View Full Version : 1987 Prostar PWC "T"-Bone

08-01-2011, 05:13 PM
I bought this 1987 PS190 from the second owner. He had the boat for 20+ years. Story goes like this.... his his daughter was driving the boat with his wife and her girlfriend in the spotter seat.... he notices a A$$ on a PWC heading right at the port side / judges seat area. He yells to the girls to "Get Down"!!!! the idiot "T"-bones the boat, punctures the hull, cracks the deck, takes out all of the windshield and frame and ships across the drivers dash. Amazingly, no one was injured..... the result is captoined form here.... 69133

08-01-2011, 05:47 PM
That'll buff out.:rolleyes:

08-01-2011, 06:16 PM
That'll teach him for going skiing with BOTH his WIFE and his GIRLFRIEND as spotters!! I just hope they can't trace the A$$ on the PWC(aka HIT MAN) back to him through his Craigs list posting;-) My only Q - who was he trying to take out and wouldn't it have been cheaper to take 'em out on the dock and spare the MC?! jk - Nice Winter Project! Good luck.

08-01-2011, 06:21 PM
The kicker is.... the owner told me the guy was DRUNK!! and was only fined $200 for punching his MasterCraft up-side the port!

08-01-2011, 06:24 PM
After I looked into this deeper (with a saw and grinder) this is the result......69134

08-01-2011, 06:28 PM
And This....6913669135

08-01-2011, 06:39 PM
Ok, from there i new the job was going to take a little more time....
As i found out soon after the purchase.... the glass was not available. Until Jim@BAWS answered the thread with a set of 1989 side assemblys! I scooped them immediately!

But to this day the front factory frame is missing.

08-01-2011, 06:43 PM
WOW! Sure hope when you say "BOUGHT" you meant "got for a song" . . I've seen some amazing things done with glass/gel coat but man! I trust the GUY will be paying for it in premiums and changes his ways before somebody DIES!:eek:

08-01-2011, 06:50 PM
I think I bought it right.... I have it completed and did not pay a single person to help other than Steve at Plexi Case to cut the Acrylic. Other than that I did all the work myself!
I agree.... how drunk and stupid do you have to be to hit a boat on a ski lake?

08-18-2011, 06:25 AM
I began the reconstructive surgery69730

08-18-2011, 06:27 AM
Made a mold from the Starboard side to get the features correctly in position.69731

09-02-2011, 12:51 AM
Looking good dude. Keep us posted, love the photos and progress.

09-02-2011, 05:30 AM
Nice work. And yet another Prostar is saved from the scrap yard. You are a good soul. Peace.

09-06-2011, 08:59 AM
I started to have a little trouble with focus...

09-06-2011, 09:02 AM
Added a set of OJ folding platform brackets too!

09-06-2011, 09:03 AM
Finished dash...

09-06-2011, 09:08 AM
The only thing I could not get was the front glass extrusions for the top, bottom and sides. I made my own using a extrusion from a salvage runabout windshield. I designed a template from my mock up and then had a company in Grand Rapids called Plexi Case do the CNC cutting of smoked Acrylic. It looked so nice i had the sides done as well!

09-06-2011, 09:13 AM
The final look!

Double D
09-06-2011, 09:27 AM
Nice work!!!!!

09-06-2011, 01:57 PM
a true craftsman. good work dude!

09-06-2011, 02:04 PM
I began the reconstructive surgery69730

Did you use resin & cloth or is that just body filler (bondo) on those areas?

09-06-2011, 02:13 PM
Nice glass work, can't tell it was ever hit.... Enjoy the end of summer!

09-06-2011, 02:16 PM
Wow great job!! I would love to see a few more pics. I have an 87 and have been considering changing my rubrail to all black (like yours) instead of the silver/alum with black insert.

09-06-2011, 03:13 PM
As the topper I added a Dripless Shaft Seal System! WITH fresh water pick up!

09-06-2011, 03:17 PM
No bondo anywhere.... I used Adtech marine fairing filler. It is rock solid and not easy to sand so only use where you want ot need it. Keep fill less than .125" thick in any area.

09-06-2011, 03:18 PM
I ordered this kit from Taco. Put it out in the sun and with a extra set of hands, drill and screw gun and about 30 minutes it is done!

09-06-2011, 03:19 PM
All mat and resin until the fairing parts when needed or where feature lines needed to be more crisp.

09-06-2011, 05:27 PM
Nice Job! I like the smoke glass as well - looks great!

01-30-2012, 07:50 PM
The Glass work was cut by Plexi Case In Grand Rapids MI

01-30-2012, 09:29 PM
Your efforts were well spent. You now have a beautiful boat.:cool: