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Off Topic / Forum Registrations & Issues
« Last post by RonT on March 21, 2020, 02:11:59 PM »
3/21/20 I hope everyone is doing well as we deal with the Virus Covid 19, in the meantime I have been struggling with a virus/issue of the internet type on our forum. We have added re-captcha (security program) and other security block that required a new applicant to answer various questions, do simple math, etc. to separate the real users vs the bots that have been trying to enter our site. Apparently they have figured out how to bypass all the security measures and have gained entry into our world. We have weeded them out (we were averaging 1 every 5 min.) and I have turned off the user application system. NOW anyone interested in joining our forum will need to send me an email requesting  entry.
Stay safe, and if self-quarantined I suggest prepping the boat, if you are now home schooling and you need disciplinary ideas wax-on, wax-off always works.
General American Skier Discussions / Re: Skylon Pole Help!!!!
« Last post by rickturl on March 03, 2020, 05:24:15 PM »
And never pull skiers with a Skylon - too much side load. I think itís OK for a wakeboard tho...
General American Skier Discussions / Re: Skylon Pole Help!!!!
« Last post by backfoot100 on March 03, 2020, 01:48:47 PM »
Yes it is and I agree that you should never pull tubes with it. They were never designed for that.
the marine carbs have spring compensated floats to deal with life on the wavement not the pavement
General American Skier Discussions / Re: Skylon Pole Help!!!!
« Last post by our88advance on February 29, 2020, 08:20:08 PM »
im behind here so be patient.we are doing a lot of work on our boat that includes removing a wake tower that was there when we bought it.this skylon sounds like what we are considering for tube pulling but most don't recommend using for this the extension pole that slips over the ski pole forward of the engine?
Hey folks, been out of an AMSkier since I sold my '81 a number of years ago. Currently considering the purchase of another early 80's Skier 18. Boat has had quite a bit of work done to it the last few years. Had the foam removed, boat aired out, some epoxy coating on some of the stringers, etc.

Seller indicated some softness in the core material on the secondaries but indicated the mains are good. Engine cradle bolts all tight, etc...Seller also indicated some blistering on the hull, below waterline.

Did these old skiers have the same stringer issues as the other manufactures of this time period? I know the skiers we're built a bit better, and they were ahead of their time in manufacturing, but once rot starts...well....and it is a nearly 40 year old boat...

Hoping to get up to see it in the next couple weeks.

Thanks for you input.

Inboard Ski Boats For Sale / WTB: American Skier - Open Bow
« Last post by ultrarunner on February 13, 2020, 07:37:06 AM »
I'm looking for an open bow American Skier. Thanks, Mark
General American Skier Discussions / Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!
« Last post by kahunadon72 on January 07, 2020, 03:41:14 PM »
Happy New Year to Ron & everyone here.  Good to hear you are keeping the reds at bay, Ron  ;).  I don't post much, but sure reference the valuable info here on a regular basis - especially in the spring and fall (and am reminded of all the other stuff I still need to do).
Make it a great 2020!
General American Skier Discussions / Re: ignition coil issue
« Last post by our88advance on January 02, 2020, 07:13:58 PM »
it has been converted to electronic ignition. and the coil is an accell brand cousin suggested that I move the coil away from the cylinder head at least a few inches but I haven't done that yet as we are past the prime season and i'm in the process of new vinyl while its stored for the winter.
General American Skier Discussions / Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!
« Last post by RonT on December 28, 2019, 10:37:13 AM »
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to Our Ski Boat Family!! 

We are not sure how long we can keep this forum going, this is an old software program that seems to be susceptible to spammers. I just cleared off 330 new member requests that have accumulated in 4 days, every one of them are spammers trying to get into our data base, most from Russia. But until they completely hack the site I will keep it open.

Ron T 
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