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Forum: Off Topic Discussion 04-30-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,134
Posted By old blue
Not joking. Probably not the best use off my ski...

Not joking. Probably not the best use off my ski boat........ But we had to get to the ducks! We only shot out of it once. That really didn't work so we anchored and set up in weeds a ways away. ...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 04-29-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,134
Posted By old blue
I duck hunted out of my 83 stars and stripes in...

I duck hunted out of my 83 stars and stripes in 20 degree weather one winter. Quick valves for block drain and boat lift after kept it in good shape. It took a while to get the feathers cleaned up!...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 11-24-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,028
Posted By old blue
I price harbor freight against rental tools. If...

I price harbor freight against rental tools. If they last more than one job I win! Built my duck boat with HF electric planer and air sander. Both were the same price to rent. Still have both and...
Forum: Upholstery 07-27-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,638
Posted By old blue
I paid $3,500! That included all seats, side...

I paid $3,500! That included all seats, side padding, and carpet for my 1982. Expensive but beautiful. Make sure they use stainless staples and the thread is good for outdoor use.

Kent
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,505
Posted By old blue
A lot of 78's have stringer issues that's for...

A lot of 78's have stringer issues that's for sure. I would want to eliminate that possibility first.
I have no idea about engine rotation. Your probably right about the prop, even if it provided...
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,505
Posted By old blue
Prop should be 13X13 LH I believe. 78 boat...

Prop should be 13X13 LH I believe. 78 boat should have a 1:1 velvet drive tranny. Take a picture of the motor and Tranny and people here will ID it for you. Prop should be labeled on the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,505
Posted By old blue
Stock prop size? RPM close to MPH ...

Stock prop size? RPM close to MPH 30mph@3000rpm?
Motor mounts solid?. Stringers solid?
Stock Velvet Drive Transmission.

Love the 78's. My first was a 79. Pictures help.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 07-24-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By old blue
Here's the 82 with the new motor and...

Here's the 82 with the new motor and interior.
81946
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 07-24-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By old blue
Hip Replacement and Skiing

Hey!
I could use some ideas. 82 S&S is rebuilt, now time to ski.

I skied today for the first time in a few years. felt fantastic.

My Wife is 52 and is 2 years out from BOTH hips being replaced. ...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-13-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,486
Posted By old blue
Nice,:) Great boat. I just call Vince at ski...

Nice,:)

Great boat. I just call Vince at ski dim.com

I put in the Mallory distributor when I rebuilt my motor, but had the petronix kit on the original. Great upgrade.

I'd check the fuel...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,669
Posted By old blue
Might be worth the wind shield? Their hard to...

Might be worth the wind shield? Their hard to get.
Forum: Electrical 07-11-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 887
Posted By old blue
I installed the ski dim wire harness yesterday on...

I installed the ski dim wire harness yesterday on my new motor. Ez works great. I just wish they would not use electric tape. I put a plastic wire cover over to clean it up.

Kent
Forum: For Sale: Boats 07-10-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11,307
Views: 1,393,646
Posted By old blue
Federal Way, Washington 93 S&S...

Federal Way, Washington 93 S&S
http://spokane.craigslist.org/boa/3129671988.html
Forum: Electrical 06-25-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By old blue
Wow, thanks for the fast response. I assumed (my...

Wow, thanks for the fast response.

I assumed (my usual mistake) that the blower ect. worked with the key. So I guess it is possible I wired it correctly.



That's a great Idea. I don't have time...
Forum: Electrical 06-25-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By old blue
Red face 82 S@S Dash/ignition wiring

Hey Guys,

I could really use some help! I have been rebuilding my 82 and am finished with everything but the dash wiring and I seem to have made a mess of it.

The problem first seems to be that...
Forum: General / Other 06-11-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,434
Posted By old blue
Your right! My pylon on the other hand...

Your right! My pylon on the other hand deteriorated on the upper bracket. The Pylon lost about 1/2 or more. It also went above and below the bracket about an inch. Interestingly my lower bracket...
Forum: General / Other 06-10-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,434
Posted By old blue
I did the same thing. Had to put a torch to it...

I did the same thing. Had to put a torch to it and press it out. Looking for a pylon replacement. Monday I'll visit machine shops locally.

Good luck
Forum: General / Other 06-06-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,434
Posted By old blue
Called dana marine. it appears that the 2.5 pole...

Called dana marine. it appears that the 2.5 pole is only 18.5 inches high. They did say they would build what ever length I wanted. I suppose I should price that against a local machine shop.
Forum: General / Other 06-05-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,434
Posted By old blue
Wow! nice find. I'm doing the same thing to my...

Wow! nice find. I'm doing the same thing to my 83 SS. Total rebuild. I wound up cutting the pylon and using a press and heat to separate the pylon from the bar. PITA I ground out the bar and...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-15-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,440
Posted By old blue
I just am finished rebuilding by PCM 351w and...

I just am finished rebuilding by PCM 351w and about to put it in the boat. I should correct that, I am installing a new long block. My first time with all this so am more than a little...
Forum: MasterCraft In Your Area 05-14-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,519
Posted By old blue
Sending my 83' stars and strips into c and b...

Sending my 83' stars and strips into c and b Monday. Complete rebuild. Hopefully motor in this weekend.

I'm on Long Lake, the waters back up and the current is slowing. Everyone needs to ski...
Forum: General / Other 05-01-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,175
Posted By old blue
I am really enjoying following your work. An...

I am really enjoying following your work. An enormous project. I'm restoring my 82' (but thankfully not the stringers) and am having the same questions about the pylon. Mine was so bad I could not...
Forum: Appearance 04-12-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,592
Posted By old blue
My new problem is this pylon. Dissimilar...

My new problem is this pylon. Dissimilar metals... I've read other threads about this, but what is the best solution?

New base and 3inch new pylon? put this one back in and cosmetic cure? I could...
Forum: Appearance 04-12-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,592
Posted By old blue
OK, been off line for a while. sorry. Here is...

OK, been off line for a while. sorry.

Here is what I've been doing.

Motor rebuild complete.

Edelbrock intake manifold, Mallory electronic distributor, Plug wires, rebuilt long block, rebuilt...
Forum: Appearance 07-30-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,778
Posted By old blue
Sorry, been away for while. I own a 82 s&s. I...

Sorry, been away for while. I own a 82 s&s. I bought the 40" in that style. Fit perfect to the old ones. They have the older style also. Check out ebay.

I think this is the 1980...
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