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mcskier
06-19-2011, 04:51 PM
Been busy doing some minor upgrades to the black beauty this week...
Wednesday, I installed some lights on my tower... (http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=41727)
Then I gave the boat a fresh new look with some updated decals...

Why???

Because I have never been a huge fan of the graphics that came on it. In fact, I don't think I'm alone in this thinking. I've seen at least a dozen other '08 TT boats where the original graphics were stripped in favor of something more "traditional". This is the kit for the '11 TT. It's not like the old scheme was that bad, but to me, this is just way more classy. I just thought I would share in case there are any other '08 TT owners out there considering a facelift.

Before...
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-QLuvc-A7gSA/SMk2VyV9mPI/AAAAAAAAA5o/NB8tB7KGNsY/s720/_DSC5083.JPG

And after...
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-TTFih4ootqA/Tf5aicG7CFI/AAAAAAAABco/EFRvgChQI5U/s720/_NIK6010.JPG

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-gv2jORD7dkU/Tf5adnmTRTI/AAAAAAAABcc/UwK5FmWIM5M/s720/_NIK6011.JPG

You'll notice I omitted the WTT (which is part of the red stripe kit) and instead added the traditional PS 197 bezels for a slightly more understated look.

A big shout out to Corey at Midwest MasterCraft who got me hooked up and hunted down all the right part numbers.

DemolitionMan
06-19-2011, 04:54 PM
That looks so much better. So out of 100 boats 2 of them have been redone.

DemolitionMan
06-19-2011, 04:55 PM
I am thinking about doing my trailer pinstriping in red.

JJMorris3
06-19-2011, 04:58 PM
Wow. Nice update with the decals. It looks really great.

snork
06-19-2011, 04:59 PM
Best look'n 08 tt197 yet. I just might get me one.

DemolitionMan
06-19-2011, 04:59 PM
I noticed that you upgraded your fulton jack. I am thinking about doing the same this winter.

mcskier
06-19-2011, 05:03 PM
I noticed that you upgraded your fulton jack. I am thinking about doing the same this winter.

Yep, did that last week. I picked up one of Tim's (aka CantRepeat on this forum) adapter plates.

DemolitionMan
06-19-2011, 05:11 PM
The other upgraded 08 TT #58. Went from the stock decals to the wrap, naked, then the 06 TT decals. Having a solid color hull is great.

mcskier
06-19-2011, 05:13 PM
BTW...the removal of the old graphics was a total pain in the arse! The first side went pretty well with the aid of a hairdryer and took about 90 minutes. Using the same method, the second side took at least 4 hours. It broke-off way more often and left way more adhesive behind. I wonder if it each side was installed by a different person. Go figure...

DemolitionMan
06-19-2011, 05:16 PM
BTW...the removal of the old graphics was a total pain in the arse! The first side went pretty well with the aid of a hairdryer and took about 90 minutes. Using the same method, the second side took at least 4 hours. It broke-off way more often and left way more adhesive behind. I wonder if it each side was installed by a different person. Go figure...

I had the dealer remove the wrap on my boat. I know that it had to be tough to remove.

mcskier
06-19-2011, 05:23 PM
I had the dealer remove the wrap on my boat. I know that it had to be tough to remove.

I hope they did it more quickly than I did. What did they charge you? Not that it really matters at this point. My hourly rate is way higher!

DemolitionMan
06-19-2011, 05:25 PM
I hope they did it more quickly than I did. What did they charge you? Not that it really matters at this point. My hourly rate is way higher!

I had them remove it when I purchased the boat.

snork
06-19-2011, 05:28 PM
The other ugraded 08 TT #58

Crazy Smoke now second favorite

ProTour X9
06-19-2011, 06:05 PM
Looks wayyy better!!

BROUSSARD
06-19-2011, 07:15 PM
I rather the first redone one!

DooSPX
06-19-2011, 07:42 PM
The 2011 decal kit looks DEAD SEXY on a black boat!!! Great job!!!!!!!!!

Brian B
06-19-2011, 07:43 PM
Very nice!

I'd imagine the side with the hard to remove stickers had more sun exposure.

Jerseydave
06-19-2011, 08:31 PM
And after...
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-TTFih4ootqA/Tf5aicG7CFI/AAAAAAAABco/EFRvgChQI5U/s720/_NIK6010.JPG

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-gv2jORD7dkU/Tf5adnmTRTI/AAAAAAAABcc/UwK5FmWIM5M/s720/_NIK6011.JPG

Love everything about your boat!
Just like the car commercial......I'm the 2nd owner.....so keep my boat looking nice for me!
(between an '03 anniv 197 and your boat, it would be a tough choice) :)

mcskier
06-20-2011, 09:29 AM
Very nice!

I'd imagine the side with the hard to remove stickers had more sun exposure.

Thanks. I'd have thought sun was the difference too, but the boat is garaged and never stays outside overnight other than the few times per year we rent a private lake...

scott023
06-20-2011, 09:37 AM
Seriously one of the sharpest boats I've seen. Damn fine job you did there, a HUGE improvement, and I thought it looked great to begin with.

Jorski
06-20-2011, 11:26 AM
I honestly NEVER thought that I would like a black boat...but now that I have seen your make-over I have changed my mind.

Your boat looks absolutely fantastic!

H20skeefreek
06-20-2011, 12:22 PM
I still think you should have left Mike's wrap on, that thing looked sweet. it's been my desktop ever since he posted it.

TxsRiverRat
06-20-2011, 12:26 PM
:drool: on the 1st boat minus the tower...

DemolitionMan
06-20-2011, 12:28 PM
I still think you should have left Mike's wrap on, that thing looked sweet. it's been my desktop ever since he posted it.

I like the wrap, but its just not me.

DemolitionMan
06-20-2011, 12:30 PM
It's hard to make out on the water.................

scott023
06-20-2011, 12:32 PM
I still think you should have left Mike's wrap on, that thing looked sweet. it's been my desktop ever since he posted it.

That is a dang nice wrap. One of the few that's not "up in your face".

Kyle
06-20-2011, 12:53 PM
Personally I like the wrap bc its way different, unique, and wild looking, or the new '11 decals but thats me and only me. I would have to get away from the domed decals as I have them on my current boat and would want something different. DM love your boat and am not knocking it in any means.

Kyle
06-20-2011, 12:55 PM
Those trailers are totally pimpin

DemolitionMan
06-20-2011, 07:21 PM
Personally I like the wrap bc its way different, unique, and wild looking, or the new '11 decals but thats me and only me. I would have to get away from the domed decals as I have them on my current boat and would want something different. DM love your boat and am not knocking it in any means.

Like I said before when you have a solid hull color you have so many options on the graphics.

mcskier
06-22-2011, 10:26 AM
That looks so much better. So out of 100 boats 2 of them have been redone.

No, I've actually seen a few more while I was searching for ideas on mine. A google image search revealed a few other combinations. The most common I saw was the all chromex scheme used on the '09 and '10 models.

DooSPX
06-22-2011, 02:17 PM
I still say the '11 scheme is great on that black boat!!! I love it! good job!

Sullivan
06-22-2011, 11:36 PM
Looks awesome! Are you going to ski this weekend at the Ski View Tourney?

mcskier
06-23-2011, 02:54 AM
Looks awesome! Are you going to ski this weekend at the Ski View Tourney?

Negative. We've got Sun Basin rented this weekend.