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Putting Hours on this old worn out boat

skiepskiep Posts: 346 Crazy Baller
edited April 2013 in Boat Talk
Just kidding. Jody Seal was kind enough to bring the 2013 Nautique that will be pulling the Masters this year.
Me driving, Kelley Breeden and my Grandson CJ Albritton ripping it up!!
And yes, I did say Grandson.
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  • JeffSwainJeffSwain Posts: 15 Baller
    Grand Dad does pretty well behind his 2006 too:
  • jdarwinjdarwin Posts: 1,381 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Keith - just cut the check and have it delivered back to your site after Memorial Day weekend.
    Joe Darwin
    MattP
  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 2,498 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I see Jody has another awesome color combo. His Clementine signature edition is still one of my all time favorites.
    Scott Calderwood
  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 3,244 Mega Baller
    This boat is as good as it gets... I am impressed at it's performance and how easy it got up to speed and settled in out in front of the 55's on Keith's lake.
    6 liter (409 hp), 668 ACME.

    Keith, Thanks for letting us "test and tune" on Sat. It was a very good day! and Fun.

    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.


  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,211
    edited April 2013
    The Progressive Package is growing on me. Our '13 promo showed up last week. Blue/Metallic Black Progressive. Looks really good on the water. But I have to be honest, that new throttle sucks! There's going to be a few docks, other boats, or people get hit because of that design. And it's not just the 200s. The wakeboard boats got it too. I'd hate to be driving a G25 around all the time with that throttle.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • ctsmithctsmith Posts: 281 Baller
    edited April 2013
    Awesome boat, awesome lake, and good people!

  • MattPMattP Posts: 6,250 Mega Baller
    @ShaneH what was changed with the throttle?
  • skibugskibug Posts: 2,111
    Ditto on the throttle...it not only SUCKS!!! IT STUCKS!!!!!
    Bob Grizzi
  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,211
    edited April 2013
    @MattP It's a completely different unit. Shorter throw, which I like. But WAYYYYYYY tight. And where you think it's actually dropped past the detent and into neutral or reverse, it's not. I damn near ran it into our dock because I couldn't get it into reverse after pulling it off the trailer for the first time. I am FAR from an inexperienced driver(and a Regular AWSA rated slalom driver too) so this concerns me greatly.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • Razorskier1Razorskier1 Posts: 3,425 Mega Baller
    Keith -- that is one sweet looking lake you got there!
    Jim Ross
  • WishWish Posts: 8,241 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Best lookn 2013 I have seen is @dave2ball (post a pic). But the blue is nice.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • thagerthager Posts: 5,189 Mega Baller
    Why doesn't CC make the side bling in optional colors? That would really pop with a little yellow in it!!
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • HortonHorton Posts: 30,432 Administrator
    @skiep
    that is a good looking tug you got there.

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  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 3,244 Mega Baller
    edited April 2013
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    It is a great driving machine. though I still prefer the red Ferrari !

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    And from the looks of it these guy's like it too!
    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.


  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 2,498 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @ShaneH 's boat may be my new favorite, WOW! Dave K's promo is incredible looking too. Love the interior scheme...

    http://www.ski-it-again.com/php/skiitagain.php?topic=Search&category=Promo_Boat&postid=22924
    Scott Calderwood
  • E_TE_T Posts: 625 extraterrestrial trouble maker
    edited April 2013
    @shaneh that looks like it going to get a little hot!
    E.T. phone home!
    I like reese's pieces

    "Leave nothing on the dock"~AM
  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,211
    We've had black boats before and heat has not been an issue. FWIW, that boat was pre-sold and the prospective buyer picked the color scheme. I didn't like it on paper, but it looks pretty damn sweet in person. The black metal flake is bada$$.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • Nick SullivanNick Sullivan Posts: 676 Baller
    FYI, Nautique has a fix coming for all boats with the new throttle. The Tab where the transmission cable attaches to the tranny is just a tad too short and binds the cable up. Do your own check and disconnect the throttle from the transmission. Cycle the throttle. It should be smooth. Also, if you feel there is too much resistance to the throtte with the cable disconnected from the tranny let me know and I can email you some steps on changing the Friction setting on the throttle.

  • Nick SullivanNick Sullivan Posts: 676 Baller
    Black Metal Flake is awesome!
  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 2,498 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited April 2013
    @Sully, for some reason I thought you bought an open bow? That CB looks wicked...dang I would love to buy that from you. I'm just too po' this year:(
    Scott Calderwood
  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,211
    @Sully we've already changed the friction setting on the throttle, so we'll wait for them to send out the fix for the trans end.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • Razorskier1Razorskier1 Posts: 3,425 Mega Baller
    As an aside, it has looked to me in recent photos like CP has put on some size again. Seems like he was big when he was younger, then cut his weight down for a while. He looks pretty muscular again here. Maybe I don't need to lose weight after all ;-)
    Jim Ross
  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 3,244 Mega Baller
    That photo was taken six months ago! Both Athletes are leaner and stronger since this photo!
    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.


  • Nick SullivanNick Sullivan Posts: 676 Baller
    Strapless Bimini with Rain Shield
    6balls
  • Nick SullivanNick Sullivan Posts: 676 Baller
    Oops, that was the wrong picture.
    6ballsBulldog
  • Ed_JohnsonEd_Johnson Posts: 2,262
    WOW, Love that Bimini, where did you get that and what does it cost ??? THX
    Special Thanks to Performance Ski and Surf and the Denali Adam's !!!
    MattP
  • Nick SullivanNick Sullivan Posts: 676 Baller
    @Ed_Johnson There is a local guy here in Portland that builds and installs this bimini. Its not cheap but its the best I have ever seen. I'm not sure if he would build one and ship it to you or not. He spent about two days putting it on and getting the rain shield made. If your interested in contacting him let me know.
    Ed_Johnson
  • Razorskier1Razorskier1 Posts: 3,425 Mega Baller
    That bimini is sweet! I'd like one like that for my MC 197.
    Jim Ross
  • BulldogBulldog Posts: 1,035 Crazy Baller
    That is the nicest looking bimini I have ever seen.
    Mike Loeffler - "Someone somewhere is having a real problem today...My bad skiing is NOT one of them"
    Nick Sullivan
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