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carlbernhard
11-27-2012, 12:07 PM
I have just finished rebuilding a prostar 190 wih a classic look finish. I am new to this forum and have attempted to upload 2 photos. More to come.

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02ProstarSammyD
11-27-2012, 12:12 PM
thats a nice looking 190. More of the interior PLEASE

SP Maristar
11-27-2012, 12:15 PM
Sweet boat! Thank you for sharing. Looks like you did an excellent job of restoring.

snork
11-27-2012, 12:15 PM
Very nice...

SP Maristar
11-27-2012, 12:17 PM
Sweet boat. I really like the color scheme. Very classy. Looks like you did a fantastic job on the rebuild.

carlbernhard
11-27-2012, 12:18 PM
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web
11-27-2012, 12:34 PM
Wow. That's sharp. Nice work.

carlbernhard
11-27-2012, 02:26 PM
few details of upholstery
motor box
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driver seat with top stich detaila nd embroidery
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note the turned teak throttle handle
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floor is a teak 4mm veneer layed in epoxy and
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gunwhale detail showing burmese teak inlay and how sides have been built up with polyester filler
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bow showing teak burl detail. teak was laid in epoxy, sanded smooth, filled on edges with polyester fillers and sealed, then sprayed with poyurethane clear coat
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carlbernhard
11-27-2012, 02:33 PM
ash board was covered in tan leather along with steering wheel. new laser cut stainless steel insert were made to replace the flimsy black plastic ones. Gauges were all resprayed. New ignition and push button start was installed.
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middle of dash was built up to accommodate a decent waterproof sound system cover. This also allowed the sound system to be lifted out of the way of skis/boards when stowing in the bow compartment.

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mikeg205
11-27-2012, 02:36 PM
Nice...did you do all the work?

Ski-me
11-27-2012, 02:41 PM
Man that's amazing! Love the interior seats, engine box......dang!

46Chief
11-27-2012, 02:41 PM
Thats really cool, really like the tan interior.

carlbernhard
11-27-2012, 02:46 PM
thanks! yes i did. it was a very long 8 month project. but it is eventually done.

pram
11-27-2012, 03:06 PM
that upholstery work is amazing

nice job

clrussell
11-27-2012, 03:14 PM
Very nice!!


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gweaver
11-27-2012, 03:41 PM
That wood trim/floor deck is amazing!! I LOVE the color combination- black hull, wood trim and accents and the tan interior. Pure, simple, classic!
I like what you did with the rear bench too. I'm thinking about doing something similar- building a new base that incorporates storage underneath. Any comments on how it feels to sit up higher on that rear seat? That's my big concern- passengers sitting up higher and feeling 'exposed'.
Again, amazing work!
Greg

prostar205
11-27-2012, 04:53 PM
That is simply a work of ART. Do you have any in process pictures? I'd love to see the progression of your work. Thanks for sharing.

thatsmrmastercraft
11-27-2012, 04:58 PM
Very well done. :toast:

frankster66
11-27-2012, 05:43 PM
labor of love their! BEAUTIFULL!

Skipper
11-27-2012, 06:44 PM
That is an excellent bit of work!

MattsCraft
11-27-2012, 06:49 PM
Already been said, but that job Rocks right there!!!

clrussell
11-27-2012, 07:00 PM
I love the back seat! I want to build the same thing but to put a ballast bag under it.. Any specs on it? How much storage room? Great work again!


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mikeg205
11-27-2012, 07:25 PM
had to post on facebook...rebuild just too cool... https://www.facebook.com/groups/102832819752389/453939914641676/?notif_t=group_activity

sully
11-27-2012, 08:22 PM
Way Cool!!
Dear Mastercraft please build one! This how I would build "V" versions if I ran Mastercraft.

VTJC
11-27-2012, 08:33 PM
Looks great very well done, a classic updated. I had an 88 PowerSlot and I loved.

mikeg205
11-27-2012, 08:38 PM
Carl...do you own a shop or did you do this at home? Business skill or a hobbyist...dang its nice work.

How about the engine...1256 hours....just broke in for some folks here.. :)

nkorep2
11-27-2012, 09:51 PM
holy crap! Im working on a 90 prostar, but mine def wont look like that when Im done. Hows the rear seat built?

orbeamlb
11-27-2012, 09:59 PM
WOW!!! Your ProStar is simply exquisite. Beautifully done!

