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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





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!!!

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 ;)

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

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!

1978 Green S&S with 351W

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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,


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.