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erkoehler
09-27-2006, 05:13 PM
Finally, the boat has arrived:D

Just finished 303'ing the interior, and waxing the outside :)

Rockman
09-27-2006, 05:16 PM
Very Nice!!!

LakePirate
09-27-2006, 05:21 PM
Sick Boat.

Rock On.

Rockman
09-27-2006, 05:21 PM
Let's see some pics of that 400hp motor!

erkoehler
09-27-2006, 05:39 PM
No 400hp, but 350 w/ the slot :)

sassydog
09-27-2006, 05:43 PM
OOOOOOOO SNAP! thats a sexy peice of machinery!!

SKI*MC
09-27-2006, 05:52 PM
sweet stuff man!!!

pq2
09-27-2006, 05:58 PM
piece of art!!!! I cant get tired of watching a PS197.

shepherd
09-27-2006, 06:04 PM
wrap it up. i'll take it.

Tryin-again
09-27-2006, 06:08 PM
wrap it up. i'll take it.


What He said!!!!

Of course I might need a BIG discount!! :D

boatless
09-27-2006, 06:41 PM
What do you guy think of the chrome rims ? Can't say I like it or hate it.

Erk could you take a picture of the chrome exhaust ? I just like to see it one more time.

boatless.

Ric
09-27-2006, 07:00 PM
what a beauty
why the black fenders? is there a black gelcoat line that my imitation monitor isn't showing well?

erkoehler
09-27-2006, 07:33 PM
There is a black accent on the boat.

I will take a bunch more pics tonight, I'm headed out of work now:D

Footin
09-27-2006, 08:25 PM
Nice ride Erke man!

I'll give you a cherry 205 and 5 large for it?

erkoehler
09-27-2006, 09:45 PM
Here are the chrome exhaust tips :) Sounds mean :cool:

erkoehler
09-27-2006, 09:45 PM
Ah, shes so purdy :)

erkoehler
09-27-2006, 09:46 PM
Can't wait to finish the break-in so that I can she what this thing has to offer :)

erkoehler
09-27-2006, 09:47 PM
8p Break-in has begun;)

erkoehler
09-27-2006, 09:48 PM
The leader and pulling farther ahead!:D

erkoehler
09-27-2006, 09:50 PM
Side shot :)

erkoehler
09-27-2006, 09:52 PM
Last one for now :)

sanjuan23
09-27-2006, 10:46 PM
What gives I go to Mexico and Erk's back in a boat or is this just another "demo" ride.:confused:

JohnE
09-27-2006, 10:50 PM
Great looking boat!

erkoehler
09-27-2006, 11:15 PM
What gives I go to Mexico and Erk's back in a boat or is this just another "demo" ride.:confused:


It's our 2007 demo that I'll be happy to use as much as possible for the dealership :)

erkoehler
09-27-2006, 11:34 PM
1.2 hours on the boat...8.8 more to go until I can barefoot:D

6ballsisall
09-27-2006, 11:56 PM
GREAT lookin boat ERK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I like that color combo ALOT!!!!!!!!!!! Very nice!!!!

SlackAt15Off
09-27-2006, 11:57 PM
Very nice boat. Are there many differences between a 2005 and 2007 PS197?

6ballsisall
09-28-2006, 12:00 AM
Very nice boat. Are there many differences between a 2005 and 2007 PS197?

O2 sensors (obviously new exhaust manifolds).........heated seats.......available remote start........New motor option (Erk opted for the MCX, but there is a new 6 liter 400hp motor) Other minor stuff.........same great hull!!! ;)

erkoehler
09-28-2006, 12:00 AM
Heated seats, gauge color, LED lights on the trailer, new Alum. rims, catalytic converters on the MCX engine, and PP multi line display. Oh, chrome tip exhausts with no mufflers. Built in baffles w/ the tips.

Leroy
09-28-2006, 12:08 AM
Great looking boat.

Couple of questions:
That bracket doesn't look so strong,shorter in the vertical direction, and the bolts side by side?

How hot does the catylytic converter get? DO you notice it?

Here are the chrome exhaust tips :) Sounds mean :cool:

erkoehler
09-28-2006, 12:12 AM
The platforms are BUILT! I wouldn't hesitate to put 3+ people out there. I usually don't even worry about it, they are just that strong :)

I have only run the boat on the hose so far, but I'll let you know if I notice any difference in temp.

