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03geetee
03-12-2011, 12:44 AM
Went to see the interior guys as promised and was pleasantly surprised at the work done so far. Top notch guys and top notch material, makes my boat feel sort of new which is cool.

Here are the pics...

Cream vinyl with wine colored stitch instead of the traditional pipeing...

(bottom cushions, motor box, drivers seat and rear bench still not done but close)
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/o3geetee/InteriorShots001.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/o3geetee/InteriorShots002.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/o3geetee/InteriorShots003.jpg

JTR:)

03geetee
03-12-2011, 12:45 AM
Wine colored marine grade carpet completely redone and glued...

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/o3geetee/InteriorShots004.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/o3geetee/InteriorShots005.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/o3geetee/InteriorShots006.jpg

JTR

03geetee
03-12-2011, 12:48 AM
More...

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/o3geetee/InteriorShots007.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/o3geetee/InteriorShots008.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/o3geetee/InteriorShots009.jpg

So excited I cant wait to get her all washed again, toss on some 303 and hit the water. Hats off to Don's auto/marine interiors for such a great job. My rear motor box piece of vinyl went to the embroiderer today to restitch the factory MASTERCRAFT name in its original embossed location.

Other then that she is done.


JTR

thatsmrmastercraft
03-12-2011, 01:01 AM
Great job on the interior. Really like the stitching.

Willski
03-12-2011, 01:10 AM
Nice lookin skins! That's gotta get you itchin to get back on the water!!

CantRepeat
03-12-2011, 08:07 AM
Looks like crap. You should sell it. I'll be up your way next week.














Looking really nice!

east tx skier
03-12-2011, 11:02 AM
Looks fantastic!

setidball
03-12-2011, 11:10 AM
Lookin Good! Perhaps this will scratch that itch....http://youtu.be/QJR_cgwhUe8?hd=1

TX.X-30 fan
03-12-2011, 11:12 AM
Very nice, now polish your bilge.........:D

thatsmrmastercraft
03-12-2011, 11:12 AM
Lookin Good! Perhaps this will scratch that itch....http://youtu.be/QJR_cgwhUe8?hd=1

That video is really done well, not to mention that pass.

aquaman
03-12-2011, 11:19 AM
Very nice, now polish your bilge.........:D

agreed....i think that PCM could use a little TLC. :rolleyes:

H20skeefreek
03-12-2011, 11:25 AM
What is that bracing at the transom?

Barefooter92
03-12-2011, 11:44 AM
Great job so far, nice choice on the stitching detail. One of a kind!

More pictures would be good!

03geetee
03-12-2011, 11:44 AM
agreed....i think that PCM could use a little TLC. :rolleyes:

That girl has 2700+ hours on her so she has earned her grime, when it comes out maybe this fall, it will be taken care of.

JTR

03geetee
03-12-2011, 11:45 AM
What is that bracing at the transom?

Lifting ring/bracket attached directly to the stringers. Owner never mentioned it was special but I bought it this way.

Comes in handy!

JTR

03geetee
03-12-2011, 11:45 AM
Thanks alot for the props guys, as she gets put back together I will add more pictures and update the thread, should be end of next week.

JTR

scott023
03-12-2011, 02:03 PM
Looks dang good.

sethro
03-12-2011, 02:32 PM
Your boat is full of unique features. I've never seen a gate valve to drain the manifolds either. New carpet and interior really does give the boat a new feel. Looks great!

muskingumriverdocks
03-12-2011, 05:15 PM
Wine colored marine grade carpet completely redone and glued...

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/o3geetee/InteriorShots004.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/o3geetee/InteriorShots005.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/o3geetee/InteriorShots006.jpg

JTR

I like the panels in second picture. What year is your boat, and did those year MC's come that way? Previous owner of my '76 put side panels that went to the floor. I removed them but there's about 40 holes on each side, plus the aluminum trim is missing.
I also like the red metal flake and white. You got a picture of the whole boat somewhere?

Age Fighter
03-12-2011, 05:40 PM
love the stitching with the carpet color.

03geetee
03-12-2011, 05:47 PM
I like the panels in second picture. What year is your boat, and did those year MC's come that way? Previous owner of my '76 put side panels that went to the floor. I removed them but there's about 40 holes on each side, plus the aluminum trim is missing.
I also like the red metal flake and white. You got a picture of the whole boat somewhere?

My interior is 100% original never been touched so what you see is the way it came from MC. I re did the combing boards as close to original as possible, when mounted the screws will be covered with buttons.

Here is the boat as of last year...

