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Forum: Engine / Drive Train Yesterday, 02:43 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By FrankSchwab
uh, no. There may be an audible gear whine from...

uh, no.

There may be an audible gear whine from the transmission, but nothing that could be described as a "squeal". Are you doing this in the water, or out?
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 02-24-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,754
Posted By FrankSchwab
I agree with you - but with all that noise, how...

I agree with you - but with all that noise, how could you possibly hear if the transmission sounds like it's full of rocks, or the flex plate is banging, or if there's lifter noise? What could you...
Forum: Underwater Running Gear 02-24-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,754
Posted By FrankSchwab
Post 3 in this thread...

Post 3 in this thread (http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=65439) has a great picture showing the drive system and the various names that you'll become accustomed to.

And I agree...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 02-19-2015, 12:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 775
Posted By FrankSchwab
Yup - Perfect alignment doesn't mean the shaft...

Yup - Perfect alignment doesn't mean the shaft goes directly through the center of the shaft log, just that the propshaft is perfectly straight from strut to transmission coupling and doesn't hit...
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 754
Posted By FrankSchwab
Propping is a bit of an art; getting help from an...

Propping is a bit of an art; getting help from an expert would be a good thing.

Buy the boat, run it for awhile, see what you're really using it for then call the experts for advice on a new one if...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 02-17-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 775
Posted By FrankSchwab
Ooohh, I like that picture Tim. Describes it...

Ooohh, I like that picture Tim. Describes it excellently.

Yeah, I'm going with Curver - likely a bent strut, hopefully the driveshaft is still straight.

Take a photo from about 10' back from the...
Forum: General / Other 02-14-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 528
Posted By FrankSchwab
I haven't had to re-do mine, so I don't know if...

I haven't had to re-do mine, so I don't know if the tube comes with the cable or not. Prostar Slalom above thinks it comes with the cable. If you're gonna get a new one, don't worry about this...
Forum: General / Other 02-14-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 528
Posted By FrankSchwab
Grease is the right answer; you just have to...

Grease is the right answer; you just have to understand how the tube works.

When you turn the wheel to fully extend the steering cable, there's a lot of empty space in the tube. If you grease the...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 02-10-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By FrankSchwab
There should be a weep hole in the rudder box...

There should be a weep hole in the rudder box below the hull. When you pump in grease up above, this is where it's supposed to come out. With time and lack of maintenance, this will plug up and...
Forum: General / Other 02-06-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By FrankSchwab
Search the forum for "saturated foam" - you'll...

Search the forum for "saturated foam" - you'll find plenty of threads.

Yes, it's common to have the underfloor foam filled with water. No, it doesn't cause any huge problems - except it adds a lot...
Forum: For Sale: Parts & Accessories 02-04-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,758
Posted By FrankSchwab
I was just looking for the Pylon. How much are...

I was just looking for the Pylon. How much are you asking for it?
Forum: For Sale: Parts & Accessories 02-03-2015, 12:48 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,758
Posted By FrankSchwab
Saw a number of people asking about the ski pylon...

Saw a number of people asking about the ski pylon - if you still have it I'd be interested in doing a deal.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 02-03-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,462
Posted By FrankSchwab
Had a friend who laid up his boat for 4 or 5...

Had a friend who laid up his boat for 4 or 5 years - his approach followed all the advice here, but he added the step of pulling the valve covers and pouring some fresh oil over the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 891
Posted By FrankSchwab
An interesting older thread...

An interesting older thread (http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=2491) indicates that Indmar did ship a 285 HP, HO Ford 351, but it probably pre-dated your boat. Maybe they shipped...
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 891
Posted By FrankSchwab
First of all, the distributor is on the rear of...

First of all, the distributor is on the rear of the engine (note that the engine is mounted with the front towards the stern), which I believe indicates a Chevy engine.
The Valve covers and Intake...
Forum: Trailers 01-26-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,436
Posted By FrankSchwab
Yours isn't that different from mine, and I have...

Yours isn't that different from mine, and I have a single-axle trailer also.

How old are the tires? If more than 5 years, you may want to consider new ones as good insurance.

Do the brakes work? ...
Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 891
Posted By FrankSchwab
Smaller engines than the LT1 / LTR were standard...

Smaller engines than the LT1 / LTR were standard in the states. In '98, the MX-Plus was offered at about 308 HP as the base engine; the LT1 was an optional upgrade. In '99, perhaps the MCX was...
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By FrankSchwab
exactly the same color scheme as mine - although...

exactly the same color scheme as mine - although the bow looks shorter than it actually is in that photo.

The Maristar's made a major hull change in '98 - prior to that, the swim deck was integrated...
Forum: For Sale: Parts & Accessories 01-15-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 886
Posted By FrankSchwab
I held off commenting as long as I could, but...

I held off commenting as long as I could, but JohnnyB pushed me over the edge. Glad it was received in good humor.

I laughed because I have one of those too but I could never get it to work for me....
Forum: For Sale: Parts & Accessories 01-15-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 886
Posted By FrankSchwab
Ah, but then you have to hacksaw the handle off...

Ah, but then you have to hacksaw the handle off yourself. Never underestimate the cost of labor.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 01-11-2015, 12:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,764
Posted By FrankSchwab
Actually, you can get in pretty cheap - you can...

Actually, you can get in pretty cheap - you can get an aftermarket receiver that goes under your existing cover for about $10...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 01-10-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,764
Posted By FrankSchwab
I've got an S5, but that's more related to work...

I've got an S5, but that's more related to work than anything (we make both the touchscreen controller for it as well as the fingerprint sensor).

It's nice that you don't have to worry about screen...
Forum: General Discussion 01-09-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 836
Posted By FrankSchwab
I agree with Shaun - put in some brass freeze...

I agree with Shaun - put in some brass freeze plugs and go skiing.

You've got a '94 Prostar that weighs almost nothing - chances are, unless you're planning on pulling pyramids, you could put a V-6...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-03-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 745
Posted By FrankSchwab
Early dripless seals didn't have the water hose....

Early dripless seals didn't have the water hose. The problem that turned up was that in some boats you could end up with a large bubble of air under the boat around the shaft log (with, say,...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-02-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 745
Posted By FrankSchwab
Here's...

Here's (http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/stuffing_box) the authoritative (IMHO) guide to repacking the stuffing box.

If you're going to do it yourself, these ...
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