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Forum: General / Other 12-30-2015, 03:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,869
Posted By T-Rager
I'm saying that just getting onto the platform...

I'm saying that just getting onto the platform from the water is a struggle. I feel like a walrus trying to wiggle my way onto a rock. My previous boat had a grab bar and getting out of the water...
Forum: General / Other 12-28-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,869
Posted By T-Rager
I have your Option 1 sitting on my desk next to...

I have your Option 1 sitting on my desk next to me. The MasterCraft part number is 550415. I purchased it recently for my 2004 PS197 from Great Lakes Skipper. The GLS part number is...
Forum: Trailers 11-09-2015, 03:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,048
Posted By T-Rager
I use a thin kerf carbide cutting wheel to grind...

I use a thin kerf carbide cutting wheel to grind a thin slot into end of the carriage bolts. I then use a straight screw driver to keep the bolts from turning while I wrench the nuts off. This...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 08-12-2015, 02:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,936
Posted By T-Rager
This boat sold today. Thanks for your kind...

This boat sold today. Thanks for your kind comments.
Forum: For Sale: Boats 08-05-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,936
Posted By T-Rager
FS: 1990 ProStar 190

This boat was purchased at the 1990 Seattle Boat Show and has the reversed color scheme. It is in excellent condition. The gel coat is shiny and is wiped down after every use. The vinyl upholstery...
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,514
Posted By T-Rager
Don't forget that the electric choke consumes...

Don't forget that the electric choke consumes considerable current when the ignition is on.
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 02-05-2015, 03:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,014
Posted By T-Rager
This is what SkiBoatCovers.com recommends for...

This is what SkiBoatCovers.com recommends for their covers.

If the picture doesn't appear, the product is 303 High Tech Fabric Guard Water Repellent. It works great for me.
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,112
Posted By T-Rager
The Sammy Duvall MCX has chrome valve covers, at...

The Sammy Duvall MCX has chrome valve covers, at least on the 2004 197 version.
Forum: Storage / Winterization 11-01-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,788
Posted By T-Rager
I ski all year around here in Washington and...

I ski all year around here in Washington and store my boat outside. I installed the SkiDim ball valves in the block and exhaust manifolds several years ago and plumbed them into a common drain hose....
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-11-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,684
Posted By T-Rager
Have you tested the compression? Could be broken...

Have you tested the compression? Could be broken valve spring or misadjusted rocker arm.
Forum: General Discussion 08-05-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 650
Posted By T-Rager
A broken rocker arm doesn't necessitate an engine...

A broken rocker arm doesn't necessitate an engine rebuild/replacement. Was there additional damage to a piston, cylinder wall or head? You need way more information that you are giving us.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-13-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By T-Rager
I agree. It looks like detonation. I wouldn't...

I agree. It looks like detonation. I wouldn't be surprised to see a hole in one or both
pistons.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-31-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 966
Posted By T-Rager
With the carburetor off, use a straight edge to...

With the carburetor off, use a straight edge to validate that the base is not warped. I've seen this numerous times over the years.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-22-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,115
Posted By T-Rager
For most of these engines a .060 overbore is...

For most of these engines a .060 overbore is safe. I have seen 351W blocks bored out .100 and stand up to the rigors of drag racing. But each engine is slightly different because of casting...
Forum: Appearance 03-26-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,170
Posted By T-Rager
Less is more. No bulls eye.

Less is more. No bulls eye.
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 28,230
Posted By T-Rager
Here's a simply way to improve the performance of...

Here's a simply way to improve the performance of CARB gas cans. Works for me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lcnwdIYEfI
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 02-09-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,352
Posted By T-Rager
This whole thread seems to have gone open loop. ...

This whole thread seems to have gone open loop. The observation is that the engine oil "looks like Baileys Irish Cream". This level of evidence is not sufficient to judge that the engine needs to...
Forum: General / Other 12-11-2013, 02:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,484
Posted By T-Rager
Heater. Used much more frequently.

Heater. Used much more frequently.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-08-2013, 12:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,188
Posted By T-Rager
4160 doesn't have throttle body.

4160 doesn't have throttle body.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 11-30-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,010
Posted By T-Rager
I would perform a compression test. I suspect a...

I would perform a compression test. I suspect a valve-related problem. Perhaps a weak or broken valve spring.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-12-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,610
Posted By T-Rager
Be sure to check the plug wires as well.

Be sure to check the plug wires as well.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-20-2013, 12:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By T-Rager
That the accelerator pump discharge check needle....

That the accelerator pump discharge check needle. It is item #82 in the parts diagram. It installs in the pump discharge channel beneath the pump discharge nozzles.
Forum: Appearance 06-19-2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 46,670
Posted By T-Rager
Gweaver, I too would like an 90 ProStar dash...

Gweaver, I too would like an 90 ProStar dash panel set.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 02-23-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,381
Posted By T-Rager
My experience with PSS is the same as gotta_ski. ...

My experience with PSS is the same as gotta_ski. I installed mine on my ProStar over 10 years ago. No drips, no problems, clean bilge.
Forum: Electrical 01-20-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,915
Posted By T-Rager
Here is a 100 Amp upgrade kit that should work...

Here is a 100 Amp upgrade kit that should work for you.

http://www.skidim.com/prodinfo.asp?number=RF097009A
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