Saturday, September 30, 2017

How to purchase a Dyna-Ski Boat plus Standard Equipment & Options Links

 The design of blogs do not allow a person to easily go thru them so here are links to how to purchase and equip your new Dyna-Ski Boat which I am getting lots of interest in right now.

http://www.dynaskiboats.com/2017/05/how-to-purchase-dyna-ski-boat-revised.html


http://www.dynaskiboats.com/2017/05/dyna-ski-standard-equipment-options.html

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Face Book and Social Media

I don't really use Facebook.  I have Face Book.  Sorry but since I don't use Face Book I don't friend anyone, even my wife.  I really don't have the time for social media other than the Dyna-Ski website, this blog, emails and phone calls (remember those?).  I also work in the Television Sports business.

Dyna-Ski is on Face Book.  My high school aged son John runs the Dyna-Ski Face Book. 

A water ski friend Jim has set up another Face Book. It is Dyna-Ski Enthusiasts.

Dyna-Ski has a UTube channel and son John Pfankuch has a UTube channel.  John takes care of the UTube stuff.

So there you have it.  Enjoy the new Face Book presence and don't forget about the others. Join them all even if you don't own a Dyna-Ski Boat.

Orders for Dyna-Ski Boats continue to come in along with orders for Recon Fishing Boats.  Please do not contact Recon Boats directly if you are interested in Dyna-Ski.  Boat Builder John does not have enough time either and requests for Dyna-Ski overload him more than he is already.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Dyna-Ski Open Bow Videos

We now have a video for 20' Open Bow Boats:  


Along with a video for the 17.6 Open Bow Dyna-Ski Boats:


Enjoy the new and old videos.

For more information:

info@dyna-ski.com
 Phone 715-854-7501

Sunday, August 20, 2017

20' Open Bow seat of the pants use.

We shot a new Dyna-Ski video the other day.  My water ski friends Micki and Jon brought their 20' Open Bow with an Evinrude 200 HO over for the day along with their kids and a few extras.  My 16 year old son was also a big part of the whole production.  I had made a list of the shots I wanted for the new video.  My day job is in the television business.  I edited video for about 30 years.  Now I work on live sporting events to pay the bills. But that is another long story. Yes I am "old".  My then 15 year old son did the 17.6 video that has been online for about a year with very little input from dad.


The weather man gave us a nice warm day but it was fairly windy so it is a real world look at how Dyna-Ski boats perform and are used by owners, their kids, friends, my neighbor, my son and me.  I learned first hand what it is like to water ski with a bunch of kids that also like to ride in the boat.  It was somewhat of a real eye opener and a great experience.  I learned a lot.  The three color Dyna-Ski is a 2012 model they purchased new so they are on their fifth summer with it.  It sits on a boat lift at Jon's mother's house.  Their boat is cleaner than they come from the factory!  Jon said it was a little dirty.  I laughed, my boat is filthy then!  Maybe we need to hire Jon and the kids to clean our boats?  It has snap on covers and sits covered on a boat lift with a canopy just like my boat does.  The trailer sits in the garage. Jon is an engineer and Micki owns a graphics company.  The Dyna-Ski 20' Open Bow has a three color interior.  It has a 200 HO with ICON digital shift and throttle. It is very smooth. The boat has a radio which Jon installed.  This 20' Open Bow has the sun deck with huge storage space.  I asked mother Micki various questions about their typical use of the boat.


Micki assured that they use the storage space and said it is perfect size wise.  I often thought it was to large.  She said "no"!  They keep the boat on a 120 acre lake and cannot ski without going out a ways from the dock.  We ski right off the end of our dock.  So they take skis in and out a lot.  I asked about the interior seating and was told it is "great".  The kids love to ride in the front and driver Jon ran it numerous time across the large fairly rough lake I live on wide open which is into the low 50's on the GPS speedometer with up to three kids in the bow seats. The prop is a 17" four blade prop.  Their oldest (girl) is 12 or 14?  Lake Noquebay (2410 acres) was fairly rough so we went across the lake to ski sometimes and shoot video where it was calmer but had more boat traffic.  The drone video was all shot near my house where it was much rougher than we usually ski on.  Jon said the water was a typical day skiing on Kelly Lake but with less boat traffic.  I guess that I am spoiled?

The 20' Open Bow video will be edited and appear on Utube as soon as it is near perfect. 

It is obvious that Micki, Jon and their kids love their 20' Open Bow Dyna-Ski. Here are some pictures of how his dash is set up with digital gauges and a radio.  Jon like me prefers an analog gas gauge which is the one furthest to the right. The radio is a "cheap" one he bought on line. It worked well with no visible antenna.


