View Full Version : 1987 Prostar rehab

05-09-2007, 08:28 AM
Here are some pics from a 3 year rehab of a poorly maintained boat. New interior, carpet, plenty of rubbing on the hull, new decals, new trailer and minor motor work. It isn't a showboat but pretty nice considering the initial condition.


05-09-2007, 09:24 AM
Good job! Your "before" pics look a lot like my boat before I refurbed her. Give yourself a big old pat on the back - you earned it.

05-09-2007, 09:38 AM
Nice work, this should give hope to anyone with a dirty boat!

05-09-2007, 09:38 AM
Boat looks great. Was the original trailer beyond repair? I see it in one of the before pics and it didn't look that bad.

05-09-2007, 11:14 AM
Trailer was a basket case and not worth working on, cheaper to buy a good new one. The boat is run in semi fresh water and those fresh water trailers don't make it in brackish water.

05-09-2007, 11:22 AM
Looks great. You really got that red to shine :)

05-09-2007, 12:40 PM
Very good work!

05-09-2007, 01:10 PM
Any tips on the carpet install?

Prostar Rich
05-09-2007, 01:34 PM
Looks good. Nice job on the gelcoat. Enjoy the boat.

Prostar Rich

05-09-2007, 06:38 PM
Careful hitting that running gear on anything. Otherwise, good work.

05-09-2007, 07:16 PM
I cut the new carpet in lengths to cover the two sides so that it could be tucked neatly into the grooves and removed the middle floor pieces so I could cover those separately. It was a two person job and I painted the floor with the glue and have the precut sections rolled up so I could just roll them out over the glue and rolled it with a hard little roller. The old red carpet removal was the worst part. I didn't get any pics of the new carpet but i went with gray and it makes the boat so much more pleasurable to be in. Cutting the pieces beforehand is essential because you don't want to be messing around when you put the glue down!!

05-09-2007, 07:17 PM
Not sure what you mean about the running gear???

Farmer Ted
05-09-2007, 08:24 PM
Not sure what you mean about the running gear???

the rudder and propeller

05-09-2007, 08:51 PM
Yes, the rudder, prop, strut and shaft are all exposed and hanging low. If you hit a bump, etc you could easily damage all or some of that hardware.

05-09-2007, 09:14 PM
Gotcha, thanks for the input. This trailer sits the boat at least a foot higher than the stock M/C trailer. The pictures don't look like it, but we don't have bumps big enough here in Florida to hit the prop. I was much more worried about pulling out of the gas station with the old trailer even though it had the fiberglass shroud on the trailer.

05-09-2007, 09:16 PM
Well I'm in Florida and I could think of a few. Where in Florida are you?

As long as you are comfortable that is all that matters.

87MC owner
06-05-2007, 11:07 PM
This rehab looks great! Keep'em coming and showing them off. I am almost finished with my 87 PS. You guys really know how to inspire a guy.

06-05-2007, 11:12 PM
Looks great!! Nice work!!

Is it just me or does your trailer have an abnormally long tongue on it???