I did notice that the manifold heat up QUICK!;)

6ballsisall
09-28-2006, 12:15 AM
The platforms are BUILT!


Eric you only made one mistake on the order for that boat................. TEAK PLATFORM


TMCNO1 may strike you down for this mistake!!!!!!!!8p

LakePirate
09-28-2006, 12:16 AM
Eric you only made one mistake on the order for that boat................. TEAK PLATFORM


TMCNO1 may strike you down for this mistake!!!!!!!!8p


With great vengance and furious anger.

erkoehler
09-28-2006, 12:19 AM
We've got some nasty water here, and maintaining teak while working 60 hours a week during the summer isn't on the top of the priority list :) I'd rather sneak a set in before dark than oil my teak!

I'll admit I do like teak, and we have an "extra" teak platform at the shop, so it may find its way on to the boat at some point. For now though, I kind of like to carry the color combo back to the platform.

6ballsisall
09-28-2006, 12:21 AM
I'd rather sneak a set in before dark than oil my teak!



Uh huh..........Uh huh............. Hey Beavis..........he said Oil his teak......... Uh Huh..........Uh Huh........... that was cool. :D

Leroy
09-28-2006, 12:47 AM
I'm not so sure, so what maintenance do you have to do with this platform......assuming I like water sports over caring for teak platform as a hobby :D

I'm growing tired of my teak.....can you tell.


Eric you only made one mistake on the order for that boat................. TEAK PLATFORM


TMCNO1 may strike you down for this mistake!!!!!!!!8p

Archimedes
09-28-2006, 12:52 AM
Erk, dumb question, is that viper red or tournament red?

Love the glass platform and agree it makes the boat look good. Can't wait till mine gets here.

My teak one's droppin screws because the dopes lined the brackets up wrong and I have to hammer the f'in thing on and off the boat. Looking forward to one that fits.

Gorgeous boat by the way.

erkoehler
09-28-2006, 12:56 AM
Your supposed to put the brackets on the boat then screw on the platform, not the other way around :)

That is the viper red!

Archimedes
09-28-2006, 01:01 AM
Your supposed to put the brackets on the boat then screw on the platform, not the other way around :)

That is the viper red!

Yup. I really think whoever did my dealer prep was drunk when then did it. Here's hoping I can do a better job with my new platform when it arrives.

erkoehler
09-28-2006, 01:08 AM
They're not that hard to do, but they are equally as easy to mess up.

Tips:

-line up the platform before drilling any holes.
-drill one hole at a time, alternating between the two brackets.
-drill a pilot hole for the screw.
-DON'T DRILL THROUGH THE TOP OF THE PLATFORM!
-Go back and forth one at a time with the screw between the two sides.
-Verify that the platform is straight after each hole.

phecksel
09-28-2006, 01:25 AM
I don't like it....




It's in the WRONG DRIVEWAY

#47of100TeamMC
09-28-2006, 09:20 AM
Very nice Erk! The title to this thread should have been "Boat Envy"

jlf
09-28-2006, 09:40 AM
Sweet boat Erk, I like it even though I don't need a ski boat. I'll be down soon for a demo pull and some more footin' lessons. It doesn't ever get old skiing behind one of those new or old.

Andyg
09-28-2006, 10:12 AM
ERK,
That has to be the best color scheme on a boat, all though I might be biased. Just don't sell it to anyone that comes north. If you bring it up to Eagle River, be careful. All of my friends in Tomahawk may think it is me and steal it from you.

Later

Andyg

Ric
09-28-2006, 12:25 PM
erk I must have missed something... This is YOUR boat?! Congratulations are in order :toast:

east tx skier
09-28-2006, 12:26 PM
erk I must have missed something... This is YOUR boat?! Congratulations are in order :toast:

If it is, I must have missed the thread with 2,000+ posts about buying it. ;)

Ric
09-28-2006, 12:30 PM
instead it may have been 2000 emails to Vonore

hacker
09-28-2006, 12:33 PM
erk I must have missed something... This is YOUR boat?! Congratulations are in order :toast:

I think it may be his until he sells it?

It's our 2007 demo that I'll be happy to use as much as possible for the dealership :)

Great looking boat!

Ric
09-28-2006, 12:34 PM
I think it may be his until he sells it?



