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panshovel68
02-21-2009, 10:20 PM
Ok, so I bought a 1990 prostar190for $3800. The hull is great, interior is thrashed, and motor had two freeze plugs laying in bilge. Oh and the trailer is in good shape. Well my whole plan was to totally refurbish a prostar190 anyways, but it is getting a little more expensive than I thought. So I have the 3800 in the boat, the interior(less carpet) is contracted out for 3000, and I have a new motor orderd from Discount Inboard Marine for 6550 shipped. So I am now figuring $13,600 in my boat. My original estimate was about 11,000 so I am going to come in about 2500 higher. I know I could have got something newer for that money, but instead I decided to get a older boat and totally refurbish it with brand new engine and interior. Just curious what people here on teamtalk think?

jeff

TMCNo1
02-21-2009, 10:29 PM
For that price, I'd have sold you our '89 and all you had to do was crank it!

shepherd
02-21-2009, 10:46 PM
I sold my 1990 for $11K after refurbishing the interior, hull and trailer. The engine and transmission were still in good shape. Here's the thread on my project: http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=12550&highlight=diary
How are your transmission and hull?

If you throw in a new engine and your hull and trailer are in great shape, you're in the ballpark in terms of investment/value. Maybe a little higher, but you'll have the pride and enjoyment of having "built" your own boat. Those '90 PS190s are great boats. But like No1 said, you probably could have saved a lot of money just buying one straight up.

Good luck!

erkoehler
02-21-2009, 10:50 PM
Check Jasper for a better price on a motor........

TX.X-30 fan
02-21-2009, 10:59 PM
Check Jasper for a better price on a motor........

Sounds high huh?

panshovel68
02-21-2009, 11:00 PM
I expected to spend 1500 on interior. I really had no idea that it would be 3000. One lady told me 4500 and that really scared me. In the motor department I decided to replace the 260hp ford with a 315hp pcm chevy. It is a complete motor with exaust, intake, top mount starter, the works. It is on DIMs website, the bobtail350. And I am hopeing the trans is in good condition.

pbloss
02-21-2009, 11:16 PM
DIM will steer you in right direction, Good luck man!

Pat

coz
02-22-2009, 06:57 AM
all you had to do was crank it!

I think he needed a newer version :rolleyes: those old crank start ProStars are a PITA 8p

http://www.abarnyard.com/workshop/images/handcrank.jpg

Good luck with the rehab.

TMCNo1
02-22-2009, 07:50 AM
I think he needed a newer version :rolleyes: those old crank start ProStars are a PITA 8p

http://www.abarnyard.com/workshop/images/handcrank.jpg

Good luck with the rehab.

Thanks Coz, that was my big laugh for the day, U Da Man!

ShamrockIV
02-22-2009, 08:16 AM
if tmc will sell his boat we need to buy it and start a museum. i would hate to let my crew in that pristine boat!

JohnE
02-22-2009, 08:36 AM
Sounds like you will have a nice boat when you are done. But you will have more money into it than it is worth as a sale. Just keep it and use it and enjoy.

BriEOD
02-22-2009, 09:08 AM
Yeah, I agree. If you are going to keep it forever, no big deal. However, if it was me I would have looked else where for the time you are going to invest. $3k for interior! Holy smokes. Run a search for in the upholstery section for "the man." I'd call Jim Friant and ask him what he wants for a complete set of skins. You could do the tear out and install pretty easily. Just pulling staples and using a staple gun. I'd bet it is closer to 1,500-2$K. Just a guess.

shepherd
02-22-2009, 09:42 AM
I think he needed a newer version :rolleyes: those old crank start ProStars are a PITA 8p


I've seen Harold's boat in person, and it doesn't have a crank start.
But I think I saw him throw some hamster food under the engine cover once. :rolleyes:

BriEOD
02-22-2009, 09:50 AM
There is some debate among the old TT'ers that this Harold guy does not really exist. According to a source with first hand knowledge, he is really just a PhotoShop pro under the auspices of being a MC owner.;)

I know I never saw him at the Southern MC reunion. :D

TMCNo1
02-22-2009, 10:17 AM
I've seen Harold's boat in person, and it doesn't have a crank start.
But I think I saw him throw some hamster food under the engine cover once. :rolleyes:

Wasn't hampster food, just some uppers! Get them high and they don't know their own strength!

