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agarabaghi
03-28-2011, 06:42 PM
2002 Mastercraft Xstar

So it's one of these 2...

MasterCraft Power Vortec Predator 5.7L EFI TBI 350 cubic inch GM V-8 engine - 310 hp, MasterCraft Power Vortec LTR 5.7L multi-port w/ NorthStar ignition EFI 350 cubic inch GM V-8 engine - 330 hp

But im not sure which...

http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/6657/img3325z.jpg

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bcboy
03-28-2011, 06:48 PM
Looks like the 310 predater to me!!!!

agarabaghi
03-28-2011, 06:51 PM
hah, why so excited =P...

Any know issues with that motor? Im looking at a boat with that motor in it...

Slinkyredfoot
03-28-2011, 06:53 PM
Looks like the 310 predater to me!!!!

Exactly, same motor I had in a 205, pretty good motor if it was taken care of.

agarabaghi
03-28-2011, 06:54 PM
it's been sitting for a while, and the dealer said they were about to begin the restoration of the entire boat (cosmetic and motor)

Slinkyredfoot
03-28-2011, 07:28 PM
I hope so. Just a casual observation, by the looks of things it may be solid but I see several signs of neglect.

agarabaghi
03-28-2011, 07:32 PM
like? please tell!

CantRepeat
03-28-2011, 07:38 PM
Has it been used in salt water?

agarabaghi
03-28-2011, 07:42 PM
dealer said no.

Apparently it was bought new, and 3 years ago the owner dropped the boat off for service / storage. He then fled the country. The mechanic put a lean on the boat for the storage cost of about 27,000 ($25 a day for 3 yrs). The bank wanted the boat back, so the mechanic said sure just pay off the lean, the bank seems to be walking away and will be giving the title to the dealer this week.

The dealer didnt want to show me the boat since its been sitting for a while, but he knows im more interested in mechanical operation than cosmetic. He said they were starting to restore the boat and would list it as soon as it was ready.

He was trying to get the bank to give him some cash for holding the boat to put towards restoring the boat.

Covi
03-28-2011, 07:58 PM
Looks like some salt water use to me. Hard to tell from my couch.

agarabaghi
03-28-2011, 07:59 PM
well i mean at that point... what do you do...

me: "team talk user covi says this boat has been in salt water"

dealer: "no it hasn't"

agarabaghi
03-28-2011, 08:02 PM
Oh, and lets not forget, i live in miami part of the year so more than likely my boat will be used in saltwater. And lets also not forget, it's a boat =P...

my 94 prostar has 1500 hours (many in salt) and minus the transmission giving out (slipping) its running great.

CantRepeat
03-28-2011, 08:02 PM
well i mean at that point... what do you do...

me: "team talk user covi says this boat has been in salt water"

dealer: "no it hasn't"

Well with the information you just posted, salt water might just be secondary to the fact that it has been sitting for 3 years, outside.

agarabaghi
03-28-2011, 08:03 PM
are we talking cosmetic or for the engine? (gaskets / seals / not running etc...)

captain planet
03-28-2011, 08:04 PM
Looks like some salt water use to me. Hard to tell from my couch.

You can type on your computer from your couch?:confused:

Covi
03-28-2011, 08:04 PM
No i said it appears to from my "COUCH". It's hard to tell, you may have to take the dealers word on it. I'm just saying check it out closely before any purchase.

Did the dealer give you any indication on what the restoration will entail and why?

Salt water engine should be fine as long as it was properly flushed...

east tx skier
03-28-2011, 08:05 PM
Dumb question: Why is the distributor on the front of the motor? I thought Chevy's were in the rear.

Covi
03-28-2011, 08:05 PM
You can type on your computer from your couch?:confused:

Laptop!!!!!!!

Covi
03-28-2011, 08:06 PM
Well with the information you just posted, salt water might just be secondary to the fact that it has been sitting for 3 years, outside.

You got that right!

CantRepeat
03-28-2011, 08:08 PM
Dumb question: Why is the distributor on the front of the motor? I thought Chevy's were in the rear.

It's a chevy, for sure and that has to be the back.

Slinkyredfoot
03-28-2011, 08:35 PM
like? please tell!

Just the overall appearance. I see corrosion in many places, I see vinyl that looks suspect, hoses, headers, just stuff that an ahole like myself would question. Heck I don't know, just making my observations on pictures that you posted. What price are they wanting out of the boat?

agarabaghi
03-28-2011, 08:36 PM
the dealer was going to do a wetsand / clean up / engine maintenance etc.. he said he would probably list around 24k... only the middle engine cover had cracks in it.

Slinkyredfoot
03-28-2011, 08:41 PM
BTW ther is a lien on the boat.;)

agarabaghi
03-28-2011, 08:42 PM
ha yea, lien, not lean =D

agarabaghi
03-28-2011, 08:42 PM
the owner fled the country, not sure if i mentioned that...

bcboy
03-28-2011, 08:45 PM
Dumb question: Why is the distributor on the front of the motor? I thought Chevy's were in the rear.

This is a V drive so the engine is backwards...changing the impeller is not fun!

east tx skier
03-28-2011, 10:30 PM
This is a V drive so the engine is backwards...changing the impeller is not fun!

Just looked again. Sure enough. Didn't realize that the circulation was still set up as on a direct drive. But the more I think about it, why wouldn't it be.

Told you it was a dumb question.

coz
03-28-2011, 10:57 PM
Oh, and lets not forget, i live in miami part of the year so more than likely my boat will be used in saltwater. And lets also not forget, it's a boat =P...

my 94 prostar has 1500 hours (many in salt) and minus the transmission giving out (slipping) its running great.

After being here for a little while I'm under the impression people here think these boats are built for fresh water use only unless it's a ss series. My last boat wasn't a salt water series and I used it in the Pacific (L.B. & Newport) all the time and if I were still in Calif. I'd use my current boat there too. I just took a little extra time in flushing and cleaning. Good luck with the purchase and resto.

aquaman
03-29-2011, 08:45 AM
Of course Mastercrafts are not built only for fresh water use. The idea that many here express is that Mastercafts are not built for saltwater use. That is a big difference.

Look at some boats that are built for saltwater (Grady White, Boston Whaler) and you will appreciate the differences. :)

east tx skier
03-29-2011, 04:06 PM
The idea that gets floated by many, myself included, is that some of us would be very reluctant to buy a boat that had been used extensively in salt water because we are not easily convinced and are unlikely to be satisfied that the boat and trailer were properly flushed, rinsed, cleaned, etc. afterward every time. That's not to say that the previous owner hasn't, in fact, been meticulous in his care for the boat. But as a wise man once said, "It's not that I don't trust you. I don't trust anyone."

I have never read a post on here where someone said MasterCrafts are for freshwater use only. Clearly, that's not the case.