I need to learn how to program the gauges to get this display.
Jon has removed the other 3" gauge and installed the radio in its place.
The speakers which were installed at the boat shop
As I said the boat is super clean! 

Jon will be happy to give you a demo 
if you come to his mother's place in Wisconsin and fit into their busy schedule.
 Just email me at info@dyna-ski.com and I'll put you in touch.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Refueling your boat the easy way?

I have owned boats since 1987.  Yes I am old.  I started skiing and hauling gas in the early 1970's for boats kept on the lake.  Ouch.  If you can buy gas on your lake it is usually pricey.  If you cannot you have been hauling gas since you bought the boat because taking the boat out of the lake to refuel it is not fun and takes time.  If your boat is not kept on the lake this blog post is not as useful although we fuel lots of the off road things this way.  I always suggest that you use gas that contains NO ETHANOL in all your off road motors.  I also use the red Stabil in all this gas.  I buy a lot of off road gas.  I buy Stabil by the gallon.  I have many plastic gas cans.  I have a pair of 24 gallon gas docks. Gas Docks use gravity also. Gas cans and this siphon method is the best for boats.

Putting gas into the boat or other off road things with gas cans without spilling has always been a challenge not to mention the strain on a persons back and arms until now.  I usually use the coaster wagon to haul the 6 gallon gas cans to the boat as the wagon fits easily on the dock and holds 3 gas cans. Less carrying heavy gas cans.

I use a fairly cheap siphon 
I bought at a hardware store to transfer the gas! 



The siphon process is started by shaking or moving the end that goes in the can up and down.  No sucking on the hose!  The clear plastic tube allows you to see the gas flowing.  If you tilt the gas can just right and adjust the siphon hose correctly you can get every drop of gas.   No spills as long as you hold the siphon end up when you are finished and the other end of the hose is in the gas tank filler neck! 

 I watch all the gas siphon out of the gas can because if the hose comes out of the gas tank filler end the gas will still flow.  Gravity does not stop working until the gas can is empty or the suction process is broken.


The simple siphon

The end that goes in the gas can

What are you waiting for?  
Go buy an under $10 back and spill saver!
I found them in the marine area and also in the lawn mower section.  You can always ask!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Used one season motors and more.

I have access to outboard motors often used for one season or less as well as new motors.  Occasionally there are some used two season motors also.  The motors I resell are a great bargain.  They normally have the balance of the new motor warranty, some even have full warranty.  Motor warranties are as long as 10 years in some cases. The shortest ones are 3 years although I could be wrong on this length.

 Dyna-Ski 20' Open Bow with 225 HO Evinrude

We make our money on boats and not motors or trailers.  Dyna-Ski Boats purchases motors and trailers as an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) which is below dealer costs.  Some "used" motors are off my personal and demo boats.  I don't always sell my demo boats as the time to build demo boats is limited due to the number of boats we are starting to build.  We are building boats year round now.  It has sped up some aspects of the business but with a longer line it now takes longer to get your ordered Dyna-Ski Boat.

 Dyna-Ski 17.6 Open Bow with 150 Evinrude

In addition to Dyna-Ski Boats the boat shop also builds Recon Fishing Boats.  Like Dyna-Ski Boats Recon Fishing Boats are pretty much all made to order although Recon uses a dealer network to sell their boats.  Dyna-Ski prefers to sell our custom made to order boats directly as it saves the customer money.  Buyers also get exactly what they want not what some dealer has in stock.  It does take longer.  Sorry.  Dealers normally are happy to service any boat as service, accessories and storage are the best profit centers for a dealer.  You should take your Evinrude motor to an Evinrude Dealer and Mercury Motor to a Mercury Dealer, etc. to get warranty service which I hope is obvious? You would not take your Ford to a Chevy dealer for specific warranty repairs would you?

The motors I help ski teams sell are only from ski teams with Dyna-Ski boats and ones that I know very well.

 Three of the Must Skis 20' Closed Bow Dyna-Ski Boats

Used one and two season motors usually work very well as the "bugs" have normally been found and fixed during the first year.  The old saying is "if it does not break in the first year it isn't going to" seems to hold true.  Motor break in time seems to be a thing of the past although oil consumption does go down some after using the motor around 10 hours or so and sometimes the motor picks up a few RPM's on the top end after this time period I have observed.  Fuel efficiency and reduced oil consumption by the new outboard motors still amazes me compared to older boat motors.  A couple of my friends have 1980's and 1990's vintage outboard motors and while they still run good they buy a lot of gasoline.

