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Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2017, 02:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 943
Posted By T-Rager
The max draft for a 2005 PS197 is 22".

The max draft for a 2005 PS197 is 22".
Forum: Upholstery 02-16-2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,982
Posted By T-Rager
I've used Seams Right for two different...

I've used Seams Right for two different Mastercrafts. The work has been fine, but a bit pricey. I called Bakes, Seattle Mastercraft and several local marinas for their recommendations for marine...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-30-2016, 01:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By T-Rager
What 1red TA said. When zinc was removed from...

What 1red TA said.

When zinc was removed from engine oil (to mitigate exhaust catalyst fouling), flat tappet cams began to experience cam lobe failures. Because the roller cam system offers reduced...
Forum: General Discussion 11-20-2016, 02:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,955
Posted By T-Rager
It looks like weather stripping from the edge of...

It looks like weather stripping from the edge of the windshield pass-through to the open bow on my 197.
Forum: For Sale: Parts & Accessories 11-02-2016, 05:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,325
Posted By T-Rager
Email sent a few minutes ago. Thanks

Email sent a few minutes ago.

Thanks
Forum: For Sale: Parts & Accessories 10-31-2016, 12:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,325
Posted By T-Rager
$30 for the factory boot slick pump tank and...

$30 for the factory boot slick pump tank and sprayer.
Forum: For Sale & Rent: Real Estate 09-20-2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,331
Posted By T-Rager
How can I contact you?

How can I contact you?
Forum: For Sale & Rent: Real Estate 09-16-2016, 01:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,331
Posted By T-Rager
I'm looking for trainer skis for my 6-year-old...

I'm looking for trainer skis for my 6-year-old grand daughter. I live in Redmond and would like to take a look at what you have.
Forum: General / Other 12-30-2015, 03:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,556
Posted By T-Rager
I'm saying that just getting onto the platform...

I'm saying that just getting onto the platform from the water is a struggle. I feel like a walrus trying to wiggle my way onto a rock. My previous boat had a grab bar and getting out of the water...
Forum: General / Other 12-28-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,556
Posted By T-Rager
I have your Option 1 sitting on my desk next to...

I have your Option 1 sitting on my desk next to me. The MasterCraft part number is 550415. I purchased it recently for my 2004 PS197 from Great Lakes Skipper. The GLS part number is...
Forum: Trailers 11-09-2015, 03:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,468
Posted By T-Rager
I use a thin kerf carbide cutting wheel to grind...

I use a thin kerf carbide cutting wheel to grind a thin slot into end of the carriage bolts. I then use a straight screw driver to keep the bolts from turning while I wrench the nuts off. This...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 08-12-2015, 02:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,153
Posted By T-Rager
This boat sold today. Thanks for your kind...

This boat sold today. Thanks for your kind comments.
Forum: For Sale: Boats 08-05-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,153
Posted By T-Rager
FS: 1990 ProStar 190

This boat was purchased at the 1990 Seattle Boat Show and has the reversed color scheme. It is in excellent condition. The gel coat is shiny and is wiped down after every use. The vinyl upholstery...
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,803
Posted By T-Rager
Don't forget that the electric choke consumes...

Don't forget that the electric choke consumes considerable current when the ignition is on.
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 02-05-2015, 03:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,414
Posted By T-Rager
This is what SkiBoatCovers.com recommends for...

This is what SkiBoatCovers.com recommends for their covers.

If the picture doesn't appear, the product is 303 High Tech Fabric Guard Water Repellent. It works great for me.
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,449
Posted By T-Rager
The Sammy Duvall MCX has chrome valve covers, at...

The Sammy Duvall MCX has chrome valve covers, at least on the 2004 197 version.
Forum: Storage / Winterization 11-01-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,530
Posted By T-Rager
I ski all year around here in Washington and...

I ski all year around here in Washington and store my boat outside. I installed the SkiDim ball valves in the block and exhaust manifolds several years ago and plumbed them into a common drain hose....
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-11-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,978
Posted By T-Rager
Have you tested the compression? Could be broken...

Have you tested the compression? Could be broken valve spring or misadjusted rocker arm.
Forum: General Discussion 08-05-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 683
Posted By T-Rager
A broken rocker arm doesn't necessitate an engine...

A broken rocker arm doesn't necessitate an engine rebuild/replacement. Was there additional damage to a piston, cylinder wall or head? You need way more information that you are giving us.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-13-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By T-Rager
I agree. It looks like detonation. I wouldn't...

I agree. It looks like detonation. I wouldn't be surprised to see a hole in one or both
pistons.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-31-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,011
Posted By T-Rager
With the carburetor off, use a straight edge to...

With the carburetor off, use a straight edge to validate that the base is not warped. I've seen this numerous times over the years.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-22-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,543
Posted By T-Rager
For most of these engines a .060’ overbore is...

For most of these engines a .060’ overbore is safe. I have seen 351W blocks bored out .100” and stand up to the rigors of drag racing. But each engine is slightly different because of casting...
Forum: Appearance 03-26-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,274
Posted By T-Rager
Less is more. No bulls eye.

Less is more. No bulls eye.
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 28,758
Posted By T-Rager
Here's a simply way to improve the performance of...

Here's a simply way to improve the performance of CARB gas cans. Works for me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lcnwdIYEfI
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 02-09-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,575
Posted By T-Rager
This whole thread seems to have gone open loop. ...

This whole thread seems to have gone open loop. The observation is that the engine oil "looks like Baileys Irish Cream". This level of evidence is not sufficient to judge that the engine needs to...
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