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krra1
05-16-2013, 01:47 PM
When uncovering my 1990 Master Craft Maristar this spring I found that the front lift ring had come loose. I can't pull it all the way out, what I believe is a lug-nut is still on but I don't know how to tighten it or how to access this area. Has anyone had to deal with something like this? Any help would be great, I can really take the boat out until fixed at the lift ring just bounces around and will damage the boat. The picture is tilted to the left, sorry.
Thanks

clrussell
05-16-2013, 01:49 PM
Should just screw back into the nut and tighten up. At least that's how my ps190 is


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mikeg205
05-16-2013, 01:50 PM
the forward cushion should pull out giving you access to the mount in the bow.

mikeg205
05-16-2013, 01:51 PM
2 and 3 minute replies... we need to do better people... ;)

thatsmrmastercraft
05-16-2013, 02:05 PM
2 and 3 minute replies... we need to do better people... ;)

http://renegade-cruisers.net/bb/images/smilies/rofl.gif

krra1
05-16-2013, 02:06 PM
The forward cushion comes out?? I will take a closer look at that this weekend but I did not see that as an option. It's in there pretty tight, appears to be screwed in from behind.

cbryan70
05-16-2013, 02:07 PM
the observer seat cushon should fold up to have access to the bow area no?

CantRepeat
05-16-2013, 02:33 PM
On a 90 Maristar even if you pull the front cushion out you wont have access to the lifting ring. The cushion is held in with plastic "christmas trees" that are plugged into 3/8 in holes. You're gonna have to find a way to get your hand up into the bow through either the front seats or if you have speakers up there through those mounting holes. I do not remember any speakers up front in stock configuration.

Short of that, separating the hull will be the only way.

CantRepeat
05-16-2013, 02:33 PM
the observer seat cushon should fold up to have access to the bow area no?

Not on an open bow Maristar.

SkiDog
05-16-2013, 03:23 PM
Not on an open bow Maristar.

Just stick a large screwdriver in there and turn it! Simple as that!

east tx skier
05-16-2013, 03:36 PM
Just stick a large screwdriver in there and turn it! Simple as that!

Rubber handle on a hammer works well, too.

clrussell
05-16-2013, 03:37 PM
I'm with skidog and eastTexas, as long as its still attached just screw it back in


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CantRepeat
05-16-2013, 03:49 PM
Just stick a large screwdriver in there and turn it! Simple as that!

What keeps the inside nut from spinning around?

The lifting ring had to have loose for some time now. You don't wake up one morning and find it hanging 4 inches out.

tph
05-16-2013, 03:55 PM
What keeps the inside nut from spinning around?

The lifting ring had to have loose for some time now. You don't wake up one morning and find it hanging 4 inches out.

I think it's a barrel nut like the one in the picture. It may have rotated out of position or perhaps fell out all together (Hopefully not) A peek through the deck with a flashlight should tell.

clrussell
05-16-2013, 03:55 PM
On my ps190 the nut for the lifting ring is attached to the bow eye inside. I'll go get a pic


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clrussell
05-16-2013, 03:56 PM
Nvm I got beat to it


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mikeg205
05-16-2013, 10:31 PM
So the 1990 bow cushion is on a solid piece of deck? I assume yes due to Tim's reply.

east tx skier
05-16-2013, 10:55 PM
What keeps the inside nut from spinning around?

The lifting ring had to have loose for some time now. You don't wake up one morning and find it hanging 4 inches out.

As mentioned, I don't think there's a nut. Just something to thread into. Just get it going and turn it snug.

CantRepeat
05-16-2013, 11:17 PM
OK, I assume the lifting ring screws into the mass of stuff into the bow eye.

Yes, Mike, that from seat cushion does not have hole behind it or at least mine did not.

krra1
05-17-2013, 02:27 PM
OK guys, thanks for all the information and the picture inside the bow is very helpful. I am heading to the water in the morning with my tiny flash light and will give it my best and report back if there is success. Ken

krra1
05-20-2013, 12:20 PM
Here is an update, with the help of tiny flash light I could see the lift ring was attached to a base, however the base was not attached to the hull of the boat. Also could not find access to this area, there is no access behind the forward cushion and no access from under the seating cushions. I ended up using a heavy duty epoxy to clue the ring in place to keep it from bouncing around for now and will end up cutting a hole behind the forward cushion to access and fix.

mikeg205
05-20-2013, 12:22 PM
Looks like it rusted and broke free. I'd replace the bow eye while your at it.

krra1
05-20-2013, 01:12 PM
Very good idea, thanks for the suggestion Mikeg205.