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Forum: General / Other 01-22-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5,141
Views: 433,563
Posted By mjdavis
I sanded and the swim step and applied the first...

I sanded and the swim step and applied the first coat of teak oil.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-06-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,499
Posted By mjdavis
Quick summary... My thermostat was bad AND I...

Quick summary... My thermostat was bad AND I needed a new raw water impeller. From observation it wasn't surprising the thermostat was sticking but the impeller looked fine and all vanes were...
Forum: Waterskiing & Barefooting 09-04-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 675
Views: 93,594
Posted By mjdavis
Here's the lazy man's way to barefoot! ...

Here's the lazy man's way to barefoot! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7py17RzzHh0
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-04-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 284
Posted By mjdavis
Silly thermostat question?

When installing a new thermostat in a 351 Indmar, does the pointy end go up or down?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-02-2012, 12:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,499
Posted By mjdavis
I've got good water coming out of both exhaust...

I've got good water coming out of both exhaust ports so I don't think its the impeller. Also, the system seemed to act normal with the exception of occasional sticking of the thermostat that allowed...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-01-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,499
Posted By mjdavis
Thermostat replacement 351 Indmar

Hi guys,

My old thermostat was periodically sticking so I ordered a new one from Skidim. I installed it today and the first time I started the engine the temperature slowly rose all the way up to...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-16-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By mjdavis
Is this the one I want? ...

Is this the one I want? http://www.skidim.com/prodinfo.asp?number=RP026002E
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-16-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By mjdavis
Thermostat sticking?

I have an 89 boat with a 351windsor. It runs great at about 160 degrees or so but occasionally, usually during idle, temp will slowly spike up to 225, the alarm sounds, temp keeps rising and then at...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-26-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,276
Posted By mjdavis
One more question, where can I find the torque...

One more question, where can I find the torque specs for the exhaust system? Or is this unecessary since the manifolds and risers are not load bearing?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-26-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,276
Posted By mjdavis
Perfect, thanks Lumbergh and mayo93prostar. ...

Perfect, thanks Lumbergh and mayo93prostar. That's just what I hoped to hear!
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-26-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,276
Posted By mjdavis
Exhaust manifords and risers

I've got a 1989 boat and a well experienced marine mechanic suggested that it might be time to change out my exhaust manifolds and risers. He said there was evidence that the gaskets between the...
Forum: General / Other 05-28-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By mjdavis
One more question, am I going to be cutting the...

One more question, am I going to be cutting the old wires and splicing the new connections? I can't find a disconnect between the pump and a cable bundle that the wires go into. I don't really want...
Forum: General / Other 05-28-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By mjdavis
I love you guys! The round opening was right...

I love you guys! The round opening was right next to the battery under my jumper cables. I've opened it until now. I always thought the pump was located more starboard and wondered why it wasn't...
Forum: General / Other 05-28-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By mjdavis
Pram, thanks for your reply. There is no opening...

Pram, thanks for your reply. There is no opening or cutout around my drivers seat. I've always wondered about this pump as I heard/felt the pump run... How am I ever going to get to that? Perhaps...
Forum: General / Other 05-28-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By mjdavis
1989 Mastercraft Bilge Pump

My bilge pump quit working this weekend. Its happened before and the reset button on the dash has always fixed it but not this time. Where is the pump located? It seems like it might be under the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-21-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,583
Posted By mjdavis
Palmolive with a bump of the starter works...

Palmolive with a bump of the starter works miracles on this problem!
Forum: For Sale: Boats 05-21-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,722
Posted By mjdavis
Love the pictures of your boat. If I didn't...

Love the pictures of your boat. If I didn't already have an 89 I'd buy it!
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 05-21-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13,955
Views: 3,736,279
Posted By mjdavis
This remains the most inspiring thread on the...

This remains the most inspiring thread on the whole website!
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 54,510
Posted By mjdavis
Thanks for your wake comments guys. Sounds like...

Thanks for your wake comments guys. Sounds like I really need two boats!
Forum: Wakesurfing 05-18-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 26,537
Posted By mjdavis
Awesome pics! Are you at Lake Havasu?

Awesome pics! Are you at Lake Havasu?
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 54,510
Posted By mjdavis
X-25 wake

I've got an old ProStar 190 and am looking at moving to a new X-25. The kids want to wakeboard while I like to slalom. I do like the size of the X-25 and the features.

My question is, what is the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-06-2009, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,297
Posted By mjdavis
Water pump impeller removal

Any tips for removing an old water pump impeller (Johnson 812)? Is it supposed to be really hard to pull out?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 02-19-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 869
Posted By mjdavis
Low RPM water pump squeal

I have a 1989 pro star. In preparation for the season I started it up today. It started and seemed to run fine except for a squeal coming from the water pump at idle. When I raised the RPMs slowly...
Forum: Electrical 07-02-2008, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By mjdavis
I'll find a bigger battery! Thanks.

I'll find a bigger battery! Thanks.
Forum: Electrical 07-02-2008, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By mjdavis
It has points. The last tune-up was in spring...

It has points. The last tune-up was in spring 06. We only put about 30 hours on the boat in 07 and about 20 so far this year. Is it due for a tune-up? Also, is checking out the starter a big...
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