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Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 03-27-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 721
Posted By PE4ME
Many threads on 1. and 3. Use products that wont...

Many threads on 1. and 3.
Use products that wont eat stitching or degrade vinyl and be smart about it.
I faced a similar problem with my platform. I am not the type to glue anything especially boat...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 03-22-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,720
Posted By PE4ME
Cleanest I have seen in a while, that should go...

Cleanest I have seen in a while, that should go quick-
Forum: For Sale: Boats 03-14-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,120
Posted By PE4ME
I revised, you could get a carb later and there...

I revised, you could get a carb later and there are nuances between the years...my point is EFI is much more user friendly and they typically show up 94 and newer depending on the manufacturer and...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 03-14-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,120
Posted By PE4ME
First boat was a 86 dixie skier open bow with 351...

First boat was a 86 dixie skier open bow with 351 PCM and velvet drive. Friend had a 91 Prostar 190. We spent 90% of the time in the skier because of the space. That's it.
Those motors are bullet...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 03-13-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,536
Posted By PE4ME
It takes some stones to tackle a project like...

It takes some stones to tackle a project like this. Looks like you are on the right track. These older DD with open bows ride and drive like any boat costing 3x the $. BOAT- buying all the little...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 03-10-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,833
Posted By PE4ME
That should not last long, this boat would have...

That should not last long, this boat would have made my 210 or X1 search much easier.
Nice ride
Forum: Appearance 05-21-2007, 03:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By PE4ME
I think people are leaving this one alone...too...

I think people are leaving this one alone...too many variables. Are you doing it? Bringing to a "little guy" or the dealer? I did my own with materials running about $100 for gel/marine mud etc. ...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-07-2007, 04:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 914
Posted By PE4ME
1500 hours after previous owner abuse, the last...

1500 hours after previous owner abuse, the last 250 have been GREAT.
(500 hours on new long block) Tranny is original, though I changed the damper plate last summer.
I also moved from the great...
Forum: Upholstery 05-01-2007, 07:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,408
Posted By PE4ME
That is tight. I am curious where and what you...

That is tight.
I am curious where and what you used, I am too tight to fork over 150$+ for the cup holders...
Forum: Upholstery 04-24-2007, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 769
Posted By PE4ME
160$ ... 600$ ... yikes! Treated, you cannot tell...

160$ ... 600$ ... yikes!
Treated, you cannot tell what it's made of when wrapped with carpet. Marine ply...
Forum: Trailers 04-24-2007, 04:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,093
Posted By PE4ME
better than new.

better than new.
Forum: Trailers 04-23-2007, 05:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,086
Posted By PE4ME
Well done.

Well done.
Forum: Upholstery 04-23-2007, 04:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 769
Posted By PE4ME
I used treated so I could match thickness,...

I used treated so I could match thickness, plastic would probably have been the way to go though. Looks like new!
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-23-2007, 02:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By PE4ME
Petroleum based grease/lub etc WILL break down...

Petroleum based grease/lub etc WILL break down rubber/plastic over time. Silicon is best; however, in the water saturated environment I am not sure how long it will be able to effectively break the...
Forum: Trailers 04-22-2007, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By PE4ME
I have no pictures because of my local at the...

I have no pictures because of my local at the moment, but I took some old snowmobile slides (go between track/suspension rails) and for m fitted with heat gun and bolted them tight. I did this in 2...
Forum: General / Other 04-20-2007, 02:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,270
Posted By PE4ME
I wanted to get on the water ASAP and with my...

I wanted to get on the water ASAP and with my lack of wood skills or patients I thought I would take my chances with repair although props to the guys who did it the right way...looks great.
Forum: Upholstery 04-19-2007, 02:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,570
Posted By PE4ME
How is the embroidery going to work? I suppose...

How is the embroidery going to work? I suppose they put the logo on before they staple the skin? I picked up factory skins for BIG bucks and they had no logo or hot pressed logos like the...
Forum: General / Other 04-19-2007, 02:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,270
Posted By PE4ME
Gorilla glue WILL work. I am on my 3rd year with...

Gorilla glue WILL work. I am on my 3rd year with a similar crack.
as stated earlier:
use mineral spirits on the joint
run a few SS screws along where possible, back them out enough to allow...
Forum: Upholstery 04-19-2007, 02:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,967
Posted By PE4ME
I here ya, when I redid my boat it was a learning...

I here ya, when I redid my boat it was a learning process. By the time I was on my last cushion I had developed an "eye" for the process, in fact I ended up redoing some of the ones I thought were...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-19-2007, 02:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 835
Posted By PE4ME
Thanks for the lead, trying to line something up...

Thanks for the lead, trying to line something up before I get home in June. That's a hour and half away from home, actually closer to the cabin...may work out.
Forum: General / Other 04-19-2007, 05:01 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,027
Posted By PE4ME
3 summers on the same impeller, stupid nothing...

3 summers on the same impeller, stupid nothing more than lazyness on my part. Whats worse is I have the new one in the glove box, I have just fallin into the "if it aint broke" deal.
This spring...
Forum: Upholstery 04-19-2007, 04:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,967
Posted By PE4ME
You're the man, to bang those out and sew,...

You're the man, to bang those out and sew, measure and staple yourself...holy smokes. Prior knowledge of the trade? I paid more for the skins alone (94 205) than i would have for a guy to do the...
Forum: Upholstery 04-18-2007, 01:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,967
Posted By PE4ME
Nice work, how many hours do you have in it would...

Nice work, how many hours do you have in it would guess?
Forum: Appearance 04-17-2007, 03:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,801
Posted By PE4ME
I did a lot of this same thing, who what and...

I did a lot of this same thing, who what and where do you look. You are starting in the right spot. I did a 94 205 and had trouble finding those cosmetic type pieces...still. It seems there are no...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-16-2007, 02:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 835
Posted By PE4ME
Agreed, you (Jim) were one of the guys I...

Agreed, you (Jim) were one of the guys I consulted 3 summers ago when I was seeking electrical advise. I think you pointed me to a friend with regards to an ignition module...initially I thought it...
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