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Forum: For Sale: Boats 02-02-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,841
Posted By cwright
It is not a Powerslot

It is not a Powerslot
Forum: For Sale: Boats 02-02-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,841
Posted By cwright
1988 Prostar - 345 hours - Portland, OR

I'm moving from the "what is my boat worth" forum to the classifieds. Am running an ad in Craigslist Portland, OR asking $9,250 for my cherished Prostar with only 345 hours. Always garaged, well...
Forum: What is this boat worth? 01-29-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,435
Posted By cwright
Non-Powerslot (unfortunately). I was hoping the...

Non-Powerslot (unfortunately). I was hoping the low hours would bring a premium, maybe not so much. Most boats this vintage are either approaching, or are over the 1000 hour mark.
Forum: What is this boat worth? 01-28-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,435
Posted By cwright
1988 Prostar Portland, OR

This always garaged Prostar has only 330 hrs. Only added 2 hours in the last two years, so am going to let it go. Based on low hours and general good condition, I am thinking $10K might be the high...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-16-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,909
Posted By cwright
I had a similar issue, and following the advice...

I had a similar issue, and following the advice given above (replace sending unit) solved the problem. Oil pressure is always lower at idle obviously, but a new sending unit recorded less of a drop...
Forum: Electrical 04-12-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,043
Posted By cwright
I had all kinds of electrical issues stemming...

I had all kinds of electrical issues stemming from poor grounding. I always theorized that the daisy chain approach to grounding the gages behind the dash was the culprit. That, or simply having...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 11-24-2010, 12:20 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 33,735
Posted By cwright
I've been thinking of going with "My...

I've been thinking of going with "My Harley"
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-30-2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,134
Posted By cwright
454 vs 350/351 in a tourney boat

A frien of mine is seeking my advice on a Malibu Echelon, circa 1994, 19' closed bow with a 454 EFI (~400 hours). Sweet looking boat but I'm not sure about the 454. Since all of the tourney market...
Forum: General / Other 06-02-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,907
Posted By cwright
I took mine out of the aluminum bread box and...

I took mine out of the aluminum bread box and took the core to a radiator shop. They had a comparable, and away I went. Can't remember the numbers now, and they may not match anyway, so my advise...
Forum: General / Other 08-21-2009, 03:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,359
Posted By cwright
I replaced mine with aluminum. I used a recycled...

I replaced mine with aluminum. I used a recycled traffic sign for raw material (~ 1/8" thick). Sandblasted the aluminum,painted it flat black, adn have never had a a problem. I used a label maker...
Forum: Electrical 07-14-2009, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,941
Posted By cwright
My 88PS190 with same engine has a two bolt...

My 88PS190 with same engine has a two bolt starter.
Forum: Trailers 08-15-2008, 08:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,026
Posted By cwright
I had a similar issue and resolved it the same...

I had a similar issue and resolved it the same way. I always carry two jacking devices now, and some wood blocks to compensate for road variances.

With a single axle trailer, you really need to be...
Forum: Electrical 07-28-2008, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,281
Posted By cwright
Turns out the excessive draw had nothing to do...

Turns out the excessive draw had nothing to do with the heater fan motor. Multiple devices shared a ground, and I isolated them to a buss and ran a redundant 12 guage wire from buss to battery neg...
Forum: Electrical 07-22-2008, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,281
Posted By cwright
Thanks to you both for the reply. no amp on...

Thanks to you both for the reply. no amp on stereo and I lose sound and display. I know they all share a common ground, so I'll start by isolating the grounds. i will do more probing with the...
Forum: Electrical 07-21-2008, 12:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,281
Posted By cwright
amp draw for heater motor

Does anybody know the amp rating of the heater craft 2 tube heater box. I am seeing so much current draw when I flip my toggle, that it is shutting off my stereo like it does when I start the boat. ...
Forum: Electrical 07-21-2008, 12:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 510
Posted By cwright
volt meter replacement?

Has any one replaced their volt meter in a late 80's early 90's prostar, and resolved the low voltage reading that so many complain about? I have 12.6v at bettery, 13.7v coming out of my alternator,...
Forum: Trailers 07-15-2008, 04:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,261
Posted By cwright
Just saw your post. I have same driveway issue...

Just saw your post. I have same driveway issue but realized my prop and rudder would clear, just not my guard, so purposes of getting my trailer into my garage, I modified my guard so I could remove...
Forum: General / Other 06-26-2008, 12:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,339
Posted By cwright
That is what I did. Also, I'm not sure what...

That is what I did. Also, I'm not sure what vintage you're working with here, but I removed my heater box (1988 PS190), drilled out the rivets, removed the core and took it to a radiator shop to...
Forum: Find A Pull / Give a Pull 02-14-2008, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,118
Posted By cwright
NJSkier and others, thanks for taking the time to...

NJSkier and others, thanks for taking the time to reply. NJSkier, I may shoot you a PM the week before the trip just to check in with you and see if you've had the MC out. An X-Star huh? Well I'm...
Forum: Find A Pull / Give a Pull 02-12-2008, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,118
Posted By cwright
Philly/S. Jersey

I will be visiting the Philly/S. Jersey area the week of April 6-12. My schedule from Wednesday to Friday (April 9, 10, 11) is wide open, and I was wondering if anyone in that area would have their...
Forum: Electrical 12-31-2007, 02:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,493
Posted By cwright
I have chased electrical gremlins since buying a...

I have chased electrical gremlins since buying a 88PS190 two years ago. I have convinced myself it is all related to the daisy chain approach to grounding the gauges. Pull your dash and you will...
Forum: General / Other 10-17-2007, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 901
Posted By cwright
oops, double post

oops, double post
Forum: General / Other 10-17-2007, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 901
Posted By cwright
I had to replace the original out of my 88PS190. ...

I had to replace the original out of my 88PS190. I can't remeber the brand name now, but I ended up replacing it with a Rule 800. I did jumper mine direct to the battery before replacing to make...
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 08-24-2007, 09:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 726
Posted By cwright
Spare Prop?

I bought a perfect condition spare prop off of Craigslist in my home town, a twin to what is on my 88 PS190 (13X13 Nibral) for $50 bucks. While picking it up the seeler introduced me to two other...
Forum: General / Other 08-03-2007, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 596
Posted By cwright
access to heater core - 2004 X2

I have a friend with a 2004 X2 and he has developed a heater core leak. When he looks under the front seat in the bow, the is a fiberglass box built around the sub woofer, that appears to make...
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