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Tealchevy
10-14-2010, 09:48 AM
Purchased this boat back in the beginning of September from CooperSS.com. It was on Lake Mcquinney here in Texas during the real bad June flood. It is a controlled lake so it was on a stationary dock. The water rose so fast no one had time to push their boats out which cause literally hundreds of boats to be damaged, (mostly inboards).

It is a 1995 Mastercraft Prostar 190 with the LT1 option for that year. White with red/purple accents on the interior and exterior. 1400 hours! yikes!

Pics of how it sat in the salvage yard...

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/IMG_0303.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/IMG_0306-1.jpg

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Tealchevy
10-14-2010, 09:49 AM
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Tealchevy
10-14-2010, 10:00 AM
The "salvage yard" where all of the the local boats were being kept was also a marine service company. The boat had been serviced by them for the past few years so I was able to get a little history on it. He had pickled the engine prior to parking it and said that it had some cooling issues earlier in the year but all was taken care of.

First thing I did when getting the boat home was pull the interior out so nothing would be damaged during the process of the rebuild. The interior is literally flawless, doubt that it is the original vinyl but it is not brand new either.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1285079194.jpg

Tealchevy
10-14-2010, 10:02 AM
Next I pulled all the old plugs out and replaced them with the CORRECT delco plugs, changed the oil twice, replaced the fuel filter, pulled the fuel cell and drained it. Here you can see that it did in fact "sink" or at least the *** end did...

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1285079168.jpg

Next was a new battery and tried to start it. Turned and turned but nothing. Took about half a day of tracing wires and checking relays before we looked up at the lanyard.....that wasn't plugged in. FAIL.

After we secured the lanyard it cranked right up. Ran it up to operating temp a few times and started to get it ready for the trip down to Kemah for fiberglass work.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1285079211.jpg

Tealchevy
10-14-2010, 10:08 AM
Next was replacing all of the lights on the trailer, checking tires and brakes.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1285079223.jpg

Kemah is about a 3.5 hour drive for me and some people were wondering why take it so far. Friend of the family and he is a MASTER at gelcoat work. Here are some of the pictures he took during the process of repairing the fiberglass and gelcoat.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1285618004.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1286380095.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1286380112.jpg

thatsmrmastercraft
10-14-2010, 10:18 AM
Welcome to Team Talk. Looks like a great project. Did you ever find out how long the boat sat wet? Did any water get into the trans? I can see why you drove the distance for the great fiberglass/gel work.

Tealchevy
10-14-2010, 10:25 AM
While it was in Kemah for two weeks I got a little bored and decided to give the swimdeck some attention. First off, a small piece had been broken off so I removed a few screws, sanded it, and applied some waterproof wood glue. Countersunk about 6 more stainless screws on the backside for some added strength. The deck had also been sealed with GOBS of sealer so it all had to be sanded off and teak oil was applied.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1285079234.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1285079281.jpg

Tealchevy
10-14-2010, 10:26 AM
Welcome to Team Talk. Looks like a great project. Did you ever find out how long the boat sat wet? Did any water get into the trans? I can see why you drove the distance for the great fiberglass/gel work.

Not sure how long it sat submerged. The transmission fluid looks extremely clean.

Tealchevy
10-14-2010, 10:30 AM
Picked it up last Friday from Kemah and I am amazed at how perfect he matched the gelcoat. You literally cannot tell any work was done. AT ALL. It is back here at the shop and I am waiting till I have some free time to dip it in the lake and check mechanicals one last time. Installing new radio (the old radio turned on but no sound was coming out), remotes and some small interior pieces.

Washing the interior at the house...

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/IMG_1093.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1286975861.jpg

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ttu
10-14-2010, 10:36 AM
dang, that is a great rebuild so far.

Tealchevy
10-14-2010, 10:36 AM
And pertaining to the windshield because I am sure there will be some questions. The windshield is made by Taylor Made Systems. I contacted them and they wanted a model number for it. I called Mastercraft and was told that they don't have a Taylor Made number for it. I thought that they were giving me the runaround because they want to sell me the windshield for $1360. My contact at taylor made called Mastercraft with the hull number and in fact they did not have a Taylor Made number for it because of its age. Taylor Made said that I can work with their specialty department on a custom windshield but it would end up being more than what Mastercraft wants. So it looks like $1360 is where I stand on the windshield, the good thing is that there are two in stock.

thatsmrmastercraft
10-14-2010, 10:57 AM
Even though that is a lot, you better grab it A.S.A.P. Those two won't last long.

03geetee
10-14-2010, 02:45 PM
Even though that is a lot, you better grab it A.S.A.P. Those two won't last long.

X2 you dont want to have a sick boat with no windshield because you waited, grab it now and if something comes around better you could always try to sell it.

I think that is a very high demand item the way Mr. M made it sound!

JTR

Double D
10-14-2010, 04:48 PM
And pertaining to the windshield because I am sure there will be some questions. The windshield is made by Taylor Made Systems. I contacted them and they wanted a model number for it. I called Mastercraft and was told that they don't have a Taylor Made number for it. I thought that they were giving me the runaround because they want to sell me the windshield for $1360. My contact at taylor made called Mastercraft with the hull number and in fact they did not have a Taylor Made number for it because of its age. Taylor Made said that I can work with their specialty department on a custom windshield but it would end up being more than what Mastercraft wants. So it looks like $1360 is where I stand on the windshield, the good thing is that there are two in stock.

That doesn't sound too bad really. When my brother had his 99 SN it had a two piece windshield with a split down the middle. In 2006 half of it got shattered when our sisters boat broke anchor and collided. Just the glass cost him $800, and that was for only half....

damaged442
10-14-2010, 09:51 PM
Nice rebuild!! Can't wait to see the final product!

Tealchevy
10-15-2010, 11:06 AM
This is what I plan on doing. I have owned this truck since I was 15, I'm 25 now. I had planned on building this combo for the SEMA show this year but was short on cash. So this will be getting done over the winter and spring. I am doing the boat first (so I can start using it!) then the trailer then the truck. The boat will be completely factory with the exception of the wheels on the trailer. The truck will be completely factory with exception of the suspension wheels and paint scheme.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/brull-chevy-print.jpg

and this was my wife's truck we built for SEMA last year...

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/trailblazersema-1.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/65378_475380024154_754939154_7089225_3943684_n.jpg

east tx skier
10-15-2010, 11:42 AM
Welcome. Good luck with your rebuild.

At least it was on McQueeney and not Dunlap. I'm sure you're seen the pictures of all the inboards going over the dam at Dunlap during those floods.

Tealchevy
10-15-2010, 12:07 PM
I did not! Do you have any to post up?

Tealchevy
10-15-2010, 12:09 PM
Nevermind. Just searched it on youtube, how sad.

Double D
10-15-2010, 12:46 PM
Nevermind. Just searched it on youtube, how sad.

