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Forum: What is this boat worth? 11-20-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,234
Posted By MikeyOrange88
You're referring to no-wood stringers, right? I'm...

You're referring to no-wood stringers, right? I'm still unclear as to whether or not there is an exact way to know if it has wood stringers or not. I've read different things as to the timing of the...
Forum: What is this boat worth? 11-20-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,234
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Mint S&S's

I'm certainly not an expert on the S&S, so please correct as needed. I've been eyeing another '85 sand/red S&S, 770 hrs., that is in the Free, Ebay....etc thread, post #11420 (Tampa Craiglist, still...
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By MikeyOrange88
^^^^ Probably not specific to Tristars only, but...

^^^^
Probably not specific to Tristars only, but I know mine shags pretty good when 'just in gear', and my idle speed is set correctly. I've even had the marine patrol give me hand signals to slow...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 11-10-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 11,472
Views: 1,429,616
Posted By MikeyOrange88
In case anyone else is interested, I posed some...

In case anyone else is interested, I posed some additional questions on the above listed '84 sand/red stars and stripes.

Questions I asked via e-mail:

"Is it red metal flake gelcoat? difficult to...
Forum: Trailers 11-06-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Maybe out of Business isn't the correct term....

Maybe out of Business isn't the correct term. Believe they were either bought out, spun off or otherwise changed to Axalta (axaltacs.com). Not sure what the availability of the paint products is,...
Forum: For Sale: Parts & Accessories 11-06-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By MikeyOrange88
My '88 rear seat bottom goes straight across....

My '88 rear seat bottom goes straight across. Other years had a indent in the middle behind the motor box. If it is the straight one, I'd be interested.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-14-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Rustoleum Engine Enamel, Gloss Black is what I...

Rustoleum Engine Enamel, Gloss Black is what I used to paint heads, intake, risers, and several miscellaneous items like alt. spacers, fuel line, etc. that were off the engine. Also spritzed it on...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-12-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Yes, it appears that the previous owner cut in a...

Yes, it appears that the previous owner cut in a T to connect a hose to. I put one in mine between the intake grate at bottom of boat and the transmission cooler. Yours looks like it is in the line...
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,562
Posted By MikeyOrange88
I've had a recurring dream that goes something...

I've had a recurring dream that goes something like that, and I bet others as well.
With Craigslist, The old saying, "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is" keeps popping into my head....
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 10-03-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,702
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Electric Choke?

From one of the motor pictures, I don't see where the electric choke (starboard side of carb.) is hooked up. Should be a purple 12v wire connected to it. When cold and not keyed on, the front...
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,258
Posted By MikeyOrange88
118599 Maybe he's a Jaguar's fan, although I'm...

118599

Maybe he's a Jaguar's fan, although I'm not sure why.
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,647
Posted By MikeyOrange88
We quickly learn where NOT to stand, don't we.:)

We quickly learn where NOT to stand, don't we.:)
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,647
Posted By MikeyOrange88
After the days outing, cleaning up the boat in my...

After the days outing, cleaning up the boat in my driveway, toweling it off, etc., trying to beat a rainstorm. Ahh, just in time, I'll back it into the garage. Damn......., forgot to take the flyhigh...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 08-22-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 24,238
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Just went through this again, very impressive....

Just went through this again, very impressive. I'm glad someone can still find a boat they can buy, spend some decent money and time on it, and still not have too much into it that it doesn't make...
Forum: Upholstery 08-01-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,971
Posted By MikeyOrange88
I used Corinthian Carpet's Greystone Patterned...

I used Corinthian Carpet's Greystone Patterned Loop product which is 28 oz.
If it is too thick it can cause fit issues where it is wrapped around the removeable center floor panels. I was pleased...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-20-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 624
Posted By MikeyOrange88
If you want to try a very low cost option, I've...

If you want to try a very low cost option, I've got one good head off my '88 Tristar 351W 240 hp (605 hrs. when I replaced the heads) that has been taking up room in the garage. If you want to pay...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-08-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By MikeyOrange88
In addition to checking the fitting where the...

In addition to checking the fitting where the fuel line goes into the carb at the front, the next likely place for a leak might be the accelerator pump. It is attached to the bottom of the primary...
Forum: Trailers 06-30-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 554
Posted By MikeyOrange88
^^measure it first. I believe there are two...

^^measure it first. I believe there are two 'popular sizes' that are primarily used.
Second choice, if you just can't get it done beforehand, would be an aluminum can cut in half and strapped on...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-25-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Or get a ball-end allen wrench.

Or get a ball-end allen wrench.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 06-23-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,318
Posted By MikeyOrange88
I always feel cheated when a goal is scored in...

I always feel cheated when a goal is scored in the "stoppage time", which they were 4-1/2 minutes into, which changes the outcome. I know the ref. technically has the only clock that matters, but it...
Forum: Electrical 06-19-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By MikeyOrange88
I would suspect the issue is probably the shift...

I would suspect the issue is probably the shift cable adjustment at the transmission end as opposed to a bad neutral safety switch. The cable adjustment can be very slight between working correctly,...
Forum: Trailers 05-19-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Antislip tape

Below is a thread that discusses the subject along with some of the materials and where to get them.
I think to answer your question, based on past threads on the subject, No, MC doesn't sell them...
Forum: Trailers 05-15-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,264
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Too late to do you much good, but from the...

Too late to do you much good, but from the picture it appears to be a 'jet nut' or K-nut.

Wiki - "Jet Nut-It has a flange on one end of the nut, the hex is smaller than a standard sized hex nut, and...
Forum: Upholstery 05-13-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 619
Posted By MikeyOrange88
^ +1 The typical sources for marine carpeting...

^ +1
The typical sources for marine carpeting mentioned on Teamtalk are Corinthian Carpets (corinthian-marine-carpets.com), Boat Carpet Central, and Overtons. All will send you samples, no charge...
Forum: Trailers 05-06-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Chrome Modular Wheels

When I was shopping for a matching spare for my tandem trailer, the closest I could find were US Wheel's 97 Chrome Modular (Summit Racing). It has the solid black 'rivets' whereas the originals on my...
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