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01-20-2005, 01:58 PM
I just purchased a new truck and wanted to have it pinstripped to match my Mastercraft. Has anyone done this? Any ideas?

east tx skier
01-20-2005, 02:27 PM
There was a water ski mag article about this about 10 years ago. Not that that really helps. I'd check around with local auto customs shops. Last ditch, maybe a local sign shop could make something for you.

01-20-2005, 02:47 PM
See if you can find Trailer Boat magazine, last year they did a story on Herald Page team mastercraft member #1. His Astro van is painted, striped, decaled to match his cherry 89 190. He has gone all out even has matching Mastercraft brand tires with matching custom rims on the trailer and vehicle. This can get to be an expensive project quick.

east tx skier
01-20-2005, 03:13 PM
Exerpt From Water Ski Magazine March 1995, page 104.

Subject: Harold Page's Tips on his rig set up.

"Details, Details: How to Set up Your Own Rig"

Most are things anybody could do just by looking under the kitchen sink or through the junk drawer. Here are some of the Page's thrifty secrets for setting up and keeping a hot-looking rig.

Use furniture polish on both dashes. Cost $3.

Touch up trim, vents and around the boat engine with a marker. Cost $.59.

Using a stencil, spray paint names and decals on bath mats and towels, then put them across the seats and consoles. Cost: $5--10 per mat or towel.

Apply light tint to boat and tow vehicle windows. Cost: $50--75.

Have a local sign shop create self-adhesive foil declas of your family's or the boat company and model's name for the tow vehicle. Cost $10 per name or logo.

Religiously sand and oil the swim platform to make it look like fine furniture. Cost $5.

Buy some acrylic plastic that simulates stainless steel from an auto accessory shop. Use it to cover areas on the trailer vulerable to chipping. Cost: $1 per square foot.

Only use non-abrasive paste wax---on the trailer bunk too---twice a year Cost: $6.

Buy a Dustbuster to vacuum interiors regularly. One-time cost of $25.

Have a motorcycle shop or auto shop polish aluminum parts or chrome pieces. Cost: $12--18 per piece.

Puncture tennis balls and run your boat cover straps through them. Use the blass to keep straps from rubbing against the hull. Cost: $2 per ball.

Tie down cover with bungee cord and use old blankets or towels over areas such as the windshield that are vulnerable to scratches from the cord. Cost $4.

01-20-2005, 04:37 PM
My little brother had an '88 PS 190 a number of years ago & pulled it with a 69 F150 that had a bow light on the hood & 3 skegs on top of the canopy. Not many people noticed it but when they did, it was a great laugh.

01-20-2005, 04:57 PM
I had a sort of 'daydream' to take my pickup to a body shop and ask them to paint it just like my boat. (white bottom, blue metal flake middle and white top with a grey metalflake accent). Then I would go to my dealer and purchase the same side decals that are on the boat and plaster them across the side of the truck. Then, have a roll-bar made for the truck fashioned after the zero-flex and put some racks on it and maybe some lights. Dont forget the logo and 'WORLD RECORD TOWBOATS' across the tailgate!

01-20-2005, 05:07 PM
Thanks for the info, I have a pinstripe guy coming over tonite to match the colors. I think I am going to go with a not so flashy design with the Mastercraft on the tailgate. Hopefully he can do it this week before we go to the lake sat! :D

03-02-2005, 01:05 PM

Any after photos yet??:wavey: