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pwillcutts
05-22-2006, 09:59 PM
Started this project in February.....very psyched to be almost done just in time for memorial day.......here's a few pictures...before and after shots.....whady'a think ?

BEFORE:..............................

pwillcutts
05-22-2006, 10:00 PM
After.....

erkoehler
05-22-2006, 10:01 PM
Oh man, that's AWESOME :love:

pwillcutts
05-22-2006, 10:02 PM
Before:...................

pwillcutts
05-22-2006, 10:03 PM
After......................

6ballsisall
05-22-2006, 10:06 PM
Dang!!! That is AWESOME!!!! :eek:

shepherd
05-23-2006, 12:23 AM
Excellent job Pwill! :worthy:
I don't have your talent, but would love to pay someone to do that to my boat!

rodltg2
05-23-2006, 12:41 AM
nice job, that boat was hurtng before..

Farmer Ted
05-23-2006, 12:46 AM
looks good, where did you get the skins from?

Ryan
05-23-2006, 01:00 AM
After.....

That looks incredible! I like the more modern design themes. Did you do the vinyl yourself?

BuoyChaser
05-23-2006, 08:52 AM
that is sharp, amazing job!!!

Jorski
05-23-2006, 09:15 AM
Wow! please post more pics and tell us who, what, where and how much ?!!!!!!

Your boat looks fabulous !

sanjuan23
05-23-2006, 10:11 AM
More Pictures. Looks phenominal!!

trainwreck_6
05-23-2006, 10:19 AM
Looks super...! But, this thread is useless without more pics.... :D isn't that what the response usually is when we're getting teased? ;)

Kell
05-23-2006, 03:08 PM
Wow! :eek: Nice work.

JohnnyB
05-23-2006, 10:08 PM
Those look awesome!!!! Embroidery is a nice touch!

pwillcutts
05-24-2006, 02:43 PM
Thanks for all the positive replies everyone....glad you like it....there's been lots of time, sweat & $ put into this boat this winter, and I'm real pleased with the results! I just installed the stereo & speakers, driver & passenger seats,etc last night. I'll post more details & pics tonight for sure !!!!!!!!!!
And by Friday...this boat is getting WET !!!!!!!!!!! :dance: :dance: :dance:

pwillcutts
05-24-2006, 10:41 PM
back seat before..... (w/ seat bottom out b/c it was sooo bad)

pwillcutts
05-24-2006, 10:42 PM
back seat after..........

pwillcutts
05-24-2006, 10:46 PM
open bow before........

pwillcutts
05-24-2006, 10:47 PM
open bow after.......

pwillcutts
05-24-2006, 10:51 PM
engine cover before.............

pwillcutts
05-24-2006, 10:51 PM
engine cover after.........

pwillcutts
05-24-2006, 10:56 PM
front of engine cover before.......

pwillcutts
05-24-2006, 10:57 PM
front of engine cover after..............(getting dark outside...!)

pwillcutts
05-24-2006, 11:04 PM
passenger seat before.............

pwillcutts
05-24-2006, 11:05 PM
passenger seat after.......................

stumbledog
05-24-2006, 11:08 PM
When did you buy this boat? From those pics it sure looks like it was abused.

pwillcutts
05-24-2006, 11:08 PM
the front side of the front seat, before................

sanjuan23
05-24-2006, 11:09 PM
WOW WOW WOW!! I am speechless before and after says it all!

pwillcutts
05-24-2006, 11:09 PM
front of front seat, after.................

SKI*MC
05-24-2006, 11:10 PM
WOW! How does the exterior look on this thing?

pwillcutts
05-24-2006, 11:14 PM
cup holders & engine vent, before............

pwillcutts
05-24-2006, 11:15 PM
cup holders & engine vent, after..................

BuoyChaser
05-25-2006, 12:16 AM
open bow before........
what happened to this boat, why was it in such poor shape???

BuoyChaser
05-25-2006, 12:18 AM
Thanks for all the positive replies everyone....glad you like it....there's been lots of time, sweat & $ put into this boat this winter, and I'm real pleased with the results! I just installed the stereo & speakers, driver & passenger seats,etc last night. I'll post more details & pics tonight for sure !!!!!!!!!!
And by Friday...this boat is getting WET !!!!!!!!!!! :dance: :dance: :dance:
did you do the covers yourself or have someone local here in northeast???i'm in New Hampshire would love to get a quote on my 1985...

pwillcutts
05-25-2006, 12:31 AM
QUOTE=Jorski]Wow! please post more pics and tell us who, what, where and how much ?!!!!!!

Your boat looks fabulous ![/QUOTE]

Factory skins weren't available for my 1990 model year, and I wasn't crazy about the original look anyways, so I decided to start from scratch (borrowing designs heavily from the current MasterCraft models). I have no upholstery experience and this job was way too big for me to learn on, so I worked with a local guy in West Suffield, CT with an excellent reputation who is quite a craftsmen. He did the job for $3,500, which isn't chump change, but was in line with other quotes I got, and I had seen his great work on friend's boats, so I gave him the job. I really don't know what the breakdown was between labor & vinyl, parts, etc. As you can tell, there was LOTS of work to be done. While the boat was apart, I added stainless steel plates to portions of the floor to stiffen a few soft spots as well as injecting resin into the floor. (Thus, I discovered that there really is wood in these boats, despite what I was told over the years, wood encapsulated in fiberglass, but prone to rot nonetheless if that seal is ever exposed).
Back to the upholstery though, if you're in the Northeast, Duncan Roberts in West Suffield is the man I'd send you to for upholstery work, no doubt !

pwillcutts
05-25-2006, 12:48 AM
When did you buy this boat? From those pics it sure looks like it was abused.

