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Forum: For Sale: Boats 10-06-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11,308
Views: 1,394,092
Posted By cal69
x2 on likely scam. Boat in Cal but reg numbers do...

x2 on likely scam. Boat in Cal but reg numbers do not begin with CF. That usually seems to scream scam.
Forum: General / Other 10-06-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 638
Posted By cal69
For the rudder port, all you need to do is take...

For the rudder port, all you need to do is take the back seat out and remove the carpeted panel from behind the seat. You can access the rudder port zerk fitting without removing the floor.
For the...
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 09-09-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By cal69
Sorry, forgot to say I currently have a 3-blade...

Sorry, forgot to say I currently have a 3-blade and the one available use is a 3-blade also, just .5 diff in blade size.
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 09-09-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By cal69
Calling the prop experts

My boat:

1992 ProStar 205 w/351 HO 285hp. 1:1 trans. All stock except for 4160 Holley and Pertronix Ignitor II conversion and coil.

We primarily ski at 34mph @ 22 off, sometimes 28 off. Other use...
Forum: Upholstery 08-19-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By cal69
Hey Pete! You caught me not working this morning....

Hey Pete! You caught me not working this morning. Here you go. I bought these when I did work on my old S&S.

-Chris

http://www.pro-dec.com/
Forum: MasterCraft In Your Area 07-29-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 19,345
Posted By cal69
Yeah, big lake. I can remember being there once...

Yeah, big lake. I can remember being there once in '77 as a kid and it was real low but still lots and lots of water. I think it is at 35% or so so.
Rented from Holiday Harbor 2 years ago. Was a...
Forum: MasterCraft In Your Area 07-29-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 19,345
Posted By cal69
Knox & Brooks, thanks for all the Shasta Lake...

Knox & Brooks, thanks for all the Shasta Lake posts and especially the pics.
Renting a Queen I from Silverthorn next Sat for a week. Was concerned about the low lake level and the hazards from the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By cal69
I did the same on mine not too long ago. Just...

I did the same on mine not too long ago. Just figured out where the hole needed to be by putting the bimini up and using a straight edge from the bottom half of the pylon. Cut a slit in the top,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 587
Posted By cal69
On my '92 205 I have 6 total. Two way up in front...

On my '92 205 I have 6 total. Two way up in front under seats (forward of DoubleD's) that were cut by prior owner, and the other four in the side combing pads, 2 in back & 2 just past driver and...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-15-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,986
Posted By cal69
Lots of good advice, but I think Peter is on the...

Lots of good advice, but I think Peter is on the mark. Make sure you are getting a steady stream of fuel out of the primary squirters in the carb then work backwards from there.
I chased down a bunch...
Forum: General / Other 06-03-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 673
Posted By cal69
^^^^^^ This! Preventative maintenance goes a...

^^^^^^
This!

Preventative maintenance goes a long way. I run my boat in salt and a full bath and engine flush at the ramp is done EVERY time. I just started using Salt Away, so no long term...
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By cal69
I have years of experience with salt water use,...

I have years of experience with salt water use, both mine and my friends competition ski boats.
The suggestions above are all good ones. Sure, the salt will take a quicker toll on the boat (and...
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 04-16-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 860
Posted By cal69
I had the #381 on my old '85 Powerslot. It was a...

I had the #381 on my old '85 Powerslot. It was a great prop but did produce a bit of prop wash that was rough when skiing at 22 off. When I got the boat someone had put a 13x13 on it! I swapped for a...
Forum: For Sale: Watersports Equipment 04-15-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,392
Posted By cal69
I'm in the market for a 67" Radar Senate or...

I'm in the market for a 67" Radar Senate or Strada. Both with bindings. What do you have?
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By cal69
I'll second Sailmakers Supply. I bought the water...

I'll second Sailmakers Supply. I bought the water shedding Sunbrella material to make a bow cover last year. They sell snaps and tons of stuff as well. Great service and very helpful.
Forum: General Discussion 03-04-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,698
Posted By cal69
Yep. It is gel coat pinstripe, NOT tape. No thin...

Yep. It is gel coat pinstripe, NOT tape. No thin body color stripe between the main stripe and the pinstripe like the usual S&S boats. I saw another one just like it here on the board but have never...
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,698
Posted By cal69
I'll add that there were some 3-color options in...

I'll add that there were some 3-color options in 1985 (not sure on other years). Here is a shot of my old '85 with a different pinstripe type. I know this is not a one off as another member on this...
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,217
Posted By cal69
Unless you specifically want a wetsuit, I'd...

Unless you specifically want a wetsuit, I'd suggest looking into a drysuit. Much easier to put on and take off, you can wear whatever you want underneath, and you can leave it on between sets while...
Forum: Trailers 01-27-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,102
Posted By cal69
I've had both tandem and single-axle. I'd vote...

I've had both tandem and single-axle. I'd vote for the tandem. Tracks straighter and if you are going camping you can load the boat up without worrying about overloading it (always following the...
Forum: Appearance 01-15-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,263
Posted By cal69
I did the same on my '92. Bought a cheap bracket...

I did the same on my '92. Bought a cheap bracket and mounted the hour meter up under the dash where I can lean under and take a look when I want.

I bought the same depth finder last year. Has worked...
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,599
Posted By cal69
My buddies and I found a cheap used original air...

My buddies and I found a cheap used original air chair mid-summer ($200 in excellent shape). I can't recall ever laughing so hard as we watched each other figure out how to master that thing. After...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-17-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,347
Posted By cal69
I had this same situation happen once on my old...

I had this same situation happen once on my old boat. I freaked out thinking I hit something. Turns out the prop retaining nut needed a quarter turn. All was good after that.
Forum: General / Other 09-06-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,143
Posted By cal69
This location was my only option. I already have...

This location was my only option. I already have two batteries, a subwoofer, amps, perko switch & isolator behind the observers seat. I considered hanging the heater under the dash and looked for...
Forum: Trailers 08-29-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 908
Posted By cal69
I'd say just keep it. My boat sees a lot of...

I'd say just keep it. My boat sees a lot of saltwater use and at some point trailers just become expendable. Most of my friends put their boats and trailers into the saltwater and we do our best to...
Forum: General / Other 08-27-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5,177
Views: 444,514
Posted By cal69
Installed 2-outlet heater & fixed LED lights.

Installed 2-outlet heater & fixed LED lights.
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