Link the video your talking about, please...

etduc
10-15-2010, 01:03 PM
Here's the link, there are a number of videos.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsP5CHsvMX0&feature=related

Tealchevy
10-15-2010, 01:08 PM
you can actually see one go over the dam...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsP5CHsvMX0&feature=related

Double D
10-15-2010, 02:52 PM
you can actually see one go over the dam...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsP5CHsvMX0&feature=related

OH, I just threw up....:cry: In a sick way I wonder what the bottom of the dam looked like....

Tealchevy
10-15-2010, 05:28 PM
Forgot about needing a sending unit so I tore back into the tank.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1287174400.jpg

The throttle lever was having a hard time clipping into neutral so I pulled it apart to grease everything and install a new lever.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1287174432.jpg

Tealchevy
10-18-2010, 10:41 AM
any tips for the rub-rail insert install?

Tealchevy
11-15-2010, 02:16 PM
got the new throttle lever installed and assembled, new sending unit installed, and pulled the engine cover back off to take it out to the lake to check mechanicals and packing. I have driven a few boats with a 350 in them but this LT1 screams!

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1289844781.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1289844775.jpg

Tealchevy
11-15-2010, 02:18 PM
next is assembly and a drive to dallas to pick up a windshield for 1360 from mastercraft

Tealchevy
12-16-2010, 09:44 AM
I took the frame of my truck to a fab shop in DFW and it will be gone for a couple months. So I got bored quick....

I removed the boat using the method of letting the front down and using jackstands on the rear, moving forward every few feet.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1292506530.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1292506881.jpg

Tealchevy
12-16-2010, 09:48 AM
Trailer was in o.k. shape but I need it to look brand new.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1292506809.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1292506747.jpg

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http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1292507287.jpg

Tealchevy
12-16-2010, 09:52 AM
I removed the bunks, fenders, guide posts, lights, reflectors, and chains so far. Need to pull the brake lines, and axle and get it set up on blocks before the sandblaster comes next week.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1292507439.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1292507347.jpg

Thrall
12-16-2010, 10:53 AM
Awesome project so far! Wish I had the time to do that.

bcampbe7
12-16-2010, 11:51 AM
Wow, I missed this thread.

Great job on the restore! Looking forward to more pics.

76S&S
12-16-2010, 03:04 PM
Keep the pics coming, great job so far.

DemolitionMan
12-16-2010, 04:00 PM
Great project keep up the good work.

mayo93prostar
12-16-2010, 05:13 PM
Teal,
I suggest you replace the drum brakes with new disc brakes. they look nicer and dry out better after dunking. plus work better. you would need to replace the actuator also. the actuator is different for disc than the one for drum. they are likely UFP brand. I did this on my 93 trailer and it works and looks great. nice restore thread, love to see pics of both trailer and boat when done.

I removed the bunks, fenders, guide posts, lights, reflectors, and chains so far. Need to pull the brake lines, and axle and get it set up on blocks before the sandblaster comes next week.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1292507439.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1292507347.jpg

jeffbare
12-16-2010, 08:04 PM
Next was replacing all of the lights on the trailer, checking tires and brakes.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1285079223.jpg

Kemah is about a 3.5 hour drive for me and some people were wondering why take it so far. Friend of the family and he is a MASTER at gelcoat work. Here are some of the pictures he took during the process of repairing the fiberglass and gelcoat.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1285618004.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1286380095.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1286380112.jpg

Is that a Hydrostream Palque in the last picture in the back ground next to the dart board?? I had a Vegas XT, and loved it. Actually I miss her quite a bit, now that I am back in single outboard boats.

Tealchevy
12-16-2010, 10:55 PM
Not sure what you are talking about in the last pic. That was the fiberglasser's shop in kemah.

Got the trailer torn down to the state that it is going to get blasted in. I have the axle off and the leafs off the axle but I cant for the life of me get the drums off.

Do you have a link to these disc brakes Mayo? And what was the cost when said and done?

milkmania
12-16-2010, 11:16 PM
wheels & tires for sale?

vshockey10
12-17-2010, 12:55 AM
wow looks sweet so far! you should post a running video when your done

Tealchevy
12-17-2010, 11:57 AM
I am going to be holding on the the wheels and tires until I know for sure that I will be getting billet replacements. I will post them up as soon as I know.

Tealchevy
12-17-2010, 11:58 AM
Trailer is completely stripped down. But I cant get the drums off for the life of me!

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1292592606.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1292592654.jpg

rjracin240
12-17-2010, 12:38 PM
I see a hole in the outer side of the drum, would imagine that this is a access for adjusting brake shoes. See if you can back the adjustment off the shoes so that they are not extended as far. Sometimes a ridge gets worn into the drum and the shoes hang up on it.

A little penetrant around the lug holes and a plastic dead blow hammer with some easy raps on the perimeter of the drum usually helps if it stuck to the backing plate (Hub)

Tealchevy
12-17-2010, 12:53 PM
Yeah the adjuster is backed completely off. And I have sprayed the studs down and beat the **** out of them with a hammer. The only thing I can see is that they are not slide off drums and need the bearings pulled. But taking off the bearing buddy fitting and spring it is almost impossible to get in to get the cotter pin out.

2gofaster
12-17-2010, 01:38 PM
Nice project. I used to live on McQueeny back in 98 when it REALLY flooded. I have video of entire houses going over the McQueeny dam at 50+mph. Crazy times.

etduc
12-17-2010, 01:42 PM
Yeah the adjuster is backed completely off. And I have sprayed the studs down and beat the **** out of them with a hammer. The only thing I can see is that they are not slide off drums and need the bearings pulled. But taking off the bearing buddy fitting and spring it is almost impossible to get in to get the cotter pin out.

Depending on brand should be a cotter pin or tang washer. This is from etrailer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGDb83odXhU&feature=channel Actually, haven't had mine off, this trailer, definetly time. You got a neat project. Looking good.

Did you say you where converting to disc or just rebuilding? I'm thinking of converting to disc (I have twin axle) but rebuild would be slightly cheaper.

rjracin240
12-17-2010, 01:49 PM
Here is a web site for disc brake conversions on trailers, believe they have a Chevy bolt spacing. Could tie in nice with your tow vehicle........thinking going with a tandem conversion, disc brakes, rims to match your Tahoe the white paint with the red striping... you will be ready for SEMA next year!!!!
http://www.egrbrakes.com/trailerdiscbrakekits.htm

Tealchevy
12-17-2010, 03:01 PM
yeah, didnt know the bearing buddys snapped off. past that is was just a cotter pin and nut. (seems like I would have noticed this the first time looking at it since I have been working on trucks for 10 years. Everything is ready for the sandblaster next week!

I definately dont have the budget for a disc brake conversion. Just be doing a full rebuild on the drums.

TXMC-06X2
12-17-2010, 05:01 PM
Rebuild looks great, keep posting pics of your progress. Excited to see the boat and truck finished and matching!

Craig
12-17-2010, 05:30 PM
I can't really tell if this will help a lot, are the drums attached to the front of the hub?