 A dangerous and rare 5 level pyramid preformed by the Beaverland Must Skis

You can still order a Dyna-Ski Boat with a new outboard motor and some buyers still do as the supply and choices of used motors are limited and often these motors sell quickly.  Before I started up Dyna-Ski Boats I used to re-power my personal Hydrodyne 17.6 ski boat every 3 or 4 years.  I would buy a used one season ski team motor in the fall and sell my used 150 in the spring.  The motor warranty was only one year back then but I always had decent luck doing this.  I benefited from the latest improvements and it cost me about $500 per year I figured. Now I re-power the family ski boat every year or two because I own Dyna-Ski Boats so I can.  We normally have several water ski boats here to choose from but I sold my demo.  It went to Malaysia and the replacement will be built when they catch up from building new boats.  The new Evinrude G2 150 sits in the crate on the floor of my storage building.  So there may be an Evinrude G2 150 with no hours available come fall.  I personally prefer Evinrudes and part of the reason is the terms they offer Dyna-Ski for using them and putting them on our blog and website.

Contact Dyna-Ski Boats at 
info@dyna-ski.com
or leave a message at 
715-854-7501

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Used Dyna-Ski?

As long as I have been building Dyna-Ski Boats I have been getting calls for used Dyna-Ski Boats and Hydrodyne Boats.  People must think we have a secret process to somehow build used boats or that people trade in old Dyna-Ski Boats to us.  We don't and they don't.  Often the rare used Dyna-Ski Boat remains in the family or is sold to a neighbor. 

WARNING: Any boats used by ski teams tend to be more abused than used. 

Hydrodyne last built a couple outboards in 1993. This means any Hydrodyne outboard boats are at least 24 years old.  The old style bubble deck 18' Hydrodynes were last built in the early 1980's.  Recreational Dyna-Ski Boats do hold their value well.  Our prices along with motor and trailer prices go up every year. The amount everything goes up exceeds the interest rates that banks charge so if you want a Dyna-Ski Boat why wait?

Over many years I have helped sell two used Open Bow Dyna-Ski Boats when the owners contacted me and told me they wanted to sell their boats. They were fairly quick sales.  I have also bought and sold a couple outboard Hydrodyne boats.  I currently have a 1990 17.6 XB (closed bow) that I am redoing.

 1989 Hydrodyne 17.6 XB with a 150 Evinrude
Bought and resold as a favor to the former owner.
Sold to a close family friend and it sits on a boat lift at my house.


1990 Hydrodyne 17.6 XB available later this summer
 This boat had a tired old Evinrude 115 motor when I purchased it. The motor did run before it was removed. It was on a trailer that did not allow for a tracking fin. 

What has been done so far:
All the little nicks and holes put in the boat for snap on covers, rod holders, additional cleats, spot light, pitot tube speedometers, etc. have been repaired by our boat building shop.
New Floor
New Carpet
New Rub Rail
New Fin
Painted White
What is being done:
New motor rigging including: Teleflex Hydraulic steering, Evinrude GPS Speedometer, ICON Engine Monitoring, controls, cables, wiring, gauges, Hydrodyne dash panel, Hydrodyne mirror, horn, bilge pump and a new 150 Evinrude motor.  Boat can be purchased with or without this engine or with another new one. You can provide your own engine. I will not remove or sell the boat without the Evinrude rigging, etc.
What I have yet to decide:
Interior 
The interior pictured here is well used.

Interior for 1990 Hydrodyne 17.6 XB
 
Putting a new interior can be expensive.  Depending upon the intended use a new interior could be a simple pair of front seats or a full blown interior with wrap around seating.  The buyer can decide. For the time being I am going to put the front seats back into the boat once it is water ready in a couple weeks. 

 Wrap Around Seating in a 17.6 Dyna-Ski Open Bow

If you want me to help sell your Dyna-Ski or Hydrodyne Outboard I can as I get calls for these often.

Dyna-Ski Boats
info@dyna-ski.com
715-854-7501 (leave a message)
W6116 Pine Lane 
Crivitz, WI 54114
 
 I am pretty picky about what I will buy or take as a trade. I will consign used outboards but only if the seller is realistic. I don't get calls for inboards!  I have said thousands of times that redoing old boats is expensive.  We still redo and repair older Hydrodyne and other fiberglass boats.  We do high quality work and it is not cheap.  If you want a quick fix go to an automobile body shop but remember that you don't always get what you expect or pay for as they fix vehicles not boats usually and boats have different stresses than motor vehicles on a smooth road do.  

I have a couple beater or test boats around and almost everything is for sale!

Old style 20' Hydrodyne (1985?)
Set up for a single motor including hydraulic steering and all Evinrude motor controls. 
front mounted fuel tank
Transom was redone many years ago and is straight across so the wings that collect water, freeze and crack are gone! 
With or without trailer  
Nice cheap basic water ski boat
With or without new motor