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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-14-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By Rossterman
The predator engine is a basic vortec truck...

The predator engine is a basic vortec truck engine but with a marine cam and SS headgaskets. Some had inconel valve seats as well and most had a 6 qt oilpan and windage tray. The truck engine you...
Forum: Trailers 09-10-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,975
Posted By Rossterman
Been running the 857's for a number of years with...

Been running the 857's for a number of years with zero issues. Unmounted and Placed side by side with the crap towmax tires (I had a belt delamination on the RV on a trip and the only tire...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-10-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By Rossterman
Yup definitley R&R the tranny seals.

Yup definitley R&R the tranny seals.
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,122
Posted By Rossterman
Had a great 8 night houseboat trip on shasta...

Had a great 8 night houseboat trip on shasta ending sunday morning. Very quiet all week and water was glass all day every day except 1. Friday boat traffic was up considerably but lake is huge so...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 915
Views: 143,495
Posted By Rossterman
Shasta lake

Shasta lake
Forum: For Sale: Parts & Accessories 07-25-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,125
Posted By Rossterman
Pics?

Pics?
Forum: Electrical 07-18-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By Rossterman
That sure looks like a doable approach. Seems...

That sure looks like a doable approach. Seems like there wouldn't be much more cutout required to set both side by side. Tough part would be finding a tray that looks right. Maybe from a later model?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-18-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,103
Posted By Rossterman
Also move the cam from the original engine over....

Also move the cam from the original engine over. Marine cam is different than those put in trucks and cars to pass strict emission tests. Make sure to move over lifters as well and place then in the...
Forum: Trailers 07-17-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,530
Posted By Rossterman
They WERE excellent tires when they were made in...

They WERE excellent tires when they were made in the US. My 2001 had the original marathons that were 12 years old and zero problems. When they switched production to overseas, there seemed to be a...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By Rossterman
Was a fun day today. Dodged a few lol gas but all...

Was a fun day today. Dodged a few lol gas but all was good!
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By Rossterman
Let's hope the rest of the weekend is uneventful

Headed up to the delta to a friends place on the water Friday. Get to the launch ramp in the late morning and place is quiet ( good for me since just the Mrs. and me and she can't back a boat for...
Forum: Trailers 07-15-2017, 08:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,530
Posted By Rossterman
When Goodyear closed the Tyler Texas plant and...

When Goodyear closed the Tyler Texas plant and began mfg overseas there were a bunch of folks that had failures (bubbles and belt separation). These problems seem to have been resolved but marathons...
Forum: Trailers 07-15-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By Rossterman
Had same problem. Clear silicone adhesive works...

Had same problem. Clear silicone adhesive works great and has been working fine for a number of years.
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 600
Posted By Rossterman
Perfectly normal. Good oil pressure means the...

Perfectly normal. Good oil pressure means the bearing clearances are OK. That's a good thing. As others said, 20-50 is a little thick though. High volume chevy oil pumps normally relief around 80 psi...
Forum: For Sale: Parts & Accessories 07-08-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By Rossterman
Early Xstar, 205v, (and other models I suspect)...

Early Xstar, 205v, (and other models I suspect) use the same dash. Great Lakes skipper is about only place to get new (old stock). Looks like grey ones are no longer available. If not fixable,...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 07-08-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,707
Posted By Rossterman
Disconnect the trailer light plug and drive in...

Disconnect the trailer light plug and drive in reverse, it trailer won't move, brakes are applying. Also remove cap and look in master cylinder to see if fluid and housing is in good shape. Many have...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-22-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By Rossterman
They recommend glycerine as a lubricant as it...

They recommend glycerine as a lubricant as it doesnt deteriorate the rubber like petroleum based products. If its going in the water soon after replacement, probably anything would be fine since...
Forum: What is this boat worth? 06-22-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,394
Posted By Rossterman
Mastercraft gel decals on the side look pretty...

Mastercraft gel decals on the side look pretty good
Forum: Audio/Stereo 06-22-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 984
Posted By Rossterman
One other option is to add a second woofer & can...

One other option is to add a second woofer & can which will drop impedance and improve sound quality. Kicker actually builds something similar and references adding a second woofer as a good way to...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 06-22-2017, 08:14 PM
Replies: 14,856
Views: 3,115,805
Posted By Rossterman
Funny to see what some people's idea of excellent...

Funny to see what some people's idea of excellent condition means. According to ad it's flawless. Pictures look like it's been sitting uncovered in a field for far too long....
Forum: For Sale: Parts & Accessories 06-16-2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By Rossterman
Towers changed a few times since the original...

Towers changed a few times since the original ones on a 1999 so cover for a newer model may not fit correctly. Might be good to verify what version of tower you have
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 06-14-2017, 02:20 AM
Replies: 2,844
Views: 473,263
Posted By Rossterman
Loved palancar deep and gardens. Just dove isla a...

Loved palancar deep and gardens. Just dove isla a couple of months ago. Have fun!
Forum: Electrical 06-14-2017, 02:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By Rossterman
Somewhat obvious but it might be better to post...

Somewhat obvious but it might be better to post on searay's forum.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 06-12-2017, 11:48 PM
Replies: 2,844
Views: 473,263
Posted By Rossterman
Where you diving?

Where you diving?
Forum: Upholstery 06-12-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,294
Posted By Rossterman
Great lakes skipper upholstery question

Read a few posts about getting matching upholstery fabric on GLS. They have a bunch to choose from. Anyone find fabric that matched their 2001? If so, any insight as to what material to choose and...
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