I just replaced one of the front bearings on my truck and I could not have done it without this tool.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41GTU3Gjf-L._SL500_AA300_.jpg

If the drums slide over the hub this doesn't really help.....

Either way, awesome project, really nice work too.

Tealchevy
12-22-2010, 12:51 AM
sandblaster coming in the morning and priming right after he is done.

DooSPX
12-22-2010, 03:32 PM
nice rebuild. Cannot wait to see the finished product.

Tealchevy
12-22-2010, 10:20 PM
sandblasted. took 2 hours @ $150 per hour

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1293068347.jpg

new leaf springs @ $28 bucks a piece

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1293068442.jpg

two coats of epoxy primer.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1293068506.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1293069025.jpg

Tealchevy
12-22-2010, 10:22 PM
someone call OSHA

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1293070784.jpg

DemolitionMan
12-22-2010, 10:29 PM
What color are you going to paint the trailer? I would add rollers to the prop guard before you repaint it.

thatsmrmastercraft
12-23-2010, 01:23 AM
What color are you going to paint the trailer? I would add rollers to the prop guard before you repaint it.

Great thought.

Tealchevy
12-23-2010, 01:22 PM
yeah, I went and picked up the leaf springs yesterday and didnt look at my list that included rollers when I was there. FAIL

it is going back red. fenders are staying white.

rjracin240
12-23-2010, 02:39 PM
someone call OSHA

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1293070784.jpg

Might as well call EPA as well!!!!

Looking great, what paint system are you using, gotta do the same for my trailer

AZDave
12-23-2010, 06:15 PM
I have a 93 Prostar Trailer that is in pretty good shape other than a pretty rusted frame. A lot of good parts. PM me if you are interested. It is advertised here. I am a very motivated seller.

DJ 50
12-23-2010, 07:20 PM
I've never sandblasted anything but it takes 2 hrs to sandblast a trailer? I juft figured that it would be much faster. How does it compare cost and time wise to having it chemically dipped? Also something I have never done.

Tealchevy
12-23-2010, 10:13 PM
that was including setup and tear down. about 1 hour of straight sandblasting.

DemolitionMan
12-23-2010, 10:24 PM
yeah, I went and picked up the leaf springs yesterday and didnt look at my list that included rollers when I was there. FAIL

it is going back red. fenders are staying white.

Go all RED.

Bouyhead
12-24-2010, 12:44 AM
Really diggin' this thread, what I wouldn't do for an LT1 Prostar.

Willski
12-24-2010, 01:29 AM
Very nice....you will be happy with this boat when its all said and done!

Tealchevy
12-24-2010, 12:32 PM
I've never sandblasted anything but it takes 2 hrs to sandblast a trailer? I juft figured that it would be much faster. How does it compare cost and time wise to having it chemically dipped? Also something I have never done.

sandblasting was the right choice for me. dipping something is very abrasive and you have to transport the trailer to where you are dipping it. With sandblasting I just moved the trailer 30 feet out of the shop and they came to me. $300 is not a bad price.

Tealchevy
12-29-2010, 10:43 AM
leafsprings installed

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1293633279.jpg

axle installed

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1293633729.jpg

new brakes installed

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1293633659.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1293633560.jpg

Barefooter92
12-29-2010, 10:44 PM
The red is looking sweet! I too would say red fenders. Dont forget LED lights. Metalflake silver pin stripes and silver MC logo would set this thing off!

Mgboyd25
01-03-2011, 09:44 PM
The boat and trailer are looking great! Did you find a windshield yet?

Tealchevy
01-03-2011, 10:17 PM
I had the money for the windshield a few months back and put it off. now I dont have the money and it will be a few months before I do. Hopefully mastercraft will still have one in stock!

Next is wiring. I will be running all new wires and gromets. I will not be doing LED's though. Too me they just make it look to much like a spaceship....if that makes sense.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1294072433.jpg

2RLAKE
01-03-2011, 10:42 PM
great project ... as someone said earlier i wish i had the time to tackle this .. fantastic job and cant wait to see the final pictures

Mgboyd25
01-03-2011, 11:00 PM
I was showing my girlfriend your project yesterday and she found a company called upd plastics that claim they will custom make you one. Im not sure how expensive a custom windshield would be but it could be another alternative. I think the site was www.updplastics.com. Im not sure how legit they are though

hosofpayne
01-04-2011, 02:26 PM
I have talked to john at udp a couple of times now. He is going to make a shield for my 82. Quoted at 395.00 knowone else has came close. Good luck ...trailer looks great Steve

thatsmrmastercraft
01-04-2011, 02:28 PM
I have talked to john at udp a couple of times now. He is going to make a shield for my 82. Quoted at 395.00 knowone else has came close. Good luck ...trailer looks great Steve

Thats a heck of a price. Assuming its a plastic windshield.

Tealchevy
01-04-2011, 02:30 PM
and is that just the glass/plastic or is it the frame also?

milkmania
01-04-2011, 03:15 PM
I was showing my girlfriend your project yesterday and she found a company called upd plastics that claim they will custom make you one. Im not sure how expensive a custom windshield would be but it could be another alternative. I think the site was www.updplastics.com (http://www.updplastics.com). Im not sure how legit they are though

I have talked to john at udp a couple of times now. He is going to make a shield for my 82. Quoted at 395.00 knowone else has came close. Good luck ...trailer looks great Steve

this post needs stickied

:twocents:

hosofpayne
01-04-2011, 10:59 PM
My shield is plastic. It is a early 82 and has curved plastic. I believe this was used 78 to early 82. The frame is at the powder coater now when done it is going on a buddies semi to florida

Tealchevy
01-05-2011, 10:40 AM
plastic scratches easy, no?

hosofpayne
01-07-2011, 03:37 PM
I want to go back to original look as much as possible this is best option i have found. It is actually a high quality acrylic not plastic. I have seen pics and was impressed.

Tealchevy
01-10-2011, 10:56 PM
one more picture with the fresh paint

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1294714260.jpg

old bunks getting torn down for the stainless hardware

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1294714291.jpg

new bunks drilled, and sealed with three coats of sealer

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1294714535.jpg

new carpet and some hardware

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1294714565.jpg

Tealchevy
01-10-2011, 10:59 PM
test fitting the bolts

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1294714696.jpg

start of the covering

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1294714730.jpg

passenger side done. far as I got today before I had to leave to go to crossfit....

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1294714765.jpg

SunCoast 83
01-11-2011, 11:13 AM
That looks great, and I like the plans for the truck too. It will be a true showpiece once you have completed it. A freind of mine had that same year and color back in the 90's. It is a great year for Master Craft. Can not wait too see the finished product.

rjracin240
01-11-2011, 01:11 PM
What paint system are you going with for your trailer, has some nice gloss to it!
Also the carpet that you are using is that regular Lowes indoor/outdoor or something that is a differrent quality?

Enjoying your thread please keep the updates coming

Tealchevy
01-12-2011, 10:28 AM
What paint system are you going with for your trailer, has some nice gloss to it!
Also the carpet that you are using is that regular Lowes indoor/outdoor or something that is a differrent quality?

