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Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2010, 11:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 357
Posted By Todd Brosius
Perfect Pass coming back on !!

I have a 2004 Prostar 197. Perfect Pass was installed when I purchased the boat new. The Perfect Pass has worked perfectly since we have had the boat. Last weekend my wife went to turn the cruise...
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2010, 12:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,063
Posted By Todd Brosius
Grease zerk on rudder

I have a grease zerk on my rudder (located beneath the gas tank) on my '04 prostar 197. I don't think it's taking grease. How critical is greasing the zerk annually? My boat has about 220 hours on...
Forum: General Discussion 10-24-2009, 11:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,561
Posted By Todd Brosius
Run before winterize?

Is it important to run the motor and get it up to temp before draining and winterizing or can you just drain your motor correctly and then begin pumping antifreeze? Any truth that the motor must be...
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2009, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 418
Posted By Todd Brosius
My 04 Prostar did that and it ended up being a...

My 04 Prostar did that and it ended up being a weak battery cell(s). Could be a bad connection on the battery or corrosion? It shouldn't be the alternator IF the volt meter is reading correctly. ...
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2009, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 904
Posted By Todd Brosius
My son is skiing in his second season. He was 3...

My son is skiing in his second season. He was 3 1/2 last summer when he learned how to ski. Started him beside the boat last summer and now he is skiing behind the boat.
Forum: General Discussion 04-30-2009, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,150
Posted By Todd Brosius
I have the same set up and always wandered the...

I have the same set up and always wandered the same thing. If I go down the interstate I take mine off and lay it around the motor cover. It fits there nicely. I'm sure it's safe to go down the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2009, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By Todd Brosius
How about the differences in the prop? Response...

How about the differences in the prop? Response 3-blade Prostar 4-blade Better hole shot? I'm guessing the Response has more top end? I'm not a wakboarder but his Response has the wedge.
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2009, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By Todd Brosius
'07 response lxi vs '04 Prostar 197

A buddy of mine just purchased an '07 response lxi from a guy in Dallas. The response is 2 inches wider and a foot longer with a Monsoon engine and a 3 blade prop. My Prostar has an MCX and a four...
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2009, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,588
Posted By Todd Brosius
Thanks everyone for the replies. I'll certainly...

Thanks everyone for the replies. I'll certainly take your advice.
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2009, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,588
Posted By Todd Brosius
Keel Shield / Boat buddy

I attempted to search the site but could not find the info I needed. Anyone using the boat buddy and finding that it scratches the boat when loading? I am considering purchasing the keel shield...
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 07-21-2008, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,972
Posted By Todd Brosius
Spoke with a Mastercraft mechanic today and after...

Spoke with a Mastercraft mechanic today and after a LONG discussion of explaining my issue he said, "enjoy the boat." As stated above (which I did NOT know at the time) just because my drive shaft...
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 07-21-2008, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,972
Posted By Todd Brosius
I should have asked then - Is this something I...

I should have asked then - Is this something I can wait to do for a couple months when boating is over. I'm guessing this has been this way for 4 summers now - not sure. To be honest I took the...
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 07-21-2008, 12:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,972
Posted By Todd Brosius
Wow - thanks for the info!!

Wow - thanks for the info!!
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 07-20-2008, 11:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,972
Posted By Todd Brosius
Drive shaft alignment???

When checking for leaks in my packing gland I noticed that my drive shaft is slightly touching the packing nut. There is NO vibration, NO scarring, and NO sounds that metal is rubbing against metal...
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 07-13-2008, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,405
Posted By Todd Brosius
Shaft packing seal

I believe my packing seal is leaking in my '04 197 prostar. I read in the manual about an adjustment. Is that where I should start?? It's leaking quite of bit of water, NOT just dripping like I...
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2008, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By Todd Brosius
Skylon thru bimini

How difficult would it be to cut a hole in my bimini for my skylon to go thru? Do I take my bimini to an upholstery shop for them to make a cut in it and then have it zip back shut with velcro or a...
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2008, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 691
Posted By Todd Brosius
Thanks. That is exactly what I needed. They...

Thanks. That is exactly what I needed. They make the platforms for Mastercraft.
Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2008, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 691
Posted By Todd Brosius
Swim platform boards

Strange question: Can I purchase individual boards for my '04 prostar 197 swim platform? I have a couple of boards that would take a LOT of sanding to repair. I previously had an Obrien G3 with an...
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2007, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By Todd Brosius
Alternator voltage?

If I were to place a volt meter on my '04 MCX alternator what volts should it read with the motor running? I have Perfect Pass and when I check what it reads it tells me 13.7 to 13.9 volts when the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2007, 07:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,440
Posted By Todd Brosius
Are they mats or carpet? Is there any removal of...

Are they mats or carpet? Is there any removal of carpet or do they just lay over the top of the existing carpet?
Forum: Electrical 05-05-2007, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 435
Posted By Todd Brosius
Which specific radio do you have in your...

Which specific radio do you have in your Mastercraft?
Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2007, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 867
Posted By Todd Brosius
In my opinion/experience if you have your feeder...

In my opinion/experience if you have your feeder hose (red valve) turned off then you need to put an in-line valved in that return hose becuase I believe there is a little back pressure from that...
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2007, 12:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By Todd Brosius
My boat is a ways away, but what I did is install...

My boat is a ways away, but what I did is install valves in both hoses in the bilge area just in front of the motor. I just located both hoses, that in my boat lay on the floor of the bilge area and...
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2007, 10:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By Todd Brosius
Yes, it's your heater, either you have a...

Yes, it's your heater, either you have a defective core or a leaking hose. I had that same problem in my '04 197. I had a defective heater coil from heatercraft and they replaced the core at NO...
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2007, 10:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 603
Posted By Todd Brosius
Transmission cooler collapse

'04 Prostar 197 MCX (130 hours)
An odd thing happened to me when dewinterizing my boat this weekend. After all the initial checks I turned the key and she fired right up. I had a garden hose...
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