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MASTIQUE
01-25-2013, 12:55 PM
Seeing all of these pics of old S&S boats is really making me miss and regret selling my '86. Here are some pics of it for memory's sake. 8911089111891128911389114891158911689117

I've been thinking of picking up one of these old boats as a good long term project.....

SeaCup
01-25-2013, 01:23 PM
I'd miss that boat too!

thatsmrmastercraft
01-25-2013, 02:14 PM
No doubt.......great looking boat. Picking up a project is a great way to get back without laying out a huge chunk of cash. I bought a project I/O for $500, put $400 into it and swapped it for my boat on 2008.

mikeg205
01-25-2013, 05:21 PM
do you know who has it...can you go visit it? ;)

MASTIQUE
01-25-2013, 06:16 PM
I used to, it's been almost 10 years now, he used to call to complain anytime something broke or if there was a wiring issue that popped up.

kyfooter
01-25-2013, 07:13 PM
I feel your pain. I sold my '86 Skier in 2003 when I bought my 197. For years I wanted that boat back. Just recently sold my 2003 197 and I'm definitely having withdrawal. Selling a car is no problem for me. But selling my boats has been like losing a piece of the family.

I hope this feeling passes.

bill-d-c
01-25-2013, 10:38 PM
Beautiful boat! I'm sure letting that one go hurt. For me, getting over the old boat is usually accomplished by getting the "new" boat. Still, you never forget the really good ones.
Bill

EricB
01-25-2013, 10:56 PM
I agree. Boats and dogs are family. I still miss my 83.

sethro
01-26-2013, 08:59 AM
That is one of the finest interiors from that vintage I've ever seen. Whoever was responsible for producing that interior did a beautiful job!

mikeg205
01-26-2013, 09:47 AM
I used to, it's been almost 10 years now, he used to call to complain anytime something broke or if there was a wiring issue that popped up.

Sorry to hear about the complaining part - but it's boat... sweet ride though.

orbeamlb
01-26-2013, 10:28 AM
I'd certainly miss it too. That interior is fantastic.

03geetee
01-26-2013, 02:54 PM
Unless a member of my family is in medical trouble or something equally serious I wont ever sell mine, I will just pass it down after I bite the dust to my son.

JTR

thatsmrmastercraft
01-26-2013, 03:06 PM
Unless a member of my family is in medical trouble or something equally serious I wont ever sell mine, I will just pass it down after I bite the dust to my son.

JTR

My plans as well. I could see doing a few project boats in the future with the intention to turn them though.

byronic
01-26-2013, 05:43 PM
I'll never sell mine either. I am leaving instructions on using it for an "old captains" or "Viking funeral" vessel. Full of old skis for kindling headed north into Lake Superior with wife and friends shooting flameing arrows at it.

PineLakeRumble
01-27-2013, 10:14 AM
Mastique, thanks for sharing those photos. How many members still own an '86?

How would everyone feel about transforming this thread into the ultimate 1986 photo repository? Whether you currently own an '86 or like Mastique you miss an old friend, let's share some photos. This request is shamelessly self serving as I just purchased an '86 as my first Mastercraft.

byronic
01-27-2013, 10:47 AM
I can't resist an invitation like that! And congratulations on your purchase of a Mastercraft. I've enjoyed my 86 for 25 years, hopefully you will also.But remember the motto of this forum "if there aren't any photos it didn't happen". So lets see your new boat.

PineLakeRumble
01-27-2013, 11:20 AM
Here is another photo to help get things going...and a fun link to check out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HR3yj55-ujE

It's like stumbling across a time capsule.

PineLakeRumble
01-27-2013, 11:29 AM
Take II on the pictures..

03geetee
01-27-2013, 02:08 PM
I can't resist an invitation like that! And congratulations on your purchase of a Mastercraft. I've enjoyed my 86 for 25 years, hopefully you will also.But remember the motto of this forum "if there aren't any photos it didn't happen". So lets see your new boat.

Wagoneer FTMFW!!!!

Man that brings me back.

JTR

Covi
01-27-2013, 02:14 PM
Are you kidding me? An opportunity to post pics of my boat! Here are a few from last summer. The last one shown with the MV Mt.Kearsarge dinner boat on Lake Sunapee. Is nice however i should submit it to the owner because the diner boat was found under water last week while tied to the town dock in the harbor. Not sure what the story is with it now.

PineLakeRumble
01-27-2013, 03:34 PM
Wow Covi, that boat looks fantastic. Any chance of seeing the engine?

Cheers.

Covi
01-27-2013, 04:06 PM
Wow Covi, that boat looks fantastic. Any chance of seeing the engine?

Cheers.

Thanks, I do have many power plant pics but can not seem to find them at the moment. When I do I'll post them up. I'm one of the MCOCD guys that waxes the bilge.

Covi
01-27-2013, 04:10 PM
Not the best still looking.

orbeamlb
01-27-2013, 05:10 PM
Thanks, I do have many power plant pics but can not seem to find them at the moment. When I do I'll post them up. I'm one of the MCOCD guys that waxes the bilge.

Love that third picture. Really shows your boat off well.

PineLakeRumble
01-27-2013, 06:09 PM
Very nice Covi. When I decided to purchase a used boat I thought it would be a blessing as it would come with it's dents and dings and I'd learn to be OK with them. As it turns out, the previous owner was absolutely meticulous in his care and maintenance of his Mastercraft. Now I'm going to be just as uptight as if I'd purchased a new boat. Waxing the bilge eh? Hmmm...

