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Forum: Trailers 08-15-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 976
Posted By MasterCraft 4 Ever
A lot of people do it but it is not for the faint...

A lot of people do it but it is not for the faint of heart. In the CDL world we call it cracking the whip...what I mean by this is that when you steer or swerve or any sudden movements by the driver...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By MasterCraft 4 Ever
A sea strainer would work also. You would have...

A sea strainer would work also. You would have visual capability to monitor problems such as cavitation, low water flow, or catastrophic particulate (impeller vanes). However, all brass construction...
Forum: For Sale: Watersports Equipment 08-03-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By MasterCraft 4 Ever
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,488
Posted By MasterCraft 4 Ever
I'm fairly new at inboard boats myself so if your...

I'm fairly new at inboard boats myself so if your girlfriend is better then let her do it. You can learn from her before trashing your boat. Near me it's $100 an hour to fix gel coat. Besides if she...
Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By MasterCraft 4 Ever
Great board! Like the idea of the long board....

Great board! Like the idea of the long board. Could you surf the Duke behind a Tristar? Surfing looks cool and would like to try it. No ballast, just family on board (strategically placed perhaps)....
Forum: General Discussion 06-22-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 558
Posted By MasterCraft 4 Ever
Box Anchor for sure. Little pricey compared to...

Box Anchor for sure. Little pricey compared to the box store anchors but well worth it. My wife was not impressed with the price, but I reassured her that if we needed an anchor to set fast in an...
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 06-20-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By MasterCraft 4 Ever
Never thought I would want one until my family...

Never thought I would want one until my family packed my Tristar 190 with gear and people. Not much room...yes I knew that pre-purchase via research from Team Talk. However, now I am in the market...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-13-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 786
Posted By MasterCraft 4 Ever
http://bpi.ebasicpower.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen...

http://bpi.ebasicpower.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=eBasicPower&Category_Code=ALL3F

$49.99 Manual from eBasicPower

Nice manual
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-10-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By MasterCraft 4 Ever
Most likely broke a lot of built up carbon from...

Most likely broke a lot of built up carbon from valves and combustion chamber via thermal shock to the carbon deposits. Used to do this a lot at the Ford dealer. Can be done couple of ways. We used...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By MasterCraft 4 Ever
I'm a new boater and new to the closed bow world....

I'm a new boater and new to the closed bow world. I have the Ramp-n-Clamp and highly recommend it. I had to customize my trailer to remove the old bar catch system and install winch stand. Wife was...
Forum: Trailers 05-13-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,141
Posted By MasterCraft 4 Ever
Stainless steel nuts and bolts are notorious for...

Stainless steel nuts and bolts are notorious for galling the threads. You must use anti-sieze thread lubricant or you will have problems. You cannot apply the same torque to the bolts that you would...
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 507
Views: 49,202
Posted By MasterCraft 4 Ever
Fabricated and installed new winch stand made out...

Fabricated and installed new winch stand made out of 2" x 3" 1/4 rectangle tube welded to 1/2 plate for strength with my new Lincoln welder...(love new tools). Ramp-N-Clamp installed and looks...
Forum: Trailers 04-24-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 851
Posted By MasterCraft 4 Ever
Glad I went the 14" wheel and tire route. I...

Glad I went the 14" wheel and tire route. I thought that the 13" looked way too small for the boat and trailer. Wish the trailer fenders were wider though. It has the crazy 9" wide at the bottom and...
Forum: Trailers 04-24-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 851
Posted By MasterCraft 4 Ever
I have an 1988 Tristar sitting on an SMP tandem...

I have an 1988 Tristar sitting on an SMP tandem axle trailer with 13 inch wheels. It sat too low for my comfort level and was freaked out to scrape the trailer and risk damage to boat. I bought 4...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 03-19-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5,024
Views: 669,471
Posted By MasterCraft 4 Ever
Do you think prop guard rollers might help? Hope...

Do you think prop guard rollers might help? Hope those are not in the Northern climates...snow and ice might make it interesting
Forum: Trailers 03-07-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,315
Posted By MasterCraft 4 Ever
I have always gone to a place that replaces...

I have always gone to a place that replaces springs or sells them (not a box store). When I was a diesel mechanic we brought a representative sample of what we needed. For example round top, square...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 02-18-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,873
Posted By MasterCraft 4 Ever
Stihl for sure! Never had a problem in 4 years....

Stihl for sure! Never had a problem in 4 years. MS290 Farm Boss with 20 inch bar. I also have their weed trimmer and blower. Not one complaint.
Forum: General Discussion 02-09-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 49,202
Posted By MasterCraft 4 Ever
Ramp-N-Clamp is awesome! Built extremely well....

Ramp-N-Clamp is awesome! Built extremely well. Clamp design is very close to that of the 5th wheels that I used to rebuild for semi trucks. Service, website, shipping, and product were all great . I...
Forum: General Discussion 02-04-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 507
Views: 49,202
Posted By MasterCraft 4 Ever
Order #26...Now the work begins since I have to...

Order #26...Now the work begins since I have to fabricate and weld a winch post. Want to eliminate the bar setup for my Tristar 190. Found PDF for boat buddy retrofit winch post dimensions on Team...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-22-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,410
Posted By MasterCraft 4 Ever
As a previous automotive mechanic and heavy...

As a previous automotive mechanic and heavy diesel mechanic my suggestion is to never try to reuse an old freeze plug. They are cheap and the old one is cetainly distorted to some degree. It will...
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 19,821
Posted By MasterCraft 4 Ever
Used to water ski when I was a teenager then lost...

Used to water ski when I was a teenager then lost touch with friends with boats. Always skied behind outboard boats but we all used to dream about owning a Mastercraft. Last summer found a I/O and...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 01-10-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 571
Views: 59,249
Posted By MasterCraft 4 Ever
39 years old Married 18 years 12 year old boy and...

39 years old
Married 18 years
12 year old boy and 8 year old daughter and a neurotic yellow Lab that loves water
Biochemist
Roscoe, IL
1988 Tristar 190
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 01-02-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,487
Posted By MasterCraft 4 Ever
I have Line-X in mine and use it for everything....

I have Line-X in mine and use it for everything. Line-X is a harder compound when done compared to Rhino coat. My dad has Rhino coat and does not use his truck near what I do. I notice that his has a...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 11-01-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,404
Posted By MasterCraft 4 Ever
Air Intake Covers

http://shopping.rexmar.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=463108&Category_Code=ventsss

Try this link at "Rex Marine" I have a Tristar 190 also and was interested in those vents. I...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 10-31-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,487
Posted By MasterCraft 4 Ever
I'm excited for sure to drive it. The back seat...

I'm excited for sure to drive it. The back seat cushion needs to be recovered since it is totally shot. The exterior needs a good cleaning and polishing since there is a lot of mineral scale built up...
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