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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-27-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,012
Posted By EricB
Glad the boat is working. But how does it ski?

Glad the boat is working. But how does it ski?
Forum: General / Other 06-24-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By EricB
Yes, you are correct on all of your questions. ...

Yes, you are correct on all of your questions. All glass hull construction did not occur until mid 1983.
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 855
Posted By EricB
Kool boat. We're all excited for you too. Now...

Kool boat. We're all excited for you too. Now you have to post reviews!
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-16-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 972
Posted By EricB
That's exactly right. The numbers may be overall...

That's exactly right. The numbers may be overall off slightly (due to temperature), but it will give you a sense of consistency between all the cylinders. You would just be looking for the...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 06-16-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,172
Posted By EricB
Great lookin boat! You'll have to let us know if...

Great lookin boat! You'll have to let us know if it meets your expectations once you get it. Let us know how it skis compared to the inboards.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-15-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 972
Posted By EricB
Just another thought; if you are going to replace...

Just another thought; if you are going to replace plugs then do a compression test before you install the new plugs. It will either give you peace of mind or a knot in the stomach.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-14-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,559
Posted By EricB
Fuel pressure is just fine. You should have 4 to...

Fuel pressure is just fine. You should have 4 to 6 psi generally on a mechanical pump/carb boat. Has this issue been a problem all along? Is this a new issue? How long have you had the boat? Are...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 06-11-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 12,716
Views: 1,698,867
Posted By EricB
That's a 1976 (or older) hull. Nice job on the...

That's a 1976 (or older) hull. Nice job on the updates though.
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,410
Posted By EricB
I second your thoughts...miss his quips and that...

I second your thoughts...miss his quips and that boat!
Forum: For Sale: Boats 06-06-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12,716
Views: 1,698,867
Posted By EricB
No, not true. Somebody is pulling your chain or...

No, not true. Somebody is pulling your chain or has had their chain pulled!
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 06-03-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,102
Posted By EricB
All good tips, especially the ones about the...

All good tips, especially the ones about the eyes...look where you are going and you will go there.

One other tip would be to practice on a boom. If you have never done it before, training on the...
Forum: Electrical 05-27-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By EricB
Add stars to the side and make it look like a 98...

Add stars to the side and make it look like a 98 S&S! Stars are easy to remove later on also.
Forum: Electrical 05-27-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By EricB
Also forgot to say nice boat! I'm tempted to...

Also forgot to say nice boat! I'm tempted to pull the flag decals off mine and add stars, but wife like it the way it is.
Forum: Electrical 05-27-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By EricB
Leave the wire alone. Not an exciter wire. I'm...

Leave the wire alone. Not an exciter wire. I'm not sure what it does either and I have the same on my boat. If the alternator is charging, then all is hooked up correctly.

I would assume it is...
Forum: General Discussion 05-26-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,638
Posted By EricB
Very cool. Would look kinda funky on our ski...

Very cool. Would look kinda funky on our ski boats though!
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By EricB
its not really rudder offset, it's prop/shaft...

its not really rudder offset, it's prop/shaft offset. Just makes the rudder look off center because the prop/shaft are slightly shifted to one side or the other (RH or LH rotation). The rotational...
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,698
Posted By EricB
Aftermarket Valve covers and the carb may not be...

Aftermarket Valve covers and the carb may not be marine application. Upholstery is not original either.
Forum: For Sale: Boats 05-15-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,078
Posted By EricB
That there is a "one of a kind". There were no...

That there is a "one of a kind". There were no S&S's from 1986 to 1992. No fuel injection until 92/93, and then it was Indmar. That is closer to PCM.
If it's a factory proto, nobody's fessed up to...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 05-14-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,781
Posted By EricB
Eric; Good luck with sale. Maybe we can ski...

Eric;
Good luck with sale. Maybe we can ski together before you leave. I'm actually on Balsam!

EricB
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 05-14-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 809
Posted By EricB
The prop I have is a 4 blade. I got it second...

The prop I have is a 4 blade. I got it second hand and it is smooth and top end is still over 48 mph (speedos and GPS verified). So with 350 hp in a 98, it has WAY more power out of the hole and...
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 05-14-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 809
Posted By EricB
I chose a 14x20 4 blade for my boat (same set-up...

I chose a 14x20 4 blade for my boat (same set-up as you). Dropped RPMs at 36 mph by about 200 rpm.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-06-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By EricB
I would test your Raw Water Pump first. It's...

I would test your Raw Water Pump first. It's easy to do compared to ripping everything apart and not knowing what may have failed.
2 ways to test: at a lake or with a filled bucket.

Disconnect the...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 05-05-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,092
Posted By EricB
You sure that the boat is an 84? Looks like...

You sure that the boat is an 84? Looks like metalflake gel to me, all the 84's I've seen are solid color ( no flake).
At any rate, it's going to br tough getting a consistent color out of that...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-01-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,023
Posted By EricB
You could also do a cylinder leakage test (fill...

You could also do a cylinder leakage test (fill the individual cylinders w/compressed air).
Remove the spark plugs
Remove thermostat and fill block with water the best you can.
Loosen the valve...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 05-01-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By EricB
I had a new platform made for me by The Platform...

I had a new platform made for me by The Platform Guy. I did it for the same reasons as f925 did. It was made out of the Jatoba wood. All I can tell you is that it turned out beautiful, but it is...
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