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Forum: What is this boat worth? Yesterday, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Rossterman
Problem is the successive years after 2001 didn't...

Problem is the successive years after 2001 didn't provide any real dramatic changes (tower design is about it). What you are essentially selling is a commercial vehicle based on its use. With the...
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 07-23-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By Rossterman
Taught the kids to ski behind a 12' aluminum with...

Taught the kids to ski behind a 12' aluminum with 35hp. Learned this trick from a friend- no huge wake or motor to intimidate them and can run very slowly on plane to match needed speed. I held the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By Rossterman
Probably not connected to fuel pump as this would...

Probably not connected to fuel pump as this would be live when in the run mode and add hours whether running or not. Ours is a 2001 and you can leave key on
All day long without any hours...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By Rossterman
My view as well. Hour meter reads but there is a...

My view as well. Hour meter reads but there is a little symbol
At the bottom that resembles an engine spinning that only shows when engine is running and only adds hours when running. Why not use...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 07-21-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By Rossterman
There were a couple 205Vs in Northern California...

There were a couple 205Vs in Northern California in low $20s but must have sold as no more ad. Both sat for almost a month which surprised me.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-20-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By Rossterman
You can't pull on outer hub to remove or install...

You can't pull on outer hub to remove or install as you found out. Will need a new balancer. They make an internal and externally balanced version for Chevys -someone should be able to guide you to...
Forum: Appearance 07-19-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By Rossterman
Here's the link:...

Here's the link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/MASTERCRAFT-04-06-OEM-X-9-209-BLACK-FOAMED-RUBBER-BOAT-WALK-THRU-TRIM-548509-/400666242174?pt=Boat_Parts_Accessories_Gear&hash=item5d4991ac7e&vxp=mtr
Forum: Appearance 07-18-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By Rossterman
How is dash trim held in place?

I have an early 2001 205v/x-star that was built before they began installing the foam molded pad that goes from left side of dash down to the floor (see black molded trim piece in attached photo).

I...
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,290
Posted By Rossterman
Did you fix the oil press sender issue yet?

Did you fix the oil press sender issue yet?
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,307
Posted By Rossterman
7.3 hold their values well and are tough to find...

7.3 hold their values well and are tough to find used without a zillion miles. The newer 6.0 and 6.4 should be avoided like the plague but prices are very attractive due to their reputation. Just...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-16-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,868
Posted By Rossterman
You could try to read the seal number and get...

You could try to read the seal number and get replacement (or something close) then use the spring from the new seal on the existing seal for now and probably get by IF the bearings seem OK and...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-16-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,868
Posted By Rossterman
Might consider complete pump replacement at this...

Might consider complete pump replacement at this point if you need bearings, seals, brass washer, o-rings, etc and will have to pay someone to press apart and reassemble. If you are mechanically savy...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-16-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,868
Posted By Rossterman
Looks like the Oil seal tensioner spring. Usually...

Looks like the Oil seal tensioner spring. Usually ends screw together and it sits in the seal lip area to help seal stay tight around the shaft. Usually you can put back together and pop back in...
Forum: Electrical 07-16-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By Rossterman
There is a temp sensor and a high temp switch on...

There is a temp sensor and a high temp switch on our 2001 predator and both are in the intake near the thermostat housing (some pics of the location are in a tread I posted on dim check engine...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 07-16-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,123
Posted By Rossterman
Why do you need a connector there? Mine just goes...

Why do you need a connector there? Mine just goes through a small hole in the deck the size of the wiring and sheathing and is wired into the amps below. It's not like you remove the tower from the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,290
Posted By Rossterman
Sounds like could be a poor oil press sensor...

Sounds like could be a poor oil press sensor ground causing buzzer as reading low/no oil pressure. I would remove the oil pressure sensor, clean off the Teflon tape from sensor and block (chase...
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 420
Posted By Rossterman
All three coil packs going bad at once is a one...

All three coil packs going bad at once is a one in a million event. I was also thinking crank trigger...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-13-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 438
Posted By Rossterman
I bought one and keep it I. The boat just in...

I bought one and keep it I. The boat just in case...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 07-11-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 10,804
Views: 1,290,317
Posted By Rossterman
No wonder they don't have any close up pics of...

No wonder they don't have any close up pics of the interior!
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 07-11-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,105
Posted By Rossterman
X3 - key west is great!

X3 - key west is great!
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-09-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 79,848
Posted By Rossterman
You also may have the kinked hose issue a few...

You also may have the kinked hose issue a few have experienced as the hose already looks to be restricting flow somewhat. They made a corrugated replacement to address the in later pump designs. If...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,660
Posted By Rossterman
Bought a gallon and used it this weekend. Worked...

Bought a gallon and used it this weekend. Worked amazingly well on all the water spots!
Forum: Electrical 07-06-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 107
Posted By Rossterman
Probably will need to pull it and bring it to a...

Probably will need to pull it and bring it to a shop to match up an equivalent. Need a spark proof marine version as auto equivalent isn't spark proof. Sometimes the starter / solenoid won't work due...
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By Rossterman
Berryessa fire

4th of July plans got abruptly changed last night due to fire that evacuated our campground at the dam. So now trailer sits in campground, boat sits at marina in a slip and no telling when I'll be...
Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By Rossterman
I live ~ 1 hour away and am pretty knowlegable on...

I live ~ 1 hour away and am pretty knowlegable on these boats. I have done ballast, perfect pass install, winterizing, trailer actuator and brakes, stereo upgrade on this same hull & engine. I'll be...
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