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Forum: Underwater Running Gear 02-01-2010, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By jwchapman
I have a used one, in good shape that I will sell...

I have a used one, in good shape that I will sell for $200 including shipping. It's a great prop - I u,sed it for a couple of years on my TriStar 190 until a tree fell on it (yes, seriously). Let me...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 01-22-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,254
Posted By jwchapman
I believe this is a good ruling that levels the...

I believe this is a good ruling that levels the playing field for all groups of people in our great republic. Please read throught the entire ruling and you will find some interesting info.

The...
Forum: Upholstery 05-20-2009, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,747
Posted By jwchapman
I dropped my wakeboard on the motor box - sounds...

I dropped my wakeboard on the motor box - sounds like the same type of tear. I have an old boat so I wasn't looking for a perfect match, just something decent that would keep it from tearing more. I...
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2009, 08:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,525
Posted By jwchapman
I had an '88 TriStar - ran great for 6 years...

I had an '88 TriStar - ran great for 6 years until a tree fell on it (long story). It should have the standard Indmar 351 engine that is in most boats of that vintage so there is lots of good...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 04-28-2009, 08:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,760
Posted By jwchapman
I do not believe in Socialism. I will never buy a...

I do not believe in Socialism. I will never buy a car from a company owned by the government. And as for the union jobs/pensions/benefits - the union was supposed to be a "partner", not an adversary....
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2008, 10:03 PM
Replies: 766
Views: 189,863
Posted By jwchapman
The lake (Logan Martin in Alabama (not Martin))...

The lake (Logan Martin in Alabama (not Martin)) is fairly stable in the summer so most of the docks are fixed - usually with pilings. The water level drops 5 feet in the winter. If you have a steep...
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2008, 09:53 AM
Replies: 766
Views: 189,863
Posted By jwchapman
And here are a couple of old pics of mine -...

And here are a couple of old pics of mine - though it still looks pretty much the same (as the second picture) - just fresh paint and decking.
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2008, 09:43 AM
Replies: 766
Views: 189,863
Posted By jwchapman
Not my docks, but on my lake - great engineering...

Not my docks, but on my lake - great engineering on the first one, the second one is just a classic old dock that caught my eye:
Forum: General Discussion 08-05-2008, 12:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,006
Posted By jwchapman
Why Lanier vs. Allatoona or many other lakes...

Why Lanier vs. Allatoona or many other lakes within 2 hours of Atlanta (if you live in Atlanta)? We live in Atlanta (in town) and ended up buying our lake house in Alabama (not far from where my wife...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2008, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,600
Posted By jwchapman
Yes - yours? PM at you.

Yes - yours? PM at you.
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2008, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,600
Posted By jwchapman
ProSport 205 vs. Prostar 205?

Since my 88 TriStar was crushed by a tree, I'm back in the market. I'm going to look at a 1992 ProSport 205 on Saturday. A couple of questions - other than the swivel observer seat, what are the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2008, 09:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,795
Posted By jwchapman
I had and agreed upon value insurance policy with...

I had and agreed upon value insurance policy with Progressive. Tree fell on my boat and jet skis. Once we got the tree off and the adjuster looked at the boat (and jet skis), they paid quickly per...
Forum: General Discussion 03-04-2008, 12:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,807
Posted By jwchapman
I was a little suprised they totaled it as well...

I was a little suprised they totaled it as well until I took a close look.

Boat Damage - windshield and frame broken, engine cover fiberglass cracked badly, fiberglass on top back is cracked badly,...
Forum: General Discussion 03-04-2008, 08:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,807
Posted By jwchapman
Smashed! Totaled! - Arggh!

Boat and Jet Skis are all totaled. My father-in-law and I cut up and moved the trees (he is a great guy - as is my neighbor - he lent me the tractor to drag the tree trunks to the burn area to cut...
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2008, 09:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,807
Posted By jwchapman
Thanks for the sympathy and suggestions everyone....

Thanks for the sympathy and suggestions everyone. The lake house is fine - just the water craft that were hit. My father in law and I are going to cut up the tree and take a good look at everything...
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2008, 11:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,807
Posted By jwchapman
My Boat is Cursed

Some of you may remember this picture of my boat after the water rose 7 feet in one day and pinned it to the top of my boat house (spring 2003) - First two pictures.

Well - I've been struck again....
Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2008, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By jwchapman
I have an 88 TriStar 190 - 351 with the 1:1...

I have an 88 TriStar 190 - 351 with the 1:1 transmission. I put the ACME 541 3 blade NC prop on it. It is excellent - better out of the hole and faster on the top end - would highly recommend.
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Forum: Off Topic Discussion 12-07-2007, 09:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,890
Posted By jwchapman
Did the car overheat when the coolant was low? I...

Did the car overheat when the coolant was low? I had a time where the car overheated - overheating and burning the transmission fluid. Got much lower mileage until the transmission fluid was changed....
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2007, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 796
Posted By jwchapman
Greetings - I have an 88 TriStar 190 and you will...

Greetings - I have an 88 TriStar 190 and you will find quite a few posts about the boat under my name. We have had the boat 6 years and we really like it. That being said, there are a lot of good and...
Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2007, 10:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,650
Posted By jwchapman
When I was at Georgia Tech in the mid-80s we did...

When I was at Georgia Tech in the mid-80s we did the exact same deal - but with Correct Craft (please no verbal stonings). The only difference is that we had to go get the new one in the spring from...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 11-05-2007, 10:11 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,381
Posted By jwchapman
All-time Classics - back when the whole cast was...

All-time Classics - back when the whole cast was funny, not just the star (or the whole cast were stars):
Animal House
Caddy Shack
Blues Brothers
Forum: General Discussion 10-26-2007, 02:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,228
Posted By jwchapman
I've got an '88 TriStar 190 and it has been a...

I've got an '88 TriStar 190 and it has been a great boat. A lot will depend on what you want to use it for and who all will be using it. I have a couple of kids and we often have friends out. It is...
Forum: General Discussion 10-25-2007, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By jwchapman
Very nice! What kind of tower is that? MC?...

Very nice!

What kind of tower is that? MC? Aftermarket?
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 10-15-2007, 02:51 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,109
Posted By jwchapman
It is always difficult dealing with our children....

It is always difficult dealing with our children. While not always appropriate, I have found these two videos helpful for getting my kid's attention and thought I would share.
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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-24-2007, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 898
Posted By jwchapman
I have an 88 TriStar - same issue - was the...

I have an 88 TriStar - same issue - was the starter. You can get them rebuilt but I just called Discount Inboard Marine (www.skidim.com (http://www.skidim.com)) and had them ship me one. I had a...
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