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    Re: Calling All Hawaiians - We Need To Unite!

    Mr 1320

    A couple of general observations. First, you are apparently much more familiar with Hawaii than I, so excuse me for any overly general statements I might make.

    I would completely agree...
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    Re: Calling All Hawaiians - We Need To Unite!

    A quick note to Hawaiians and others re: www.pwcsafetyschool.com: you can access the on-line portion of the course for free. On the opening page, there is a list of the 27 states who accept the...
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    Re: EPA Signs Landmark Marine Engine ruling

    WAPWC
    You have that right with the Optimax and there is also a family of engines from B(u)RP that have the direct injection 2 stroke design. But I don't see those coming to the PWC market. Of...
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    Re: EPA Signs Landmark Marine Engine ruling

    A long time since the last post on this thread - 14 months. Well this is the final rule announced last week by US EPA. Essentially it adopts the California (CARB) rules for the whole country. ...
  5. Re: Santa Clara County Lakes Scheduled To Reopen In Time For Memorial Day - W/Conditions

    Thanks for the update. My network is listening for any other info. And that Santa Clara Valley Water District meeting is open to the public if anyone wants to spend an otherwise lovely Thursday at...
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    Re: RIVA Motorsports Grand Re-Opening!!!!

    Congratulations on the new facility and all your well deserved success. From the original scooter store to 40,000 square feet - a wonderful story of hard work and attention to your customers.
    ...
  7. Re: Homologation of Hydrospace 2008 at IJSBA Events

    Mo...
    The rea$on Y and K are there [yet?] i$ . . . ju$t plain bu$ine$$
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    Re: e85 ethonol

    E85 can possible evaporate rapidly through your fuel lines (depending of the type of hose your manufactured used). If you have a carburetted boat, it may be harder to start and it will need...
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    Re: e85 ethonol

    Apparently no one has much experience with E-85 in their PWC. Please post if you have.

    More updates on Minnesota's continued push to get E-20 approved by EPA for general use comes in the form of...
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    Re: 2007-08 water level forecast for Lake Mead

    Here is a seldom publicized fact about California water usage. 15% of the water usage throughout the entire state is residential, commercial, and industrial. 85% is agricultural. The implications...
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    Re: HS V-6 Runabout 90+ mph

    Just an observation here. How many folks have actually seen a Benelli 6 cyclinder motorcycle - not a picture and not at a show, but in a dealership or on the road? 20+ years in the biz and I have...
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    Re: Ocean Riding

    Great recommendations. Particularly the part about carrying a garden hose with you, just in case. And wash off all the trailer, trailer hitch, and back end of your car. The trailers are not...
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    Re: Nelscott reef tow in surf event

    Wednesday at 10:30 PST. Shawn is just fine, and currently putting her JET SKI watercraft on the trailer in Oregon in preparation to drive back to So. Cal. She says that the Santa Cruz Sentinal...
  14. Re: Is Kawi the right choice? Lookin to buy a ski and need advice

    The 12F will likely be cheaper by 10 - 15% and maybe 5 mph slower and better gas mileage. The STXR (two smoke) STX-12F and STX-15F have the same basic hull. I favor the 15F just because it is...
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    Re: Hydrospace 2008

    By the way if the stand up is around 12 grand what will the runabout cost !!??

    My guess is $20,000 US in the US and a few bucks more in the Caribbean. Australia and NZ .... ooooohhh.
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    Re: e85 ethonol

    Another update regarding E-20:

    ETHANOL: Push to expand biofuel blends is greeted by push-back
    Alex Kaplun, Greenwire reporter
    A report by biofuel promoters seeking to expand the use gasoline...
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    Re: e85 ethonol

    From the looks of the following, it appears that the Gov. of Minnesota is not going to wait until the EPA does its study. So I am sure this will have the very predictable outcome, lawsuits and...
  18. Re: San Francisco Oil Spill Volunteers Needed

    Lisa
    Heed all the warning about breathing the fumes. A person's (along with every animal soaked in that goo) lungs don't work so well when coated with that fine film of heavy distillate petroleum. ...
  19. Thread: rebuilds

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    Re: rebuilds

    OHHHH the trash talk. This should be fantastic when the bungee snaps. This is like the build up for RAW or something.
  20. Re: 2008 is moment of truth for Honda. Or I'll bail out.

    Being a single line dealer has its good and bad from a dealer perspective. Take for example a mid sized community with perhaps a SD dealer and a K dealer. If you are the Honda guy and Yamaha came...
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    Re: Will the 3D be back for '08?

    I have said this before and it seems worth repeating. While the D did not have many vocal advocates, credit still must be given to SD for trying something a little different.

