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Forum: General / Other 11-15-2012, 01:39 AM
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Posted By cas17013
Have you ever seen this...

Have you ever seen this video?

http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNDLPeEf1uw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNDLPeEf1uw)

Sounds like you have it fixed, but after watching this, it seems very...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 11-14-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,379
Posted By cas17013
Thanks guys! I had a little more time this...

Thanks guys! I had a little more time this afternoon to work on it. I was not happy with how one of the parts turned out so it is not finished, but it is taking shape. It also needs many coats of...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 11-13-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,379
Posted By cas17013
Not much, but here are a few photos of the...

Not much, but here are a few photos of the begining of my center console.

My inspiration is something like this: (this is just a random photo from Google...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 11-12-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,379
Posted By cas17013
Sorry, No significant progress. I spent most of...

Sorry, No significant progress. I spent most of the weekend helping a friend with a completely different project. If the weather looks good for this coming weekend, I may try to do it then. I have...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 11-03-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,379
Posted By cas17013
I am keeping the pylon. I still want to be able...

I am keeping the pylon. I still want to be able to ski with it. I just want to make it a little more friendly to fish off of when the mood strikes.

Perhaps I have sold the old girl short? It has...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 11-03-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,379
Posted By cas17013
You were right, I expected more of a push back...

You were right, I expected more of a push back given the nature of the site. Everyone seemed cool reading the old posts, but I was not sure how modifying this hull would go over. I imagine once I get...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 11-02-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,379
Posted By cas17013
My intial thought was to remove everything...

My intial thought was to remove everything seating wise forward of the pylon, and replace with a center console as aft as possible, while still keeping the pylon in place. I think I can make the...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 11-02-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,379
Posted By cas17013
Thats the plan. If all I wanted was a fishing...

Thats the plan. If all I wanted was a fishing boat, this would be about the worst choice.

I do have a question.... I may begin my removing the motor this weekend, and was wondering how well the...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 11-02-2012, 12:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,379
Posted By cas17013
Your probably right, it will be a compromise. I...

Your probably right, it will be a compromise. I am worried less about the motor placement than the lack of deadrise, and freeboard for fishing, but a boat that has what I want there will be not so...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 11-01-2012, 11:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,379
Posted By cas17013
I plan to put the leaning post/seat as close as...

I plan to put the leaning post/seat as close as possible to the dog house while keeping the pylon as is. Not exactly sitting right on it, but pretty close.
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 11-01-2012, 11:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,379
Posted By cas17013
Funny you should mention that video, I watched...

Funny you should mention that video, I watched all of his videos a week, or so back. If I remember correctly, he had a lot of structural repair before he could really get started. The Tristar I...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 11-01-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,379
Posted By cas17013
What was I thinking, I forgot the most important...

What was I thinking, I forgot the most important part.

At the slip when I picked it up:
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b165/cas123z/3E83L73J85Fd5X05Mdcak634a034f327114c3.jpg

I will take a bunch...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 11-01-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,379
Posted By cas17013
Self bailing

One of the changes I plan to do is raise the floor about three inches so that any water over the bow will harmlessly flow out a scupper valve in the back of the boat if I get caught in bad water. ...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 11-01-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,379
Posted By cas17013
1989 Tristar 220 restomod

Still being new to the site, I hope this does not upset the purists out there, but I thought I would post my plans, and progress of my Tristar 220 refurbish/modification. If my post is out of place,...
Forum: General Discussion 11-01-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,859
Posted By cas17013
I have the 351, it is an 89. The 454 would be...

I have the 351, it is an 89. The 454 would be fun, but frankly the 351 seems like it should be just fine for my needs. I have no plans of getting into rough water, but I expect the norm. will be...
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,859
Posted By cas17013
Thanks for the welcome Wheelerd. I have read...

Thanks for the welcome Wheelerd. I have read through a lot of the old posts trying to find some information, but I have been reluctant to post any questions yet.

I want to make it a little more...
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,859
Posted By cas17013
Tristar 220, First post

First post to the site, here is a Tristar 220 walkaround I picked up a few days ago. 311 hours on a freshwater cooled motor, but it is not in the greatest shape. Spent a lot of time tied up at the...
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