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loeweb
10-05-2004, 12:35 PM
When did mastercraft stop using wood in their boats. was it early nineties (91) or mid 90's (93-94) Just a question I had.

thanks :o

tex
10-05-2004, 12:40 PM
rotting stringers!

sfitzgerald351
10-05-2004, 01:11 PM
I believe 1982-1983 were the last years for wood. I have a 1984 and the factory has assured me that they had fully switch to glass by then.

G-man
10-05-2004, 01:24 PM
Stringers in fiberglass came out 1984, wood was used as late as 1994 in places like combing pads. An area that doesn't get wet like a seat bottom cushion.

EricB
10-05-2004, 01:30 PM
All glass stringers debuted in 1983. Other parts still had some wood in them, but the stringers were glass starting in 1983.

Footin
10-05-2004, 01:31 PM
My 1991 BF200 had wood in the floor, it was covered in fiberglass but I still had to replace it when it rotted.

LakeLottawatta
10-05-2004, 02:08 PM
My 91 ps190 has no wood whatsoever. None in the floor, none in the seats, none in the dash.

G-man
10-05-2004, 03:51 PM
lakeloottawatta
I bet there is wood behind the combing pads and used in the removeable back seat. The back seat would have it in the large pull out section not the bottom cushion.

LakeLottawatta
10-05-2004, 03:57 PM
combing pads....possibly. I will check tonight. Back seat...no way. It is plastic and filled with styrofoam for rigidity. No wood.

east tx skier
10-05-2004, 04:03 PM
Lottawatta, check your side panels as well. Also, check the floor panel behind the engine box. These are the only other possible locations of which I've been made aware.

I've heard mid-1983 for all glass stringers. I'm not quoting industry-insiders here or anything, but this topic comes up now and again and that was the last consensus reached.

sfitzgerald351
10-05-2004, 04:35 PM
I guess I should have been more clear... The stringers were converted to glass in 1982-1983. From what the folks at MC told me some 82's were glass some 83 were wood and vice versa... Had to do with how they set up the production line or something. My boat (1984) has glassed in wood in the rear floor panel, no clue about the floorboards (though I'd guess they are glassed in wood), and there is wood in the seats and side panels (which I just replaced since it has started to rot).

Bert
10-05-2004, 08:01 PM
lakeloottawatta
I bet there is wood behind the combing pads and used in the removeable back seat. The back seat would have it in the large pull out section not the bottom cushion.
My 91 has no wood. Seats are roto cast and side panels are a fibre board material. I was asuured that it was wood free when I bought it and have never seen any wood any where.
That was the big sales pitch by MC in 91 "totally wood free"

tph
10-05-2004, 08:01 PM
When did mastercraft stop using wood in their boats. was it early nineties (91) or mid 90's (93-94) Just a question I had.

thanks :o
I Have an '83. It was the first year to have glass stringers. I don't know if all '83's had them, but it was the first year. It was also the last year for a stock metalflake stripe.

Bert
10-05-2004, 08:02 PM
lakeloottawatta
I bet there is wood behind the combing pads and used in the removeable back seat. The back seat would have it in the large pull out section not the bottom cushion.
My 91 has no wood. Seats are roto cast and side panels are a fibre board material. I was assured that it was wood free when I bought it and have never seen any wood any were.

tph
10-05-2004, 08:05 PM
When did mastercraft stop using wood in their boats. was it early nineties (91) or mid 90's (93-94) Just a question I had.

thanks :o

'83 was the first year for glass stringers and the last year for stock metalflake stripes.