44802

TMCNo1
02-22-2009, 10:20 AM
There is some debate among the old TT'ers that this Harold guy does not really exist. According to a source with first hand knowledge, he is really just a PhotoShop pro under the auspices of being a MC owner.;)

I know I never saw him at the Southern MC reunion. :D

And we probably never will! 12 trips to Central Florida towing a boat is more than enough in a lifetime!

BriEOD
02-22-2009, 10:23 AM
And we probably never will! 12 trips to Central Florida towing a boat is more than enough in a lifetime!

Well, you'll have to come to the mid-Atlantic reunion (if there is such a thing) as I have been relocated north so I can see the "Machine."

panshovel68
02-22-2009, 10:23 AM
Here are a few pics.

panshovel68
02-22-2009, 10:25 AM
Looking rough

BriEOD
02-22-2009, 10:26 AM
Wow! :eek:

You have your work cut-out for you.

panshovel68
02-22-2009, 10:43 AM
I know! Those pics were a few weeks ago. Here are some from last weekend.

TMCNo1
02-22-2009, 10:48 AM
I know! Those pics were a few weeks ago. Here are some from last weekend.

Holy crap, after seeing that, I think I'll go furniture polish my bilge! My hampsters deserve an nice place to live!

BriEOD
02-22-2009, 10:48 AM
Well, you'll get there. As a result, you will know your boat inside and out!

shepherd
02-22-2009, 10:49 AM
Well, you'll have to come to the mid-Atlantic reunion (if there is such a thing) as I have been relocated north so I can see the "Machine."

Or... you could come down to CSM now that you are living closer to Charlotte. I hear this mysterious Harold guy might make an appearance with his legendary boat.

Good luck with the refurb panshovel. I hope you stick around and keep us posted on your progress. I'd really like to see the finished product.

BriEOD
02-22-2009, 10:50 AM
I just can't fathom how a boat gets that bad!:mad:

BriEOD
02-22-2009, 10:52 AM
Or... you could come down to CSM now that you are living closer to Charlotte. I hear this mysterious Harold guy might make an appearance with his legendary boat.



That's a thought. Looks like it is only about 7 hours. However, I have family there and if I didn't visit I'd never hear the end of it.:rolleyes:

TMCNo1
02-22-2009, 10:52 AM
Yeah, I agree. If you are going to keep it forever, no big deal. However, if it was me I would have looked else where for the time you are going to invest. $3k for interior! Holy smokes. Run a search for in the upholstery section for "the man." I'd call Jim Friant and ask him what he wants for a complete set of skins. You could do the tear out and install pretty easily. Just pulling staples and using a staple gun. I'd bet it is closer to 1,500-2$K. Just a guess.


Here is his info, http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=176680&postcount=1

panshovel68
02-22-2009, 10:55 AM
This is as far as I got it yesterday.

shepherd
02-22-2009, 11:08 AM
Wow, that is going to be a fun project. :)

cbryan70
02-22-2009, 03:02 PM
You are motivated. i would check around on the motor

thatsmrmastercraft
02-22-2009, 03:44 PM
Its looking better already.

JLeuck64
02-22-2009, 10:35 PM
Myself being one who has brought one back from the grave yard...

All I can say is take more pictures than you think you will need to. Months from now you will be grateful for the memory joggers. Bag and tag everything! Zip lock baggies and a sharpie will help you identify where those fasteners etc. go later on.