CC2MC
11-28-2012, 12:16 AM
That is one of the best looking boats I have seen on this forum, IMO. I used to build Chris Craft boats and that really reminds me of the Silver Bullet. If you have not seen one, check it out. Nice work.

carlbernhard
11-28-2012, 01:37 AM
you do sit a bit higher, hence my reason for incorpaorating a slightly raised seat back and 2 handles on either aide. I figured that storage is of greater prioroty tha comfort for rear passengers. Passengers would be seated infront for most of the time we would be skiing and pulling from the skipole. The riased seat makes a great sunbed too! I also had the thought to make the back stowage area large enough to take a fat ballast sack.....but that will come later

carlbernhard
11-28-2012, 01:38 AM
thanks, yes i am planning on putting a project together from start to finish along with brief explanations and supporting pics of how i approached each aspect.

carlbernhard
11-28-2012, 01:41 AM
I love the back seat! I want to build the same thing but to put a ballast bag under it.. Any specs on it? How much storage room? Great work again!


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Shot! i will take some measurements and lets you know. Its basically a large rectangular box made form ply and glasswork on outside and inside...will send more detailed specs when i post the entire development of the project

carlbernhard
11-28-2012, 02:00 AM
Carl...do you own a shop or did you do this at home? Business skill or a hobbyist...dang its nice work.

How about the engine...1256 hours....just broke in for some folks here.. :)
Thanks. No I worked from a home and lot of the work was a first time. I researched a lot of the work on the web making using of yacht building forums as well as the Teamtalk forum. I have access to friends and family in the upholstery and auto body shop business, so made use of those.

carlbernhard
11-28-2012, 02:06 AM
I wanted a finish that had no carpet as carpet is firstly difficult to clean and we have 3 kiddies who inevitably land up bringing sand and mud into the boat. Hence the reasonoing behind the teak floor. The side panels were laid with 3mm cork/rubber composite. This is exactly the same material they use for making cork gaskets. The sheets were very inexpensive and came in 1 x 1 meter sizes. The joint between the teak and the cork gasket was done with a marine sikaflex for nice finishing.
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carlbernhard
11-28-2012, 02:09 AM
Carl...do you own a shop or did you do this at home? Business skill or a hobbyist...dang its nice work.

How about the engine...1256 hours....just broke in for some folks here.. :)
the engine has been very well maintained. I just replaced the leaky valve cover gaskets and had to replace exhaust manifold gaskets as well. The sight of the engine lets the boat down a bit but will need to scrape together more funds and approach the engine next year....watch this space

carlbernhard
11-28-2012, 02:13 AM
That is one of the best looking boats I have seen on this forum, IMO. I used to build Chris Craft boats and that really reminds me of the Silver Bullet. If you have not seen one, check it out. Nice work.
Thanks...coming from someone who used to build CC, thats a great complement. I used FRAUSCHER www.frauscherboats.com and CHRISCRAFT sites for inspiration in doing the finishes. I loved the silver bullet! The single tone upholstery was CC inspired, although I decided to break it a bit with the double top stitch.

carlbernhard
11-28-2012, 02:45 AM
I have had quite a few questions about the teak finsh on the bow. Some have thought it is a special spray job , others asking about whether laminates were used. Basically I used 50mm x 4mm burmese teak strips that were rough cut to shape and bedded in polyurethane bonding agent. The edges were shaped and the gaps between the strips were filled with a flexible marine epoxy, natural colour. The edges where the glass met the wood had to be filled with polester filler and shaped to look clean and flawless. Enjoy the pics.

