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rodltg2
01-09-2006, 09:50 PM
this cold weather makes me want to pick up and old beat up mc to fix up for a fun hobby . this one is hurting pretty bad.

http://adcache.boattraderonline.com/6/1/6/78703616.htm

this next one i can even tell it is a mc. it doesnt look like it.

http://adcache.boattraderonline.com/6/7/3/82077073.htm

JEREMY79
01-09-2006, 09:55 PM
I can speak for the 79, I tried to buy that boat back in the summer. THey dont want to sell it real bad. To tell you something about it they told me it was "lake ready" dont know about you but that aint lake ready.

the 84 just looks funny.

André
01-09-2006, 10:01 PM
rod
You're sure you got time to do this?
Both needs a LOT of work...

rodltg2
01-09-2006, 10:31 PM
there's no rush to finish this kind of project. one thing i dont want to get into though is replacing stringers.

jayderwin1
01-09-2006, 10:58 PM
that second link you have is not a MC. the description is 100% BS.

SKI*MC
01-09-2006, 11:08 PM
yes i agree, the second one is not. The hulls back then did not have the ridges in it.

Workin' 4 Toys
01-09-2006, 11:08 PM
That 79 looks like it would be alot more rewarding. Looks like a fun project.
And I agree, the second link looks bogus.

erkoehler
01-10-2006, 12:02 AM
If you decide to go w/ the 79, make sure you look it over REALLY well, you don't want any big surprises once you start to tear into it.

tph
01-10-2006, 01:25 AM
You might want to take a look @ this one.

http://www.craigslist.org/eby/boa/124059397.html

JEREMY79
01-10-2006, 07:17 AM
Rod I have seen the 79. You wil have to replace stringers along with floors.

H20skeefreek
01-10-2006, 07:37 AM
that first boat might be "lake ready" meaning that it will float, and it will run, but I can't even imagine how much water would come through at the rub rail. the hull itself may not be far from being done, but if it needs stringers/floor, that's a big project.

bucky
01-10-2006, 07:46 AM
I noticed the mastercraft's keychain said "Max can float your boat for less". Is that some sort of salvage and recovery company?

richardsoncd
01-10-2006, 09:32 AM
That '79 is just north of where I live, the people that are selling it aren't the best to deal with, and the trailer is in horrible condition, but if you knew a thing or too about fiberglass work it could be a cool project. It looks worse in person.

M-Funf
01-10-2006, 11:16 AM
The '79 doesn't look horrible, just looks like it's a work-in-progress. I don't know that it's worth what they're asking. As a comparison, I only paid $5k for mine in its current condition.

I do like that Chris Craft in the background :D

rodltg2
01-10-2006, 01:20 PM
im not considering those boats besuase of there distance , but maybe something lke that close to me.

rodltg2
01-10-2006, 01:21 PM
You might want to take a look @ this one.

http://www.craigslist.org/eby/boa/124059397.html


this one looks promising

Rockman
01-10-2006, 01:29 PM
"But the way it looks is very unique!" (from the ad)... :confused:

Ya, that's an under statement if I've ever heard one.

H20skeefreek
01-10-2006, 05:33 PM
That '79 is just north of where I live, the people that are selling it aren't the best to deal with, and the trailer is in horrible condition, but if you knew a thing or too about fiberglass work it could be a cool project. It looks worse in person.
They always look worse in person.

rodltg2
01-10-2006, 05:34 PM
im thinking maybe an 81-84. i want something with solid stringers that needs upholstery work, floor replaced , etc.

H20skeefreek
01-10-2006, 07:51 PM
you want to to 83 or newer then

erkoehler
01-10-2006, 07:52 PM
you want to to 83 or newer then


The 83 or 84 w/ the blue stars and stripes is one of my favorite "old" MasterCrafts.

flipper
01-10-2006, 08:30 PM
That would be fun, being that you already have a boat and don't have to finish it in a hurry. Both of the prices sound steep to me though looking at the pics. You would think they would about give them away, they obviously don't care about them to let them get into that kind of shape.

SKI*MC
01-10-2006, 08:34 PM
Out of all the stars and stripes i have seen, nothing has been quite like mine... maybe a different year, but same colors, or same year but differnt colors. I'm pround to drive around my boat! Represent!

flipper
01-10-2006, 08:43 PM
Out of all the stars and stripes i have seen, nothing has been quite like mine... maybe a different year, but same colors, or same year but differnt colors. I'm pround to drive around my boat! Represent!
I wish I had one like that, it's like driving an old hot rod around. Everybody has to look and ask questions. Drives me nuts when somebody has something that nice and never takes it out, just hides it in the garage. WHY!!! What a waste.

JEREMY79
01-10-2006, 09:17 PM
I dont hide mine. Use it every day (ok maybe not everyday) that I can

SKI*MC
01-10-2006, 09:19 PM
ours too, my dad still drives it as if fuel wasn't $2.50 a gallon..

