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Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,823
Posted By JohnMC
I've got one of these, 1986 TriStar 220, I like...

I've got one of these, 1986 TriStar 220, I like the layout, good family boat. Holds lots of people in front, nice to share the drivers seat.
Planning to add a tower, haven't achieved a good surf...
Forum: General / Other 06-18-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,692
Posted By JohnMC
I thinking about fabricating a custom lower...

I thinking about fabricating a custom lower bracket, any idea where I can get a existing 1986 lower bracket? Hope the stringers are the same width and I can just install, otherwise it's just a piece...
Forum: General / Other 06-17-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,692
Posted By JohnMC
96919969209692196922 Some photos of the issue

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Some photos of the issue
Forum: General / Other 06-17-2013, 12:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,692
Posted By JohnMC
Shims didn't last long, need a better solution. I...

Shims didn't last long, need a better solution. I took the pole out and measured it at 45" but noticed the bottom has a large section of the OD turned down about 1/8". Also noticed the floor hole...
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,463
Posted By JohnMC
I've got an 1986 TriStar 220 with the 454 Engine,...

I've got an 1986 TriStar 220 with the 454 Engine, looking for the weight of the boat to size a lift, assume it's around 3,000#s, anyone have that data?
Forum: General / Other 10-08-2012, 12:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,692
Posted By JohnMC
Dealer didn't have a service part, they were...

Dealer didn't have a service part, they were trying to shim it, which is what I was thinking too.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-08-2012, 12:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,048
Posted By JohnMC
Yes, Action, in Fenton, I'm looking forward to...

Yes, Action, in Fenton, I'm looking forward to no-issues in the spring so wanted them to check the boat out and find the issues that must be fixed now, so I can budget time & money to fix. They sold...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-07-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,048
Posted By JohnMC
PO said trans fluid was likely never changed, it...

PO said trans fluid was likely never changed, it looked good when I checked. Forward shifts smooth, reverse is a little hard going into gear. I've read that Borg Warner uses more clutch plates when...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-07-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,048
Posted By JohnMC
Dealer found loose rudder box, hopefully this is...

Dealer found loose rudder box, hopefully this is my problem, I'll still send prop out.
Forum: Upholstery 10-07-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,605
Posted By JohnMC
Mctristar, let me know if you get any excessive...

Mctristar, let me know if you get any excessive vibration, I'm told all TroStars vibrate but want to compare
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-04-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,478
Posted By JohnMC
I just sold my 1980 SS PS, now boating a 1986...

I just sold my 1980 SS PS, now boating a 1986 TriStar 220. Very noticeable difference. The TriStar with a 454 and 14x14 prop might already have a 1 1/8 shaft and other PS requirements. I'm going to...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 10-03-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,837
Posted By JohnMC
Sold this boat today, buyer plans to restore. Not...

Sold this boat today, buyer plans to restore. Not his first MC, but first Powerslot. I could tell he was impressed with the hole shot performance. I'm going to miss this boat! Wonder if I can swap...
Forum: Upholstery 09-29-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,605
Posted By JohnMC
Which Jim? @ Viper Customs?

Which Jim?
@ Viper Customs?
Forum: Upholstery 09-28-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,605
Posted By JohnMC
That us a nice boat, with new seats you'll be all...

That us a nice boat, with new seats you'll be all set! I assume your engine ran well?

Dual battery is nice if someone leaves the radio on and battery gets to low to start engine. Or small leak...
Forum: General / Other 09-28-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,692
Posted By JohnMC
I've looked at this again and believe this 1986...

I've looked at this again and believe this 1986 model year TriStar did not use a lower U-bolt, just a base that is part of the hull. I've posted pics in my album, got one to show in this thread too. ...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-26-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,048
Posted By JohnMC
Ok, looking for local prop shop

Ok, looking for local prop shop
Forum: Upholstery 09-26-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,605
Posted By JohnMC
Here is the other boat in CT, I think this is a...

Here is the other boat in CT, I think this is a good deal, just not close enough to me. He has a gray original interior. 250 hours on this boat,
http://nwct.craigslist.org/boa/3237059700.html
Forum: Upholstery 09-26-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,605
Posted By JohnMC
Thank you! I've got Viper quoting some upholstery...

Thank you! I've got Viper quoting some upholstery options. Either repair three seats or the whole boat. If doing the boat there are a lot of options, I'd like to use a more modern style. I'm leaning...
Forum: Upholstery 09-25-2012, 11:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,605
Posted By JohnMC
I posted photos in my Album, not sure how to add...

I posted photos in my Album, not sure how to add them here?
I paid over $6k for the boat, I know there was a similar one in CT for less but I didn't have the time to go look at it. This one is clean,...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 09-25-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,837
Posted By JohnMC
It needs TLC on the gelcoat and other spots too....

It needs TLC on the gelcoat and other spots too. Most 32 year old boast do.
I already reduced the price to $3,500 for the condition and end of season. Compared with others at $6000 that look...
Forum: Team Talk Forum Help- Forum Issues Only 09-25-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 960
Posted By JohnMC
Lets just leave it as is, thank you

Lets just leave it as is, thank you
Forum: For Sale: Boats 09-25-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,837
Posted By JohnMC
In Brighton, Michigan Uploading picks, here is a...

In Brighton, Michigan
Uploading picks, here is a link to Craigslist ad with photos
I'm getting a quote on upholstery if I keep the boat all...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 09-25-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,837
Posted By JohnMC
I've purchased the TriStar, now looking to sell...

I've purchased the TriStar, now looking to sell this speed demon.... kind of sad to sell it
Forum: For Sale: Boats 09-25-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,123
Posted By JohnMC
I purchased a boat, moving discussion to...

I purchased a boat, moving discussion to appropriate topics
Thanks!
Forum: Team Talk Forum Help- Forum Issues Only 09-25-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 960
Posted By JohnMC
I just created a new account, now JohnMC

I just created a new account, now JohnMC
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