Enjoying your thread please keep the updates coming

The paint is a single stage industrial paint. I will take a picture of the cans today. And the carpet was purchased at Magnum Trailers here in Austin as a 15" wide strip cut to length.

Tealchevy
01-12-2011, 10:29 AM
Close up of some of the carpet work

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1294842366.jpg

both bunks done...

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1294842392.jpg

"V" done

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1294842527.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1294842480.jpg

Tealchevy
01-12-2011, 10:37 AM
A picture to show how much buffing and polishing is needed on the fenders. Working on getting someone out here for that now.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1294842693.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1294842890.jpg

CantRepeat
01-12-2011, 10:43 AM
I think you will be surprised at how well your fenders will turn out with some machine buffing. Everything else looks fantastic!

scott023
01-12-2011, 10:51 AM
Carpet looks awesome. Nice work.

rjracin240
01-12-2011, 12:53 PM
The paint is a single stage industrial paint. I will take a picture of the cans today. And the carpet was purchased at Magnum Trailers here in Austin as a 15" wide strip cut to length.

Thanks for the pictures of the carpeting, and for when you put the paint pictures up.

thatsmrmastercraft
01-12-2011, 01:07 PM
Really taking shape now. Keep up the great work.:cool:

Mgboyd25
01-12-2011, 01:55 PM
A picture to show how much buffing and polishing is needed on the fenders. Working on getting someone out here for that now.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1294842693.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1294842890.jpg

The fenders on my trailer were really faded. Last weekend with a buffer and lighter cut pad I was able to bring the color back out

rjracin240
01-13-2011, 12:54 PM
The fenders on my trailer were really faded. Last weekend with a buffer and lighter cut pad I was able to bring the color back out

Any pictures of the work?

Mgboyd25
01-13-2011, 09:59 PM
Any pictures of the work?

63756

After buffing

03geetee
01-14-2011, 04:01 AM
I also just started getting my fenders buffed and a little work brought the gloss of the white right back with little effort.

Worth it after that great resto you did on the trailer.

JTR

Tealchevy
01-14-2011, 11:38 AM
One gallon of primer and one gallon of paint with all the reducers hardners etc wast right at $400

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1295019003.jpg

rjracin240
01-14-2011, 08:10 PM
One gallon of primer and one gallon of paint with all the reducers hardners etc wast right at $400

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1295019003.jpg

Thanks for the pic of the color, will look it up. It is a paint system I am unfamiliar with

Tealchevy
01-17-2011, 10:46 AM
Installed all new wiring over the weekend. Also reinstalled the fenders for the polisher.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1295275141.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1295275517.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1295275592.jpg

KnoxX2
01-17-2011, 02:24 PM
Wow you do some nice work. What do you do for a living?

CantRepeat
01-17-2011, 03:25 PM
Judging by his wifes ride, he does custom car builds, both inside and out. Or is it just a hobby?

Tealchevy
01-17-2011, 10:16 PM
I am a concrete dispatcher at our family business, so I have access to a diesel mechanic shop 24/7. I do the custom car thing for a hobby as well as filming and editing.

Here is a short clip from one of our dvds...

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=449660563478

and a link to some other short clips...

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Weekend-Celebrity-Productions/173999784130?v=app_2392950137&ref=ts

some more lighting done...

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1295316880.jpg

brake lines secured...

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1295316964.jpg

Tealchevy
01-17-2011, 10:19 PM
also new bearings, races, and seals. Polisher tells me he is coming tomorrow. After he is done the boat is going back on if I can pick up a roller to replace the boat buddy II.


http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1295317000.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1295317043.jpg

Tealchevy
01-17-2011, 10:23 PM
a couple of my past vehicles for ****s and giggles...My dad is the main reason I am able to have a hobby such as this. Taught me everything.

When I was 18. Bought it factory from IAAI as a theft recovery. Owned it less than a year and did everything except the paint.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/The%20Vehicles/tealchevyheatwave2004.jpg

This one was when I was 21. Bought factory from a soccer mom and owned for less than a year. Did everything except the paint.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/The%20Vehicles/burbdustoff.jpg

ole miss boarder
01-17-2011, 11:15 PM
Impressive

Tealchevy
01-18-2011, 02:37 PM
more parts

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1295375564.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1295375691.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1295375837.jpg

Sodar
01-18-2011, 03:23 PM
Project looks great!!!

You might want to put some outside bumpers on the outside of the bow roller. One offside landing and you could have some damage...

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1295375691.jpg

Something like these:

http://imageserv3.team-logic.com/store-logic/products/159/46124/end_cap_2_5.jpg

ULMboarder
01-18-2011, 10:16 PM
Im guessing that Mastercrafts red didnt change a whole lot between 89 and 95. So whats the code on that paint? is it 877?

Im getting ready to paint mine and put new rims on it.

Tealchevy
01-19-2011, 10:33 AM
Project looks great!!!

You might want to put some outside bumpers on the outside of the bow roller. One offside landing and you could have some damage...

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1295375691.jpg

Something like these:

http://imageserv3.team-logic.com/store-logic/products/159/46124/end_cap_2_5.jpg

definitely going to do this next trip to magnum trailers

polisher came yesterday evening so the boat is going back on today. I will have some pictures up of the fenders later this evening.

Double D
01-19-2011, 11:07 AM
definitely going to do this next trip to magnum trailers

polisher came yesterday evening so the boat is going back on today. I will have some pictures up of the fenders later this evening.

I hope that is not the only support your going to use to grab the nose.... My trailers original design only had a similar pad like that for the nose and under the nose of my boat was beat to he** because every time I would unload it, it would smack down on it.

I ended up putting a drive on style vertical V-pad like you see on most of the Nautique trailers and removed that setup all together. Love it!!

Pic#1 Shows Old Setup
Pic#2 Shows the added bow support down low
Pic#3 Shows the new drive in V-Pads for the nose.

Sodar
01-19-2011, 11:54 AM
I hope that is not the only support your going to use to grab the nose.... My trailers original design only had a similar pad like that for the nose and under the nose of my boat was beat to he** because every time I would unload it, it would smack down on it.

I ended up putting a drive on style vertical V-pad like you see on most of the Nautique trailers and removed that setup all together. Love it!!

Pic#1 Shows Old Setup
Pic#2 Shows the added bow support down low
Pic#3 Shows the new drive in V-Pads for the nose.


He has a V-pad in addition to the roller. This is how the MC trailers have been set up since the trailer change in '93.

My '96 had the same set-up and worked great! Since your trailer is not an OEM trailer, you probably needed the added support and uprights to make it work.

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_m3bPnaMHpYM/RgacI_27AnI/AAAAAAAAAYI/mnBKfTAvn_Y/s800/DSC00196.JPG

Tealchevy
01-19-2011, 02:51 PM
Next obstacle is the non slick cutouts that go on the fenders. They are out of production. What does everyone use?