Great looking boat! ahhhh
thank you sir

TMCNo1
09-28-2006, 02:51 PM
Eric you only made one mistake on the order for that boat................. TEAK PLATFORM


TMCNO1 may strike you down for this mistake!!!!!!!!8p


Good choice on the flabberglass platform! I wouldn't use any kind of oil on it just like teak, cause the flabberglass wont take it for some reason!

I wonder why MC doesn't make a fiberglass platform with the gelcoat streaked in about 3 colors of brown to simulate teak. The better of both worlds.There are some boat manufacturers building new/old looking boats with the gelcoat on the decks and hull sides that look like wood.

erkoehler
09-28-2006, 02:54 PM
No definetly not my boat.....I have the ability to make it yours though:D

east tx skier
09-28-2006, 03:06 PM
Good choice on the flabberglass platform! I wouldn't use any kind of oil on it just like teak, cause the flabberglass wont take it for some reason!

I wonder why MC doesn't make a fiberglass platform with the gelcoat streaked in about 3 colors of brown to simulate teak. The better of both worlds.There are some boat manufacturers building new/old looking boats with the gelcoat on the decks and hull sides that look like wood.

They've got hybrid platforms with teak inlay, but they are $pendy.

hacker
09-28-2006, 03:11 PM
No definetly not my boat.....I have the ability to make it yours though:D

You have the ability to discount 50% from retail? COOL!!8p

erkoehler
09-28-2006, 03:13 PM
You have the ability to discount 50% from retail? COOL!!8p


Sure, but I never did say what retail was:D

nuckinfutz
09-28-2006, 03:32 PM
Sure, but I never did say what retail was:D

Well as pretty as that thing is... I would say gonna be tough to get it out of erk's hands.

Able to make it yours! but if it were me with a demo boat, I wouldnt make it too able!! at least till the 08 is near.

erkoehler
09-28-2006, 03:34 PM
Well as pretty as that thing is... I would say gonna be tough to get it out of erk's hands.

Able to make it yours! but if it were me with a demo boat, I wouldnt make it too able!! at least till the 08 is near.


There's plenty of time to order another 2007....if someone wants to buy it, SOLD. I won't stand in the way.

nuckinfutz
09-28-2006, 03:37 PM
There's plenty of time to order another 2007....if someone wants to buy it, SOLD. I won't stand in the way.


I guees I see your point on that! would be kinda cool to change colors of your boat in the garage every week!!:D

erkoehler
09-28-2006, 03:54 PM
I guees I see your point on that! would be kinda cool to change colors of your boat in the garage every week!!:D


My one neighbor came over last night when I was hooking it up to the hose and was wondering what I would have next week :)

Hopefully I'll get to foot off this one a few more times this season before it sells. I mean, it hasn't even been in the water yet :)

Ric
09-28-2006, 04:49 PM
No definetly not my boat.....I have the ability to make it yours though:D Well, you better have your homework done if you want to claim that ..... Tell me bout that trailer huh?

east tx skier
09-28-2006, 04:55 PM
Tell me bout that trailer huh?

Got a tape measure handy? :popcorn:

sassydog
09-28-2006, 05:13 PM
ERK! that deal i made JRandol for his(beer and nudey mag), well the same goes for this new bad boy!!!

erkoehler
09-29-2006, 09:46 PM
ERK! that deal i made JRandol for his(beer and nudey mag), well the same goes for this new bad boy!!!


uh, right, that and oh a 15 year financing plan :)

erkoehler
09-29-2006, 10:18 PM
Sticker time :)

erkoehler
09-29-2006, 10:19 PM
One more....

stevo137
09-29-2006, 10:25 PM
That open bow looks like s*$t! :D

erkoehler
09-29-2006, 10:28 PM
That open bow looks like s*$t! :D


Resale value my friend :)

stevo137
09-29-2006, 10:30 PM
Resale value my friend :)
Take your resale and stick it up your *ss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

erkoehler
09-29-2006, 10:32 PM
Take your resale and stick it up your *ss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Well then....:mad:

stevo137
09-29-2006, 10:34 PM
Well then....:mad:
LOLOLOLOL! :D Erk, you still don't know me dude!!! :D
LMAO!

erkoehler
09-29-2006, 10:38 PM
Oh, I know you.....not really mad....just tired of being at work. Time to go home.

stevo137
09-29-2006, 10:39 PM
Oh, I know you.....not really mad....just tired of being at work. Time to go home.
Well then get yur sorry arse home and have a Coke! ;)

erkoehler
09-29-2006, 10:43 PM
ABC!!!!


