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kbrighton
01-19-2013, 09:52 PM
After towing my first MC home 400 miles 6 days ago in the snow, ice, salt, and slush it looked a little drab. With highs in the mid 50s here today in Iowa, I spent the afternoon making it look good again. Its a 91 with 510 hours and the Indmar 454 with 1:1 Velvet Drive tranny. Looking forward to getting it on the water this spring and tearing it up with my ski buddies.

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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/bmw3er/DSCN5129.jpg

And yes, towing with Germany's finest

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/bmw3er/DSCN5127.jpg

Double D
01-19-2013, 09:53 PM
Looking good!!

john jones
01-19-2013, 10:04 PM
Nice set up! The prostar goes well with the X5

thatsmrmastercraft
01-19-2013, 10:11 PM
Nice boat. :toast:

TOO-TALL
01-19-2013, 10:16 PM
nice.....

CC2MC
01-19-2013, 10:36 PM
Congrats on the purchase. Nice boat.

SP Maristar
01-19-2013, 10:49 PM
She's a beauty (and a beast). 454 + small boat = huge smile

Lumbergh
01-19-2013, 10:52 PM
http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr66/Lumbergh556/napdynamite.jpg

Sweet X5 too. Used to tow with our ML320 (sold).

51timber
01-19-2013, 10:55 PM
Nice looks clean. Congrats!

kbrighton
01-20-2013, 12:15 AM
Sweet X5 too. Used to tow with our ML320 (sold).

Bought it with the sole intent of using it as a tow rig. Sure there are more obvious choices, but anything else would have looked awkward in the driveway next to two M3s and a 90 325i. I wanted a truck that drove like a BMW, so it was really the only choice.

sethro
01-20-2013, 12:20 AM
Nice timeless color combo. I love it!

CottagerGreg
01-20-2013, 01:31 AM
Great looking boat! Bet is has decades of trouble free use in her too!

XStar08
01-20-2013, 06:45 AM
Driving once a bmw, driving everytime a bmw...

I made exactly the same considerations. For me it was a little bit more difficult since I need to be able to tow an x star ;)

medicmoose
01-20-2013, 08:23 AM
For a '91 it sure looks great!! Time to go to town on the teak now!

kbrighton
01-20-2013, 09:55 AM
For a '91 it sure looks great!! Time to go to town on the teak now!

Yep thats the next project. I have read a bit on here about a 3 step system with coats of oil and sanding in between. It looks like its going to soak up the oil like a sponge at this point

Cloaked
01-20-2013, 09:57 AM
Yep thats the next project. I have read a bit on here about a 3 step system with coats of oil and sanding in between. It looks like its going to soak up the oil like a sponge at this pointRead more about an optional treatment of Linseed oil and mineral spirits.

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soccr10star
01-20-2013, 10:21 AM
Very nice! I had to bring my platform back to life last year. It will definitely soak up the oil like a sponge!

jschildm
01-20-2013, 01:57 PM
Where are you in Iowa?

kbrighton
01-20-2013, 03:42 PM
Where are you in Iowa?

Cedar Rapids

orbeamlb
01-20-2013, 10:24 PM
Congrats on your first MC. Great looking boat.

phickman
01-20-2013, 11:39 PM
Good purchase.

JDC
01-21-2013, 04:49 PM
Congratulations on your first MasterCraft! Looks great. :toast:

DooSPX
01-21-2013, 07:16 PM
Looks great! Congratulations! :D

frankster66
01-21-2013, 09:48 PM
Congratulations! looks awesome!

broncotw
01-22-2013, 12:51 AM
Nice boat.... Can we see some pics of the power plant???

Hecker
01-22-2013, 12:55 AM
Well done!

kbrighton
01-22-2013, 09:48 AM
Nice boat.... Can we see some pics of the power plant???

Only one I have at this point

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/bmw3er/BOAT003.jpg

Snipe
01-22-2013, 10:52 AM
:confused::confused:What are the chances that you could back off the prop nut and see the stats printed on the prop hub. Diameter and pitch?

SP Maristar
01-22-2013, 10:55 AM
I sure wish my impeller was that easily accessible.

broncotw
01-22-2013, 03:26 PM
Very nice and clean...... Congrats.......

mzimme
01-22-2013, 03:31 PM
Congrats... I'm originally from the Quad Cities (Bettendorf). Where you planning on using it around CR? The resevoir?

Kyle
01-22-2013, 05:00 PM
:confused::confused:What are the chances that you could back off the prop nut and see the stats printed on the prop hub. Diameter and pitch?

Agree, I am curious as well.

kbrighton
01-22-2013, 07:14 PM
:confused::confused:What are the chances that you could back off the prop nut and see the stats printed on the prop hub. Diameter and pitch?

Agree, I am curious as well.

Do you see something that makes you question whats on there? All I know about the prop is the owner said it was good for 47 mph and that it would rip your arms off. I will get a better look at it when the wind chill creeps back above 0 this weekend.

Congrats... I'm originally from the Quad Cities (Bettendorf). Where you planning on using it around CR? The resevoir?

Will use it on the Res on weekend mornings before the partiers get out of bed and trailered in, and also on the Cedar River on weeknights.

Snipe
01-22-2013, 08:17 PM
No, this is not to throw a scare into you by any means. Sorry if I did. My bad. :uglyhamme I'm just curious because of the engine size. I believe the hull may be about like my 1998 PS190 but I only have a 350 cid in mine and my prop looks a bit small. I may have to get in touch with Jim at ACME and discuss that with him. So this is ONLY a question.:toast:

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
01-22-2013, 09:31 PM
No, this is not to throw a scare into you by any means. Sorry if I did. My bad. :uglyhamme I'm just curious because of the engine size. I believe the hull may be about like my 1998 PS190 but I only have a 350 cid in mine and my prop looks a bit small. I may have to get in touch with Jim at ACME and discuss that with him. So this is ONLY a question.:toast:

Acme #541 CNC 13x12 is what you want, if it's a 1:1, on my 351w it's a beast for hole shot and also gained top end.:twocents:

kbrighton
01-22-2013, 10:00 PM
Acme #541 CNC 13x12 is what you want, if it's a 1:1, on my 351w it's a beast for hole shot and also gained top end.:twocents:

So in theory, which prop should I have on mine with the 454? Its got a 4 blade on it currently, but I still am unsure of which one it is. Im sure it will be fine, but just wondering what the go-to choice is for a PS 454.

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
01-22-2013, 10:18 PM
So in theory, which prop should I have on mine with the 454? Its got a 4 blade on it currently, but I still am unsure of which one it is. Im sure it will be fine, but just wondering what the go-to choice is for a PS 454.

dunno..... My response was to snipe with the 350

Cloaked
01-22-2013, 10:28 PM
So in theory, which prop should I have on mine with the 454? Its got a 4 blade on it currently, but I still am unsure of which one it is. Im sure it will be fine, but just wondering what the go-to choice is for a PS 454.Go-to is a 13x13 LH for the 454 regardless of the gearing ratio. There are other possibilities. Keep it simple and functional. Don't worry about making Jeff Foxworthy proud.

As was stated, if you want to know the current 4 banger, pull the prop and look on the hub.

SunCoast 83
01-23-2013, 01:09 AM
Great looking boat. Congrats

TRBenj
01-23-2013, 10:30 AM
Go-to is a 13x13 LH for the 454 regardless of the gearing ratio. There are other possibilities. Keep it simple and functional. Don't worry about making Jeff Foxworthy proud.

As was stated, if you want to know the current 4 banger, pull the prop and look on the hub.
13x13 traditional hand finished prop (Federal/OJ)? That would be on the small side for 454ci. 14x14 and 13x15 were the classic prop sizes that came on big block Correct Crafts, so I would consider 13x14 a minimum. A modern CNC 13x14 would most likely be the best for all around use, and a CNC 13x13 would be a good pulling prop. Both choices "act" about an inch larger in pitch than their classic hand finished counterparts.

jeff shelton
01-23-2013, 01:39 PM
Go-to is a 13x13 LH for the 454 regardless of the gearing ratio. There are other possibilities. Keep it simple and functional. Don't worry about making Jeff Foxworthy proud.

