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Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 57,551
Posted By stx22
I just came across this thread again... I always...

I just came across this thread again... I always wondered how this boat turned out. Is it up and running? Sold?
Forum: General Discussion 10-24-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,301
Posted By stx22
I bought my boat on May 18, 1997 - the day I...

I bought my boat on May 18, 1997 - the day I graduated from college. Just winterized it after our 15th summer. Until 2008, the dealer performed all maintenance. Since then I have performed all...
Forum: General Discussion 10-24-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,301
Posted By stx22
How long Have you had your boat?

I was just reading a thread which has me wondering what the average lifespan of a boat is with its owner.

So the question is, what year is your boat and how long have you owned it? What...
Forum: General Discussion 10-24-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,603
Posted By stx22
It felt like we barely used it, but put around 64...

It felt like we barely used it, but put around 64 hours on it this summer, which included time off in July for a broken foot and then time off in September for a hurricane. Season average up to 45...
Forum: Appearance 10-12-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,131
Posted By stx22
Yeah, the solid color would be nice. I think...

Yeah, the solid color would be nice. I think your new decals look great. However, I am not sure I could pull that off with my color scheme. Can I ask where you got the decals?
Forum: Appearance 10-12-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,131
Posted By stx22
I like the idea of a wrap. Although, for the...

I like the idea of a wrap. Although, for the price I could probably go somewhere warm this winter and get a few sets in.

I'd love to go with an old school wrap though. Any idea how they hold up?
Forum: Appearance 10-11-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,131
Posted By stx22
No, i think you are right. That pic was a couple...

No, i think you are right. That pic was a couple of years ago and it probably needed a little TLC. I used to buff it out and wax every other year or so and it sits in the water all summer. It...
Forum: Appearance 10-11-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,131
Posted By stx22
Appearance Ideas - '97 205

I am in the market for some new decals, but am interested in trying something different this time around. Any ideas out there? Or, feel free to show what you have done.

This is a poor picture to...
Forum: Appearance 10-11-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 885
Posted By stx22
Tommcat, pics? Looking to update the look of my...

Tommcat, pics? Looking to update the look of my '97 this winter.
Forum: Upholstery 09-27-2011, 10:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,436
Posted By stx22
Boat looks great! I would love to get rid of the...

Boat looks great! I would love to get rid of the burgundy stripe on my boat. Didn't like it from day 1.
Forum: Storage / Winterization 09-27-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,797
Posted By stx22
I'm sorry, I was kidding based on the post above....

I'm sorry, I was kidding based on the post above. Thought it might start a debate.
Forum: Storage / Winterization 09-27-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,797
Posted By stx22
What kind of oil are you going to use when you...

What kind of oil are you going to use when you change the oil?
Forum: Upholstery 09-27-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,436
Posted By stx22
I plan on using this stuff. 1' Adhesive backed....

I plan on using this stuff. 1' Adhesive backed.

http://www.mcmaster.com/#sound-absorbing-foam/=e8t5ei


All new gelcoat? I'd like to see that. Did you keep everything close to original or spice...
Forum: Trailers 09-26-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,050
Posted By stx22
BrianT, those anti skids were without a doubt the...

BrianT, those anti skids were without a doubt the easiest part of the whole job. Once i found the tape. It literally took me 20 minutes to cut them all out and less to install them. All I did was...
Forum: Upholstery 09-26-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,436
Posted By stx22
You should be fine. IIRC I got an 8 x 15 roll of...

You should be fine. IIRC I got an 8 x 15 roll of delux cut pile from corinthian. I heard it was the stuff MC used back then (not verified). Anyway, it was all they had left (I was told they were...
Forum: Trailers 09-26-2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,050
Posted By stx22
I am also about 6 sq inches short of having...

I am also about 6 sq inches short of having enough carpet for the bow stop. I came up a touch short when I cut one bunk as well (passenger side towards bow). I thought I was hiding the "rough"...
Forum: Trailers 09-26-2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,050
Posted By stx22
I'm not sure why that right bunk looks crooked,...

I'm not sure why that right bunk looks crooked, but it's not. Cell phone pics.

I really hate how the trailer jack looks now.

To do list is down to:
Carpeting the bow stop / insatalling bow stop,...
Forum: Trailers 09-26-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,050
Posted By stx22
I had a busy weekend and the weather didn't...

I had a busy weekend and the weather didn't cooperate so I didn't get to completely finish it. Then it go nice out and I get a ton of skiing in. Recap: I carpeted the bunks, installed bunks, put on...
Forum: Upholstery 09-26-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,436
Posted By stx22
Tommcat, how much carpet did you order? I...

Tommcat, how much carpet did you order? I tackled this project in my 97 two winters ago. I was going to just replace the stuff that shows, but I ended replacing the entire carpet. New carpet turned...
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2011, 11:14 PM
Replies: 3,452
Views: 428,072
Posted By stx22
Ended up here via the Dirt Jerz... I don't miss...

Ended up here via the Dirt Jerz... I don't miss battling those crowds. Skied all day today and saw one other boat (party barge cruising). Too many sets on glass and I ended up ripping off half my...
Forum: Trailers 09-23-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,050
Posted By stx22
ADDave - what do you mean by rubber plugs? Are...

ADDave - what do you mean by rubber plugs? Are you talking about the underside of the cross-member, or the area which Cameron highlighted above on the topside? The bottom seemed to hold up a lot...
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 09-23-2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,779
Posted By stx22
For now. The permitting took about 3 years....

For now. The permitting took about 3 years.

Plenty of skiing left if you are in the area. We have been the only boat on the water for the past two weeks.

Not to thread-jack, but I spoke with...
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 09-23-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,779
Posted By stx22
In our location, put it in and take it out means...

In our location, put it in and take it out means that you don't leave it in the water overnight. In fact, by law you are not allowed to leave it in overnight. Originally, the DES wouldn't permit us...
Forum: Trailers 09-23-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,050
Posted By stx22
Thanks again. I meant to drill the holes prior...

Thanks again. I meant to drill the holes prior to painting, but I had such a short window with the rented sandblaster and trying to get it primed and painted that I spaced it on the holes. As soon...
Forum: Trailers 09-23-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,050
Posted By stx22
Cameron, thanks for the input. I meant to...

Cameron, thanks for the input. I meant to include a picture of those areas but it looks like it didn't attach properly. Did you do anything other than drill the hole? Such as painting the inside,...
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