Good luck,

JohnE
02-23-2009, 08:58 AM
That's a thought. Looks like it is only about 7 hours. However, I have family there and if I didn't visit I'd never hear the end of it.:rolleyes:

You can visit the relatives anytime. CSM is only once a year..........:D

It's a good time.:cool:

TMCNo1
02-23-2009, 09:10 AM
That's a thought. Looks like it is only about 7 hours. However, I have family there and if I didn't visit I'd never hear the end of it.:rolleyes:

Question, uhhhhhhhh, do the relatives party, do powerturns in the dark and speak the MasterCraft language?http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/36/36_19_1.gif (http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZSfox000)

03 35th Anniversary
02-25-2009, 08:21 AM
Looks like were in the same boat...

JohnE
02-25-2009, 08:42 AM
Did I miss something Johnny? You buy a project boat?

03 35th Anniversary
02-25-2009, 08:52 AM
Did I miss something Johnny? You buy a project boat?

Nope, The economy sucks so I traded!!!

JohnE
02-25-2009, 09:29 AM
Nope, The economy sucks so I traded!!!

I'm not sure if you are joking....:confused:

SkiDog
02-25-2009, 09:51 AM
I'm not sure if you are joking....:confused:

He's not joking! Told me that he didn't wanna get to CSM and have to race Shep, and get embarrassed!:D

TMCNo1
02-25-2009, 10:10 AM
He's not joking! Told me that he didn't wanna get to CSM and have to race Shep, and get embarrassed!:D


I believe he can still take Shep with that boat! All he has to do is get a good holeshot on Shep and he can blind him with flying leaves and chunks of upholstery!

03 35th Anniversary
02-25-2009, 10:14 AM
I believe he can still take Shep with that boat! All he has to do is get a good holeshot on Shep and he can blind him with flying leaves and chunks of upholstery!

Hey Hey Hey Now!!!

The back seat is still brand new!!!

SkiDog
02-25-2009, 10:19 AM
Hey Hey Hey Now!!!

The back seat is still brand new!!!

wHATS THE TEAK LOOK LIKE?

03 35th Anniversary
02-25-2009, 10:30 AM
wHATS THE TEAK LOOK LIKE?

HELL!!!!!!!!!

03 35th Anniversary
02-25-2009, 10:33 AM
wHATS THE TEAK LOOK LIKE?

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Dan K
02-25-2009, 11:18 AM
Is that clamp on the platform for a trolling motor ?

03 35th Anniversary
02-25-2009, 11:23 AM
Is that clamp on the platform for a trolling motor ?

No its the center cap off the rub-rail in the back.

It's just sitting on the platform.

shepherd
02-25-2009, 12:04 PM
He's not joking! Told me that he didn't wanna get to CSM and have to race Shep, and get embarrassed!:D

I believe he can still take Shep with that boat! All he has to do is get a good holeshot on Shep and he can blind him with flying leaves and chunks of upholstery!

You guys crack me up. 8p

TMCNo1
02-25-2009, 12:27 PM
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

From what I've seen, the platform only needs a little touch-up!:rolleyes:

03 35th Anniversary
02-25-2009, 01:21 PM
From what I've seen, the platform only needs a little touch-up!:rolleyes:

Some of the wood is split....

Wanna trade???

SkiDog
02-25-2009, 01:51 PM
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

I'd bet that if you sent that thing to harold, he would LOVE the challange! Whatda say #1?;)

cbryan70
02-25-2009, 03:29 PM
This would make for a good thread....skidog good thinking. #1 you up for it? Document all phases

I'd bet that if you sent that thing to harold, he would LOVE the challange! Whatda say #1?;)

Hunterb
02-27-2009, 10:27 PM
I did exactly what you are doing with a PS 190 a few years ago. I had to build the complete interior (seats, side panels etc.). It cost me about $1,500 for a shop to so all the upholstery, including the foam. I did not have to do major motor work so I was lucky there. It is a big job you are taking on but you can do it and the end result is a GREAT slalom boat. I'm actually going to sell mine because I need more room now that the kids are bigger but I'm looking at a PS 205 beacause it has the bow seating but still has a good wake.

Anyway, good luck with the project !! I would post some pictures of mine so you can see that it's possible to end up with a decent boat but I can't seem to make the attachments work, or the search feature. If I can find them I will post a couple.

