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Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 11-16-2017, 06:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By bturner2
Agree with the above. I had two friends that had...

Agree with the above. I had two friends that had water line covers made at skiboatcovers.com this spring. Both were Sunbrella, one was an over the tower cover for a 12 X2 and both were under that...
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 994
Posted By bturner2
Mines in a heated pole barn at a friend's house....

Mines in a heated pole barn at a friend's house. I fill with AF every year. Too much money at risk versus spending $30 for AF and an hour of time to fill the system. But to each his own.....
Forum: General Discussion 11-09-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,125
Posted By bturner2
Dang son that's really stiff. My dealer offered...

Dang son that's really stiff. My dealer offered to loan me a trailer for a week for free when I was looking to buy a used 97 ProStar 190 at auction. To be fair I had planed to buy a new trailer from...
Forum: Wanted to Buy 11-09-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By bturner2
Unless someone has severely modified your boat...

Unless someone has severely modified your boat you have DBW which in this case means the throttle is controlled digitally in comparison to having a mechanical throttle linkage. Want to check to be...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 11-08-2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By bturner2
I've used Fred's Custom Boats...

I've used Fred's Custom Boats (http://www.fredscustomboats.com/) on M59 in Waterford. They're not cheap but they do very good work and have matched everything I've ever taken to them.

That decal...
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,148
Posted By bturner2
This is one of those cases where you have to...

This is one of those cases where you have to determine if the "juice is worth the squeeze". I looked at doing this about 5 years ago when all the parts including the dash cheek plates were still...
Forum: What is this boat worth? 11-02-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 538
Posted By bturner2
Thanks! I've shopping for flip boats the last...

Thanks! I've shopping for flip boats the last couple years. Amazing how quickly you can estimate the value and cost to repair when you're the one that's going to have to pay for it.
Forum: What is this boat worth? 11-02-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 538
Posted By bturner2
$30K is a steal but as others have said you'll...

$30K is a steal but as others have said you'll need to look real close at the major systems of the boat to be sure everything is at least solid.

The positives I see are.....
Low hours (especially...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 11-01-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By bturner2
I'd agree with the above. With most all the boats...

I'd agree with the above. With most all the boats from MC the radio is mounted in the glove box, is the wrong DIN format or just would not benefit from the options offered by this system. If anything...
Forum: What is this boat worth? 10-30-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By bturner2
Yeah it was in final thrash mode when I took...

Yeah it was in final thrash mode when I took those pictures. All my ski buddies kept telling me to list it while I was freshening it up. Probably listed it a week too early. I had just finished up...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 10-30-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,463
Posted By bturner2
6 weeks NFL free, 7 weeks FB free. Just had it...

6 weeks NFL free, 7 weeks FB free. Just had it with all the political BS and negativity.
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,899
Posted By bturner2
Every time I see a wrap I expect this or worse,...

Every time I see a wrap I expect this or worse, typically worse. The crap repairs were probably done just to get a smooth surface for the wrap to go over. As others stated I'm in the "repair it...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 10-30-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,463
Posted By bturner2
The interesting part is the years that were used...

The interesting part is the years that were used for the indictment. Apparently they were looking at 2012 if you can believe what's being reported.
Forum: What is this boat worth? 10-30-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By bturner2
Here's a couple of the pictures after the refurb.

Here's a couple of the pictures after the refurb.
Forum: What is this boat worth? 10-30-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By bturner2
Depends on what condition boat you're looking for...

Depends on what condition boat you're looking for but based on the 98 you reference it would be reasonable to pick something up in the 95 - 98 range that needs some love. I picked up a 97 in the very...
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,176
Posted By bturner2
I've always done the manual method of pulling the...

I've always done the manual method of pulling the hoses/drain plugs and filling the block with a minimum of -50 marine antifreeze. Something about seeing all the water come out and seeing the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,209
Posted By bturner2
I'm in the "oil/filter are cheap" camp. The in...

I'm in the "oil/filter are cheap" camp. The in between would be leave the filter and dump the oil which I did this year on our jet ski. Due to our schedules and crappy weather pattern this summer we...
Forum: Electrical 10-28-2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By bturner2
Both prices could be good or bad depending on...

Both prices could be good or bad depending on parts used on the starter and the procedure/parts being used on the winterization. It's always cheaper to do it yourself (if you do it right) so...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 10-25-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By bturner2
You're going to need to post pictures of the...

You're going to need to post pictures of the parts you're looking for and be more specific about what part you need (i.e you need the entire dash or just the plates in the openings). There are a...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 10-25-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 14,878
Views: 3,165,179
Posted By bturner2
I remember seeing one just before they quit...

I remember seeing one just before they quit production of the Arab in like 82. Was blown away by the interior L lounger which we take for granted these days but was quite unique at the time. Quality...
Forum: General Discussion 10-24-2017, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,036
Posted By bturner2
Might be cheaper to just buy a ProStar 190 and...

Might be cheaper to just buy a ProStar 190 and keep the x46.

I had a flip boat this spring that I really missed after I sold it. Dang thing ran like a sewing machine and drove like a go cart. Will...
Forum: What is this boat worth? 10-24-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By bturner2
While I know I laid your boat out to the bone...

While I know I laid your boat out to the bone just a couple posts ago there is a positive side to the boat. If you've owned it for a while you obviously know if it has good bones or not (which by the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-24-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By bturner2
If they've never worked I would start at the...

If they've never worked I would start at the source and work my way forward from there. I'm not familiar with your boat but on many of the other models the rear pumps use a common through hull...
Forum: What is this boat worth? 10-24-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By bturner2
When I start looking for a boat I start...

When I start looking for a boat I start researching the models I'm interested in. I take a systematic approach typically starting with NADA pricing, then go to a couple sites like "only Inboards" and...
Forum: General Discussion 10-24-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 890
Posted By bturner2
If it's a torque issue going to a different prop...

If it's a torque issue going to a different prop may resolve the issue for you. I've had I/Os and even my 95 200 VRS had and issue with leaning. Going from a 3 blade prop to at 4 blade greatly help...
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