the boat this time. I'm going to file all of this away for future reference. Always fun to find new places to boat! Hope everyone is enjoying the summer so far. Thanks, Kevin
  2. Thanks guys for all the information! This is all very good, plenty to chew on. We're pretty early in planning right now, so I have no clue what we're going to do, but this certainly helps. I'm assuming we will have a big family discussion over Christmas dinner. Have a merry Christmas, y'all! Kevin
  3. Hi Y'all. Looking like there's a good chance we will be attending a wedding next summer (late July) in Boston. For that trip, I'm thinking about renting a house for a week, and maybe find a good lake within a couple hours' drive and take the boat (220 SSi). We primarily cruise and yank a tube around with our teenage boys. Anybody have a suggestion on where to go, and why? Any thoughts would be appreciated! Thanks! Kevin
  4. I pull my 6000lb 220 SSi with a 2004 F150 SuperCab 4x4 and the 5.4L 3V setup. Not overly impressed, but it gets the job done. Next tow rig will be a newer F150 with the 3.5L Ecoboost.....some year down the road. If cost were no issue, I'd have a 2011-up 6.7L diesel F250. Yeah, I'm a Ford guy.
  5. Just had 10 on my 220 SSi this past weekend. 4 adults (three small and me.....Bubba-size) plus 6 kids. Total weight 1300lbs. I did pull the tube, but didn't do any crazy stuff and took it very easy. I dropped off two adults and 4 kids, and left my family, and it felt like it was shot out of a cannon. Dumb question (and sorry to hijack the original thread), but is that filler seat available still for the 220? Thanks, Kevin
  6. Sweet, sweet ride.
  7. Dumb question, but what year is your boat and is it EFI or MPI? (Throttle body or port fuel injection)
  8. Don't know about Blue Marsh, but have you ever been to Raystown?
  9. Interesting. Hadn't ever heard that. Do you know what the rationale is behind that?
  10. $1.79 land here for 87 octane with 10% ethanol. Same land station has 93 octane non-ethanol for $2.59. Paid $2.95 for 89 non-ethanol at the local marina the other day.
  11. Are the wheels/tires balanced? I had some unbalanced tires on my trailer and on my way to Lake Norman (NC) last month, noticed in the mirror that the left front would jump up and down like a basketball between 61 and 63mph! Huge vibration. Couldn't feel it in the truck, torsion axles kept it isolated fairly decently to the one position on the trailer. That kind of vibration will kill a tire. I tried to keep it out of that speed range the entire 6 hour trip. When I got there, inspected the tire and found all kind of damage to it. Thankful it didn't croak on the trip. Replaced for the ride home.
  12. For what my family does, I agree with you! Love our 220 SSi...
  13. Sorry for the double post. Had some sort of error pop up, didn't realize it posted. Mods, can you please delete this? Thanks.
  14. Winner, winner, chicken dinner!!! Wow. Very impressive! Kevin
  15. Thanks for the suggestions! Not sure what I'll try yet, but plenty to consider. I think the boat will be pretty easy to clean, but the SeaDoo has a lot of oil sludge. I'll post up some pics when done and if I get it presentable. Kevin