If you have any questions about the boat I can probably answer them to some degree. Feel free to ask away.

Bruce

Hunterb
02-27-2009, 10:44 PM
I found the link but cannot see the pictures for some reason. Here's the link. Hopefully the pictures turn up on your computer.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=3248&highlight=restoration

Bruce

JDH88
02-28-2009, 12:19 AM
I just had my 94 Prostar interior refurbished to include carpet for less than 3-G's...and it looks sweet. I have the boat in storage or I'd include pictures. Not sure where your located but my work was done at Bennetts Boat Repair in Maryville Tenn. Good Luck!

jasonba1
02-28-2009, 05:28 PM
I am having my interior done right now by viper customs in maryville tn. I am doing 3 colors ,custom embrodiery on the seats and making the driver seat a bolster seat for 1600. So I would keep looking for a better quote on interiors.

03 35th Anniversary
02-28-2009, 05:36 PM
I am having my interior done right now by viper customs in maryville tn. I am doing 3 colors ,custom embrodiery on the seats and making the driver seat a bolster seat for 1600. So I would keep looking for a better quote on interiors.

Are you saying that the entire cost is $1,600 or just the driver's seat?

cbryan70
02-28-2009, 06:10 PM
Im thinking he means the entire cost.....you need to save for the baby

03 35th Anniversary
02-28-2009, 06:12 PM
Im thinking he means the entire cost.....you need to save for the baby

Baby needs a good place to sit. Right?

jasonba1
02-28-2009, 08:20 PM
It is for the entire boat

TMCNo1
02-28-2009, 09:17 PM
I am having my interior done right now by viper customs in maryville tn. I am doing 3 colors ,custom embrodiery on the seats and making the driver seat a bolster seat for 1600. So I would keep looking for a better quote on interiors.

Are those people the custom wakeboard boat builders in the old Skiers Choice plant on 411 between Maryville and Vonore?

jasonba1
02-28-2009, 10:11 PM
Yea that is them if you need there number let me know, On interiors he subs that out to leading edge marine in loudon.

jasonba1
02-28-2009, 10:15 PM
Viper is doing all my work, if anyone needs custom work or refurbishing a boat I highly reccomend them best work I have seen and very reasonable prices

03 35th Anniversary
02-28-2009, 10:17 PM
Viper is doing all my work, if anyone needs custom work or refurbishing a boat I highly reccomend them best work I have seen and very reasonable prices

Do you have a link for these guys?

jasonba1
02-28-2009, 11:02 PM
yea its vipercustoms.com but there website is under construction so there is not much on it, He hopes to have it up in a couple of weeks. You can call Jim Jackson at 865-388-4096.

TMCNo1
03-01-2009, 12:22 AM
yea its vipercustoms.com but there website is under construction so there is not much on it, He hopes to have it up in a couple of weeks. You can call Jim Jackson at 865-388-4096.

http://www.vipercustoms.com/
http://stores.ebay.com/Viper-Customs_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZQ2d33QQftidZ1QQtZkm

panshovel68
03-03-2009, 07:50 PM
Im not sure but it may just be that I am in the DC area and that is why it is so expensive for the interior. I cannot find any one else for under $3500. It does seem expensive but as long as the end result is top notch i can deal with the price. I should be receiving the motor fri, and as long as the weather is decent I should have it in by sunday. The interior should be done the following weekend. I am wondering with a new motor spitting out 55 more horespower if I will need to reprop?

03 35th Anniversary
03-03-2009, 08:02 PM
I am wondering with a new motor spitting out 55 more horespower if I will need to reprop?

You will just have to run it and see.

I will be adding HP to the 93 I am restoring.

panshovel68
03-08-2009, 03:27 PM
I am now trying to remove strut bushings.:mad: Any ideas?

