Evening of the Stars NOV 23rd!

BOB SOVEN will be attending the Seattle Water Sports, “Evening of the Stars” this Nov 23rd. Liquid Force team rider Bob will be introducing his new line of LF wakeboards and boots, signing posters, and taking pictures with the audience during the event. Make sure to stop in and snap a pic with Bob Soven and his Long, Curly, Red mane!

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The History Of Chris-Craft’s and Why We Carry Them!

Check out and learn, the History of the Classic Christ-Craft boats and why they are such a luxury to own and drive! For more information on the Chris-Craft boats we carry, call us at 425.481.2754!mark christ-crafts

 

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English: Hacker-Craft’s current Gentleman’s Racer, Runabout and Sport models at speed on Lake George (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Seattle Boat Show

 

Seattle Boat Show

Seattle Boat Show

 

MAKE SURE NOT TO MISS THE DEBUT OF THE CENTURION CARBON PRO & CHRIS-CRAFT BOATS!

 

For more details on the event check out Seattle Boat Shows click here.

 

FOR SPECIAL PRE-BOAT SHOW INCENTIVES CALL TED, DAN, MARK, OR GUY AT 425.481.2754

 

 

 

 

SEATTLE BOAT SHOW 2013

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Come and hang out with professional wakeboarder Scott Stewart at the Seattle Boat Show this January 25th- February 3rd. He will be at Seattle Water Sports booth signing autographs and showcasing Hyperlite’s 2013 gear. For Seattle Boat Show hours and information please visit their site.

Scott Stewart back in Cali from Hyperlite Wakeboards on Vimeo.

The Tigé Convex VX reshapes the sport of wakesurfing.

Check out what Tigé has done to recreate and enhance the wakesurfing experience!

Extending Your Wave
The Convex VX is a fiberglass extension that extends the legendary Convex V hull. The patented extension flows seamlessly with the style of your boat, as it connects to the swim platform and is easily removable when necessary.

The Power in Propulsion
The center tunnel of the Convex VX effectively channels water from the propulsion system downward under and into the wave. Utilizing the power generated by the prop to increase the size, volume, and density of the Convex VX surf wave.

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Less Just Became More
If you have a 20-foot boat but need the power of a 22-foot boats surf wave to land your fresh new trick, all you need is the Convex VX. Our device flaunts push, length and smoothness that requires less work on you and more focus on the fun– We improved so you can improve!

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Your Wave. Your Way.
The adjustability is endless as the Convex VX works hand in hand with TAPS2 technology and the Convex V hull. The combination gives you complete control and capability to dial in your perfect surf wave on either side of the boat at any time.

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Dimensional by Design
There is no need to detach the Convex VX when you are ready to rock the wakeboard as there is no effect. Once on plane, you’ll still get the great monster wakeboard wake the Convex V is notorious for.

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Room to Recover
A primary benefit of the Convex VX is the ability to recover. With the amount of power, push, and the extended length of the wave generated by the Convex VX, you are now able to recover and regain your push further back in the wave than ever before.

 

Santa Clause Wakeboarding and The Grinch Wake skating: James Harrington and Steve Dyer Holiday Sesh!

Santa Clause Wakeboarding and The Grinch Wake skating: James Harrington and Steve Dyer Holiday Sesh!

Check out James Harrington the Grinch, disguised as the Santa wake skating and Steve Dyer as Santa clause wakeboarding! Holiday Fun! Post some of you holiday spirit to this post!

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Vacation Tips And Necessities When Towing A Boat

Boating Vacation Precautions, When Towing a Boat

The forgotten until it breaks: boating necessity

Author: Streetwise Tech Talk


OK, Here’s the scenario, it’s as Eric Clapton says, After Midnight, you’re on I-90, just outside of nowhere,  when, boom, flat tire on the boat trailer. No problem, you bought the optional spare tire kit with the trailer. Now here’s what follows, do you have a lug wrench sized for the trailers tire lugs? If not, does the one for your tow vehicle fit? Maybe, maybe not. How about your jack. It fits your Tahoe fine, but will it fit under your boat trailer? These and many other questions had better be answered before the above situation occurs. After making sure your jack and lug wrench are correct, let’s put two or three short pieces of two by fours in your tow vehicle. These can be used for blocking the tires or getting more height for your jack. There are many other uses you may find for them in different situations.

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UH OH!

Next how about a light: Flashlights are great; however they require a second person. I really like LED headlamps as these only require one person and are ALWAYS aimed where YOU want the light. I also like to put on a yellow fluorescent t-shirt over my jacket. Other people do not seem to take proper precaution when driving by a flat tire victim. And let’s not forget flares or reflector triangles.

