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Forum: General Discussion Today, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By FrankSchwab
An interesting older thread...

An interesting older thread (http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=2491) indicates that Indmar did ship a 285 HP, HO Ford 351, but it probably pre-dated your boat. Maybe they shipped...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 08:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By FrankSchwab
First of all, the distributor is on the rear of...

First of all, the distributor is on the rear of the engine (note that the engine is mounted with the front towards the stern), which I believe indicates a Chevy engine.
The Valve covers and Intake...
Forum: Trailers Yesterday, 08:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 549
Posted By FrankSchwab
Yours isn't that different from mine, and I have...

Yours isn't that different from mine, and I have a single-axle trailer also.

How old are the tires? If more than 5 years, you may want to consider new ones as good insurance.

Do the brakes work? ...
Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By FrankSchwab
Smaller engines than the LT1 / LTR were standard...

Smaller engines than the LT1 / LTR were standard in the states. In '98, the MX-Plus was offered at about 308 HP as the base engine; the LT1 was an optional upgrade. In '99, perhaps the MCX was...
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By FrankSchwab
exactly the same color scheme as mine - although...

exactly the same color scheme as mine - although the bow looks shorter than it actually is in that photo.

The Maristar's made a major hull change in '98 - prior to that, the swim deck was integrated...
Forum: For Sale: Parts & Accessories 01-15-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By FrankSchwab
I held off commenting as long as I could, but...

I held off commenting as long as I could, but JohnnyB pushed me over the edge. Glad it was received in good humor.

I laughed because I have one of those too but I could never get it to work for me....
Forum: For Sale: Parts & Accessories 01-15-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By FrankSchwab
Ah, but then you have to hacksaw the handle off...

Ah, but then you have to hacksaw the handle off yourself. Never underestimate the cost of labor.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 01-11-2015, 12:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,180
Posted By FrankSchwab
Actually, you can get in pretty cheap - you can...

Actually, you can get in pretty cheap - you can get an aftermarket receiver that goes under your existing cover for about $10...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 01-10-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,180
Posted By FrankSchwab
I've got an S5, but that's more related to work...

I've got an S5, but that's more related to work than anything (we make both the touchscreen controller for it as well as the fingerprint sensor).

It's nice that you don't have to worry about screen...
Forum: General Discussion 01-09-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 771
Posted By FrankSchwab
I agree with Shaun - put in some brass freeze...

I agree with Shaun - put in some brass freeze plugs and go skiing.

You've got a '94 Prostar that weighs almost nothing - chances are, unless you're planning on pulling pyramids, you could put a V-6...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-03-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By FrankSchwab
Early dripless seals didn't have the water hose....

Early dripless seals didn't have the water hose. The problem that turned up was that in some boats you could end up with a large bubble of air under the boat around the shaft log (with, say,...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-02-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By FrankSchwab
Here's...

Here's (http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/stuffing_box) the authoritative (IMHO) guide to repacking the stuffing box.

If you're going to do it yourself, these ...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-29-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By FrankSchwab
Everything I've seen here suggests that 90% of...

Everything I've seen here suggests that 90% of well-cared for engines (regular oil/filter changes, no overheats, fresh water, winterized, etc) should hit 2000 hours with no major service; 3000 isn't...
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,193
Posted By FrankSchwab
Thanks for your insights. I think it's important...

Thanks for your insights. I think it's important to recognize that the comment:

probably only applies to cars and trucks. Boats (at least raw-water cooled) don't run nearly as hot as a modern car...
Forum: Appearance 11-28-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By FrankSchwab
It would be hard to argue with atihanyi's point. ...

It would be hard to argue with atihanyi's point. Try and take them out - if you break them, then you'll have to look for new ones.

Look on the side of the switch - there will be a manufacturers...
Forum: Appearance 11-28-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By FrankSchwab
The switches are a "squeeze fit" from the front. ...

The switches are a "squeeze fit" from the front. Those three parallel ribs on each switch that you show in the first picture are bowed out from the body of the switch (actually, probably only the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By FrankSchwab
It may be the way the boat is weighted -...

It may be the way the boat is weighted - depending on how much load (people, beer, stuff) is loaded on port v. starboard, it can affect how the boat turns each way.

I found a unique handling issue...
Forum: Trailers 11-14-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By FrankSchwab
Gotta agree. Having a brake fluid that absorbs...

Gotta agree. Having a brake fluid that absorbs water is great in a boat trailer - it keeps the inside of the brake system dry. Any water that gets in gets absorbed and diluted rather than sitting...
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 906
Posted By FrankSchwab
This is one of those critical problems that need...

This is one of those critical problems that need to be fixed before you even think about starting the engine again. People die from this kind of issue.

Gas fumes are heavier than air and collect in...
Forum: Storage / Winterization 11-07-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,106
Posted By FrankSchwab
It probably won't leak more than the bilge pump...

It probably won't leak more than the bilge pump can keep up with. Leave the bilge on Auto, and go have a blast.
Forum: Storage / Winterization 11-07-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,106
Posted By FrankSchwab
Everyone who changes their own impeller does...

Everyone who changes their own impeller does this...once. The brass screws really don't like to be tightened much.

When I did it, I was able to use a jeweler's screwdriver to push on a ridge...
Forum: General / Other 11-02-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5,301
Views: 480,412
Posted By FrankSchwab
Well, as the picture is topless it technically...

Well, as the picture is topless it technically doesn't qualify for the swimsuit thread...

That's a serious rebuild right there. Good luck.

Today, I pulled everything out of the boat, cleaned all...
Forum: Appearance 10-28-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,031
Posted By FrankSchwab
When the trailer gets dunked, the tubes fill with...

When the trailer gets dunked, the tubes fill with water which drains out when you pull out. The inside of the tubes isn't painted/protected, where the outside is, so in general the rust starts on...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-28-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 696
Posted By FrankSchwab
OK, a quick answer for you. If the Mercruiser...

OK, a quick answer for you. If the Mercruiser oil is the appropriate weight (15w-40), and has the specified API service classification (it undoubtedly does), then it'll be a fine choice for the...
Forum: Appearance 10-25-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,031
Posted By FrankSchwab
OK, from the non-purists point of view... If you...

OK, from the non-purists point of view...

If you get a great deal, accept it as it is - a Mastercraft with upholstery that isn't perfect and a scratched hull. Then go out and have fun - drive it...
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