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Forum: Towers 01-20-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Believe it to be '88 as mine is painted also. '89...

Believe it to be '88 as mine is painted also. '89 models 'should' have the rope-saver feature.

quote: "drschemel: If it were me, I would polish the area silver where the rope rubs and powder coat...
Forum: Towers 01-06-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,620
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Not the same type of tower as yours, but you...

Not the same type of tower as yours, but you might want to check out this long thread from Scott023 where he powder coated his tower black (along with a bunch of other work), somewhere around page 30...
Forum: General Discussion 01-06-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,068
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Well, not quite. Intriguing question and also...

Well, not quite.
Intriguing question and also hard to believe as I'm in Florida where it seems boats are everywhere, especially on weekends I'm out boating. I had to search a bit but the all knowing...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 12-22-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,122
Posted By MikeyOrange88
I hope that replacing the exhaust hoses (riser to...

I hope that replacing the exhaust hoses (riser to muffler) is in the plans as the one in the picture doesn't seem to be the correct material (thickness). If you can get a kink in a section that...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-17-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,458
Posted By MikeyOrange88
^^^^ I should have added 'when it is running in...

^^^^ I should have added 'when it is running in the water.' The intent of the fake-a-lake or a hose connection is to mimic the conditions of having the boat in the water, so that it can be...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-16-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,458
Posted By MikeyOrange88
are you sure that you are getting plenty of water...

are you sure that you are getting plenty of water out of the exhaust? Not sure what to make of that. As you are probably aware, if no water reaches the water temperature sending unit it will not read...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-14-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,458
Posted By MikeyOrange88
The garden hose fitting is first in line (12" up...

The garden hose fitting is first in line (12" up from the bottom of the boat intake fitting), then the transmission cooler, then a fairly long section of hose to the front of the engine which is...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-14-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,458
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Sounds like you still may have an underlying...

Sounds like you still may have an underlying issue to me (pulling air from somewhere?). I have the simple garden attachment plumbed into the line, before the transmission cooler, 12" off the bottom...
Forum: Upholstery 12-07-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,201
Posted By MikeyOrange88
......how much carpet you used? Well, I've go a...

......how much carpet you used?

Well, I've go a closed bow that I carpeted all the way to the bow, but for what it's worth:
I bought an 8.5' width, 19' long for the main side pieces. Another piece...
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,123
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Perhaps they are trying (or had it suggested to...

Perhaps they are trying (or had it suggested to them) to respect the trademark/copyright.:(
Forum: Upholstery 12-03-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,201
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Mine was the original, and the glue appeared to...

Mine was the original, and the glue appeared to be a light spray contact cement type. I didn't attempt to remove all of it, although I used some Goof-off type cleaner on a rag to wipe some of it off....
Forum: Upholstery 12-03-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,201
Posted By MikeyOrange88
I would definitely do the carpet while everything...

I would definitely do the carpet while everything is out, especially since it's winter and you'll have time to do it bit by bit. It does take some time due to the number of panels, etc. It is also a...
Forum: What is this boat worth? 11-20-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,923
Posted By MikeyOrange88
You're referring to no-wood stringers, right? I'm...

You're referring to no-wood stringers, right? I'm still unclear as to whether or not there is an exact way to know if it has wood stringers or not. I've read different things as to the timing of the...
Forum: What is this boat worth? 11-20-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,923
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Mint S&S's

I'm certainly not an expert on the S&S, so please correct as needed. I've been eyeing another '85 sand/red S&S, 770 hrs., that is in the Free, Ebay....etc thread, post #11420 (Tampa Craiglist, still...
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By MikeyOrange88
^^^^ Probably not specific to Tristars only, but...

^^^^
Probably not specific to Tristars only, but I know mine shags pretty good when 'just in gear', and my idle speed is set correctly. I've even had the marine patrol give me hand signals to slow...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 11-10-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 11,817
Views: 1,507,336
Posted By MikeyOrange88
In case anyone else is interested, I posed some...

In case anyone else is interested, I posed some additional questions on the above listed '84 sand/red stars and stripes.

Questions I asked via e-mail:

"Is it red metal flake gelcoat? difficult to...
Forum: Trailers 11-06-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Maybe out of Business isn't the correct term....

Maybe out of Business isn't the correct term. Believe they were either bought out, spun off or otherwise changed to Axalta (axaltacs.com). Not sure what the availability of the paint products is,...
Forum: For Sale: Parts & Accessories 11-06-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By MikeyOrange88
My '88 rear seat bottom goes straight across....

My '88 rear seat bottom goes straight across. Other years had a indent in the middle behind the motor box. If it is the straight one, I'd be interested.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-14-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Rustoleum Engine Enamel, Gloss Black is what I...

Rustoleum Engine Enamel, Gloss Black is what I used to paint heads, intake, risers, and several miscellaneous items like alt. spacers, fuel line, etc. that were off the engine. Also spritzed it on...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-12-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 739
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Yes, it appears that the previous owner cut in a...

Yes, it appears that the previous owner cut in a T to connect a hose to. I put one in mine between the intake grate at bottom of boat and the transmission cooler. Yours looks like it is in the line...
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,742
Posted By MikeyOrange88
I've had a recurring dream that goes something...

I've had a recurring dream that goes something like that, and I bet others as well.
With Craigslist, The old saying, "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is" keeps popping into my head....
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 10-03-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,302
Posted By MikeyOrange88
Electric Choke?

From one of the motor pictures, I don't see where the electric choke (starboard side of carb.) is hooked up. Should be a purple 12v wire connected to it. When cold and not keyed on, the front...
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,528
Posted By MikeyOrange88
118599 Maybe he's a Jaguar's fan, although I'm...

118599

Maybe he's a Jaguar's fan, although I'm not sure why.
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,766
Posted By MikeyOrange88
We quickly learn where NOT to stand, don't we.:)

We quickly learn where NOT to stand, don't we.:)
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,766
Posted By MikeyOrange88
After the days outing, cleaning up the boat in my...

After the days outing, cleaning up the boat in my driveway, toweling it off, etc., trying to beat a rainstorm. Ahh, just in time, I'll back it into the garage. Damn......., forgot to take the flyhigh...
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