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Karsken
11-28-2009, 08:08 PM
Hi I have just started the rebuild of a Prostar 190.
Ripped all the interior out know, dash and everything.
The plan is to repaint the hole boat in a Lexus grey color with some black. Have not desided finaly on how I want to go with dividing the color sceme. Anyone have some pics of black or grey prostars?
The interior leather is all black with a white stripe in the middle. Its been redone newly.
Some pics of the boat this evening. Its not a pretty sight :o
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a263/wakelake/DSC01844.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a263/wakelake/DSC01845.jpg

Thanks for any inputs :)

Skipper
11-29-2009, 10:01 AM
That is an ambitious project! Good luck.

ProStar200
11-29-2009, 10:48 AM
Doesn't look that bad. Just think what it will look like when your done. Enjoy your refirb, have fun, and take many pictures. Ask as many questions as you need answers to, someone here will have an answer for you. Good luck.

87MC owner
12-01-2009, 04:28 PM
Wow. I have an 87 Prostar with 900 hours on it that my dad bought new when i was a kid. I have been restoring it for the past few years and am almost done. I lack repainting the trailer and replacing one or two more gauges on the dash. Please post photos of your progression!!

BriEOD
12-01-2009, 10:29 PM
Good luck with that. Had an 87 190 for 7 years. Good solid boat.

Karsken
12-03-2009, 08:47 AM
Here are some pics from last night! I have now removed all of the grafix and every other thing that needs to go off before paint. I will try to get the windsheeld off today, the bolts are rusted so it might be a big job!

Next thing will be to go hard on the grinder to rub down the old paint.....not a nice job!!

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a263/wakelake/DSC01856.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a263/wakelake/DSC01857.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a263/wakelake/DSC01855.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a263/wakelake/DSC01852.jpg

Thrall
12-03-2009, 09:05 AM
Wow! You better buy stock in 3M sanding discs! How you going to paint the bottom? Looks like a concrete structure you're in. Maybe anchor in some eye bolts and pick it of the trailer?
Good luck with the project.

Karsken
12-03-2009, 09:19 AM
Hey Thrall, got lots of sanding discs :rolleyes:
Was planing on flipping the boat upside down, its totaly empty now so it should not be a problem.

The color is the Toyota 1G3 Gray, hope that will be cool :D

Karsken
12-03-2009, 12:28 PM
Latest update:
Windsheld is loose, and ready to dissassemble.
Also started grinding down the old paint. Started on the rear of the boat. Its ALOT of work!


http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a263/wakelake/DSC01861.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a263/wakelake/DSC01864.jpg

87MC owner
12-03-2009, 03:50 PM
Slowly but surely...it's looking more like a boat.

Karsken
12-03-2009, 04:15 PM
Last one of the day:

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a263/wakelake/DSC01865.jpg

Jim@BAWS
12-03-2009, 04:29 PM
Latest update:
Windsheld is loose, and ready to dissassemble.
Also started grinding down the old paint. Started on the rear of the boat. Its ALOT of work!
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A little confused here. Paint...did someone really paint the boat or are you removing the GELCOAT. You really need to remove the additional hardware on the stern. Stern eyes. speedo p/u tubes and exhaust. Could this hull have just been wet sanded then buffed out?

Jim@BAWS

Kevin 89MC
12-03-2009, 05:11 PM
Wow, big job! Weird to see a hull like mine stripped so far down. Good luck with the job, and keep us posted!
Kevin

Karsken
12-03-2009, 05:23 PM
Jim@BAWS: The boat has been repainted some 10 years ago, so im only removing the old paint. The original color on the boat was purple and green, typical color in the 80s.:o

A boat painted with a regular car paint will be good some years, but is not as good as the gelcoat. And is not possible to wetsand. If it where possible I would wetsand it.

Thrall
12-04-2009, 09:58 AM
What are those 5 holes in between the exhaust outlets for?

Karsken
12-04-2009, 12:36 PM
Ans to Thrall: The 5 holes has been the mounting holes to my homemade Wedge :D

Made a wedge a couple of years ago, with adjustable trim and everything. Worked good but the wake was better with weighting the boat, and the handling got terrible8p Still have it but now it will not come back on!

hkallestad
12-04-2009, 02:29 PM
Wow, nice project! So you have a prostar as well, cool! Keep up the blogging and taking photos! Stå på;-)!