    And in all the...
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    Re: 2008 Seadoos

    Palm Springs, Ca. intro? Is big water in Palm Springs the water hazard on the back 9 of a golf course? Perhaps the new SD is sooo fast that BRP doesn't want dealers to hurt themselves by running it...
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    Re: 07 seadoo models

    Any news on 08 models yet? Has the 3-D been retired or has it been upgraded to 4-D?
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    Re: EPA Signs Landmark Marine Engine ruling

    Well, say-hey Kgvickers,
    Here are your evaporative standards updates.
    I don't know the timeline but it is probably on the EPA web site that the link directs you to.

    On Friday, August 3, certain...
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    Re: Mystic VXR - almost finished!

    Who did the paint and how much $?
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    Re: RACE REPORT - GP of Holland/Portugal

    Great reporting and color commentary. I think I see your future when you retire from racing in a decade or so. Keep up the good work.
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    Re: eventfull day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I hear an all too common theme here, if you let a friend or relative ride your boat, it is best to have a chase boat available.

    NO ONE, including your spouse, cares as much about your equipment as...
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    Re: e85 ethonol

    The National Marine Mfr Association (NMMA) pushed to include ethanol amendment in energy bill.

    Marine industry lobbyists say they succeeded in their efforts to add an ethanol fuel amendment to...
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    Re: Jet mate motor conversion

    Group K is Harry and Gehrhardt Klemm
    4597 Calle Del Media
    Ft. Mojave, Az 86426

    928-763-7600

    www.groupk.com

    Great people and have as much PWC knowledge as anyone on the planet,
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    Re: 1990 650sx VS 1987 x2

    The learning curve for the X2 for me was not as difficult. Laserman has it right about slow speed, and the boat could be described as a bit of a brick in the water compared to a standup. But the...
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    Re: AWA what is it?

    Another short take, and in particular with ko2's issues.
    Sometimes an individual has to take charge. There are dozens if not hundreds of cliche's about waiting for something to happen vs. making...
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    Re: AWA what is it?

    After reading all the posts, it seems ko2 has had his share of *$#%# dumped on his head in the Commonwealth, and wants some help.
    Here is what I know about Mass. I personnally made two trips up...
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    Re: How badly have I screwed the pooch?

    The one other thing that I like to do - if your boats are garaged or in a shed or something - is to leave the seats off so that the engine compartment dries out. Its not essential but does keep...
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    Re: Should I buy these?????

    Check the local papers for prices on similar boats. Those 92's are probably worth at most $400 each. Parts for old Polaris may be a real challenge - I don't know. And a '92 SD was not the most...
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    Re: Terrible ride story of the day

    Congratulations at least for being one motivated rider.
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    Re: New Kawasaki(s)

    kliner,
    Did you test ride the 15F and the 250? If so, I would be interested in what your thinking was that steered you to the 250.
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    Re: New Kawasaki(s)

    Yeah? Well the d*** regular here in the Golden State is $3.26 - and we have oil wells AND refineries. When it comes to gas, this is the Golden Screw.

    I have a heart condition that prevents me...
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    Re: EPA Signs Landmark Marine Engine ruling

    The original discussion was about the EPA ultimately imposing regulations that will prevent the sale of carburetted 2 strokes in the U.S. and what the rules at places like Lake Mead will mean.

    So...
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    Re: Ultra LX power/performance mods???

    Much like jpack says, handling mods that will help keep the hull out of the water will help the speed or increase the range. Then STX 15F motor/intake/exhaust mods to raise the power (and fuel...
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    Re: Difference between 04 and 06 R12X

    There is some guy on this site who posted a picture of the 30 or so Wet Bikes he has in his back yard. Maybe you can find him and make him a trade for that SS XI.
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    Re: Difference between 04 and 06 R12X

    You are going to be the dealer's new best friend. He will be so glad to get out from under a 3 year old boat. And you will be getting a long deal.

    As you apparently keep your boats seemingly...
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    Re: EPA Signs Landmark Marine Engine ruling

    tshank123 writes:

    Maybe its not bad for most sitdown riders. But for us standup riders, (that includes you Jonny), there's not alot of convincing evidence that the major PWC manufacturers are...
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    Re: EPA Signs Landmark Marine Engine ruling

    Thanks,
    This will likely lead to the final end of 2 strokes in a few years, depending on the maximum emission levels allowed - a provision in the Cal. emission rules that was the end of 2 stroke...
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    Re: New Kawasaki(s)

    Some good advice and the question is: Is it worth the $1 - 2 K more?

    As you see in the more serious posts above, the 250 is a different boat. Very noticibly faster accelerating. A deeper and...
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    Re: save pounds on the sxr

    Drink about one less six pack a week and save about a pound a week as well as about $6.00/week.
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