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/o3geetee/Fall2010055.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/o3geetee/LaborDay2010024.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/o3geetee/LaborDay2010034.jpg

She looks a lot more purdy now and after the interior is done it will be enjoyed for a few seasons before I tear down the motor. Thing runs so good its almost a crime to fix whats not broken yet.

JTR

03geetee
03-12-2011, 05:50 PM
love the stitching with the carpet color.

Thank you we spent a lot of time looking at stock 83 interiors and thought of a way to break up the solid color (there are no highlights like the 84 and ups) without being tacky. This is what I suggested and I like it ALOT so far. Driver and rear seat should look killer with the stitching but I will have to wait until next week.

Thank you for the compliments and I wish I had more information about the rear lifting ring never seen another one so I am not sure.

Also does it matter that my HIN has two extra letters at the end "PD"?

JTR:confused:

thatsmrmastercraft
03-12-2011, 08:06 PM
Thank you we spent a lot of time looking at stock 83 interiors and thought of a way to break up the solid color (there are no highlights like the 84 and ups) without being tacky. This is what I suggested and I like it ALOT so far. Driver and rear seat should look killer with the stitching but I will have to wait until next week.

Thank you for the compliments and I wish I had more information about the rear lifting ring never seen another one so I am not sure.

Also does it matter that my HIN has two extra letters at the end "PD"?

JTR:confused:

Rear lifting ring is not a stock item. Some one added that.

Mastercraft HIN for the Stars and Stripes boats are a lot of mystery. There are a bunch of threads dealing with them to be found with the lousy search function found here. Mine has an extra digit or two, as do plenty others. There is no published standard for decoding all the numbers. I suppose if we started a thread with HIN and corresponding boat features, we might be able to figure it out.

Never would have thought a pirate would be so good at doing a boat interior. :D

thatsmrmastercraft
03-12-2011, 08:14 PM
I like the panels in second picture. What year is your boat, and did those year MC's come that way? Previous owner of my '76 put side panels that went to the floor. I removed them but there's about 40 holes on each side, plus the aluminum trim is missing.
I also like the red metal flake and white. You got a picture of the whole boat somewhere?

The older boats were pretty spartan as far as the interior goes. Combing pads and deluxe interiors didn't come around for a few years. 1980 might be the first year, but don't quote me on that. I don't have a good pic of the interior handy. This is from when I first got my boat a couple years ago before it was even running, but it shows the bare insides without combing pads.

milkmania
03-13-2011, 12:29 PM
Rear lifting ring is not a stock item. Some one added that.


I'd be interested to see how they're mounted to the stringers..... through bolts or lag bolts..... I'd never trust lifting the boat by lag bolts :eek:

and I don't understand why vertical strap is "off center" of that plate:confused:

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/o3geetee/InteriorShots009.jpg

muskingumriverdocks
03-13-2011, 12:45 PM
[QUOTE=thatsmrmastercraft;738621]The older boats were pretty spartan as far as the interior goes. Combing pads and deluxe interiors didn't come around for a few years. 1980 might be the first year, but don't quote me on that. I don't have a good pic of the interior handy. This is from when I first got my boat a couple years ago before it was even running, but it shows the bare insides without combing pads.[/QUOTE

I would like to keep it close to original as possible,it's just to butchered up to leave bare. Not that I'm trying to restore it (got 1 can't seem to get done),just wanted a boat to throw in and use. I see your '77 has a L shaped observers seat. Did any '76's have them? Like them better, a little more comfortable . When I bought my '74 it didn't have a back seat or a ski platform, read somewhere that wasn't uncommon. I have 1 picture of it I think. Unfortunately I was never much of a picture taker, something I regret now.

03geetee
03-13-2011, 02:23 PM
I'd be interested to see how they're mounted to the stringers..... through bolts or lag bolts..... I'd never trust lifting the boat by lag bolts :eek:

and I don't understand why vertical strap is "off center" of that plate:confused:

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/o3geetee/InteriorShots009.jpg

Because the helm and cable are right there and you cannot mount it the same on both sides. The center bar is offset to clearance a few things in the bilge.

Let me assure you the boat was hung in the air for 20+ years by the lifting ring up front and this in the rear. There are no cracks, bubbling, ruptures whatsoever near any of the mounting points. What ever, who ever how ever did this knew what they were doing and its worked flawlessly. Part of the reason you can eat off the bottom of this boat and the sides arent all jacked up from floating next to dock. Pretty neat system the guy had.