Double D
01-19-2011, 02:54 PM
He has a V-pad in addition to the roller. This is how the MC trailers have been set up since the trailer change in '93.

My '96 had the same set-up and worked great! Since your trailer is not an OEM trailer, you probably needed the added support and uprights to make it work.

It was definitely not OEM. It was a POS. Here is what it looked like the day I bought the boat in 01 and before I redid it in 03... No poles and standard white wheels. :(

Tealchevy
01-21-2011, 11:08 AM
trailer going back under the boat

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1295561691.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1295622415.jpg

KnoxX2
01-21-2011, 11:21 AM
How did the fenders turn out?

Tealchevy
01-21-2011, 11:40 AM
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1295622604.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1295622568.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1295623378.jpg

thatsmrmastercraft
01-21-2011, 11:41 AM
What a huge improvement. :cool:

Double D
01-21-2011, 12:07 PM
Looks good! Not sure about the white fenders but 'to each his own'. Still recommended looking into a better solution than that black roller on the nose. First time you unload in the water you'll know if it's going to be a problem...

Tealchevy
01-21-2011, 12:41 PM
turned out great. just need the non slip strips on them and lights. making hopefully the last run for parts today or tomorrow and getting this thing finished up early next week.


http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1295625533.jpg

Tealchevy
01-22-2011, 01:17 PM
picked up most all the parts I was lacking yesterday. still missing the non slip strips. dont know if im going to do 4 3" strips or 2 6" strips....

KnoxX2
01-22-2011, 02:49 PM
Are you going to do the MC cut out in the strips?

ski/hunt
01-22-2011, 03:06 PM
Can't remember where/when I read Rambo Marine had the non-slip fender strips in stock. Might try them.

Tealchevy
01-24-2011, 09:57 PM
I will be calling Rambo first thing in the morning.

I would love to have the factory non-slip strips for the trailer.

We attended the boat show here in Austin on saturday. I have seen these towers in the past and have always liked them, but I got a chance to get a close up of them. This is the only thing I would consider putting on the boat if I could find one. cleanest setup I have seen. I wouldnt want the speakers or racks, just the tower and bimini.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1295919258.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1295919541.jpg

Tealchevy
01-24-2011, 10:02 PM
A bag of parts. Clearence lights, reflectors, bearing buddies, stainless bolts, rollers, etc.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1295920520.jpg

lights and reflectors done

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1295920596.jpg

license plate light and stainless bolts

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1295920926.jpg

Rollers on

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1295920692.jpg

Tealchevy
01-24-2011, 10:04 PM
Went to install the new bilge and started digging up towards the pylon and found mounds of mud still caked up. Took about 30 minutes to clean it out by hand

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1295920802.jpg

what I was able to push through the drain

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1295920886.jpg

Tealchevy
01-24-2011, 10:07 PM
And yes, I do plan on getting a new winch and jack. Just going to wait till I work all the bugs out of the trailer and boat during the spring.

The list is getting shorter.

Fender strips
Trailer logos and pinstriping
Winch
Jack
Bleed brakes
Guide post covers
Wheels and tires $$$$$$

Tealchevy
01-25-2011, 01:29 PM
Can't remember where/when I read Rambo Marine had the non-slip fender strips in stock. Might try them.

Thanks for the lead. Just got off the Phone with Lex at Rambo and picked up the last set he had in stock. Not going to put them on till after this summer though. I need to get the spider cracks fixed and a couple nicks fixed before I put them on since they are discontinued and its unlikely I would find another set in the future.

scott023
01-25-2011, 06:21 PM
This project is fantastic. Boat and trailer look amazing.

CantRepeat
01-25-2011, 06:34 PM
Are you gonna be running this boat out at LBL?

Tealchevy
01-25-2011, 06:57 PM
Lbl??...........

Tealchevy
01-26-2011, 09:36 PM
new bilge

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1296065835.jpg

stickers for trailer

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1296066441.jpg

CantRepeat
01-26-2011, 09:50 PM
Lbl??...........

Aren't you in TN/KY area? :confused:

LBL - land between the lakes. I was stationed at Fort Campbell, KY. It seemed everyone went to LBL to do their boating.

Tealchevy
01-27-2011, 12:27 AM
Negative sir. I am in Austin, Texas. We will be hitting Lake Austin, Georgetown, and Buchanan lake for the most part.

The8Ball
01-27-2011, 01:18 AM
Did you dig that keyboard out of the bilge too? just kidding...

scott023
01-27-2011, 01:06 PM
Did you dig that keyboard out of the bilge too? just kidding...

:rotf: :rotf: :rotf:

We used those keyboards when I was in high school... 14 years ago. :D

milkmania
02-01-2011, 07:52 PM
turned out great. just need the non slip strips on them and lights. making hopefully the last run for parts today or tomorrow and getting this thing finished up early next week.


http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1295625533.jpg


may have missed it, but if you're looking for guide pole covers, I got mine here
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150527490812&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT
I'm happy with them


edit:
found your list
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=728389&postcount=122

Tealchevy
02-16-2011, 09:47 AM
Sister's boyfriend had some of the same material as the mastercraft nonslip strips. So I traced and cut them out for this summer. Few imperfections but will do for this year until I can get the gelcoat perfect on the fenders.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1297800646.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1297800470.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1297863977.jpg

CantRepeat
02-16-2011, 10:21 AM
Looking good!

Still no luck on the windshield?

scott023
02-16-2011, 10:43 AM
Nice work. Keep the updates coming.

thatsmrmastercraft
02-16-2011, 10:47 AM
Really enjoying watching all the progress. All the pics are appreciated.

Tealchevy
02-18-2011, 11:55 AM
The two windshields mastercraft had are gone. They ordered 4 more (I am assuming from Taylor Made) that they "didnt have a part number for". I am going to purchase one from Texas Ski Ranch and they should be here by April.

Kyle
02-19-2011, 11:04 AM
The two windshields mastercraft had are gone. They ordered 4 more (I am assuming from Taylor Made) that they "didnt have a part number for". I am going to purchase one from Texas Ski Ranch and they should be here by April.

Your doing good work.

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So now we are getting spam in threads directed at individuals!!! :mad: Whats next Drug dealers:rolleyes:

scott023
02-19-2011, 12:39 PM
So now we are getting spam in threads directed at individuals!!! :mad: Whats next Drug dealers:rolleyes:

B@stard posted in multiple threads too.

skijwr
02-19-2011, 05:25 PM
Teal, really enjoyed looking through your posts and photos. Very impressed with your work. Thanks for the posts.

konaking
02-20-2011, 12:24 PM
Nice work.

Tealchevy
02-24-2011, 12:08 AM
Was finally able to get a part number out of mastercraft that matched the Taylor Made number. Got a price from Taylor Made.......$3400. Simply amazing how you cut out a middle man and the price goes up $2100.

milkmania
02-24-2011, 12:16 AM
wheels & tires for sale?

