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Blouder
01-31-2011, 05:51 PM
Hi, I am a boat-aholic, and one of the boats I've always wanted was curved windshiled Star and Stripes. Although I don't really know the difference between the square ones and the curved ones. Anyhow when this boat came along at the right time I had to grab it. It's a 1982 with the textured deck some new interior. I'm not sure what a powerslot hull is, do I have one? It has rebuilt heads and a new carb. I put a teak deck on it (its from a Malibu but it works good) I bought last summer and just found this site so I thought I would register. I'll see if I can load some pics. Maybe you guys can tell me more about my boat than I know. Thanks

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q276/areyouliving/MasterCraft/P9090039.jpg

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q276/areyouliving/MasterCraft/P9090058.jpg

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q276/areyouliving/MasterCraft/P9090042.jpg

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q276/areyouliving/MasterCraft/P9090040.jpg

josepcedwards
01-31-2011, 06:58 PM
Looks great! It looks like to me you do have the power slot hull, I could be wrong. We are gonna need a expert to comfirm that. Looks to be a soild boat! Welcome to TT!!!

Slinkyredfoot
01-31-2011, 07:55 PM
Good for you and aren't we all boat-aholics here? Nice looking SS you bought there beautiful old vintage Stars and Stripes.

There are numerous threads around explaining the history and the innovation of MasterCraft boats over the years around here some place, heck I not smart enough to find it.

Anyway, I would be interested in the serial number of your boat which is located transom upper right. Should be a series of #s embossed in the hull, like MBCA041979G, this number will tell you in a way what you got.

Hopefully someone will chine in here and give you the FAQ'S I cannot seem to find.

Welcome dude ;)

Willski
01-31-2011, 08:22 PM
Congrats. You'll like it!

ctjahn
01-31-2011, 08:51 PM
Your justification is exactly why I bought mine. 1978 Dark green metal flake stars and stripes over light green with a textured top...Curved windsheild (wish it was black but I think that was a 1979 feature???). I risked the wood stringers for the look I wanted (even considerd dare I say a Correct Craft Mustang and Barracuda - but didnt have the right shape or look)

Since August (when I bought it) I have learned alot from this great community. Very helpful community wiht open sharing and no attitude like some other forums I linger on.... Great people here!

Cj
1978 Green S&S with 351W

liledgy
01-31-2011, 09:54 PM
It looks pre 82 by the textured deck. Dash pod and some of the interior configuration. 82's had a wooden covered glove compartment, when opened the mirror would appear. The 82'swere pretty much all deluxe models. It's got the slot hull so I would say it's an 80 or 81.

ctjahn
01-31-2011, 09:58 PM
My serial number shows I am a 1978 and it has a textured deck? Or am I mistaken...Cj

blakehardesty
01-31-2011, 10:09 PM
Look at the size of that engine box. I spy a big block.

SunCoast 83
01-31-2011, 10:47 PM
Nice boat. It may be a pre-1982 by the textured deck and and windshield.

Cloaked
02-01-2011, 08:01 AM
Could be 79 - 81 model. That looks identical to the 79 dash panel that I had.
I also had an 82 with the textured deck. They lined the deck mold with the original interior to get that texture. Compare and see for yourself if you still have the original (but it doesn't look like it).

You have the slot hull. Make sure you have the transmission and driveshaft to go with it.

Tranny should have a stamped tag on it - 1.52:1 ratio. If it's a 1.0:1, it's a standard drive transmission on a slotted hull. Not uncommon.

Nice looking boat. Congrats.

Cloaked
02-01-2011, 08:07 AM
Look at the size of that engine box. .They were all that way in the earlier models.

thatsmrmastercraft
02-01-2011, 09:39 AM
1977 & 78 had the bare aluminum windshield frame. 1979 and up had black frame.

Blouder
02-01-2011, 12:06 PM
Ok you guys are of course right. I looked at the HIN and its a 1981. No big block though I wish. My neighbor has a 1983 or 84 I can't remeber, with the big block. They bought new. Its part of what started me looking for one.

phickman
02-01-2011, 12:19 PM
Nice Land Cruiser too, a man of good taste when it comes to toys, what year is it? Welcome aboard. Paul

M-Funf
02-01-2011, 02:38 PM
Congrats and Welcome. Great looking boat. Where are you on the Pacific? Pics look like the NW???

Blouder
02-01-2011, 02:50 PM
Nice Land Cruiser too, a man of good taste when it comes to toys, what year is it? Welcome aboard. Paul

Thanks, that landcruiser was a 1989 and was a gem. But that model had such poor horsepower that I had to upgrade. It didn't like moving itself let alone towing a boat. So I got this one,

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q276/areyouliving/LandCruiser/67a14c9c0a0a0002015b15ab8ee41eca.jpg

Congrats and Welcome. Great looking boat. Where are you on the Pacific? Pics look like the NW???

Thank you, I'm in the Sacramento area. I spend a lot of time on the river here.