Hi to everyone.
I just took delivery of a 2000 Tige' 21v Riders Edition. The boat is awesome
and the wakeboard wakes are large and have great shape. However, I have a
couple of problems/questions. Does anyone out there have any experience with
TAPS? The TAPS system on my boat worked well when I test drove the boat at
closing. Then, when I got it home, it stopped working. I pulled the boat out
of the water to get a look at the trim tab and hydraulic arms which control
it to see if there was anything obvious which was hindering the movement of
the arms or the tab itself. Nothing found there. At this point I called my
dealer. He told me that the hydraulic lines might need to be bled. I'm no
mechanic neither will I claim to be mechanically inclined. But I should be
able to bleed these lines myself, shouldn't I? The only place where I see
where I could disconnect the two hydraulic lines are right up at the pump.
Is there a simple bleeding procedure I can use to ensure that I do this
right and 1., not burn out my pump and 2., not cover myself with hydraulic
Any help is greatly appreciated...
BTW, even with the TAPS system set at 1/2 off full wakeboarding wake, the
wake is just smooth and huge. My brother says I'm getting 9-10ft out of the
water and clearing the wake on the other side by 10-15 feet!! This is unreal
seeing that I was only getting maybe 5 feet of air behind my buddy's 18 1/2'
I/O. Aside of this TAPS problem, the boat is unreal! The boat has great
power; driveability, wakes, storage, looks. this is the boat I never thought
I would own. Sorry. I don't mean to gloat.
2000 Tige' 21v Riders Edition
315HP Mercruiser 350
13x13 4-blade bronze