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H20skeefreek
01-07-2008, 01:32 AM
Whatcha think?

H20skeefreek
01-07-2008, 01:38 AM
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03 35th Anniversary
01-07-2008, 01:41 AM
That looks great there freak........

But what do I know????

My pain meds are keeping me awake right now......

TMCNo1
01-07-2008, 06:07 AM
Whatcha think?


That looks sweet! What a GREAT IDEA!:D

oldriver
01-07-2008, 07:11 AM
WOW great job,looks fantastic

VirtualWi
01-07-2008, 07:23 AM
agree...looks GREAT!

ski_king
01-07-2008, 07:45 AM
Looks great!


Are you putting a speedometer in the other hole also?
What is the material? Carbon fiber?
Nice tablecloth and drill.

BrianM
01-07-2008, 08:42 AM
Looks great but you need to change the fuel gauge to match.

H20skeefreek
01-07-2008, 08:49 AM
Nah, just gonna leave the hole empty......j/k the speedometer is still on the boat. I'll "refurb" it again before I put it back in (disassemble, clean and wax gauge face, and paint the needle with model paint, polish the lense).

The material is a simulated carbon fiber vinyl, laid over the original aluminum. My dad is in the vinyl striping business, and does car dashes like this all the time, I thought I'd give it a try. I'm going to replace all of the switches in the lower panel next weekend and try to cover it as well, but it's not going to be as easy.

Yeah, I haven't taken down my inside CHRISTmas decorations yet, b/c I've been foolin' around on projects like this.

H20skeefreek
01-07-2008, 08:50 AM
........oops, double post.

H20skeefreek
01-07-2008, 08:50 AM
......quadruple post!?!?!?!?

H20skeefreek
01-07-2008, 08:50 AM
.......what the heck is going on here?

H20skeefreek
01-07-2008, 08:51 AM
Looks great but you need to change the fuel gauge to match.
LOL, I know, but for some reason the autometer fuel gauge won't work, and it's a discontinued series. I've been trying to find another one, but with no luck. I may go back to all of the old gauges.

sethro
01-07-2008, 08:57 AM
Dash looks nice. If you stick with your new ones, I'd be interested in your old ones in case one of mine quit some day.

H20skeefreek
01-07-2008, 09:02 AM
Dash looks nice. If you stick with your new ones, I'd be interested in your old ones in case one of mine quit some day.
I'll probably hang on to them, the glass lenses on the current ones aren't holding up like I'd like them to. The are cracking quite a bit, so I'll probably "refurb" the old ones if I can get them open, and eventually go back.

ski_king
01-07-2008, 09:07 AM
I noticed you have a volt meter. Is that what came on the 85?

My 82 has an amp meter. It is hard finding a modern set of gauges that includes an amp meter. I have considered rewiring to change the amp meter to a volt meter, but it looks like it may be a major rewiring job.

H20skeefreek
01-07-2008, 09:24 AM
That's what I did, I just switched to the voltmeter. It was easy. Clipped the old wire, and ran another wire from the harness (don't remember which color off the top of my head-JUST LOOKED IT UP, IT'S RED, and I need to figure it out, to reinstall.)

Jayc
01-07-2008, 10:43 AM
Voltmeter is way more usefull than an ammeter anyhow.

I'll find some pics of my carbon dah i did. Similar to yours except I used the faria 5" dials, one of which was the 4in1 (volts, temp, fuel, oil) which then gave enough room to fit the stereo head unit in the pod.

TMCNo1
01-07-2008, 11:11 AM
Voltmeter is way more usefull than an ammeter anyhow.

I'll find some pics of my carbon dah i did. Similar to yours except I used the faria 5" dials, one of which was the 4in1 (volts, temp, fuel, oil) which then gave enough room to fit the stereo head unit in the pod.

Jayc, not to threadjack anyone, but tell us about those mufflers in your boat. That is scary!
30600

DemolitionMan
01-07-2008, 11:43 AM
That looks great a friend of mine used that same vinyl on his truck.

ski_king
01-07-2008, 12:19 PM
I never like the idea of that high amp wire running up to the dash.......

Jayc
01-07-2008, 03:25 PM
Ha Ha, yes those are mufflers! No longer on there. The previous owner put them on because the boat was too noisey. Seeing as how its used in salt water and they were mild steel they lasted all of about 3 months!

Now has regular 3" exhaust hose to the tips. Its a far bit louder than my 87 pro comp was and that never had any silencers so I'm not sure why.

Pics of my dash conversion being upped in a while.

Jayc
01-07-2008, 03:50 PM
http://www.tmcowners.com/photopost/data/500/medium/IMG_0803.JPG

My dash conversion. I used some HDPE covered in carbon effect film. I still have the orginal dash panel available if anyone wants to make an offer. Its pretty much mint condition. I did list it on here before but everyone kept telling me it wasn't from a 87 pro comp even though thats what I removed it from!

Jayc
01-07-2008, 03:54 PM
Here's a pic of my current 84 S&S dash. The previous owner was a RAF engineer which explains the aircraft style dash pod.
I'm not a big fan of it but this boat was cheap as chips and serves one purpose only and thats tugging us round the lake. No lounging or hanging out on this one. Its moored 24/7 just use it and then go home.

http://www.tmcowners.com/photopost/data/500/medium/boat_002_12_.jpg

duckguy
01-07-2008, 04:17 PM
Looks great. I like all of it but the new MC font decal.

H20skeefreek
01-07-2008, 04:30 PM
Well, there wasn't going to be a decal there at all, but I knicked the carbon fiber at the top left right of where the 2nd A is. I haven't digitized the old font yet.

Jim@BAWS
01-07-2008, 04:43 PM
http://www.tmcowners.com/photopost/data/500/medium/IMG_0803.JPG

My dash conversion. I used some HDPE covered in carbon effect film. I still have the orginal dash panel available if anyone wants to make an offer. Its pretty much mint condition. I did list it on here before but everyone kept telling me it wasn't from a 87 pro comp even though thats what I removed it from!


That is because it is not a 87. It is a 1984-1986. What is your HULL ID#

This maybe something unique here folks STAY TUNED
Jim@BAWS

ski_king
01-07-2008, 06:11 PM
That is because it is not a 87. It is a 1984-1986. What is your HULL ID#

This maybe something unique here folks STAY TUNED
Jim@BAWS
I seen something like that before on here.
There was a 87 in Europe that was nothing like the 87's here. It looked like a 86 deck on a 87 hull. :confused:

Here is a link to a old 86/87 hybred thread. Too bad the pictures and links are dead.
http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=797&highlight=europe

BrianM
01-07-2008, 07:08 PM
I seen something like that before on here.
There was a 87 in Europe that was nothing like the 87's here. It looked like a 86 deck on a 87 hull. :confused: Thaat is kind of funny since an '86 was an '85 deck on the '87 hull

shepherd
01-07-2008, 07:26 PM
Looks great freek!

Jesus_Freak
01-08-2008, 01:55 AM
Whatcha think?

About the dash, the drill, the tablecloth, or the kitchen decor?

H20skeefreek
01-08-2008, 07:07 AM
I don't have a thing to do with those choices, except for the drill that is. At least I didn't post a picture of my foot wearing a sock with a hole in it.....you may have to do a search to get that one....actually that may have been on the old site.

east tx skier
01-08-2008, 09:40 AM
I don't have a thing to do with those choices, except for the drill that is. At least I didn't post a picture of my foot wearing a sock with a hole in it.....you may have to do a search to get that one....actually that may have been on the old site.


I got it immediately. I wonder why? ;) If I had to guess, I'd say that that's still Andre's favorite joke.

That was around April 2004 or so. So yes, that was the old forum as the current incarnation began in late July/Early August 2004.

Jayc
01-08-2008, 02:30 PM
It was an 87. HIN ended in 87 and was shipped into the UK with another 2 matching color boats via mastercraft dealer in 1987. Had the indmar engine installed.

I can possibly get a copy of the orginal bill of sale if you want further proof.

There are at least another 4 87 pro comp models I've seen in the UK. 2 were teal/white and 2 were burgandy/white. This navy blue/white one was bought with 2 others at a local ski club. There used it for 6 months before my father purchased it.

H20skeefreek
01-09-2008, 12:12 AM
eeehhhhhmmmmmmm.....I think we've lost focus here......lol

Jayc
01-09-2008, 05:10 AM
Yeah most likely my fault there! Its just frastrating being told I'm wrong when I know I'm right. Infact I'm always right, even the times when I'm wrong, but this wasn't one of those times :)

I reckon the pro comp 190 was a Europe only boat. Perhaps to produce a slightly cheaper alternative for the ski club market which in the UK would have been far larger than the domestic market. At the time ski clubs wouldn't have required boats with rear seat, extra upholstery, stereos etc so putting the earlier deck on the later hull would have made a more economical boat.

Anyhow nice dash, you just need to change that odd guage out though!

H20skeefreek
01-09-2008, 07:21 AM
I'm really torn on what to do on the guage thing. I have had no luck finding another fuel gauge that matches, and I don't want to switch back to the old gauges, b/c I don't want an ammeter, but want the voltmeter that I currently have.

H20skeefreek
02-05-2008, 11:03 PM
Almost finished. Just waiting for the new labels for the switches. They'll be in the original MC font.

Old ones said:
Blower
Nav
Anchor
Pump
Auto

New ones will be:
Blower
Bow
Stern
Bilge A/M
and MTS Ballast!!!

Monte
02-05-2008, 11:06 PM
Almost finished. Just waiting for the new labels for the switches. They'll be in the original MC font.

Old ones said:
Blower
Nav
Anchor
Pump
Auto

New ones will be:
Blower
Bow
Stern
Bilge A/M
and MTS Ballast!!!



Good lookin dash.. ;) :cool: