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Forum: Trailers 09-06-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,600
Posted By bartman
Had the same problem because we didn't use the...

Had the same problem because we didn't use the lever to deactivate the surge brakes when backing up. Everything locked up until I pulled forward and released the brakes, used the release, and backed...
Forum: Find A Pull / Give a Pull 07-07-2012, 12:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,497
Posted By bartman
Can't make it tomorrow, Dave, but if you go out...

Can't make it tomorrow, Dave, but if you go out next Saturday, I should be good to go!!
Forum: Find A Pull / Give a Pull 07-03-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,497
Posted By bartman
Jersey Dave - I am out for this weekend, but I...

Jersey Dave - I am out for this weekend, but I would LOVE to come down and check out the xStar. Let me know the next time you have room for an extra body! I may even bring the boat down. Let's get...
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1,569
Views: 189,189
Posted By bartman
My 14 year old son - about the 3rd time on the...

My 14 year old son - about the 3rd time on the wakeboard (I was driving, not taking the pix!) and my7 year old with her cousin (For the record, I HATE tubing and tubers, but I do give in once in a...
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,908
Posted By bartman
LOL!!! That would be like the doctor dangling a...

LOL!!! That would be like the doctor dangling a newborn by the cord and handing it off to the nurse!
Forum: Find A Pull / Give a Pull 07-01-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,497
Posted By bartman
Sounds like a plan Dave - Let me look at the...

Sounds like a plan Dave - Let me look at the schedules. I may be away next weekend in W. PA, but let's definitely do that.

Back in the day, I spent a lot of time in the course, and did some...
Forum: Find A Pull / Give a Pull 07-01-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,497
Posted By bartman
NJ - Boat without skiers!

I have been heading up to Hopatcong, but I have been mostly a chauffeur. Dragging the kids around, getting them started on wakeboarding. But I would love to find someone to go with me for some...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-26-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5,051
Views: 896,758
Posted By bartman
Doors off so you can direct more horsepower to...

Doors off so you can direct more horsepower to the towing?!? I have an '07 Wrangler and I use it to pull my '95 Prostar 190. It can be an adventure. I am thinking that it is time for the newest...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-17-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By bartman
Thanks All! I will try to secure the connection...

Thanks All! I will try to secure the connection for a short term solution. And Hewlett - I sent you a message - if we can work something out, I would love to get the part so that i can do this...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-15-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By bartman
Fuel Pump Electrical Connection - '95 LT-1

I have a '95 Prostar 190 with the LT-1 in it. The plastic clip that connects the wiring harness to the top of the fuel pump no longer stays connected and the pump will only run if you are applying...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-28-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,658
Posted By bartman
I used a light last night, and likely will again...

I used a light last night, and likely will again tonight, to keep it above freezing, but I will uncover and winterize on Sunday. I was really hoping to have one more day on the water, but it isn't...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-27-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,658
Posted By bartman
Silly question, but this is my first inboard... ...

Silly question, but this is my first inboard... How do i drain my heat exchanger? Are there drain plugs on the heat exchanger?

By the way, Dave, I stopped by the launch in Bordentown on my way...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-27-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,658
Posted By bartman
Getting Cold and I haven't winterized

OK, so it is going down to 32 over night tonight, and down to 27 Saturday morning.

Late this summer, I bought a '95 Prostar with the LT-1 and a closed cooling system. I was planning to do my...
Forum: MasterCraft In Your Area 10-07-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 629
Posted By bartman
Thanks Dave! Looks like a great weekend ahead. ...

Thanks Dave! Looks like a great weekend ahead. I stopped by Hopatcong on my way home from Syracuse today dip my toe in the water. Still pretty decent. While a bit chilly, certainly no wet suit...
Forum: MasterCraft In Your Area 10-05-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 629
Posted By bartman
NJ (Hopatcong or Budd Lake) water temps

Anybody know where to find out the water temperatures at Hopatcong or Budd Lake? I am not ready to give up for the season, but I want to make sure that those going with me can either handle the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-04-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,665
Posted By bartman
I hear you! The only thing that I can think of...

I hear you! The only thing that I can think of is that the '95 Prostar without the LT-1 runs (I believe) a 180 degree thermostat. Maybe he didn't think it through far enough when I was in looking...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-28-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,759
Posted By bartman
The only thing I tell those guys who tell me...

The only thing I tell those guys who tell me about throwing money away on a boat is that their invitation to join me just got delayed by about 3 months... That usually shuts them up!
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-27-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,665
Posted By bartman
Less boat traffic? I was at Hopatcong on Sunday...

Less boat traffic? I was at Hopatcong on Sunday - I guess it was less than summer boat traffic, but it was still a bit busy! Looking forward to teaching my kids the art of wakeboarding... ...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-25-2011, 12:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,665
Posted By bartman
Thought I would put some closure to this for my...

Thought I would put some closure to this for my problem, since we never heard back from Sammy! 95 Prostar with LT-1. After eliminating fuel problems, The folks at Flash Marina ran it on the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-22-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,665
Posted By bartman
Jorski - you nailed it. Turns out whoever...

Jorski - you nailed it. Turns out whoever replaced the 160 thermostat replaced it with a 180. Trying to track one down before this weekend so that I can get out there and see if that really solves...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-22-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,665
Posted By bartman
Interesting, Thanks! The shop didn't seem...

Interesting, Thanks! The shop didn't seem concerned about the temp at 180, maybe they missed that it was an LT-1 when we were talking. I am heading up there in a bit to talk to them. I will talk...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-22-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,665
Posted By bartman
Update... The boat is at Flash Marina and they...

Update... The boat is at Flash Marina and they have recreated the problem, run it on the computer and they have no new information for me except that they are calling for technical support :-( ...
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 45,048
Posted By bartman
That's easy!!! The Coast Guard determines...

That's easy!!! The Coast Guard determines capacity with the following formula...
Length * Width / 15. That is the person capacity. Weight is done assuming 150 pounds per person.

I can see 9 in...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-17-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,665
Posted By bartman
I looked at the manual I found online for the...

I looked at the manual I found online for the PS190 and I thought it said normal temp was between 170 and 195. Normal Oil Pressure at idle is between 7 and 30 PSI. In fact, the MC Dealer...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-16-2011, 11:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,665
Posted By bartman
Update!!! No better - Still not able to run past...

Update!!! No better - Still not able to run past 2100 RPMs.

I replaced the impeller, fuel filter, drained and cleaned the tank, checked the screen in the tank. Put the boat in the water tonight...
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