JTR

muskingumriverdocks
03-13-2011, 02:54 PM
Lookin Good! Perhaps this will scratch that itch....http://youtu.be/QJR_cgwhUe8?hd=1

NICE!!!! How many feet off and was that 36mph? Looked like he was waiting on the bouys.

thatsmrmastercraft
03-13-2011, 05:14 PM
[QUOTE=thatsmrmastercraft;738621]The older boats were pretty spartan as far as the interior goes. Combing pads and deluxe interiors didn't come around for a few years. 1980 might be the first year, but don't quote me on that. I don't have a good pic of the interior handy. This is from when I first got my boat a couple years ago before it was even running, but it shows the bare insides without combing pads.[/QUOTE

I would like to keep it close to original as possible,it's just to butchered up to leave bare. Not that I'm trying to restore it (got 1 can't seem to get done),just wanted a boat to throw in and use. I see your '77 has a L shaped observers seat. Did any '76's have them? Like them better, a little more comfortable . When I bought my '74 it didn't have a back seat or a ski platform, read somewhere that wasn't uncommon. I have 1 picture of it I think. Unfortunately I was never much of a picture taker, something I regret now.

The driver's seat that came in my boat was from a Ski Centurian. The observers seat and backrest also came from that Ski Centurian. I don't know if the seat base is original, but I suspect it also isn't original.

I see nothing wrong with adding any necessary additions to your boat to make it functional and good looking. Nicely done combing pads would give it a good look and functionally take care of all the holes. Not every boat has to be a full blown restoration.

setidball
03-13-2011, 05:42 PM
NICE!!!! How many feet off and was that 36mph? Looked like he was waiting on the bouys.

Can't say I know...wasn't there...just thought it was a sick video for some motivation!!!

03geetee
03-16-2011, 10:55 PM
Well, nothing earth shattering yet but I did get her out of the dingy shop and was able to give her a bath at my house finally. Carpet was complete so the shop called and asked if I could pull her out so they could fit other projects in. For the deal I got I was happy too, besides the rest of the stuff should be ready in a couple weeks.

Here she is finally at home its been a long time...

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/o3geetee/MasterCraftinterior004.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/o3geetee/MasterCraftinterior006.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/o3geetee/MasterCraftinterior009.jpg

Dont mind the beast that is truck 86 destroyer of snow, it puts bread on the table and keeps me out of harms way. I love her too.

JTR

03geetee
03-16-2011, 10:58 PM
Here is a close up of what some buffing, polishing, buffing, polishing, drinking, buffing and polishing can do for a 28 year old boat if you stay at it.

Before...

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/o3geetee/001.jpg

After...

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/o3geetee/MasterCraftinterior010.jpg

JTR

SunCoast 83
03-16-2011, 11:28 PM
That boat sure is coming together. Great job on the color choice for the interior. Its great to see the original look maintained, however I do like the creative additions made to mr.mastercrafts 1977 S&S.

I kept all the original interior shapes (seats, combing pads, motor box, etc..) on my 1983, however I went with a newer smooth finish (just was my preference). I actually chose a slightly darker tint of gray for a contrast on the gray hull. I haggled over it but eventually decided to add in black piping on the trim. It made it look more like an '84 though.

The 303 and proper care will keep that interior lasting you years down the road. Mine is at 5 years already and still looks new. Looking at your pictures, she is in great hands. You appear to be a little OCD just like me :D

Now you are set for some new rims on that trailer....Those are the same factory rims I had as well. I never understood why MC created one of the greatest floating masterpieces of all times and put dull black wheels on the trailer??....They did it for years!!...up to 1987 I think

Might I suggest a Sherwood Water Intake. By buddy (a SN Owner) sold me on it a few years ago and now I love it! I clean the filter out after every trip to the lake. The sediment intake is startling (at least on our lakes in Florida).

I can post a picture up tomorrow if needed. I am picking up my boat from the shop after a new stero install (including a sub in the bow) tomorrow. She has been gone for two weeks, and its driving me crazy. It feels good to get the boat back home as you already just found out. :)

Congrats you have a boat for all others to admire.....I always love pulling into the boat ramp with it.....turns lots of heads, huh!?

Take care man.

03geetee
03-16-2011, 11:43 PM
That boat sure is coming together. Great job on the color choice for the interior. Its great to see the original look maintained, however I do like the creative additions made to mr.mastercrafts 1977 S&S.

I kept all the original interior shapes (seats, combing pads, motor box, etc..) on my 1983, however I went with a newer smooth finish (just was my preference). I actually chose a slightly darker tint of gray for a contrast on the gray hull. I haggled over it but eventually decided to add in black piping on the trim. It made it look more like an '84 though.