TMCNo1
03-08-2009, 03:43 PM
I am now trying to remove strut bushings.:mad: Any ideas?
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=579491&postcount=11

jasonba1
03-10-2009, 02:15 PM
panshovel sent you a pm maybe it will help if I can help anymore feel free to email me at jbaggett@tnrmt.com

panshovel68
03-10-2009, 08:33 PM
I have the new motor!

mayo93prostar
03-24-2009, 07:20 AM
show pics of it

captain planet
03-26-2009, 04:15 PM
:popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:


..............so where is the motor already?????

Gamble
03-26-2009, 06:52 PM
...........maybe he's out breakin' it on!

03 35th Anniversary
04-03-2009, 12:12 PM
Ok does anybody know what glue to use to put the new carpet back in one of these 190s?

Gamble
04-03-2009, 07:32 PM
regular carpet glue you buy at Home Depot should work.........the stuff that comes in quart containers for indoor/outdoor carpet I would assume should do the trick.

C3roosen
04-09-2009, 11:02 AM
I am gettin my boat all new recover on interior for 1000.. He is doing a hell of a job too. He does many boats in the area. Also a 1990 ps190. Also I would call jasper for the motor, I think you can do better there.

kmaclean
04-14-2009, 10:53 AM
No way....you boat is a classic.....were redoing our 89 tristar right now....custom, not original.

panshovel68
04-14-2009, 05:30 PM
pics on the way! made alot of progress.

panshovel68
04-14-2009, 05:32 PM
i used 3m multipurpose spray adhesive... it seems to work well.

panshovel68
04-19-2009, 08:53 PM
Here are the pics. Please let me know what you think. If you look back at original pics it was a bucket. Im starting to get proud of her!

BriEOD
04-19-2009, 09:08 PM
Motor looks great!! The boat is cleaning up nicely.

panshovel68
04-19-2009, 09:46 PM
Thanks briEOD, I cant wait to splash her. I ski about an hour from you. We have a slalom course off the Potomac!!! I have a few more details to attend to. She has come along way from the pics on page two of this thread

panshovel68
04-19-2009, 10:15 PM
A before and after shot.

03 35th Anniversary
04-19-2009, 10:32 PM
Looks great

rholmes
04-20-2009, 01:06 AM
Well done! It wasn't too long ago I was doing the same stuff, brings back good memories... I think.

Craig
04-20-2009, 09:27 AM
awesome work.

CantRepeat
04-20-2009, 09:40 AM
A before and after shot.

Looks great. What are you going to do with the cup holders in the motor cover?

panshovel68
04-20-2009, 09:56 AM
Looks great. What are you going to do with the cup holders in the motor cover?

I will be putting them back in once im done with all the other odds and ends. I also have to glue that vent cover back on. So far I am guessing I have 80 hours or so in labor. I had to replace the two center floor sections, The front one that tucks under the observer seat was a bear to replace. The rear section that the back seat sits on was pretty easy tho. I put all the carpet in myself, that was a bear also. Also thanks everyone for the advice and encouraging posts!!!!!!!!!!!!

03 35th Anniversary
04-20-2009, 10:04 AM
I will be putting them back in once im done with all the other odds and ends. I also have to glue that vent cover back on. So far I am guessing I have 80 hours or so in labor. I had to replace the two center floor sections, The front one that tucks under the observer seat was a bear to replace. The rear section that the back seat sits on was pretty easy tho. I put all the carpet in myself, that was a bear also. Also thanks everyone for the advice and encouraging posts!!!!!!!!!!!!

Did you lay new carpet all the way up into the bow of the boat?

panshovel68
04-20-2009, 10:13 AM
Did you lay new carpet all the way up into the bow of the boat?

Yes i did, And got lucky...I pulled the old out(two big strips) and traced them on to the new carpet. The new fit great! It was rough fishing the carpet under observer seat and keeping it lined up. The wifey and I went through about 15 cans of the 3m sprat adhesive. Am now waiting on the new stereo to arrive to instasl speakers so i can attach gunnels permenantly.

