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cmw
10-29-2009, 10:51 AM
I just wanted to share some photos of of my boat. I asked a lot of questions last year and got the answers I need. Without all the advice and learning from others questions, I would still be working on it. The boat is a 1990 Maristar w/454. I will begin working on the trailer this winter after I put the black Tahoe back together. I purchased a new Tahoe 6 months ago so I have the old one in the garage torn apart working on the front in suspension.

cmw
10-29-2009, 10:55 AM
A couple more.

cmw
10-29-2009, 11:03 AM
One more.52784

ttu
10-29-2009, 11:29 AM
wow, looks great. :toast:

Ski-me
10-29-2009, 12:24 PM
What a great transformation....nice job!

jdl xstar
10-29-2009, 12:31 PM
Great work! Truly impressive transformation! :toast:

Jesus_Freak
10-29-2009, 12:36 PM
Amazing....

mayo93prostar
10-29-2009, 12:56 PM
Great resto. looks like a lot of hard work was put into it. good choices on colors and layout in vinyl. It always amazes me how much damage sun and water can do when people do not take care of things. It is great that you took the time to restore this boat. Hopefully you have a lot of fun with it.

TMCNo1
10-29-2009, 01:00 PM
Very nice job bringing it back to life.

cmw
10-29-2009, 01:00 PM
Thanks, I wish I could find pics of the hull. I have many hours wet sanding and using an orbital buffer. The motor was rebuilt before I bought it, so it ran great just looked like crap. Jim at BAWS helped me find a new starter and she was good to go. We used it quite a bit before I was ready to do the interior. I would take it apart during the week and put it back together for the weekend. Not the most efficient way to restore a boat. You could tell people thought I was the one to let this boat go. I would throw towels over the seats and just wave. I really mean this, if it was not a Mastercraft it would not have been worth doing. Everything held up well, except the back seat had to be rebuilt. They do build them right and I am sure that is why we see so many of the old ones still around.

cmw
10-29-2009, 01:47 PM
Sorry, a little out of order. Just looking for some of the restore. Just found these.

Panda Cub
10-29-2009, 01:48 PM
WOW! That is a beautiful piece of machinery!

454Prostar190
10-29-2009, 01:57 PM
Nice job!!

LaRue
10-29-2009, 02:21 PM
what a labor of love!. i hope she responds well to you for many years

MariStar-Man
10-29-2009, 04:00 PM
You went and took a Fine used boat and Made it NEW... How is someone going to be able to afford to buy your boatnow...gheesh...


hahah That is an awesome job! Hey are you doing anything next weekend...?:cool:

wakesurfer
10-29-2009, 04:40 PM
Hey great job!!! on your engine cover there is a billet looking vent cover of some sort above the drink holders, where did you get? how much was it? and what is it ? thanks for your time.

thatsmrmastercraft
10-29-2009, 07:48 PM
Very impressive restoration. There is something so satisfying about doing the job yourself.

cmw
10-30-2009, 07:16 AM
Hey great job!!! on your engine cover there is a billet looking vent cover of some sort above the drink holders, where did you get? how much was it? and what is it ? thanks for your time.

I cannot remember. I got the idea from someone here. My vent cover was in bad shape and the replacement was expensive. Actually, I copied the engine cover exactly and the upholster took that look and added it to the rest of the boat. I will look for the receipt tonight, but don't hold your breath, I'm not good at keeping records. Hopefully someone here might know.

Hrkdrivr
10-31-2009, 08:43 PM
Nice work!! Congrats!!