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    Going to keep it real here . . . Im a local native to Tampa Bay gulf coast, it can be very harsh/rough riding depending on the day of the week so I'd not plan a trip on the water that would span...
  2. Read the last couple posts here: ...

    Read the last couple posts here:
    http://greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=254249&p=3023795&viewfull=1#post3023795
    ... ask these owners how they are still holding up.
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    Nope - likely NOT at all. My memory is a bit...

    So is this really the issue?[/QUOTE]

    Nope - likely NOT at all.

    My memory is a bit fuzzy ... but the 1.8L ACCT has a built-in one-way ratchet-like mechanism (aka there's a "reset" technique in...
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    How much more psi given what weight oil? Would...

    How much more psi given what weight oil? Would that really amount to THAT much more tension?? IDK. POA group 4 synthetics are the most weight-stable over temp changes - aka get way less watery at...
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    Do a bit more deeper searching on this forum ......

    Do a bit more deeper searching on this forum ... as I remember reading other past threads where folks said they had no issues updating everything but the crank.

    Side-note: Might also consider...
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    Correct, the o-rings, part #2's. Yet I really...

    Correct, the o-rings, part #2's. Yet I really can't say if a leak there would wick over to the anode area or not.

    The plastic part nearest the anode . . . are you speaking of the crank case oil...
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    Awesome !! =D> Summer 2020 ?? Hey, shoot me a...

    Awesome !! =D>

    Summer 2020 ?? Hey, shoot me a PM when your next trip is around the corner. I would have like to have gone this time (saw your other thread) but the timing wasn't right on my side....
  8. Oh, and I forgot to add in my last post-up . . ....

    Oh, and I forgot to add in my last post-up . . . "VTX" ?? Miss-type?
    So in 07, the models offered --> VX Deluxe, VX Cruiser, VX Sport, and the plain 'ol VX.

    2-stroke : 250+ hrs would be...
  9. In a nutshell, the gauges simply report the run...

    In a nutshell, the gauges simply report the run hours from the ECU/ECM. You can attached a YDS system to the ski's harness to poll the ECU data for more details via a laptop computer, but in the end,...
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    Agreed…. fuel pump runs continuously against a...

    Agreed…. fuel pump runs continuously against a constant regulated back-pressure (aka bypass valve), which establishes how hard the pump will continuously work. So I can certainly see that increasing...
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    ^^^ It's now been a couple of years since this...

    ^^^ It's now been a couple of years since this post . . . and I've done a little looking around the latest ski model parts fiche.
    I'm now seeing a part F3J-U1629-00-00 "ski tow" which looks now to...
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    Well, Tampa-native here . . . and I’d love to...

    Well, Tampa-native here . . . and I’d love to ‘bucket-list’ this as well. That said, I’m 80% sure this isn’t going to happen for me - and I’m a fairly experience rider and boater, and I know my...
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    I'd have to agree with Grumpy on all accounts, as...

    I'd have to agree with Grumpy on all accounts, as all the coupler flanges I've seen are solid ......... HOWEVER I just performed a parts fiche scan, and it appears we have a revised coupler in the...
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    Yes, many others have reported being able to...

    Yes, many others have reported being able to press the mid-shaft out & in with the coupler still attached.
    The shop manual goal is for total disassembly, and they caution that the coupler is soft,...
  15. All said ... even if fuel or vapor made it up the...

    All said ... even if fuel or vapor made it up the vent lines... still need an ignition source - that I haven't got a theory for yet.
  16. Well, the vent system is a lot more complex than...

    Well, the vent system is a lot more complex than just a tube open to air. And when things are complex, they can often be prone to failing/malfunctioning.
    In some Yamahas, there is both check-valve...
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    The market is saturated with bluetooth powered...

    The market is saturated with bluetooth powered speakers, which the vast majority don't have AM/FM radio - at least not a decent and intuitive implementation of it. So I did something very similar......
  18. The other question I'd ask is, if the ski was...

    The other question I'd ask is, if the ski was ever previously flipped/cap-sized during its last outing.

    There is a fuel tank vent outlet right behind the cluster gauges, which allows excess fuel...
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    Cool rig and happy fishing !! However, this ^^^...

    Cool rig and happy fishing !! However, this ^^^ in your post stuck out to me. Likely you already know this, so this is mainly for the fellow lurkers out there reading ...
    { assuming these are...
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    Steve - excellent work, and well thought-out !!...

    Steve - excellent work, and well thought-out !! =D>
    I've welded a few steel projects of my own, so I appreciate time effort skill and logistics that go into these DIY projects, and the end-result...
  21. If you cannot double-up the trailers as mentioned...

    If you cannot double-up the trailers as mentioned above ... here's another option - I've seen this done with large boat, so no reason it wouldn't work with a smaller craft :
    "Walk" the trailer out...
  22. :cheers2: Noted. .... and on that note, I'm...

    :cheers2: Noted.
    .... and on that note, I'm from Tampa Bay ... and every year around February, we have plenty of wenches and winches out and about during Gasparilla floatilla invasion, so it's all...
  23. Thinking out loud here ... do you think it would...

    Thinking out loud here ... do you think it would be possible to totally remove the winch post from the old trailer, next drop the tongue to the floor so that the ski and trailer is tilting bow-down....
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    Given the age, and how o-rings than old can fail...

    Given the age, and how o-rings than old can fail ... 1st thing that comes to my mind is the oil-cooler/reservoir. It is basically bolted to the back of the engine (which is technically the front of...
  25. Curious ... what was the last-known level of fuel...

    Curious ... what was the last-known level of fuel inside the tank just-prior to this incident?
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