Jim@BAWS
12-05-2009, 03:49 PM
Ans to Thrall: The 5 holes has been the mounting holes to my homemade Wedge :D

Made a wedge a couple of years ago, with adjustable trim and everything. Worked good but the wake was better with weighting the boat, and the handling got terrible8p Still have it but now it will not come back on!



LOVE THIS STATEMENT HA HA HA Can I use this is a SALES PRESENTATION

Jim@BAWS

Karsken
12-07-2009, 03:13 PM
This project might be a little bigger than planed, but I am not scared of a challenge.

Latest update: Have removed the top :D And cleaned out all of the interior.
The next step will be to remove all of the glue that is left from the carpet. And then high pressure wash it.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a263/wakelake/DSC01873.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a263/wakelake/DSC01871.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a263/wakelake/DSC01878.jpg

hkallestad
12-07-2009, 03:40 PM
So that's how my boat looks naked;-) I see you've got an aftermarket trailer, what trailer is it, Norwegian plates on it? I still drive illegal with mine(only a 10 minutes drive twice a year:-))

Karsken
12-07-2009, 04:30 PM
The trailer is aftermarket, think its a 2004 model. Dont remember the type. Its with plates, so its legal :) Have taken some trips around with the boat, but usually only the 500 meters from the house to the lake :)
Would like to have plates on the trailer that i use to the 240SC also. That boat handles nice in saltwater so would like to take more trips with it. Not so cool when i dont have plates and its an hour drive to the sea:mad:

babymoore3
12-07-2009, 08:56 PM
If Karsken makes it through this shouldn't he get an award for the most ambitious rebuild outside the factory?

Karsken
12-08-2009, 04:00 PM
babymoore3: hihi, yeah its a big project!

Here is todays update, I have washed it and most of all the glue from the old carpet came off.
Going away until next week so its to a standstill now.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a263/wakelake/DSC01882.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a263/wakelake/DSC01881.jpg

Next week it will be dry and ready to get some paint on some details inside :D

jipster43
12-10-2009, 08:43 PM
Wow! This will be awesome to watch progress. Good luck Karsken!

I have a good friend here in Bozeman who is from Norway. It sounds like an awesome place to live.

JP :)

Karsken
12-21-2009, 03:10 PM
Yeah, jipster43 Norway is a great place to live. As long as you have a heated place to work on some projects during the winter.

Its been a couple of days since I last worked on the boat. Now im back!


Today I have painted the inner walls and the engine mounting plates. Also gave the bracket that holds the pylon a coat. Hopefully I will get the boat flipped upside down and prepped for paint during the Christmas holiday!

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a263/wakelake/DSC01898.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a263/wakelake/DSC01900.jpg

Karsken
12-28-2009, 04:05 PM
My project came to a standstill! With the holidays and now a lot of snow and really cold days I have spent the days inside :)

Here is a pic of my other boat, she is outside as im using the garage to the other project.

Merry Christmas and a happy new year from Norway!
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a263/wakelake/22351_222138086970_611856970_357737.jpg

Patsfan
12-29-2009, 07:34 PM
You deserve a break. That is the way to refurb a baot. Nothing left un turned. I just bought a 87 190 Platium Edition. Just needs a new manifolds and some make up.
Does anyone know what made the platium edition special. Was it just the flake.
I would love to see what the inteior looks like when you get some pics.
Happy New Year!
Play off bound!:D

SkiDog
12-29-2009, 07:59 PM
You deserve a break. That is the way to refurb a baot. Nothing left un turned. I just bought a 87 190 Platium Edition. Just needs a new manifolds and some make up.
Does anyone know what made the platium edition special. Was it just the flake.
I would love to see what the inteior looks like when you get some pics.
Happy New Year!
Play off bound!:D


You did NOT buy an 87 Platinum edition. What you bought was an 88 Platinum prostar. This particular bot there were only 200 of them made, hence the 20th anniversary edition. It says you're in the southeast. If you live in Fla., I'd be willing to bet money that you bought my old platinum. Number 66. It was halfassed refurbished a while back. Jim @ bay Area Water Sports found it in a ad from Craigslist.There are some distinguishing things on that boat, if it indeed was mine. There are some Fla. Water Sports stickers on the back quarter panels. And the mirror has mastercraft etched in it.I gotta see if I can find the pics he sent me. Good luck on the rebuild. Can't wait to see it.

glassmaster
12-31-2009, 07:12 AM
You did NOT buy an 87 Platinum edition. What you bought was an 88 Platinum prostar. This particular bot there were only 200 of them made, hence the 20th anniversary edition. It says you're in the southeast. If you live in Fla., I'd be willing to bet money that you bought my old platinum. Number 66. It was halfassed refurbished a while back. Jim @ bay Area Water Sports found it in a ad from Craigslist.There are some distinguishing things on that boat, if it indeed was mine. There are some Fla. Water Sports stickers on the back quarter panels. And the mirror has mastercraft etched in it.I gotta see if I can find the pics he sent me. Good luck on the rebuild. Can't wait to see it.


