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Forum: Wanted to Buy 10-29-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 81
Posted By caffn8r
WTB Driver seat for 87-91 PS190

Iím looking for an original style driverís seat for an 87 Prostar 190. Or any suggestions on finding one thatís really close to it.

Thanks!
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-22-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By caffn8r
Boat only starts with the neutral knob in

My 87 PS190 will only start with the neutral knob pushed in. It just started doing this. I donít think this is a very safe condition. Has any one else experienced this? What do I do to fix it?
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 09-16-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,092
Posted By caffn8r
Update! Well, the boat has been in running order...

Update! Well, the boat has been in running order for a few weeks now. I've had a few problems, but so far nothing too major. My new Arco starter suddenly quit working but I called them and they...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 08-21-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,092
Posted By caffn8r
Thanks jayR! I had found a different thread, but...

Thanks jayR! I had found a different thread, but it was very similar. Seems to be a common issue on the older boats. Anyway, I basically did the same thing everyone else did, popped off the old log,...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 08-17-2018, 05:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,174
Posted By caffn8r
Great job, so far! Bringing an old boat back to...

Great job, so far! Bringing an old boat back to life is definitely a labor of love. Your carb looks very serviceable, I would suggest sending it to forum member thatsmrmastercraft for a rebuild. Mine...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 08-16-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,092
Posted By caffn8r
Help!!

The boat is leaking around the area where the shaft enters into the hull. See pictures. When I look underneath, I can see up into the inside of the hull and the underside of the shaft plate. Should...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-06-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By caffn8r
Idle issue

I'm sure this has been asked before, but a fairly intensive search of the forum did not quite cover my issue. I have an 87 prostar with the 351 and a Holley carb. I bought the boat in fairly poor...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 08-05-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,092
Posted By caffn8r
The promised pictures of my Jethro Faked a Lake!...

The promised pictures of my Jethro Faked a Lake! HAHAHAHA!
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 08-05-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,092
Posted By caffn8r
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Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 08-05-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,092
Posted By caffn8r
Sorry for the hiatus, as much as I would love to...

Sorry for the hiatus, as much as I would love to work on my boat all day, real work got in the way. However, in the last week I have managed to do a bunch of work. As I mentioned before, she actually...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 07-30-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,092
Posted By caffn8r
It's not too hard to remove, but it is a bit of a...

It's not too hard to remove, but it is a bit of a pain in the rear. Waterlogged is correct, and I would use his suggestions. Mine had to come out because of the amount of sludge and varnish in the...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 07-29-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,092
Posted By caffn8r
After an all weekend thrash, I turned the key...

After an all weekend thrash, I turned the key today and...Drumroll please...she FIRED!! I don't know that I've ever been so glad to hear that sound! Once again, I did more work than picture taking...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 07-29-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 823
Posted By caffn8r
I thought mine was rough! Wow, my hat is off to...

I thought mine was rough! Wow, my hat is off to you! Your hard work will pay off and you will have a beautiful boat. Keep your chin up!
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 07-26-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,092
Posted By caffn8r
I will finish wrapping up all the loose ends when...

I will finish wrapping up all the loose ends when it stops raining. I need to secure the blower hose, put the fuel tank hold down pieces on, etc... It seems the work is never actually done!
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 07-26-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,092
Posted By caffn8r
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Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 07-26-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,092
Posted By caffn8r
Took a break for a week and went on vacation with...

Took a break for a week and went on vacation with my first mate! Happy 25th! So, Iím back on the boat and since itís been raining every day here, i did more work than picture taking. So, I took pics...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 07-19-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,696
Posted By caffn8r
Awesome! I love when hard work pays off. Nice...

Awesome! I love when hard work pays off. Nice boat!
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 07-17-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,092
Posted By caffn8r
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Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 07-17-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,092
Posted By caffn8r
Well, it finally turned into sunny central...

Well, it finally turned into sunny central Florida again! Just have our normal mid afternoon shower to dodge now, so I have been hammering away at the boat and got quite a bit of stuff done. I will...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 07-13-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,092
Posted By caffn8r
If there was such a thing as a boat proctologist,...

If there was such a thing as a boat proctologist, I would be overqualified. I have been in the rear end of this boat for waaaaay too long! Today I replaced the rear tie down point hardware. The...
Forum: Electrical 07-13-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 196
Posted By caffn8r
Awesome, thank you. That’s what I needed to know.

Awesome, thank you. That’s what I needed to know.
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 07-13-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,092
Posted By caffn8r
As I have been working my way through the...

As I have been working my way through the restoration of my Ď87 PS190, I discovered that I need to replace the metal fuel fill deck fitting. I have read on several sites that it must have a ďbondĒ...
Forum: Electrical 07-13-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 196
Posted By caffn8r
Bonding/ground wire for fuel fill fitting question?

As I have been working my way through the restoration of my Ď87 PS190, I discovered that I need to replace the metal fuel fill deck fitting. I have read on several sites that it must have a ďbondĒ...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 07-12-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,092
Posted By caffn8r
Also, a huge shoutout to thatsmrmastercraft! My...

Also, a huge shoutout to thatsmrmastercraft! My carb came back today looking great! I canít wait to bolt it on and fire her up!
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Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 07-12-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,092
Posted By caffn8r
I know it seem like Iím jumping all over the...

I know it seem like Iím jumping all over the place, but I promise there is method to my madness! I have ordered a BOATload of parts and while Iím waiting on their arrival, I am doing all the so...
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