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LakePirate
05-05-2005, 11:27 AM
Well I just dropped about $929.70 on parts to get my Tristar running. :eek:

Skidim was great.

Erk are you sure you want to buy a boat?? :D

Anybody have a spare room I can shack up in when the credit card bill comes. I have a feeling I won't be welcome at home.

east tx skier
05-05-2005, 11:33 AM
Sounds like you may have to curl up under the motor box for a few nights.

LakePirate
05-05-2005, 11:37 AM
I bought one of those put up any where hammocks ( http://www.eaglesnestoutfit.com/index.html#prod ) I think I have figured out a reason to buy a tower.

east tx skier
05-05-2005, 11:54 AM
Nice. Keep your head down, soldier.

jimmer2880
05-05-2005, 01:56 PM
Title says it all... OUCH!


Glad she's running for you now.

BrianM
05-05-2005, 02:03 PM
What did you need that totaled over $900?

LakePirate
05-05-2005, 02:21 PM
2 Exhaust Manifolds (400)
All new hose (at up to 10.00 a foot it gets up there in a hurry)
Breakerless ignition (120)
160 Degree thermostat
Water/fuel seperator filter
Fuel filter
Gaskets of assorted sizes and flavors
New Belt
Impeller
Oil Pressure Sending unit

Don't remember the prices on everything

Somewhere on this list it should say...skiing during the week...priceless

BriEOD
05-05-2005, 03:14 PM
MAKE SURE you thoroughly drain both of those exaust manifolds before you pull them off. You don't want to pour any water back into the block that will end up in your oil pan.

jsonova99
05-05-2005, 03:17 PM
I was thinking about this kind of stuff when I was looking at that jump boat on Ebay. I bet that little simple boat is hiding a lot of expensive secrets.

JEREMY79
05-05-2005, 07:25 PM
I was thinking about this kind of stuff when I was looking at that jump boat on Ebay. I bet that little simple boat is hiding a lot of expensive secrets.
I've never seen a boat yet that didnt hide a bunch of expensive secrets somwhere.

erkoehler
05-05-2005, 07:27 PM
I'm down still! Can't wait....

Cloaked
05-05-2005, 08:08 PM
I'm down still! Can't wait....Patience young man. School is much more important than a dang boat. Once you get out, go for it. Then you can enjoy a boat comfortably... Been there.... Trust me... ;) :)

LakePirate
05-05-2005, 11:16 PM
And the hits keep coming....just found out tonight that there is a crack in the front housing of the carb....Gotta love it!

JEREMY79
05-05-2005, 11:19 PM
Dude just to make you feel better here is my "to purchase" list.

Intake
Carb
Valve covers
Water pump
Pulleys
Raw Water pump
Thermostat
All fuel lines
All water hoses

Maybe that will help. Just here for support dude.

LakePirate
05-05-2005, 11:21 PM
Thanks man....I needed the support
If you need any help I wil be an "expert" by then :D :eek3:

erkoehler
05-05-2005, 11:36 PM
SO, what sparked all of these repairs?

JEREMY79
05-05-2005, 11:39 PM
Just stupid s!it that I want to do. Like polished pulley. Every bracket is at the chroming shop. You know more money, more money

LakePirate
05-05-2005, 11:40 PM
Well it is 2.5 hours to the lake and the Maristar....It is only 10 minutes to the local puddle...trying to get more skiing in this year.

erkoehler
05-05-2005, 11:40 PM
Lake Pirate,

Why all of the sudden are you having such problems? Is this a new to you boat? Or has it been neglected? What gives?

LakePirate
05-05-2005, 11:43 PM
It needed some repair but the folks got a maristar so it was hard to work on a boat when I had one I could just jump in and take off...I have missed the direct drive, but that is for another thread. I have since determined that I needed to have my boat up and running.

erkoehler
05-05-2005, 11:47 PM
Thanks for the clarification. :D

LakePirate
05-05-2005, 11:47 PM
No Problem