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Forum: Ballast 02-12-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,617
Posted By ac505
Nice..... Are you staying at the kenmore...

Nice..... Are you staying at the kenmore lodges/hotel. Are there moorings there too?
Forum: Ballast 02-12-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,617
Posted By ac505
Geordie, the gate looks great. If you ever fancy...

Geordie, the gate looks great. If you ever fancy making one to go on the starboard side, I'd be happy to test it for you :)

Are you heading up north this summer?
Forum: Ballast 02-12-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By ac505
thnx swat, great insight. good point regarding...

thnx swat, great insight. good point regarding the lack of vent of the walkway sac, I was kind of hoping that when it starts collapsing, the aerator would be able to draw the water out thus no need...
Forum: Ballast 02-12-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By ac505
interesting reading the other replies. On my...

interesting reading the other replies. On my setup, the KBG is stock so 3 hoses.
One aerator fills, there is a check valve to stop the water flowing back out.
There is a second aerator to empty,...
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,614
Posted By ac505
Daft question, what's the angle with the...

Daft question, what's the angle with the insurance company? This side of the pond you can't get breakdown insurance on a 14 year old boat. Hope you get it fixed soon, and as iterated by others I...
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,614
Posted By ac505
I've just read through some of the history on...

I've just read through some of the history on this problem. Purely from a statistical standpoint, to have both of your Crank Position Sensors fail, then two additional sets of sensors being non...
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,614
Posted By ac505
Have you tried to source the original parts...

Have you tried to source the original parts outside the U.S.?

Simon at wake and ski in the UK www.wakeandskiboats.co.uk has pretty much has every mastercraft spare part going . He previously ran...
Forum: Ballast 01-15-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By ac505
cheers for the suggestions. As it stands I have...

cheers for the suggestions. As it stands I have the standard two aerator pumps on the KGB, one fills from the transom thru hole, one empties on the starboard side below the gunwale.
I've never been...
Forum: Ballast 01-15-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By ac505
I'm running that way presently, driven by the...

I'm running that way presently, driven by the aerator. Bit of a pain in the ***, the KGB collapses then causes flow from the walkway bag to drop considerably. If I tee the supply then each bag has a...
Forum: Ballast 01-15-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By ac505
Ballast system tweaks for 2000 Xstar

hi all, just about to start on a few winter ballast mods on the boat if I can bring myself to working outside.......

Anyway, as background, I have an '00 Xstar, with:

450 ballast bag in each rear...
Forum: General Discussion 01-14-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 993
Posted By ac505
I've got the baby brother to the 4.2 engine in my...

I've got the baby brother to the 4.2 engine in my Audi , the 3.0 Tdi. The new version of the 3.0 Tdi is a bi-turbo around 310ps, 5.3 to 60 and averaging 40+ mpg. Amazing figures. Anyway, back on...
Forum: General Discussion 01-04-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,663
Posted By ac505
NICE. I've driven the Golf R, pretty similar to...

NICE. I've driven the Golf R, pretty similar to the RS3 I guess, amazing little car. I just ordered a new car, almost went for an S1 but with sensible hat on I bought a GTD Golf. I'm sure I'll...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-18-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By ac505
Well spotted Kevin!

Well spotted Kevin!
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-18-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By ac505
Would this starter fit in a 2000 5.7 TBI?

Morning all,

Does this look to be a starter from a 5.7 Chevy block? The owner doesn't have any model numbers, details etc over and above it was for his '94 Mastercraft with Chevy.

I'm not aware of...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 12-18-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 227
Posted By ac505
Forum: Ballast 09-28-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 755
Posted By ac505
2 x 450 lb sacs in the rear lockers KGB 400lb sac...

2 x 450 lb sacs in the rear lockers
KGB
400lb sac in walkway
300 lbs lead distributed under the helm, by the battery and in the bow locker
150 lbs lead in port rear locker to flatten the boat out to...
Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3,472
Views: 442,137
Posted By ac505
we've been having some amazing end of season...

we've been having some amazing end of season weather here.http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/picture.php?albumid=920&pictureid=6726...
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,716
Posted By ac505
wetsuits are a must here. I find the European...

wetsuits are a must here. I find the European brands such as Sola as the longest lasting. I would never touch Pryde again (although I am still partial to their sails...) Oneill is the best in my...
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,572
Posted By ac505
The prop strut bushes can be a little stiff on...

The prop strut bushes can be a little stiff on these boats so make sure the bushes are wet before you try to spin the prop. My prop is hard to turn when dry but when it comes out the water it spins...
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,572
Posted By ac505
The transmission whine sounds pretty much the...

The transmission whine sounds pretty much the same as my boat, I wouldn't be concerned.

I have the low rpm ball bearing noise, however haven't changed the oil over to 15/40 yet, a winter layup job.
Forum: Appearance 09-06-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,031
Posted By ac505
Without a doubt, grind it. I used a carbide...

Without a doubt, grind it.

I used a carbide dremel bit doing some similar work on my boat. Search my posts and you should find it. The dremel opened it up to a nice U shape, made repair very easy....
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By ac505
The cover is very good, water beads etc. the...

The cover is very good, water beads etc. the problem being that the cover is in direct contact with the sun deck so no matter how good the cover is, water will get through. I might try and put some...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By ac505
The dreaded pink vinyl, and layup suggestions

I normally keep the old XStar under a temporary shelter with boat boat cover on too Unfortunately the shelter isn't quite long enough to fully protect the bow and stern and given our lovely Scottish...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-30-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 827
Posted By ac505
As you say it was sucked in, I would guess the...

As you say it was sucked in, I would guess the engine was running. It has probably already been injested and melted or sliced into tiny pieces and exited through your exhaust.

Personally, I...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 08-16-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 751
Posted By ac505
If it's minor, why not have a go yourself. If you...

If it's minor, why not have a go yourself. If you take your time, it really is pretty simple. I had to do a few repairs on my star a few months ago, received an astronomical quote for repairs, I...
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