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Forum: General Discussion Today, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 73
Posted By catamount
Interesting. Would you mind explaining why it...

Interesting. Would you mind explaining why it was such a PITA? I believe you! I am just curious what I'd be getting into if I went the DIY route.

I imagine that getting those rigid fittings...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments Today, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 194
Posted By catamount
Looks great! I have a very similar '87 PS190...

Looks great! I have a very similar '87 PS190 that I did a similar refresh to (here (http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=46548)).
Forum: General Discussion Today, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 73
Posted By catamount
Has anyone here actually replaced their Shorestation winch cable?

Apparently, this is a very frustrating task and many people suggest buying the complete winch tube... The only problem is that the winch tube is 5x the cost of the cable itself. I see that MANY of...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 03-28-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By catamount
Nice boat... where in Canada? The seat sliders...

Nice boat... where in Canada? The seat sliders are readily available at your local MC dealer for around $35. If you don't have a local dealer, BAWS or RAMBO marine can get them for you.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 02-24-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,311
Posted By catamount
If you decide to rebuild...

If you decide to rebuild, my thread from last year might help. However, if your throttle plate is badly worn/leaking all of the rebuilds in the world won't help...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 02-24-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By catamount
351W guys, what does your timing mark post look like?

I've had lingering issues setting my timing. As I got to thinking about it today, my timing indicator post looks extremely suspect. It basically looks like a rusty nail, that comes to a bit of a...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 02-06-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By catamount
Bump for a beaut!

Bump for a beaut!
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 25,186
Posted By catamount
Thumbs down They refuse to give a price. If this thread is...

They refuse to give a price. If this thread is not an advertisement, what is it?

:rolleyes:
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-20-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 795
Posted By catamount
In that case I would go to my junk drawer of old...

In that case I would go to my junk drawer of old cell phone chargers until I found one that was between 3 and 6 volts. Cut the leads off, hook to the correct posts and see what happens. Just make...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-19-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 795
Posted By catamount
Well, your newer tach surely has 12V + and - and...

Well, your newer tach surely has 12V + and - and the majority of tachs are not checking for RPMS, they're checking for voltage.

Hook up a trickle charger to the appropriate stubs for an hour and...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 10-30-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By catamount
Lots of us have had to replace those senders. ...

Lots of us have had to replace those senders. Give the guys at SkiDim a call - they will have exactly what you need.

http://www.skidim.com/
Forum: General / Other 10-11-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By catamount
Here is the fitting on my '87. Just cover your...

Here is the fitting on my '87.

Just cover your drill bit in grease, it'll catch the shavings. Then cover the tap in grease as well, to catch the shavings. Also remove the check valve from the new...
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,307
Posted By catamount
If 9 month old gas clogged carbs, none of us...

If 9 month old gas clogged carbs, none of us would be able to use our boats in the spring.

My boat spents 8 months a year shrinkwraped :( in the North as most of ours do. It sounds like she is...
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,333
Posted By catamount
This thing is a monster, it's rated at 3200 lbs. ...

This thing is a monster, it's rated at 3200 lbs. It's been discontinued for some reason but you can still find them on Craigslist or eBay. http://www.warn.com/utility/acwinches/3200AC-R.shtml

If...
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,333
Posted By catamount
Here is how I do it. 120V warn winch strapped to...

Here is how I do it. 120V warn winch strapped to a tree on shore. 50 foot tow cable + 3 additional 50 foot tow straps to reach way out there (our water gets really shallow late in the year). ...
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,106
Posted By catamount
Meh, sorry. I searched but didn't find it. ...

Meh, sorry. I searched but didn't find it. Please accept my deepest apology.
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,106
Posted By catamount
Talking Video: ski boat hits land at full throttle.

CN: Watch where you're going.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b88_1379231549
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-17-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 757
Posted By catamount
This happened to me this year at the end of the...

This happened to me this year at the end of the season. At one point it wasn't even climbing over 110. After popping the thermostat cover, it turns out that chunks of rust were preventing the...
Forum: Wanted to Buy 09-12-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 158
Posted By catamount
WTB: Ski pylon

I'm looking for a replacement pylon for my '87 PS 190. I think many different pylons will fit, so if you have one not being used please shoot me a PM. Thanks!
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By catamount
I've got an Acme 275 on mine. I love it.

I've got an Acme 275 on mine. I love it.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-09-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 208
Posted By catamount
Thumbs down Chunks of rust holding my thermostat open, engine running cool.

Towards the end of the summer, my 351W started running really cool. Like, 110 degrees cool. I pulled the boat this past weekend and then pulled the thermostat. There were chunks of rust holding...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-09-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By catamount
I was thinking the same thing!

I was thinking the same thing!
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-09-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By catamount
Exclamation I finally got my distributor out. All it took was kroil, a welder & a slide hammer.

This is what I was dealing with. 25 years of corrosion. I tried everything (heat, cold sprays, soft blows, hard blows, time) as you can tell, even resorting to an air hammer ("softly") to try to...
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 968
Posted By catamount
I'm not sure where you are in the Northeast. We...

I'm not sure where you are in the Northeast. We just had a massive storm roll through tonight that would've kept me up at night wondering how my boat fared (if it was on a mooring). I like knowing...
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By catamount
I just clamped the leads from one of my trickle...

I just clamped the leads from one of my trickle chargers onto the new hour meter and came back in a few days when it was up to where it needed to be.

All it needs is 12V.
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