OK, now for the non-emergency trailer requirements. Check your brake fluid at least twice a season. Some wheel bearings have grease zerks, if so, grease as needed. Some bearings are oil cooled; check the level in the sight glass occasionally. I here over and over again, but I only put 500 miles on my trailer a year, I’m sure it’s fine. WRONG. Sitting for long periods of time is hard on equipment. A tire can have lots of tread life left, but signs of sidewall cracking are present. Tire gauges are cheap. Keep one in your glove box, and please use it several times a season. Boat trailers are meant to be submersed in water, however remember, this is a harsh environment. Check your lights on a regular basis as this is very important safety wise. Also, please remember, it takes you longer to stop when towing a boat, even with the trailer brakes, so allow more room in front of you.

Pit Stop Check Routine

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On long trips, I stop at every other rest stop and to stretch my legs, I walk around the rig and go thru a visual check. Heres my routine. With the lights on, I first look at the rear tire on my tow rig, then to the trailer hitch, cables and wiring look good? Winch strap tight? Cover looks good? Nothing flapping? Next tires, fine. Rear straps tight and in place? Good. Now the same on the other side Lights? Now up to the rear tire on the tow rig. Headlights? Good, Now finish with the driver’s side front tire on the tow vehicle and I’m ready to go another 100 miles or so with the peace of mind knowing I’ve done my part to ensure a safe and problem free trip.

Recommended Emergency Kit When Towing A Boat!

 Emergency Prevention Check List

Check us out at seattlewatersports.com and stay tune for our nest post!

2013 Carbon Pro Centurion Review from the “Voice of the Water”

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This Fall Seattle Water Sports just picked up a new waterski boat, 2013 20′ 1″ Centurion Carbon Pro Direct-drive! The Carbon Pro is designed to provide and seek out the ultimate waterski experience, with the pearl white and a shiny black stripe paint job making it visible from a far distance when you find flat water and clear skies! The Carbon pro has been tested and reviewed by the worlds best tournament drivers making sure that every feature was up to professional standards for the 3 event skiers and avid water-skiers.

The lightweight boat and low impact hull creates a soft flat wake, giving the skier the best possible ski experience. It features a gun sight viewing for drivers, to keep the driver on a straight path through the course or while driving a free skier. While you’re in between sets, relax and observe by flipping the seat heating switch; creating a warm and comfortable passenger viewing experience.

That why we’re carrying the Carbon Pro, not only to sell a high performance boat to our customers so they can experience the best, but for us to use as well! We also want to provide an ultimate experience during our water ski instructing services, with giving professional coaching behind one of the best boats in the industry!

Come in and check out the boat at Seattle Water Sports Located at:

6820 N.E. 175th Kenmore, WA 98020 and/or call 425.402.5648 to schedule a test drive appointment to see and feel what were talking about!

-Available to test drive Mon- Sat 10-6, Sun 12-5pm

-Available for lessons or towing the start of April 2013
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Tribute to Herb O’Brien from Seattle Water Sports

Title: In Memory of Herb O’Brien

Department: Pro Shop

Category: Industry

Subject: RIP Herb O’Brien

Herb O'Brien

Herb O’Brien

RIP Herb O’brien (1944-2012) an unforgettable legend in the Water Sport industry! At Seattle Water Sports Mark Lord (owner of SWS) developed a relationship with the legend, by always carrying his products and brands he continued to innovate, to lending boats to Radar Lake to demo! Through these relationships, Herb always returned the favor with products, to allowing Mark to use the lake to instruct and ski.

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Radar Lake

With all the support Herb made to Seattle Water Sports we want to return the offer to him and his family, by giving him a Adirondack O’Brien Slalom Ski Chair with a tribute plaque on it, as well as have our in store artist Sarah Nack paint a tribute painting on a wakeboard of Radar Lake!

Adirondack O’Brien Slalom Ski Chair

Adirondack O’Brien Slalom Ski Chair

Thanks Herb, we’ll continue to always support the lake and the companies you have developed! RIP HERB O”BRIEN

Coupon sale

Save 50%

couponThanks for Liking us on Face Book! We are offering a 50% discount of any soft good when you buy one soft good at retail price, at Seattle WaterSports! Please continue to follow us on Face Book, to see all the great deals we offer and fun events we host!

Promo details: soft goods are rash guards, wetsuits, gloves, sweat shirts, t-shirts, hats, shorts, board shorts, sandals. Coupon has to be used before expiration date! In stock soft goods only, and can not be combined with any other promotions at SWS!

Offer expires on: January 15th 2013