JEREMY79
01-10-2006, 09:27 PM
Yeah they get a little expensive

SKI*MC
01-10-2006, 09:32 PM
sorry for the jack, what kind of "gus guzzler" do you have, Jeremy79?

erkoehler
01-10-2006, 09:58 PM
sorry for the jack, what kind of "gus guzzler" do you have, Jeremy79?


I think he has a 1979 Mastercraft :firejump:

6ballsisall
01-10-2006, 10:00 PM
I think he has a 1979 Mastercraft :firejump:

Yep and its the most bad arse old school ride you'll ever see. You don't know clean until you have seen this boat. J79 has some real talent.

JEREMY79
01-10-2006, 10:36 PM
Thanks Jeff, it is really not that nice, but thanks anyway. I just hope that I get a chance to show it off this year

erkoehler
01-10-2006, 10:37 PM
Thanks Jeff, it is really not that nice, but thanks anyway. I just hope that I get a chance to show it off this year

Where is Mag? We gotta get that thread started for Mag Mania II in may.....flight are getting more and more expensive!

rodltg2
01-10-2006, 11:09 PM
the guy with the 79 in east bay emailed back. boat has 1400 hrs. he ants 3800. no pics yet

erkoehler
01-10-2006, 11:17 PM
Jeremy, just out of curiousity how much work went into your boat? Man hours, $$$$ estimate, start to finish time? It may have been posted on here somewhere already, but I don't remember seeing it.

erkoehler
01-11-2006, 12:36 AM
Rod,


Here is one:


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1976-MasterCraft-351-Ford-Inboard-MC-drive-on-trailer_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ63686QQitemZ460 3717003QQrdZ1

JEREMY79
01-11-2006, 01:18 PM
Jeremy, just out of curiousity how much work went into your boat? Man hours, $$$$ estimate, start to finish time? It may have been posted on here somewhere already, but I don't remember seeing it.


I'll list it for ya

Completly gutted it. took top of the hull off. fixed minute holes and thin spots in hull, put in new stringers, new floor,(installed a little metal under floor for added weight) all new wiring front to back, sanded texture out of the top, fixed all little knicks and scratches, dock bumps, ect. put on new paint, (only two stickers on the boat are the round ones in the back) all new guages, switches, audio. New swim platform (teak instead of plastic) new carpet, new upholstry, new blower motor, new duct work for that, Completly rebuilt engine.

Everything is new. There is not anything that I didnt take apart and redo. Most every screw/bolt is new.

As for $$$,too much. :eek: 10+

It took two years to complete. I did use it inbetween some of the stuff though.

rodltg2
01-11-2006, 01:23 PM
Rod,


Here is one:


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1976-MasterCraft-351-Ford-Inboard-MC-drive-on-trailer_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ63686QQitemZ460 3717003QQrdZ1


thats a nice one erk, but everything looks done on it already.

JEREMY79
01-11-2006, 07:44 PM
erk, I wrote all that and you didnt even say anything :mad:

erkoehler
01-11-2006, 08:31 PM
erk, I wrote all that and you didnt even say anything :mad:

DUDE, I was shocked at how much work was put into it, left me speachless. And we all know that doesn't happen very often. Can't wait to see it at Mag Mania II :uglyhamme

Footin
01-11-2006, 08:46 PM
DUDE, I was shocked at how much work was put into it, left me speachless. And we all know that doesn't happen very often. Can't wait to see it at Mag Mania II :uglyhamme


Erkle is never speechless.

JEREMY79
01-11-2006, 08:48 PM
well then ETS got 10,000 post and I left Erk speechless.

X-45
01-11-2006, 08:50 PM
Everything is new. There is not anything that I didnt take apart and redo. Most every screw/bolt is new.

Now that's a project. Good job.
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

I'd love to see some pictures of this project. I wish Ship Shape TV would redo a inboard ski boat. I'll bet more people work on inboard ski boats than any other. I had another brand of ski boat that was needing repair and I opted to sell. Love my Master craft but I sure do miss the old boat.

Footin
01-11-2006, 08:51 PM
Jeremy, does it have a new fuel line yet?

(Magmaina repair)

MarkP
01-11-2006, 08:51 PM
well then ETS got 10,000 post and I left Erk speechless.
Speechless, LOL!!! Don’t let him kid you. It was just one post back. We all know he doesn’t read that far back;)

JEREMY79
01-11-2006, 08:52 PM
there are some pics in my gallery. I dont think there are any resto pics though. I will have to get them loaded up.

erkoehler
01-11-2006, 09:03 PM
there are some pics in my gallery. I dont think there are any resto pics though. I will have to get them loaded up.

It is going to be at Mag Mania right? :confused:

JEREMY79
01-11-2006, 09:31 PM
Lord willing and the creek dont rise