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Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 09-03-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 31,156
Posted By hig
One other thing I could use some help with. If...

One other thing I could use some help with.

If all goes according to plan the boat will be sitting in the water next summer tied to the dock, a lift is not in the foreseeable future.

Can I use the...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 09-03-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 31,156
Posted By hig
I'll have to check the alternator the next time...

I'll have to check the alternator the next time in the boat, he's a link that I have a pic of the back of it. IIRC Richard at Skidim helped me with the wiring, they might sell them. ...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 09-02-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 31,156
Posted By hig
Finally!!!!

After 2 years working on it we put it in the water on Friday!!! Everything went very well.

Video clip - that's my son...
Forum: General / Other 07-15-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,157
Posted By hig
Has it been verified that the P60987 will only...

Has it been verified that the P60987 will only work with the older TBI 5.7's (25-35 PSI) not the MPI (Corvette) 5.7 (50-60 PSI)

Thanks, Steve
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 07-06-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 31,156
Posted By hig
Update: I finally put the trans back into the...

Update:

I finally put the trans back into the boat. I ordered new seals for the trans since I had it all apart and I was talking to Alan at http://www.simplicity-marine.com/ and I told him about my...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-06-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By hig
Update: I finally put the trans back into the...

Update:

I finally put the trans back into the boat. I ordered new seals for the trans since I had it all apart and I was talking to Alan at http://www.simplicity-marine.com/ and I told him about my...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-12-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By hig
I placed a block of wood between the back of the...

I placed a block of wood between the back of the oil pan and the bottom of the boat to support the motor.

I did find a manual online to guide me with taking the trans apart and putting it back...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 06-11-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 31,156
Posted By hig
I just posted about my...

I just posted about my trans:

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=61488

I don't see anything wrong with it internally.

So far I've recieved one reply that it's normal for the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-11-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By hig
Hurth 630V Noise

I bought my 1998 Maristar 200 VRS last spring in bad repair, I rebuilt the motor, spent a lot of time cleaning/buffing and doing misc....
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 05-18-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 31,156
Posted By hig
I was not able to completely remove the old...

I was not able to completely remove the old outlines but I didn't really think it wouls show up much with the new decals.

I put all but the big MasterCraft on last summer. I will be getting the...
Forum: Appearance 04-23-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,230
Posted By hig
Encouragement

Check out the bottom of page 4 of my progress thread, wet sanding and buffing is a lot of work but it's worth it in the end!!

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=54362&page=4

Steve
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 12-03-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,086
Posted By hig
Frank nailed it with his great explanations. I...

Frank nailed it with his great explanations.

I only have a few thing to add. Remove the vertical carpeted panel where your feet go, this will give you more room to get your head in there so you can...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 12-03-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,086
Posted By hig
I think he charged around $70 but that was with...

I think he charged around $70 but that was with me doing all the layout and sending them to him. I'm happy with the job he did, I'm just concerned that I might not have prepped the original dash...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 09-04-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 31,156
Posted By hig
I haven't updated in a while. I put the boat in...

I haven't updated in a while. I put the boat in the water a few weeks ago and while on the trailer still I tried the trans in forward and reverse and at idle, in gear it sounded bad!!!

Click to...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-27-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,640
Posted By hig
Thanks for the information that mine is a lot...

Thanks for the information that mine is a lot louder than yours, last think I want to do is send something thru the case and end up having to replace the trans not just fix it.

I have no idea about...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-27-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,640
Posted By hig
What did you find out about the noise in your...

What did you find out about the noise in your trans?

Thanks, Steve
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-26-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,640
Posted By hig
Last Saturday (9/17) I took the boat to try it...

Last Saturday (9/17) I took the boat to try it out but I never got it off the trailer, this was the first time Iíve put it in gear since Iíve owed it and it made a loud clunking while idling in...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-12-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,097
Posted By hig
Mike, I ordered the strut from Skidim and they...

Mike,

I ordered the strut from Skidim and they had it drop shipped from the manufacture. Is grinding of a strut required before installing a strut? There did not seem to be any adjustment in it,...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-12-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,097
Posted By hig
Yes, the shaft log was installed off center from...

Yes, the shaft log was installed off center from the factory:
http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab280/hig69/98%20Mastercraft/20130713_084035_zpsd790b9cd.jpg...
Forum: Electrical 08-12-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 484
Posted By hig
Volt gauge not working correctly

My voltage gauge is not ready correcly.

When the key is off it reads like this:
http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab280/hig69/98%20Mastercraft/20130810_111205_zps43399da1.jpg...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 08-08-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 31,156
Posted By hig
I ended up getting a 30 gallon drum from work and...

I ended up getting a 30 gallon drum from work and I had some 1 1/2" hose left over from the pool that i reduced down to 1 1/4" and connected that to the raw water pump. I feed the barrel with my...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 08-08-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 31,156
Posted By hig
So much for not having anymore setbacks!!! The...

So much for not having anymore setbacks!!! The boat is running and the engine sounds good EXCEPT for a whine!!! Well I found it was the new waterpump (car style pump not the raw water pump) I...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-07-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By hig
Are you planning on removing the bracket that...

Are you planning on removing the bracket that holds the ski pylon when you remove the motor and trans? I was surprised when I reinstalled my motor only I had to rotate the motor 90 degrees to clear...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 08-06-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,599
Posted By hig
Very nice project!!! I've been going thru my...

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...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 08-05-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 31,156
Posted By hig
Thank you, I will put something together tonight...

Thank you, I will put something together tonight and let you know what I come up with. So it's more than the engine temp I need to be concerned with it's getting the rubber hoses too hot that go to...
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