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Forum: General Discussion 11-29-2016, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By FrankSchwab
I'm close to your year, but the electronics are...

I'm close to your year, but the electronics are completely different. I've never heard a peep from mine. Here's a bump, and hope someone with your year can help out.
Forum: General Discussion 11-29-2016, 09:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 767
Posted By FrankSchwab
>> We're going mid July >> We're just looking to...

>> We're going mid July
>> We're just looking to park the houseboat within an hour or two of the marina
>> Just looking for a nice place to park it for the week where we will have seclusion

I...
Forum: What is this boat worth? 11-22-2016, 12:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 784
Posted By FrankSchwab
If you decide to work on the teak deck... I did...

If you decide to work on the teak deck...

I did as rkmason implied - I took all of those screws out of the bottom of the deck, and broke it down to five hundred pieces, then sanded all four sides of...
Forum: What is this boat worth? 11-21-2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 784
Posted By FrankSchwab
Congratulations on the purchase, and you'll have...

Congratulations on the purchase, and you'll have a lot of fun.

If you plan on fixing the mechanical damage to the gelcoat, I'd agree with gweaver, have someone qualified do it. Here's a thread that...
Forum: What is this boat worth? 11-21-2016, 12:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 784
Posted By FrankSchwab
How old are your kids? When mine were young,...

How old are your kids? When mine were young, they loved jumping off the sundeck into the water. I ran a strip of grip tape along the top of the deck next to the sundeck to make sure no one would...
Forum: What is this boat worth? 11-20-2016, 05:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 784
Posted By FrankSchwab
You might find this...

You might find this interesting:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/50642476/2000%20MariStar%20brochure.pdf
Forum: What is this boat worth? 11-20-2016, 12:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 784
Posted By FrankSchwab
Looks like it's had a bit of a rough life, but...

Looks like it's had a bit of a rough life, but nothing so far that will keep you from enjoying the boat.

There are a couple of big-dollar items you need to check. The Water test is a great start,...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-19-2016, 05:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,247
Posted By FrankSchwab
Alternative explanation for the excess wear may...

Alternative explanation for the excess wear may be that the oil was contaminated with water at some point - maybe a cracked head, or something similar.

Oil in boats is pretty simply - replace it...
Forum: Electrical 11-19-2016, 05:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 443
Posted By FrankSchwab
I removed the upper gauge panel with all the...

I removed the upper gauge panel with all the gauges, but I don't think I removed the whole dash panel (CRS these days) - I looked at it as an option and decided that it was way too much work.

As I...
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 11-19-2016, 04:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 913
Posted By FrankSchwab
There are very occasional reports on here of...

There are very occasional reports on here of someone losing a blade on a prop - Maybe twice in the ten years I've been following this board. If these happened more than "very rarely", I think it...
Forum: Electrical 11-15-2016, 11:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 443
Posted By FrankSchwab
Getting TO the switch is the problem on these...

Getting TO the switch is the problem on these boats.

Might be a good idea to take Deb's advice. You should be able to unscrew the nut off the front of the circuit breaker, maybe there's enough...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-14-2016, 01:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By FrankSchwab
Thanks, kwoody, that's good information.

Thanks, kwoody, that's good information.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-13-2016, 01:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By FrankSchwab
Fresh Air Exhaust/Muffler

For you Fresh Air Exhaust owners...

Is the FAE quiet enough that I can remove the muffler? It takes up quite a bit of room in the engine compartment; would sure be nice if I could remove it if I...
Forum: General Discussion 11-11-2016, 12:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,060
Posted By FrankSchwab
If you have a '98, you don't have a pitot tube. ...

If you have a '98, you don't have a pitot tube. You instead have a paddle wheel on the stern. It is, as it sounds, a small wheel that rotates due to the water passing by the transom. It's...
Forum: Electrical 11-08-2016, 11:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 443
Posted By FrankSchwab
Did you reset the circuit breaker just below the...

Did you reset the circuit breaker just below the switch?

The bilge pump uses the same unswitched power as the blower, if I remember correctly; if the blower works, the bilge should.

Getting the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2016, 07:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,195
Posted By FrankSchwab
For a well-maintained boat, I agree with the...

For a well-maintained boat, I agree with the "1000 hours = 100,000 miles" meme, using modern cars as a reference. Up to 1000 hours/100K miles, you likely haven't had to do much other than change...
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2016, 02:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By FrankSchwab
I don't know how the seat backs in the rear come...

I don't know how the seat backs in the rear come out; I'm guessing that they're bolted to the fiberglass. You may have to pull the carpeted panel on the forward end of the storage compartments on...
Forum: For Sale: Parts & Accessories 10-18-2016, 02:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,422
Posted By FrankSchwab
Man, if you still have them in a month when I go...

Man, if you still have them in a month when I go to Rochester NY, I might take a detour and pick up a pair. I wonder if SouthWest airlines will take them as checked baggage? First two bags fly...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2016, 02:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,060
Posted By FrankSchwab
TexasXP - I'm pretty sure that the '98 200VRS and...

TexasXP -
I'm pretty sure that the '98 200VRS and the '99 210VRS are the same hull. 1997 and previous were a different hull (the swim deck was integrated into the hull, with no teak deck), and I...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2016, 02:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,135
Posted By FrankSchwab
I will say that the box anchor doesn't work at...

I will say that the box anchor doesn't work at Lake Powell in some anchorages. Sometimes a Danforth or similar is better because, with a mask and fins, you can swim down and wedge the anchor into a...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-06-2016, 04:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By FrankSchwab
I see a 160 page "L190180 MEFI 2 Diagnostic...

I see a 160 page "L190180 MEFI 2 Diagnostic Manual.pdf", updated 3 days ago, in the "engine manual" folder.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-04-2016, 03:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By FrankSchwab
My bad - I never look at the categories so I...

My bad - I never look at the categories so I never see the stickies. "New Posts" is my only view of the site....

I've got a bunch of scanned Mastercraft brochures - 93 to 2000 or so. Anyone...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-03-2016, 02:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By FrankSchwab
So, as someone with the MEFI 2, I'd like to...

So, as someone with the MEFI 2, I'd like to ask...
Where is the dropbox?
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2016, 09:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,063
Posted By FrankSchwab
Stand behind the boat, and look at the propshaft...

Stand behind the boat, and look at the propshaft strut. It should look perfectly straight. If not, it's bent and you'll be replacing it.
Get under the boat, and look at where the propshaft goes...
Forum: General / Other 09-19-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By FrankSchwab
I think that would work fine if you could pull...

I think that would work fine if you could pull the gap together with a few screws. Maybe put in screws every other rivet hole to pull the gap closed, put rivets in the open holes, then remove the...
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