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Hunterb
06-06-2005, 02:20 PM
Hi Teamtalk folks,

I thought some of you might be interested in seeing some pictures of my restoration project. It is a 1990 PS 190 that I bought last November and have been working on over the winter. I got lots of good suggestions from this site, particularly to do with the motor. It's all up and running now and it is awesome. So far I am thrilled with the boat's performance, other than docking it which is a challenge.

I have tried to attach pics to this message but it says they are too large. What do I need to do to attach a jpeg?

If anyone else is in the middle of, or starting a project like this, I would be happy to try to help out even if it is just to let you know what I did and what I would do if I were doing it again.

Thanks to all those who helped out with suggestions along the way.

Bruce

east tx skier
06-06-2005, 02:36 PM
Hi Bruce. Reduce the picture size to max of 600 pixels on the longest size using MS photo editor, photoshop, or other software. I, for one, would love to see the pictures.

Hunterb
06-06-2005, 02:51 PM
O.K. before I go through a ton of work I thought I would try it with one picture. I reduced the size to a maximum of 600 pixels on the longest side (width) and have attached it to this message. I'll see if it is tiny, which I suspect it may be. I've only attached one as a test.

Bruce

east tx skier
06-06-2005, 02:53 PM
Ta daaaaaa!

Hunterb
06-06-2005, 03:02 PM
Thanks for the tip. It worked. Now for my next trick I will attempt to attach more than one picture. I hope I don't stall the whole site.

Bruce

jsonova99
06-06-2005, 03:02 PM
Looks great, did you run into any fiberglass issues at all? Blisters to be more specific. I'm still trying to decide what to do with mine.

Hunterb
06-06-2005, 03:12 PM
No fiberglass issues at all, other than a ton of wet-sanding. No blisters at all. I actually drove all the way from Vancouver Island to L.A. to get this boat (four days round trip) so I grilled the owner pretty hard on the condition of the boat. I knew it was going to be a lot of work but I didn't want any nasty surprises like a rotten floor or blisters or a siezed motor.

The picture that shows the empty interior is what I started with. It has an Airboom tower as well that I have not put back on yet and I'm getting the new side decals this week. It's been a fun project so far and it runs beautifully. It's a nightmare to dock in my spot because the dock is on the left and there's a big Mirage to my right. I'll put up with that considering how nice it is in the slalom course.

Bruce

jsonova99
06-06-2005, 03:20 PM
Great job! :banana:

east tx skier
06-06-2005, 03:24 PM
Thanks for the tip. It worked. Now for my next trick I will attempt to attach more than one picture. I hope I don't stall the whole site.

Bruce

It'll work, but they won't show up. Just links if you do more than one.

Sure looks great!

Hunterb
06-06-2005, 04:11 PM
One last picture from the front.

Sledneck
06-06-2005, 04:53 PM
looks great.!

One question for you.. Did you cut the observer seat out.? or was it removeable.? My dash/observer seat is one peice..

furevo
06-06-2005, 05:07 PM
Looks great - any tips for carpet installation. I've gotten alot of good ones here, just wondered if you had any addtional insights while the job is fresh in your mind. I hope to install carpet this week.

MarkP
06-06-2005, 05:10 PM
No fiberglass issues at all, other than a ton of wet-sanding. No blisters at all. I actually drove all the way from Vancouver Island to L.A. to get this boat (four days round trip) so I grilled the owner pretty hard on the condition of the boat. I knew it was going to be a lot of work but I didn't want any nasty surprises like a rotten floor or blisters or a siezed motor.

The picture that shows the empty interior is what I started with. It has an Airboom tower as well that I have not put back on yet and I'm getting the new side decals this week. It's been a fun project so far and it runs beautifully. It's a nightmare to dock in my spot because the dock is on the left and there's a big Mirage to my right. I'll put up with that considering how nice it is in the slalom course.

Bruce
Nice work.:worthy: Seeing it nearly done makes me wish I had a project like that..

AirJunky
06-06-2005, 05:20 PM
It's a nightmare to dock in my spot because the dock is on the left and there's a big Mirage to my right. I'll put up with that considering how nice it is in the slalom course.
Hey Bruce,
Try backing it into your slip. I have the same issue & backing it in makes the boat turn towards the dock & away from the boat next to me. Also puts the swimstep right by the dock for loading & unloading.

