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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-07-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,959
Posted By markismm
If you are asking for upgrade suggestions, I...

If you are asking for upgrade suggestions, I would also recommend going ahead and upgrading to an electronic distributor if you have not already done so. While your carb is perfectly fine, consider...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 04-07-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By markismm
You can find an identical switch made by...

You can find an identical switch made by seachoice...see:...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 10-10-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,256
Posted By markismm
I've got two Obrien skis (one Sixam and one...

I've got two Obrien skis (one Sixam and one Allegience) both of which are signed by Andy Maple and in perfect condition. If someone is willing to give $1500 for the Sammy Duvall ski (or someone is...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 10-02-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,679
Posted By markismm
I have had three different subs in my boat and...

I have had three different subs in my boat and all required different enclosures. MY most recent sub is s kicker solobaric L7 12. I built a box for it sealed and one for it ported. The ported box...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-03-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By markismm
I personally went with the Pertronix plug and...

I personally went with the Pertronix plug and play marine billet distributor found here:

http://www.pertronix.com/prod/ig/flame/dist/billet_marine.aspx

Here is a pic in the motor. By the way, my...
Forum: Trailers 06-20-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,455
Posted By markismm
That is why you should have the sliding guide...

That is why you should have the sliding guide pole pads that float up for jus that reason. They float up and so you have guide poles that lengthen as the trailer gets deeper.
Forum: Trailers 06-12-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,455
Posted By markismm
That is actually a part of a river system and can...

That is actually a part of a river system and can be fast flowing at times or windy at other times. In either event, I agree that it is much easier when you have someone else around to help...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 06-05-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,330
Posted By markismm
Trust me. It will turn into a labor of love. I...

Trust me. It will turn into a labor of love. I have an 84 as well and when we purchased "her" she basically change my life. The air smelled fresher, the sun looked a little brighter and my...
Forum: Trailers 06-04-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,455
Posted By markismm
Also, the steeper angle of your ramp should...

Also, the steeper angle of your ramp should actually make the method I have described even easier. The steeper the ramp, the easier it is to sink the trailer deep enough. IF you have a shallw ramp,...
Forum: Trailers 06-04-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,455
Posted By markismm
The only additional advice I would give as well...

The only additional advice I would give as well is to have someone near the back end of the boat and use the guide posts to help center the boat up on the trailer as it is being pulled out by the...
Forum: Trailers 06-04-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,455
Posted By markismm
Here is a video I did this past weekend of me and...

Here is a video I did this past weekend of me and my brother loading the 84 S & S. As you can see the trailer is very deep. You can hardly see the top corners of the V-bunk sticking up. It was a...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-03-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By markismm
I personally like the turnbuckle better than...

I personally like the turnbuckle better than anything else. Cleaner looking and much more user friendly. See pic below. Not sure if your year model is the same style as this...
Forum: General / Other 05-31-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4,971
Views: 405,261
Posted By markismm
I have breathers on both valve covers. I do...

I have breathers on both valve covers. I do think it is necessary to have a PCV valve unless you intend to recirculate the crankcase gases back into the system (which can cause some minor mixture...
Forum: Trailers 05-30-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,455
Posted By markismm
Yeah I believe you need to go deeper. not...

Yeah I believe you need to go deeper. not professing to be a tristar expert, but logic seems to tell me that if your bow eye is above the water line and the v=bunk is at or below the water line, i...
Forum: General / Other 05-30-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4,971
Views: 405,261
Posted By markismm
Ask and you shall...

Ask and you shall receive...

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u280/mandymaholick/20130530_185819.jpg...
Forum: General / Other 05-28-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4,971
Views: 405,261
Posted By markismm
Tested out the new fully adjustable vacuum...

Tested out the new fully adjustable vacuum secondary by Quick Fuel Technology (I got the one with the red anodized top - looks real good). On the first run almost all of the hesitation was compltely...
Forum: Appearance 05-28-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By markismm
I polish my hull without removing the vinly stars...

I polish my hull without removing the vinly stars and Mastercraft logos every year. No problems at all. Just make sure to have plenty of polish on around the vinyl areas so you do not burn them. ...
Forum: Trailers 05-28-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,455
Posted By markismm
I have an 84 S & S and have never had any problem...

I have an 84 S & S and have never had any problem getting the bar on or off except for the first time I took it out after I bought it. After that I called the guy I bought it from who told me I...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-17-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By markismm
You can make them open up manually through the...

You can make them open up manually through the use of compressed air. See this link which is helpful in diagnosing your problem in the...
Forum: General / Other 05-16-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4,971
Views: 405,261
Posted By markismm
Have been having a small "hesitation" in...

Have been having a small "hesitation" in secondaries opening opening up on my Holley 4160 when slowly easing into the throttle. So I installed a quick fuel adjustable vaccum advance secondary...
Forum: General / Other 05-02-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 526
Posted By markismm
Steering cable removal

Sorry for this long post, but I had a PM to post some pics. Not sure how to post pics in a PM and the space is limited so I decided to put it here.

The following is the removal of the steering...
Forum: General Discussion 04-30-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,581
Posted By markismm
Thanks George. Hope to see you out on the water...

Thanks George. Hope to see you out on the water this year. Talk to you soon.
Forum: General Discussion 04-30-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,404
Posted By markismm
I purchased the replacement cable from the...

I purchased the replacement cable from the boatdesigns folks located in the link on the original post. The replacement cable is fantastic and comes with an extra zirc fitting for continued...
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,581
Posted By markismm
Yep...pond is at full pool and am looking forward...

Yep...pond is at full pool and am looking forward to getting out on the courses. That will be happening in two weeks. Any word on this years slalom clinic/tournament. I love the event and will be...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 10-01-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13,922
Views: 3,669,576
Posted By markismm
Looks like you guys were having a good time...

Looks like you guys were having a good time although Chimney Rock is starting to slow down for the seasons end. Always the most disappointing time of the year in my mind.
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