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BTown801 last won the day on November 12 2021

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About BTown801

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  • Hometown Lake
    Utah/Deer Creek/Powell

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Boat Details

  • Make/Model
    2016 F22
  • Engine
    Raptor 400
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  1. The response I got from Boatmate: "You can change over to EOH from surge brakes, but there will need to be significant modifications required. You will need to change out all brake lines to handle the increased working pressure. There will also have to be wiring modifications and a new coupler (something similar to the pic below) as well. I'll be honest with you, we've had people convert to EOH and we've been told that the cost of changing over (usually around $2000) is not worth the results."
  2. I just had my bearings repacked with new seals by SLC Trailer. He is a mobile business comes to you. He recommended I get them done every year for the reasons stated above. I'd rather pay the money than be stuck on the side of the road. Got my trailer bunks replaced by a mobile guy at deer creek tonight as well. I sent a message to boatmate today to ask about the brake line pressure and if they know of a solid actuator replacement.
  3. $1300 installed doesn't sound that bad when the price of this kit is $1018. https://www.etrailer.com/Brake-Actuator/Hydrastar/HS381-9067.html What did your friend think of the EOH setup?
  4. Has anyone done the electric over Hydraulic swap on their boat trailer. I am considering it. I don't like surge brakes and most posts I've read on the topic say that it is 100% better.
  5. As far as I know, none of the MB's have a center drain plug. That's probably access to something on the fuel tank.
  6. The longer the boat the more consistent your wave will be. Get the biggest boat you can tow and store.
  7. My 2016 has a grease zerk on the top of the rudder under the engine. I'm sure yours is the same. So get a grease gun with marine grease.
  8. Awesome compilation of data! When my F22 comes out of storage in May I'm going to run it across the scale. I'm going to grab one of those Weigh Safe hitches that measure your tongue weight during this off season too. I'm also on the fence about swapping out my 16 Tundra for a HD truck. Current truck prices are crazy though and I'm not sure I want to do it.
  9. @rajohnson26 are the air horns for the lake lice? Sometimes I wish paintballs weren't litter...
  10. I'm leaning towards what @Tbag said that I was light on tongue weight. It's quite possible that I was light on fuel in the tank for those 2 trips and it reduced the tongue weight.
  11. @bloodiestcadaver when I rubbed those sidewalls on the curb I was only going about 1-2mph. I'm not sure how to do a toe measurement, but I'll look into it. Discount has a standard operating procedure that they inflate trailer tires to the max psi but I think that is based on bias ply trailer tires and these are radials. I think I'll pull it a little further in the spring and see if the tires break in. I've had new car tires that wander around for the first 1k miles or so. If it doesn't stop I'll swap them out. @Tbag I don't think my boat was loaded any different than the previous miles towed
  12. I have a 2016 F22 and my wave is very different with the 2 different props that I have. It's better with the higher engine RPMs prop. I also list the boat a bit to the port side to make the regular wave better. I had a fairly heavy crew down at Powell on my last trip out this year and the wave was amazing. I made everyone sit on the port side. The rub rail was basically touching the water. The wave was so good! I am considering buying an additional ballast bag to put on my floor for when I have a real light crew.
  13. I towed my boat 3k miles last summer with no sway issues. My boat has 18" moto metal wheels on it, with 255/55/R18 tires. I bought my boat used and the tire pressures were all inconsistent when I got it. I inflated them to all match the highest tire psi which was 35. I had no sway with this setup. On the last trip of the season 600 miles round trip to Powell I accidentally rubbed my sidewalls on a curb and shredded them while leaving town. I stopped by discount tire and bought some new Falken tires of the same size. Discount set the tire psi to 50. The boat swayed all the way to Powell and all
  14. According to the internet world, vertical gates (GSA) require more ballast but are more fuel efficient. If I had a 2014 I would slap it. And yes the prop does effect your wave. I have 2 similarly pitched props but the wave is much better with the prop that my RPMs are higher. The more ballast the better. In my 2016 F22 I have the 2800 sub floor, I believe they are 600's in each rear locker and I installed a 425lb bag under the seat in the bow. I want a 800ish bag to sit on the center of my floor for when I have a small crew. I prefer to list the boat and not even fill the starboard side b
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