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Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 653
Posted By catamount
Unhappy Mercruiser 4.3 MPI in a 1982 Prostar???

:confused:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnduUu63BQo

Also, that swim platform.
Forum: For Sale: Boats 02-19-2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,732
Posted By catamount
OP, how much extra to drive it to Vermont? :)

OP, how much extra to drive it to Vermont? :)
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-27-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 976
Posted By catamount
That looks great. Is there really enough...

That looks great. Is there really enough clearance for the fitting and hose on the side of the filter closest to the engine? Also, where are you getting your filters for it? I couldn't figure out...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-25-2016, 08:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 976
Posted By catamount
waterlogged, there is no way that would have...

waterlogged, there is no way that would have worked on my '87. My fuel tank fills the entire cavity in the stern. The engine compartment is the only place.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-24-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 976
Posted By catamount
Thumbs up DIY: Upgrading from "old fram" fuel filter to new spin on style.

While winterizing my '87 PS 190, I noticed that the fuel line was manufactured in 1986. It seemed like the perfect time to run all new hoses. Then I got to thinking about the old fram water...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-17-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,970
Posted By catamount
Just to update this thread, I just called...

Just to update this thread, I just called Goodyear and they are now charging $19.08/ft for soft-wall (plus shipping).

So Ski-Dim is cheaper. Bummer, I was hoping for some inexpensive hose! I was 5...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 08-06-2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,566
Posted By catamount
This boat is about an hour and a half from me... ...

This boat is about an hour and a half from me... I would probably go get it if it wasn't for that tower. So sad :(
Forum: General Discussion 06-22-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 768
Views: 150,842
Posted By catamount
My '87. http://i.imgur.com/fGLz77d.jpg

My '87.

http://i.imgur.com/fGLz77d.jpg
Forum: Electrical 05-23-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By catamount
What makes you think you need to make any...

What makes you think you need to make any adjustments? Get out your timing light, check it at idle and at WOT (3500) and see where the timing falls.
Forum: Electrical 05-11-2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,176
Posted By catamount
Beautiful work!

Beautiful work!
Forum: Electrical 05-07-2016, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By catamount
Sounds as simple as a blown main circuit breaker...

Sounds as simple as a blown main circuit breaker to me. Look at the stern side of the engine for this fuse block, and below it is a circuit breaker that probably tripped. It's just a button, press...
Forum: Electrical 05-05-2016, 10:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 977
Posted By catamount
Sorry, THIS is the direct replacement. Not sure...

Sorry, THIS is the direct replacement. Not sure if this is the same as the one I posted before, but this is the one I bought and it's a direct...
Forum: Electrical 05-05-2016, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 977
Posted By catamount
They still sell this switch if you would like to...

They still sell this switch if you would like to replace the entire switch. I replaced one last year and it's a perfect match. I think it's this...
Forum: Electrical 04-22-2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,198
Posted By catamount
I do believe that once you fix the spark plug...

I do believe that once you fix the spark plug order, your boat will fire to life!

You're currently set as 4-8-1-5-6-2-7-3 but as you noted the correct order is 1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8.

Switch up the wires...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-22-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By catamount
That's what I do, too.

That's what I do, too.
Forum: Electrical 04-22-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,198
Posted By catamount
I'm not Peter, but I can tell you how I found...

I'm not Peter, but I can tell you how I found TDC. I used a piston stop in #1 cylinder. Turned the crankshaft CW until contact was made. Marked the balancer. Turned the crankshaft CCW until...
Forum: Electrical 04-15-2016, 09:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,198
Posted By catamount
I was facing you same dilmena, and bought one of...

I was facing you same dilmena, and bought one of the NOS distributors from eBay. After having some problems with the advance (I was only getting like 6 degrees of advance) I brought it to a speed...
Forum: Electrical 04-14-2016, 09:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,198
Posted By catamount
Yes, consider replacing your battery cables. You...

Yes, consider replacing your battery cables. You can get the raw materials pretty cheap online, if you can learn to crimp (easy). I was having similar problems until I replaced all of the heavy...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 04-14-2016, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 731
Posted By catamount
I put a 3" round head unit to the left of the...

I put a 3" round head unit to the left of the mirror, and covered the old spot with a customer "mastercraft" plate I made out of aluminum. AM/FM/AUX/USB. Jensen MS30, it was under $100. An amp is...
Forum: Storage / Winterization 04-13-2016, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,864
Posted By catamount
Neither... many of us use 2x6 on the horizontal!...

Neither... many of us use 2x6 on the horizontal! :D

Check it out, this is a very popular bunk system sold by Boat Lift and Dock. This setup holds my '98 PS 190 perfectly (rated for up to 4500...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-05-2016, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By catamount
If it makes you feel any better, this also...

If it makes you feel any better, this also happens to me all of the time (once a year) on my '87 351W.
Forum: For Sale: Boats 03-31-2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14,642
Views: 2,803,035
Posted By catamount
Found this guy in Upstate New York. Price seems...

Found this guy in Upstate New York. Price seems high to me, but what's notable is the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2016, 09:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,535
Posted By catamount
I replaced my winch cable on an identical lift a...

I replaced my winch cable on an identical lift a couple of summers ago. Here is the walk-through: http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=61420&highlight=shorestation

For bunks, I used...
Forum: General / Other 10-16-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,881
Posted By catamount
Those are 2x6s, not 2x4s. Big difference. I'm...

Those are 2x6s, not 2x4s. Big difference.



I'm sure both systems work fine, but I like the idea that my 6-inch wide bunks follow the contour of my hull rather than having 1-3/4" inflexible lumber...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 10-15-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,189
Posted By catamount
Please keep this thread updated! I have the same...

Please keep this thread updated! I have the same boat (in slightly better condition) and I'd love to see you get this thing back to life.
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