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Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 02-14-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,120
Posted By 89BigBlock
That floor piece goes under the observer seat...

That floor piece goes under the observer seat like mentioned above and IS connected by two U clamps in opposit directions. One goes through the hull that is shaped also like a U, and the other goes...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-16-2012, 11:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,292
Posted By 89BigBlock
I have the 160 in mine, no problems here. I did...

I have the 160 in mine, no problems here. I did take a dremel to the housing to clean it up a bit.
Forum: Find A Pull / Give a Pull 11-16-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,060
Posted By 89BigBlock
Any room on the dock for a renter :D

Any room on the dock for a renter :D
Forum: Find A Pull / Give a Pull 11-12-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,060
Posted By 89BigBlock
Ok, this news is encouraging! Looks like I need...

Ok, this news is encouraging! Looks like I need to take a look at the East Bay for residence. Any slalom skiers need a driver for more water time? ;) Not sure if I'll be transporting my boat out in...
Forum: Find A Pull / Give a Pull 11-03-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,060
Posted By 89BigBlock
Thanks everyone! I'm in the south bay(Santa...

Thanks everyone! I'm in the south bay(Santa Clara) for now, commuting to fremont. I moved in with family until things settle at work and I actually have time to look at other areas.



Actually,...
Forum: Find A Pull / Give a Pull 10-29-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,060
Posted By 89BigBlock
CA bay area locations??

Just relocated from MN! I dont want to give up the sport but coming from the land of 10k lakes, the bay area is not much of a Water Ski domain :( Can anyone recomend a lake or a club in the Bay Area...
Forum: Appearance 06-05-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 22,700
Posted By 89BigBlock
Nicely done. I had a fabricator duplicate my...

Nicely done. I had a fabricator duplicate my panels on my 89'.

79823

79824

79825

Anodized aluminum, engraved and painted lettering. These should hold up a little longer than the stocks :rolleyes:
Forum: Appearance 06-03-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,039
Posted By 89BigBlock
I got quoted 15k to do my 89' which was more than...

I got quoted 15k to do my 89' which was more than I paid for the thing. I passed and painted myself. Looks 100 times better and only cost $500. It will not win any shows but after 3yrs, 2kids and 4...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-22-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,174
Posted By 89BigBlock
^ yep. These are pressed in. Worn out or wrong...

^ yep. These are pressed in. Worn out or wrong part.
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 920
Posted By 89BigBlock
My 89' trailer has mismatched 205's that I'll be...

My 89' trailer has mismatched 205's that I'll be replacing soon. I plan to find out from the manufacturer(of the tire) what size they recommend depending on load.
Forum: Appearance 04-19-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 62,524
Posted By 89BigBlock
I'd like a copy for an 89' prostar 190...

I'd like a copy for an 89' prostar 190 please.

Where is everyone printing these out that doesn't have access to a plotter? FastSigns and Kinkos shot me down as soon as the saw the "R"...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-02-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By 89BigBlock
Hmm..let me ask this, when should the bearings be...

Hmm..let me ask this, when should the bearings be replaced? Should I be able to hear the shaft move other than in rotation? Thanks again in advance.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-02-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By 89BigBlock
thanks Billy. I saw your thread but it entails...

thanks Billy. I saw your thread but it entails removing the shaft. The price of the tool in questions is the deciding factor other than having the dealer do the work. $400 is not that far away from a...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-01-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By 89BigBlock
Strut bearing replacement

I need to change my strut bearings on the 190. I was planning to use the "Cutless removal tool" before I found out the price!!! There's the new prop I wanted to try this yr :( Has anyone used this...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 03-31-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 117,404
Posted By 89BigBlock
You can find the exact match from West Marine

You can find the exact match from West Marine
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-17-2012, 12:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,283
Posted By 89BigBlock
Well after searching for parts online I've...

Well after searching for parts online I've concluded 2 things.
1. I wont be using PVC. Replacement parts aren't too bad.
2. There is A LOT of restriction on these systems.
The risers and fiberglass...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-14-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,283
Posted By 89BigBlock
PVC?? Interesting. Anyone else other than Carlson...

PVC?? Interesting. Anyone else other than Carlson do this? Heat is the first thing that comes to mind. Any plumbers out there that can confirm?
Forum: General / Other 02-19-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,371
Posted By 89BigBlock
Do you happen to know the part # for you top? I...

Do you happen to know the part # for you top? I need one of these for my 89. The catalog is difficult to sort.
Forum: General Discussion 01-14-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,489
Posted By 89BigBlock
Iono..my opinion is a little different. The...

Iono..my opinion is a little different. The newer boats are WAY overpriced IMO and the older boats are priced well. They're not cars! Essentially your talking about a fiberglass hull and an engine....
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,489
Posted By 89BigBlock
Hi, I've have no experience with that motor but I...

Hi, I've have no experience with that motor but I do have an 89' with a GM 454. I bought mine with 600hr for $8500 from a 3rd owner that trashed it! My intention's were to restore it little by...
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,315
Posted By 89BigBlock
I've toyed with this myself the last couple of...

I've toyed with this myself the last couple of yrs. My issue is that my family has outgrown the boat. Meaning, I'd like an open bow and more storage with a smoother wake and better fuel consumption....
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,489
Posted By 89BigBlock
Hi, I've have no experience with that motor but I...

Hi, I've have no experience with that motor but I do have an 89' with a GM 454. I bought mine with 600hr for $8500 from a 3rd owner that trashed it! My intention's were to restore it little by...
Forum: Appearance 12-16-2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 33,177
Posted By 89BigBlock
Just wanted to add my .02 on the MC-Carr foil...

Just wanted to add my .02 on the MC-Carr foil faced insulation. Did my box last yr and it made a significant difference! Picked up my skiing partner the following morning after install and his...
Forum: General / Other 10-18-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 902
Posted By 89BigBlock
OP: tph has the right idea. My 89 wind shield is...

OP: tph has the right idea. My 89 wind shield is the same and also starting to come apart. My plan was to give it to my fabricator and then have the entire frame powder coated. GL with yours.
Forum: General / Other 09-16-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5,258
Views: 467,228
Posted By 89BigBlock
^Word! I'm not ready for these kind of mornings...

^Word! I'm not ready for these kind of mornings yet!

Gator-where did you get the flanges? I'll be doing this project myself.
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