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MC240
01-23-2011, 12:54 AM
Thought I would show a few pics of before and after. Next post will have after pics( could only do 5 at a time). Restoration included: wet sand to waxing, new rub rail insert, teak deck refinish, new stereo, new hoses etc.. on engine, new seals under windshields, cleaned and restapled upholstery, new horn, repaired fiberglass on keel, and new fuel vent. Probably forgot a lot of misc. small things. Got some great info on TT concerning gelcoat restoration.

MC240
01-23-2011, 12:57 AM
Here are a few of the after pics.

JohnE
01-23-2011, 09:57 AM
Looks great.

03geetee
01-23-2011, 10:14 AM
Good job bro. In reality these boats will live forever with a little cash and lots of TLC.

JTR

psychobilly
01-24-2011, 12:27 AM
She's look'n nice man!!! I like the new stickers on the side for sure! What method did you use on the gel coat? I used Brian's recommendations with the 3M heavy compound, the medium, and then I used the 3M finishing wax. I still need to do another coat of just wax but she came out great too.

Did you install a new rub rail? It looks like you did. Mine will get replaced next year as it's hammered.

I would like to see some more close ups of your motor if you don't mind. I'm dressing my motor up right now and hope to get her looking even better than it already looks when I get home.

One other thing, since we have almost the same boat, is that the original upholstery or did you have it re-done? Mine is on it's way out and I was wandering what it's gunna cost me... I can get another season or 2 out of it but it really needs to go.

Oh, I have a '91 Maristar 240SC.

MC240
01-24-2011, 06:18 PM
Wet sanded 800 grit then 1000 grit. Then 3M heavy duty to 3M Finesse it 2. Then polymer wax. Put in new rub rail insert piece. Will send photos on engine. It is the original upholstery except the rear compartment top. I had to redo it a few years ago due to traffic and sun. I keep it clean and coated with 303 as often as it needs. I have had a few cushions restitched.

CantRepeat
01-24-2011, 06:51 PM
Great looking 240. It was a bitter sweet day when my 210 pulled out of my drive way behind the new owners truck.

psychobilly
01-24-2011, 08:13 PM
I see you have replaced the hoses on the motor. Are they all 1 1/4" Or are the ones going to the exhaust 1" and the others 1 1/4"?

MC240
01-25-2011, 06:11 PM
Motor is 454 HO. 1.25" on water and 1" on exhaust. Got hose from skidim. It had the original blue lettered Mastercraft hoses, but I could not find online.

scott023
01-25-2011, 06:15 PM
Damn good job there. Kudos.

psychobilly
01-25-2011, 08:08 PM
Yeah, mine still has the OEM hoses too, same motor, same blue stripe with mastercraft through them.... I can't find them either...... I'm at work right now and fix'n ta order hose as well is why I ask. I'm also gunna get me a Sherwood sea strainer. I'm gunna try and mount it back there at the rear of the motor somewhere.

Very nice job man! look'n great cuz!

MC240
01-26-2011, 07:14 PM
Here's a few pics of motor and front upholstery.

psychobilly
01-26-2011, 09:17 PM
She looks really good man!!!! Same motor I got in my 240SC. That girl there looks great! Is that a home built spark arrestor cover??? Mine is plastic and yours look stainless....

MC240
01-27-2011, 06:09 PM
It's 11 gauge stainless steel. I saw it on TT. I run a custom fabrication shop so it was no problem. It sure looks better and is stouter than the plastic OEM one.

psychobilly
01-27-2011, 07:29 PM
Uh, hello, what would that cost a fellow 240 brother? :-) I reckon it would look just as good on mine. hehehe

I got my hose ordered today. It was hard finding just what I wanted. I wanted hose with a blue stripe on it and not green or white. Well I really wanted the OEM hose with MC on but we all know that wasn't happening.... Well I found the Trident hose I wanted and it's soon gunna be on it's way. I just think the blue matches good with the rest on the motor....

Good job man! Looking at your pics, I can't wait to get home and werk on mine. :D

CantRepeat
01-28-2011, 01:07 PM
It's 11 gauge stainless steel. I saw it on TT. I run a custom fabrication shop so it was no problem. It sure looks better and is stouter than the plastic OEM one.

Nice, I made the first one. I was going to ask where you got it from.

My thread on making them. http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=34566

I must say your hose routing brackets are pretty sweet too.

Granite_33
01-28-2011, 03:21 PM
Beautiful!

I always loved look of those valve covers.

I had a 91 Maristar 210. Loved the boat. I had to JB Weld the shyte out of the "silent-mastah" muffler though.....

91.Maristar.240
06-24-2011, 06:27 PM
i have the same boat but luckily mine came looking a lot closer to the way yours does now!

91.Maristar.240
06-25-2011, 01:05 PM
here's what mine looked like when i brought it home and hosed it down.

http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee386/nmtitleflipping/IMG00074-20110405-1635.jpg

91.Maristar.240
06-25-2011, 03:03 PM
[QUOTE=vanzquiam87;765834]the original blue lettered Mastercraft hoses!!
loved it!!!

i still have these hoses and seam to be in good shape but want to replace all hoses including fuel lines with new ones is there anywhere to buy them?

psychobilly
06-25-2011, 09:55 PM
Like I was saying in the other thread I have replaced all my hoses. I used Trident hose as it has a blue stripe down it which I wanted. I can't remember where I finally found it but I did. SkiDim sells hose but theirs is green and white striped hose. You can pick up a sea strainer from SkiDim too.

dade61782
07-13-2011, 05:35 AM
MC240 or CantRepeat I am interested in getting some more info on the spark arrester covers you made. I don't have a original one to work off of so if you would can you give me some measurements or a template or something. Or if someone else has an original cover and would be willing to help I would appreciate it. thanks

psychobilly
07-14-2011, 04:49 AM
If he don't respond to you I will make you a template off of mine when I get back home at teh end of the month.

dade61782
07-15-2011, 12:35 PM
Thanks Psychobilly I really appreciate it. I'll pm you.

91.Maristar.240
07-21-2011, 01:28 AM
MC240 or CantRepeat I am interested in getting some more info on the spark arrester covers you made. I don't have a original one to work off of so if you would can you give me some measurements or a template or something. Or if someone else has an original cover and would be willing to help I would appreciate it. thanks

i have an original cover.
what exactly did you need or want?

dade61782
07-21-2011, 09:44 PM
I am looking to fab up a spark arrestor cover similar to yours that covers the coil and distributor, but I dont have an original cover to work off of so I was wondering if You could give me some measurements or possibly make me up a template.

91.Maristar.240
07-26-2011, 02:44 AM
I am looking to fab up a spark arrestor cover similar to yours that covers the coil and distributor, but I dont have an original cover to work off of so I was wondering if You could give me some measurements or possibly make me up a template.

sure no problem... pm me exactly what you want me to do as far as making a template or whatever.

Adams1992Maristar
04-25-2013, 09:23 AM
MC240, I have the same boat. Where did you find the Mastercraft decals?