I am going to be holding on the the wheels and tires until I know for sure that I will be getting billet replacements. I will post them up as soon as I know.

bump:confused:

Tealchevy
02-28-2011, 12:05 PM
gonna be till after the summer until I buy billets. Go the price direct from Taylor Made....$3500 for the windshield when mastercraft sells it for $1370. What a joke.

Shooter McKevin
02-28-2011, 03:20 PM
Awesome thread!! Make sure you don't let it die. "Tealchevy's sunk to SEMA build thread".

weskix4
02-28-2011, 09:08 PM
Wow, this is an awesome thread. I really love all the pictures since this a project in the future for my 95 PS trailer. I was just wondering what the center eye-to-eye measurements were for your trailer springs? Keep up the great work!

Tealchevy
03-03-2011, 10:44 AM
Windshield ordered! Thanks to the Chuck and Jim and the great customer service from BAWS. Had been trying to get one from Marine Glass Specialties for the past 6 weeks since Jim had said he sold a bunch of windshields to him awhile back but was just tired of dicking with it for 6 weeks. Windshield is scheduled to be done march 7 and dropped shipped to me. Just need stickers and insurance.

KnoxX2
03-03-2011, 02:19 PM
Thats great boat is almost done. Looking FWD to seeing the pics. Congrats on the windshield Chuck and Jim are stand up guys.

mayo93prostar
03-03-2011, 03:06 PM
Teal, Why didn't you use the non-slip material that you cut MC out of like the originals? the ones installed in the pics are solid. looking forward to see it all done with the windshield.

03geetee
03-03-2011, 03:14 PM
Windshield ordered! Thanks to the Chuck and Jim and the great customer service from BAWS. Had been trying to get one from Marine Glass Specialties for the past 6 weeks since Jim had said he sold a bunch of windshields to him awhile back but was just tired of dicking with it for 6 weeks. Windshield is scheduled to be done march 7 and dropped shipped to me. Just need stickers and insurance.

That is great news! Jim are good people!

JTR

Shooter McKevin
03-03-2011, 03:18 PM
Teal, Why didn't you use the non-slip material that you cut MC out of like the originals? the ones installed in the pics are solid. looking forward to see it all done with the windshield.

I was wondering the same thing. Especially because I need some for my trailer and the cutting my own option has crossed my mind.

Tealchevy
03-04-2011, 10:52 AM
I was wondering the same thing. Especially because I need some for my trailer and the cutting my own option has crossed my mind.

The OEM ones are discontinued, so it is unlikely that I will find more. The fenders are about 85% as far as the gelcoat goes. I plan on pulling them off after this summer and getting them perfect, then applying the MC strips.

Tealchevy
03-17-2011, 01:34 PM
Need some help guys. I ordered the windshield from BAWS and was told that the windshield would be shipped march 7th. Its now the 17th and I'm not having any luck finding out the status of the windshield. Does anyone have a contact at mastercraft that can tell if they have the windshields from taylor made systems yet? and just haven't shipped them?

Taylor Made recognizes the windshield as a MAS 190 97 BL 4PC
Mastercraft recognizes the windshield as 511060

Chuck @ BAWS cannot tell me anything on the where abouts of it, and my contact at Taylor Made is not giving me any information on the status of the 4 windshields that Mastercraft had ordered for them for the 95-97 prostar 190's. Any help would be appreciated on finding out the status of these windshields. Thanks in advance.

DooSPX
03-17-2011, 02:08 PM
Was the windshield Old Stock/Used or was it new from MC? If it was new from MC and Bay Area Water Sports just ordered for you, then if MC did not give them any shipping info then it would be out of their hands till MC updates them.

Tealchevy
03-17-2011, 02:51 PM
The windshields were on order from taylor made, 4 of them. They were going to mastercraft on the 7th, then to me via BAWS. I would just like to know if mastercraft has them or not. That is why I am asking for a contact at Mastercraft to see what the status is.

rjracin240
04-02-2011, 04:11 PM
What is the latest progress on your boat, were you able to get your windshield?

kraig1995
04-03-2011, 11:43 PM
I recently bought a Texas "flood" boat I believe from the same flood. Prostar 205 same color scheme. I replaced the windshield myself with Plexiglas. I went tinted and everyone whose seen it cant believe its plexi. Have you had any problems electrically? I am currently updating the dash with new wiring and gauges due to corrosion. Interested to see if your MEFI ecm was good.

rjracin240
04-04-2011, 12:20 AM
I recently bought a Texas "flood" boat I believe from the same flood. Prostar 205 same color scheme. I replaced the windshield myself with Plexiglas. I went tinted and everyone whose seen it cant believe its plexi. Have you had any problems electrically? I am currently updating the dash with new wiring and gauges due to corrosion. Interested to see if your MEFI ecm was good.

Congrats on the purchase of your boat and welcome to Team Talk, we all like to see lots of pictures as you progress through your rebuild.

Tealchevy
04-20-2011, 09:57 PM
it showed up today. fit like **** but its on.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1303347178.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1303347189.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1303347410.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1303347453.jpg

Sullivan
04-20-2011, 10:20 PM
During highschool I used to work at a dealership in 93, 94 and 95. We had to put the windshields on every new Mastercraft that came in. It sucked, getting them to line up right WITHOUT scratching the boat was a pain in the A$$.

Sweet boat, very nice work.

KnoxX2
04-21-2011, 11:23 AM
Looks Great Congrats...... Now get that thing on the water and enjoy it!!!!!!!!

SDProstar
04-21-2011, 04:31 PM
Wow!!! looking good.

Did you reuse the rubber strip that conceals the fasteners or did the new windshield come with a new rubber strip?

Tealchevy
04-22-2011, 08:43 AM
This windshield is actually different that what came on it. same overall but there are differences. one of the differences being the strip that conceals the fasteners.

sprite
04-22-2011, 10:25 AM
love the fiberglass fix

americanskierJim
04-24-2011, 09:35 PM
Wonderful job on the boat it look's great. Look's like you are going to have some fun this summer on the water.

Tealchevy
04-25-2011, 06:27 PM
Got he rub rail insert installed and took it to the car wash and got her cleaned up.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1303766678.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1303766781.jpg

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http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/IMG_3618.jpg

Tealchevy
04-25-2011, 06:29 PM
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/IMG_3622.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/IMG_3619.jpg

03geetee
04-25-2011, 07:18 PM
Gorgeous!

JTR

Shooter McKevin
04-25-2011, 07:49 PM
Thanks for the updated pics. The boat looks sweeeet. I'm jealous of your trailer facelift.

Have you considered upgrading the winch and jack to Fultons? (Those are the only items on the whole setup that don't look brand new)

DemolitionMan
04-25-2011, 08:23 PM
Looks great. Add some pinstriping to the trailer. Thats just my :twocents:

Tealchevy
04-26-2011, 12:44 AM
no cash for the jack and winch right now with buying registration, insurance, spare wheel/tire. etc.

and I am still torn on the striping. to do it or not to do it.

