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by jhnmdahl
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Safety
Topic: Basic safety equipment
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Re: Basic safety equipment

I think two anchors is not always obvious, but smart - there are times when you don't want your boat wagging around in the wind or current off a single anchor line.
by jhnmdahl
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Older Boats and Series (190 through 360)
Topic: Fuel discharge during filling process
Replies: 2
Views: 26

Re: Fuel discharge during filling process

Do you actually get liquid fuel out of the vent while filling? Are you sure it's gas and not water? There is often a loop in the vent line to keep water from getting into the tank - I wonder if water (or maybe even gas) is getting in the vent line and burping out as you fill the boat? You could poss...
by jhnmdahl
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Cobalt Boat General
Topic: What upgrades have you done to your boat?
Replies: 111
Views: 2026

Re: What upgrades have you done to your boat?

You're not supposed to just drive it off the dock?
by jhnmdahl
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Member Introduction and Photos
Topic: New guy from Norris Lake, TN
Replies: 9
Views: 83

Re: New guy from Norris Lake, TN

I think we got the same color combo on our 210, but the R5 is a sharper boat for sure. Nice choice!
by jhnmdahl
Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Member Introduction and Photos
Topic: New guy from KS
Replies: 5
Views: 79

Re: New guy from KS

Looks great, BClark - sharp matching trailer too!
by jhnmdahl
Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Cobalt Boat General
Topic: Prospective Cobalt Buyer - Looking for Advice
Replies: 37
Views: 407

Re: Prospective Cobalt Buyer - Looking for Advice

I bought the fender clips from the factory too, thinking that we'll have the boat for a long time and they might be handy if we slip the boat. As it is, we do use them when we dock at restaurants at the local lake, and there's some modest convenience in having the clips attach fast and having the le...
by jhnmdahl
Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Cobalt Boat General
Topic: Prospective Cobalt Buyer - Looking for Advice
Replies: 37
Views: 407

Re: Prospective Cobalt Buyer - Looking for Advice

I ordered December 31 a couple years ago, and got it the second week of April, so my guess is the timing window they gave you is accurate. Noce looking boat!
by jhnmdahl
Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Cobalt Boat General
Topic: Prospective Cobalt Buyer - Looking for Advice
Replies: 37
Views: 407

Re: Prospective Cobalt Buyer - Looking for Advice

Bigblock makes a good point - check out seedealercost.com for an idea of how much wiggle room your dealer has. It's a lot.
by jhnmdahl
Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Cobalt Boat General
Topic: Prospective Cobalt Buyer - Looking for Advice
Replies: 37
Views: 407

Re: Prospective Cobalt Buyer - Looking for Advice

I should chime in that I did spend extra for the duo prop with the V8-225, which has all the torque of the V8-300 for pulling tubes and skis and whatnot. We may not be the fastest top speed boat on the lake, but not many get on plane faster or pull better. No directly comparable option exists today,...
by jhnmdahl
Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Cobalt Boat General
Topic: Let's see your Tow rigs with your boat!
Replies: 37
Views: 827

Re: Let's see your Tow rigs with your boat!

I was thinking the Prius may be the worst tow vehicle I'd ever seen, until I remembered people doing this:

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Gotta get the racing tires and gear to the track somehow, I suppose.