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redwings0921
06-27-2011, 10:29 AM
I brought home my new acquisition Saturday and it's looking good after a nice cleaning. I've stumbled upon a few things that need to be fixed. I'm not too worried about finding these after because I got an awesome deal on the boat. Btw... this is my first boat.

First, there are these 2 plastic pieces on the side that are pretty worn and 1 is cracked. Pictures below. Where can I replace these? If I can't, can I remove them?
http://imgur.com/bybfA.jpg

Under the observer seat I found a tube that was broken at both ends. It was pretty filthy so I took it out because it was useless in it's current state. Below is a picture of the hole. The tube used to run from that hole to the exhaust hole's above. Do i need to replace this tube? What exactly is it for?
http://imgur.com/USPSs.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/0mKcu.jpg

The arm pads are pretty worn. Any way to replace them?
http://i.imgur.com/KXAHy.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/YNPaT.jpg

The depth meter isn't showing anything at all. How do I diagnose this, and if needed how easy is it to replace?
http://i.imgur.com/21C5U.jpg

The seat is stuck all the way in the back position. The rails seem pretty rusted. That thing is not moving. Where can I replace those rails?
http://i.imgur.com/VeMac.jpg

The throttle seems pretty jumpy. Is this normal? If not, how do I grease it up so it works better?

The blower doesn't work and the tubing for it is shot. How expensive/hard of a fix is this?

Keep in mind my boat is in the water and I have no plans of pulling it out for 2-3 months.

My ballast is also filled with water. It will full, but when I try to empty it water trickles out the side. I can hear the pump running. Previous owner said it was a new pump.

Thanks

agarabaghi
06-27-2011, 10:45 AM
1) http://www.waterskis.com/MasterCraft-Bow-Vent-Cover-p/bow_vent.htm

2) Air intak for the motor area. If you dont have the tube connected when it rains water will end up in those dry compartments. Should be able to find the same size at home depot/

3) no sure are they vinyl?

4) time for a new dept gauge

5) dunno

4)

redwings0921
06-27-2011, 11:20 AM
thanks.

3) They are foam

4) Possible to install while in the water?

1) http://www.waterskis.com/MasterCraft-Bow-Vent-Cover-p/bow_vent.htm

2) Air intak for the motor area. If you dont have the tube connected when it rains water will end up in those dry compartments. Should be able to find the same size at home depot/

3) no sure are they vinyl?

4) time for a new dept gauge

5) dunno

4)

agarabaghi
06-27-2011, 11:22 AM
not sure i dont have one.

I dont know if you will be able to repair those armrests.

redwings0921
06-27-2011, 04:48 PM
bump bump bump

H20BOY
06-27-2011, 04:53 PM
I would take the arm pads to a good upholstery shop. They could probably wrap them in a vinyl and make it look nice.

SkiDog
06-27-2011, 04:58 PM
I brought home my new acquisition Saturday and it's looking good after a nice cleaning. I've stumbled upon a few things that need to be fixed. I'm not too worried about finding these after because I got an awesome deal on the boat. Btw... this is my first boat.

First, there are these 2 plastic pieces on the side that are pretty worn and 1 is cracked. Pictures below. Where can I replace these? If I can't, can I remove them?
http://imgur.com/bybfA.jpg

Under the observer seat I found a tube that was broken at both ends. It was pretty filthy so I took it out because it was useless in it's current state. Below is a picture of the hole. The tube used to run from that hole to the exhaust hole's above. Do i need to replace this tube? What exactly is it for?
http://imgur.com/USPSs.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/0mKcu.jpg

The arm pads are pretty worn. Any way to replace them?
http://i.imgur.com/KXAHy.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/YNPaT.jpg

The depth meter isn't showing anything at all. How do I diagnose this, and if needed how easy is it to replace?
http://i.imgur.com/21C5U.jpg

The seat is stuck all the way in the back position. The rails seem pretty rusted. That thing is not moving. Where can I replace those rails?
http://i.imgur.com/VeMac.jpg

The throttle seems pretty jumpy. Is this normal? If not, how do I grease it up so it works better?

The blower doesn't work and the tubing for it is shot. How expensive/hard of a fix is this?

Keep in mind my boat is in the water and I have no plans of pulling it out for 2-3 months.

My ballast is also filled with water. It will full, but when I try to empty it water trickles out the side. I can hear the pump running. Previous owner said it was a new pump.

Thanks
Try changing the impellers.

redwings0921
06-27-2011, 05:01 PM
Try changing the impellers.

Any idea where the ballast pump is on the 99 X-star? I'm not very mechanical and this is my first boat.

H20BOY
06-27-2011, 05:10 PM
If I recall they are on the back wall of the boat. The intake is inbetween the exhaust ports, follow that line to the pump.

saberworks
06-27-2011, 06:21 PM
I replaced seat rails like that on mine. I believe I got them at the auto parts store. It was a huge pain taking the seat out because I had to slide the seat forward in order to get at the rear screws. I can't remember what I did.

saberworks
06-27-2011, 06:25 PM
Actually maybe I bought them at summit:

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SUM-G1153/?rtype=10

redwings0921
06-28-2011, 12:07 AM
Actually maybe I bought them at summit:

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SUM-G1153/?rtype=10

Looks perfect. I'll order them.

redwings0921
06-28-2011, 12:08 AM
If I recall they are on the back wall of the boat. The intake is inbetween the exhaust ports, follow that line to the pump.

Is it using the same pump for getting the water in/out?

redwings0921
06-28-2011, 11:59 AM
Try changing the impellers.

is this an easy fix?

blakehardesty
06-28-2011, 02:07 PM
Is it using the same pump for getting the water in/out?

Yes they are.

east tx skier
06-28-2011, 02:30 PM
Here is a source for the seat rails for a reasonable price. Triple check compatibility, but I think they are the same.

Christine's Enterprises (http://www.nautiqueskins.com/New_Listings.html)