Where's Jeff tonight?

stevo137
09-29-2006, 10:51 PM
ABC!!!!


Where's Jeff tonight?
I believe that he's making a deal somewhere... :rolleyes:

6ballsisall
09-29-2006, 10:54 PM
ABC!!!!


Where's Jeff tonight?


You rang???????

erkoehler
09-29-2006, 11:33 PM
I sure hope its straight!

erkoehler
09-29-2006, 11:34 PM
One letter at a time....man, that was a pain:o

6ballsisall
09-29-2006, 11:38 PM
^^^^^ Looks good Erk!!

sand2snow22
09-29-2006, 11:40 PM
Ditto, looks nice & straight Erk....

erkoehler
09-29-2006, 11:41 PM
Ditto, looks nice & straight Erk....


It sucked...I had to put every letter on one at a time to make it fit just right! :o Only took like an hour for that one sticker:mad:

6ballsisall
09-29-2006, 11:42 PM
It sucked...I had to put every letter on one at a time to make it fit just right! :o Only took like an hour for that one sticker:mad:

How many hours on the boat now????????

erkoehler
09-29-2006, 11:43 PM
How many hours on the boat now????????


Not enough...only like 3.??

erkoehler
09-30-2006, 12:55 AM
Its actually supposed to hit 70 this upcoming week here....maybe I should get this thing broken in :)

Ric
09-30-2006, 12:58 AM
erk it's nice and level but I hate it... just my opinion but I do not like the look of it in those pics:(

erkoehler
09-30-2006, 01:01 AM
erk it's nice and level but I hate it... just my opinion but I do not like the look of it in those pics:(


Why is that?

And to think, I was going to inspect the bunks on the trailer everytime I put it in the water just for you:cool:

Ric
09-30-2006, 01:03 AM
Why is that?

And to think, I was going to inspect the bunks on the trailer everytime I put it in the water just for you:cool: well I am doing you a favor before you take that boat out in public...... I cannot give you a good reason, I'll have to sober up and spell it out but it's something about the letters being too big and too far apart and not following the lines of the windshield that get to me..

erkoehler
09-30-2006, 01:05 AM
So you think I should put the letters all the way at the bottom of the window? I am not sure I like the curved look.....right now, they are approx. 4.5" off the bottom edge of the window.

TMCNo1
09-30-2006, 09:38 AM
Ah, shes so purdy.


Erk, are you using a "Fake-A-Lake". As a employee of a boat dealer, don't you know that according to many, they don't work.:D :uglyhamme :popcorn: It must be the new and IMPROVED version called "Fake-Water-Going-In-The-Pickup"!

erkoehler
09-30-2006, 10:27 AM
Its all in how you use it :)

Ric
09-30-2006, 11:04 AM
So you think I should put the letters all the way at the bottom of the window? I am not sure I like the curved look.....right now, they are approx. 4.5" off the bottom edge of the window. yep I think that is it.
you know I love the 197 but I don't know if the 197 needs the lettering on the windshield at all.
I did that on my 190 along the bottom of the glass, following the curve. There was no walkthru windshield on the 190 so it didn't look funky

that said, it is a demo boat so the more badging the better, right?

Datdude
09-30-2006, 11:56 AM
^^^^^^^^^^I agree with that^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

It looks funny with stickers on the windshield:confused:

erkoehler
09-30-2006, 12:21 PM
I guess the more exposure the better....and if I decide I don't like it, then I won't put it on the next one:D

I do think it looks better in person though.

east tx skier
09-30-2006, 12:22 PM
yep I think that is it.
you know I love the 197 but I don't know if the 197 needs the lettering on the windshield at all.
I did that on my 190 along the bottom of the glass, following the curve. There was no walkthru windshield on the 190 so it didn't look funky

that said, it is a demo boat so the more badging the better, right?

I agree. If it wasn't a demo boat, I'd ditch all the extra decals. Too busy for my tastes. But to each his own.

erkoehler
09-30-2006, 12:24 PM
I figure, I'm allowed to use the boat, so the least I can do is advertise and generate alittle business while doing so.

east tx skier
09-30-2006, 12:25 PM
Don't get me wrong, I get that it's a demo/promo job....

