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Forum: For Sale: Parts & Accessories 07-21-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By StrmChzr
Anybody else have a spare Z5 that would fit on 05...

Anybody else have a spare Z5 that would fit on 05 XStar to sell?
Forum: Upholstery 07-21-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 464
Posted By StrmChzr
Crack is whack

My 05 XStar's vinyl has been straight cracked out since I bought from OO in 2012.

Surprisingly, vinyl has held up better than expected with copious amounts of 303 during the summer months. My...
Forum: Electrical 07-21-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By StrmChzr
Bruce - Appreciate the heads up on the 140...

Bruce - Appreciate the heads up on the 140 alternator. If I was going to upgrade electrical system, I'd seriously consider it.


Supturb89 and cloaked - Thanks for pointing me to DB Electric! I...
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 07-21-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By StrmChzr
PO added keel guard (I guess - I didn't). After a...

PO added keel guard (I guess - I didn't). After a day on the lake, here's always been a wet spot under front port seat near bow coming from midline of boat (keel). I assume keel guard is "hiding"...
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 07-21-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By StrmChzr
Keel guard repair

Towed my XStar home this weekend so i could perform few mid-season maintenance tasks. I noticed my keel guard has separated from keel near the trailer bunk so need to add repair keel guard to...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-17-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5,123
Views: 941,097
Posted By StrmChzr
My battle scarred war wagon, a 2007 Toyota...

My battle scarred war wagon, a 2007 Toyota 4Runner. Tacked 200K hard ones on her and zero mechanical problemos - ever. Was able to buy my XStar after paying off that 4Runner early a few years back....
Forum: Upholstery 07-14-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,164
Posted By StrmChzr
After reading this thread, I sent Gary at G & J...

After reading this thread, I sent Gary at G & J an email regarding repairing my '05 XStar's upholstery and boat cover. I'm interested in having board "pouches" added to top of my Bimini as well. I'll...
Forum: Electrical 07-11-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By StrmChzr
Dkuntz - any update on where you purchased...

Dkuntz - any update on where you purchased alternator for '05 X-Star?

I've got the same year X-Star and need to replace my alternator w/ bad bearing..
Forum: Trailers 06-17-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 839
Posted By StrmChzr
Does the fact my trailer is galvanized affect how...

Does the fact my trailer is galvanized affect how I ground the electrical system?
Forum: Trailers 06-16-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 839
Posted By StrmChzr
Gracias! This is best wiring Croft Trailer in...

Gracias!

This is best wiring Croft Trailer in KC had available.

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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-16-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By StrmChzr
8.1L alternator replacement

Bearing in alternator has been squealing since last spring and i need to replace before alternator seizes and I'm SOL. I have 05 XStar with 8.1L Indmar. PO added 6 speakers to tower and I'm planning...
Forum: Trailers 06-16-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 839
Posted By StrmChzr
Wiring trailer

I've needed to rewire my trailer lights for past year. Purchased heavy duty trailer wire from local trailer company end of last summer when a buddy offered to install. He moved away this spring, so...
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 795
Posted By StrmChzr
FYI - sent Great Lakes email regarding bimini...

FYI - sent Great Lakes email regarding bimini boot for my 2005 over weekend and received prompt reply at 8:30 Monday morning. Unfortunately, they don't have "because we did not pattern the original...
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 795
Posted By StrmChzr
X2...

X2

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Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,189
Posted By StrmChzr
Assumed you had but figured I'd add my $.02...

Assumed you had but figured I'd add my $.02 anyways. Could be the difference between flake and non-flake or the fact graphics were on my white gelcoat - I don't know. Best of luck.
Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,189
Posted By StrmChzr
I had same "graphic" shadow on my 05 XStar when I...

I had same "graphic" shadow on my 05 XStar when I bought it. Wore my elbow out using Meguiars heavy Ox, then mild Ox, polish, and finally wax the first couple weekends I owned boat, but shadow is...
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,467
Posted By StrmChzr
I'd do it! Oh wait, I already did....... Love...

I'd do it! Oh wait, I already did....... Love my '05 X-Star more than life itself..

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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-29-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 884
Posted By StrmChzr
I have 8.1L so should cross check with...

I have 8.1L so should cross check with Indmar....


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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-29-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 884
Posted By StrmChzr
To troubleshoot fuel pump, I learned this: 1.)...

To troubleshoot fuel pump, I learned this:

1.) Fuel pump is easily accessed by lifting the middle rear couch cushion and removing the black plastic container. Fuel pump is circular and sits on top...
Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 158
Posted By StrmChzr
8.1L Engine noise(s)

At the beginning of last boating season, I replaced the serpentine belt after hearing it "whining".

Can you hear...
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,149
Posted By StrmChzr
You did right by the #1100. Don't get totally...

You did right by the #1100. Don't get totally full or can't close hatch. #375 will help your cause and so will bodies in the back corner. It'll surf fine.

Dig the new upholstery! Looks great.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-04-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By StrmChzr
Sorry thought this attached....

Sorry thought this attached.

http://i521.photobucket.com/albums/w333/strmchzr/a1905c31c1da00fd1e94cdf806dd3cd7.jpg

I have always used 10 quarts of Rotella and could only find Valvoline VR1 for my...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-03-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By StrmChzr
Sae 40

These the same?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-22-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,389
Posted By StrmChzr
I'm pretty positive that's where the oil leak...

I'm pretty positive that's where the oil leak originated.... You can see the "oil slick" beneath the valve where oil was dripping into bilge...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-21-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,389
Posted By StrmChzr
It's almost time to end my 05 XStar's winter...

It's almost time to end my 05 XStar's winter hibernation in underground storage cave so I need to refocus on fixing the oil leak. One day after winterizing boat last fall, I noticed oil dripping...
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