03 35th Anniversary
04-20-2009, 10:21 AM
Yes i did, And got lucky...I pulled the old out(two big strips) and traced them on to the new carpet. The new fit great! It was rough fishing the carpet under observer seat and keeping it lined up. The wifey and I went through about 15 cans of the 3m sprat adhesive. Am now waiting on the new stereo to arrive to instasl speakers so i can attach gunnels permenantly.

I separated the deck to do it on this 93 I have.

CantRepeat
04-20-2009, 10:25 AM
I will be putting them back in once im done with all the other odds and ends.

Oh I thought maybe you ordered new holders to go in.


The boat is just amazing from the before to after, we all see that. It's jobs like these that make me think I can do anything to a boat.

Keep up the work, we're all waiting to see it in the water!

panshovel68
04-20-2009, 10:27 AM
I separated the deck to do it on this 93 I have.

I strongly considerd undecking it, but was too scared!!!!!!!!!

panshovel68
04-20-2009, 10:29 AM
Oh I thought maybe you ordered new holders to go in.


The boat is just amazing from the before to after, we all see that. It's jobs like these that make me think I can do anything to a boat.

Keep up the work, we're all waiting to see it in the water!

You dont know what it means to me getting these compliments on the work my wife and I did. Thank you so much everyone.

03 35th Anniversary
04-20-2009, 10:39 AM
I strongly considerd undecking it, but was too scared!!!!!!!!!


Nothing to it other than drilling out a few hundred rivets....

What you did looks good.

panshovel68
04-20-2009, 10:48 AM
Nothing to it other than drilling out a few hundred rivets....

What you did looks good.

Thanks! I bet it was alot easier to undeck than do what I did. replacing the floor board that the ski pole and battery tray is in was rough. I had to come along up the dash in three places with out cracking anything and Fish that floor board in. It was hard to just get old floor board out! I wish I talked to you first. would have been easier on the back!

03 35th Anniversary
04-20-2009, 10:57 AM
Thanks! I bet it was alot easier to undeck than do what I did. replacing the floor board that the ski pole and battery tray is in was rough. I had to come along up the dash in three places with out cracking anything and Fish that floor board in. It was hard to just get old floor board out! I wish I talked to you first. would have been easier on the back!

I don't know if talking to me first would have helped anything. This is the first time I have ever done this.

panshovel68
04-20-2009, 10:59 AM
I don't know if talking to me first would have helped anything. This is the first time I have ever done this.

Prolly would have gave me the courage to undeck.

panshovel68
04-25-2009, 10:19 PM
Going to have some new pics up tomorrow, made good progress today. The exaust is complete, fuel tank is in, and plumbing is done. I am getting up early working on boat till eleven or so, then going out footing for a few hours!!!!!!!!! Then coming home and mabye having enough daylight and energy to fire up the new motor! Keeping my fingers crossed.

CantRepeat
04-25-2009, 10:34 PM
Great work Pan. Let's see some pics of it on the water once you are done!

panshovel68
05-07-2009, 09:59 PM
Going to slash her this sunday, cant wait:) We finally got the stereo in, a new sony. My new boom with the 18inch extension came in, got that fitted. Ive had the motor running a couple of times(runs great and sounds great). All that is left is to put on the prop, refinish the teak, and try to bring the shine back to the hull.

Now I just hope the trans will hold up to the new motor, and I dont have to reprop. But if they dont, I will replace. Anybody have any input on the PCM 1.23:1 trans?

panshovel68
05-15-2009, 07:53 PM
some new pics....took to mastercraft dealer to look over boat and sea trail. The tech had to fine tune engine alignment(from .008 to .002), and I had him instal a fresh water flush kit. He said all gauges work, no vibrations and topped out at 5200rpm. All systems go!!!!

