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Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,282
Posted By Livin' in the 80s
Ditto AWS

It only seems appropriate I chime in here since I now own Cbrent's 86 Rainbow. Aaron at AWS Fenton took care of me when I was looking for one of the classics. I met with him on a really cold...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 08-24-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,239
Posted By Livin' in the 80s
Hey, Thanks. Fennville is a bit out the way for...

Hey, Thanks. Fennville is a bit out the way for me, my travels have me between Detroit and Cadillac. My Bro is in muskegon area, will turn him on to this thread, maybe he will be interested. He...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 08-24-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1,654
Views: 186,830
Posted By Livin' in the 80s
Smile Maggie and the 86 Rainbow

Maggie loves her boat!
Forum: For Sale: Boats 08-24-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,239
Posted By Livin' in the 80s
Hi 81 MC, Where are you located? Would be...

Hi 81 MC, Where are you located? Would be interested in seeing more pics, also like more info on stringer work. More pics please.

pm me if boat is still available and let me know whereabouts in MI...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 07-30-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,302
Posted By Livin' in the 80s
Interior Resto

Welcome Aboard! I was new to restorations on these older MC's last year too!...actually still considered a newbie! You can check my "Albums" for detailed info and pics on carpet install, which I...
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 07-27-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,412
Posted By Livin' in the 80s
Exclamation New Acme Prop

Yes, called and talked to Jim, After a 45 minute education, I selected the 13 x 12 541 prop. The guy is really passionate about what he does.:) Much more power pulling tubes and way smoother. No...
Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By Livin' in the 80s
Thumbs up Great Boat, Great price

Looks like the interior was redone? I have not seen the stripe on the engine mount straight down the center. Looks like it was well cared for, I would love to own it but I already have an 86 of my...
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 03-15-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,412
Posted By Livin' in the 80s
Prop

The prop is original to the boat. I noticed some vibration when pulling three tubes, so I checked it out and the prop is stuck on tight, but the nut had backed off to the cotter pin, I snugged down...
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,456
Posted By Livin' in the 80s
Guys, Good ideas, the pics were just a quick...

Guys, Good ideas, the pics were just a quick mock-up to check the fit and clearance. Just ask my wife, OCD is her favorite adjective when talking about me! I do plan on painting and trimming the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,456
Posted By Livin' in the 80s
Thumbs up Spare Mount for early MC

Well let me perpetuate this post. I found this post and was interested in the bracket Pete offered (great product at fair price), and probably works great on the newer larger boats, but the...
Forum: MasterCraft In Your Area 02-24-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,223
Posted By Livin' in the 80s
Bought my boat from Aaron Monier at Action about...

Bought my boat from Aaron Monier at Action about this time last year, great people! They totally changed my mind about dealers. Best purchase experience ever. Enjoy the summer!
Forum: Appearance 02-22-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 138
Important: MC Decal Sets..
Views: 15,947
Posted By Livin' in the 80s
A little photoshop fun!

Guys, was inspired by the different logos and custom graphics so I was playing around on photoshop between tv commercials and just thought i would throw my version in to the mix. I am kinda partial...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 02-19-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,835
Posted By Livin' in the 80s
Wow, Thats weird, just got all your input in this...

Wow, Thats weird, just got all your input in this thread. sorry for the multiple queries, still getting used to the TT interface, but love the wealth of info, thank for tolerating us newbies!
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 02-19-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,835
Posted By Livin' in the 80s
stealth, Great Job! could you drop me a quick...

stealth, Great Job! could you drop me a quick reply with tips on how to remove the dash piece? Mine is not quite that bad, but I want to take the dash apart, but don't know how to attack it. Thanks
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 02-19-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,835
Posted By Livin' in the 80s
Thumbs up Dash Looks Great!

Wondering where to start, Looks like you have it figured out once you get it apart. I have looked at mine several times and gave up not knowing how it comes apart. Here are some pics of my dash. ...
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 02-19-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,412
Posted By Livin' in the 80s
Good tips, any advice on cleaning and polishing...

Good tips, any advice on cleaning and polishing it up? Also, what am I looking for in checking the steering cable? Steers fine on lift, trailer, or gently cruising, only under power do I get...
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 02-19-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,412
Posted By Livin' in the 80s
Reply-More info

I just purchased the boat a year ago. It was from a marina, they had it stored in their warehouse for a season, they were sketchy on info about prior owner(s) and situation. Overall the boat is in...
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 02-18-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,412
Posted By Livin' in the 80s
Question Some Pics

I took a couple of pics of both sides.
Forum: Appearance 02-18-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 138
Important: MC Decal Sets..
Views: 15,947
Posted By Livin' in the 80s
Thumbs up Nice Logo

Looks great, Love the concept! I use photoshop occasionally in my work, very useful for testing multiple creative ideas, and the best part, the undo button!:) Look forward to next generation of...
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 02-17-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,412
Posted By Livin' in the 80s
Lightbulb Rough Rudder

I have a 86 Skier and the rudder has a very aged patina and some deep pits and pockets, looks like most of the larger pits/pockets may be voids from the original casting? Just wondering how the...
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