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6ballsisall
08-07-2004, 10:53 AM
Can anyone tell me more about the mid 70's Mastercrafts? How do they ski and track? Did they have tracking fins back then?

Thanks for your help everybody!

6ballsisall
08-08-2004, 03:25 PM
Anyone? :confused:

lakes Rick
08-08-2004, 05:31 PM
Check em real well for dryrot... Older boat-wooden stringers= dryrot

6ballsisall
08-08-2004, 06:08 PM
Thanks Rick! I am planning on checking that out first thing!

I am curious, has anyone ever skied behind one of these older crafts? How do they perform?

H20skeefreek
08-08-2004, 09:52 PM
Thanks Rick! I am planning on checking that out first thing!

I am curious, has anyone ever skied behind one of these older crafts? How do they perform?


I have a '85. it basically has the same hull i think. I love it. It's got a rooster tail at 22off and quite a bit of hull spray, but I'm old school and those boats were the best of thier era. If they were good enough for the Lapoint brothers they are good enough for me. Sure there are better ski boats, but you've got to get what you can afford.

watch for rot, and small hull leaks. have the motor compression checked. and ski behind it if you can. no change that. SKI BEHIND IT!!

JEREMY79
08-09-2004, 12:56 AM
dude i have a '79 that i completely restored myself. i dont think there is a bolt or a screw in that era boat that i don't know about. couple of things:
1, check your stringers. they can rot under the fiberglass and you
cant tell it. a good way is to try to tighten the motor mount bolts.
I think they are 9/16 or 5/8. if they spin and dont tighten= bad
stringer. that only checks around the motor. dont really know how
to tell you to check the rest of it. squezee with your hand to see if
they are soft.

2, swim board, is it teak or plastic. if it is plastic see how it is bolted in.
lag bolts arent good as they eventuly will pull out and cause leaks.

3, floor, does it seem solid or cushy try to step in between the
stringers.

4, do check the compression on the motor. other than that i'm not
really mechanically inclined

5, wiring make sure it has not been "rigged" or patched back
togehter.

6, check for stress cracks in the hull.
if you have any questions just ask and i'll try to help