Does anyone have a link to the guide post covers that were on ebay. Cant find them for the life of me.

scott023
04-26-2011, 08:41 AM
Teal, you've done an amazing job on that boat. Congrats.

Mgboyd25
04-26-2011, 08:53 AM
What an amazing job. Thank you sir for saving such a cool mastercraft, now get us some lake pictures and ski that sweet ride!

milkmania
04-26-2011, 06:44 PM
Does anyone have a link to the guide post covers that were on ebay. Cant find them for the life of me.

this is who I bought mine from:

http://myworld.ebay.com/cali_xtreme

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-Wakeboard-Ski-Boat-Trailer-Guide-Pads-36-Length_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ26451QQihZ005QQi temZ150596757969QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW


now, can you do me a favor and get some closeup pics of the gunnel/combing pads and inside/outside of motorbox cover?

there's also someone else here re-skinning their motorbox cover

Sullivan
04-26-2011, 10:40 PM
Holy Sh*t, you are the man. Nice work bud, absolutely beutiful.

Tealchevy
04-27-2011, 12:15 AM
you are looking for the pattern on the gunnel pads and box?

thanks for the link. Just ordered.

Thrall
04-27-2011, 01:28 AM
Awesome job! Makes me miss my 190.

milkmania
04-27-2011, 09:46 AM
you are looking for the pattern on the gunnel pads and box?

thanks for the link. Just ordered.

you're welcome


yeah, pretty much looking for the pattern....
needing to show pictures to the upholsterer how everything comes together.

how the carpet wraps under the motorbox and meets the vinyl on the outside, and how it finishes off on the inside.
how the gunnel pads all come together, with the interior shelf that's carpeted, and how the vinyl comes together on the outside.

I know our patterns will vary, but I'm just needing a few close ups... because this guy is looking at a bunch of blank HDPE (replaced wood with HDPE) and a box of cut & sewn vinyl, welt, and hidem

Tealchevy
04-27-2011, 04:57 PM
quick question. i am assuming that this is not normal but there is a slight shimmy. click the link for the video


http://s13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/?action=view&current=1303933434.mp4

pram
04-27-2011, 04:59 PM
dang is that nice looking

thatsmrmastercraft
04-27-2011, 05:00 PM
Spark plugs, wires, dist. cap, rotor all come to mind.

Sodar
04-27-2011, 05:11 PM
quick question. i am assuming that this is not normal but there is a slight shimmy. click the link for the video


http://s13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/?action=view&current=1303933434.mp4

My '96 had a shimmy like that, too. It even had it when I put in a brand new water pump. Maybe my crank pull was not on perfect. I dunno...

agarabaghi
04-27-2011, 06:07 PM
my 94 whobbles slightly more than that. Only thing i noticed is if i use the cheaper automotive belts they wear prematurly.. the higher end ones *ribs on the outside* seem to last longer

CantRepeat
04-27-2011, 06:25 PM
My 92 did the same thing.


Can't wait to see some photos out on the water.

Tealchevy
05-09-2011, 10:40 AM
Took it out to lake Austin sunday around noon, putted around for about 5 minutes and all was well. Headed north from Hula Hut to go check out a buddy's dock just north of the bridge. Cruised about 35mph the whole way (about 5 miles). Right when we hit the bridge the boat started hesitating real bad, then went down to an idle and almost died. I immediately turned around and started heading back because it was windy as hell and didnt want to have to be towed that far. All the boat would do was idle and the fuel pump was screaming off and on like it was straining to suck fuel. Made it back to the ramp after an hour of idling and got it on the trailer. Stopped by lake Georgetown on the way home and met a friend with an 04 x2 so the day was salvaged a little bit.

I am assuming it is a stopped up fuel filter and the motor is starving for fuel or it is the fuel pump itself.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1304947672.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1304947726.jpg

scott023
05-09-2011, 11:00 AM
Not sure on your fuel pump issue, but that boat and trailer looked wicked. Nice work.

2RLAKE
05-09-2011, 11:31 AM
i'll echo that .. enjoyed the thread watching you bring this great boat back to life ... with all the flooding i wonder if there will be more this year

Tealchevy
05-16-2011, 11:08 PM
Is this screen necessary? I have no filter from the tank to the fuel pump. but the screen is bent up and has a small hole in it. This is about half the trash that was in it.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1305597953.jpg

JimN
05-16-2011, 11:33 PM
quick question. i am assuming that this is not normal but there is a slight shimmy. click the link for the video


http://s13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/?action=view&current=1303933434.mp4

You should be able to re-center the raw water pump- make sure the lower bracket is solid and tight.

Tealchevy
05-26-2011, 10:27 AM
Success. Took the boat to Lake Georgetown yesterday evening and ran it off and on for about 90 minutes and everything worked great.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1306416165.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1306416284.jpg

Tealchevy
05-26-2011, 10:28 AM
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1306416422.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1306416481.jpg

Tealchevy
05-26-2011, 10:29 AM
Last one

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1306416533.jpg

TLR67
05-26-2011, 11:22 AM
Thanks for bringing her Back to Life!!!!!!!!

DemolitionMan
05-26-2011, 11:36 AM
Looks great!!! You need to get some water in that lake.

Shooter McKevin
05-26-2011, 02:41 PM
So happy to hear that your fuel problem was an easy fix. Things like that are stressful because you always assume the worst. It seems like you scored an awesome boat, and needless to say you did an unbelievable restoration.

Thanks for sharing the great photos, I love the one of the stairway down to the dock. I'm surprised nobody has commented on the photo of the Malibu yet!! ;)

Ski-me
05-26-2011, 03:03 PM
Great read! I just now found this thread and you certainly did a nice restore job!

I also has some problems with my LT-1 and the inlet screen. I added a fuel filter back by the tank to try and get some of the junk before it hit the pump itself. Here is a thread and pics:

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=30935&highlight=fuel+pump&page=2

My screen was dirtier than yours!

Also, be aware of the two thermostats for the LT1. 42 degree and 60 degree (if I recall correctly).

Tealchevy
05-27-2011, 10:04 AM
Also, be aware of the two thermostats for the LT1. 42 degree and 60 degree (if I recall correctly).

Yeah, when I went to look at the boat when it was coming up for auction it was being stored at the marina where it was serviced at. So I was able to talk to the mechanic and he had sad that they were having some cooling issues with the LT1 but all was fixed. He was explaining the two thermostats to me.

DemolitionMan
05-27-2011, 10:14 AM
So happy to hear that your fuel problem was an easy fix. Things like that are stressful because you always assume the worst. It seems like you scored an awesome boat, and needless to say you did an unbelievable restoration.

Thanks for sharing the great photos, I love the one of the stairway down to the dock. I'm surprised nobody has commented on the photo of the Malibu yet!! ;)

We don't talk about BU's :rolleyes:

Ski-me
05-27-2011, 10:40 AM
Yeah, when I went to look at the boat when it was coming up for auction it was being stored at the marina where it was serviced at. So I was able to talk to the mechanic and he had sad that they were having some cooling issues with the LT1 but all was fixed. He was explaining the two thermostats to me.