Just going on looks and personal preference from this end. Not my boat, so what me worry.

PendO
09-30-2006, 01:56 PM
I'd put MasterCraft in letters across the middle window (walk thru window) about 1/2" from the bottom of the frame.

Erk - I like the larger letters too.

TMCNo1
09-30-2006, 04:20 PM
I'd put MasterCraft in letters across the middle window (walk thru window) about 1/2" from the bottom of the frame.

Erk - I like the larger letters too.

Not to debate or anything, but 3/4" masking tape makes the perfect spacer for the bottom and it may be easier to pie cut the transfer and backing paper between the letters to keep the spacing exact. Find the center of the decal, usually center of the "r" vertical leg and the center of the windshield and it's all but history with a little Windex/Dawn/water mixture. I'm thru jabbering now!

erkoehler
09-30-2006, 04:29 PM
Not to debate or anything, but 3/4" masking tape makes the perfect spacer for the bottom and it may be easier to pie cut the transfer and backing paper between the letters to keep the spacing exact. Find the center of the decal, usually center of the "r" vertical leg and the center of the windshield and it's all but history with a little Windex/Dawn/water mixture. I'm thru jabbering now!


That was the original plan, but the windshield vertical supports got in the way to much :(

6ballsisall
10-01-2006, 12:35 AM
How many hours now Erk? Think we can get a set in next weekend? :D

erkoehler
10-01-2006, 12:38 AM
How many hours now Erk? Think we can get a set in next weekend? :D


Skiing begins tomorrow early afternoon or whenever Ski*Mc shows up :)


I'm planning to have the boat in the water by 8am tomorrow to complete the break in.

6ballsisall
10-01-2006, 12:42 AM
Skiing begins tomorrow early afternoon or whenever Ski*Mc shows up :)


I'm planning to have the boat in the water by 8am tomorrow to complete the break in.


You go BOYEEEEEEE!!!!!!!:cool:

erkoehler
10-21-2006, 12:25 AM
Well, the block is drained.....is it the end.....:confused:

6ballsisall
10-21-2006, 12:26 AM
Well, the block is drained.....is it the end.....:confused:


NO!!!!!!!!!!!! I thought you ordered that one w/ the Ice breaker package!!!!!!!! You need to be out there breakin up a riding area in January!!!!

Ric
10-21-2006, 01:08 AM
Well, the block is drained.....is it the end.....:confused: not if you tow it a few hours South

BuoyChaser
10-21-2006, 10:27 AM
Heated seats, gauge color, LED lights on the trailer, new Alum. rims, catalytic converters on the MCX engine, and PP multi line display. Oh, chrome tip exhausts with no mufflers. Built in baffles w/ the tips.
did you say "HEATED SEATS" as in plural, does that mean the passenger seats too???

erkoehler
10-21-2006, 11:38 AM
did you say "HEATED SEATS" as in plural, does that mean the passenger seats too???


Yes, the observer seat has heat as well :)

BuoyChaser
10-23-2006, 12:00 AM
Yes, the observer seat has heat as well :)
can you get this upgrade on a 2005, maybe a retrofit kit???

think i've died and gone to heaven, WOW!!!

6ballsisall
10-23-2006, 12:01 AM
can you get this upgrade on a 2005, maybe a retrofit kit???

think i've died and gone to heaven, WOW!!!


Buoy it sounds like a GREAT reason to get a 07 w/ the Slot........ you'd like the slot considering how deep you get

BuoyChaser
10-23-2006, 12:08 AM
Buoy it sounds like a GREAT reason to get a 07 w/ the Slot........ you'd like the slot considering how deep you get
i'm waiting for that '08 hull change, what's the buzz on that new hull???

erkoehler
10-23-2006, 12:08 AM
can you get this upgrade on a 2005, maybe a retrofit kit???

think i've died and gone to heaven, WOW!!!


I'm sure it could be done, but the cost is probably a bit high....TRADE IN!

6ballsisall
10-23-2006, 12:28 AM
i'm waiting for that '08 hull change, what's the buzz on that new hull???

My try and fix/change whats not broke???:confused:

erkoehler
10-23-2006, 12:29 AM
i'm waiting for that '08 hull change, what's the buzz on that new hull???


hull change????? What hull change :)

6ballsisall
10-23-2006, 03:41 PM
hull change????? What hull change :)


no need to fix whats already divine.........;) :cool: