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barefoot
02-23-2008, 08:51 PM
Picked up my new boat! '83 Stars and Stripes!

Saw it in the marketplace on Sunday, went to look at it on Wednesday, had Redline Water Sports (http://www.redlinewatersports.com/) do a pre-purchase inspection on Thursday, and picked it up on Saturday. 932 hours total. Tranny was rebuilt in '96 with 750 hours. Less then 200 hours between '97 and '08! Compression tests indicated a steady decrease over time and showed compressions were definitely within the specified range. Redline said it was one of the cleanest '83 they've seen! It included a boom, tower, hot water shower, original interior, and a bunch 'o other goodies.

Tom, the seller, was amazing! Completely honest about the boat and left nothing to chance. I think he was a little surprised with how quickly it sold. He's trading up for a TriStar from Whitedog.

Enough talk...here's a few pictures!

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lanier92prostar
02-23-2008, 08:53 PM
Congratulations! That boat looks awesome.

Aric'sX15
02-23-2008, 08:55 PM
Wow! very clean! good luck!

2RLAKE
02-23-2008, 08:56 PM
Awesome boat ... love those ... is that a custom platform? Nice garage too

barefoot
02-23-2008, 08:57 PM
No, swim platform is original. He just re-carpeted it.

justinglow
02-23-2008, 08:58 PM
Great boat! My brother has an 85 S&S. They are some of the finest ski boats ever built Very solid. Enjoy it.

barefoot
02-23-2008, 09:00 PM
The ice need to melt off the lake before I get to enjoy it! I've been searching seriously for the past three years. I'm happy that I've found exactly what I was looking for at a price within my budget

TMCNo1
02-23-2008, 09:01 PM
Nice looking, well kept boat, congratulations!

2RLAKE
02-23-2008, 09:01 PM
lamier92 ... assume you're on lake lanier .. if so you know a couple hard core barefooters there ... Jerry has a nautique, red GA Bulldog color and Dan

barefoot
02-23-2008, 09:04 PM
There has been a lot of talk about '83s on the board lately...I was concerned that this might get away if I didn't act fast.

barefoot
02-23-2008, 09:10 PM
A few more pics:

The fold away tongue was definitely a bonus!

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This is the snow that's between me and enjoying the boat!


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lanier92prostar
02-23-2008, 09:13 PM
lamier92 ... assume you're on lake lanier .. if so you know a couple hard core barefooters there ... Jerry has a nautique, red GA Bulldog color and Dan
Never seen them, do you know where they foot?

Farmer Ted
02-24-2008, 01:09 AM
A few more pics:

The fold away tongue was definitely a bonus!



with that big of a garage it doesn't look like you need a fold away tongue

good score and props on your garage!

whitedog
02-24-2008, 07:42 AM
Congradulatons on the find, looks like a really clean boat. Have fun. Hope to see you this summer.

2RLAKE
02-24-2008, 08:03 AM
i havent been there in 10 years, so I dont remember exactly ... north end of the lake I believe. Jerry is my brother-in-law's brother.

coz
02-24-2008, 08:43 AM
The ice need to melt off the lake before I get to enjoy it!

You ain't kid'n from the looks of the last pic :( looks like you got a very nice classic MC, hope that white stuff goes away real quick for you and when it does enjoy! :D

ProTour X9
02-24-2008, 09:25 AM
Theres one on our lake just like that.

Congrats on the good looking boat!!

ShamrockIV
02-24-2008, 10:34 AM
man that is a beauty!!!!! congrats!!

ShamrockIV
02-24-2008, 10:35 AM
lol yeah 83's are nice heck all the ols S&S's are nice!! i still may be able to get that 83 for rick if get gets his bu sold!!

Monte
02-24-2008, 11:04 AM
Good find.. Man I've gotta find me one of those S&S's.. Looks like they are about to become the 67 mustang fastback of the boating world....

bxroads
02-24-2008, 11:07 AM
I've got an 83 S&S thats in great shape, if anyone is interested!

tex
02-24-2008, 11:10 AM
Great boat...that garage is a sign that you may have issues!

mayo93prostar
02-24-2008, 11:15 AM
nice boat and nice garage. enjoy both. you said it has a tower but is it removed?

6ballsisall
02-24-2008, 11:45 AM
Barefoot, that thing is REALLY clean!! Congrats!

barefoot
02-24-2008, 11:51 AM
I canít say the garage is mine. Itís actually Tomís. I actually had some serious concerns about the mechanical aptitude of the boat with a garage that looks like that. I thought the garage was his living room :rolleyes:

Fly High tower is removed for storage. You can see the mounting brackets in the pictures. Nice to have the collapsable tower for trailering and covering.

SunCoast 83
02-25-2008, 12:34 AM
Barefoot,

Congrats on the boat. I have the exact boat as well you'll love the way those S&S ski and drive. Your interior still looks good too, that was the first to go in mine. Have a great spring!)

Hrkdrivr
02-25-2008, 09:06 AM
Barefoot,

Wow...it's really rare to find a boat that age in that GREAT of condition! Good for you!

Danimal
02-25-2008, 09:25 AM
Great find Ryan!! You'll have to bring her down some weekend after the ice finally is gone and spend the day with us!!

Sodar
02-25-2008, 09:56 AM
Sweet Boat! Congrats and enjoy! I hope you are going to yank those tower feet off and restore that beauty back to her original self! ;)

barefoot
02-25-2008, 12:25 PM
Danimal...I'm taking you up on that offer! But I know you don't drink so I guess I'll have to bring my own beer ;)

barefoot
02-25-2008, 12:29 PM
The only thing I want this boat to do is go 42mph in a straight line so I can skim accross the water on my bare feet! Hopefully I'll be able to re-prop it to get a little more out of the hole and a little more top end.

The tower is that for resale. I say I won't use it, but I know it'll get used. I won't get much if I sold it, so might as well keep it.

flipper
02-25-2008, 12:49 PM
That boat is in great shape. Good find...congrats

rcnjson
02-26-2008, 01:18 PM
I want a ride!

#47of100TeamMC
02-26-2008, 02:23 PM
Nice find Ryan! Coffee Business must be good in Milwaukee! :D Enjoy, hope to see you on the water again this spring!

Danimal
02-26-2008, 03:40 PM
Danimal...I'm taking you up on that offer! But I know you don't drink so I guess I'll have to bring my own beer ;)

8p I don't think what I do is called drinking. It's like abuse....:cool: Looking forward to this summer!