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Mag_Red
01-23-2006, 07:20 PM
....seems the houseboat is leaning to the port side about 6 inches! :eek: I guess I should take a trip down there and check it out.

Footin
01-23-2006, 07:22 PM
Any ideas what could be wrong?

Mag_Red
01-23-2006, 07:25 PM
water in the hull????? Maybe too many new cabinets on the port side.:D

SKI*MC
01-23-2006, 07:26 PM
A little bid of balast, or a few sand bags on the other side should do the trick...

Mag_Red
01-23-2006, 07:30 PM
Way back when the boat was widened by a foot on each side. The thought is there is a leak somewhere on the catwalk that is allowing water into this cavity. The rest of the hull is dry. Shouldn't be too bad, but it was nice of them to call and tell me.

JEREMY79
01-23-2006, 07:35 PM
That Sucks you have pm

Cloaked
01-23-2006, 07:37 PM
Holler if you need a hand, Bob..

Mag_Red
01-23-2006, 07:46 PM
Holler if you need a hand, Bob..Actually I need a pump :D

6ballsisall
01-23-2006, 07:46 PM
Bummer!! If you need a helper give me a ring! :eek:

Tom023
01-23-2006, 07:52 PM
Fill the cavity on the other side and use it for wake boarding! Gives a new meaning to ballast.

6ballsisall
01-23-2006, 07:54 PM
God Bless the SS Minnow. If its sprung a leak what the heck do you do? Can you weld if from the inside out or do you have to pull it from the water?

erkoehler
01-23-2006, 07:55 PM
So, when you heading down?

DrNautica
01-23-2006, 08:09 PM
Actually I need a pump :D


How 'bout a hand pump? :D

At what marina are you located? It's rare for anyone at the dock, especially this time of year, to even notice, let alone call you. That's a good job.

erkoehler
01-23-2006, 08:17 PM
How 'bout a hand pump? :D

At what marina are you located? It's rare for anyone at the dock, especially this time of year, to even notice, let alone call you. That's a good job.

Lee's Ford Marina?????

6ballsisall
01-23-2006, 08:19 PM
Lee's Ford Marina?????


Tru dat :smile:

JEREMY79
01-23-2006, 08:43 PM
Nice place.

Cloaked
01-23-2006, 08:51 PM
Bob missed his calling as a comic... :eek:

André
01-23-2006, 08:54 PM
Is the hull of such a big houseboat divide in many compartments or is it like a boat hull?
Would the water sit in the middle or stay on the side that's leaking? Souldn't the bilge pump kick in?
Never been on such a "floating Palace"! :D

LakePirate
01-23-2006, 08:55 PM
Actually I need a pump :D

That's no bong....it's for my Schlong...:eek:

JEREMY79
01-23-2006, 08:57 PM
That's no bong....it's for my Schlong...:eek:

Van Wilder??

roddydog
01-23-2006, 08:57 PM
Bubbles. :eek:

LakePirate
01-23-2006, 08:58 PM
Van Wilder??

My Hero. He replaced Al Bundy.

JEREMY79
01-23-2006, 08:59 PM
Good movie

I dont eat doughnuts anymore :eek:

Mag_Red
01-23-2006, 09:07 PM
Fill the cavity on the other side and use it for wake boarding! Gives a new meaning to ballast.Actually I did think about that. :D

Mag_Red
01-23-2006, 09:08 PM
God Bless the SS Minnow. If its sprung a leak what the heck do you do? Can you weld if from the inside out or do you have to pull it from the water?I think the leak may be on the catwalks. Should be no problem to fix it in the water.

Mag_Red
01-23-2006, 09:08 PM
So, when you heading down?Probably tomorrow around noon.

Mag_Red
01-23-2006, 09:10 PM
How 'bout a hand pump? :D

At what marina are you located? It's rare for anyone at the dock, especially this time of year, to even notice, let alone call you. That's a good job.I'm at Lee's Ford Marina. Actually there are a few people near me that live there year round.

Mag_Red
01-23-2006, 09:14 PM
Is the hull of such a big houseboat divide in many compartments or is it like a boat hull?
Would the water sit in the middle or stay on the side that's leaking? Souldn't the bilge pump kick in?
Never been on such a "floating Palace"! :D
The hull usually is divided in a few water tight sections each having a seperate bilge pump. My boat was widened by a foot on each side. When they did this they apparently didn't install a pump. :rolleyes:

André
01-23-2006, 09:19 PM
anyone can link me to the old thread of Mag's boathouse pix....?

