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Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 07-06-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 583
Posted By Bellinghamster
I re-stringered mine on my trailer....

I re-stringered mine on my trailer. http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=23492&highlight=stringers
Just make sure it's sitting straight and the trailer isn't twisted, as the hull gets...
Forum: General / Other 06-11-2012, 12:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,365
Posted By Bellinghamster
Why is everyone cutting off their pylons? It...

Why is everyone cutting off their pylons? It sure seems easier/cheaper to fabricate a new steel mount and cross member than a polished aluminum post, plus the glassed in bottom mount is a poor...
Forum: General / Other 09-11-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,648
Posted By Bellinghamster
Mine looked about like AmericanskierJim's. I,...

Mine looked about like AmericanskierJim's. I, too removed the upper and lower mounts (lower mount was glassed to the hull, but since I was replacing stringers it wasn't a big deal to grind that out,...
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2010, 11:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,336
Posted By Bellinghamster
I'm going tomorrow before work, expecting 41F air...

I'm going tomorrow before work, expecting 41F air and probably foggy, but should be unmolested glass! I'm reasonably sure it's the last time I'll be able to talk my friends into going this season...
Forum: Appearance 09-20-2010, 08:27 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 28,170
Posted By Bellinghamster
I ground smooth and gelcoated everything under...

I ground smooth and gelcoated everything under the floor (hull and stringers). The floor plywood panels were all fiberglassed (1.5oz chopped strand mat and vinylester resin) on the bottom and edges...
Forum: Appearance 09-08-2010, 12:16 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 28,170
Posted By Bellinghamster
Rather than glassing a new pylon base back in,...

Rather than glassing a new pylon base back in, the alignment of mine allowed me to make a bottom "cup" welded to a plate that is fastened down to the front skeg bolt set. It's much more secure than...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 09-02-2010, 11:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,711
Posted By Bellinghamster
Habaneros are my thing.:firejump: Here's a...

Habaneros are my thing.:firejump: Here's a picture of today's harvest (about 2-1/2 to 3 pounds). I picked 2-1/2 pounds on Monday. If anyone has ever eaten a habanero, they'll know that 5 pounds is...
Forum: Appearance 08-26-2010, 12:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By Bellinghamster
I'd found a couple places that sell them. The...

I'd found a couple places that sell them. The closest to the original (gold USA instead of white, square periods instead of round) are at: http://www.shopwhitelake.com/decalusaflag.html for $12.50...
Forum: Appearance 08-26-2010, 12:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,932
Posted By Bellinghamster
Before and after clearcoat on the metalflake......

Before and after clearcoat on the metalflake... there was really no other option as the oxidation was so bad. Buffing out would making it almost shiny, but only last for a few months. Now going on...
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2010, 12:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,522
Posted By Bellinghamster
I did it. You can read about it at...

I did it. You can read about it at http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=23492
It's a messy job grinding out the old stuff, but I feel it's better than new now, and should last my...
Forum: Appearance 08-25-2010, 12:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By Bellinghamster
Yup, it's supposed to be there. You should be...

Yup, it's supposed to be there. You should be able to pick up vinyl pinstriping on a roll from any auto body supply shop. I've got about 1/2 to 3/4" of space between the vinyl stripes and the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2010, 01:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,464
Posted By Bellinghamster
I had chronic hot start/poor running after...

I had chronic hot start/poor running after re-starting due to the fuel in the carb bowls boiling, causing the floats to sink and subsequently the bowls to overfill, dumping lots of fuel into the...
Forum: General / Other 08-22-2010, 01:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,144
Posted By Bellinghamster
Any marine supply store (Fisheries Supply, West...

Any marine supply store (Fisheries Supply, West Marine, etc.) will have them on the shelf.

Your pump is most likely a Sherwood G21 and uses a 09559K impeller kit (impeller + gasket).
Forum: Wakeboarding & Wakeskating 07-22-2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,118
Posted By Bellinghamster
50ft Bayliner doing 12 knots, hands down. I had...

50ft Bayliner doing 12 knots, hands down. I had a great time surfing my 26ft Tollycraft (!) behind it (on the 3rd wave back) until I dug in the bow and thought I might roll it. Up till then I was...
Forum: General / Other 07-11-2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 599
Posted By Bellinghamster
1/2" and you can do it with 2 sheets if you lay...

1/2" and you can do it with 2 sheets if you lay it out very carefully. Be sure to seal the underside with glass/resin or saturate with epoxy or at least a couple coats of good paint, before...
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2010, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By Bellinghamster
A boom would be great. I used my arm for a...

A boom would be great. I used my arm for a boom when teaching my kids to ski, but wouldn't recommend it for skiers over 50lbs!

For behind-the-boat pulls: Keep their arms straight! Beginners...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2010, 01:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,144
Posted By Bellinghamster
I've heard stories of powerboats getting their...

I've heard stories of powerboats getting their mooring lines caught up in the prop and winching the strut right out of the bottom of the boat, causing a quick sink. Doh!
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2010, 12:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,325
Posted By Bellinghamster
Yup, that's mine! I'm very willing to offer any...

Yup, that's mine! I'm very willing to offer any advice if it'll help save a classic. I recall getting a quote from a local glass shop to replace stringers and floor for around $2500, but don't like...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-13-2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 935
Posted By Bellinghamster
Were you in reverse when it happened? I'm betting...

Were you in reverse when it happened?
I'm betting the shaft slid out of the coupling (behind the transmission) because the setscrews came loose. Good think the prop hit the rudder, otherwise the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-12-2010, 11:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,199
Posted By Bellinghamster
It's really important that the shift cable be...

It's really important that the shift cable be adjusted so that the tranny shift lever is fully in the detents in each fwd, reverse and neutral (I THINK I remember there being a detent for...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-05-2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,199
Posted By Bellinghamster
well, on the plus side - at least your flywheel...

well, on the plus side - at least your flywheel and damper plate are rust-protected!
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-05-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 763
Posted By Bellinghamster
Open or closed to match the manifold, but also go...

Open or closed to match the manifold, but also go with a thick one. I had all kinds of trouble with fuel boiling in the float bowls, causing the floats to sink and flood the engine after run/...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-03-2010, 12:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,009
Posted By Bellinghamster
Just about any machine shop should be able to...

Just about any machine shop should be able to straighten it. Probably a lot cheaper than buying a new one. It depends somewhat on what caused to to be bent. Hitting something solid with the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2010, 10:50 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,996
Posted By Bellinghamster
My pylon and supports looked pretty much the...

My pylon and supports looked pretty much the same. I had to slit the corroded steel with a cutoff wheel on a grinder, then pry it open with a large screwdriver to get it off the pylon. I ground...
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2010, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 787
Posted By Bellinghamster
50 x 36 ft enclosed pole barn... works great,...

50 x 36 ft enclosed pole barn... works great, but still trying to figure out how to protect the boat cover from all the dust generated in the workshop half! ;)
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