deereman
05-15-2009, 11:12 PM
Ok, so I bought a 1990 prostar190for $3800. The hull is great, interior is thrashed, and motor had two freeze plugs laying in bilge. Oh and the trailer is in good shape. Well my whole plan was to totally refurbish a prostar190 anyways, but it is getting a little more expensive than I thought. So I have the 3800 in the boat, the interior(less carpet) is contracted out for 3000, and I have a new motor orderd from Discount Inboard Marine for 6550 shipped. So I am now figuring $13,600 in my boat. My original estimate was about 11,000 so I am going to come in about 2500 higher. I know I could have got something newer for that money, but instead I decided to get a older boat and totally refurbish it with brand new engine and interior. Just curious what people here on teamtalk think?

jeff

I think that the estimate you got for the interior is a little high. I live in the Milwaukee, WI area and I got a $2500 estimate for my 87 PS 190 even in the Milwaukee area. I'm thinking I can still get a better price if I take it to some small shop up north. Good luck on the project!!

panshovel68
05-15-2009, 11:18 PM
I think that the estimate you got for the interior is a little high. I live in the Milwaukee, WI area and I got a $2500 estimate for my 87 PS 190 even in the Milwaukee area. I'm thinking I can still get a better price if I take it to some small shop up north. Good luck on the project!!

It is a little pricey, but it turned out great! It wasnt a basic reskinning, I needed new foam and gunnels. I attribute the high prices to living in the DC area. But she is done finally, just in time to ski:)

puck_11
05-16-2009, 03:24 AM
Wow, looks great!

panshovel68
05-16-2009, 10:21 PM
Great work Pan. Let's see some pics of it on the water once you are done!

Here she is! Ran great!

Doug G
05-17-2009, 07:45 AM
Looks really good, glad you had fun with it

farmboy0318
05-17-2009, 05:23 PM
I personally love the older boats. I have an 81 stars in stripes that is in great shape that I am slowly restoring and an 80 model stars and stripes that has needed a lot more attention (stringers, transom, trailer, carpet, need i go on?). But there is nothing like pulling up to a dock with a classic like that and everyone crowds around just to look. I say good for you for taking on the project. Take pride in it.

panshovel68
05-17-2009, 07:30 PM
I personally love the older boats. I have an 81 stars in stripes that is in great shape that I am slowly restoring and an 80 model stars and stripes that has needed a lot more attention (stringers, transom, trailer, carpet, need i go on?). But there is nothing like pulling up to a dock with a classic like that and everyone crowds around just to look. I say good for you for taking on the project. Take pride in it.




I agree 100%

panshovel68
05-18-2009, 07:23 PM
Got some teak work done after work today!!!!!!!!!!!

Gamble
05-19-2009, 07:39 PM
looks like some GREAT work!! Enjoy it!!

Patrick Hardy
05-19-2009, 08:03 PM
Awesome job, it looks great!

panshovel68
05-26-2009, 10:00 PM
To answer my own question, yea it was worth it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Willski
05-26-2009, 10:22 PM
Looks great. Glad to see you are enjoying it, not just working on it!

panshovel68
05-27-2009, 05:49 PM
Looks great. Glad to see you are enjoying it, not just working on it!

me too, glad the work is done...just in time

damaged442
05-28-2009, 07:30 AM
This is a great thread! As long as YOU feel it was worth it in the end, that's all that matters!! You have done one hell of a job bringing this boat back! Enjoy!

CantRepeat
05-28-2009, 08:36 AM
Excellent job! You should be very proud of your effort, I know I would be. It's always nice to see something most people would have drop in the junkyard turned into something most people would love to have and enjoy!

Tip my hat to you, sir!

callaway_1
05-28-2009, 11:48 AM
Nice work!
Congratulations!

MarcRaiderfan
06-05-2009, 02:34 AM
Wow.. great job! I have the same boat and I love it. I almost bought a new one this year and decided to drop another 5k into this one with a tower and sound system. I had it re-upholstered year before last and various other mechanical tweeks..Next is the trailer brake overhaul. I have so much into this boat I could have bought a much newer one, but I love this boat.. Yours turned out great. I have to admit when I saw what you started with, I was a skeptic..but you made it happen! Well done.

panshovel68
06-12-2009, 03:39 PM
I love the 90 prostar. Great hull for footing and slalom. Thanks!