(A bottle of red on a monday night! Keyboard is spinning!)

Mag_Red
01-23-2006, 09:24 PM
anyone can link me to the old thread of Mag's boathouse pix....?

(A bottle of red on a monday night! Keyboard is spinning!)The remodeling project??? (http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=5110)

André
01-23-2006, 09:27 PM
The remodeling project???
No.A full size shot of Magtanic! :D

Mag_Red
01-23-2006, 09:32 PM
No.A full size shot of Magtanic! :Dbest I have......

DrNautica
01-23-2006, 09:48 PM
I'm at Lee's Ford Marina. Actually there are a few people near me that live there year round.


So did someone that "works" at the marina call you or did a dock neighbor call you?

BTW, I'm at Grider Hill.

Mag_Red
01-23-2006, 09:52 PM
So did someone that "works" at the marina call you or did a dock neighbor call you?

BTW, I'm at Grider Hill.Jeff the dock manager called. he lives on a boat three down from mine.

JEREMY79
01-23-2006, 09:53 PM
You taking the MC down tomorrow?

stevo137
01-23-2006, 09:54 PM
Jeff the dock manager called. he lives on a boat three down from mine.
The guy that called our boats Masterlocks?

Mag_Red
01-23-2006, 10:03 PM
You taking the MC down tomorrow?
Actually the boat is down there in a storage building. Hey Jeremy, do you know any good fiberglas guys down there?? Got a few scratches I'd like to get taking care of.

DrNautica
01-23-2006, 10:08 PM
Mag,

Keep an eye out for these boys this summer.

stevo137
01-23-2006, 10:13 PM
Mag,

Keep an eye out for these boys this summer.
Dr.! I remember that boat, you bought it last year. Bet it's a good wakeboard boat.

JEREMY79
01-23-2006, 10:13 PM
Actually the boat is down there in a storage building. Hey Jeremy, do you know any good fiberglas guys down there?? Got a few scratches I'd like to get taking care of.

I sent you a PM

Mag_Red
01-23-2006, 10:18 PM
Mag,

Keep an eye out for these boys this summer.definately will, but I doubt they will be on my end of the lake with all the great creeks you have down there. :worthy:

DrNautica
01-23-2006, 11:01 PM
Dr.! I remember that boat, you bought it last year. Bet it's a good wakeboard boat.


stevo137,

It is a good board boat. It'll be better this summer with the new stereo.

DrNautica
01-23-2006, 11:04 PM
definately will, but I doubt they will be on my end of the lake with all the great creeks you have down there. :worthy:


Well, we do occassionally trek to that "other" end of the Lake. Just not in the MC. Look for this one...

Mag_Red
01-23-2006, 11:22 PM
:eek: Nice head lights! Definately won't miss that one :D

milkmania
01-23-2006, 11:29 PM
well....................................


when I saved the headlights pic, it said (small)

where's the larger one?


that kid on the bow sure looks excited:rolleyes:

DrNautica
01-23-2006, 11:40 PM
well....................................


when I saved the headlights pic, it said (small)

where's the larger one?


that kid on the bow sure looks excited:rolleyes:


That would be my 12 year old... in nature study class. We don't believe in letting school get in the way of their education.

erkoehler
01-24-2006, 12:17 AM
Well, we do occassionally trek to that "other" end of the Lake. Just not in the MC. Look for this one...


WOW, not sure you want to leave that pic up very long....but it depends on how long you want to be around?

milkmania
01-24-2006, 12:18 AM
WOW, not sure you want to leave that pic up very long....but it depends on how long you want to be around?

why do you think I grabbed while it was out there:rolleyes:



:purplaugh

erkoehler
01-24-2006, 12:19 AM
why do you think I grabbed while it was out there:rolleyes:



:purplaugh


I did the same thing!

milkmania
01-24-2006, 12:20 AM
:eek: Nice head lights! Definately won't miss that one :D


this thread has certainly been JACKED!:eek:

erkoehler
01-24-2006, 12:21 AM
this thread has certainly been JACKED!:eek:


Oh, this gives new meaning to the word JACKED!

JEREMY79
01-24-2006, 06:44 AM
Wont miss that boat!