Bought it brand new in 1990, and yes, it's fair to say that it took its share of abuse for 16 years by our family of 7 kids !! It was used Heavily ! But besides outward appearences, its still a MasterCraft and it has been SOLID over the years & took the abuse pretty darn well....far outlasting the SeaRay we destroyed in a mere 5 years !

I've worked on just about every part of the boat since it was new, from learning the simple tasks of replacing the impeller, to lifting out & then re-installing the transmission (for a rebuild). So knowing the boat as well as I do, I couldn't see selling it and buying someone else's used Mastercraft with who knows what sort of hidden issues. Thus.....My Baby gets new skins, and much more TLC in her next 16 years !!!!!!!!! I promise ! :worthy:

pwillcutts
05-25-2006, 01:06 AM
Those look awesome!!!! Embroidery is a nice touch!


Thanks! I thought it came about preety sweet too. DPC Embroidery in West Springfield, MA did that part of the job ($150...ugh!). The "Star" design was digitized from a piece of original upholstery I had from my boat & the "Mastercraft" from a PDF posted here (by who? can't remember, but many thanks!). The Digitization process was most of the expense, but now that DPC has them on file, they told me the embroidery expense would be CHEAP for other jobs if anyone needs them.

pwillcutts
05-25-2006, 01:16 AM
WOW! How does the exterior look on this thing?

MUCH better than the interior looked, but needs a good buffing. that's next week's project!
:rolleyes:

shepherd
05-25-2006, 07:40 PM
passenger seat after.......................

A forward facing passenger seat??? :confused: That's the first one I've seen in a Mastercraft. I guess that's typical for the TriStar?

I have a 1990 PS 190, same color, so the "before" photos look kind of familiar (not that bad, but my engine cover looks almost as bad :cool: ).

Ryan
05-25-2006, 08:07 PM
A forward facing passenger seat??? :confused: That's the first one I've seen in a Mastercraft. I guess that's typical for the TriStar?

I have a 1990 PS 190, same color, so the "before" photos look kind of familiar (not that bad, but my engine cover looks almost as bad :cool: ).

All TriStar 190 Open Bows have a swivel spotter seat. All ProSport 205s have a swivel spotter seat too. Check out BradD's boat (http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=8881&highlight=prosport)

jayderwin1
05-25-2006, 08:07 PM
very nice, that looks great!

TRBenj
05-26-2006, 09:54 AM
if you're in the Northeast, Duncan Roberts in West Suffield is the man I'd send you to for upholstery work, no doubt !

Would you mind posting his contact info? Does he have a shop? I will be needing my new interior vinyl installed and am looking for a good shop. Your interior looks great!

pwillcutts
05-26-2006, 02:47 PM
Would you mind posting his contact info? Does he have a shop? I will be needing my new interior vinyl installed and am looking for a good shop. Your interior looks great!


His name is Duncan Roberts (860-668-0641). Tell him Pat sent you. He'll remember my boat.....he called it his "Mona Lisa" of the year.

His shop is right in his house, and he does all the work himself. Quite a craftsman.

DooSPX
05-26-2006, 04:11 PM
all I can say is WOW!
he does some of the best work I have seen :banana: :banana:

congrads....

Matt L.
05-31-2006, 02:38 PM
That is sweet!!! I keep telling the wife I'd rather drop $10-15K on my 240sc and upgrade the interior, MPI FI the engine, trailer refurbish, tower and basically model the upgrades after the X-80 amenities than buy a new boat at 60K!!!!

You proved the concept!

Thanks for the pics!

Matt

justindacey
03-13-2007, 10:59 AM
sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet

SD190EVO
03-13-2007, 11:26 AM
Dare I say better than the original? Really sharp!

BONNETTLK
05-02-2007, 02:20 PM
IT LOOKS LIKE I'M SEEING YOUR MASTERCRAFT UPHOLSTERY NEARLY A YEAR AFTER COMPLETION? WHAT YEAR AND MODEL OF BOAT IS YOURS AND DID YOU USE MASTERCRAFT UPHOLSTERY SKINS? OUR BOAT IS IN NEED OF SOME UPHOLSTERY WORK, BUT WE WOULD LIKE TO USE THE LOGO MASTERCRAFT UPHOLSTERY. BUT DUE TO THE LATE MODEL THAT IT IS, I CAN'T FIND IT ANYWHERE. DO YOU HAVE SOME INSITE?

LISA
BONNETTLK@AOL.COM

milkmania
05-02-2007, 02:32 PM
as Lisa indicated.......

I also have some interest in these two embroidered pieces

great looking upholstery:popcorn: