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Forum: Trailers 12-23-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By woodrowskis
I added blocks (same as thatsmrmastercraft) on my...

I added blocks (same as thatsmrmastercraft) on my '86 trailer after buying new wheels and tires that barely rubbed the fenders. I think I used 1" flatbar and the existing ubolts were long enough....
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By woodrowskis
If the boat was running good, you changed...

If the boat was running good, you changed something, and now it runs poorly, always start there. I would try to buy a used prop as a spare and test the boat. sounds like you are far enough from parts...
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,261
Posted By woodrowskis
We use our boats to blow the slip out. With the...

We use our boats to blow the slip out. With the boat backwards, tie off to the pilings. Get it up to about 2500 rpm. It will move all loose debris out in an hr. Only caution: Use one rope. Tie off...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-06-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,099
Posted By woodrowskis
My thoughts were based on experience changing...

My thoughts were based on experience changing carbs on older boats. You set the travel limits to control the rpm and were actually encouraged to adjust idle rpm. No position sensors to damage. The...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-05-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,099
Posted By woodrowskis
Regarding the low wide open throttle rpm with the...

Regarding the low wide open throttle rpm with the new prop:
I am no expert so anyone feel free to chime in if this sounds wrong.
With prop 1, if the throttle cable travel (linkage, and throttle...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 10-30-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,314
Posted By woodrowskis
Is a repair legal (hard tio imagine it is not)?...

Is a repair legal (hard tio imagine it is not)? If so, I don't know dimensions of new shed versus old but could you take the approach that you are repairing the old shed? Might have to adjust the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,167
Posted By woodrowskis
they definitely make them. Boat Hoist USA in...

they definitely make them.

Boat Hoist USA in east TX or Boat Hoist Distributors in houston. parts on websites. I don't have one but some one on my lake does.
Forum: Trailers 10-14-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,357
Posted By woodrowskis
It appears as you go wider with the bunk, it will...

It appears as you go wider with the bunk, it will get higher. You may have to shorten the tab support as opposed to the keel hitting the trailer
Forum: Trailers 10-14-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,030
Posted By woodrowskis
I replaced the jack onmy 2002 prostar 197 a year...

I replaced the jack onmy 2002 prostar 197 a year ago.
I pulled up a picture of a 2002 Xstar that showed the jack.
It loks to be the same.

My model was this.
Fulton XP15W-0301

But since your...
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,244
Posted By woodrowskis
85 cover

the skiboatcovers.com are typically a good fit. you do not have to get a waterline cover. for most boats they offer both waterline and the traditional.
Mine for my 2002 Prostar 197 fits as good as...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By woodrowskis
This is common engine work. Does not need to be...

This is common engine work. Does not need to be a MC dealer. If the bracket needs changed you can probably get from Discount Inboard Marine. If you live close to a dealer fine, I don't think many...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-15-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,164
Posted By woodrowskis
I did similar to a 1986. I put "GT40 similar"...

I did similar to a 1986.
I put "GT40 similar" heads, an edelbrock manifold (as much because the old one was really corroded as for power), the lifters and such were worn so I added roller rockers. ...
Forum: General / Other 09-14-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 281
Posted By woodrowskis
Steering: problem with rubber cover

2002 mastercraft Prostar 197: I was checking for play in the tilt a while back. Now, my steering is a bit firmer to turn. I can tell that the rubber (accordion) cover is rubbing/grabbing. If I take...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-13-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,724
Posted By woodrowskis
I am a guy much like yourself. I buy a vehicle...

I am a guy much like yourself. I buy a vehicle and keep it 10 years. Some folks earlier talked about put 180,000 miles in 3 years. While that is good, I don't think it is the same as what we do.
I...
Forum: Upholstery 07-06-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,799
Posted By woodrowskis
I had an '86. I know what you mean about the...

I had an '86. I know what you mean about the piping back then. For whatever reason the piping or placement of it, really dated the boat. When I re-upholstered I wanted it gone also.

My 2002, had no...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-26-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By woodrowskis
I would agree to do a electrical tune up. Cap,...

I would agree to do a electrical tune up. Cap, rotor, points, condenser, plugs unless you know the previous owner recently changed them. If you are trying to troubleshoot the carb, you want the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By woodrowskis
this is going to set the rudder limits. try to...

this is going to set the rudder limits. try to get the tube threaded to the same factory location in the clamp. if you can't tell where it was previously adjust so that the rudder goes appx equal...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-16-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 949
Posted By woodrowskis
I have had the very small surge tank (where the...

I have had the very small surge tank (where the radiator cap is) leak at the welding points. I would look at that closely. If that's it, get a radiator shop to weld it back up with a TIG welder. ...
Forum: Electrical 06-16-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 435
Posted By woodrowskis
i agree,probably the voltage. conenct a battery...

i agree,probably the voltage. conenct a battery charger to it (just to keep the voltage up.) If it doesn't go off, that's your problem.
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,399
Posted By woodrowskis
2015 Prostar

I saw a 2015 Prostar at the Houston boat show. I noticed what I thought was the blower exhaust coming out of the back of the engine box. I thought this a little unusual. Maybe it was not for the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-15-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,932
Posted By woodrowskis
I read the entire deal but was interrupted a few...

I read the entire deal but was interrupted a few times so its difficult to remember it all.

(1) If you are getting voltage to the distributor but not to the plugs, I agree on the cap and rotor....
Forum: Appearance 05-15-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,819
Posted By woodrowskis
Older Decals: trying Cassandra at Universal Products

She answered but says I have to get the part numbers from Mastercraft and have permission from Mastercraft.

I am tying to email my dealer and I can't get email through to them to confirm part...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-30-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,250
Posted By woodrowskis
I have that sound in my boat. I do have motor...

I have that sound in my boat. I do have motor oil instead of transmission fluid. I am not sure what I think is the problem. I am going to get the alignment checked this winter when I slow down...
Forum: Electrical 06-06-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,098
Posted By woodrowskis
I looked at my picture on my old sending unit. It...

I looked at my picture on my old sending unit. It had screws and I did remember it saying empty and full. However, I pulled my panel to get access to the tank to adjust the new unit ( I was going to...
Forum: Electrical 06-05-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,098
Posted By woodrowskis
I had no idea those were adjusting screws. Mine...

I had no idea those were adjusting screws. Mine has two hex head bolts which look structural. I'll give it a shot. thanks.
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