What a beautiful day today

What a beautiful day today

Post by Mark Leno » Sun, 26 Mar 2000 04:00:00


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>

Mark Lenox

 
 
 

What a beautiful day today

Post by Mark Kovalcso » Sun, 26 Mar 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

> 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.


Quote:
> 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.

I was in a bathing suit Thursday and Friday and so was my ski buddy. Then
again my spray leg was pretty raw on Friday. Oh well...

Quote:
>   Hardly saw another boat, just a few
> fisherman casting into the banks, sometimes, I just LOVE Tennessee.

Ditto.

Quote:
>  Weather is expected to be nearly the same.  <grin>

I still haven't seen your new boat in the water.  Very big hint!

--

Mark Kovalcson
http://www.perfectpull.com
Waterski Training Equipment

 
 
 

What a beautiful day today

Post by Marc Karstaed » Sun, 26 Mar 2000 04:00:00

Air 85f, water 75f .....  mmmm spring in south Texas.....

Skied at Lago today, it was perfect. Expecting same tomorrow

m

Quote:

> 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>

> Mark Lenox


 
 
 

What a beautiful day today

Post by Tom Rut » Sun, 26 Mar 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

>Snow skiing today, with my 3 sons on their snowboards.  We ran the Nastar ski
>race course, two of the boys got bronze medals even though they were on boards,
>I got a silver. Sunshine, steep slopes, and my boys.  That was a good day.

> I think the water here in Utah is still below 40 degrees, and although we all
>have drys and go when it's that cold, I just haven't had time to de-winterize.
>I can't wait to use the new PerfectPass wakeboard digital pro, and feel the
>engine working to keep me +/- .1 mph on the board  :-)

The hardest part around here is deciding if you should water
or snow ski first.  I *love* springtime in the Rockies!

Tom

 
 
 

What a beautiful day today

Post by Andy and Mindy Poorma » Mon, 27 Mar 2000 04:00:00

Must have had the same high pressure here in Destin, Florida.  First run in
three months, all the lifting and aerobicizing (actual word???) seems to
have paid off.

72 degrees Air
68 degrees water

Florida rules....

Andy

Quote:

> 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>

> Mark Lenox

 
 
 

What a beautiful day today

Post by KENGIBBO » Mon, 27 Mar 2000 04:00:00

Snow skiing today, with my 3 sons on their snowboards.  We ran the Nastar ski
race course, two of the boys got bronze medals even though they were on boards,
I got a silver. Sunshine, steep slopes, and my boys.  That was a good day.

 I think the water here in Utah is still below 40 degrees, and although we all
have drys and go when it's that cold, I just haven't had time to de-winterize.
I can't wait to use the new PerfectPass wakeboard digital pro, and feel the
engine working to keep me +/- .1 mph on the board  :-)

 
 
 

What a beautiful day today

Post by Kerry Lloyd » Mon, 27 Mar 2000 04:00:00

I went skiing yesterday for the first time since January 1 along with a few
other friends.  Took my drysuit and shorty just in case but the water was
reasonably confortable without either.  I'm a little sore this morning but
plan on working that out in a couple of hours with more skiing today.

Spring has Sprung and it feels GREAT!

Kerry Lloyd
http://www.aquaskier.com
Water Sports Resources


Quote:

> 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>

> Mark Lenox

 
 
 

What a beautiful day today

Post by Doug » Mon, 27 Mar 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

>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.

"Dewinterized"????  What does that mean?  Here in Orlando, we don't have to
worry about such nonsense!  ;-)  Just kidding - as a former Ohioan, I know
all about the rituals of winterizing and dewinterizing - I must say that I
DO NOT MISS IT ONE BIT!

Spring has sprung here too.  We ski year round in Orlando, the coldest the
water dropped this year on my lake was 61 degrees in mid January.  The great
thing about spring for us is that the days get longer so we can ski after
work during the week!  This morning at 8am, our water temp was 75 (according
to my PP Digital Pro), and the air temp was about the same.  However, we did
not have ideal conditions today - a slight crosswind out of the west at
about 5 mph.  The wind made my 32 off gates a little tricky this morning!

Doug

 
 
 

What a beautiful day today

Post by Tim Harpe » Tue, 28 Mar 2000 04:00:00

We had a fun time on Saturday. Water was 42, air was 63 for a total of 105.
I got sweaty inside the drysuit because I didn't want to quit.

Boise, ID isn't as warm as other places, but you have to work with what ya
got, right?

 
 
 

What a beautiful day today

Post by Tom Rut » Tue, 28 Mar 2000 04:00:00

Quote:


>> Air 85f, water 75f .....  mmmm spring in south Texas.....

>aw shaddup. Here's my lake:

>   http://www.winnipesaukee.com/weirscam/index.shtml

Here's mine...

http://www.wit.bc.ca/web_cam.htm

Post your lake cam site please.

Tom

 
 
 

What a beautiful day today

Post by Bill » Tue, 28 Mar 2000 04:00:00

Here is our lake.... http://www.lksamm.com

--

http://airjunky.com


Quote:


> >> Air 85f, water 75f .....  mmmm spring in south Texas.....

> >aw shaddup. Here's my lake:

> >   http://www.winnipesaukee.com/weirscam/index.shtml

> Here's mine...

> http://www.wit.bc.ca/web_cam.htm

> Post your lake cam site please.

> Tom

 
 
 

What a beautiful day today

Post by Greg Jand » Tue, 28 Mar 2000 04:00:00

http://seenski.com/system6/system6.htm

Discovery Bay, California

-Greg.

 
 
 

What a beautiful day today

Post by Brad » Tue, 28 Mar 2000 04:00:00

BRRRRRRR!
Went out this weekend to Lake Ray Roberts. Air temp 80f, water 58f, a little
breezy though. My first ride on a KD7000. It was OK but I still don't like
the horizontal fin.

Brad

Quote:

> > Air 85f, water 75f .....  mmmm spring in south Texas.....

> aw shaddup. Here's my lake:

>    http://www.winnipesaukee.com/weirscam/index.shtml

> :(

> tim