When I bought mine, it was off eBay from a Pawn shop (two great things going for me).:rolleyes:

Anyways, they put in a new water pump and a standard 185 stat. On my first test drive it ran for awhile and then went into limp mode all the way back to the ramp. Talk about a sickening feeling I made a bad choice right then.

Later found out about the thermostats and different temps. Dropped in the correct ones and have had zero problems since. It's a great engine!

I did a similar thing as you....sandblasted the trailer but then I powdercoated it. Looks WAY better for sure.

Tealchevy
05-31-2011, 10:29 AM
took it out this weekend again but only for swimming and hanging out. Got a set of wheels and tires off of a friends tige that he put 20's on.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1306848305.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1306848357.jpg

barefoot
05-31-2011, 11:41 AM
Hey Teal...do you want to sell me your trick release?

konaking
06-15-2011, 04:40 PM
Outstanding man just plain old Outstanding.

kraig1995
06-20-2011, 11:26 PM
I have a considerable amount of respect and understanding for what it took to get your boat back in shape. I am currently working on the same color scheme 95 prostar 205 and continue to hit hurdles. I only hope my boat turns out as well. Parts are ridiculous to find!!!

Jeff W
07-08-2011, 04:01 PM
Your story is great. I have friends on Dunlap that went through the same thing. I have the same exact boat as you and was wondering if you ever found out where the interior was done. Yours looks great and I am getting close to needing a new one. Also, I have a couple light scratches and have been afraid to take it to anyone for gelcoat that I didn't know. I live in Houston and would be interested in the name of the person who did your gelcoat. Thanks a lot.

Tealchevy
07-11-2011, 11:20 AM
Hey Teal...do you want to sell me your trick release?

shoot me an offer. I have it sitting in my toolbox

Tealchevy
07-11-2011, 11:23 AM
Your story is great. I have friends on Dunlap that went through the same thing. I have the same exact boat as you and was wondering if you ever found out where the interior was done. Yours looks great and I am getting close to needing a new one. Also, I have a couple light scratches and have been afraid to take it to anyone for gelcoat that I didn't know. I live in Houston and would be interested in the name of the person who did your gelcoat. Thanks a lot.

As far as the interior I am almost certain that it is original.

And the guys name is Keith. He lives in Kemah and works out of his garage about a block from my uncle. I will get his number tonight for you.

Tealchevy
07-12-2011, 12:39 AM
Few updates. fly high added and an ipod hook up.....thats about it. Been taking it out most every weekend.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/IMG_4193.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/IMG_4196.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/IMG_4207.jpg

brother in law driving

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/IMG_4234.jpg

Tealchevy
07-12-2011, 12:41 AM
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http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/IMG_4285.jpg

Tealchevy
07-12-2011, 12:43 AM
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/IMG_4163.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/IMG_4184.jpg

Shooter McKevin
07-12-2011, 12:07 PM
It's awesome that you're using it... and using it well.

Any issues remaining?

barefoot
07-12-2011, 06:33 PM
shoot me an offer. I have it sitting in my toolbox


Just sent you a PM

plunk77
07-12-2011, 06:39 PM
looks like someone needs to contribute to the swimsuit thread!!

beautiful boat

Tealchevy
07-13-2011, 10:08 AM
took it to Lake Buchanan over the 4th weekend and checked all the fluids before I left the house. Only put the transmission cap on halfway so all day it leaked transmission fluid into the bilge. Not enough to do any damage to the transmission but enough to make a huge ****ing mess that I am STILL trying to get clean.

Tealchevy
09-20-2011, 10:23 AM
starter was going bad and almost killing the battery every start up. alternator finally went out last weekend. So replaced the battery, rebuilt the alternator, replaced fuel pump, and the starter should be here tomorrow.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1316524746.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1316524727.jpg

rjracin240
09-20-2011, 12:43 PM
starter was going bad and almost killing the battery every start up. alternator finally went out last weekend. So replaced the battery, rebuilt the alternator, replaced fuel pump, and the starter should be here tomorrow.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1316524746.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/CrimePaysVideo/1316524727.jpg


Good to see you psting again, just sorry it is about maintenance issues and not about having fun.
Just curious do you think this is a result of the flooding of your boat, or just age?

mrprostar
09-20-2011, 01:01 PM
How much for the fuel pump? Where did you get it? Skidim?

Tealchevy
09-20-2011, 01:52 PM
bearings and regulator came from Texas alternator here in austin.

Fuel pump and starter came from skidim, awesome service and prices.

Alternator rebuild: $60
Fuel pump: $319
Starter: $209
Battery: $89

The flood might of had something to do with the alternator and starter but they were factory and it is 16 years old.

Tealchevy
09-20-2011, 01:53 PM
those are shipped prices.

thatsmrmastercraft
09-20-2011, 01:59 PM
bearings and regulator came from Texas alternator here in austin.

Fuel pump and starter came from skidim, awesome service and prices.

Alternator rebuild: $60
Fuel pump: $319
Starter: $209
Battery: $89

The flood might of had something to do with the alternator and starter but they were factory and it is 16 years old.

Right on the money. Ready for service/replacement anyway.

curtish
09-21-2011, 03:01 AM
Wow, great work! Not sure how I missed this thread all this time.

Glad to see you are enjoying it. The girls seem to like it as much as you!

Tealchevy
05-29-2012, 05:03 PM
Only update is a new alternator, gas shocks on the engine cover/ storage door and a new impeller. It is now for sale.

http://austin.craigslist.org/boa/3042470818.html

Double D
05-29-2012, 05:45 PM
All that work, and now its for sale??

Tealchevy
05-29-2012, 07:51 PM
Half of owning something for me is working on it. The boat needs nothing and I have projects that need some attention. Plus I am acquiring a 211 Nautique.

David4MCSammyDuvall
08-22-2012, 11:42 PM
Teal ! THANK YOU for sharing these photos of your 1995 MC ProStar 190. I was crushed when I saw the first picture. And reading and learning from looking at your photos of all the work you have put on the boat. Thank you for bring it back to life. I own a 1995 MC ProStar 190 Sammy Duvall, that looks exactly like your boat, except the metalflakes on my boat. The interior are exactly the same. You sharing the photos and postings made me TRUST you to do the work on my boat. I love my 1995 MC ProStar 190 Sammy Duvall. I bought it for $ 18,000. It only has 90 hours on it. Now it's 300 hours. Again, thank you for sharing ! High Five !!!!!

Masterfull
10-14-2012, 09:30 PM
Wow! Nice Job Tealchevy!! I just came across this thread and it took about an hour to read through your whole restoration.... I know what you mean about half the fun of owning it is working on it... This is what makes me feel fortunate to lack enough funds right now to do my boat and trailer up the way I want to... The longer I stretch out the work, the longer I get to enjoy the project.... If that makes any sense.. Anyway Nice Work and thanks for sharing!!!