Cloaked
01-24-2006, 06:45 AM
WOW, not sure you want to leave that pic up very long....but it depends on how long you want to be around?Don't be skEErt! :eek: :eek:

JEREMY79
01-24-2006, 07:10 AM
:purplaugh :purplaugh Oh, this gives new meaning to the word JACKED!

milkmania
01-24-2006, 10:21 AM
and that folks, is why I grabbed the pic while it was available:banana:

Danimal
01-24-2006, 10:31 AM
That is a sharp TriStar, DrNautica. Any more pictures of it and what kind of a tower is that? I've been contemplating putting one on my TriStar but I'm very picky about the styling. I have seen a TriStar with a Monster Tower but I don't like the looks of it.

/thread jack over/

jimmer2880
01-24-2006, 01:28 PM
I did the same thing!

I missed it.... It sounds like it's "list" worthy.... If so - pls forward. :D

Upper Michigan Prostar190
01-24-2006, 01:30 PM
yea, I missed it too. Is there anyway to get it to the list? :confused: :confused:

DrNautica
01-24-2006, 05:23 PM
That is a sharp TriStar, DrNautica. Any more pictures of it and what kind of a tower is that? I've been contemplating putting one on my TriStar but I'm very picky about the styling. I have seen a TriStar with a Monster Tower but I don't like the looks of it.

/thread jack over/

Danimal,

Thanks. This boat belongs to my two sons 12 & 16. They love it and after getting what I thought was a pretty good deal, they decided to add the tower. It is a New Dimensions custom tower that, in my humble opinion, is head and shoulders above any universal or semi-custom tower. Wayne Hartford at New Dimension was great to work with. I had intended to install the tower while the boat was on our lift but, Wayne had built and shipped the original tower which was made for an open bow TriStar and it did not fit. After a quick phone conversation we discovered that he had never patterned a closed bow model TriStar so I agreed to meet him halfway between our Lake and his shop (about 100+ miles) and he took it with him to make it right. He had it two weeks and then we again met him halfway to pick it up. I got the tower installed for free + plus a few other options thrown in (like tower speakers which I still eed to mount) so I felt he treated me (and the boys) right.

The tower is an exact fit, does not flex, and looks like it came with the boat. Not exactly cheap, but hey, you only go around once, twice if your good.

I'll be happy to post a couple more shots.

DrNautica
01-24-2006, 05:25 PM
Post Tower

Footin
01-24-2006, 05:26 PM
Looks great!

DrNautica
01-24-2006, 05:32 PM
Another view

A cool feature is the optional lighted ski tow. No more messin' with a removable anchor/stern light.

We do a lot of communication via VHF radio as well and Wayne custom fabricated a VHF mount using one of his clamshell type speaker mount clamps which will allow my to mount a 3' stainless whip VHF antenna on top of the tower and still fold it down (across the tower) if needed.

Very clean look and we are very pleased with it. Most people have commented on the exactness of the flow of the tower mounting legs which match perfectly to the lines of the windshield frame.

DrNautica
01-24-2006, 05:34 PM
Now, about that other picture... did I do something w-r-o-n-g??? :noface:

JEREMY79
01-24-2006, 08:43 PM
Anybody heard from Mag today? Just wodered how the boat looked

erkoehler
01-24-2006, 08:46 PM
Give him a call, or should I?


I am interested to see what happened..........

baedriver
01-24-2006, 08:50 PM
Good color scheme on the boat. I really ready for summer

milkmania
01-24-2006, 08:52 PM
Now, about that other picture... did I do something w-r-o-n-g??? :noface:

just keep in mind....
you're dealing with some pretty conservative members here.
Also, it's been pointed out many times this is MasterCraft's website and they want it to remain a place where family & children can attend and not have to worry about them.

.............then some 12 year olds are more privileged than others:o


it's all good, this board does a great job in policing itself, and other members will let you know where the line is, and when it's stepped over.

then there's the wild winter nights to contend with..... winter gets sooooo long:(

6ballsisall
01-24-2006, 09:16 PM
Give him a call, or should I?


I am interested to see what happened..........

I say call him.

erkoehler
01-24-2006, 09:22 PM
I say call him.


Ok, just got off the phone with Mag....the boat is still afloat. :D Apparently the leak was in the catwalks on the sides of the boat. It had filled to the waterline, but he was able to drill a hole :eek: in the one side to get it drained. The boat is now sitting level at the marina again :woohoo:

He is working on the cabinets and other projects. Has to get the boat ready for the big fiesta! However he did say that the lake is up about 15 feet , and there is alot of logs and debris in the water :mad:

JEREMY79
01-24-2006, 09:28 PM
Yeah we had about three inches of rain. Everything is up. Glad it is still afloat.