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first splash of the summer?
- did the fuel get stabilizer at lay-up?
- spark plug wires put in the right place upon new plugs at lay-up?
or has it run right since pulling out of the barn?
- looked at the distributor/rotor?
- all spark plug wires attached and not arcing
- consider pulling the spark plugs and turning it over to see if it's pumping water out of the cylendars (ie. hydro lock or head gasket).
Its a practice makes perfect issue. A good surfer should be able to surf ropeless behind a 20 foot DD.
On a boat your size Im sure the wake is really good, you can play around with weight but really its just a mater of riding more and figuring out how to surf. If you have never really done it befre it will take some time to figure it out. Get on the water as much as you can and figure out how to use your weight to either speed up or slow down and really use the board and wave to ride rope less for hours on end!
Hey guys. I have a '15 23 LSV and today was my first time surfing behind it. I am a total beginner...tried for first time behind a friends Malibu last summer and was immediately hooked however, my Supra wasn't up for the challenge. I'm 6'2 190 and am using a Hyperlite broadcast board (5'4" version).
I got up just fine however, I couldn't get to the point where I could let go of the rope. I used the preset 'surf left' setting which was set for 10.6 MPH and factory ballast. That said, I have twin 650 p&p bags in the rear as well however, never filled them as the kids were bugging me for their turn. Was it a speed issue, a 'need more practice finding the sweet spot' issue or a 'I'm too big and factory ballast won't do it, try again with the bags filled' issue? Only reason I didn't start with the p&p bags filled as well was that I am a beginner and wanted to work my way into it....
Thanks in advance for some guidance!
On the water today I fired up our 2002 Supra Santeria. I instantly knew something wasn't right. It had bad vibration at idle speed. It was knocking like it was low on oil. (That wasn't the case). When I tried to get going, we were cruising at about 20-25 mph. You could feel it like stuttering. We stopped and I checked to see what the problem was. In neutral I reved up the RPMs and the engine sounder really smooth. It definitely didnt have the hole shot either. After sitting for about 5 min. I went to turn it over and it wouldn't fire. Turned over just fine. Just didn't pop. I could understand vapor lock or something but why the knocking at idle speed and the powerless hole shot. Someone PLEASE hell me diagnose.
Beginner Questions - 2010 Wakesetter VLX
Thank you all for your replies!
Ok, drain plugs should be clear now, I guess I will find them now :-).
Did I understood you correct that the water for the shaft cooling / greasing is coming from the sea water pump on the engine block? So, I don't have to do anything on this as also "srab" has mentioned?
I'm just asking because the seller told me that this is something I should check before starting excessively using the boat.
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