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Forum: General / Other Today, 04:37 PM
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Posted By Val
Old engine cup holders were cracked and a bit...

Old engine cup holders were cracked and a bit misshaped from engine heat. Bought these stainless steel ones for about $16 bucks for 4 each on the Amazon.

I also cleaned the carpets!
Forum: General / Other 02-26-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By Val
Interesting solution. Is your cover canvas? ...

Interesting solution. Is your cover canvas? Does it have vents?

Thanks!
Forum: General / Other 02-25-2018, 07:10 PM
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Posted By Val
Replaced my gas struts on the engine cover. The...

Replaced my gas struts on the engine cover. The old ones were the wrong pressure, 30lbs instead of 60lbs. No wonder the cover never stayed up! Thanks Mike205 for the parts list!

Found JR...
Forum: General / Other 02-25-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,071
Posted By Val
Thank you for all the tips...

Thank you for all the tips...
Forum: General / Other 02-23-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,071
Posted By Val
No vents in the top...wasn't smart enough to...

No vents in the top...wasn't smart enough to order it that way.

I don't think it will fit in a laundry mat...it's really big.

I'll check out damp rid...thanks...
Forum: General / Other 02-23-2018, 12:23 PM
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Posted By Val
I got a pm on how I went about fixing popped...

I got a pm on how I went about fixing popped stitching. I post my response here now in case anyone is interested.

This video is how I learned to do the the...
Forum: General / Other 02-22-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,071
Posted By Val
Good to know I'm not alone with this issue.

Good to know I'm not alone with this issue.
Forum: General / Other 02-22-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,071
Posted By Val
I'm in Palo Alto. Do you get the white mold? I...

I'm in Palo Alto. Do you get the white mold?

I could start airing it out on weekends. Thanks
Forum: General / Other 02-22-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,071
Posted By Val
SF Bay Area. Every fall/winter/spring morning...

SF Bay Area. Every fall/winter/spring morning there is condensation on the outside of the cover...sometimes frost on those cold mornings. Usually is dry by late morning.

I wish rain were a...
Forum: General / Other 02-22-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,071
Posted By Val
Cover Mold

I've got an expensive, Sungard canvas cover for my Prostar 205 that is about 3 1/2 years old. It's huge and covers everything down to the chines. I store the boat in my driveway in California. ...
Forum: General / Other 02-22-2018, 12:20 PM
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Posted By Val
Changed oil (fully synth VR1), filter, tranny...

Changed oil (fully synth VR1), filter, tranny fluid and belt on my 1996 205 LT-1.

I'm slowly getting better at not getting a ton of oil in the bilge when changing the filter. I put a sturdy...
Forum: MasterCraft In Your Area 12-13-2017, 12:46 PM
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Views: 126,012
Posted By Val
Palo Alto, CA 94306 Thanks for maintaining this!

Palo Alto, CA 94306

Thanks for maintaining this!
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4,514
Views: 799,972
Posted By Val
Lake Berryessa, CA, on 10/27/17. Water...

Lake Berryessa, CA, on 10/27/17. Water temperature was 66 and the air got up to 89. Usually on this lake we are hiding from the wind and searching out skiable water. This day the entire lake was...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-06-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,298
Posted By Val
I just switched from racing oil in my 96 PS 205...

I just switched from racing oil in my 96 PS 205 LT1 to synthetic. I put in 20W-50 SynPower Full Synthetic Motor Oil. I plan to change it annually as I'm under 50hrs a year.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-06-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By Val
A few weeks back, after a long day of hard...

A few weeks back, after a long day of hard running on Lake Shasta, I took some temp readings while at idle.

Dash gauge - 130
Front right head at sensor - 130 (is this the ECM?)
Front Left head -...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-28-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By Val
Ah, thought about it a bit. I'll point it at the...

Ah, thought about it a bit. I'll point it at the head by the temperature sensor!
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-28-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By Val
I've got a laser reader at home. Where should I...

I've got a laser reader at home. Where should I point it? Heads? Block?

Thanks,

Val
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-27-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By Val
Did I drill my LT-1 160 degree thermo too much?

A month or so ago I applied MC96-001 Service Bulletin (reroute steam tubes) and changed Both thermostats on my 1996 ProStar 2015 LT-1. I bought a 160 degree Mr. Gasket High Performance Thermostat...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-24-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,441
Posted By Val
Hi - I suspected the fuel pump when my 1996...

Hi - I suspected the fuel pump when my 1996 ProStar 205 LT-1 would only go slowly when hot. Turns out the LT-1 computer put the engine in rpm limit mode because the whole engine was hot. I applied...
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,505
Posted By Val
Taught my wife this morning. She did a fantastic...

Taught my wife this morning. She did a fantastic job. My son and one of my daughters can too. I joke that I want to award merit badges, like; Boat Launching Merit Badge, Docking, Mooring, Driving,...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-11-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 78,303
Posted By Val
Wow gotta_ski, that is a tough repair but it...

Wow gotta_ski, that is a tough repair but it sounds like you pulled it off. I avoided doing anything at the back of the engine by just capping off the front tube. I hope it doesn't come to bite me...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-11-2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 78,303
Posted By Val
My front steam plugs came out very easily.

My front steam plugs came out very easily.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-10-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 78,303
Posted By Val
I applied MC96-001 which was very simple thanks...

I applied MC96-001 which was very simple thanks to this thread. I also changed out my thermostats. I never thought of a thermostat as a filter but my 160 degree "caught" a spline off the raw water...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-04-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 78,303
Posted By Val
Thank you Table Rocker. I will drill my own...

Thank you Table Rocker. I will drill my own...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-04-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 78,303
Posted By Val
Once last year at Tahoe my 96' PS 205 LT1 went...

Once last year at Tahoe my 96' PS 205 LT1 went into RPM reduction mode. I had no idea what was going on. Last week on our first run on Berryessa it happened again. With a little trial and error...
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