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Prostarski190
10-24-2013, 08:09 PM
I'm looking at purchasing this 01 Skier and was wondering if the screws or what looks like rivets is normal holding this rudder in place? Any help and or other photos is greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Prostarski190
10-24-2013, 08:11 PM
Actually I was referring to the shaft guide or support. Thanks

Cloaked
10-24-2013, 08:14 PM
Actually I was referring to the shaft guide or support. Thanks
Strut.....

The screws and mounting look fine by me (from the picture).

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madcityskier
10-24-2013, 08:18 PM
Prop strut looks like normal installation, though possibly abnormal corrosion. Prop looks a bit dinged up too. Straightened a couple with a vise and a crescent wrench a few times. You can make some serious damage look about that good, but it will often not run right if that's the case. Make sure it doesn't have play in it and do a water test for sure.

snork
10-24-2013, 08:49 PM
six of the eight screws are original on the strut and all four screws on the rudder coupling are not can't recall the last time MC used slotted screws, possible bent strut and shaft not to mention stress crack around the strut
the striations on the prop are from the prop striking the ground under load and at high RPMs
Several stress cracks on the top deck and mid hull.
The boat needs serious repair just from viewing the pics, personally I'd let it go to some other sucker

thatsmrmastercraft
10-24-2013, 08:56 PM
OP was referring to replacement fasteners. Original fasteners were the large slotted bolts. Are the others possible large hex head? I wouldn't think rivets would be strong enough for this application. That brings the question as to why they were replaced........

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madcityskier
10-24-2013, 09:03 PM
The zoom makes all the difference. Wouldn't have noticed in the original view.

CantRepeat
10-24-2013, 09:23 PM
OP was referring to replacement fasteners. Original fasteners were the large slotted bolts. Are the others possible large hex head? I wouldn't think rivets would be strong enough for this application. That brings the question as to why they were replaced........

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I concur; they have been replaced.

On the older boats the long slotted brass screw-head type bolts were factory.

snork
10-24-2013, 09:50 PM
those are hex typical for 2001 to current

madcityskier
10-24-2013, 10:45 PM
Now that I'm on the home computer and zooming in, is that an attempted repair on the strut and not corrosion? x2 on run away, unless you want a project.

Prostarski190
10-24-2013, 11:23 PM
I decided to pass. I appreciate everyone's input and advice.

bturner2
10-25-2013, 06:17 AM
Was this that cheap Ebay boat being offered at no reserve?

Snipe
10-25-2013, 07:36 AM
I too agree; it looks more like a repair than corrosion. Especially being that it is on the lower forward side of the strut. I think corrosion would be more random.:twocents:

Prostarski190
10-25-2013, 08:41 AM
Was this that cheap Ebay boat being offered at no reserve?

Yes, it was the boat on eBay. It sold for $8k.