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LJN 08-06-2013 12:58 AM

2000 Maristar 210VRS project...
 
I have really enjoyed reading through all of the posts and gained quite a bit of knowledge & motivation (it is needed with the 100deg.+ days we have had recently) to keep slowly working on a 2000 Maristar 210 VRS I picked up from a neighbor last month. The boat made the long journey (2 houses down) on 7/2; exactly 13 days before my daughter was born. Needless to say the wife was less than enthused. I thought it would be a good idea to go ahead & start my own thread to help chronicle the work I am doing(and because I am sleep deprived & forget more than is coming into my head at the moment) as well as elicit suggestions about things I should or shouldn’t be doing (please interject with both).This boat has had a rather hard life in primarily salt water & being stored outside (occasionally with a cover). It has a leaking transmission (http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...ad.php?t=55683) along with a bit of corrosion and rust on the motor, but it still started right up when I turned the key. I have removed the entire interior and spent a bit of time with the buffer & 3M buffing compound as well as a cleaner wax & then a non-carnuba based wax. I am pretty happy with the results for now, but will probably re-approach the finish with finesse-it & a fleet wax this winter. I will also start to get quotes for redoing the interior during the slower winter months. I have now also decided to pull the entire running gear (motor & trans) so that I can clean, inspect, & fix anything needed while not being cramped in the engine compartment. Here are a few poor pictures that I have taken over the course of the work.

As it came home:
[IMG]http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/v...onlt1/boat.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/v...nlt1/boat2.jpg[/IMG]

Motor & Trans:
[IMG]http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/v...nlt1/motor.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/v...lt1/trans2.jpg[/IMG]

Swim platform refinished (washed, sanded, teak oil):
[IMG]http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/v...1/swimdeck.jpg[/IMG]

Break for having the little one (Evelyn):
[IMG]http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/v...lt1/Evelyn.jpg[/IMG]

After 2 passes with 3m buffing compound:
[IMG]http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/v...terbuffing.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/v.../afterbuff.jpg[/IMG]

After cleaner wax (looks better, but not 100%):
[IMG]http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/v...tercleaner.jpg[/IMG]

Playing with speaker options (my trim rings to fit 6.5" speakers look really bad & I'm thinking about putting 2 8" subs up front for a little more fill.... not sure though... any suggestions?):
[IMG]http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/v...binfront-1.jpg[/IMG]

The beginnings of my motor stand... (should be pulling on Thursday or Friday):
http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/v.../motorrack.jpg

That should be enough fornow. Any suggestions; please let me know!

Thanks,
Luke

FrankSchwab 08-06-2013 01:04 AM

Looks identical to mine. Let me know if I can help out.

Aric'sX15 08-06-2013 01:12 AM

to help us all out, give us the name and address of the previous owner.... haha

JMLVMI 08-06-2013 01:22 AM

Congrats on the daughter, she's beautiful.

The boat...not so much 8p Hope you got it for a steal! The buffing looks good and the boat doesn't seem beyond repair, just a lot of elbow grease at boxes from skidim ahead of you. Best of luck!

LJN 08-06-2013 10:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FrankSchwab (Post 964469)
Looks identical to mine. Let me know if I can help out.

Thank you; I may have to take you up on the offer
Quote:

Originally Posted by Aric'sX15 (Post 964471)
to help us all out, give us the name and address of the previous owner.... haha

To chastise them for abusing the boat.... Please do!
Quote:

Originally Posted by JMLVMI (Post 964474)
Congrats on the daughter, she's beautiful.

The boat...not so much 8p Hope you got it for a steal! The buffing looks good and the boat doesn't seem beyond repair, just a lot of elbow grease at boxes from skidim ahead of you. Best of luck!

Thank you very much! She is a trip, changing & learning every day.
I picked the boat up for $2,000. So I should be ok on keeping the cost reasonable. Believe me, the list has already started!

Thanks,
Luke

hig 08-06-2013 12:11 PM

Very nice project!!! I've been going thru my Maristar I bought this spring and my one big piece of advice for you is label, bag and take pics of EVERYTHING that you take apart. I've done a pretty good job recording things with mine but I could have taking more pics, the nice thing with a digital camera are pics are free but for reference they are priceless!!

Good luck and keep the pics coming!!

jsturvey 08-06-2013 05:47 PM

Great platform to start with! Going to be a nice boat when you are done. Keep at it and it will all be worth it when it's finished. Don't be afraid to take the baby out when it's done either. Had my son out at 8 weeks old; now 2 year later, he is a boating addict. Good luck with the build. Congrats on the baby!

LJN 08-06-2013 07:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hig (Post 964636)
Very nice project!!! I've been going thru my Maristar I bought this spring and my one big piece of advice for you is label, bag and take pics of EVERYTHING that you take apart. I've done a pretty good job recording things with mine but I could have taking more pics, the nice thing with a digital camera are pics are free but for reference they are priceless!!

Good luck and keep the pics coming!!

Thank you hig, I have followed your build since joining TT. I appreciate your insight & detail; it has helped greatly already. Yes, the wife has already "asked" a few times for her sandwich bags back.... she just shook her head when I handed her one full of bolts. She should be used to it by now, but... o-well. I have stepped up my game with the pictures, it is just hard to stop & snap pictures when you get into the zone while working.

Quote:

Originally Posted by jsturvey (Post 964836)
Great platform to start with! Going to be a nice boat when you are done. Keep at it and it will all be worth it when it's finished. Don't be afraid to take the baby out when it's done either. Had my son out at 8 weeks old; now 2 year later, he is a boating addict. Good luck with the build. Congrats on the baby!

Thank you, that’s what I keep telling myself when faced with another stuck bolt!
I grew up on a trimaran down in St. Croix as well as playing around on skiffs & old aluminum V-bottoms in Galveston bay, so I want the kids to have some of the same experiences I hold onto (other than breaking down in my old 14’ V & waiting for an hour or so for someone to pass by & tow us in..). To have the connection and respect of the water at an early age is important.

Luke

LJN 08-09-2013 08:52 AM

Had a chance to work a bit yesterday.

Here is picture of the motor almost ready to go:
[IMG]http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/v...eadytopull.jpg[/IMG]

Testing out the member usage limits at the yacht club... (a few people stoped & watched, but didn't say anything)
[IMG]http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/v...ftingmotor.jpg[/IMG]

Its new home for a while:
[IMG]http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/v...toronstand.jpg[/IMG]

The fun begins! I had to cut all the manifold bolts off, and when I pulled the plugs there was light rust on 4 of them so.... i going to go ahead and have it freshened up while its out.
[IMG]http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/v...tboltheads.jpg[/IMG]

A quick picture outside with the wife & kids. While the buff isn't perfect, it will do till it's up and running again.
[IMG]http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/v...1/afterwax.jpg[/IMG]

jsturvey 08-09-2013 11:53 AM

That's a clever engine stand you built. I like how the engine sits on the stand / motor mounts the same way it would sit inside the boat on the stringers. Nice! Going for a total rebuild?


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