On a subject off the usual my boat/your boat, blah blah blah....
I dewinterized the SN today. After several months off, one turn of the
key and the old APEX lit right off. A little smoke from the
preservative oil and it was if she'd never seen winter.
Water temperature was 60 degrees, air was 80. Slalomed in a shorty
wetsuit, didn't even use the hot water shower or the heater, or even a
sweatshirt for that matter. Hardly saw another boat, just a few
fisherman casting into the banks, sometimes, I just LOVE Tennessee.
Got to use the new paddlewheel based PerfectPass a little bit too.
After one afternoon, not a single glitch, and in one day it has
surpassed the entire operational run-time of my last unit for the entire
year for trick mode. I am pleased, to say the least, especially as
there was a fair amount of floatsam around. Although I didn't bring
my trick ski and ski behind it, it seems to be OK just driving it around
for awhile. More on this later, after a ski ride, but I fully expect
perfection to be the rule here. It did seem to me that the sensitivity
was cranked up a little too high, and I could hear the system really
working the throttle. They are trying to hold speed within about 1/10
mph, and although that is very good, I think I'll be trading some of the
speed holding capability for a smoother pull. It's a little
disconcerting to me, hearing the engine constantly changing to even the
slightest disturbance. PerfectPass has a new setting to control the
sensitivity in trick mode, I'll be trying it out more in the coming
days. Weather is expected to be nearly the same. <grin>