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Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 07-18-2016, 10:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 186
Posted By Miss Rita
Oh Dopey Me

I've told people for years that I've never had trouble with things blowing out of my boat on the high way, so I never worried about it much. Well, my two year old HO Syndicate gloves are...
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By Miss Rita
I'd like to thank everyone for saving me $15k;...

I'd like to thank everyone for saving me $15k; I'll stick with the 205!
Forum: Trailers 07-17-2016, 10:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 495
Posted By Miss Rita
Try Amazon or Ebay

Try Amazon or Ebay
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2016, 10:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By Miss Rita
All great responses; keep 'em coming

All great responses; keep 'em coming
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By Miss Rita
205 v 197

I have a '92 PS 205 that works great, no problems. I'm a solid slalom skier, can ski a course at -15 @ 34 mph.

Recently a pristine '04 197 came up for sale locally, a gorgeous boat. It would cost...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-10-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By Miss Rita
Peter will be along soon, will give you good...

Peter will be along soon, will give you good advice. I recommend you follow his suggestions.
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2016, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By Miss Rita
They are still expensive 28 years later. $700...

They are still expensive 28 years later. $700 for a radio package? $450 for a boom?

Interesting how things look 3 decades later.
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2016, 11:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,258
Posted By Miss Rita
The lightning valve is even bigger than a Boston...

The lightning valve is even bigger than a Boston valve. But, it has a Boston valve built into it, so you can use a standard inflator, or rig up an adapter for your shop vac or home air compressor.
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 717
Posted By Miss Rita
Are those two bolt heads on the transom, on...

Are those two bolt heads on the transom, on either side of the "Mastercraft" logo? Any idea what they are for?
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2016, 12:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 717
Posted By Miss Rita
Are you sure yours is '92? My boat is an...

Are you sure yours is '92? My boat is an identical twin to yours; colors, graphics, everything. The bottom cushion on my back seat is a three piece unit. The last two digits on the HIN will tell...
Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 372
Posted By Miss Rita
I had an '89 TriStar for three seasons, agree...

I had an '89 TriStar for three seasons, agree with all the comments above. It had nice lines, looked nice on the water. It skied well, just one notch below the ProStar. It was MasterCraft's first...
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2016, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By Miss Rita
Great quote! If footing, slaloming, and working...

Great quote! If footing, slaloming, and working on old boats was easy everyone would be doing it. These activities build character.
Forum: Storage / Winterization 06-29-2016, 07:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,491
Posted By Miss Rita
Cool This is the EARLIEST anyone has EVER mentioned...

This is the EARLIEST anyone has EVER mentioned winterizing! What is wrong with you guys?:cool: (OK, don't look at my avatar picture)
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2016, 09:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,031
Posted By Miss Rita
I hate to throw a damper on things, but beware of...

I hate to throw a damper on things, but beware of trendy colors. In a few years people will look at that green boat, and say "that's from the 2010's isn't it?"

Classic boats usually have...
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 412
Posted By Miss Rita
The tire shop's point of view is that the rubber...

The tire shop's point of view is that the rubber is torn, but the fabric underneath is "ok". However, even though the tear isn't visibly involving the belt tissue, there may be invisible damage. ...
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By Miss Rita
Short answer, no. 1100 hrs divided by 28 years...

Short answer, no.

1100 hrs divided by 28 years is about 40 hrs a year, if ten of those hours were to keep the radio running, then you're down to 30 hrs/year, which is relatively low.

My question:...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-25-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By Miss Rita
I'll take you up on your offer, PM sent.

I'll take you up on your offer, PM sent.
Forum: Trailers 06-25-2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By Miss Rita
Thanks to all for your replies. Parts have been...

Thanks to all for your replies. Parts have been ordered, I hope to have functioning brakes in a couple of weeks!
Forum: Trailers 06-21-2016, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By Miss Rita
Folding tongues

I'm ready to convert my trailer to a folding tongue; it's has a 3 x 4" beam.

Someplace I've seen a UFP actuator housing that was pre-welded to a hinge that could be used to retrofit my trailer. ...
Forum: General Discussion 06-10-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,135
Posted By Miss Rita
It's obviously a marinized Ford 351, I'm 90%...

It's obviously a marinized Ford 351, I'm 90% certain that it has 240 HP, I'm 90% certain that it has a Holley 4160 carb. I'm 100% certain that you have a classic ski boat that will serve you well...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-06-2016, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By Miss Rita
This pump from Skidim is $192

This pump from Skidim is $192
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-06-2016, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By Miss Rita
I replaced the old pump late Friday, it was easy,...

I replaced the old pump late Friday, it was easy, even working with a flashlight. ( Advice: remove the mounting bracket first, before trying to remove the pump)

Question: does my old pump have...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 06-02-2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 781
Posted By Miss Rita
If you had MCOCD you would buy some 3" RV sewer...

If you had MCOCD you would buy some 3" RV sewer drain hose in place of the cheap corrugated plastic dryer vent hose.
Forum: General / Other 05-31-2016, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By Miss Rita
a 1/16" drill bit twirled in your fingers will do...

a 1/16" drill bit twirled in your fingers will do wonders for a plugged pitot. While you're at it, disconnect the line from the speedometer head unit and the pitot and blow air through it.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-26-2016, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By Miss Rita
That is immensely helpful; thanks!

That is immensely helpful; thanks!
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