Step 1
I purchased soem teak from a guy who had some leftover after doing a yacht job. I had it machnined to strips of 50mm x 4mm. The strips were dry laid on the bow and rough cut to shape. They were then screwed in positioned with the screws used to create equal gaps. The screw positions were marked and each piece was coded so that I knew where to put it when the bedding compound had been put down.
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The screws and marked/coded pieces were removed. Surface was prepped with 60 grit and acetone washed. Polyurethane bedding compound was applied to both surfaces and the pieces were put back into positon and screwed into place.
After drying the screws were removed and the teak was shaped with 80/120 sandpaper to original the profile of the bow.
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Step 3
The seams had to be filled with epoxy and the edges had to be keyed ( hundreds of small drill holes ) and filled with a variety of polyester fillers ranging from medium to fine, then hand shaped and refilled till perfect.
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Step 4
The surface had to be sanded flat to create a unifom flat surafec 120/180/220 crade sandpapers.
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Step5
Surafce was cleaned with a water, sealed with sanding sealer and finallly sprayed after rest of spray job was complete.
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clrussell
11-28-2012, 06:55 AM
Shot! i will take some measurements and lets you know. Its basically a large rectangular box made form ply and glasswork on outside and inside...will send more detailed specs when i post the entire development of the project

Awesome thanks!!


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SP Maristar
11-28-2012, 11:01 AM
I know it has been said so many times, but WOW! I love the tidy, and this is as tidy as it gets. Has the same feel as the CC Silver Bullet, and the Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe. The teak is just amazing. The color combination could easily be picked up by MC and it would sell like hotcakes. Looks very regal. My hats off to you not only for the high quality build, but in your choice of materials and colors.

ttu
11-28-2012, 11:10 AM
wow, that 190 is beautiful!!!!:D

wheelerd
11-28-2012, 11:12 AM
Ditto to the other comments. Real sweet.
I do have one question though. Judging from the pics in your first post, you've had this on the water already. Are you worried at all about any separation in the all the numerous seams of your teak/epoxy work from the stress of towing and water force on the hull?

aquaman
11-28-2012, 11:18 AM
I wonder if cutting out the gunwales is going to make the hull more prone to flexing ?

May not make much different in smooth water.....but chop may be another story ?

carlbernhard
11-28-2012, 11:24 AM
Ditto to the other comments. Real sweet.
I do have one question though. Judging from the pics in your first post, you've had this on the water already. Are you worried at all about any separation in the all the numerous seams of your teak/epoxy work from the stress of towing and water force on the hull?
thanks...i have had a few issues with the floor. Followed european advice to blend in graphite powder with epoxy for sun protoection. Unfortunately this increases expansion/contraction so the graphite expoxy seams have developed some small cracks. I also had to router out a small seam section to put some flexible caulk in to allow for movement between the engine mount base and the side. Other than that epoxy and teak are two very solid marine grade materials. The bow is perfect and I have had it in 35 deg celsius plus to much cooler with no problems showing....yet! The finish ( ie brightwork ) is all 2k polyurethane which is super durable.....will keep an eye though

carlbernhard
11-28-2012, 11:28 AM
I wonder if cutting out the gunwales is going to make the hull more prone to flexing ?

May not make much different in smooth water.....but chop may be another story ?
I did think about this, but the pieces I glassed in have been built very solidly. The 90 degree bond on the inside was a sandwich with 4 layers of heavy chopstrand so construction is pretty strong. There is less flex when you put pressure on the top of the gunwhales than before. If i notice any flex ill let you know

LYNRDSKYNRD
11-28-2012, 11:31 AM
Amazing!

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DemolitionMan
11-28-2012, 11:41 AM
Great looking boat!!!

milkmania
11-28-2012, 12:01 PM
gorgeous boat and great craftsmanship!!!

love the color combination and the choice of vinyl

nkorep2
11-28-2012, 12:29 PM
Do you have a "gallery" of the boat? Id love to have some photos on my computer that show its beauty? If youd allow that?

d2jp
11-28-2012, 12:34 PM
Damn, nice work - as has been summed up in previous posts!

I refuse to post pictures of my boat from this point forward:)

carlbernhard
11-29-2012, 01:35 AM
Do you have a "gallery" of the boat? Id love to have some photos on my computer that show its beauty? If youd allow that?
I am planning to take some decent photos with a good camera this weekend. I will let you know once I have uploaded them.

east tx skier
11-29-2012, 11:18 AM
That is a really special boat! Very nice work. Reminds me of the 1994 Ski Nautique Paragon (http://www.correctcraftfan.com/reference/1994_Paragon/index.asp?page=02). You mentioned in the other thread that you had a sense of "what now?" With that in mind, might I suggest putting some wood on the windshield trim. :)

Excellent job!

Greenster
12-01-2012, 06:21 PM
WOW! Very nice boat. Thanks for sharing it with us.