As was stated, if you want to know the current 4 banger, pull the prop and look on the hub.

My 1990 190 with powerslot trans has a ACME 4blade 14x20. Top Speed right at 50mph. I'm not sure what would have been installed from the factory.
I do have an additional 3 blade that came with the boat but I'm not sure of the size. The dealer that I boat the boat from said that they installed the new 4 blade because the boat was turning 5600rpms with the 3 blade. I have yet to run the prop to confirm rpms and speed.

TRBenj
01-23-2013, 02:43 PM
My 1990 190 with powerslot trans has a ACME 4blade 14x20. Top Speed right at 50mph. I'm not sure what would have been installed from the factory.
I do have an additional 3 blade that came with the boat but I'm not sure of the size. The dealer that I boat the boat from said that they installed the new 4 blade because the boat was turning 5600rpms with the 3 blade. I have yet to run the prop to confirm rpms and speed.
Those numbers make sense. The 13x14 Acmes work well on the 1:1 big blocks. Multiply that 14" of pitch by your 1.5 reduction and youre at 21"... so 20" isnt too far off. How many RPM's do you pull that prop? My guess is 4600 +/-? 50mph seems about right for a 330hp BBC in a 19' ski boat. Thats where most of the 454 Barefoot Nautiques and Ski Nautiques run.

5600rpm would imply that the other prop was a pretty gross mismatch for your powertrain. Probably in the 13x14 to 13x16 range? Either that or the 5600rpm claim is likely incorrect.

jeff shelton
01-23-2013, 04:33 PM
Those numbers make sense. The 13x14 Acmes work well on the 1:1 big blocks. Multiply that 14" of pitch by your 1.5 reduction and youre at 21"... so 20" isnt too far off. How many RPM's do you pull that prop? My guess is 4600 +/-? 50mph seems about right for a 330hp BBC in a 19' ski boat. Thats where most of the 454 Barefoot Nautiques and Ski Nautiques run.

5600rpm would imply that the other prop was a pretty gross mismatch for your powertrain. Probably in the 13x14 to 13x16 range? Either that or the 5600rpm claim is likely incorrect.

I didn't not mention previously but it does have the 454 with slot. You are correct on rpms. They are right at 4600rpms.
I had planned to put the other prop on before the end of this past summer to see what the rpms and speed were but just didn't get to it. I do think it is a 19 or 20.

TRBenj
01-23-2013, 06:22 PM
I didn't not mention previously but it does have the 454 with slot. You are correct on rpms. They are right at 4600rpms.
I had planned to put the other prop on before the end of this past summer to see what the rpms and speed were but just didn't get to it. I do think it is a 19 or 20.
Probably a hand finished prop (Federal maybe)? If so, then add 200 or so RPM for the different style if the same pitch... if less pitch, add another 150-200rpm per inch. If its a 19" and turns more than 5k RPM then its probably flexy (ie, worn out). Ive seen that a few times.

kbrighton
04-13-2013, 10:11 PM
Its ALIVE!!!

http://youtu.be/WXp7SFLOzqE

onejdgreen
04-14-2013, 11:35 AM
Great purchase!!! Gotta love the rumble of a big V8!!!

mikeg205
04-14-2013, 12:06 PM
Its ALIVE!!!

http://youtu.be/WXp7SFLOzqE

Now if we could get some weather... ;)

kbrighton
04-14-2013, 12:08 PM
Now if we could get some weather... ;)

I might go out this afternoon as long as the rain stays east and north of us. I can work with a high of 69 today

mikeg205
04-14-2013, 12:09 PM
I might go out this afternoon as long as the rain stays east and north of us. I can work with a high of 69 today

we're going to have 20+mph winds :(

kbrighton
04-14-2013, 09:52 PM
So it ended up getting to 74 today, but windy too. As you can see though, the river tends to be calm regardless of wind conditions.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/bmw3er/IMG_0818_zps425e9caa.jpg

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