How would you tell the difference between a "Platinum edition" and a regular 190. They look pretty much the same.

TMCNo1
12-31-2009, 08:46 AM
How would you tell the difference between a "Platinum edition" and a regular 190. They look pretty much the same.

Roughly, the only difference was the 20th Anniversary Platinum ProStar was the only 190 that year that was built with the Silver/Platinum metalflake stripe with red, red silver vinyl tape striping on the boat and on the trailer along with a serial # plaque on the dash from 1 to 20 of the 20 built. Sammy Duvall got Serial #1, w/ a 351W, Camille Duvall Hero got Serial #2, w/ a 351W and Ron Decker bought Serial #3 w/ a 351W at the Atlanta Boat Show, had it pulled from the show and had it sent back to the factory to have the 351W replaced with a 350 PCM Chevrolet the next week. That was the only one of the 20 built that ultimately had a 350 PCM Chevrolet as a powerplant from the factory. He sold that boat to his brother who let Triad Marine (Boats Unlimited) in Greensboro, NC, put it in their showroom and it was then sold to someone in Virginia.

SkiDog
12-31-2009, 09:52 AM
Roughly, the only difference was the 20th Anniversary Platinum ProStar was the only 190 that year that was built with the Silver/Platinum metalflake stripe with red, red silver vinyl tape striping on the boat and on the trailer along with a serial # plaque on the dash from 1 to 20 of the 20 built. Sammy Duvall got Serial #1, w/ a 351W, Camille Duvall Hero got Serial #2, w/ a 351W and Ron Decker bought Serial #3 w/ a 351W at the Atlanta Boat Show, had it pulled from the show and had it sent back to the factory to have the 351W replaced with a 350 PCM Chevrolet the next week. That was the only one of the 20 built that ultimately had a 350 PCM Chevrolet as a powerplant from the factory. He sold that boat to his brother who let Triad Marine (Boats Unlimited) in Greensboro, NC, put it in their showroom and it was then sold to someone in Virginia.

OH how I hate to call you out on this one #1, BUT, there were 200 of these boats built. Mine was #66. And mine actually came from Sammy Duval Mastercraft in Orlando. Fla. Water Sports got it from them when I told them i was coming to trade my 87 prostar. Paid close to full retail, almost $17,000.00!:D

TMCNo1
12-31-2009, 10:07 AM
OH how I hate to call you out on this one #1, BUT, there were 200 of these boats built. Mine was #66. And mine actually came from Sammy Duval Mastercraft in Orlando. Fla. Water Sports got it from them when I told them i was coming to trade my 87 prostar. Paid close to full retail, almost $17,000.00!:D

Sounds good to me.

DemolitionMan
12-31-2009, 10:11 AM
I will pay $17,000 right now for a brand new 190.

shepherd
12-31-2009, 11:25 AM
If Karsken makes it through this shouldn't he get an award for the most ambitious rebuild outside the factory?

I don't know... 03 35th has a pretty ambitious project going, including engine rebuild. Last I looked, a long time ago, it was moving along nicely.

Looks like a great project Karsken, something to keep you busy during that long winter! What about the engine? What do you have? And are you doing anything to it?

shepherd
12-31-2009, 11:27 AM
I will pay $17,000 right now for a brand new 190.

$17,500!!!

glassmaster
12-31-2009, 12:53 PM
Roughly, the only difference was the 20th Anniversary Platinum ProStar was the only 190 that year that was built with the Silver/Platinum metalflake stripe with red, red silver vinyl tape striping on the boat and on the trailer along with a serial # plaque on the dash from 1 to 20 of the 20 built. Sammy Duvall got Serial #1, w/ a 351W, Camille Duvall Hero got Serial #2, w/ a 351W and Ron Decker bought Serial #3 w/ a 351W at the Atlanta Boat Show, had it pulled from the show and had it sent back to the factory to have the 351W replaced with a 350 PCM Chevrolet the next week. That was the only one of the 20 built that ultimately had a 350 PCM Chevrolet as a powerplant from the factory. He sold that boat to his brother who let Triad Marine (Boats Unlimited) in Greensboro, NC, put it in their showroom and it was then sold to someone in Virginia.

