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scotvl
03-15-2013, 06:44 PM
Hi all, newbie here with a restoration project of a 1986 grey on grey power slot that I have had since new in '86. This is actually a family boat that my sister and brother have had for the last ten years and hasn't being properly winterized or even used at all and is in BAD shape. I'm not completely sure what I'm doing but I do have a motorhead helping me with the engine. Any help with where to get parts or any other input would be great! I will try to figure out how to post pics. Thanks, Scot.

thatsmrmastercraft
03-15-2013, 06:49 PM
Welcome to Team Talk. Great to see someone bring a classic back to life. You will find a wealth of knowledge here. Don't hesitate to ask any questions. With winter still keeping it's grips on a lot of the country, you will have a large audience. Lots of pictures keeps us going.
Where in the Midwest are you?

scotvl
03-15-2013, 06:56 PM
Brookfield, WI. Suburb of Milwaukee, and thanks I will continue with the pics.

Covi
03-15-2013, 07:09 PM
Brookfield, WI. Suburb of Milwaukee, and thanks I will continue with the pics.

Welcome! Not often someone has their original boat from 86'. The cool part about it you know all the history. No mysteries. Goos luck can't wait to see the progress. Are you hoping to have it on the water this summer?

scotvl
03-15-2013, 07:11 PM
Here she is in my garage to start the work.

scotvl
03-15-2013, 07:13 PM
yes I am, if the time and money allows!

occva
03-15-2013, 07:47 PM
Skidim.com will be helpful for engine and steering parts. Nice to see another 86.

drschemel
03-15-2013, 07:48 PM
That boat will be beautiful when it comes back to life. And you have the satifaction of knowing it is worth at least half of what you put in to it! (LOL just kidding) Good luck. I'll bet you have some old memories you are itching to relive!
While you are getting the motor done, crate and freight your interior to Jim at Viper Custom Upholstry. By the time you get the hull ready, he will have your seats back to you and you will be ready to go. When does boating season start in Wisconsin? June?

mikeg205
03-15-2013, 09:41 PM
What's in the jugs - a little applejack? ;) - welcome - looking forward to more pics...

BrianM
03-16-2013, 08:29 AM
Exterior looks like it will buff out beautifully. My 85 looked similar when I started..

orbeamlb
03-16-2013, 09:16 AM
Welcome to Team Talk. Ditto what Brian M says, your hull should buff out nicely. Check out the "Show us your Shine" thread for great info on bringing out your gelcoat's finish.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=11087&highlight=show+shine

scotvl
03-17-2013, 02:00 PM
Covi, is that your grey on grey, or is it white?

scotvl
03-17-2013, 02:04 PM
Thanks occva for the skidim site, ordering a fuel water separator fuel filter from them right now!

Covi
03-17-2013, 03:12 PM
Covi, is that your grey on grey, or is it white?

No mine is not grey. White interior, white deck and hull. I don't see many grey. But, looking forward to seeing yours refurbished.

strad
03-18-2013, 05:20 PM
Nice. Look forward to progress. That color on the 86 is about the only one I've seen that I like.

SKI*MC
03-18-2013, 08:23 PM
Brookfield, WI. Suburb of Milwaukee, and thanks I will continue with the pics.

Welcome! I'm right down the road from you.. sorta. Where do you ski out of?

scotvl
03-18-2013, 11:03 PM
took steering cable off rudder and steering wheel to see why the wheel wont turn, rudder turns freely and so does wheel, cable is frozen, new cable time.

scotvl
03-18-2013, 11:05 PM
Hey ski, Haven't gone in this area for almost 20 yrs. now, Life, wife, and kids got in the way! Will hopefully be on some of the waukesha county lakes this summer. My daughter learned to ski last summer behind the in-laws pontoon so looking forward to the MC!

03geetee
03-19-2013, 09:00 PM
Welcome to the site and good luck with the resto. If you need any help check out the resto thread and shoot us a PM if you need specific help.

Im in chicago not far from ya!

JTR

tph
03-20-2013, 01:17 AM
took steering cable off rudder and steering wheel to see why the wheel wont turn, rudder turns freely and so does wheel, cable is frozen, new cable time.

That looks like a Steermaster system. Here's a link for replacement cables. They are pricey, so you may want to replace the whole system with something newer from SKIDIM or elsewhere.

http://www.boatdesigns.com/products.asp?dept=642

scotvl
03-24-2013, 11:55 AM
Does anyone know for sure what cable this is? It measures right about 14' end to end but I can't tell on skidim or anywhere else if it matches one completely, it's more of a guess looking at my pics and those on the sites. Thanks! Scot

keith3613
03-24-2013, 12:21 PM
It's a 14 feet long Steermaster III. Follow this link and ask for Gayle Brantuk:
http://www.boatdesigns.com/Steermaster-Replacement-Cables/products/642/