The 303 and proper care will keep that interior lasting you years down the road. Mine is at 5 years already and still looks new. Looking at your pictures, she is in great hands. You appear to be a little OCD just like me :D

Now you are set for some new rims on that trailer....Those are the same factory rims I had as well. I never understood why MC created one of the greatest floating masterpieces of all times and put dull black wheels on the trailer??....They did it for years!!...up to 1987 I think

Might I suggest a Sherwood Water Intake. By buddy (a SN Owner) sold me on it a few years ago and now I love it! I clean the filter out after every trip to the lake. The sediment intake is startling (at least on our lakes in Florida).

I can post a picture up tomorrow if needed. I am picking up my boat from the shop after a new stero install (including a sub in the bow) tomorrow. She has been gone for two weeks, and its driving me crazy. It feels good to get the boat back home as you already just found out. :)

Congrats you have a boat for all others to admire.....I always love pulling into the boat ramp with it.....turns lots of heads, huh!?

Take care man.

Thanks for the kind words as always Jay and you hit the nail on the head it feels good to have her back again. I will care for the interior and keep it as new or better then new I can assure you of that.

All I get tired of is people asking me if I am selling the boat!!!! I guess I will take that as the best compliment.

Cannot wait to see the rest of the seats and motor box in stay tuned...

(The pictures of the intake would be nice too!)

JTR

thatsmrmastercraft
03-16-2011, 11:56 PM
I will second the request for the pic of the installed Sherwood Water Intake. Last summer on vacation I had to pull the boat out of the water to clear the weeds I sucked into the trans cooler. Would have been much simpler to be able to clean a screen.

And thanks for the kind words Jay. :cool:

setidball
03-16-2011, 11:57 PM
Beauty! that is a serious work out! Gota stay hydrated for that kind of work. :toast:

Miss Rita
03-17-2011, 12:16 AM
Beautiful job on a great boat, love the classic MC's.

BTW, it's coaming pad

03geetee
03-17-2011, 12:21 AM
Thanks guys you have all helped alot along the way thats for sure. Without team talk this would not have been possible...what a great group.

JTR

SunCoast 83
03-17-2011, 09:52 PM
Gentlemen,
Here is the water intake.....hope it helps

americanskierJim
03-17-2011, 10:12 PM
03, LOOKIN GOOD. I see you put some great work into polishing the boat. Got to love that shine. Your carpet looks wonderful. I am doing mine little by little. Great job cant wait to see it all together.


Jay, I am going to have to buy one them for my cooler.

thatsmrmastercraft
03-17-2011, 10:24 PM
03, LOOKIN GOOD. I see you put some great work into polishing the boat. Got to love that shine. Your carpet looks wonderful. I am doing mine little by little. Great job cant wait to see it all together.


Jay, I am going to have to buy one them for my cooler.

Me too. $49.95 at SKIDIM

americanskierJim
03-17-2011, 10:28 PM
Hey Peter, At that price I will buy 2 and send you one. Just say a later Christmas gift .

thatsmrmastercraft
03-17-2011, 10:31 PM
Hey Peter, At that price I will buy 2 and send you one. Just say a later Christmas gift .

Not that I would ever look a gift horse in the mouth, but have you been hitting the green beer tonight, Jim?

americanskierJim
03-17-2011, 10:35 PM
:toast::toast: Oh ummmm maby 2 green beers lol

thatsmrmastercraft
03-17-2011, 10:45 PM
:toast::toast: Oh ummmm maby 2 green beers lol

that would be two ahead of me, but I was just about to fill a glass with some Early Times ans Fresca. No green though.

SunCoast 83
03-17-2011, 10:52 PM
I wish I could.....work in the morning, but a couple of Crown & Clubs manana for sure...

broncotw
03-18-2011, 12:05 AM
Great job! Looks Great.... Love the stiching and new interior.....

SunCoast 83
03-19-2011, 10:00 AM
Well, nothing earth shattering yet but I did get her out of the dingy shop and was able to give her a bath at my house finally. Carpet was complete so the shop called and asked if I could pull her out so they could fit other projects in. For the deal I got I was happy too, besides the rest of the stuff should be ready in a couple weeks.

Here she is finally at home its been a long time...

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/o3geetee/MasterCraftinterior004.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/o3geetee/MasterCraftinterior006.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/o3geetee/MasterCraftinterior009.jpg

Dont mind the beast that is truck 86 destroyer of snow, it puts bread on the table and keeps me out of harms way. I love her too.

JTR

Do you have to apply reg. numbers to the hull up there? I noticed you did not have any...unfortunately in Florida its manditory. I would prefer not to have them myself.