I don't mean to be slow here but... I am a newbie.
The "Silver/Platinum metal flake stripe with red" does that mean that the gel coat red stripe had metal flake in it or the vinyl stripe had metal flake in it.
Where would the "serial # plaque" be located? On the boat or trailer or both.
Last do you know where there are photos of one?

SkiDog
12-31-2009, 12:57 PM
I don't mean to be slow here but... I am a newbie.
The "Silver/Platinum metal flake stripe with red" does that mean that the gel coat red stripe had metal flake in it or the vinyl stripe had metal flake in it.
Where would the "serial # plaque" be located? On the boat or trailer or both.
Last do you know where there are photos of one?

Only the silver was metalflake. All the red striping was just pinstriping tape, and that color was tomatoe red. Theres a picture of a platinum Prostar on page 3 of this thread towards the bottom. Its my old boat.

glassmaster
12-31-2009, 01:08 PM
Only the silver was metalflake. All the red striping was just pinstriping tape, and that color was tomatoe red. Theres a picture of a platinum Prostar on page 3 of this thread towards the bottom. Its my old boat.

Do you happen to know where the serial # plaque is located?

TMCNo1
12-31-2009, 01:18 PM
Do you happen to know where the serial # plaque is located?

On the dash near the mirror IIRC.

glassmaster
12-31-2009, 01:20 PM
Thanks,
I just found a thread on here and I am looking at the pic now

glassmaster
12-31-2009, 01:27 PM
Thanks,
I just found a thread on here and I am looking at the pic now

Here's the thread;

http://www.usopenofwaterskiing.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=24478

Karsken
01-01-2010, 11:22 AM
Well I had a couple of weeks off my project. Now I am back!
Today the boat got flipped upside down!
Tomorrow I will grind down the rest of it!

Shepherd
Looks like a great project Karsken, something to keep you busy during that long winter! What about the engine? What do you have? And are you doing anything to it?

The boat has a 351W engine. Its in ok shape. Im putting a new carb on it, and maybe a performer aluminum intake manifold.


http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a263/wakelake/DSC01913.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a263/wakelake/DSC01916.jpg

glassmaster
01-01-2010, 04:01 PM
Looks great so far.
Did you use an engine lift to flip it over? How did you do it?
Can't wait to see the rest of the build.
Good luck

Karsken
01-02-2010, 08:50 AM
GlassmasterDid you use an engine lift to flip it over? How did you do it?
Thats right, I used 2 engine lifts. We call them elephants over here :)
Was really easy. Made a bracket at the rear that the engine lift hooks on to!

Todays progress:
Grinding
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a263/wakelake/DSC01918.jpg
Grinding some more!!
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a263/wakelake/DSC01919.jpg

Looked like I had got a bag of flour in my head. Its a dusty job!

hkallestad
01-02-2010, 04:34 PM
[QUOTE=Karsken;650813]Well I had a couple of weeks off my project. Now I am back!


The boat has a 351W engine. Its in ok shape. Im putting a new carb on it, and maybe a performer aluminum intake manifold.


QUOTE]

I'm also replacing the carb this winter(from automotive to marine holley). Is there anything to gain by having a performance intake manifold?

thatsmrmastercraft
01-02-2010, 07:32 PM
[QUOTE=Karsken;650813]Well I had a couple of weeks off my project. Now I am back!


The boat has a 351W engine. Its in ok shape. Im putting a new carb on it, and maybe a performer aluminum intake manifold.


QUOTE]

I'm also replacing the carb this winter(from automotive to marine holley). Is there anything to gain by having a performance intake manifold?

You will gain about 25 HP with a Edelbrock Performer or equivalent intake. You will also lose about the same amount in weight switching to an aluminum intake.

glassmaster
01-13-2010, 04:33 PM
Karsken,
What do you have the hull resting on to keep it off the floor and support it evenly?

hkallestad
03-06-2010, 10:23 AM
Any news on your project Karsken?

woobiedmd
04-21-2010, 09:58 PM
Just found this thread. Very interesting. I'm sure we would all like to see an update which of course has to include pictures.

