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On 3/17/2015 at 10:16 AM, Kalamazoo said:
we strapped a playground swing to the bimini/tower (not while underway of course). between the waves and the swinging motion the baby slept...well...like a baby. also kept the baby out of the sun.
@Kalamazoo - any chance you can share a pic of how you connected? Our first is on the way this year and I'd love to see how you connected to the boat.
On 1/1/2020 at 5:56 AM, ahopkinsVTX said:
Have a picture? I’ve never seen a second drain line with the oil pan drain line.
it secures to top of engine snd terminates to a fitting, similar to heat out for heater on manifold, on top of the bell housing
14 hours ago, Pnwrider said:
How often are you in and out of your garage? I have a hard time believing the tower is going to clear 88”. Even with the tow bar and racks off.
Agree... I don't see it even coming close with the G3 tower even with the modified hoop. the mounts/feet/sides over the tower stick up way too high when it is folded You might get there with the Gx since it is pretty much below the windshield when folded but even with every tweek that is going to right at the limit. Maybe load it up with lead to sag the suspension/tires as much as possible!
13 hours ago, hethj7 said:
Love it. My wife wrote on our truck order “must fit in garage” as well. The dealer laughed - I had to inform him we were serious.
I also write "must fit in garage" in my boat deals or I make them haul it over to the house before I sign.
BTW... has hard as this might be to believe you can fit a 2019 23LSV in a 24' deep garage (for storage purposes.) During the summer we keep our 2019 23LSV in our center garage bay which is about 30 feet deep, so no issues just lowering the tower and back it in there. For the winter it is a bit of a pain having it sit in the middle bay so I like to keep it in the 3rd bay which is the furthest from the door into the house... just keep it out of the way for hibernation. My 2008 fit fine with the platform off but the 2019 was a bit more of a challenge. I had to remove the platform, disconnect the surfgate actuator on one side to allow it to swing in just a bit more, then I had to slightly angle the trailer (but next time I am going to try straight back... I think that might actually work with the surfgates in their normal position) and then finally I had to unbolt the swingaway trailer tongue (the pivot hinge was sticking out just an inch too far.) A little bit of work but it allowed me to store the boat out of the way for the winter (and in the PNW the offseason is kind of long.) I'd never keep it in this bay for the summer, way too much work. But... I will say that if someone had 24.5 feet then they could likely just remove the platform and get it to fit without any other issues.
Lastly... for those who have any door height challenges the Gx is absolutely the way to go. I do need to remove my board racks (which is a little quicker on the Gx vs. the G3) and then I just lower the tower and back in. Easily clears my 8' door (and I even have an brick arch on top of the opening so my clearance on the side is only 7'4" or so. the center is the highpoint for the Gx.... the sides (due to the tower mounts) is the high point for the G3.
15% off Axis is very good. If you’re ordering a boat at peak time, the axis discount is usually closer to 8-10% off MSRP.
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