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06-05-2013, 12:57 AM
just bought my first boat and who doesnt love the old stars and stripes finally got it home and gonna start cleaning it up some tomorrow when i get off she needs some tlc and im not to sure on where to find everything its gonna take but this looks like the right place to be for some good info boats been sitting for 2 years but seems well taken care of gonna takes some better pics tomorrow when i have some more time
06-05-2013, 01:15 AM
Looks like you have a pretty good canvas! You have come to the right place. There are a lot of members here that are very knowledgable and helpful.
06-05-2013, 01:33 AM
Looks like you hit a home-run on your first boat purchase. Congrats and welcome to Team Talk. One great source for parts is Discount Inboard Marine. http://www.skidim.com/ Give them a shout and ask them to send out a catalog.
06-05-2013, 01:44 AM
Wow, your first boat. Man you sure have good taste. Welcome. Looks like you need to pick up some cleaner, pull out the buffer, and shine that old girl up and get her wet. :cool:
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06-05-2013, 02:31 AM
yea its pretty well taken care off just got the prop back from bein fixed but some stuff on it was cheaply/poorly fixed and theres some things broken and just poorly put back together but nothing some time and work cant fix my main worrys is there are 3 soft spots in the floor threw out the boat im going to have to go about fixing and some of the wood in the seats is rotten but not to bad where i cant enjoy it for the summer and then pull here in the shop for the winter and star puttin some money into it
06-05-2013, 10:34 AM
Trust me. It will turn into a labor of love. I have an 84 as well and when we purchased "her" she basically change my life. The air smelled fresher, the sun looked a little brighter and my weekends were suddenly better. My self esteem also started to get better, then I realized that all of the people looking at me were not actually interested in me, but instead in my boat. Its still a wonderful thing. Good buy. Have fun. Let me know if you have any questions as I have been over my 84 with a FINE tooth come and know every inch of that boat well.
06-05-2013, 04:10 PM
If you are mechanically inclined, you will have a blast. I have a 85 S&S which I purchased 12 years with ago. It had been setting in a garage for 5 years with a rod sticking out the side of the block. Kids put the boat in the water in spring without checking oil. Dad told the kids that if they wanted to use the boat they could fix it. After 5 years I purchased it and put a Jasper rebuild in it myself. After replacing water pump impeller, carburetor and installing electronic ignition it ran great. The impeller and carburetor I attribute to lack of use. I have since replaced the steering rack and cable some of the hoses, bilge pump and have replaced impeller every 3 years and general maintenance. If you have any questions just ask. Someone will respond!
06-05-2013, 05:21 PM
just bought my first boat and who doesnt love the old stars and stripes finally got it home and gonna start cleaning it up some tomorrow when i get off she needs some tlc and im not to sure on where to find everything its gonna take but this looks like the right place to be for some good info boats been sitting for 2 years but seems well taken care of gonna takes some better pics tomorrow when i have some more timeNice looking machine....I acquired my first new MC in 1979... been doing it ever since.... all (but one) stars boats across the last 34 years....they are addictive....
06-05-2013, 08:23 PM
Very nice! Welcome to the MasterCraft Family. Lots of great support on this site. Looks like you're in for a fun Summer.
What part of Louisiana are you located?
06-06-2013, 06:02 PM
Good ol Shreveport
07-04-2013, 10:48 AM
07-04-2013, 11:21 AM
then I realized that all of the people looking at me were not actually interested in me, but instead in my boat.
No matter how many big new boats are on the water my 85 always turns heads!