Hunterb
06-06-2005, 05:24 PM
Furevo,

If I were doing the carpets again I would do each side as one piece. What I did was I installed the sides first trimming at the bottom, then I installed the floor sections and had to trim them to meet the bottom of the sides. It was a pain. Like I said, if I were doing it again I would cut a strip long enough to go from the back seat to under the dash and wide enough to go from the inside edge of the floor and up the sides. I would then glue it in stages. First the inside edge, then where it meets the sidewall, and then at the top of the sides. The only trimming required then would be on the three or four little indents on the floor. You will probably have a pleat up where the boat start to curve in, but you can deal with it behind the side covers where it's invisible. Putting the carpet up under the bow is a nuisance but you don't have to be as precise either. The removable sections of the floor are simple to cover. I used contact cement to glue the carpet. If you can find a sprayer to apply it it's a lot easier.

Sledneck,

The observer seat was cut out when I got it. I built in new supports when I made the new seat. I don't know why the P.O. cut the seat base out.

Bruce

tex
06-06-2005, 05:28 PM
nice work!

Cloaked
06-06-2005, 06:39 PM
Furevo,

If I were doing the carpets again I would do each side as one piece. What I did was I installed the sides first trimming at the bottom, then I installed the floor sections and had to trim them to meet the bottom of the sides. It was a pain. Like I said, if I were doing it again I would cut a strip long enough to go from the back seat to under the dash and wide enough to go from the inside edge of the floor and up the sides. I would then glue it in stages. First the inside edge, then where it meets the sidewall, and then at the top of the sides. The only trimming required then would be on the three or four little indents on the floor. You will probably have a pleat up where the boat start to curve in, but you can deal with it behind the side covers where it's invisible. Putting the carpet up under the bow is a nuisance but you don't have to be as precise either. The removable sections of the floor are simple to cover. I used contact cement to glue the carpet. If you can find a sprayer to apply it it's a lot easier.

Sledneck,

The observer seat was cut out when I got it. I built in new supports when I made the new seat. I don't know why the P.O. cut the seat base out.

BruceExcellent advice on the carpet installation. I just completed my carpet project and that is precisely how I did it. I even used the old carpet as a template for the center sections (do a little pre-planning upon removal). Made it that much easier. I'd even suggest using the side pieces as a template if they will pull out in one piece.

Hunterb
06-06-2005, 06:50 PM
Yes templates would make the carpet installation easier for sure. If I did it again I would measure the width needed for each side piece, add about six inches and then just trim off up under the gunwhales. Much easier than what I did. Experience is a tough teacher, it gives you the test first and the lesson after. I have a bunch of those little lessons that I learned with this project if anyone is considering tackling a similar job.

Bruce

Jorski
06-07-2005, 08:22 AM
Hunter....Waterski Magazine is looking for pictures of DIY restorations on older ski boats..the notice was at the very back of last months issue. You should consider sending them your photos and description of the project.

It looks great, Good job !

Hunterb
06-07-2005, 12:49 PM
Thanks Jorski,

Maybe I'll send a couple of pictures and see what they say. Maybe I can quit my day job. Or not. :)

Bruce

furevo
06-07-2005, 03:59 PM
Furevo,

If I were doing the carpets again I would do each side as one piece. What I did was I installed the sides first trimming at the bottom, then I installed the floor sections and had to trim them to meet the bottom of the sides. It was a pain. Like I said, if I were doing it again I would cut a strip long enough to go from the back seat to under the dash and wide enough to go from the inside edge of the floor and up the sides. I would then glue it in stages. First the inside edge, then where it meets the sidewall, and then at the top of the sides. The only trimming required then would be on the three or four little indents on the floor. You will probably have a pleat up where the boat start to curve in, but you can deal with it behind the side covers where it's invisible. Putting the carpet up under the bow is a nuisance but you don't have to be as precise either. The removable sections of the floor are simple to cover. I used contact cement to glue the carpet. If you can find a sprayer to apply it it's a lot easier.

Sledneck,

The observer seat was cut out when I got it. I built in new supports when I made the new seat. I don't know why the P.O. cut the seat base out.

Bruce

Thanks for the tips Bruce.

I'll let you know how it comes out.

Wes
06-07-2005, 07:13 PM
Great Job Hunter

I also drove from Kelowna to LA to get my latest Mastercraft...long trip but worth it.

Wes