Thanks to original owner Bruce for taking great care of a classic! And thanks also to Jim@baws for all of your assistance with the sale.

Covi
01-27-2013, 06:16 PM
Very nice Covi. When I decided to purchase a used boat I thought it would be a blessing as it would come with it's dents and dings and I'd learn to be OK with them. As it turns out, the previous owner was absolutely meticulous in his care and maintenance of his Mastercraft. Now I'm going to be just as uptight as if I'd purchased a new boat. Waxing the bilge eh? Hmmm...

Thanks to original owner Bruce for taking great care of a classic! And thanks also to Jim@baws for all of your assistance with the sale.

PLR, you have a beauty there. Looks to be all original just like mine. I see a few things on your motor that have been changed as I also have some parts that I have changed out. I know the feeling the PO of my boat took just as good care as yours. In fact the day I bought it when the owner asked me if I wanted to look at the interior and I said yes. He preceded to remind me to take my shoes off. At that point I knew I was going to be leaving with that boat attached to the back of my truck! Where in Canada are you? I'd love to get these 2 together.

occva
01-27-2013, 06:48 PM
I'll play.

thatsmrmastercraft
01-27-2013, 07:03 PM
I'll play.

You play well with others...:toast:

kyfooter
01-27-2013, 07:29 PM
Here's my first love.

liledgy
01-27-2013, 08:28 PM
A neighbor of mine has an 86. What sets his apart is that he removed all the rainbow graphics and replaced it with the stars and stripes. If you didn't look close ( at the sides and the slot in the hull) you would swear it wasan 84 or 85. It looks fabulous.
The 86's are probably the most unique year of any skier/prostar made. When they came out I wasn't a huge fan of the rainbow decals. I quickly realized ( after purchasing the newer 87 model) what a great boat the 86 was (is!). I loved my 87 but , missed the convienance of leaning over the gunnel to pick a ski out of the water (like the stars and stripes).

PineLakeRumble
01-27-2013, 11:34 PM
Covi, the boat will spend the summer in the Muskoka region of Ontario. A little over 2hrs North of Toronto. I believe we will have the honor of having the oldest MC on the lake. The kids and I are pumped! Looking forward to the first "before breakfast set" as the boat heads out into the glass as the last of the mist is burning off the lake. Sorry...drifted off for a second. Thanks again to all who have shared photos so far.

Anymore 1986 owners out there?

MASTIQUE
01-28-2013, 03:38 PM
Would love to see an '86 rainbow being towed by a mid 80's CJ7 with renegade graphics!!!

aquaman
01-28-2013, 03:43 PM
You just need to buy another boat to love.

03geetee
01-28-2013, 03:59 PM
Spring yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/o3geetee/MemorialDay2012andearlysummer060.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/o3geetee/July4th2011013.jpg

JTR :)

aquaman
01-28-2013, 04:12 PM
Its in the 70's this week in Houston.

Spring has sprung. :)

Geezer1
01-28-2013, 08:08 PM
I bought my 86 in 1990 and have spent many happy hours in and behind it. Sorry, no pics.

Skier
02-02-2013, 08:52 AM
I'll play here! First of all Congrats to all your boats & they condition you've kept them.

We bought ours new & have had many happy summers on Boone! I also have a friend with one too; which is very rare to have two on one lake; then another friend with the '93 25th Anniversary model. The '86 model has an interesting history for those who want to dig into it.

Looking for Smooth Water.......

orbeamlb
02-02-2013, 10:52 AM
I'll play here! First of all Congrats to all your boats & they condition you've kept them.

We bought ours new & have had many happy summers on Boone! I also have a friend with one too; which is very rare to have two on one lake; then another friend with the '93 25th Anniversary model. This model has an interesting history for those who want to dig into it.

Looking for Smooth Water.......

Sweet pair of 86's. welcome to TT.

bikenskijerm
02-02-2013, 12:22 PM
Glad to finally get you on here Skier! This is quite a resource and you will enjoy it thoroughly!

thatsmrmastercraft
02-02-2013, 04:27 PM
I'll play here! First of all Congrats to all your boats & they condition you've kept them.

We bought ours new & have had many happy summers on Boone! I also have a friend with one too; which is very rare to have two on one lake; then another friend with the '93 25th Anniversary model. The '86 model has an interesting history for those who want to dig into it.

Looking for Smooth Water.......

Great first post. Welcome to Team Talk.

PineLakeRumble
02-02-2013, 06:23 PM
Skier,

Thanks for sharing. Very cool to be able to compare the white and grey hulls with the same accent colors. Are there any different options between the two boats?

Eight submissions so far, thanks everybody.

byronic
02-02-2013, 09:08 PM
Great looking boats guys, and it looks like we all still have origional upholstery. I am glad I'm not the only one missing some covers for the screws on the coaming bolsters. I have them all somewhere. A couple in a can in the garage, one might be in the cup holder and occasionally I see one in the bilge,which I promise I'll grab the next time I see it.

Skier
02-03-2013, 11:40 AM
Skier,

Thanks for sharing. Very cool to be able to compare the white and grey hulls with the same accent colors. Are there any different options between the two boats?

Eight submissions so far, thanks everybody.


No; both have the standard transmission so they have the same hole shot which is great as you know; a little difference in top end but 42+ mph suffices which comes down to timing & carb condition. Mine always stays inside (the white one) so it's handled the sun better over time.

The '93 does have the best wake of the three though.....that hull was the next big step & in most opinions the absolute best.

It's great to see the interest in this particular year; looking forward to seeing more pics & stories!