Karsken
05-06-2010, 01:19 AM
I have been working on all other things for a while.

The last week I got the projekt going again :)

I finished the grinding and moved the boat home to my garage. Then I put some epoxy primer on it.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a263/wakelake/DSC02070.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a263/wakelake/DSC02073.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a263/wakelake/DSC02072.jpg

Karsken
05-06-2010, 01:24 AM
The next day I cranked the heater and started painting, 3 coats of magnetic gray. Then 3 coats of hardcore clear coat :) The result is AWSOME!!!!! ME LIKE!!!

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a263/wakelake/DSC02077.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a263/wakelake/DSC02075.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a263/wakelake/DSC02078.jpg

Now I hope I have time to put it all together on the short time until wakeboard season is here!!

jipster43
05-30-2010, 04:54 PM
Wow! That is going to look awesome. Keep the pics flowing!

JP :)

glassmaster
05-30-2010, 08:57 PM
It looks like you are moving right along. Got any more pics of your progress?
When exactly is wakeboard season in Norway?
Parts must be scarce over there.

cds02
06-08-2010, 06:44 PM
Looks awesome. Im excited to see it done.

Sivesind
06-12-2010, 01:07 AM
Hi
Really nice project ! I`m really looking foreward to see more pictures. There are really not many projects like this here in Norway! Good luck man !

americanskierJim
06-12-2010, 09:01 AM
Kar, Looks great now that I am almost done with my boat I will have to watch your's come together.

Karsken
06-16-2010, 12:17 PM
Have been working on my other boat some weeks now to get that one ready
Its now on the water and im back on my pet project!
Here is me flipping it
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a263/wakelake/DSC00010.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a263/wakelake/DSC00012.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a263/wakelake/DSC02113.jpg

Here a pic from some nice water as I tested the wakeboard behind the Maristar 240SC the other day
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a263/wakelake/DSC02117.jpg

Jorski
06-16-2010, 12:34 PM
wow..looks great!

What did you use for the floor in that boat?

oxberger
06-16-2010, 02:07 PM
Great job Kar! Looking good. When do you think it'll be completed? Really looking foward to seeing that on the water and in the light of day!

thatsmrmastercraft
06-16-2010, 03:19 PM
That is some seriously clean work Karsken. :cool:

glassmaster
06-16-2010, 09:44 PM
Hey Karsken,
Nice shop and the boat looks cool too. I like the ceiling flipping must be nice.
I also would like to know what you are using for the floor. Is That some kind of hardwood flooring?
Anyway, lets see some more pics.

Karsken
06-17-2010, 02:25 AM
The floor is a vinyl floor that looks like teak flooring. It comes in tiles that are 97cm x 8cm. Easy to install and looks awsome. I hate the carpet flooring, as i often wakeboard during rany days.

Here is a pic

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a263/wakelake/P6130836.jpg

And one of the teak plattform

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a263/wakelake/P6130833.jpg

Next week I start my holyday, then I really can put some hours into it!!

oxberger
06-17-2010, 07:44 AM
What a great idea and it looks great with all you've done to your boat. Have a good holiday, looking foward to the pics of the progress you make.

hkallestad
07-09-2010, 06:27 PM
Any progress Karsken?

TLR67
07-12-2010, 03:20 PM
Man Great Work!!!!!!!!!!!!

Karsken
07-22-2010, 09:22 AM
Well here is a new picture update.
Yesterday I put the engine in and did a hole lot of electrical work. Its getting there but slow!!

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a263/wakelake/DSC02189.jpg

TLR67
07-22-2010, 09:52 AM
Nice Very Nice... However arent you concened about that Vinyl floor being slick and rotting, bubbling in time?

joecarew3
07-22-2010, 10:11 AM
The floor should be waterproof if its the same type of floor I'm thinking of. Did you glue it down or is it the floating floor. Your in Norway so I have no idea what type of winters you have, but if its anything like what we have (freezing cold) are you going to keep the boat in a heated garage? Or is it going to be winterized and frozen? I would be concerned with the shrinking through winter, but thats just me. Looks cool, must be a little slick when its soaked. Then again its not like your going to be running around on it. Cool project, like the color.

hkallestad
08-04-2010, 04:12 PM
More pictures!!! :-)