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Forum: Trailers 02-05-2007, 07:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,581
I have a removable tongue - it works pretty...

I have a removable tongue - it works pretty slick. The tongue on my trailer was 4" (OD) square. I cut it off right below the bow, and then got a piece of smaller square tubing (I can't remember...
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2007, 12:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,116
Don't forget carbs - Carbs are very different on...

Don't forget carbs - Carbs are very different on marine apps, and are probably the most common item that is changed to street carbs. This is very dangerous and also will cause your engine to run way...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-24-2006, 07:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,281
One thing that I've been wanting to do is switch...

One thing that I've been wanting to do is switch my 84 SNS over to TBI. It needs a new carb anyway, which runs around $500+. A Holley marine TBI system is only $900+.

Has anyone done this? How...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 10-15-2006, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 432
He is a nice guy. For me, it's awesome to see an...

He is a nice guy. For me, it's awesome to see an American that is competitive in this sport - we could use a better representation in quite a few motorsport segments. F1 and A1 to name a few. ...
Forum: Appearance 10-12-2006, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,043
I talked to one gelcoat repair guy, and he told...

I talked to one gelcoat repair guy, and he told me that repairing the gel isn't too hard, but that doing any kind of graphic scheme is incredibly difficult, because they do it in the mold the first...
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2006, 04:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,242
There may be minor differences, but I agree - any...

There may be minor differences, but I agree - any boat in that range has the best overall wake ever.

I think the problem is that as time went on they had to make boats more comfortable in all...
Forum: Appearance 10-12-2006, 03:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,043
Osmosis Blistering - Gelcoat Repair - Costs?

Thanks to EastTXSkier for his help on the threads referencing the gelcoat osmosis blistering. So now that I know what's wrong, I need some help determining how much I should pay...

The extent of...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-09-2006, 05:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 759
I think you might be able to track down used...

I think you might be able to track down used ones, or maybe some that are just rebuildable. Drop another post titled, "USED GT40 Heads?" and see if someone responds. It might be worth asking...
Forum: Upholstery 10-01-2006, 11:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,486
When I bought my boat this summer, the owner gave...

When I bought my boat this summer, the owner gave me the receipt for the new upholstry he had installed last Spring. $1600 for skins, padding, replacing rotten wood, and new carpet. This was all...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-01-2006, 11:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,461
Your best bet will always be to follow MC's...

Your best bet will always be to follow MC's service guidelines, use good quality oil - synthetic or otherwise, and use the extra cash on something useful, like taking your wife to dinner and asking...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-25-2006, 08:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,874
Just a quick FYI - Buy the NAPA GOLD filter that...

Just a quick FYI - Buy the NAPA GOLD filter that cross-references the part number you want. It IS actually a WIX filter, branded NAPA and sold for quite a bit cheaper than the WIX. Stay away from...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-25-2006, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
NAPA AUTO PARTS has marine, double diaphram pumps...

NAPA AUTO PARTS has marine, double diaphram pumps for almost all common boats, including all Mastercrafts that use mechanical pumps. One little bonus - they're usually about half the price of your...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-25-2006, 07:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 866
Awesome!. Congrats - sounds like you did the...

Awesome!. Congrats - sounds like you did the right thing all around - happy skiing...

TIM
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2006, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Mastercraft is AWESOME about taking care of...

Mastercraft is AWESOME about taking care of customers with these kinds of issues. As long as it's not osmosis blistering, or caused by obvious damange, they'll do right by you.

There are lots of...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 09-25-2006, 06:18 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,045
There will still be another warm stretch - just...

There will still be another warm stretch - just keep the boat from freezing, and be patient. I was skiing in Northern UT last year in October...

T
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2006, 03:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
I've had the same complaint on mine. I went to...

I've had the same complaint on mine. I went to the local manufacturer that build trailers for the dealer here and asked. They have all the specs for all years of MC boats. I told them I'd like a...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-22-2006, 03:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Greg, Hey, I was curious about this, so I did a...

Greg,

Hey, I was curious about this, so I did a quick search. The 80552 is actually a Holley 4175. The good news is that this IS, in fact, a marine carb. The bad news is that this carb is...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-22-2006, 12:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,506
Good one, East TX Skier. You seem like a cool...

Good one, East TX Skier. You seem like a cool guy. If you're ever in UT, drop me a line, I'd love to hang out with you on the lake sometime. Of course, March - October are preferrable...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-22-2006, 12:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,506
Good one, East TX Skier. You seem like a cool...

Good one, East TX Skier. You seem like a cool guy. If you're ever in UT, drop me a line, I'd love to hang out with you on the lake sometime. Of course, March - October are preferrable...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-21-2006, 11:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,461
Hey - just a correction...Marine engines run at...

Hey - just a correction...Marine engines run at much LOWER RPMs than auto engine. They are, under quite a heavy load comparatively, however. A marine engine is loaded constantly while the boat is...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-21-2006, 11:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,263
Hey, I know I'm late to the discussion - but my...

Hey, I know I'm late to the discussion - but my best friend had something quite similar with his boat - also a classic S&S...

He had the exact same compression test results, ironically the same two...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-21-2006, 10:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
I am on my 2nd S&S, and had the same issue both...

I am on my 2nd S&S, and had the same issue both times - it was just dirty in there...

Here's what I did to great results:

1. Take teh clamshell completely off.
2. Cover your carpet, carb, and...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-21-2006, 10:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,506
It's not a problem - air is like water and...

It's not a problem - air is like water and electricity in this respect - it will flow where there is the least amount of resistance. At idle in your driveway, there is little or no resistance to...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-21-2006, 10:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 866
A couple of thoughts: First, when you change the...

A couple of thoughts:

First, when you change the airflow of an engine, you have to change the way the engine receives air/fuel. GT40 heads are quite different than the stock heads you had on that...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-21-2006, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 808
It's probably the exhaust gas sensor. You can...

It's probably the exhaust gas sensor. You can buy one at www.skidim.com and install in 3 minutes using an end-wrench. (Their tech support is awesome) I'm not positive where it's located on that...
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